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Offline cchiang1

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VZ 58s Seen in the new 007 Movie, "No Time to Die".
« on: October 10, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
I watched the new 007 movie last night, and saw a few scenes which had VZ 58s in them, and at least two errors regarding them.  In the opening scene, the lone bad guy is using a folding stock VZ 58 (with a continuity error: at first he is holding a rifle with an "eared" front sight, but a few minutes later is shown holding what should be the same rifle, which now has a closed "ring" front sight!  Bonus points to whomever can tell me what is wrong with having that particular rifle in the scene, or perhaps more precisely, what is wrong with that rifle in the scene?).  The second occasion is near the end of the film, when Bond is fighting his way up the stairs of the control tower.  For a split second, I was able to see the ribbed dust cover of a VZ 58 while it was being held by a bad guy, and one or two other scenes where I briefly saw the rounded, sticking-out-at-an-angle bolt handle of a VZ 58 (as opposed to the squared off, perpendicular bolt handle of an AK) during a few other fight sequences.  Many of the fight scenes were shot in dark rooms, so it was hard for me to see what firearms were being used.  I'm quite certain that I even saw Bond in one sequence, carrying a Browning Hi Power as his personal sidearm, instead of his usual Walther PPK! (I saw the ambi safety levers and distinctive grip panels of the pistol for a split second, when he dropped it into a drawer during the scene where he was in his island house).  The movie itself was great, BTW!
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Re: VZ 58s Seen in the new 007 Movie, "No Time to Die".
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 04:07:32 AM »
Yep, looks like the Vz58 compact was a bad guys gun -- and most of your other observations appear to be on point: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/No_Time_to_Die

FWIW, I haven't seen the film yet. 

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Re: VZ 58s Seen in the new 007 Movie, "No Time to Die".
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 12:12:02 PM »
It's a film. The intended audience is not this forum. Most people don't know a VZ58 from a Glock 7.
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Re: VZ 58s Seen in the new 007 Movie, "No Time to Die".
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 04:00:05 PM »
The Vz58 Pistol was popular in "Skyfall" as well:

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Re: VZ 58s Seen in the new 007 Movie, "No Time to Die".
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 12:46:00 AM »
The Vz58 Pistol was popular in "Skyfall" as well:



Great vid -- first I've seen it.  But looks like special effects folks understated the flash and blast for 7.62x39 out of those compacts...