Modesty Blaise

A young red-haired woman in a light-blue dress is sitting on the floor in a room with psychedelic black and red wallpaper. To her left is a red wrought-iron spiral staircase.

Episode 34
Friday, 1 November 2019

– Oh, I’m sorry about the explosion. It doesn’t happen every day.
– I don’t come every day.

This month, we’re watching the camp 1966 spy-fi classic Modesty Blaise, starring a very attractive Italian lady, Dirk Bogarde and Bernice off Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. There’s diamond smuggling, spycraft and racist comedy Arabs, but it’s mostly all there to get in the way of the lovely location work in Amsterdam and Italy and the upsettingly psychedelic wallpaper.

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No one seems to want this film on their streaming services or digital stores, for some reason, but you can still buy it on Blu-ray or DVD. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

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Download · Open in new window · Duration 2:07:44 · 122.81 MB · Recorded on Friday, 1 November 2019

Sixties Spy-fi Shit