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Moonraker (1979)
IMDb Rating 6.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Roger Moore James Bond
Lois Chiles Holly Goodhead
Michel Lonsdale Hugo Drax
Richard Kiel Jaws
Bernard Lee "M"
Corinne Clery Corinne Dufour
Geoffrey Keen Frederick Gray
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Emily Bolton Manuela
Corinee Clery
Michael Lonsdale Hugo Drax
Toshirô Suga Chang (as Toshiro Suga)
Plot
Ian Fleming's 1955 James Bond novel Moonraker concerned itself with an experimental spaceship controlled by a megalomaniac. The 1979 film version of Moonraker pays lip service to the original plot, adding an up-to-date space travel wrinkle. This time, Bond (Roger Moore) must thwart the plans of Sir Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) to destroy the earth with an atomic-powered rocket. On surface level, Drax's scheme seems self-defeating, but he intends to raise a race of supermen on a distant planet. The girl in the case is American secret-agent Holly Goodhead, intelligently played by Lois Chiles. "Jaws," the steel-mouthed henchman played by Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), makes a return appearance in Moonraker, turning good-guy (complete with a girl friend of his own) in the process. Bernard Lee makes his last appearance as "M" in this most costly of James Bond's 1970s escapades. — Hal Erickson
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Lewis Gilbert
Producer Albert R. Broccoli
Writer Christopher Wood; Ian Fleming
Studio MGM
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 136 mins
Movie Release Date 6/29/1979
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 369
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/22/2004
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 027616812520
Chapters 32
Release Date 5/16/2000
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lewis Gilbert, The Cast and Crew
"Inside Moonraker" Documentary
"The Men Behind The Mayhem" Special Effects Documentary
Exciting Still Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
Collectible "Making-Of" Booklet
Links
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