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Diamonds Are Forever

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Diamonds Are Forever
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Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and teams up with the beautiful Tiffany Case to prevent his nemesis Blofeld from using a fortune in stolen diamonds in a deadly laser satellite.
Title: Diamonds are forever
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen, ultimate ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features: deleted scenes; Sean Connery 1971: the BBC interview; Lesson #007: close quarter combat; deleted footage: oil rig attack, satellite & explosions tests, alternate & expanded angles; interactive guide into the world of Diamonds are forever; audio commentary featuring director Guy Hamilton and members of cast and crew; inside Diamonds are forever; Cubby Broccoli: the man behind Bond; TV spots and radio communications.
Contents: [disc 1] Feature film
[disc 2] Special features.
Summary: Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and teams up with the beautiful Tiffany Case to prevent his nemesis Blofeld from using a fortune in stolen diamonds in a deadly laser satellite.
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli ; screenplay by Ricahrd Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz ; directed by Guy Hamilton
Credits: Editors, Bert Bates, John W. Holmes; director of photography, Ted Moore; music, John Barry.
Performers: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot.
System Details: DVD; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1), Dolby surround.
Other Language: English or French dialogue ; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Thai; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: James Bond films. Bond, James (Fictitious character) Drama. Diamonds Fiction.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Spy films.
Topical Term: James Bond films.
Bond, James (Fictitious character)
Diamonds
Publisher No: 106000
152641
5043709
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Easily the worst James Bond film Sean Connery ever made, a sad travesty on his other excellent work; he basically phoned it in, was in the worst shape of his acting (and life) career, really, really sad. Just a film about making money, nothing more.

Feb 12, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The special feature includes a 41-minute documentary about Albert Romolo ("Cubby") Broccoli, who was the man behind 007 James Bond.
He was born on 5 April 1909 and died on 27 June 1996.
He was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career.
Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and they were often filmed at Pinewood Studios.
Co-founder of Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions, Broccoli was most notable as the producer of the James Bond films.
He and Harry Saltzman saw the films evolve from relatively low-budget origins to large-budget, high-grossing extravaganzas, and Broccoli's heirs continue to produce new Bond films.
This documentary is quite interesting and fascinating.

Mar 20, 2012
  • phyllis49 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Encore

Jul 31, 2011
  • bugmansdaughter rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

If you like watching comic strip action films this one is for you, otherwise if you like the Felming feel to the earlier films, avoid this one at all costs. It is hard to believe Connery let himself get so out of shape after making Thundeball six years earlier. Probably ate too much haggis and drank too much Scottish ale!

Oct 16, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A rather good Bond film with a terrific theme song; a bold choice of villains and an aging, yet still debonair, Sean Connery.

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