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Diamonds are Forever [DVD] [1971]

Sean Connery , Jill St. John , Guy Hamilton    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Norman Burton, Lana Wood
  • Directors: Guy Hamilton
  • Format: Letterboxed, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008OEYG86
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,384 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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After the poor reception given to George Lazenby in Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery was no doubt lured back to the series with a gadget-stuffed briefcase full of cash (most of which he allegedly gave to charity) for this wry, snappily made seventh instalment in the series. Some of its secret weapons include a smart script, a Las Vegas setting providing plenty of neon reflections on windscreens for a memorable car chase through the Strip, and the comely Jill St. John as Tiffany Case, a diamond cut-above most of the preceding Bond girls. (Apart from Diana Rigg in Her Majesty's Secret Service, that is). Blofeld and his fluffy white cat are on hand to menace 007--it's the Nehru jackets and steely surface-look of this one in particular that the Austin Powers spoofs are sending up. Blofeld's initial cover as a reclusive Howard Hughes-like millionaire points to how the series was catching up with more contemporary figures and issues. Other highlights include two truly ferocious, karate-kicking female assassins and a sizzling moon-buggy chase across the dunes. --Leslie Felperin

On the DVD: The mind boggling possibility of casting Adam West (TV's Batman) as Bond was seriously mooted because the suits at United Artists wanted to Americanise the franchise, th e documentary reveals. Sean Connery was eventually persuaded to return but demanded a record fee to reprise his role, and then donated all the cash to his charitable foundation, the Scottish International Education Trust. The rags to riches story of larger-than-life producer Albert R Broccoli is told in the second documentary. The commentary is another in the series of edited selections from interviews with cast and crew, which are exhaustive in the wealth of detail offered but a little exhausting to sit through. Sundry trailers, radio and TV spots plus a few deleted scenes complete the comprehensive selection. --Mark Walker

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Diamonds Are Forever


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Diamonds Are Forever is directed by Guy Hamilton and adapted to screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz from the novel of the same name written by Ian Fleming. It stars Sean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Bruce Glover, Putter Smith, Joseph Furst, Norman Burton and Jimmy Dean. Music is scored by John Barry and cinematography by Ted Moore.

Bond 7 and 007 is assigned to find out who is stock piling all the black market diamonds. This leads him to a sinister weapon being manufactured in space that can destroy major cities, the architect of such vileness? SPECTRE chief Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the man who murdered Bond's wife and someone Bond thought he had already located and killed.

With George Lazenby withdrawing from the franchise after just the one film, off to massage his ego and take further bad advice from those around him, Albert R. Broccoli & Harry Saltzman set about making Bond sustainable box office in the 1970s. American actor John Gavin (Psycho/Spartacus) had signed on to fill the tuxedo, but armed with wads of cash the producers managed to entice Connery back to the role he had previously fell out of love with. Helped, too, that Connery's post Bond movies, his last outing had been You Only Live Twice in 1967, had hardly set the box office alight. It seemed a long shot, but Connery stunned the movie world by agreeing to once again play the role that many would come to know him for.

Back came Connery, back came director Guy Hamilton and back came Shirley Bassey to sing the title song (a true Bond classic it proved to be as well), these were reassuring signs, as was having Blofeld remain on villain duties.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average 007 Adventure Despite The Return Of Connery 29 April 2014
By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Dvd Info.
Region 2.
Ratio 16.9/2.35:1.
Frame by Frame restoration Ultimate Edition.

