“You Only Live Twice”



I watched this classic the other day and it is a gem. Everything you want in a Bond movie.

Quick synopsis:

An American spacecraft is hijacked from orbit by an unidentified spacecraft. The US suspect it to be the Soviets, but the British suspect Japanese involvement since the spacecraft landed in the Sea of Japan. To investigate, MI6 operative, James Bond, agent 007, is sent to Tokyo, after faking his own death and being buried at sea off HMS Tenby (F65).

Upon his arrival, Bond is contacted by Aki, assistant to the Japanese secret service leader Tiger Tanaka. Bond goes to Osato Chemicals to meet Mr. Osato himself, masquerading as a potential new buyer. Osato humours Bond but, after their meeting, orders his secretary, Helga Brandt, to have him killed. Outside the building, assassins open fire on Bond before Aki rescues him. The assassins are disposed of via a helicopter with a magnetic grab.

Bond and Tanaka learn that the true mastermind behind the space hijackings is Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE. After a big battle involving Bond and good-guy Ninjas in a secret base below a dormant volcano, Blofeld activates the base’s self-destruct system and escapes. Bond, Kissy, Tanaka, and the surviving ninjas escape through the cave tunnel before it explodes, and are rescued by submarine.

Bond gets all the woman he can satisfy in this movie.










An action-packed helicopter dogfight scene:


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