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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
IMDb Rating 6.7
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sean Connery James Bond
Jill St. John Tiffany Case
Charles Gray Ernst Blofeld
Lana Wood Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot Saxby
Desmond Llewelyn "Q"
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Burt Metcalfe Maxwell
Norman Burton Felix Leiter
Joseph Fürst Dr. Metz (as Joseph Furst)
Bruce Glover Mr. Wint
Trina Parks Thumper
Plot
After the lamented George Lazenby was given a one-film fling at the role of James Bond, Sean Connery returned to the tux, gimmicks and catchphrases of Secret Agent 007 in Diamonds are Forever . Fragments of Ian Fleming 's original 1954 novel remain, including the characters of the alluring Tiffany Case ( Jill St. John , who wears the equivalent of a postage stamp throughout the film) and fey hit men Wynt and Mr. Kidd. The rest of Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz ' script goes its own merry way, involving Bond in a scheme by the insidious Ernst Blofeld ( Charles Gray ) to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe. Folksinger Jimmy Dean shows up briefly as a Howard Hughes -like reclusive billionaire, while Lana Wood ( Natalie 's sister) is a "human prop" in a spectacular high-and-dizzy bit. Agreeing to make Diamonds are Forever only because the money was good, Sean Connery parted company with James Bond for keeps after this film — "keeps," in this case, being until he once more answered the siren song of cold cash in 1982's Never Say Never Again . — Hal Erickson
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Guy Hamilton
Producer Harry Saltzman; Albert R. Broccoli
Writer Ian Fleming; Richard Maibaum; Tom Mankiewicz
Studio MGM
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 119 mins
Movie Release Date 12/17/1971
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 227
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/1/2004
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 027616853929
Chapters 32
Release Date 2004
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton And Members Of The Cast And Crew
"Inside Diamonds Are Forever" Documentary
"Cubby Broccoli - The Man Behind Bond" Documentary
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
Original Theatrical Trailers
Television & Radio Spots
Collectible "Making-Of" Booklet
Links
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