(NOT SO) Random (JAMES BOND BLU-RAY) Movie Mention: “A VIEW TO A KILL” (1985)

A View To A Kill (1985)

Yeah, That’s What’s On.

I Just Happen To Have This Classic JAMES BOND Caper On Ye Ole BLU-RAY, Now!

Exciting, Eh?!

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For The Longest Time, I Insisted To My Friends ((and anyone else whom might/might-not care)) That This BOND Adventure…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…Was MY ULTIMATE-FAVORITE BOND Flick.

Period.

And, For The Bulk Of My Youth, It Honestly Was.

While It May Not Be MY FAVORITE Any Longer, It Remains A True Joy For Me To Kick-Back And Watch.

A VIEW TO A KILL” And “OCTOPUSSY” Actually Started My Personal Love Affair AND Adventure With Ole –007– And His Amazingly Wonderful World.

I Sincerely Haven’t Looked Back, Since.

I’ve Been Hooked From The Onset.

I Do So So SO Love This Movie, And Think It To Be Very Very VERY Underrated.

Yeah, I’ll Grant That ROGER MOORE Was A Little “Long-In-The-Tooth” At Times During This One.

It Can’t Be Denied, So I Won’t Even Try To Do So.

But, Did It Honestly Bother Me???

Nope.

NOT. AT. ALL.

I’m A Huge ROGER MOORE Fanboy.

He Shall Always AND Forever Be MY FAVORITE BOND, And It’s Pure Bliss For Me To Watch Him Go On A Mission As The World’s Most Famous Spy.

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A VIEW TO A KILL” Co-Stars CHRISTOPHER WALKEN As Our Baddie, The F-in’ Brilliantly Insane “MAX ZORIN“, Whom Is Hell-Bent On Destroying Silicon Valley, California, With A Man-Made MEGA-DISASTER!

He Wants To Corner The World’s Microchip Market, You See.

Honestly, He’s The Icing On The Sweet Sweet Cake That Is A ROGER MOORE Bond-Fest.

And, If CHRISTOPHER WALKEN Is The Icing, Then GRACE JONES As The Evil Henchwoman “MAY-DAY” Is The Strawberry On-Top!

(((I hate raw cherries, so those don't come anywhere near my sweet sweet cakes with icing!)))

Just Sayin’.

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This Flick Is Truly PRICELESS.

It’s Over-The-Top At Times, But It’s Totally Worth It, My Peeps.

The Chase Scene Going From The Eiffel Tower, And Ending With A Crashed Wedding On A Barge, Is Simply Wonderful FUN.

And, That’s Exactly What The Whole Flick Is…

FUN!!!

Sometimes, That’s Really All I’m Lookin’ For.

I’m Very Happy To Have Now Added This BOND Caper To My Blu-ray Collection, And Now I’m Going To Get Back To Watching It.

I’ve Likely Seen It 412’ish Times…

…BUT It Has Yet To Get Old.

OH, And Don’t Forget About The Film’s Theme Song!

It’s Performed By Another Person Favorite…

DURAN DURAN

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It’s STILL My Absolute Favorite BOND Theme Song.

Period Period Period.

Y’all Should Give This BOND Flick Another Chance, My Peeps.

It Is Deserving Of At Least That Much.

Who Knows, Maybe You’ll Encounter A New Found Appreciation For It.

I Know I Did, And I Already Really Enjoyed It.

You Just Can’t Beat JAMES BOND On The BLU-RAY!!!

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Happy Movie Watching, Kiddies!!!

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So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

Quickly, What’s On Now?!? –SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

I Consider…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

…To Be The Most Underrated Of The…

SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND

…Adventure Epics…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Adventure At That, My Peeps!

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Was Directed By…

LEWIS GILBERT

…Whom Would Later Helm The JAMES BOND Adventures…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…And…

MOONRAKER

(1979)

…Both Of Which Are Personal FAVES Of FAVES!

