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Story

Roger Moore was nearing the end of his reign as James Bond when he made Octopussy, and he looks a little worn out. But the movie itself infuses some new blood into the old franchise, with a frisky pace and a pair of sturdy villains. Maud Adams--who'd also been in the Bond outing The Man with the Golden Gun--plays the improbably named Octopussy, while old smoothie Louis Jourdan is her crafty partner in crime. There's an island populated only by women, plus a fantastic sequence with a hand-to-hand fight that happens on a plane--and on top of a plane. The film even has an extra emotional punch, since this time out 007 is not only following the orders of Her Majesty's Secret Service, but he is also exacting a personal revenge: a fellow double-0 agent has been killed. Two Bond films were actually released in 1983 within a few months of each other, as Octopussy was followed by Sean Connery's comeback in Never Say Never Again. The success of both pictures proved that there was still plenty of mileage left in the old license to kill, though Moore had one more workout--A View to a Kill--before hanging it up. And that title? The franchise had already used up the titles to Ian Fleming's novels, so Octopussy was taken from a lesser-known Fleming short story. --Robert Horton

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Audio Commentary
  • Inside Octopussy Documentary
  • Designing Bond - Peter Lamont Documentary
  • Storyboard Sequences
  • Music Video

Cast

Roger MooreJames Bond
Maud AdamsOctopussy
Louis JourdanKamal
Kristina WaybornMagda
Kabi BediGobinda
Steven BerkoffOrlov
David MeyerMishka
Tony MeyerTwin Two (in closing credits) (as Anthony Meyer)
Desmond LlewelynQ
Robert BrownM
Lois MaxwellMiss Moneypenny
Michaela ClavellPenelope Smallbone
Walter GotellGogol
Vijay AmritrajVijay
Albert MosesSadruddin

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Theme(s): Mob/Organized Crime, Espionage/Secret Ops
  • Director: John Glen (II)
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 131 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1; 2.20:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 10, 1983
    EuropeJun 6, 1983
    JapanJul 2, 1983
    AustraliaNov 24, 1983
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 17, 2000
    EuropeNov 3, 2003
    JapanAug 25, 2007
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