You Only Live Twice

{3.5/5} “I must say I am disappointed with the ease with which I could pull you in. The one thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was never to get into a car with a strange girl. But you, I’m afraid, will get into anything. With any girl.”

You Only Live Twice, released in 1967

An American spacecraft is swallowed up by another mysterious spacecraft. The Americans are blaming the Russians and warning that another such action will lead to war. The British secret service thinks the spacecraft came down in Japan, so James Bond is sent there to find out. It turns out that SPECTRE is behind it.

The underground volcano lair is still awesome — Ken Adam, production designer on this and other Bond movies, deserves a mention.

This may have been the first movie with a helicopter chase.

We see Blofeld’s face for the first time, and Bond meets him for the first time.

It follows the Bond movie formula, but the details are more interesting than those of Thunderball.

Stars Sean Connery and Donald Pleasence. Bernard Lee plays M, Lois Maxwell plays Miss Moneypenny, and Desmond Llewelyn plays Q. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. The music by John Barry is top notch.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed the 4th movie in the series, Thunderball.

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