Running Time 115 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)Burt Reynolds & Batman actor Adam West were approached for the role of James Bond in the end the producers cast American actor John Gavin to play the new James Bond..
2)MGM were adamant all attempts be made to secure original Bond actor Sean Connery yet Connery had been vocal about his unhappiness & treatment playing 007 when MGM granted the actor a two picture deal of his choosing & $1.25 million dollar's the highest any actor had received at the time plus a additional $100,000 for everyday the film went over schedule, Connery agreed to the terms & Gavin was paid out of his contract.
3)Blofield is played by British actor Charles Gray who appeared as Henderson in You Only Live Twice.
4)Jill St John is married to Hart To Hart actor Robert Wagner who was formally married to Natalie Wood until her death in 1981.
5)Lana Wood is the younger sister of the late Natalie Wood.
6)Sean Connery purchased the Moonbuggy seen in this film in 2004 for $54,000 dollars so beware Golfers.
7)Raquel Welsh, Jane Fonda & Faye Dunaway were approached for the role of Tiffany Case.
8)The Car flipping over on to it's otherside during the alleyway was added due to technical error of the car exiting the alley the opposite way to how it originally entred.
9)Lois Maxwell wore a hat in scenes as Miss Moneypenny due to the actress having recently dyed her hair.
10)Originally Goldfingers twin brother was going to appear in this film seeking revenge on 007 for his brother's death to be played again by Gert Frobe but was omitted from the final script.
11)Second time Shirley Basey has sang in a Bond film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On Blu-ray at last! 4 July 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I'm not going to review the film but to say I'm glad it is now on Blu-ray, the effects are limited to the age of the film and Blu-ray doesn't really help that but the picture quality is very good and the sound is improved. Jill St John in high definition! Worth buying for her alone!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm 22 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is a very entertaining film on its own, and maybe it's just me, but it's Bond's casual meeting with the man who murdered the only woman he ever loved that annoys me. And it's not the first film to utilise American locations, as your synopsis says; unless Kentucky has changed continents since Goldfinger...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Different Viewing Experience 18 Oct 2013
By Sofia L
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Listed as one disc, this particular cover art delivered the Ultimate 2-disc Edition. Can I just say, having now viewed several newly remastered Bonds, these versions are so pristine, so pictorially perfect, viewing can easily overcome any associated negative criticism. It is very much like being there during filming. And really, DAF is an awful lot of fun, plus a ton of Extras.
Note: I just finished watching GoldenEye. First sight of Brosnan as Bond. Nothing more than an imitation of Connery that didn't work for me. Connery-Dalton-Lazenby. Craig is up there with Connery but an altogether different man. Whomever, enjoy these new sets!
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3.0 out of 5 stars not the best bond thrill 31 Oct 2012
Format:DVD
Diamonds Are Forever is an ok Bond movie.The action is great but the problem is that it is too chatty although the car chase is amazing!Bond drives on two wheels.but those sort of cool scenes don't really happen much in this bond film.This is Sean Connery's last bond movie and its a shame its not great.Its not the worst bond movie but as a film it isn't very good at all.I think you should give it a try but if you are a bond fan don't buy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars d was a good film would recommend
diamonds are forever d.v.d was a good film would recommend it
Published 1 day ago by duckerdek
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
OK
Published 5 days ago by C. Wild
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sixties meat the Seventies
At a time when films like 'Straw Dogs' and 'The French Connection' were capturing everyone's emagination, it's not surprising that director Guy Hammilton opted for more violence... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lorenzo Bedini
5.0 out of 5 stars A good Bond film well done.
This blue ray transfer is really good. Jill St John being a great Bond girl. The colour is good and the sound clear. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. Price
3.0 out of 5 stars Why Sean why!?!
Terrible Bond movie hurried together when made but that's George Lazenby's fault for dropping out leaving Connery to fill in at the last minute, still entertaining but Connerys... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Muscle man Al
4.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOND
I LIKE ALL THE BOND FILMS PLUS CONNERY WAS THE BEST BOND AND SOME OF THE GADGETS ARE THE BEST
Published 7 months ago by ROBERT STANLEY RUSSELL
5.0 out of 5 stars what you expect from a Bond film
Diamonds Are Forever, along with Goldfinger are the two best Bond films. and on Blu-ray they are superb. Read more
Published 7 months ago by N. M. Thorogood
4.0 out of 5 stars The first Roger Moore Bond film (without Roger Moore though)
I'll start with a fact: most serious Bond fans HATE Diamonds Are Forever. I used to watch it when it was on TV in the eighties (when I was a child) and I loved it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Albatross
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Great Movie at a great price, nice to add to 007 collection. I recommend this movie for all 007 fans or sympathisers Product was dispatched quickly.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite an entertaining romp
This isn't the best Bond film - not up there with From Russia with Love, OHMSS, For Your Eyes Only et al - but nor is it as bad as some have said. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Junius
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