You Only Live Twice (1967)
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Manufacturer: Mgm Entertainment
UPC 14: 00027616074096
Category Keywords: 007 Action Adventure Based On A Novel Classic Cold War Heroes James Bond Live-Action Ninjas Recommended Secret Agents Spies Theatrical Release Thriller Undersea
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Sean Connery IS James Bond.
|James bond battles an evil mastermind who plans to control the world by causing a war between the super powers.|
"A primetime Bond adventure plus the best Bond movie theme of all time. John Wirt, The Advocate
"...old-school Connery Bond, so obviously it's a darn good time. Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
Editor's NoteSean Connery returns as Agent 007 in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. With the Soviet Union and the United States blaming each other for mysteriously missing space capsules, nuclear warfare between the two superpowers seems imminent. However, Her Majesty's Secret Service suspects the rockets are being held in the Sea of Japan and assigns James Bond to fake his death in order to go undercover. Believed to be dead by the public at large, Bond travels to Japan to track down the missing U.S. and Russian space capsules. Racing against the nuclear clock, 007 discovers that the maniacal Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence), the luscious Helga Brandt (Karin Dor), and their terrorist organization SPECTRE have planned to incite a full-scale global war. With the help of Japanese agents Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi), Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama), Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba), and a slew of ninjas, Bond must once again save the world from nuclear obliteration.| |For his first directorial take on a Bond movie, Lewis Gilbert draws on storytelling techniques from his previous films ALFIE and THE 7TH DAWN (quick cuts, long aerial pans), rendering Roald Dahl's clever script with a fluidity not seen in previous 007 films.
Cast & Crew
|Albert R. Broccoli - Producer|
|Freddie Young - Cinematographer|
|Harold Jackman Bloom - Screenplay|
|Harry Pottle - Art Director|
|Harry Saltzman - Producer|
|Ian Flemming - Based On Novel By|
|John Barry - Original Music By|
|Ken Adam - Production Designer|
|Lewis Gilbert - Director|
|Roald Dahl - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryFaking his death and going undercover as a Pacific Islander, James Bond must discover who's behind the disappearance of Russian and U.S. rockets in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. Luckily, 007 is aided by Japanese security agents Aki and Tiger in this punchy spy thriller set in swinging Tokyo and the chromatic jungles of Southeast Asia.
|British Academy Awards, Ken Adam, BAFTA Film Award - Best British Art Direction (Colour)|
|"Oh, the things I do for England..."----James Bond (Sean Connery), as he's about to hop into bed with Helga Brandt (Karin Dor)|
|"James Bond. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They told me you were assasinated in Hong Kong."----Blofeld (Donald Pleasence)|"Yes, this is my second life."----James Bond|"You only live twice, Mr. Bond."----Blofeld|