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1969 James Bond Movie starring George Lazenby

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The best James Bond film (in my opinion)

  • Apr 23, 2009
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service in my opinion was the best film of the series. I felt that George Lazenby was unfairly slagged by the critics for his performance. He did the best that he could. His acting fit very well for his character and his portrayal is more faithful to the original source material. The direction moved the film at an even pace. The action set pieces were impressive and Diana Rigg was hot. Telly Savalas was excellent as Blofield, he gave the character a suave touch underlying his criminal persona. You can tell that underneath his mack daddy act he was all business, violent business indeed.

Everything about this movie has a cool aura to it. The stunt scenes were amazing (for it's era) and the cinematography was beautiful. I had one bone to pick with the film. The in jokes got a bit heavy handed. Other than that, it's a fun film. Too bad George Lazenby never returned to play James bond again.  Afterwards he went to Italy and then to Hong Kong to work with Bruce Lee and signed a three picture deal with Golden Harvest.  But Bruce died and Lazenby fulfilled his contract by making three classic Hong Kong action films Stoner (good buy) A Queen's Ransom (villain) and The Man From Hong Kong (really bad guy).

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July 31, 2009
Love this one, maybe not as much as you but love it all the same.
 
April 23, 2009
I haven't seen it since I was a kid...but I am impressed with your take that Lazenby starred in the best Bond film. I caught part of a Roger Moore bond film over the weekend and thought that he was terrible. He was not convincing in the fight scenes and I was worried that he was going to get hurt.
 
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review by . April 01, 2009
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The sixth entry in the James Bond Franchise `On Her Majesty's Secret Service' is a questionable Bond film, probably being the most dramatic in the early years in the franchise and the fact that it introduces one-time Bond actor George Lazenby, who for the most part holds his own, even with the heavy burden of being the actor to follow-up Sean Connery who had already helmed five Bond films (and would return after Lazenby left for one last go in Diamonds Are Forever).     The film …
review by . September 12, 2007
Although George Lanzenby only played James Bond once, he did a great job in "On her Majesty's Secret Service". The film has good acting and amazing action sequences. Diana Rigg does a phenomenal job as "Tracy Bond", the only woman to have actually married James Bond. Blofeld is well performed by Terry Savalas. I really enjoyed Lanzenby as Bond and I wish he had done more. This is truly a fantastic movie and one of the best James Bond films.
review by . September 12, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Although George Lanzenby only played James Bond once, he did a great job in "On her Majesty's Secret Service". The film has good acting and amazing action sequences. Diana Rigg does a phenomenal job as "Tracy Bond", the only woman to have actually married James Bond. Blofeld is well performed by Terry Savalas. I really enjoyed Lanzenby as Bond and I wish he had done more. This is truly a fantastic movie and one of the best James Bond films.
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, and the only one to star George Lazenby as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. In the film, Bond faces Blofeld, who is planning on unleashing a plague through a group of brainwashed "angels of death" (which included early appearances by Joanna Lumley and Catherina von Schell) unless his demands are met. Along the way, Bond meets, falls in love with, and eventually marries Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo.

This Bond film is the second in what is considered the "Blofeld Trilogy", coming between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. This trilogy is of interest not only for the three different Blofeld actors (Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice, Telly Savalas in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Charles Gray in Diamonds Are Forever) but for its two Bond actors (Sean Connery, then George Lazenby, and back to Connery).

This is the only Bond film to be directed by Peter R. Hunt, who before was a film editor or second unit director on every previous film. Though its theatrical release was not as lucrative as its predecessor You Only Live Twice and Lazenby's performance was much criticized, On Her Majesty's Secret Service grossed over $87 million worldwide and was met with positive critical reviews.

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Director: Peter R. Hunt
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: December 18, 1969
Runtime: 140 minutes
Studio: United Artists
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