A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as Lektor. Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil SPECTRE organization discovers it first. Whilst being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, whilst each SPECTRE agent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald 'Red' Grant and ex-KGB agent Rosa Klebb who knows all the tricks in the books and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe! Written by
In the first appearance of the Ernst Stavro Blofeld villain character in a James Bond movie. His part is uncredited in the credits, which are attributed to a question mark. Dawson had previously appeared in Dr. No (1962) as Professor Dent and again would return as Blofeld in Thunderball (1965). He is the only actor to have ever played Blofeld more than once. The voice of Blofeld in this film was dubbed by an uncredited Eric Pohlmann. See more »
While Q is showing 007 the gimmicked briefcase, one of the bottom buttons on Q's overcoat is buttoned up. But as he finishes showing 007 the items, the button is undone. See more »
[after Grant kills a look-a-like Bond]
Exactly one minute, fifty-two seconds. That's excellent.
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The actor in the role of Ernst Blofeld is credited as "?". See more »
Bond number 2: mad helicopters, train fist-fights and romance
International criminal organization SPECTER starts a skirmish between British and Russian secret agents to capture/protect a precious decoding device, planing to play one side against the other and get hold of the device itself.
Bond's second screen outing perfected the formula's ingredients while being the most realistic and grounded of his adventures. "From Russia with Love" isn't only vintage Bond for introducing key components such as Desmond Lwelyn's Q, SPECTER mastermind Bloffield (cult phenomenon and the model for Austin Powers' Dr Evil and Insepctor Gadget's Dr Claw), while perfecting the Bond character (played to a tee by Connery). It is a cracking cold war thriller in its own right when most Bond films classify as action/adventure films.
The lean and mean aspect serves the film well in its numerous set-pieces, from the Hitchcockian helicopter chase to the famous train fist-fight. Very helpful are Daniela Bianchi as a touching woman finding herself way out of her depth and Robert Shaw as the ruthless assassin Red Grant.
"From Russia with Love" is up there with the very best of Bond in that it keeps growing on you with repeated viewings. Another home run for agent 007!
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