Casino Royale (1967)
I was in our US office today and at the end of the day, I had a few hours to kill and a few Mbps of Internet pipe. So I made the best use – watch some videos on Hulu.com. For those of you who are outside the USA, Hulu is promoted by NBC and News Corp media houses, which has only legal videos and tons of it – including popular TV shows like “The Simpsons” & “The Office”. These are supported by natural advertisements.
While browsing I came across the movie “Casino Royale (1967)” which was said to be a spoof on the original James Bond movie. I didn’t know this was a real movie, I assumed it to be a short fun clip but it turned out to be a 2-hour full movie. This is an all-star 1967 spoof of Ian Fleming’s 007. David Niven comes as the ageing Sir James Bond called out of retirement to take on the organized threat of SMERSH. After watching the movie which was fun I learned about its creation – which involved 5 Directors, 6 James Bonds and one of the James Bonds’ Peter Sellers leaving in between.
Note: Hulu I guess is accessible only in North America due to the geographical limits of its copyright reach.