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The Spy Who Loved Me [DVD] [1977]

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  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (135 out of 139)

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    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Though not Ian Fleming's most famous James Bond novel, 1962's The Spy Who Loved Me was distinguished by the unique device of telling the story from the heroine's point of view; in fact, Bond doesn't make an appearance until the book is two-thirds over. This would hardly work in the film world's Bond franchise, so the original austere plotline of the novel was eschewed altogether in favor of a labyrinthine story involving outer-space extortion. The leading lady, a "hard-luck kid" in the original, is now sexy Russian secret agent Barbara Bach, who joins forces with Bond (Roger Moore, making his third appearance as 007) to foil yet another megalomaniac villain (Curt Jurgens), who plans to threaten New York City with nuclear weaponry. Beyond the eye-popping opening ski-jump sequence, the film's best scenes involve seven-foot-two Richard Kiel as steel-toothed henchman Jaws. Fifteen scriptwriters worked on The Spy Who Loved Me; only two were credited, including Bond-film veteran Richard Maibaum. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Roger Moore
      Roger Moore - James Bond
    • Barbara Bach
      Barbara Bach - Maj. Anya Amasova
    • Curd Jürgens
      Curd Jürgens - Stromberg
    • Richard Kiel
      Richard Kiel - Jaws
    • Caroline Munro
      Caroline Munro - Naomi



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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews

    97%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Roger Moore's best James Bond movie

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      luckydragon
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      THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is the best of Roger Moore's James Bond movies (and Moore's personal favorite Bond movie). The plot involves a madman shipping tycoon who hijacks US, British and Soviet nuclear submarines in order to start a war between the US and the USSR so he can repopulate the world with his own undersea society. The movie's opening scene is regarded by many as the most impressive opening scene in the entire Bond series as 007 skis off a mountain cliff with the villains in pursuit. Bond then opens a parachute emblazoned with the British flag. Barbara Bach (Mrs. Ringo Starr) is arguably one of the most exotic-looking Bond Girls in the series, but unfortunately she is also one of the least-talented---but this is a James Bond movie, so who cares about her acting? Curt Jurgens is disappointing as the villain in that he underplays him throughout the movie, but "Jaws" (Richard Kiel) compensates for Jurgens by becoming one of the most memorable Bond villains (so much so that fan demands resulted in Jaws returning in MOONRAKER). Shane Rimmer co-stars as the US sub's commander after having brief appearances in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. The ship models, production design by the legendary Ken Adam and special effects are excellent in this movie. Carly Simon's theme song "Nobody Does It Better" was one of the most popular Bond themes ever, but the rest of Marvin Hamlisch's weak score just proves how outstanding John Barry was at composing the 007 scores. Despite some substandard acting by Bach and Jurgens, Roger Moore is at his best in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME making it one of the best Bond movies in the series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Roger Moore & Jaws Bring the Camp!

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      KneelBeforeZod
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      I'll admit it.... Roger Moore is my favorite Bond. What can I say? I like the campiness over the seriousness of say, Sean Connery or the "realness" of Daniel Craig. That's not to say that I dislike either of them or those films, but I grew up with the late 70's/80's Bond and despite my young age (at the time), I managed to see most of the Roger Moore 007's in the theater., Perhaps it's just nostalgia, but it just seems right. I find myself watching these films "Moore" than any others in the 007 universe. That being said, The Spy Who Loved Me was one of my favorites (along with Man With the Golden Gun) and I absolutely adore Barbara Bach, both then and now.. And what can I say about Jaws? He freakin' rules! I remember how pumped I was to see him back in Moonraker. Anyway, pick this one up! The quality of the Blu-ray is great and it's got some cool extras.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Moore's best Bond film

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      Wolfbait
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      The Blu ray transfer comes in with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio and it looks great. Certainly one of the better converted Bond films. You will be stunned with the opening skiing sequence with the stark white snow, deep blue sky and a streaking Bond in a yellow ski suit. Stunning as is the whole disc. The audio features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and it is also very good. . The surrounds are not aggressively in play most of the time, but the dialog is crystal clear.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the better Moore's version of James Bond

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      Trekkieguy007
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      I rank this film as being on of my favorite movies in Roger Moore's portrayal of Bond. The films has a wealthy villain with amazing and surprising hangouts. This creates a scary feel of his plan in the plot. James Bond is still classic as ever. With having to work with a Russian agent, it creates a fun time in seeing how the two work together. The film is an enjoyable installment and doesn't disappoint.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the spy who loved me, a favorite bond movie

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      pmpm
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      Roger Moore, Mrs Ringo Starr, Jaws, loads of features and so much humor. I already had the dvd and this provides the blu ray and hd/uv versions so I can watch it when travelling. With the free movie money I bought this version rather than the fancy cased version. Definitely worth paying for the features if you like that because the price was so low. To be clear. dvd not included in this item.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Transaction using Best Buy was easy and quick.

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      SlyCy
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      The transaction using my Best Buy store could not have been easier. In and out of store within ten minutes with the three movies I wanted to purchase. Watched this James Bond Classic a couple times but this was my first time on the Blu-Ray disc. Picture is clear and sharp making it a pleasure to watch once again. The price was equavilent as going to the theatre on a discount Tuesday.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sir Roger at his Bond best

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      prlwctd

      Along with Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me is regarded as the highpoint of the Bond franchise, and rightly so. Both films have great plots, great villains, great leading & supporting ladies, wonderful music, cool gadgets, and hair-raising suspense. An interesting coincidence- both films are the respective 3rd outings for Sir Sean & Sir Roger as Bond. "Nobody Does it Better" indeed.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Personal Favorite of the Moore Movies

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      skrewloose
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      I have never been a huge Moore fan as Bond. This one if my personal favorite of his. I feel his does well with the suave, smooth part of Bond, not always as much the man of action. The audio and video quality are both well done on this disc. It looks like they put in some effort to restore it.

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