5 James Bond rip offs that you can’t believe were made

With the release of SPECTRE on the horizon, we’re screening James Bond ‘rip-off’ NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE on 8 Oct to raise money for the Kids Kino Project. However, it is by no means the weirdest Bond ‘parody’ out there…

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1. For Y’ur Height Only (1981)

For Your Height Only poster

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwmw6PV9TlU]

You may remember this film from our screening in March 2014, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with this Filipino masterpiece, it follows Agent 00, a 3-foot-tall martial arts master (played by Weng Weng) who must stop the a mad scientist unleashing an N-bomb on the world.

2. From Hong Kong With Love (1975)

From Hong Kong With Love

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5bBGp_vHp4]

This Shaw Brothers rip-off is unique in that it actually features former Bond alumni including the original M and Moneypenny (Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell)!

3. Mr Bond (1992)

Mr.-Bond

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_HYdCCi_S0]

A Bollywood James Bond – you can probably imagine what this is like.

Superstar Ashkay Kumar probably doesn’t talk about this one much…

4. Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team (2001)

Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMlJ_WMRrU]

“Guys, I have an idea – we make a Bond film BUT featuring the Swedish Bikini Team”

“Genius – let’s take an early lunch and toast our greatness.”

John Rhys-Davies – what were you thinking?! You can’t be that hard up for money!

5. Never Too Young To Die (1986)

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os0jHF4slps]

Our screening on the 8 Oct – it features everything! Mullets, Gene Simmons in drag, gadgets, Vanity seducing John Stamos with a hose… you won’t believe you eyes.

Watch the trailer and then get your tickets here.