Friday, July 25, 2008



Dubed “the spoof to end all spoofs”, I didn’t get this James Bond anomally the first time around. But with the distance of 40 years, I’ve moved from hating it to being mildly amused – it is definitely ‘of its time.’

After being delayed for various unfathomable reasons, the 40th anniversary edition of Casino Royale will be released in October.

The pakaging hype follows:

Welcome to Casino Royale, the ultimate psychedelic secret agent satire! Packed with girls, guns and gags galore, this “very funny picture” delivers “laughs all the way!”

Starring Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Joanna Pettet, Orson Welles, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr, William Holden and others, and with an original score from Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, this groovy spy movie is "even farther out" than all other spoofs combined!

British Intelligence is waning in every possible way! When the diabolical SMERSH begins killing off Her Majesty's Secret Service, super-agent James Bond (Niven) recruits six more "James Bonds" to confuse and conquer their enemies. But it won't be easy. They'll have to face an army of irresistibly sexy female operatives, exploding robotic fowl, parachuting Indians and a germ that makes all women beautiful, but kills all men over 4'6!

Special features:

Commentary with James Bond Historians Steven Jay Rubin and John Cork
The Making of Casino Royale
Bond James Bond
A 3 Ring Circus
More Directors, More Stars
The Big Climax
It's a Wrap!
Theatrical Trailer

1 comment:

The King Of Cool said...

I couldn't stand this as a kid when I saw it. I didn't think it made a lot of sense. As an adult I appreciate it a lot more. It's definitely a flick of that era.