#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – George Lazenby steps into the role of James Bond and is sent on his first mission. For help with Draco, he must become very close friends with his daughter, Tracy, and heads off to hunt down Ernst Stavro Blofeld one more time. This takes him to Switzerland, where he must pose as Sir Hilary Bray to find out the secret plan of Blofeld. The facility is covered with Blofeld’s guards as well as his hench-woman, Irma Bunt. What has Blofeld got in mind this time? Can Bond keep up this act for much longer? Are ANY Bond girls safe?
Plot: James Bond tracks his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld, to a mountaintop retreat where he is training an army of beautiful, lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco, and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld.
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Even if we have all the time in the world, the world is not enough.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is directed by Peter Hunt and adapted to screenplay by Richard Maibaum from the novel written by Ian Fleming. It stars George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Ilse Steppat, Yuri Borienko and Gabriele Ferzetti. Music is by John Barry and cinematography by Michael Reed.
Bond 6 and 007 is obsessed with locating SPECTRE supremo Ernst Stavro Blofeld. After rescuing beautiful Countess Tracy di Vincenzo from suicide, this brings Bond into contact with her father, Marc Ange Draco, who agrees to help Bond find Blofeld in exchange for 007 courting Tracy. Blofeld is located in the Switzerland Alps at Piz Gloria, where he is masterminding a fiendish plot involving biological extinction of food group species’. Bond will need to use all his wits to stop the plan from being executed, he also has big matters of the heart to contend to as well…
Connery gone, but not for good as it turned out, so into the tuxedo came George Lazenby, an Australian model with no previous acting experience of note. It would be Lazenby’s only stint as 007, badly advised by those around him that Bond had no future in the upcoming 70s, his head swelling with ego by the day (something he readily admits and regrets), Lazenby announced he would only be doing the one James Bond film. The legacy of OHMSS is the most interesting in the whole Bond franchise, for where once it was reviled and wrongly accused of being a flop, it now, over 40 years later, is regarded as being one of the finest entries in the whole series. Yes it is still divisive, I have seen some fearful arguments about its worth, but generations of critics and film makers have come along to laud it as essential Bond and essential Fleming’s Bond at that.
Everything about OHMSS is different to what Connery’s Bond had become, the gadgets are gone and heaven forbid, Bond got a heart and fell in love. He was a man, with real aggression, real emotions and forced to use brain and brawn instead of mechanical trickery. Changes in the production department, too, wasn’t just about Lazenby’s appearance. Peter Hunt, previously the Bond film’s editor, directed his one and only Bond film, and Michael Reed on cinematography also appears for the one and only time. New Bond, new era, but reviews were mixed and in spite of making a profit of over $73 million Worldwide, this was considerably down on previous films. The reviews didn’t help, with much scorn poured on Lazenby for not being Connery, but really it’s hard to imagine anyone coming in and not getting beat with that particular stick! Box office take wasn’t helped by the film’s length, at over 2 hours 10 minutes, this restricted the number of showings in theatres, something that should be greatly noted.
Away from Bond anyway, OHMSS is a stunning action thriller in its own right. From the opening beach side fist fight, where uppercuts lift men off their feet and drop kicks propel them backwards, to helicopter attacks, bobsleigh pursuits (resplendent with punches and flinging bodies), ski chases and a car chase in the middle of a stock car race: on ice! There’s enough pulse pumping action here to fill out two Bond movies. But the Bond aspects are magnificent as well. Lazenby has wonderful physicality and throws a mean punch, he cuts a fine figure of a man and he’s acting inexperience isn’t a problem in the hands of the astute Hunt. Lazenby is matched by Rigg as Tracy, the best Bond girl of them all, she’s no bimbo, she’s tough (fighting off a guy with a broken bottle), smart yet vulnerable, funny and heart achingly beautiful, her interplay with Lazenby is brilliantly executed, so much so that when the devastating finale arrives it has extra poignancy. A scene that closes the film on a downbeat note and remains the most emotional scene ever put into a Bond movie.
