Diamonds Are Forever

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Review: James Bond travels to Las Vegas on an investigation into diamond smuggling. This is where Bond uncovers an evil plot which includes a rich business tycoon.
Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Joseph Furst, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn and Lois Maxwell
Year: 1971
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Thriller and Sci-Fi
Conclusion: 3/5
The seventh James Bond instalment. We see Sean Connery make a return after he said “Never Again” once he finished making You Only Live Twice (1967). George Lazenby was asked to make a second Bond movie but declined. Apparently before they asked Sean Connery to return they approached Michael Gambon but he turned down the role because he was “in terrible shape” and “had tits like a woman.” This is Dame Shirley Bassey’s second time for singing the opening sequence in a Bond film franchise. Her other one was Goldfinger (1964). I have to say that as much as I enjoyed this it is not the best Bond film. This Bond film brings nothing new to the franchise. According to the BBFC website in August 2012 they reclassified this film from a ‘PG’ to a ’12’ certificate. When this film originally came out there were many cuts made to it to give it a ‘PG’ certificate. It was 2012 when the Bond 50 Blu-Ray/DVD came out and this is when they changed it and put all the cuts back in to give it then a ’12’ certificate.

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