Tag Archives: Espionage

Forever and a Death

Donald E. Westlake, best known for his “Parker” series of thrillers, was hired to write a James Bond movie. In the end, the script was not used, but Westlake reworked the story into an original novel.

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Asia-Pol

 Despite secret lairs and spy gadgets, Asia-pol plays things straight where other Shaw Bros. espionage efforts reveled in the most outlandish sci-fi aspects of spy films.

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Black Rose

The Black Rose takes the female-centric swashbuckling of wuxia cinema and the heroics of Chinese folklore and places them in a contemporary setting. It also pays service to the James Bond films.

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Golden Buddha

The Shaw Brothers take a crack at the jet-set spy genre and come up with a film full of judo, sunglasses, slinky cocktail dresses, secret lairs, gadgets, and of course a super villain in a shiny gold suit and cape.

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