The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now. Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan. Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.
In the 1970s, it was a filmmakers’ paradise — exotic locales, cheap labour and enterprising directors willing to try almost anything to turn a buck. Though located thousands of miles from Hollywood, the Philippines had one of the busiest film industries in the world from the 1960s until the mid-1980s, producing a run of delirious action, horror and blaxploitation films that spawned cult hits like The One-Armed Executioner, The Impossible Kid and Women in Cages.
For a short time in the early 1970’s, Crazy magazine, a competitor of Mad and Cracked magazines was published by Marvel Comics. In 1973, Crazy released a parody of Shaft, called Shafted. During this period Crazy magazine payed tribute to many Black celebrities in the area of film, music and television.