yearofthespyThe first film in our ‘Year of the Spy – 1966’ Retrospective, Requiem For a Secret Agent comes from Sergio Sollima (The Big Gundown) and features Stewart Granger (in probably his best Eurospy outing), Daniela Bianchi (From Russia with Love) and Peter Van Eyck. Listen for Piero Umiliani’s score and the ways that Sollima regurgitates some of the already established Bond tropes.

(I’ve uploaded a .zip copy of Umiliani’s score here. Right click to download.)

I found the embedeed version on YouTube. It comes in widescreen with decent colors but features Korean subtitles. DVD-R copies from less reputable sources pop up on the web, but I’ve yet to find a copy that looks as good as this Korean rip on YouTube. I have a copy of the film on VHS from a Sinister Cinema film source that appears to have decayed beyond repair. I wanted to include it because it has a slightly different opening, but the file disagrees with that strategy. It may or may not appear below for the completists.

 

9pm ET – Requiem for a Secret Agent (#Bond_age_, #Spy66)

 

Requiem for a Secret Agent VHS rip (with preview)


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#Bond_age_ Programming 9/28: REQUIEM FOR A SECRET AGENT (1966)

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