over 2 years
Gets right everything Thunderball got so wrong. Shame about the 60s casual racism, though.
James Bond goes to Japan, and it is good. Connery, ninjas, SPECTRE, space piracy.It's here
Taylor Reginald Wright
almost 7 years
A great Bond adventure with cool characters some incredible special effects for its time.
Although its story logic is flawed, the story is still great Bond with swashbuckling fun.
over 7 years
Other than Bond disguising himself as an Asian fisherman, this is classic Bond at his best
Michael F. Feeney
over 7 years
Dahl's bizarre script turns Bond Japanese for no real reason; silly genesis of all parody
You Only Live Twice (1967) is the fifth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, and loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name. It is the first James Bond film to discard most of Fleming's plot, using only a few characters and locations from the book as the background for an entirely new story.
In the film, Bond is dispatched to Japan after American and Soviet manned spacecraft disappear mysteriously in orbit. With each nation blaming the other amidst the Cold War, Bond travels secretly to a remote Japanese island in order to find the perpetrators and comes face to face with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. The film reveals the appearance of Blofeld who was previously a partially unseen character. SPECTRE is both working on behalf of and extorting the government of an unnamed Asian power, implied to be Red China, in order to provoke war...