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You Only Live Twice (1967)

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Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

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Aki
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Tetsurô Tanba ...
Tiger Tanaka (as Tetsuro Tamba)
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Storyline

When an American space capsule is swallowed up by what they believe to be a Russian spaceship, World War 3 nearly breaks out. The British Government, however, suspect that other powers are at work as the space craft went down near Japan. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is the force behind the theft, as James Bond discovers, but its motives are far from clear, and he must first find out where the captured space capsule is held before America and Russia initiate another world war. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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rocket | japan | spectre | japanese | ship | See All (175) »

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This Man IS James Bond [US subway final advance poster] See more »


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Release Date:

13 June 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice  »

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The atmosphere during the production was reportedly chilly. Sean Connery had grown bored with the Bond role and frustrated with the public fascination with the franchise. The You Only Live Twice (1967) film posters declaring that "Sean Connery IS James Bond" didn't help. Furthermore, Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell were appearing in the James Bond knock-off Operation Kid Brother (1967) with Neil Connery, Sean Connery's younger brother, and the eldest Connery let them know he was not happy about it. See more »

Goofs

After Blofeld gets the ninja star lodged in his arm, he never removes it. In the next camera angle, it is gone. Later on, there is no blood and no damage to his arm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut - 1st American Spacecraft: Calling CapCom. CapCom, this is Jupiter 16. Do you give a go for fourth orbit.
Houston CapCom: CapCom to Jupiter 16. Can you confirm O2 pressure is within limit.
Astronaut - 1st American Spacecraft: Roger. Everything looks good in the environmental control system.
Houston CapCom: Okay. Everything looks good from here. You have a go for fourth orbit.
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THE END of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE but James Bond will be back ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE See more »

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James Bond Theme
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Not the best overall Bond but it's still my personal favorite
16 August 2011 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

What's not to like about You Only Live Twice? It stars the ultimate 007 in Sean Connery, takes place in exotic Japan, and has one of the best Bond villain stars in Donald Pleasance! I can't forget his introduction as he turns in his chair: a Bond top moment in villainy! There's plenty of action in the film ranging from Bond's escapades with danger and an all out good vs bad battle royale finale. There's not too many of Q's gadgets here, but Little Nellie shines on her own. The film is never boring and there's a lot of humor throughout especially one liners from Bond, Tiger Tanaka, AND Blofeld (did I mention Donald Pleasance rules??). For some strange reason, I felt that Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi) left a stronger impression than Kissy (Mie Hama). Hey, you can't go wrong with either one!

Add a great theme song, volcanic fury, and ninja training and this makes for fun & exciting adventure for 007.


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