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Oss 117 Five Film Collection

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

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Oss 117 Is Unleashed; Oss 117: Panic in Bangkok; Oss 117: Mission For a Killer; Oss 117: Mission to Tokyo; Oss 117: Double Agent

Kl Studio Classics

1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.

Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne
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Exclusive! Nancy Sinatra Talks "You Only Live Twice" To Cinema Retro!

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You Only Live Twice opened in UK cinemas 50 years ago today (on the 13th in America), and to celebrate the release of the biggest Bond of all Cinema Retro's September issue pays tribute to this cinematic extravaganza with a 32-page 'Film in Focus' special. Apart from Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury's interview with Nancy Sinatra (a rare in-print interview about her involvement with the film), we feature many rare and never-seen-before stills and behind-the-scenes photos, features on props and collectibles, and exclusive interviews with Karin Dor, Leslie Bricusse, Julie Rogers (the singer who was originally contracted to record the title song) and Mark Cerulli catches up with Tsai Chin for her memories of the film. And that's not all - Bond composer David Arnold discusses how the music to You Only Live Twice changed his life forever, and we have an exclusive interview with the late Ken Wallis, the
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Ishiro Honda’s King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Review

When Gojira (known worldwide under its name Godzilla) was released in Japan in 1954, it created a cinematic legend that became a dominant figure in Japanese cinema over the decades to come, and it wasn’t long before it also took the world by storm.

Gojira‘s director Ishiro Honda became the master of the monster movie, and it would bind him to this Japanese special FX film genre till his death in 1993.

8 years after its cinematic birth it was decided in 1962 that Godzilla needed to face an adversary that was known world wide as well. Maybe a foe that was even more popular than Japan’s own radiation monster. They found this adversary in King Kong, another unmistakable legend from the silver screen. It would become The Two Mightiest Monsters Of All Time! in the cinematic smack-down of the decade.

Honda’s original intention was to make the film with stop motion animation.
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‘You Only Live Twice’ – an incredulous plot but an influential Bond film

You Only Live Twice

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Written by Roald Dahl

1967, UK

Easily the most parodied of all the James Bond films, You Only Live Twice is the fourth film starring Sean Connery as 007. After five years portraying the secret agent, it took producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (as well as an increased fee) to persuade Connery to become Bond once more, before the five-year hiatus before his last official outing, Diamonds Are Forever.

You Only Live Twice is a completely different story in comparison to Ian Fleming’s original novel, as the film sees numerous manned spacecraft disappearing from orbit, with Russia and USA blaming each other during the Cold War. After faking his death, Bond travels to Japan to join forces with Japanese Secret Service to investigate and meets the head of Spectre, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

First off, there is one certain inconsistency that dents
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Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #5: Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 25 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Ishiro Honda

Starring: Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi, Emo Ito, Yumi Ito, Takashi Shimura, Akihito Hirata, Hisaya Ito

Plot: After a meteorite lands on Earth the world is turned topsy-turvey. Amidst the chaos, the assassination of a princess goes wrong. Monsters begin to arise on Earth, but former enemies may have to join forces in order to prevent the Earth’s destruction.

Godzilla movies were now officially punch-up fests of pure masculine monster adrenaline. The villainous G-man had already taken on Anguirus, King Kong, and Mothra, and as the villain he would either lose or get some kind of comeuppance. So where could Toho go from here? The difficult 5th movie posed many challenges,
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50 Years of Bond: ‘You Only Live Twice’ – an incredulous plot but an influential Bond film

You Only Live Twice

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Written by Roald Dahl

1967, UK

Easily the most parodied of all the James Bond films, You Only Live Twice is the fourth film starring Sean Connery as 007. After five years portraying the secret agent, it took producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (as well as an increased fee) to persuade Connery to become Bond once more, before the five year hiatus before his last official outing, Diamonds Are Forever.

