By Marc Bernardin
Updated July 27, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

It’s easy to see why the boys behind the Bond films thought Roger Moore would make a good 007 — it was just too bad they waited until he got all flabby. Moore, then a Brit beefcake, oozes silky suave as Simon Templar, the charismatic aristo-rogue, who manages to fight crime while escorting beautiful women to fabulous international locales. This boxed set includes the first six color episodes of the charmingly whimsical, though dated, ’60s British series, and it’s no wonder Paramount tried to update it in 1997. If only they remembered that it, too, needed to be charming.

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