This wasn’t even the title. The only title change in Bond history brought about due to poor hearing! MMM finally tackles the “Bond as a Son of Erin” era- Pierce Wilburforce Brosnan in his second (and third last) 1997 outing. Titbits of deathless trivia included here – Q’s close encounter with a jaguar, what Pierce’s face had to do with Terri Hatcher’s bulge, the forgotten Hong Kong handover and whether a henchman with misplaced pleasure centres isn’t scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Brosnan’s melancholy Bond is discussed as is the preference for fisticuffs overall martial arts.
And we even got the cunning-linguist joke, well most of us. MMM begs you to join us for this Bond opus before the next station break!
By the mid-60s the Sean Connery show was winding down in the Bond universe…
but there was time enough to live twice. Ian Fleming’s unfilmable novel was finally filmed and the rest is history.
MMM gives YOLT the treatment: is You Only Live Twice it just a weak Austin Powers prequel? Or was it the old coffin polishing milkman at his most majestic?
Which Bond gadget drove David’s family into apoplexy? What is up with Blofoeld’s panciky cat? And how did Santa Claus nearly end up a Bond villian? The controversy of an Asian Bond (Scottish burr and all), a quick glance at a masterful Doctor Who star and a missing foot are all good reasons to download the MMM commentary before the neighbours do…
EON Productions doesn’t want to do it. The Producer Michael G Wilson doesn’t want to do it. Even the Director Martin Campbell can’t seem to find the time to do it. But MMM is here to rectify the glaring ommission from the recent Casino Royale DVD release – that of a commentary.
MMM is proud to present the commentary for the film Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judi Dench.
Hear the commentary that should be on the current DVD release. Listen to the commentary that all Bond fans should have. Enjoy the commentary that you deserve to have.
Join Trevor, David and Geoff as we guide you through the most exciting, innovative and just plain breathtaking Bond film, ever.
Well, we have reached the end of our little journey into the long and exciting history of James Bond, in his many incarnations and guises. The film we have chosen to bow out on in our James Bond Marathon is Timothy Dalton’s second stab at the role, Licence to Kill.
After attending the wedding of friend CIA agent Felix Leiter and his bride Della Churchill, James disobeys orders and turns in his license to kill, when ruthless drug lord Franz Sanchez tortures Felix and leaves him for dead and kills Della.
James sets off on a personal vendetta against the drug lord, and arrives in Mexico City. Helped by the beautiful CIA agent and pilot Pam Bouvier, Sanchez’s sexy mistress Lupe Lamora and Bond’s friend and fellow quartermaster ‘Q’, Bond plays on both sides of the law, as he infiltrates his organization to bring Sanchez down. Where 007 embarks in the ultimate confrontation and he will not rest until he kills Sanchez and those responsible for torturing Felix and murdering Della.
Licence to Kill has often been cited as the least successful Bond film. Since its release, many authors, fans, and critics have debated the reasons for this; one of the chief reasons often reached is the increase in violence, which led to a 15 rating in Britain and a PG-13 rating in the United States; this was the first Bond film to receive a rating higher than PG in the US or UK, and all Bond films released after this – up to and including Casino Royale – would all be rated 12/12A(UK) and PG-13(US).
Another factor cited for Licence to Kill’s comparatively tepid box office performance is that it was released during one of the most profitable summers in film history, running against such films as Batman; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and;Lethal Weapon 2. All of these, particularly Batman, were big hits for their respective studios. No Bond film has been given a summer release since.
The MMM Team of Tony, Trevor, Geoff and David guide you through this underappreciated and oft-neglected addition to the Bond franchise.
The MMM team is proud to bring you the third part of our James Bond Marathon series of commentaries with a movie that many regard as the finest Roger Moore Bond film, and some even regard as the quintessential James Bond movie – The Spy Who Loved Me.
Ballistic missile submarines from the Royal Navy and the Soviet fleet are stolen by the Karl Stromberg, in an attempt to launch their nuclear weapons at targets around the globe. James Bond teams up with Major Anya Amasova (a.k.a. Agent Triple X) from the Soviet Union to find out what happened and prevent a possible World War III.
So join the MMM team of Tony, David, Geoff and Trevor guide you through this very exciting adventure.
Lethal hats, murderous gold and a killer way to get the ultimate compact car, Goldfinger has it all. And it just happens to be the latest in the MMM James Bond Marathon.
Goldfinger’ is the third film in the EON Productions James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond 007. Released in September, 1964, the film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and was the first of four to be directed by Guy Hamilton.
The film is one of the most critically acclaimed of all the James Bond films; for many, critics and fans alike, Goldfinger set the blueprint, the character archetypes, and the standard that the rest of the films of the series would follow.
Join the MMM team in the caravan as we talk about this Bond classic.
No, don’t check your calenders, you haven’t got the date wrong – we aren’t commenting on the new Daniel Craig Casino Royale, but rather the first appearance of James Bond, the one that started it all.
1954 saw the appearance of “Jimmy” Bond, American super-agent , out to thwart the dastardly plans of Le Chiffre.
In 1954 CBS paid Ian Fleming $1,000 to adapt Casino Royale into a one hour television adventure as part of their Climax! series.
The episode, aired on October 21, 1954 and starred Barry Nelson as American secret agent “Card Sense” Jimmy Bond and Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre. For this Americanised version of the story, Bond is an agent for “Combined Intelligence,” while the character Felix Leiter from the original novel became “Clarence Leiter” a British agent, and a combination of Leiter and Rene Mathis. The name “Mathis” was given to the leading lady, who is named Valerie Mathis (instead of Vesper Lynd).
Join the MMM team of Trevor, Geoff, David and Tony as we talk about this James Bond adventure that began the love affair with James Bond that continues to this day.
If our listeners have the 1967 Casino Royale on DVD, certain editions have this 1954 TV episode as an extra. Our commentary is based on the three act version of the episode. Some releases may have the four act version. The MMM team have endeavoured to ensure that it is not crucial to have the episode to enjoy our commentary.