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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Released 1969
Distributor United Artists

Generally dismissed  in its  time because of poor reaction to commercial pitchman George Lazenby’s only turn as James Bond, Peter Hunt’s spectacular and unexpectedly dramatic take (thanks in large part to Diana Rigg’s performance) on the 1963 Ian Fleming novel has aged like fine wine and is now considered one of the major entries in the Bond franchise. Later Bond Timothy Dalton was considered for this one but his 007 time was yet to come.

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About Mark Goldblatt

A lifelong film buff and horror fan, Mark Goldblatt is an Academy Award nominated film editor with over 40 feature films to his credit, including The TerminatorTerminator 2: Judgment DayStarship TroopersArmageddonRise of the Planet of the Apes (edited with Conrad Buff), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and most recently fellow TFH Guru Eli Roth's Death Wish (2018).  He also directed the films Dead Heat and The Punisher (1989 version).