BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING ACT OF GOD KNOWN AS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC & ACCOMPANYING UNCERTAINTIES,
AND ALSO AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR ALL SUFFERING AND GRIEVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,
KING ROMAN REGRETS TO INFORM THAT THE IMPERIAL MOVIE AWARDS & RELATED FUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
IN ORDER TO AVOID UNWANTED INFECTIONS & TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION PROBLEMS
King Roman has loved the movies since childhood in Edinburgh when his mother Lady Katherine would take him to see musicals like The Desert Song with Gordon Macrae and Kathryn Grayson and South Pacific with Rosanno Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor.
Lady Katherine also took him to watch X-rated science fiction films like Creature from the Black Lagoon and It Came from Outer Space, which would probably merit no more than a G or PG rating today. Lady Katherine met
Jack Lemmon (China Syndrome), and one of his favourite singers, Frank Ifield who also appeared in movies.
King Roman studied acting and directing at QSPA on the Gold Coast, did an acting and directing course in Darwin, appeared in The Phantom 1966 where he met Billy Zane (Titanic) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and filmed a scene for the Flipper television series in which his favorite movie star Jessica Alba starred. King Roman's movie career on the Gold Coast was cut short when he returned to Darwin in 1995.
Everyone has film favourites. Here are some starting at one of King Roman's, Hot Enough for June with the lovely Sylvia Koscina.
These are films or trailers of James Bond parodies from different countries for your delectation
- Hot Enough for June, a.k.a. Agent 8 (1964), a British spy comedy with Dirk Bogarde 3⁄4as the unwitting spy who succeeds James Bond!
- Carry on Spying (1964), British parody with James Bind, Agent 006 changed to Charlie Bind, Agent 000 (Double 0, oh!). 1⁄2
- That Man from Rio (1964), French adventure spoof of Bond-type films.
- 008: Operation Exterminate (1965), featuring a female 007 type agent. Directed by Umberto Lenzi .
- Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967), starred James Coburn as Derek Flint, "an intentionally over-the-top parody of Bond".
- Lucky, the Inscrutable, aka Lucky, el intrépido (1966), gag-filled Spanish-Italian comedy from Jesús Franco starring Ray Danton.
- Modesty Blaise (1966), campy British spy-fi film starring Monica Vitti.
- Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966), Italian Eurospy film starring Ray Danton.
- The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966), British parody of secret agent films.
- Casino Royale (1967), British, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress.
- Si muore solo una volta (1967), Italian ("You only die once") starring Ray Danton.
- The End of Agent W4C (1967), Czech parody. Superagent W4C has all properties of 007 - artificial gadgets, nice girls, spies everywhere around them.
- Voitheia! O Vengos faneros praktor 000 which can be translated in English: Help! Vengos apparent agent 000.
- OK Connery, 1967, also known as Operation Kid Brother or Operation Double 007. Starring: Neil Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, Lois Maxwell. When MI6's top agent becomes unavailable, his lookalike younger brother is hired to thwart an evil organisation. Sean Connery's younger brother Neil stars in this Italian film designed to profit from the spy craze. Also called New Spy against Evil Divided.
- A Man Called Dagger (1967). Low budget American spy film. Future Bond villain Richard Kiel (Jaws) co-stars.
- Fathom (1967), Raquel Welch as female Bond-like agent in tongue-in-cheek spy caper.
- Come Spy with Me (1967), American spy film starring Troy Donahue.
- Caprice (1967), American comedy-thriller with Doris Day.
- Az oroszlán ugrani készül (1969), (English translation: The Lion Prepares to Jump), a Hungarian comedy spy film starring István Bujtor.
- The Girl from Rio aka Future Woman (1969), campy Spy-fi starring Shirley Eaton (from Goldfinger).
