Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|From the Orient with Fury|
Actors: Kenneth Clark, Fabienne Dali, Margaret Lee, Evi Marandi, Fernando Sancho
Director: Terence Hathaway
Genres: Action & Adventure
The brilliant professor Kurtz has invented a machine so powerful, it can disintegrate anything. However, the enemy would stop at nothing to control Professor Kurtz's invention. He is kidnapped, and so begins the long searc... more »
I`m A Spy? No, Eurospy...
4-Legged Defender | ATL. GA. | 01/31/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you were a boy growing up in the 60`s, then you lived joyfully with the Three B`s of Pop Culture - Bond, Beatles and Batman (and in that chronological order). We could never get enough of the Beatles, so there was an entire British Invasion to assist us with this hunger. Batman - well, hindsight tells us that maybe there IS too much of a good thing, because 'campy' became too entrenched in television at that time, softening other solid dramas and comedies alike. But it WAS fun there for a while... As far as Bond goes, we had that same unquenchable thirst, and needed a more frequent fix than Albert Broccoli was offering, so there was a whole wave of 'Eurospy' movies that were produced on much flimsier budgets, some good, some bad, some abyssmal, but all quite necessary at the time. This particular film is a good example of a Coldwar Eurospy offering, with Ken Clark as agent 077(get it? I thought you might) as Agent Malloy of the American CIA attempting to rescue a captured scientist who has a formula for a disintegrating ray gun (these films don`t get deep but, remember, we were kids then - and maybe now too). Margaret Lee co-stars as Master Stroke (I`ll bet), a delicious femme fatale who contributes and complicates simultaneously. There are lots of exotic locales on display as well as the usual cliched bad guys, making this one a good fun comic book romp of 60`s spy paraphernalia. The dvd comes with bio/filmographies and trailers for the other Ken Clark 077 films - 'Mission Bloody Mary', 'Special Mission Lady Chaplin' (both good as well if you liked this one) as well as 'The Tiffany Memorandum', which is as-of-yet unreleased, but appears to be coming soon -there`s also one other, 'The Fuller Report', which is impossible to locate. So remember the Three B`s of your childhood fondly, pick this up and enjoy the flashback to a kitschy bygone era."
Enjoyable movie, poor edition
Giuseppe Lippi | Milan, Italy | 03/05/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The basic problem with this DVD is the compression of the original Techniscope frame (letterbox) into Widescreen. This causes the image being absurdly elongated and people look taller and thinner than they should. If to this basic fault you add the lack of bonus materials aside from a couple of filmographies and trailers, and the absence of subtitles, you'll understand why I have dubbed it "poor". The same applies to the other titles in the collection. On the other hand, these are extremely scarce films and I doubt whether it exist another edition in the world, let alone a better one. Sobuy them if you want -- but be warned!"