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CODENAME JAGUAR (1965)-BEAUTIFUL LETTERBOXED PRINT.

Director: Maurice Labro, Cast: Ray Danton, Pascale Petit, Conrado San Martín, Roger Hanin, Horst Frank, Wolfgang Preiss, The film follows super spy Jeff Larson, AKA Jaguar, as he is assigned to a mission that has him trying to discover the where-abouts of a new Russian spy device that is at present costing his organization a good deal of precious information to leak into the wrong hands. With the help of a few fellow agents, namely Robert Stuart played by Roger Hanin, and a string of sexy female companions, played by Pascale Petit and Helga Sommerfeld, Larson dives head long into the fray, determined to find out what is at the bottom of this mysterious plot.

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CARDS ON THE TABLE (1966)-In French with english subs.

Finally, a beautiful, uncut and letterboxed version of Jess Franco's ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS! A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood. Cast: Eddie Constantine ... Al Pereira, Françoise Brion ... Lady Cecilia Addington Courtney, Fernando Rey ... Sir Percy. ' ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS is a Spanish-French co-production made by the same creative team responsible for THE DIABOLICIAL DR Z (1965). Both movies were given a tremendous boost by the imaginative screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere (who had worked for the great Luis Bunuel on many of his French productions). This perhaps explains the sarcastic French-style humor in ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS, which differentiates this from the more slapstick orientation of Franco's later Eurospy efforts (such as LUCKY THE INSCRUTABLE and KISS ME MONSTER [both 1967]). For instance, the opening assassination scenes include the murder of an ambassador and then a high church official, scenes that are staged with a slightly absurd, surreal touch which anticipates similar scenes found in future Carriere-Bunuel projects, THE MILKY WAY [1969] and THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE [1972].

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE (1967)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print.

Eurospy fans rejoice, here's another obscure but great film from that genre. Director: Miguel Iglesias and starring Giacomo Rossi-Stuart and Mónica Randall. A flood of counterfeit dollars  creates  alarm in the world marketplace. Jeff, a dynamic young journalist is commissioned by the director of his newspaper to investigate this  very strange case: finds out the whereabouts of his friend, Professor Norton who  mysteriously disappeared and may be involved in causing the monetary chaos.

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CAVE OF DIAMONDS (1964)-LETTERBOXED PRINT, SOME SCENES ENGLISH SUBBED. Previous version had scenes in German only, this one has those scenes english subbed so now completely uncut and english friendly.  Cave Of Diamonds is nice little eurospy romp that came out from Germany in the early sixties.  There are several examples of this kind of stuff.   If you've seem any of these type of flics, then you know what's in store here.  It's about a bunch of dudes looking for an illegal diamond mine in the jungles of Thailand.  Since none of them trusts each other, they spend most of their time spying, following, and cross examining each other to find out what the others are up to.  Undercover journalist Werner Homfeld played by Paul Hubschmid eventually teams up with Joe Warren [Brad Harris] in the investigation.  Other bad dude Philippe Lemaire spies on both of them and follows their investigation, hoping to find the mine after elimating the others.  Then we have another shaydy character played by Cult Favorite Horst Frank who's also in on the party.   Everybody is watching everbody else just to make sure that they don't get ahead of them too much.  Eventually all of this gets out of hand and explodes into an action-packed finale when the mine is located and the boys make their way out into the jungle to find the mine..

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DICK SMART (1967)

Finally, a beautiful widescreen version of this awesome Eurospy film. If you're a fan of far-out Euro-Spy films from the 60s with cool sets and set-pieces,exotic locations, Margaret Lee, groovy music, and over-the-top gadgets, and if the lack of a coherent plot doesn't bother you, then Dick Smart 2.007 is a must see. Actually, I'm not sure if the plot is really all that incoherent or if the audio on my transfer was so bad that I often couldn't tell what was going on. But why let a little thing like the plot get in the way of this much fun? What I did get out of it – Lady Lister (Margaret Lee) has gathered five of the most renowned nuclear scientists in the world and stashed them in her secret, underground Brazilian lair. She has developed a means of converting coal into diamonds using a controlled nuclear explosion. She has a partner in crime, McDiamond, who sees other possibilities for Lady Lister's discovery. The CIA (at least I think it was the CIA) hires part-time super-spy Dick Smart (Richard Wyler) to put a stop to their plans.

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OSS 117 IS NOT DEAD (1956)-In French with english subs, B&W print.

