Diamonds Are Forever

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Product Overview

The adventurous james bond returns to pursue diamond smugglers through las vegas in an attempt to foil a plot by the evil blofeld to bring washington under his control.

Specifications

Studio Mgm Entertainment
SKU 204821926
UPC 027616085412
UPC 14 00027616085412
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
007
Action
Adventure
Based On A Novel
Campy
Classic
Classic Fight Scenes
James Bond
Las Vegas, Nevada
Live-Action
Recommended
Secret Agents
Sequel
Spies
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Superspy James Bond (Sean Connery) gets tangled up in the wild world of international diamond smuggling. But hold on--the mission is not quite so simple as it seems; his chase of the jewel thieves leads him to conspirators with plans for unleashing a nuclear armageddon on an unsuspecting planet. The majority of the action takes place on the gaudy, glittering streets of Las Vegas, as Bond negotiates the grotesque terrain with his customary aplomb and fancy mechanical gadgets. As always, he manages to dally with several sexy bombshells along the way, including the wonderful Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole. Connery is as suave and entertaining as ever, taking on the menacing Charles Gray, who is trying his hand at playing Bond's archenemy, Blofeld. Look for the car chase down a narrow alley.
Plot Summary
Summary Sean Connery is back in the seventh Bond film and the first to utilize American locations. James Bond follows diamond smugglers to Las Vegas, where a Howard Hughes-like millionaire appears to be using them in a deadly space weapon. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound.
Directors
Guy Hamilton
Actors
Sean Connery
Cast & Crew
Albert R. Broccoli, et. al. - Producer
Bert Bates - Editor
Bill Kenney - Art Director
Bruce Cabot - Actor
Bruce Glover - Actor
Charles Gray - Actor
Desmond Llewelyn - Actor
Guy Hamilton - Director
Ian Fleming - Based On Novel By
Jack Maxsted - Art Director
Jill St. John - Actor
John Barry - Original Music By
John W. Holmes - Editor
Ken Adam - Production Designer
Lana Wood - Actor
Lois Maxwell - Actor
Richard Maibaum - Screenplay
Sean Connery - Actor
Ted Moore - Cinematographer
Tom Mankiewicz - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1971
Catalog ID 108541
UPC 00027616085412
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Nominee (1972) Oscar, Gordon K. McCallum, et. al., Best Sound
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review In Diamonds, directed by Guy Hamilton, once again the villain is SPECTRE main-man Ernst Blofeld (Charles Gray), only this time the plot involves diamond-smuggling. Blofeld is out to corner the diamond market to operate his laser satellite and blackmail the world. In order to pull off the feat he kidnaps mega-millionaire Willard Whyte (Jimmy Dean) and assumes his identity. There's plenty of style and action in Diamonds, including the requisite one-liners and "snakepit situations," as the production team called them, and a climax full of explosions and fireballs...But tone has been the greatest variable in the Bond movies, and purists might find this one played a little too over-the-top, with diamond-smuggler Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) and other characters a bit caricaturish...Blofeld himself runs the risk of losing his status as a major villain when he sneaks out of a Las Vegas casino dressed in drag. That said, it's still great fun, with fast-paced action driven by clever writing, and filmed on location in Amsterdam and Las Vegas. Most memorable are the scenes where Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood) is tossed from a balcony, and Bond and Case escape police by tilting their car onto two wheels and scooting sideways through a narrow alley.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Plath
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The cultists like the early James Bond movies best, but I dunno. They may have been more tightly directed films, but they didn't understand the Bond mythos as fully as "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds Are Forever." We see different movies for different reasons, and "Diamonds Are Forever" is great at doing the things we see a James Bond movie for...Not the least of these is the presence of Sean Connery, who was born to the role: dry, unflappable (even while trapped in a coffin at a crematorium), with a mouth that does as many kinds of sly grins as there are lascivious possibilities in the universe. There's something about his detachment from danger that props up the whole Bond apparatus, insulating it from the total ridiculousness only an inch away...The plot of "Diamonds Are Forever" is as complicated as possible. That's necessary in order to have somebody left after nine dozen bad guys have been killed. It has been claimed that the plot is too complicated to describe, but I think I could if I wanted to. I can't imagine why anyone would want to, though. The point in a Bond adventure is the moment, the surface, what's happening now. The less time wasted on plot, the better.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
James Berardinelli's ReelViews Connery's presence elevates the movie to a remarkably high level, but that's no surprise. His Bond is definitive...
Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com Sean Connery playing Bond at his best.
KJB, IGN Movies Big, silly and essential Bond.
Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record Classic Bond.
Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews ...Connery, definitely the best Bond ever, comes back again to act his signature role of James Bond.
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