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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TRAILER – Live and Let Die (1973)

James Bond on Plisskens Grindhouse? Isn’t this the same site that posts trailers for films with titles like Bare Knuckles or Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster? Yet it is, but this Bond gets a pass due to its mash up of the spy adventure and Blaxploitation genres. While not the best the series has to offer, Live and Let Die did introduce Roger Moore as our favorite secret agent, and even if you’re not a fan of him in the role, there is no doubt that he helped keep the series alive after the departure of Sean Connery. The film is one of the more down to earth adventures for the super agent, as he goes up against a drug lord played by the great Yaphet Kotto. Filled with wild chases, including one of the greatest boat chases ever to be put on film, and lots of wink at the camera humor, Live and Let Die is a ton of fun. Just don’t go into it expecting another From Russia with Love or Goldfinger. The title song by Paul McCartney and Wings is a classic.