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The James Bond Movies

Diamonds Are Forever

Released: December 17, 1971

Starring:
  Sean Connery as James Bond
  Jill St John as Tiffany Case
  Charles Grey as Blofeld
  Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Running Time: 120 minutes

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Diamonds Are Forever Ultimate Edition DVD


  • First reappearance of Sean Connery as James Bond

  • Bond's first personal vendetta (Blofeld for the death of Tracy)

  • First time Bond plays a non-card casino game (craps)

  • First time Bond needs to escape from Felix Leiter

  • First appearance of Charles Gray as Ernst Stavro Blofeld

  • First time a Bond girl is a crook (Tiffany)

  • First time Bond swears (Bond calls Tiffany a bitch on Blofeld's rig)

  • First time a former ally returns to play the villain (Charles Grey was Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice)

  • First time 007 goes to Los Angeles (LAX International Airport was his point of entry into the United States, before heading to Las Vegas)

  • First time 007 goes to Las Vegas

  • First time Blofeld disguises himself as a woman

  • First time it is revealed that Q has a family (he tells Bond he gave a voice changer to his grandchildren for the holidays)

  • First time that 007 runs afoul of law enforcement

  • First appearance of high-speed pursuit scenes by law enforcement in a Bond film

  • First time that a major studio's parking lot serves as a Bond film set (Universal Studios)

  • First mention of South Africa

  • First time that 007 switches wallets with a dead man (Peter Franks)

  • First revealing mistake in geography (Nairobi, South Africa)

  • First Bond girl related to a famous actress (Lana Wood)

  • First time 007 rides an ATV vehicle

  • First time a NASA-inspired vehicle appears in a Bond film (moon buggy)

  • First time an oil rig is used as the villain's headquarters

  • First time 007 goes on a cruise ship

  • First mention of Vandenburg AFB

  • First homosexual henchmen (Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd)

  • First time that M refuses to drink liquor (he has a bad liver)

  • First time Bond does not use his PPK

  • First time Bond compliments Q on his work (the false fingerprints), rather than passing sarcastic comment.

  • First time a ring is used for a gadget

 



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