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Alright, The Gist Of The Flick Is This:

The World Sits On The Brink Of WORLD WAR III.

An American Spacecraft Has Disappeared, Following An Encounter With An Unknown Spacecraft.

The Americans Are Blaming The Russians For Entire Incident.

(((Of Course They Are!)))

They (The Americans) Make It Known They’re Going To Launch Another Spacecraft In Just A Few Weeks.

If ANYTHING Happens To It, They Will Consider It An Act Of War!

The British Government, On The Other Hand, Does NOT Believe The Russians Are Responsible.

This, However, Must Be Proven Before Something Does Happen That Could Ignite The World Into Full-Scale Nuclear Armageddon!

Sooo…

…The British Government Fakes JAMES BOND‘s Death, Freeing Him To Go On The Hunt For The Truth.

They’re Sending BOND To Japan, Where They Believe The Before Mentioned “Unknown Spacecraft” Originated.

And Now, You Know The Basic Plot For This Epic Romp!

So, What’s Gonna Happen?

Did The Enemy Originate From Japan?

If So, Will BOND Be Able To Locate And Destroy Them In Time?

Or, Will The World Be Pushed Beyond Said Brink And Eventually Become A Giant Fireball In Space?

Hmm?

HMM?!?

Well…

…Wouldn’t Y’all Rather Watch It And Find-Out For Yourselves?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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I Will Tell You It’s A Helluva Ride, My Peeps, And A Helluva Lot Of Fun!!!

Some Of My Favorite Parts?!?

“LITTLE NELLY”

(((Trust Me, You'll Get It When You See It!)))

KEN ADAM‘s Eye-Popping Production Design.

NANCY SINATRA Beautifully Singing The Film’s Theme Song.

The Wonderfully Amazing VOLCANO LAYER.

But, Most Of All, My Favorite Part Is The Big Reveal Of JAMES BOND‘s Arch Enemy/Nemesis, “ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD“, Played To Creepy, Evil Perfection By An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES Actor…

DONALD PLEASENCE

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As I Said, I Consider This Flick…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…To Be The Most Underrated Of All Of The BOND Flicks To Star…

SEAN CONNERY

…And I Think You’ll Totally Understand Why Once You’ve Checked-It-Out.

Since We Only Live But Once, My Peeps, You Should Sincerely Check-Out…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Before You Finally Just, Ya Know, Check-Out.

Period.

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!

You Already KNOW I’m Doing So, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

Who Else Got “LICENCE TO KILL” On The Blu-ray, On Good Ole Xmas Eve?! HA!! I WIN!!!

My Copy Of "Licence To Kill" (1989)

Timothy Dalton was James Bond 007 in 1989‘s Licence To Kill!!!

(What?)

((I DO!))

(((I WIN XMAS EVE!!)))

((((ME!!!))))

(((((DAMMIT! DALTON ROCKED!! ACCEPT IT!!!)))))

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(Not So) Random (BOND Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “GOLDENEYE” (1995)

GOLDENEYE

…Stars…

PIERCE BROSNAN

SEAN BEAN

JUDI DENCH

FAMKE JANSSEN

IZABELLA SCOROUPCO

…And Was Directed By…

MARTIN CAMPBELL (Who Would Later Go On To Direct “CASINO ROYALE” (2006))

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PIERCE Has His BEST Outing As JAMES BOND -007,ย  And He Is At The Top Of His Game, As Are Our Baddies…

…Played By…

SEAN BEAN

…With His Bad-ass Henchman, The Seductively Gorgeous AND Deadly…

FAMKE JANSSEN

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BEAN Is A Former “00” Agent Whom Has Gone Rogue, And Whom Is Plotting Against MI 6, And The Rest Of The Words.

SEAN BEAN‘s

(Alex Trevelyan (Formerly 006)

…Is One Of The Very Best BOND Villains Ever Spawned From The “JAMES BOND” Flicks.

