This Avengers-style espionage thriller from 1968 appears to be too obscure to have made it to DVD thus far. Don't hold your breath: I saw it on 16mm. Kate o'Mara plays a Russian dancer who is the latest in a series of mysterious kidnappings by "the other side". Certain Mysterious Things then happen, starting in London and then moving with the kidnapping to Amsterdam. The London sequences are typically entertaining late-Swinging Sixties, with ridiculously furnished, lurid apartments, an improbable art gallery and (yay!) the required groovy go-go party. Most of the men wear Carnaby Street suits and drink Scotch, except the thugs who of course have to make do with overalls and roll neck sweaters. All the women have fabulous bouffant wigs. Everyone smokes. There are lots of unintentionally hilarious lines and vague references to deprogramming, "The Party" and "In my country we have a saying..." often delivered in cod Russian accents. And we get several fight sequences with boxes, barrels, tyres and lots of Thwack! Bam! action shot from kooky camera angles.
We enjoyed this movie a lot, and would recommend it to fans of the campy late-Sixties Avengers genre. Good fun.
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