A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
When an American space capsule is swallowed up by what they believe to be a Russian spaceship, World War III 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
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The CD soundtrack sleeve notes state that the "You Only Live Twice" song sung by Nancy Sinatra charted in the U.S. on June 24, 1967, and went to the number forty-four spot. In the U.K., it entered the charts on July 5, 1967, and peaked at number eleven. The soundtrack album debuted in the U.S. charts on July 15, 1967, where it peaked at the number twenty-seven spot. See more »
Twice during the film one of the NASA technicians, reporting to Houston, calls it "HOO-ston". The correct pronunciation is "HEW-ston". See more »
Tetsuro Tanba, the Japanese actor playing Tiger Tanaka, is listed in the English language credits at "Tetsuro Tamba." See more »
The 1995 MGM/UA video release includes English subtitles for Japanese dialogue heard during the scene where Bond is turned into a Japanese fisherman. Some TV prints do not have these subtitles. See more »
While the action never ceases, which is great, and the locale is exotic, and Japan is always cool, many of the sequences seem there just to showcase Japan. How much of these films is sponsored by tourist bureaus I cannot know, but as a viewer one can enjoy the action and the intrigue by ignoring the unneeded sequences or rather treating them as amusement to watch.
I always thought Roger Moore is the better Bond, but the Sean Connery ones are entertaining to watch too. You Only Live Twice is fun.
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