Period.

The Pre-Title Sequence…

…OR The Pre-Credit Sequence…

…Is One Of The Very Best Ever To Come From The BOND Universe, Of Which There’s Been A Boat-Full.

It Made A Lasting Impression, That’s A Big FO SHO.

The 1ST Time I Watched It…

…I Was BLOWN AWAY.

Now…

…The 547TH’ish Time I’ve Plopped Down And Watched It…

…Hmm…

…Nope…

…Still BLOWN AWAY!!!

It DOES Rank In My TOP 5 Opening Sequences In BOND-Franchise HISTORY.

#1 = “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN” (1974)

*2 = “GOLDFINGER” (1962)

#3 = “CASINO ROYALE” (2006)

#4 = “GOLDENEYE” (1995)

#5 = “THE SPY WHO LOVED ME” (1977)

…Is How I Would Rank The PRE-CREDIT/TITLE Portion Of The Flicks.

HOW ABOUT YOU?!
ANY IDEAS Or OPINIONS?!??

GOLDENEYE

…Is The Best Possible Debut PIERCE Could Have Expected.

The Action Is Crazy Intense…

…And it’s Got All The Action/Adventure Elements A Bond Flick Could Hope For.

It’s Totally What The Audience Was Hoping For From BOND In 1995, That’s A Big BIG FO SHO!

It’s Brilliant.

Everything From The Opening “BUNGEE-JUMP SEQUENCE”

…To The “AIRPLANE ESCAPE”

…Through A “TANK CHASE”

…All The Way To The Final Battle At The End…

GOLDENEYE

…Delivers The Goods!!!

GOLDENEYE

…Is The Best Possible Debut Of A New BOND That The BOND Fans Could Have Hoped For.

Pure ACTION And ADVENTURE, Kiddies.

Granted…

…Each Flick PEIRCE Released Was A Little Worse Than That Which Preceded It…

…But Hey…

…Can’t Win ‘Em All.

BUT…

GOLDENEYE

…Does Rank Among The Hierarchy Of BOND Adventures.

.Period Period.

Love It, LOVE IT!!!

And This BLU-RAY Edition Is Fantastic.

You Try Watching…

GOLDENEYE

…On A 55Inch TV…

…In Surround Sound, No Less.

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Yeah.

The Film Is Breathtaking.

.Period.

The ONLY BOND’ian Debut That MIGHT Beat This One In A Stick-Poking Contest At K-Mart Is…

CASINO ROYALE

(2006)

…But That’s It!!!

Otherwise…

…It’s ALL About The…

GOLDENEYE

.PERIOD.

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Please Check This One Out, Kiddies.

It’s A Damn Fine Film…

…Damn Fine, Indeed.

If You Love ACTION And ADVENTURE…

…Then This BOND Flick…

GOLDENEYE

…Is Totally Worth Checking-Out!

It’s One Of The Best Of THE BEST…

…And Will Go Down As One OF The BEST BOND FLICKS, Period, To Star…

PIERCE BROSNAN

…And That’s The BIGGEST FO SHO!!!

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“Nobody Does It Better… Makes Me Feel Sad For The Rest…”

“…Nobody Does It Half As Good As You

Baby, You’re The Best…”

“…I Wasn’t Looking

But Somehow You Found Me

I Tried To Hide From Your Love-Light

But Like Heaven Above Me

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

Is Keeping All My Secrets Safe Tonight. …”

CARLY SIMON

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME)”

(1977)

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So I’ve Oddly Had This Song On The Brain Alllllll Daaaaaay Long.

It Was The First Song I Really Wanted To Hear When I Awoke…

…And I’m Listening To It As I Type This, Now.

It Is A Truly Wonderful Song, Yes, But It’s More Than That.

This Song Was Also On-Board To Usher In A Whole New Era Of JAMES BOND

…So To Speak.

