This is the ultimate 60's spy movie spoof, capturing the total madcap, surreal, death-defying, and chauvinist ways of a spy in a 60's movie. Of course, having been made in 1967, what else could you expect?
James Coburn is Derek Flint, the most skilled, diverse, cultured, bon vivant spy ever. He can do anything, such as engineering, kung fu, desert hiking, and performing ballet in Russia.
The style of this widescreen epic is amazing. The special effects are very well done for the time, and are even now hard to detect. Flint is every inch a chauvinist pig, so if you want to see women kicking [rear], this is not the film for you, as Flint has three women who serve his every need and are basically helpless without him.
If you are a fan of the Austin Powers movies, then you may well be in familier territory here.
This film has a ton of tongue in cheek humor, and is a very enjoyable watch.
The DVD also features several trailers, and is very well done for a no-frills package. The transfer is gorgeous, and the compression of the video signal is top-notch. The sound is in it's original glorious mono, and we get to hear that super-catchy Flint theme over and over again in it's various incarnations.
I heartily recommend this for lovers of Bond and Powers.