- Zeta One (1969), a British sexploitation Spy-fi with Robin Hawdon as James Word, a womanizing secret agent who investigates James Robertson Justice's criminal mastermind at the behest of 'W' and discovers a race of barely-clad alien superwoman called Angvians. Co-starring Carry On (film series) veteran Charles Hawtrey and Dawn Addams (star of Star Maidens and occasional leading lady in Roger Moore's The Saint) as Zeta.
- Le Magnifique (1973), French comedy starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset . Alternate title The Man from Acapulco.
- From Hong Kong with Love (1975). Starring: Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Clifton James. James Bond dies in the James Bond gun barrel sequence, and Her Majesty's Secret Service must replace him. Despite being an obscure parody, the film features many legitimate Bond film actors.
- The Dragon Lives Again (1978). Starring: Alexander Grand. A Hong Kong movie featuring an undead Bruce Lee alongside characters such as Popeye, Dracula, and James Bond. Original title: La Resurrection du Dragon
- S*H*E (1980), an American spy parody film starring Cornelia Sharpe and Omar Sharif, and written by regular Bond screenwriter Richard Maibaum.
- Nati con la camicia, also known as Go for It (1983), an Italian comedy spy action film, starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer as two strangers accidentally mistaken for CIA operatives.
- Cat City, also known as Macskafogó (1986), a Hungarian-Canadian-German animated comedy action film which heavily spoofs the Bond movies. The main character is an anthropomorphic mouse secret agent named Grabovsky.
- Agent 00 is a parody of James Bond in the film Ninja Academy (1990). In the film 00711 gets his Licence to Kill temporarily revoked.
- If Looks Could Kill aka Teen Agent (1991) directed by William Dear, starring Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt; a mistaken-identity caper.
- From Beijing with Love (1994), with and by Stephen Chow, stars a Chinese 007 wanna-be to search for a stolen dinosaur skull
- Pub Royale (1996), a parody based on the novel of Casino Royale starring Alan Carr
- Spy Hard (1996), starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan
- Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team (2001) British straight-to-video spoof, featuring a team of beautiful women as the Bondian heroines.
- Undercover Brother (2002)
- Rod Steele 0014: You Only Live Until You Die (2002) Starring Robert Donavan. Lightly pornographic Bond parody based loosely on Milo Manara's comics.
- The Tuxedo (2002). A taxi driver called Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) accidentally becomes a spy when he wears a special tuxedo which gives him special skills.
- Johnny English (2003), a James Bond spoof starring Rowan Atkinson, two sequels, Johnny English Reborn (2011), Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action widely parodies James Bond, with film poster for Licence to Spy, a parody of Licence to Kill, More is Never Enough, parodying either The World Is Not Enough or Never Say Never Again and Codename: Operation Conspiracy, the film's Damian Drake is played by former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton.
- The Pink Panther, Clouseau met a British agent 006 (played by a tuxedo-clad, uncredited Clive Owen).
- Allkopi Royale (2006), a short Bond Spoof starring Thomas Milligan and Quantum for Allkopi (2008), a Sequel to Allkopi Royale, featuring Norwegian celebrities such as Linni Meister, Helge Hammelow-Berg and Martin Garfalk.
- Epic Movie (2007) - Bond, from Casino Royale (2006 film), makes two short appearances in Gnarnia.
- Meet the Spartans (2008), Le Chiffre appears, torturing Leonidas for the account number in a similar manner to the way he did in Casino Royale.
- Spycraft: 00Nine (2017), an unofficial independent film project, follows the globe-trotting adventures of the lesser known MI6 agent, 009, and his struggles to dismantle a new criminal organisation acknowledged only as Chimera.
- OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) and OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009), two French comedies that parody the original OSS 117 series by Jean Bruce. The first film is set in 1955 and the sequel in 1967. Both movies star Jean Dujardin as French secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath a.k.a. OSS 117.
- What' Up, Tiger Lily? 1966 was made by Woody Allen and featured Japanese actresses Akiko Wakabayashi and Mie Hama who would appear in You Only Live Twice the following year.
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