As a James Bond/60's spy-fi buff, I'm intrigued by the Eurospy films that were cranked out by various studios on the continent during the height of Bondmania.
I haven't seen many of them, but of the few I've seen, I've enjoyed most of them. Made on low budgets that would probably not even cover the craft services of the Bond films, the best of them benefit from the use of great, picturesque locations and enthusiastic stuntwork, even when the plots are questionable or the clumsy English dubbing almost unbearable.
Unfortunately, very few of these "Spaghetti Spy" flicks are available on video, and most of the ones that are, are only available in pan & scan, full-frame versions on VHS.
Thanks to a link on the Double O Section blog, I recently came across this Cinema Retro article about a series of Eurospy flicks that featured an American actor named Ken Clark as superspy Dick Malloy, Agent 077. The article made them sound interesting, so I followed another link to boutique DVD outfit Dorado Films, and ordered one of the discs, Special Mission Lady Chaplin.
Here's the trailer (warning – it's pretty long):
And here's the trailer to an earlier 077 film, Mission Bloody Mary:
Looks like fun, huh? After I get my disc of Lady Chaplin, I'll be sure to post a review.