On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Director: Peter Hunt
Cast: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Joanna Lumley, Bernard Lee, Ilse Steppat
George Lazenby’s first and last appearance as 007 has become somewhat of a cult item. That’s not due to Lazenby’s charisma – he’s useless – but because James Bond seems almost like an ordinary human being. While 007 is undercover investigating what his nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld is up to, he meets the woman of his dreams. There are some memorable scenes (the downbeat ending) and characters (Blofeld’s cohort Irma Bunt), but this is the longest film in the franchise, and you can feel it.