You Only Live Twice

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United Artists Released 1967

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Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Released:
1967
Rating:
PG

Secret Agent 007 is sent to Japan to investigate his cat-loving, volcano-headquartered arch-nemesis and SPECTRE's head man--Blofeld--who is engaged in an elaborate enterprise to steal both Russian and American spaceships. And each side is blaming the other. It appears that SPECTRE's plan is to provoke WWIII so that it can take control of the world.

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  • 88

    Rolling Stone Peter Travers

    From the Eastern flavor of the opening theme, hauntingly sung by Nancy Sinatra, to the Japanese setting, the fifth film is the Bond series just gets better and cooler with age. The...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Connery labors mightily. There is still the same Bond grin, still the cool humor under fire, still the slight element of satire. But when he puts on his cute little helmet and is s...

  • 63

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Unfortunately, this is also among the weakest of the early Bond films, although Connery is in peak form.

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    • Production Budget - $9,500,000
      Domestic Gross - $43,084,787 (7th)
      Worldwide Gross - $111,600,000 (3rd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013- $292,976,552
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $758,880,000

    • Other production companies:
      United Artists (distributor)
      Danjaq

    • Filming locations include:
      Marunouchi Line, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan
      Akasaka, Minato, Japan
      Akime, Kagoshima, Japan
      Andalucía, Spain
      Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Bahamas
      Bermuda
      Buckinghamshire, England
      Cape Canaveral, Florida
      Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
      Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan
      Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
      Gibraltar
      Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
      Himeji, Japan
      Hong Kong, China
      Hyogo, Japan
      Kagoshima, Japan
      Matsu Island, China
      Miyazaki, Japan
      Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
      Mågerø, Norway
      Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Akime, Kagoshima, Japan
      Scotland
      Arlington, Virginia
      Tokyo, Japan

    • Taglines:
      1. Sean Connery IS James Bond.
      2. This Man IS James Bond.
      3. Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond.
      4. You Only Live Twice...and "TWICE" is the only way to live!

    • Music:
      You Only Live Twice
      Music by John Barry
      Title song lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
      Title song sung by Nancy Sinatra

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