Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Hervé Villechaize, Clifton James, Maud Adams
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Written By: Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz
Rating: PG (US) Running Time: 2 hr 3 min
I’ve always found this to be a solid outing for Roger Moore’s Bond. A little dull perhaps, and certainly too long. But it does have one of the more memorable villain/henchmen combos with Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) and Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize). It also has one of the better theme songs and John Barry’s score is superb.
This is a slower paced Bond adventure. It’s also light on the gadgets.
Best viewing format:
Some of the stunt work is the best I’ve ever seen so if it were possible a big screen matinee showing would be great. HD works too – on a nice big home theater system.
When Bond jumps a car over a river using a broken twisted bridge. The car does a fully 360 twist as it crosses the river. It’s an iconic Bond moment, and one of the best pieces of stunt driving I’ve ever seen. These days they’d probably do this with CGI, and it wouldn’t be as exciting to watch.