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Title:
Ian Fleming's You only live twice
Other title(s):
You only live twice
Edition:
Widescreen [ed.].
Publication Information:
[Santa Monica, CA] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2012.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: "MI6 commentary" (optional audio commentary featuring director Lewis Gilbert and members of the cast and crew).
Summary:
WW III nearly breaks out when a U.S. space capsule is swallowed up by what everyone believes is a Russian spaceship. Bond and the British government believe that it is the work of the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and must find out what their motives are.
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
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James Bond heads East to save the world (and to learn how to serve saki properly) in this action-packed espionage adventure. When an American spacecraft disappears during a mission, it's widely believed to have been intercepted by the Soviet Union, and after a Russian space capsule similarly goes missing, most consider it to be an act of American retaliation. Soon the two nations are at the brink of war, but British intelligence discovers that some sort of UFO has crashed into the Sea of Japan. Agent 007, James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent in to investigate. After staging his own death to avoid being followed, Bond, disguised as a Japanese civilian, teams up with agent Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and his beautiful associate Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi). With their help, Bond learns that both the American and Russian space missions were actually scuttled by supercriminal Ernst Blofeld (Donald Pleasance) in yet another bid by his evil empire SPECTRE to take over the world. As he battles the bad guys, Bond finds time to romance both Kissy Suziki (Mie Hama) and Helga Brandt (Karin Dor). You Only Live Twice was one of Sean Connery's last outings as James Bond. The next Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, would star George Lazenby as 007, and while Connery would return for Diamonds Are Forever, in 1973, Roger Moore took over the role. (Connery would play Bond one last time, in 1983's Never Say Never Again, which was produced outside the official series.) ~ Mark Deming, Rovi