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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom St Jones

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Posted August 10 2014 - 10:32 PM

The following 60s spy films (three serious, one humorous) need to be released via MOD disc, if not MOD Blu:

 

Gunn (1967) - movie adaptation of "Peter Gunn" TV series. Craig Stevens, Laura Devon. Directed by Blake Edwards

 

Danger Route (1967) Richard Johnson, Carol Lynley, Barbara Bouchet

 

Last of the Secret Agents? (1966) starring comedy team Allen & Rossi

(Marty Allen, Steve Rossi)

 

The Ipcress File (1965) Michael Caine. One of the greatest spy films ever made. Obviously deserves far more than a MOD release, but has been OOP for so long that anything would be welcome.



#2 of 19 OFFLINE   LouA

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Posted August 10 2014 - 11:02 PM

How about Masquerade (1965) with Cliff Robertson?  Haven't seen it in years ,but I remember it being interesting.


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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted August 10 2014 - 11:50 PM

Masquerade is available as an Amazon-exclusive MOD twofer along with 633 Squadron


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Posted August 11 2014 - 05:48 AM

I have Massquerade  . I thought it looked pretty good . The 2 movie set were on 2 discs . 



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Posted August 11 2014 - 06:29 AM

Masquerade is available as an Amazon-exclusive MOD twofer along with 633 Squadron

I didn't know it was out . I'll have to order it.



#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 11 2014 - 07:15 AM

There's a fine region-free Blu of Ipcress File that you can find on Amazon. I think Amazon Uk would have it cheaper, too.

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Posted August 11 2014 - 08:54 AM

There's a fine region-free Blu of Ipcress File that you can find on Amazon. I think Amazon Uk would have it cheaper, too.

 

I watched that disc a few days ago. It's really good with some first class extras.



#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted August 12 2014 - 02:05 PM

As was stated earlier, the quality of Masquerade is quite nice (even though it's a MOD).

The Ipcress BD is a bit soft. I have the UK and AUS versions and they appear to be nearly identical--definitely worth the money.
I believe I read somewhere that Network was bringing out another, newer BD of it but I couldn't find the site.



#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom St Jones

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Posted August 12 2014 - 03:58 PM

Actually, I'm betting that we will probably see an official Region A Blu of "Ipcress" not too long from now, by whoever holds license or rights - either Shout factory or Kino Lorber, I believe. For one thing, it's 50th anniversary is next year..

Otherwise, I would hate to think it would take a remake, or - God forbid, of course - for Michael Caine to shuffle off this mortal coil* (just saying).

 

 

(*Incidentally, the verse from Shakespeare's Hamlet that introduced this phrase begins with "What dreams may come..." - the title of a hit Robin Williams film. RIP dear man)



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Posted August 13 2014 - 08:15 AM

The Ipcress BD is a bit soft. I have the UK and AUS versions and they appear to be nearly identical--definitely worth the money.

I believe I read somewhere that Network was bringing out another, newer BD of it but I couldn't find the site.

 

Network has brought out a new Blu-ray disc of The Ipcress File. That was the disc I watched. The previous disc was released a few years ago.


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#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Rick Thompson

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Posted August 13 2014 - 08:25 AM

It's not 1960s, but it's still a nifty spy flick: The Fourth Protocol with Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Ian Richardson and Joanna Cassidy. It came out on VHS (P&S) but never even on DVD except in Brazil.



#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 13 2014 - 09:10 AM

I have a UK disc of Protocol, which was available for downloading from the Warner Archive in its infancy five years ago. Why it's never surfaced on disc is a mystery.

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Posted August 13 2014 - 09:49 AM

I'm still waiting for A Man Called Dagger- it's never been on TCM, and has yet to be released thru the Warner Archive (which has the video rights as it was a 1960s MGM movie).


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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 15 2014 - 04:52 PM

Checked with Warner and it no longer has the rights to Protocol.

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Posted August 16 2014 - 12:26 AM

Definitely Danger Route (1967, MGM) and Gunn (1967, Paramount), and I'd add:

 

 

Serious:

 

Fraulein Doktor (1968, set in World War I, but very much in the '60s spy mold) Paramount

Hard Contract (1969) Fox

When Eight Bells Toll (1971) Rank

 

Comedic:

 

Where the Spies Are (1965) WB

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966) Sony/Columbia

Operation Kid Brother (1967, a straight release, beyond the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode) MGM

Some Girls Do (1969, sequel to "Deadlier Than the Male" and available in R2) MGM/Rank

International Secret Police: Interpol Code 8 (1963) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: Trap of Suicide Kilometer (1964) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: A Barrel of Gunpowder (1964) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: Key of Keys (1965) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: The Killing Bottle (1967) Toho/Criterion


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Posted August 16 2014 - 07:51 AM

Hammerhead (1968) featuring a young & stunning (and recently a new friend of Twilight Time) Judy Geeson. It's out on DVD but deserves a Blu.

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Posted August 19 2014 - 11:01 AM

Definitely Danger Route (1967, MGM) and Gunn (1967, Paramount), and I'd add:

 

 

Serious:

 

Fraulein Doktor (1968, set in World War I, but very much in the '60s spy mold) Paramount

Hard Contract (1969) Fox

When Eight Bells Toll (1971) Rank

 

Comedic:

 

Where the Spies Are (1965) WB

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966) Sony/Columbia

Operation Kid Brother (1967, a straight release, beyond the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode) MGM

Some Girls Do (1969, sequel to "Deadlier Than the Male" and available in R2) MGM/Rank

International Secret Police: Interpol Code 8 (1963) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: Trap of Suicide Kilometer (1964) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: A Barrel of Gunpowder (1964) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: Key of Keys (1965) Toho/Criterion

International Secret Police: The Killing Bottle (1967) Toho/Criterion

 

The last two are famous for different reasons: KEY OF KEYS was redubbed by Woody Allen as WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY?

THE KILLING BOTTLE was the third of three films Nick Adams made in Japan and the only one we've never seen here in the U.S. (The other two, of course, were FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD and GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO.) Nick plays a character named John Carter.



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Posted August 19 2014 - 12:57 PM

I've always wanted to see the French OSS 117 films from the 60s, along with Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine, all with English subtitles.


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Posted August 27 2014 - 04:08 AM

The Ipcress File (1965) Michael Caine. One of the greatest spy films ever made. Obviously deserves far more than a MOD release, but has been OOP for so long that anything would be welcome.

A quite serviceable Blu-ray (region-free) is available from the UK with quite a few good extras:

 

http://www.amazon.co...ds=ipcress file






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