Octopussy 1983 4K Bluray 2160P UHD
Genre: Action , Adventure , Thriller
Language: English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi
Release Date: 1 July 1983 (Hong Kong)
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Director: John Glen
Cast: Roger Moore , Maud Adams , Louis Jourdan , Kristina Wayborn , Kabir Bedi , Steven Berkoff , David Meyer , Tony Meyer , Desmond Llewelyn , Robert Brown , Lois Maxwell , Michaela Clavell , Walter Gotell , Vijay Amritraj , Albert Moses
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Max File Size:18.09 GB
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.
Many criticized this film at the time of its release with comments like" Moore’s tongue in cheek humor has turned Bond’s style into brainless films , full of silly jokes, with no plot or character development. Just look at that annoying jungle sequence with Moore parodying Tarzan." OK I concede this scene was a dreadful idea. But its minor flaws aside, Octopussy is, in my opinion, one the greatest Bond movies to date.
What makes this movie extremely compelling is its adventurous storyline, which successfully combines the classic 70’s spy thriller convoluted plot with amazing, yet surrealistic, action sequences, more likely to be part of a comic book (but a good one, indeed) such as the jet escape at the beginning, which is definitely the BEST pre-credit scene in the whole series. Bond moves from England to India, and then to Germany, while he tries to find out the truth in a mysterious conspiracy involving a stolen Faberge egg and… Well, it actually doesn’t make sense …but the individual sequences are great: 009’s death, the purchase of the egg at Sotheby’s, Bond and Khamal first encounter at the casino, the night assault on Octopussy’s palace… and that lovable seduction scene, with these memorable lines: "We are two of the kind, there are vast rewards for a man of your talents willing to take risks / I am not for hire / Naturally you do it for queen and country, with the praise on your head. I have no country and no praise on my head… she leaves the room , Bond follows her and kisses her, replying, you were right, we are two of the kind" Ins’t it delightful?
But the pleasures Octopussy delivers don’t end here. Louis Jourdan plays a glamorous, icy, double-dealing villain, perfectly balancing ruthlessness and elegance. He gets this great line" Mr. Bond, you have the nasty habit of surviving", almost comparable to Goldfinger’s "Do you expect me to talk? No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die" And stunningly beautiful Maud Adams gets the leading role she deserved, since she’s probably the most seductive and cool of all Bond girls.
And the ending gag is wonderful as well, successfully capturing the film’s essence. It isn’t just Bond kissing the girl again, but reminds us of the fantasy world we have lived in for two hours. I still remember what a good time I had when I saw this movie for the first time. You cannot miss this one.
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