MATCHLESS (1967) Patrick O'Neal/Nicoletta Machiavelli
known as MISSION
TS [Mission Top Secret] (see poster below)
and SIN REVIVAL
starring: Patrick O'Neal · Ira Furstenberg · Donald Pleasence
· Nicoletta Machiavelli · Henry Silva
incarcerated in a Chinese prison, a secret agent named Perry 'Matchless'
Liston befriends a dying old man who - to repay kindness - gives him a
ring. But this is no ordinary ring. It actually has the power to make
the person wearing it invisible for a short period of time, once every
10 hours. Of course, both the Chinese and American military want the ring.
They attempt to steal it from him. But Perry is on a secret mission in
pursuit of an evil criminal and he must do everything he can to stay focused.
Matchless title was meant to be a spoof of the James Coburn
Flint spy series. But unfortunately the joke was lost on
most moviegoers. However, it does work as a James Bond lampoon
with an odd Invisible Man plotline. Patrick O'Neal [who incidentally was
once considered as a possible Bond but then rejected because of his involvement
with this film] plays Perry 'Matchless' Liston. O'Neal was an actor who
appeared on stage (winning a Tony for Gingerbread Man),
a dozen films and an impressive 40 years of television work. He died from
respiratory failure [cancer and tuberculosis] at age 66, September 1994.
Italian Film in English language; widescreen,
uncut (104 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.
Recommended For Mature Audiences