Movie Review

Casino Royale (1967 film)

I was in our US office today and at the end of the day I had few hours to kill and a few Mbps of Internet pipe. So I made the best use – watch some videos in Hulu.com. For those of you who are outside USA, Hulu is promoted by NBC and News Corp media houses, that has only legal videos and tons of it – including popular TV shows like “The Simpsons” & “The Office”. These are supported by naturally advertisements.

casinoroyale 1967

While browsing I came across this 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 aging 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 geographical limits of its copyright reach.