You Only Live Twice

"Excellent"

You Only Live Twice Review


One of Bond's bigger outings from the early days of the franchise, You Only Live Twice begins with Bond (Sean Connery) faking his death to relieve himself of some of the heat of his enemies and culminates with a showdown against nemesis Blofeld (the progenitor of Dr. Evil) in a phony volcanic lair/rocket base being invaded by ninjas, which are on Bond's side. Blofeld's plot is hijacking spaceships while they're in orbit... for unclear purposes. Got all that? The plot itself is protracting and quite confusing for a Bond film, ultimately just a distraction from one of Bond's most memorable adventures, complete with Q arriving with a helicopter in a box. Tons of fun, really, and Donald Pleasence as Blofeld is inimitable.

Bond #5.



You Only Live Twice

Facts and Figures

Run time: 117 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 13th June 1967

Box Office Worldwide: $111.6M

Budget: $9.5M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli,

Starring: as James Bond, as Aki, Karin Dor as Helga Brandt, as Kissy Suzuki, as Tiger Tanaka, Teru Shimada as Mr. Osato, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as M, as Miss Moneypenny, as Q, as Dikko Henderson, as Ling, as Spectre 3, as Spectre 4, Ronald Rich as Hans, Jeanne Roland as Bond's Masseuse

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