over 2 years
Brilliant introduction for Moore. Bonkers, punny & wildly entertaining
over 3 years
Bit of an odd entry for Moore's first bond film. Total blaxploitation but good regardless.
over 3 years
Bond vs Blaxploitation...Bond wins. Also, I hate this song.
Taylor Reginald Wright
Great acting and a cool theme song in this blaxpoitation-influenced James Bond adventure.
over 7 years
Roger Moore starts his Bond run off with a blaxploitation film and somehow pulls it off.
Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Although the producers had wanted Sean Connery to return after his role in the previous Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, he declined, sparking a search for a new actor to play James Bond. Roger Moore was signed for the lead role.
The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. In the film, a Harlem drug lord known as Mr. Big plans to distribute two tons of heroin free to put rival drug barons out of business. Mr. Big, however, is revealed to be the disguised alter ego of Dr. Kananga, a corrupt Caribbean dictator, who rules San Monique, the fictional island where the heroin poppies are secretly farmed. Bond is investigating the death of three British agents, leading him to Kananga, where he is soon trapped in a world of gangsters and voodoo as he fights to put...