First and rarest film in the OSS 117 series. Director: Jean Sacha,  Cast: Ivan Desny, Magali Noël. OSS 117 is the codename for Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, a fictional secret agent initially from the pen of the prolific Jean Bruce. Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath is described as being an American Colonel from Louisiana of French descent. After service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), de La Bath worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), then the National Security Council (NSC). Bruce wrote 91 OSS 117 novels for the French publishing house Fleuve Noir Espionnage series beginning with Tu parles d'une ingénue (Ici OSS 117) in 1949, predating Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 by four years. The first OSS 117 film, OSS 117 N'est Pas Mort (OSS 117 Is Not Dead), was made in 1957 with Ivan Desny as OSS 117. Following Jean Bruce's death in a Jaguar car crash in 1963, the character continued in a successful Eurospy film series which was mostly directed by Andre Hunebelle. The role was played initially by Kerwin Matthews, and then by Frederick Stafford, with John Gavin playing the role when Stafford was filming Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz.

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HOUSE OF SPIES (1966)-In Spanish with english subs.

Wonderfully entertaining Jess Franco Eurospy film starring Eddie Constantine! Dan Leyton, an American secret agent, is sent to uncover a network of spies in Turkey. The head of the Espionage Service in Istanbul, Colonel Spokane, believes they key to the case lies in a young woman´s residence. Dan is placed under the orders of Commander Pendleton who turns out to be an authoritarian woman. The key to the mystery turns out to be Spokane´s frivolous wife Janet, who unwittingly plays an important part in the enemy´s plans. This 1967 color Franco film picks up considerably in its last twenty minutes or so, when it gets serious, with an accompanying tightening of direction and cinematographic inventiveness, but the earlier parts show a lazy Franco indulging a few of his worst habits. According to the OBSESSION book, Franco shot this back to back with CARTAS BOCA ARRIBA (ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS), so perhaps there was an understandable diminution in the amount of energy and curiosity he could give to the project; or, perhaps, the money wasn't there to give the entirety an edge and a polish.

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SECRET AGENT 777 (1966)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print.

Enrico Bomba's first of two espionage films, Agente segreto 777 - Operazione Mistero stars Mark Damon as Dr. Bardin, who goes to Beirut to investigate rogue scientists that are experimenting on mice, complications ensue as usual in this excellent Eurospy film... Stars: Maria Badmayev, Aldo Bufi Landi, Mark Damon, Franca Duccio, Stanley Kent, Lewis Jourdan, Walter Neng, Isarco Ravaioli, Seyna Seyn, Mary Young.

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CIFRATO SPECIALE (1966)-aka SPECIAL CYPHER, IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBS.

Director: Pino Mercanti, Cast: Lang Jeffries, José Greci, Helga Liné. it starts with Nazi’s loading some cargo aboard a plane at the end of the war. The story picks up from there with the usual Eurospy frolics. There’s also quite extensive underwater footage.

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SPIA SPIONE (1967)-IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT.

Directed by Bruno Corbucci, Stars: Lando Buzzanca and Teresa Gimpera. Extremely rare Eurospy spoof! The amusing parable of Carlo as a waiter, a burglar, a spy. A gang of burglars enters the apartment of Carlo, a bumbling waiter, to rob a bank vault below, where in addition to money, there's a precious ring made of the special metal alloy. Inappropriately returned home, Carlo undergoes various vicissitudes, but then helps the thieves, only to be robbed in turn by a international spy organization in an attempt to recover the ring. Comedy that will unravel simply, with some funny jokes, in an obvious parody of the spy movie.

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MISSION APOCALYPSE (1966)-IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT.

Director: Guido Malatesta (as James Reed), Stars: Arthur Hansel, Pamela Tudor, Eduardo Fajardo. Axel (Eduardo Fajardo) sends the United Nations a warning - give me all the money you have or I blow up a city. They immediately contact an ex-agent 087 (Arthur Hansel) to stop this madman. Hansel was another American actor who went to Europe to act - square jawed and good looking - but without the success of some of the others. He is of course a babe magnet and his modus operandi is telling them that he will be right back and then leaving for good. 

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IF I WERE A SPY (1967)-IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT.

Director: Bertrand Blier, Stars: Bernard Blier, Bruno Cremer, Patricia Scott. Dr. Lefebvre, a widower who lives a quiet life with his daughter, has among his patients, a depressive man named Guerin. He often changes his address. He is wanted by his wife, Genevieve Laurent and by strangers who monitor the doctor, rob him, and threaten him. The doctor lives in fear; he is harassed by a man named Kruger, the head of the gang, who threatens retaliation on his daughter Sylvie. Excellent French Eurospy film.

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