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.
When an American space capsule is swallowed up by what they believe to be a Russian spaceship, World War III nearly breaks out. The British Government, however, suspect that other powers are at work as the space craft went down near Japan. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is the force behind the theft, as James Bond discovers, but its motives are far from clear, and he must first find out where the captured space capsule is held before America and Russia initiate another world war.Written by
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In order to gain some measure of authenticity for the team of stuntmen who would double as Ninja in the climactic battle in the volcano, the producers enlisted the help of Japan's only practicing Ninja master, thirty-four-year-old Masaaki Hatsumi, who had inherited the tradition from his then retired teacher Toshitsugu Takamatsu. Takamatsu and Hatsumi had advised during the production of the first two of the Japanese "Shinobi No Mono" Ninja Assassins series of movies produced in Japan between 1962 and 1966, and not only did this movie provide an opportunity for Hatsumi to give more credibility to the Ninja characters, but also allowed him a few brief moments of screentime aboard Tiger Tanaka's private train, as he interrupts Bond and Tanaka's Sake discussion to announce that the photographs are ready for viewing. See more »
At the end of the pre-credits sequence, just after Bond is "assassinated", there are bullet holes visible through the bottom of the bed. The bed is dropped back down and Bond is "dead". In the padded section behind where Bond would have been when the bed was upright, there are several bullet holes visible. Presuming Bond was shot with blanks, these would not have left any bullet holes nor would there be any bullet holes in the bottom of the bed. See more »
Nothing that will blow you away, but it's certainly an entertaining Bond outing
(Credit IMDb) Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.
This is the first of the movies that involve Blofeld as the main villain, and probably my favorite. It's nothing that is overly memorable, but I managed to enjoy myself for almost two hours or so. The action is consistently exciting. Adding a Japense flavor to it was also a unique choice. Sean Connery is excellent as per usual as Bond, but special mention must go to Donald Pleasence as Blofeld. He is by far the greatest actor to play Blofeld in my opinion, and I don't know why he relinquished the role, or at least I never heard about why he didn't come back. Mie Hamma provides a different change of pace for a Bond girl, and I rather liked her to be honest. She had some good scenes with Connery.
Final Thoughts: Nothing overly special, but it's definitely entertaining for the most part. Recommend for Bond fans who have yet to see it, or action fans in general
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