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Diamonds Are Forever [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [SteelBook] [Only @ Best Buy] [1971]

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  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (182 out of 189)

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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

    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 4.6 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sean Connery's last official Bond movie

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      luckydragon
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      DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is Sean Connery's last official James Bond movie (his very last Bond movie, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, was not produced by Eon Productions). Connery was induced to return to the Bond series with a then-record $1 million salary following his departure after YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. DIAMONDS is a good but not great Bond movie, with its most redeeming feature being Connery, the definitive James Bond, returning after the dismal performance of George Lazenby in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Also, John Barry's theme, sung by Shirley Bassey, is one of the very best in the Bond movies. Its three biggest negatives are excessive campy humor, the disappointing climatic battle scene on the oil rig and co-star Jimmy Dean. The oil rig battle scene was originally supposed to be a highlight of the movie, but due to the budget (i.e. Connery's huge salary) and a schedule problem, the battle scene was greatly reduced---removed were military frogmen who were supposed to drop from the helicopters and assault the oil rig making it resemble other exciting Bond battle scenes such as YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Also, the special effects were also affected by the budget constraints and were cheaply made so that the exploding helicopters are very cheesy-looking. This is certainly not expected from big-budget, mega-hits like the Bond movies. Lastly, the terrible acting by Jimmy Dean as the Howard Hughes-like billionaire Willard Whyte is a real blemish. A lesser negative is that explanatory scenes showing how and why Plenty O'Toole is found drowned in the swimming pool were deleted from the movie (the deleted scenes show James Bond and Tiffany Case in bed together as Plenty returns to their hotel room and finds Tiffany's address in her purse. She then visits Tiffany's home to confront her over Bond and is drowned by the two assassins who mistake her for Tiffany). Charles Grey, who stars as SPECTRE villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, co-starred as a British secret agent in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. Bruce Cabot, star of the original KING KONG, stars as Willard Whyte's evil assistant. Lana Wood, sister of Natalie Wood, plays Bond Girl Plenty O'Toole (Lana and Natalie Wood starred together in John Wayne's THE SEARCHERS in which the sisters played younger and older versions of the kidnapped girl). Bruce Glover, father of Crispin Glover (BACK TO THE FUTURE), co-stars as one of the two assassins. Overall, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is one of the better Bond movies, and it is a must-have for the Bond fan who wants to see Sean Connery in his last official Bond movie.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An entertaining Bond adventure

      Posted
      CrimsonKing42

      Diamond Are Forever is the last official Bond featuring Sean Connery as the classic hero, but he's no worse in it than in any of his other adventures. This film ably mixes the sillier, campier aspects of the series with the suave, action-oriented aspects that keep fans coming back for more. The film begins with Bond tracking down Blofeld to a clinic where the hero's nemesis is attempting to have another man assume his face, giving him a decoy. Bond apparently kills Blofeld (while giving off one of my favorite lines in the entire series, which I won't spoil for you). Bond is then assigned by MI6 to track down a diamond-smuggling ring in the United States, which leads him to the beautiful Tiffany Case and eventually reveals that Blofeld is indeed alive and behind another evil scheme. The fun of this film lies not in its plot details but rather just in all of the elements that make Bond popular with the public. It's fun, funny, action-packed, and smooth. There's not much to dislike here, though it's a lot less serious than the recent film, Casino Royale. This DVD features a picture and sound remaster, like all of the series in these recent releases, and the film looks and sounds incredible. It's unbelievable what they've been able to do with this technology in recent times. It's really great to be able to see the films this way at last. This is a fun entry in a very enjoyable series. I recommend it to anyone who likes Bond.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great steelbook for any James Bond collector!

      Posted
      PopCulter
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      Best Buy has been really hitting home runs with their exclusive limited steelbook Blu-rays. I prefer streaming, but this came with the UltraViolet Digital Code AND a collectable steelbook, and a classic Bond film on Blu-ray. I wound up getting Diamonds Are Forever, and 7 more Bond steelbooks! LOVE THESE!!! ~PopCulter My only complaint would be that I wish ALL the Bond films were available in Collectable Steelbook so I could have a full set. Also, they had On Her Majesty's Secret Service, but I'm not a fan of that Bond OR that film. That's why it's missing from my photos.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sir Sean's entertaining Bond return

      Posted
      prlwctd

      Following George Lazenby's abrupt departure from the Bond franchise after filming OHMSS, United Artists surprised everyone by getting Sir Sean to play Bond for a 6th time in this film, which was more 'fun' (and, therefore, more financially successful) than its predecessor. Bond is tracking the breaking up of a diamond smuggling ring, with the help of one of the smugglers, Tiffany Case (Jill St. John). The trail eventually leads to his enemy Blofeld (Charles Gray). The movie loses some momentum during the climatic battle, but, happily, picks up in the film's final sequence when Bond deals with Blofeld's henchmen Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd (Bruce Glover & Putter Smith, respectively). Overall, this was a fine Bond swansong for Connery (we'll politely ignore Never Say Never Again).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bond on Blu, it doesn't get any better

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      hotrodguy
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      I'm not going to review the film because we all know the film, I'm reviewing the disc.I'm so happy to see all the Bond movies remastered on Blu-ray, they look fantastic! Audio has a 5.1 option as well as the mono mix but the 5.1 is a lot clearer and more defined even though most of the soundstage is in the front but it doesn't disappoint. Video is superb and the extras almost seem to have no end. If you get a chance to grab any of these, especially on sale, do it!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I was waiting for a Steelbook for "Diamonds."

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      Sergeant
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      I was waiting for "Diamonds are Forever," one of my favorite Bond films, to be released in Steelbook, and this completes my collection. Now if they only made more "Roger Moore Collection" and "Sean Connery Collection" to go with my "Daniel Craig Collection," I'd have total "Steelbook" Bond!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good choice for Classic Bond!

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      Normie2016
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      Best Buy had a few of these classic Bond titles on sale that came with an HD copy and were packaged in the Steelbook limited edition case. I picked up several titles and they were a great deal at $9.99. Sean Connery is one of my favorite James Bond's and these are shot so beautifully and look great on Blu-Ray. Happy to have it as part of my collection.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Maybe the Best of All

      Posted
      kevman79

      As a film, 'Diamonds Are Forever' just might be the best of the 'Bond' films I've seen (unfortunately, I haven't seen them all). The film has two of my favorite characters of the entire series (Mr. Kidd and Wint), and it makes for some really fun moments. Widescreen with ample bonus, but die-hard fans will probably want to try and get the 2-disc special edition instead.

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