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4.4 out of 5 stars
James Bond - Octopussy (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1983]
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on 9 March 2014
Many of Roger Moore's films as Bond suffer because of the lack of balance that they had between comedy (obviously Roger Moore's strong suit) and the gritty realism that the likes of 'From Russia With Love' provided. As such, if asked what Roger Moore Bond film was best, the results would almost certainly show either 'The Spy Who Loved Me' or 'For Your Eyes Only' as the best. The former for its light-hearted, comedic escapism, the other for it's more intense, cold war realism.
I enjoy both films, for both of these aspects, but I feel that 'Octopussy' is the first, and only film of Roger Moore's where a balance between the two was achieved.
The plot is sometimes criticised for being too complicated, but it really isn't. The principal character, Octopussy, runs a jewellery smuggling set-up from Russia to the west, within her circus. However her partner, Kamal Khan, is secretly in league with a Russian general who arranges for the cache of jewellery to be replaced with a nuclear bomb, which will detonate when the circus is in a US Air Force Base in West Berlin. The west will demand unilateral disarmament because they will think it was an American bomb which went off accidentally, leaving Russia free to invade without the threat of nuclear retaliation. This leads to a thrilling (if done before) countdown to the explosion as James Bond rushed to stop it.
What's not to love about this story? Ian Fleming is probably wishing he had come up with that from beyond the grave.
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on 19 July 2017
This is a Bond that actually holds well together with some great set pieces.

It holds up well even after all this time....
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on 2 August 2017
Very good condition. I liked the Indian location and I enjoyed the film. Thanks.
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on 11 January 2014
Octopussy is in a way the most feminine and soft of all Bond movies. I hope still that the oneday blueray version will give a bit sharper vesion. Restoration is difficult business still. The picture quality in this dvd is miles of from the old vhs tape where the predecessor Octopussy was. So it is enjoyable and fun and worth to buy.
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on 26 August 2017
Bond on Bluray. Great picture and Sound. What more is there to say.
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on 29 May 2017
You have to remember the era this was recorded and that norms were different. For us living in 2017 it is quite sexist and racist - but that was how things were back then. If you can overlook that it is a very enjoyable romp with the late great Sir Roger Moore!
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on 19 October 2017
When I received the DVD, there were no scratches on the disc and the case had no damaged areas.
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on 3 May 2017
great item + seller
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on 27 September 2017
No problems
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on 23 July 2017
Delighted
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