You have a nasty habit of surviving!,
This review is from: Octopussy (DVD)The 13th James Bond movie. James Bond films have always been noted for their high-tech gadgetry, maniacal villains, and beautiful women. However even more noteworthy is a mixture of exotic locates; the beaches of Jamaica in DR. NO, the Swiss Alps in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, the Egyptian pyramids in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, the list is endless. This time around the filmmakers would shoot in one of the most exotic locations yet - India. OCTOPUSSY holds many memorable film settings including a Monsoon Taj Mahal Palace for games of backgammon, and the lavish palaces of the villains' lair and the Octopalace. The real pleasant surprise is the choice of casting THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN's Maud Adams as the Bond girl appropriately named after the films' title, and Kristina Wayborn is blonde beauty Magda.
THE ASSIGNMENT: Several Faberge eggs have turned up for auction at international markets. Strangely one of which is a fake discovered in the dead hands of Agent 009 during an escape mission in East Germany. The real egg is being auctioned at Sotheby's, and M sends Bond out to find out more about the eggs. When the egg is purchased from Kamal Khan, a noted Prince who works for a gang of jewel thieves who replace original replicas with clever fakes, Bond learns Kamal purchased the egg to prevent it being discovered. At the same time, General Orlov has a plan of his own: with Kamal's help, he smuggles atomic bombs into a US Air Force Base held in West Germany where during a circus act the bomb will be set to detonate. This movement will strengthen the argument for nuclear disarmament leaving Western Europe defenseless for the Soviets to counterattack with nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, General Gogol is unaware of this, and it is up to 007 to save the situation.
THE VILLAINS: Louis Jourdan as Kamal Khan, Kabir Bedi as Gobinda, Steven Berkoff as General Orlov, and David and Tony Meyer as the knife-throwing twins Mischka and Grischka.
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