The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

Rating: ***
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Maud Adams, Britt Ekland, Herve Villechaize

Another strange entry from the James Bond series, this one is about an eccentric master assassin named Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) whose ultimate challenge would be to face James Bond (Roger Moore) as an opponent. When Scaramanga steals an important scientific device, Bond and Agent Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) are assigned to retrieve it, but Scaramanga is waiting for them and has set up an elaborate game for them to play on his island hideout. Some great action pieces, including some obligatory Hong Kong styled kung fu fighting and car and boat chases through Bangkok. Unfortunately, the babe factor falls a little short, and even though we see a lot of skin from Ms. Ekland, her character is never developed and she's constantly being mistreated.