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

…Was THE BOND FLICK That Firmly Cemented…

ROGER MOORE

…Into The Lead Role.

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

…Is An Exceptional Film, And One Of The All-Time Greats…

…But Would It Have Been So WITHOUT This Glorious Theme Song?!

Honestly, I’m Not So Sure.

I Love The Film.

There’s No Question Of That.

BUT…

…One Of My Favorite Parts Of The Whole Flick Is Watching The Opening-Credits.

WHY?!

Because I Love Seeing The Name…

ROGER MOORE

…Coming Along With The Tune Of…

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

by CARLY SIMON

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I Actually Get Schoolboy Goosebumps When It Happens!

And It Happens Each And Every Time!

I’ve Never Honestly Understood Why.

The Only Other Times This Has Ever Happened Because Of A Movie Was…

…Oh Yeah…

…OTHER BOND FLICKS!!!

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

…My Fave Fave Flick Of The Whole BOND Series With A Song I Simply Love…

…Or…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…Yet Another Favorite BOND Flick With A WONDERFUL Opening Song!!!

And On And On AND ON!!!

HA!

I Wonder What It Is?!

What Is It About Seeing BOND And Hearing A Great Song That Can Make Me Just Go Gooey?!

I Dunno.

I Just Dunno.

But I Will Say This…

…It Happened Again Last Night While I Watched…

SKYFALL

…And Sang Along With…

ADELE

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OF COURSE OF COURSE, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

I’d Appreciate YOUR THOUGHTS, My Peeps.

WHAT IS IT?!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT BOND And A GREAT OPENING THEME That Gets Us All A Goin‘!?!?!?!?!

ANY THOUGHTS, My Peeps?!

ANY THOUGHTS AT ALL?!

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Sooo… …What To Say About The JAMES BOND Adventure “SKYFALL” (2012)???

Well

Honestly

I LOVED IT.

Period.

I Enjoyed The Ever-Living-Hell Out Of It, To Be Fo SHO.

It Was New.

It Was Fresh.

It Was Unlike Any JAMES BOND Adventure I’d Ever Had The Privilege Of Seeing Before.

I Kept Trying To Make Comparisons To Other BOND Flicks As I Watched Along…

…And I Sincerely Found That Next To Bloody Impossible.

But I Did…

…I Tried To Muster All My Powers, Madams And Misters.

And I Simply Couldn’t Do It.

That’s Just How Fresh And Engrossing This Adventure…

SKYFALL

…Actually Was.

It Had Some Elements Of…

DR. NO

…And…

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

…But Also Some…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And Even A Little…

GOLDENEYE

…Yet…

…In The End…

…It Was EXACTLY What I Wanted…

…It Was JAMES BOND As I’d NEVER Seen Him Before!!!

KUDOS, Movie Makers…

…KUDOS, INDEED!!!

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They Totally Just Went For It.

They Totally Just Went Off The Map.

They Totally Just Sold Me That JAMES BOND Does Indeed Continue To Live Onward Into The 21ST-Century…

…And He Has Plenty Of Room To Grow Grow GROW!!!

Now How The Hell Could One Ask For More Than That?!?!?

EXACTLY, My Peeps!!!

You Couldn’t.

They Gave Us What We Wanted…

…And Even A Little Bit More.

It Was Tough.

It Was Gritty.

It Was Edgy.

It Was Drama Filled AND Action Packed.

It Was Cold AND Dark…

…Yet…

…Retained Its Sense-Of-Humor.

It Was NOT…

CASINO ROYALE

…Nor…

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

…It Was Its Own.

It Was Imaginative.

It Had Its Twists And Turns.

In Short…

…It Was THE BEST BOND FLICK In The Past 30 YEARS.

PERIOD.

For ME…

SKYFALL

…Ranks Right Up There With…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

(My Fave Fave)

…And…

THUNDERBALL

(The Best BOND Adventure)

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

It Was THAT Good, My Peeps.

