The Spy Who Loved Me

1977 PG 2h 5m DVD

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The Spy Who Loved Me

1977 PG 2h 5m DVD
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In this rousing 007 adventure, sly spy James Bond teams with a shapely Russian agent to foil a millionaire industrialist who plans to rule an underwater empire -- by wiping out the surface world. Steel-toothed thug "Jaws" makes his first appearance.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Roger Moore
  • Barbara Bach
  • Curd Jürgens
  • Richard Kiel
  • Caroline Munro
  • Walter Gotell
  • Geoffrey Keen
  • Bernard Lee
  • Desmond Llewelyn
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that sex and spying go together here, in almost comical degrees. The tone is set when James Bond and his counterpart, the Russian woman superspy, are introduced with matching bedroom scenes. She even goes by the code-name XXX, which was a common ad hype (not an official MPAA rating) used for pornography. There are numerous deaths from bombs and machine guns, and a giant assassin who kills people by biting.

Sexual Content

Nude women (some in silhouette, some not) cavort in the trippy opening-credit montage, and female characters throughout wear bikinis and revealing gowns. There's a brief glimpse of the heroine in the shower. James Bond is a tireless lover as always, and is shown in bed with various lethal ladies. Sexual interludes are described in heavy euphemism and innuendo.

Violence

Much hand-to-hand fighting, kicking, and falling from great heights. Soldiers open fire on one another with machine guns, grenades, bombs, even nuclear weapons. The addition of an assassin who kills by biting people to death (non-explicitly) is a nasty touch. A woman is fed to a shark.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Bond accepts a harem girl as a sex offering from an old school friend. Of course, 007 is smart, heroic, and resourceful otherwise, and he even saves the life of a female Soviet agent out to kill him (of course they go to bed thereafter). This heroine is set up to be the equivalent of Bond, but when it comes to the tough stuff, she still needs lots of rescuing.

Consumerism

Sportscars and wristwatches get special attention, and there are sly references to other movies (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, For Your Eyes Only).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Recreational drinking and smoking (the heroine's cigarette smoke being a tranquilizer weapon).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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