Octopussy (1983) [English (MPEG Layer III, 138 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Action
Length: 2h 11m 0s
Director: John Glen (II)
Tagline: James Bond's all time high.
Plot outline: When a "00" agent is found dead holding a Faberge egg, the British are suspicious and send James Bond to investigate. 007 discovers a connection between the priceless egg, an elaborate smuggling operation and a plot by a renegade Soviet general to instigate World War Three. Summary written by Dave Jenkins {david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk} Bond is sent on a mission to discover how another, dying, '00' agent crashes through the British Embassy's window with a fake Faberge egg in his hand. He discovers that its not only him thats interested in the real egg when it is put up for auction and is bought by rich exiled Indian Prince, Kamal Khan. Bond's suspicions deepen when Kamal Khan meets with General Orlov, an insane Russian General who desires to conquer Europe as well as faking Russia's Art Treasures as Russia's Government plans to disarm its weapons. 007 discovers that both Orlov and Khan plan to blow a nuclear device in an American Air Force Base. Connecting Orlov, Khan and Bond is the beautiful but mysterious female smuggler known only as 'Octopussy' but will she help or kill Bond... Summary written by Lee Horton {Leeh@tcp.co.uk}
Comment: When 009 is killed trying to get a fake Faberge egg to the British Embassy in East Berlin. Bond is dispatched to find out why. At an auction for the real egg he finds that Indian Prince Kamal Khan is also interested in it. The trail leads him to a exotic smuggler called Octopussy and Russian General Orlov. The plot may have some holes in it and fall back on the old `Red Menace' story line by wheeling the old Russian ghosts out pretty heavily but this Bond is a good follow on from For Your Eyes Only that was a step back towards a more serious Bond and this continued that trend. The action is a lot tighter with some very good action scenes the pre-credit scene is short but is very memorable for one great shot. But scenes like the railway chase, the rickshaw chase etc are all good solid scenes. The one-liners and the visual gags are also very good less silly and less distracting and have a bit more invention about them than your usual lazy innuendo! Here it's a lot more tongue in cheek but with a good serious edge. The characters are reasonably good. Moore has played down the camp edge and is a little tougher. He even has an edge of introspection as he defends Octopussy's accusations of being an assassin. Adams returns again as Octopussy and is pretty good even if she's not the sexiest Bond girl in the film. Berkoff is the baddie and plays him in true cartoon style despite having relatively little screen time. He is the weak link in the film as he is supposed to represent the communist threat but really he is just insane! Despite the flaws in plotting and the usual criticisms of the bond films this stands out as one of Moore's better Bonds. It isn't a classic in the way Goldfinger is but it is good enough to be memorable. Good action, good one liners and a Moore who was getting better at the role (despite looking a bit too old for it!).
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Country: UK
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Actors:
Roger MooreasJames Bond
Maud AdamsasOctopussy
Louis Jourdan (I)asKamal Khan
Kristina WaybornasMagda