You Only Live Twice is a completely different story in comparison to Ian Fleming’s original novel, as the film sees numerous manned spacecraft disappearing from orbit, with Russia and USA blaming each other during the Cold War. After faking his death, Bond travels to Japan to join forces with Japanese Secret Service to investigate and meets the head of Spectre, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

First off, there is one certain inconsistency that
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Countdown to Skyfall - You Only Live Twice (1967)

Flickering Myth's writing team count down to the release of Skyfall by discussing their favourite James Bond films; next up is Simon Moore with You Only Live Twice...

Face it. There is no objective reason to love You Only Live Twice. This is not a film you come to see in film school, where you might experience a spiritual and moral awakening through the poignancy of its underlying message. James Bond is not a film franchise for underlying messages, unless you are totally convinced that the Cold War was ended because Bond got to the Soviets’ Self Destruct switch just in time.

For most viewers, You Only Live Twice is a film you come to with child-like innocence and glee. Every parody on the Bond franchise takes notes from the energy and the lunacy of this film, and with good reason. This is the one with all the big, fun and yes,
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Bond-a-Thond #5: 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

Bond-a-Thond #5: 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)
For the next 22 weeks, MTV Movies Blog will be running what we call the Bond-a-Thond. Every Wednesday we're taking a look back at a single (official) Bond film, giving you the vitals and seeing how it holds up, right up until the release of "Skyfall" on November 9. Feel free to watch along with us and share your thoughts or just kick back and enjoy the Bond.

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Plot: Spectre is back once again, this time capturing space capsules from the U.S. and the Soviet Union in order to start war between the two and catapult Japan to the status of superpower.

Title Meaning: Refers to James Bond's faked death at the beginning of the film. Blofeld later speaks the line.

Bond: Sean Connery

Villain: After two felts of hiding in the shadows, Ernst Blofeld finally shows his face in the form of Donald Pleasence.

Bond Girl: Aki,
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James Bond Declassified: File #5 - 'You Only Live Twice' rewrites Fleming completely

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James Bond Declassified: File #5 - 'You Only Live Twice' rewrites Fleming completely
James Bond 007 Declassified File #5:  "You Only Live Twice" This series will trace the cinema history of James Bond, while also examining Ian Fleming's original novels as source material and examining how faithful (or not) the films have been to his work. Directed by Lewis Gilbert Screenplay by Roald Dahl Produced by Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli Characters / Cast James Bond / Sean Connery Ernst Stavro Blofeld / Donald Pleasance Aki / Akiko Wakabayashi Kissy Suzuki / Mie Hama Tiger Tanaka / Tetsuro Tanba Mr. Osato / Teru Shimada Helga Brandt / Karin Dor "M" / Bernard Lee "Q" /...
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James Bond Retrospective: You Only Live Twice (1967)

To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and as James Bond prepares for his 23rd official outing in Skyfall later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.

After the phenomenal box-office success of Thunderball in 1965 the Bond series producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman were left looking for an out of this world adventure for Bond’s fifth outing, You Only Live Twice. When Richard Maibaum the screenwriter of all the previous films became unavailable the producers hired popular short story and children’s writer Roald Dahl to pen the screenplay. Dahl had been a close friend of Fleming but described the original novel as “Fleming’s worst book”. Taking only a handful of ideas from the story,
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Netflix Nuggets: September 2011

Netflix has revolutionized the home viewing market for movies with their instant streaming service. Netflix Nuggets is my way of spreading the word about films of all genres worth holding a spot on your instant viewing queue. (Release dates are subject to change.)

007 Heaven…

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Streaming Available: 09/01/2011

Synopsis: When he discovers that his evil nemesis, Blofeld (Charles Gray), is stockpiling the world’s supply of diamonds to use in a deadly laser satellite, secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) sets out to stop the madman, with the help of beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case (Jill St. John). Connery’s final turn as Bond (until 1983′s unofficial outing, Never Say Never Again) boasts the gadgets, gunplay and girls that symbolize the heyday of the 007 series.

Average Netflix Rating: 3.8

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Streaming Available: 09/01/2011

Synopsis: In the 12th film in the series based on Ian Fleming’s short stories, British
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