Savalas finally gives us a villain who can compete with Bond on a physical level, making the fight between them an evenly matched and believable one. He lacks Pleasance’s sinister fizzog, though the bald pate and Grecian looks marks Savalas out as an imposing foe as well. The Swiss Alps setting is gorgeous, with Reed capturing the scope magnificently, while some of his colour lensing in the interiors soothe the eyes considerably. Barry’s score is one of his best, lush romantic strains accompany Tracy and James, operatic overtures dart in and out of the Swiss scenery and the James Bond theme is deftly woven into the action sequences. Louis Armstrong’s beautiful “We Have All The Time In The World” features prominently, perfectly romantic and forever to be thought of as part of the Bond Universe. Finally it’s the great writing that gives us the best sequence involving the trifecta of Bond, Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) and M (Bernard Lee). 5 minutes of class that gives Moneypenny an acknowledged importance in the relationship between the two men in her life. It’s just one of a number of truly excellent scenes in the greatest Bond film of them all. 10/10
Ok, Before you say this is the worst of the Bond Films, just remember, The Aussie James Bond, “George Lazenby” was slated to do 7 Films, So we would have had alot more George except for the fact that the Producers of the 007 Films basically wanted him to live entirely their way for the next 10 or so years. You must do this, you musn’t do that, always clean shaven in public, you will eat where we tell you, drive what we tell you, wear what we tell you. Addmitedly this came with a 25 Million price tag. However, when he asked for 35 Million, the studio went back to Connery.
Also, I think, and this is just my own opinion, but the Subject matter and story line of this Bond film made it one of the hardest Bond Roles to play.
One of the best
Giving the series a radical twist after the glorious Connery’s farewell to 007 movies in You Only Live Twice, the producers intended for the first time to introduce a new take on Bond, returning to the literary roots of the character, as originally described in Fleming’s novels and short stories. So Maibaum this time faithfully adapted one of Fleming’s most successful and appreciated works: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The screenplay is so close to the book that actually the movie is somewhat contradictory with previous Bond installments: Bloefeld and Bond don’t know each other (???), and, in order to make the plot line look more logical, by changing the physical appearance of the villain, the part was given to Telly Savallas, who looks too amiable to be the bad guy, instead of the scarred and terrific Donald Pleasance. The plot is also very different from what the usual fans expect from Bond movies, being mainly focused on the romance between Bond and Tracy during the first half, then moving to Bloefeld’s stronghold in Switzerland, and ending with 45 minutes of extremely exciting, non stop action.
The film’s pacing is pretty irregular. The romance is probably the best part, at the best of Bond tradition, mainly thanks to Diana Rigg’s inspired performance as Tracy, perfectly depicting an emotionally unbalanced, yet appealing and glamorous, woman. Lazenby’s OK (at least at this part of the movie), but he lacks the masculinity and roughness Connery showed, what ultimately damages the movie, specially during the disastrous sequences which take place in Bloefeld’s research facility in the Swiss Alps, which are laughable). There’s nothing remarkable about them. (what a silly conspiracy!!), but 45 minutes spent, which make the movie overlong. When everything seems ruined, the film revives and takes us on a wild ride on an action packed roller-coaster (ski chase, Bond and Draco raid on Bloefeld’s base), with a brief romantic rest as Bond and Tracy talk about their future life in common (Bond a journalist?),a very touching scene.
The ending remains as one of the top Bond moments, tragical and romantic. The stylish pre-credit sequence is equally brilliant,showing the natural elegance and “joie de vivre” we all associate with Bond.
A question: what if Connery had accepted to play Bond this time? I think this could be the best Bond movie ever made. But the producers came up with a martial arts expert with no experience in acting, which sadly overshadows many good points(on Lazenby’s defense, it was his first performance), but this film still intensely shines as an interesting, strange gem in the Bond canon.