JAVIER BARDEM

…Was Twisted…

…Was Evil…

…Was Believable…

…Was A SPOT-ON-PERFECT BOND-BADDIE.

I Don’t Think They Could Have Cast His Part Any Better.

And I Do Believe That…

DANIEL CRAIG

…Totally Cemented Himself As OUR BOND

…As MY BOND

…As THE BEST BOND.

He Impressed The Shit Out Of Me, My Peeps.

So…

…All-In-All…

…It Was Worth It, My Peeps.

I Don’t Hit The Theater Too Often Anymore.

The Price And The Hassle Have Simply Tarnished The Experience For Me.

It’s Sad…

…But It’s True…

…And I Feel It’s The Same Way For A Lot Of Y’all.

SKYFALL

…To ME…

…Was TOTALLY WORTH ALL OF IT!

If You’re Going To Hit-Up The Big Screen For ANYTHING This Fall…

…Well Then…

SKYFALL

…Should Be That Flick.

PERIOD PERIOD.

Do I Think It’s “THE BEST BOND ADVENTURE” Of Them All?

No.

Was This “MY FAVORITE BOND ADVENTURE” Of Them All?

No.

Could Either Of Those Statements Be Easily Argued, And Potentially Overturned?!

YES YES YES, INDEED!!!

I’ll Close By Simply Saying This…

…If You LOVE LOVE LOVE JAMES BOND

…You’ll Simply LOVE LOVE LOVE…

SKYFALL

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!!! !!! !!!

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Well, I Saw “SKYFALL”!!!

YEP.

SEE!!!

TOLD YA!!!

My Review Will Come Later, As I’m Still Entertaining A Guest From Out-Of-Town.

So I Shall Take Pen To Paper, And Write-Up What All I Think For Y’all For Tomorrow.

In One Word, However…

…”AWESOME“…

…Is The Word That Works Best.

I Was Damned Impressed, My Peeps.

I Shall Fill You All In With A Little More Time To Digest It All.

Much Love To Y’all!!!

Have A Damned Fine Weekend, Fo SHO!!!

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Weekend Company… …And “SKYFALL”!!!

I Just Wanted To Let Y’all Know That I Wouldn’t Be Putting Out Very Much This Weekend.

I Have Company In From Out-Of-Town…

…So My Free-Time Is Being Monopolized.

HOWEVER…

…I’ve Already Purchased My Tickets For This Afternoon’s Showing Of…

SKYFALL

…Of Which I’m Supremely STOKED STOKED STOKED!!!

I’ll Likely Have More To Write About It (Of Course) Come Tomorrow…

…So I Promise To Keep Y’all Posted On What My Totally Unbiased Opinion Is.

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Well…

…As Totally Unbiased As One Can Be From A Person Who A Huge BOND-FREAK!!!

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I Shall Holla At Ya Later, My Peeps!!!

UNTIL THEN…

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The JAMES BOND Franchise… …In MY Opinion… Part I

Since There’s Been So Much JAMES BOND Attention Of Late, I Sincerely Wanted To Get-In On The Fun.

So…

…Here’s Just A Little Somethin’ Somethin’ To Quell My BOND‘IAN Urges!!!

THE FILMS

The Best“:

=

THUNDERBALL

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My Favorite“:

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FOUR YOUR EYES ONLY

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The Worst“:

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DIE ANOTHER DAY

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The Most Underrated“:

=

A TIE Between…

LICENCE TO KILL

And

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

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The Most Overrated“:

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GOLDFINGER

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The Flick(s) I’ve Seen The Most“:

=

A TIE Between

OCTOPUSSY

And

A VIEW TO A KILL

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The Flick I’ve Seen The Least“:

=

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

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It’s All About Having FUN, My Peeps!

To ME…

…Blog Posts Like This Are Just Pure FUN FUN FUN!!!

I’m Having FUN

…And I Hope You Are, Also!!!

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