Eurospy films

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Definitely, @stag. Like I recommended the other chaps, to familiarize yourself furthermore with the genre, get a copy of this book. I bought it in '14 and I don't regret it one bit. It was a bit pricy but helluva of an addition to my collection.

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    I was going to make this exact post with the same image and advice, @ClarkDevlin.

    For anyone with an interest this is essential and worth seeking out.

    Among bigger names, my favorite Bond alumni in a Eurospy film will always be Mitsouko.
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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited April 2017 Posts: 15,423
    It's so good to see EuroSpy fans here! :D
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    There are a number of Bond girls and other actors as well who turn up in the world of eurospy movies, Mollie Peters like Mitsouko is another who appeared in TB. Unfortunately so few of those films have been copied onto DVD, that the genre is pretty well lost and most of the actors forgotten. The book mentioned earlier in this thread is probably the only single source place to find any information, although as a fan I don’t agree with many of their editorial criticisms. It is surprising to find a thread on eurospy movies, yet the 007 films engendered a trend of usually campy, sometimes serious, often entertaining, “boys own adventure” movies as RM has called his own role in the Bond films. Like any good story it’s all about the fantasy, not the reality, otherwise why buy a ticket to the theater.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Now marketed as a EuroSpy film, the feature length version of Man In A Suitcase two-parter episode, "Variation on a Million Bucks" is now being released on BluRay under the title To Chase a Million.

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    http://doubleosection.blogspot.com/2018/01/man-in-suitcase-feature-film-to-chase.html

    @MajorDSmythe, you may want to see this. :D
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    Pre-ordered it along with season 1 of The Professionals.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Both of them are spectacular TV series.
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    I will refrain from commenting on the pre-order until I have seen it, as for The Professionals they are great fun and well remastered on Bluray.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    After watching the entirety of both The Professionals and The Sweeney, I really wish there was at least one crossover episode between the two. You could imagine how Cowley and Regan would interact...
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Now marketed as a EuroSpy film, the feature length version of Man In A Suitcase two-parter episode, "Variation on a Million Bucks" is now being released on BluRay under the title To Chase a Million.

    man-in-a-suitcase-to-chase-a-million-blu-ray-pre-order-.jpg

    http://doubleosection.blogspot.com/2018/01/man-in-suitcase-feature-film-to-chase.html

    @MajorDSmythe, you may want to see this. :D

    I have the complete series, but if it brings this often overlooked tv show to the attention of more people, that can only be a good thing.

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    McGill approves.
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    That To Chase a Million feature length episode looks interesting. Have only seen one episode of Man In A Suitcase so far.
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    I'm with @ClarkDevlin on not classifying British spy movies within the Eurospy banner. Though in the 70's (as did moviegoers in the Sixties) we referred to these types of movies as "continental movies" not so much as Euro movies. I have no idea how many were produced on the continent in the Sixties, but they must be in the hundreds.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    As far as I know, @bondsum, if I remember correctly that is, it did near 300.
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    That doesn't surprise me. That must be one very long list, and that doesn't even include all the Japanese Bond knock-offs.
  • "Upperseven"... the nifty theme song to THE SPY WITH TEN FACES (1966), starring Karin Dor & Rosalba Neri. (Yowza!)

  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Good grief, they don't make 'em like they used to... the women, I mean.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Yep! That's what happens when you give feminism too much control.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Exactly. It's funny really, these two needed no help from any man:

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    Note to feminism: being strong doesn't mean looking like a sack of sh...
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    You know it, Major. You know it!
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    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
    Hundred percent! :D
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    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
    Hundred percent! :D

    Do you know anything about the availability of The Spy with Ten Faces?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited January 2018 Posts: 15,423
    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
    Hundred percent! :D
    Do you know anything about the availability of The Spy with Ten Faces?
    Try this, @Torgeirtrap:
    http://www.ioffer.com/i/upperseven-1966-9-10-in-english-620082941
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    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
    Hundred percent! :D
    Do you know anything about the availability of The Spy with Ten Faces?
    Try this, @Torgeirtrap:
    http://www.ioffer.com/i/upperseven-1966-9-10-in-english-620082941

    Thanks for the link! I'll see if I can get a copy. :-)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    @CraterGuns I love that movie! And the theme song even more!

    I have the soundtrack somewhere...

    Worth checking out, then? The movie and the soundtrack, I mean.
    Hundred percent! :D
    Do you know anything about the availability of The Spy with Ten Faces?
    Try this, @Torgeirtrap:
    http://www.ioffer.com/i/upperseven-1966-9-10-in-english-620082941
    Thanks for the link! I'll see if I can get a copy. :-)
    You're welcome. :)
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,267
    Finished watching Fury in Marrakeshesh (1966) last night. Far from the best film I've seen, but as far as Eurospy goes, it was quite entertaining!

    It also featured Mitsouko in one of the roles.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Oh that one is certainly enjoyable enough! Must revisit that sometime soon! :D
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,267
    Oh that one is certainly enjoyable enough! Must revisit that sometime soon! :D

    Watched it on Youtube myself. Lots of low res videos there, but there's some eurospy films with decent enough image quality to watch.
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    Music video for another Italian 007 knock-off from the '60s... SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON.



  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I never got around to see that film, despite wanting to. Couldn't find a plausible copy anywhere.
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