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You Only Live Twice (1967)

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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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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You Only Live Twice...and "TWICE" is the only way to live! See more »


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Release Date:

13 June 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£21,036 (UK) (19 June 1967)

Gross:

$43,084,787 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was promoted in America with an NBC-TV special entitled Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (1967) the title being taken from Tanaka's first line in the film. The line was also a tagline for the movie. The special featured clips from the film, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the cast. See more »

Goofs

When Bond and Kissy are in the rowboat, her position changes very rapidly between angles, The time of day changes even more so. First, the sun is setting, and is high in the horizon. Next, the sun is setting and is very low in the horizon, almost night time. Next, it is about mid day, which would mean that either there is a continuity error with the footage, or Bond and Kissy and the others stayed out rowing all night long and into the next day, which also makes no sense. The sun is not setting, it is rising. Ama fisherwomen start at dawn. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

You Only Live Twice
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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Understated Bond Film
6 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this in a drive-in in 1967, the opening sequence of this with Bond being shot did not make a big impression as this is the first Bond film I had ever seen. After the credits, the snatching of a space craft made an impression as it looked very much like the simulations CBS used to broadcast of the real flights. While this plot & some of the special effects seem a little dated & far fetched now with the passage of time, Sean Connery is great as his usual Bond self in this one. Donald Pleasance is very effective as the heavy Blofeldt, one of several actors who took a turn at it.

The scenery of 1960's Toyko, Japan are nostalgic now. The thing which makes this Bond a little special is the understated way the humor is handled. Using "I Love You" as a password for one thing. Of course, the irony of the line "This can save your live - this cigarette," is still pretty effective. All the regulars in the series are here with Q much in evidence. This one is still a very pleasant diversion for a rainy afternoon.


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