On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

DVD - 2009
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Agent 007 confronts Blofeld, who's planning a germ warfare assault on the world.
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 2009.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lazenby, George
Savalas, Telly

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patch666
Aug 01, 2017

A great bond film with the greatest Bond girl Dianna Rigg. So beautiful they get married Bonds only wife and true love ~

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uzebdrumz
Sep 13, 2016

I appreciate the fact that this version of Bond is the potentially emotionally vulnerable Bond of Casino Royale. The female counterpart is aloof & headstrong in the beginning, but she softens as she falls in love with Bond; however there's no doubt that she can fight, drive, & ski almost as good as Bond himself. The chase scenes are dated, but the panoramic avalanche footage is realistic; however, that avy break would have been unsurvivable, but this is entertainment, so just enjoy the incredible good fortune that both victims were only partially covered by a class 3-4 break.

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Dave99_0
Apr 11, 2016

The late Telly Savalas was great as the domineering villain, Ernst Blofeld. Also, the skiing stunts were spectacular.

However, George Lazenby was too gentlemanly to be the licensed killer, James Bond. The idea of James Bond getting married was counter everything that James Bond represents. Consequently, I can rate "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" no higher than 3.50 stars.

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jimg2000
Oct 06, 2013

This 1969 sixth Bond film was as wonderful as other Bond films released in their days (wow! 44 years ago!). While lacking gadgets but not short on actions. Enjoy.

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jacquesbrodeur
Aug 12, 2013

The movie faithfully follows the book's plot. So when Bond disguises in a Scottish genealogist attire, it's exactly what the author describes in the book.

It is now considered the best Bond. Though, it was for years the most underrated.

Lazenby is unique and is often considered the weakest Bond, but I disagree. He is a very human Bond. He is absolutely fabulous in the last scene.

The is a Bond with a solid plot, except that Bond does not recognize Blofeld. (He had in the previous film)

The first part of the movie somewhat slackens for fans who are expecting constant actions. The film centers on the PLOT rather than actions, though there are several actions scenes at the end of the movie, (Casino Royale and Goldeneye have also an exciting plot) The is a lack of gadgets (except for the safe cracker machine) because Bond is using his wit rather than gadgets.

It probably has the best ski chases of the whole series (though the projected film during the action is somewhat outdated.

Tracy (Rigg) is the best Bond's "girl". She is smart, the equal of Bond, and the most beautiful character (the equal of Vespers in Casino Royale.) All the other characters at topnotch. Savalas' Blofeld is probably the most memorable.

The short last scene is probably the most moving of the whole series. Lazenby is splendid; Connery would not have been the right actor because he is more inclined having sex than caring about them) Craig's moving last scene with Vesper is the equal)

The ten Angel of Death are absolutely beautiful and, which was rare at the time, represent various ethnicities.

The film has become a classic for Bond aficionados.

The locations are marvelous especially the Pia Gloria restaurant at the top of a Swiss mountain to in the Alps.

The love scene with Bond and Tracy in the barn is moving. We truly believe that Bond has fallen in love rather than having sex with woman (thought he already had sex with some Angels!)

Not a film for everyone - but there will never be a consensus about Bond actors! a film that needs to be watched many times to really appreciate the story.

The music is simply the best. Armstrong's voice is unforgettable - still moves me after years. The last few notes from the theme during the last scene with Tracy and Bond are heart wrenching.

There are quite a few bloopers - search on Google.

I watched the movies several times and got to love it. In my opinion, it ranks with Goldfinger, Goldeneye, Casino Royale (the best one, at least for me), From Russia with Love. (Skyfall is a class by itself.)

When the first movie viewers left the theater in tears, it was a shock since everybody expected a big bang!

Again, a film where the plot is the "Bond".

theorbys Nov 23, 2012

Overlong. It has the trappings of a Bond movie, but not the essence. And it's interminable. I like those trappings and I like Diana Rigg, but they only help keep this movie afloat, not save it. And it is REALLY overlong, with 30, or better 40, minutes cut out it might have been a 3 * movie.

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jimg2000
Oct 06, 2013

Draco: My apologies for the way you were brought here. I wasn't sure you'd accept a *formal* invitation.
James Bond: There's always something formal about the point of a pistol.

[after Blofeld hits a tree]
James Bond: He's branched off.

Draco: She likes you, I can see it.
James Bond: You must give me the name of your oculist.

[a bad guy chasing Bond skis into a snow blower, which then spews red snow]
James Bond: He had a lot of guts.

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