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Same here! Doesn't seem to be highly rated over at IMDb, but I still want to watch it at some point.
Is the music in the video above from the score?
Found the soundtrack on Spotify! Will have a listen. :-)
Does anyone know anything about the film The Venetian Affair (1966)? I guess it qualifies as a eurospy film, and stars Robert Vaughn, Elke Sommer and Boris Karloff. Been looking for it for quite some time!
There's also a few other films I'm looking for, so any information about these would be great:
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)
- Any of the OSS 117 films of the 60's
- Danger Route (1967)
- O.K. Connery (1967)
Danger Route - another sombre spy thriller, moreso than The Venetian Affair. Mixed with Deadlier Than The Male, Danger Route shows what Bond could have been like, if Terrance Young had cast his original choice of Richard Johnson. As a British film, I don't think it counts as a EuroSpy film, at least not in the usual sense. But don't let that put you off. Unfortunately, it isn't officially available on any format, but there are a number of sites selling it on a DV-R disc.
Was under the impression it was an European production for some reason! It was probably mentioned in an eurospy related discussion or blog post or something, which led me to believe it was European.
Are the Warner Archive Collection films available in Region 2 format, @MajorDSmythe? The only version of the The Venetian Affair I've seen online is a Region 1 import DVD.
And are there any sites you recommend for buying Danger Route on DV-R disc?
As for Danger Route, I bought my copy from Stojo:
Danger Route (1967) $2.99 rental, SD purchase 11.99, Richard Johnson, Barbara Bouchet
Operation Kid Brother (O.K. Connery) (1967) $4.99 rental, SD purchase 11.99, Neil Connery, Daniel Bianchi, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Adolfo Celi, Anthony Dawson,
OSS 117 - Panic in Bangkok (1966) Prime, rental $ .99, SD purchase 2.99
13 Days to Die (1965) Prime
Adventure in Morocco (1967) Prime
Agent 505 - Death Trap Beirut (1966) Prime
Cape Town Affair (1967) $2.99 rental, James Brolin
Danger!! Death Ray (1967) Prime
Kommissar X Kill Panther Kill (1968) Prime, Tony Kendall, Brad Harris
Lightning Bolt (1966) Prime
Man on the Spying Trapeze (1966) Prime
Master Stroke (1967) Prime, Richard Harrison, Adolfo Celi
Operation Gold (1966) Prime, Daniela Bianchi
Poppies Are Also Flowers (1969) Prime, Terence Young directing
Secret Agent Fireball (1965 ) Prime, Richard Harrison
Secret Agent FX 18 (1964) Prime, Ken Clark
Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966) Prime
Seven Golden Men Strike Again (1966) Prime
Spy in Your Eye (1965) Prime
Superargo (1968) Prime
Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968) Prime
Thanks for the link, will have a look!
Found this DVD of The Venetian Affair, but don't know if it's the same quality as the WarnerArchive Collection one:
Great list, @RichardTheBruce! Shame we don't have the opportunity to access these through streaming/Prime where I live…
Still, it does show some availability so your search shouldn't be in vain.
Indeed. Hopefully some of those titles are available on Region 2 DVD's too!
Just had to post this one here. Got to love bloopers, especially from a spy comedy!
Still either streaming or Region 1, though.
For those using Roku streaming, see the free Dorado channel for some Eurospy movies of interest. Eurocrime, war, westerns, too. Has not been updated in some time, though.
Agent 077 - Mission Bloody Mary (1964) Ken Clark
Agent 077 - From the Orient with Fury (1965) Ken Clark
Agent 077 - Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) Ken Clark
Argoman the Fantastic Superman (1967)
Electra One (1967) George Martin
The Fuller Report (1968) Ken Clark
Our Man in Jamaica (1965) Larry Pennell
The Tiffany Memorandum (1967) Ken Clark
Two Crazy Agents (Goldginger) (1965)
Which leads me to the Dorado Films website.doradofilms.com/ I haven't tried their podcasts.
