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On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceLong deprived of just praise and plaudits the sixth James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is an overlooked classic entry in the series.

The decades long dismissive attitude of Eon Productions and the general public towards George Lazenby and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is best summarised by the virtual absence of the actor and film from the trailer for the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray box set. The trailer lasts for 1’ 52” and Lazenby is featured for roughly 1 second! Right at the beginning as part of the gun barrel compilation.

Together with From Russia With Love, Lazenby’s single outing as 007 is the most faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming’s writings to have made the transition to the big screen and would mark the final time the true character of James Bond would be seen until the arrival of Timothy Dalton nearly 20 years later. (more…)

50 Years of James Bond