The best 007 film I’ve seen; 10 out of 10
May Contain Spoilers
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was the first time that a new actor besides Sean Connery portrayed the secret agent 007. The film in it’s initial box-office release was the second-lowest grossing Bond film at it’s time, although it was not a box-office faliure, and now is regarded by many as one of the best Bond films. I personally feel it is THE best Bond I have ever seen, even better then “Die Another Day.”
This film has a different look to it than any other Bond film, and unlike “Thunderball” the difference in the production cast and crew doesn’t isolate the film; it enhances it. The film has a very classic, lavish, “40s” look to it. I think even then that style was old-fashioned, but it works very well. Director Peter Hunt made a good choice to have this film remain very close to the original Ian Fleming novel because, although I never read the book, I can tell that the decision resulted in a great story. The film focuses less on gadgets on action and instead strives on story and character. There IS plenty of action in the film, but that’s not what the film is about. It’s about the story. The story has action, it has a little of 007’s style of humor, it has sadness, and for once, real romance. The “world domination” plot had only once been used before in a 007 film; “You Only Live Twice.” Now the villain, who for the second time is Ernst Stavro Blofeld, desires a title and a full pardon. If he does not get his way; the world economy will be destroyed through the destruction of all forms of crops with bacterialogical warfare.
The new James Bond, George Lazenby, obviously had a lot of pressure. He wasn’t an actor, he was not prepared to be a star of a major film, and he had to live up to the very high standards of Sean Connery. He does it perfectly. I don’t think Sean Connery could’ve played James Bond in the way George does. His James Bond is humorous (the typical 007 wit), he can be deadly (almost drowning a thug, killing two guards, disobeying orders) he can be frightened (scene before the car chace and after the ski chase) and for the first time, truly compassionate (truly falls in love and marries a woman). The new Bond girl, Tracy de Vicenzo, is played wonderfully by Dianna Rigg. After two films since “Goldfinger” with pathetic women who can’t compare with Pussy Galore, Tracy surpasses her as a woman equal to Bond. She can fight like Pussy, and she also resists Bond’s advances initially. However, she is not won over with a single kiss. Bond has to make love to her over a large period of time. She isn’t the first to come to Bond’s rescue, but she doesn’t blow their cover. She’s an even more reckless driver than 007, and can drive like that without wreacking the car. Blofeld has changed with the new actor. In additon to his plastic surgery, he now does more of his work himself, and is no longer the completely calm, Eastern-european accent talking villain of earlier. He is more witty and charming. It is established that two years have passed from “You Only Live Twice” to OHMSS, and the characters M and Monneypenny show age. Q seems to have aged a lot better. The rest of the cast does a fantastic job.
The typical Bond plot has alterations here. Bond does not simply meet two or three women and get them to love him. He actually makes love to a single woman. The woman working for the villain here is not pretty. Irma Bunt is an old lady, but she’s a tough one. A lot of the gadgetry is gone in this film, with the exception of a device for opening a safe. Bond goes undercover in this film as a nerdy baronet from the Collage of Arms in London (incidentally, Bond finds his own family crest there, with the motto “The World Is Not Enough.”) And the grand finale, Bond is married at the end of the film. However, the film ends on a tragic note when Blofeld murders Bond’s new bride. It is this tragedy that will help audiences understand the cold dark exterior of MI6’s 007. The effects of Tracy’s death are not seen enough in Roger Moore’s films, but Timothy Dalton (although I’ve never seen him as Bond yet) sounds like the way Bond would act after something like this.
I have only two minor complaints in this film. I thought Telly Savalas did a great Job as Blofeld, but he just doesn’t compare to Donald Pleasance. I liked the song “We Have All The Time In The World” but they could’ve had a better singer.
The two complaints I have do not ruin the film. The ultimate Bond masterpiece; the best I’ve seen.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Peter R. Hunt
Writer Simon Raven (additional dialogue), Richard Maibaum (screenplay)
Actors George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti
Country UK, Switzerland
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Danjaq Productions
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-IIA, Panavision B- and C-Series Lenses, Panavision PSR R-200, Panavision B- and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 35 mm (Technicolor Dye Transfer prints)