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You Only Live Twice (1967)

007 is sent to Japan to investigate the hijacking of an American spacecraft by an unidentified spacecraft. Upon his arrival, Bond is contacted by Aki, assistant to the Japanese secret service leader Tiger Tanaka. Bond established that the mastermind behind the hijacking is Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE, in conjunction with Osato, a local industrialist. Bond follows the trail to Blofeld’s island headquarters.

Tanaka’s ninja troops attack the island, while Bond manages to distract Blofeld and create a diversion which allows him to open the hatch, letting in the ninjas. During the battle, Osato is killed by Blofeld, who 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.

James BondDirectorProducer(s)Writer(s)ScreenplayEditorMusicTheme songBudgetGrossDistributed ByReleasedRunning Time
Sean ConneryLewis GilbertHarry Saltzman, Albert R. BroccoliIan FlemingRoald DahlPeter R. HuntJohn Barry"You Only Live Twice"
John Barry (Composer),
Leslie Bricusse (Composer)
Nancy Sinatra (Performer)
$9.5 million$111.6 millionUnited Artists12 June 1967 (UK)117 minutes