007: The Sean Connery Collection - Vol 2 [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 4501512
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: PG
Included in this special 007 set features the final three films of the original James Bond, Sean Connery. Connery concluded his initial run as Bond with 1965's Thunderball and 1967's You Only Live Twice, but returned after George Lazenby's one film stint with 1971's Diamonds Are Forever.
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Diamonds Are Forever
After George Lazenby portrayed James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery returned to the tux, gimmicks, and catchphrases of Secret Agent 007 in his penultimate Bond outing, Diamonds Are Forever. Fragments of Ian Fleming's original 1954 novel remain, including the characters of the alluring Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) and fey hitmen Wint (Bruce Glover) and Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith). The remainder of Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz's script diverges dramatically from the novel, involving Bond in a scheme by the insidious Ernst Blofeld (Charles Gray) to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe. Folksinger Jimmy Dean shows up briefly as a Howard Hughes-like reclusive billionaire, while Lana Wood (Natalie's sister) participates in one of the film's edgiest cliffhangers. Agreeing to make Diamonds Are Forever only because of the money offered him, Sean Connery parted company with the role for 12 years after this film; he returned to the role once more in 1983, for Irvin Kershner's Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Thunderball
Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, (which stands for Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). This time, S.P.E.C.T.R.E. hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of eliminating enemies and those henchmen who fail to come up to standard. Dispatched to the Bahamas, lucky Mr. Bond enjoys the attentions of three nubile ladies: Largo's mistress Domino Derval (Claudine Auger), British spy Paula Caplan (Martine Beswick, previously seen as a gypsy girl in the 1962 Bond epic From Russia With Love) and enemy agent Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

You Only Live Twice
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

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - James Bond
  • Jill St. John
    Jill St. John - Tiffany Case
  • Charles Gray
    Charles Gray - Ernst Blofeld
  • Lana Wood
    Lana Wood - Plenty O'Toole
  • Jimmy Dean
    Jimmy Dean - Willard Whyte



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Completing my 007 DVD collection

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    tri1406
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    There are so many 007 movies that I don't have that when I found this I had to get it. The only problem with purchasing an item like this with multiple and moves and at such a great price point is that there are no extras. I'm a fan of extras and special features and I usually will not purchase a Blu Ray if there are none. I purchased it anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old school Bond still the best.

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    JohnR
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    As a lifelong fan of the Bond series I always go back to the Sean Connery movies as my favorites. Pleasantly surprised with all the extras on each disk. Great seeing Bond on Blu Ray and the sound was great too. I believe even the new younger fans of Bond will enjoy this collection very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best James Bond in the collection

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    kratosGoW
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    This is the best actor who ever played the character James Bond and deserves to have multiple volumes, although he shares the same amount of volumes as another in this collection, he is hands down the best James Bond ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NO OTHER THAN CONNERY OR CRAIG

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    PRmango
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    Huge James Bond (Sean Connery & Daniel Craig only) fan. To see the original 007 with Connery in sharp color is...brilliant. I purchased both volume 1 and 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sean Connery: The 007 Legend

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    Godzillafan1995fwc
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    You gotta have these movies in your James Bond collection. They're the really big deals all because Sean Connery is the very first actor to play James Bond. Always respect the originals!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal, less cases

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    BigD
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    I've been updating my James Bond collection to blu ray and this item makes it complete. It's great to have the whole collection on blu ray without 24 individual cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sean Connery Collection Vol. 2

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    Alchav21
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    Sean Connery is 007, and this Collection is just the best. All the Action and Romance of the Famous Spy. You won't be able to stop watching these Movies until the last one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bond...Connery Bond

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    gothchick
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    I purchased all of the 007 movies on BR for my pops for fathers day. Zero regrets ever for this purchase. Sean Connery - fantastic and most favourite Bond.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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