Dorado does limited edition DVD and Bluray productions of sometimes 250 total, then they move on to other films. I can't say Eurospy is their current focus, but they have some Region 1 films worth noting.
These two are available right now, the website shows others now out of stock (like Mission Bloody Mary, or the 4-film collection they did).
$19.95 Agent 077 - From the Orient with Fury (1965) Ken Clark
$10.00 Argoman the Fantastic Superman (1967)
Where did you find it?
(there is no preference to this list)
Code Name: Jaguar (it’s a Ray Danton film)
Daniella by Night (Elke Sommer – difficult to find due to a hint of frontal nudity in one scene)
Spies Against the World (a clever collection of stories with a common thread)
077: Mission Lisbon
Requiem for a Secret Agent
Operation Poker (mentioned earlier I think)
Password Gordon (mentioned earlier)
La Chatelaine Du Liban (only in French as far as I know but with a few scenes of a young Luciana Paluzzi, if you’re a fan)
24 Hours to kill (not sure if it qualifies as EuroSpy)
Coplan FX-18 (all of the Coplan series are dark but fit the genre)
Upper Seven the man to kill (with Karin Dor if you're a fan)
That Man in Istanbul (may have already been mentioned)
Slalom (another Daniela Bianchi and Adolfo Celi) light comedy
The Viscount (not really a Eurospy but the original story line is by Jean Bruce author of the OSS 117 series which are also good, including the spoofs which were done later)
Bang! Bang! You’re Dead (another light comedy)
I think that a few were mentioned earlier, and this isn't a complete list of favorites, but someone might enjoy these.
If you'd like to do a Richard Johnson double feature, you can also view A TWIST OF SAND, co-starring Honor Blackman and based on a novel by Geoffrey (Per Fine Ounce) Jenkins:
@Legionnaire Good call on Daniella By Night. I wouldn't have thought of that one. I can confirm that it is available on DVD in a Vixen boxset, along with 3 other films, one of those being Sweet Ecstasy (which happens to star one Elke Sommer).
Shame about the video quality of that Youtube video of Danger Route. Should probably not let that stop me from enjoying it, though!
Great list, @Legionnaire! Several films there that I've never heard of.
Danger Girls (Sette Assassine dale Labbra di Velluto)
Mozambique (with Paul Hubschmid, and Vivi Bach from UpperSeven, and Martin Benson from Goldfinger)
Scorpions and Miniskirts (title says it all)
Target for Killing (with Karin Dor, Adolfo Celi, Molly Peters, and Curd Jurgens)
Missile X (with Curd Jurgens and Peter Graves)
Spy Today, Die Tomorrow
Code 7, Victim 5
Assassination in Rome
Espionage in Tangiers
When Eight Bells Toll (not sure this is considered EuroSpy, but good early Anthony Hopkins as a Bond type)
@MajorDSmythe … glad to see “Daniella By Night” on Amazon. Apparently in 1962 it was banned from the U.S. but there’s hardly enough exposure in it to warrant banning it in today’s film world.
CODE NAME: TIGER (Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche) - co-starring Daniela Bianchi
OUR AGENT TIGER (Le tigre se parfume à la dynamite)
THE BLUE PANTHER (Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha)
The first two are so bizarre, and so droll, they almost qualify as parodies. THE BLUE PANTHER is really a comedy, but worth a look anyway for spy movie fans.
Great! Looking forward to it. :-)
Just finished watching Secret Agent Super Dragon (thanks again for helping me get hold of the film, @ClarkDevlin!) Have to agree on your points here; nothing special, but enjoyable.
Does anyone now if Marisa Mell was ever considered for a Bond girl role at some point? She sure looked like one in this film!
You should see Marissa Mell in Danger Diabolik! opposite John Phillip Law and Adolfo Celi as well.
That's another film I haven't seen yet! At least Danger Diabolik! is a bit easier to find than Secret Agent Super Dragon. :)
There is an English-dubbed print of CODE NAME TIGER available on DVD through the company Something Weird: