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Mission: Diamonds Are Forever
Released: December 17, 1971
Bond: Sean Connery
Director: Guy Hamilton
Budget: $7.2 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $116 Million
Running Time: 120 Minutes


Villain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Organization: SPECTRE
Scheme: The sale of nuclear supremacy
Henchmen: Mr Wint, Mr Kidd
Girls: Tiffany Case, Plenty O'Toole
Allies: Felix Leiter, Willard Whyte
Bond's Kill Count: 5
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[DAF Special Edition]
Fan Reviews:
Mark Reimiller
"DAF" is my all-time favorite 007 movie, altough I know that it is nowhere near the cream of the crop. "Diamonds" is what I can only describe as a "just for fun" James Bond adventure--and it IS definitely fun to watch. Sean Connery (my favorite Bond) is at his coolest in this film. He seems intent on having some fun w/the role & not taking things TOO seriously---perhaps afer his hardships & frustrations making YOLT. ---and as I've read elsewhere, he seems to exude an "old pro's grace". An "I know what I'm doing" essence. When describing this film to friends, I always find myself using the word "campy"--something that no other Bond flick can really be described as. Camp elements abound: Wint & Kidd, the scene at Slumber Inc, Bambi & Thumper , and particularly Charles Gray's wonderfully fey & sophisticated Blofeld. "DAF" also boasts one of the sexiest--albeit short-lived Bond girls---Plenty O'Toole ("named after your father perhaps!"--classic Connery.) Over the years, I've found myself putting on the video of "Diamonds" and enjoying it like one would put a favorite album on the stereo. The wonderfully written & spoken dialog has ingrain- ed itsef into my conciousness like lyrics of a favorite song. In summation, "Diamonds are forever" is great fun....and isn't that what we watch 007 movies for after-all? Fantasy, action & escapism. Here's looking forward to TWINE. Nov. 19th 1999 can't get here soon enough.
Mr. Scammy
This is the best bond film besides goldfinger. Although some people see this as a stupid bond movie I think it's great. It has a great cast. Sean Connery's appearance makes all worth while and Charles Gray plays the best blofeld that has been in the series, Jill St. John makes a great bond girl. The plot is great, the doubles are cool, and a laser satellite is a great idea. Using the Hughes thing is really intriging. I give the movie 5 out of five stars
Karl Meyer
I think this movie is not the best, but its still a classic. Even though its probably the most humors Connery bond, its charactors are great. I think Charels Gray is the best Blofeld and I also like Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd. Connery is decent, but he is showing his age. For the the begining of the movie, the movie relaxed, like if Bond fails it won't be that bad. But once he sees Blofeld is still alive and asks "What do you intend to with those diamonds?" and Blofeld answers, "An exellent question, and one that will be hanging on the lits of the world!!" And even more tension Bond and Whyte discover that Blofeld has the diamond satilite. The action sequences are great! I also like the stunt where Bond navigates the Mustang through a narrow Las Vegas alley. The music is good too. Over all I rank it 6th out of the 18. 5th is Thunderball and 7th is Dr. No.
Cliff Blake
Absolutly awful... my least favorite Bond. Not one single element of the cast performs well, and the story is dull. Sean Connery is just going through the motions here, it seems. He probably should not have come back, which would have ended his involvement with the series on a (slightly) better note. Charles Gray as Blofeld? What were they thinking! He is by far the worst Bond villan. As for Tiffany Case, well, Jill St. John may be a little better than Barbra Bach or Tanya Roberts, but not by much. And the character de-evolves from a tough smuggler to a dumb bimbo who gets knocked off the oil rig by her own gun. A bit more memorable are Wint and Kidd, but are they supposed to be intimidating? I can't tell. Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole. Probably the best cast member, but still not terribly good. And Felix Leiter portrayed as a somewhat stupid character. Jimmy Dean is perhaps the one exception.

The plot is also a bit dull, and doesn't keep me interested the way its predecessor did. The action scenes, particularly the moon buggy chase, would have been greatly helped by Roger Moore, who really excelled in this type of Bond movie.

The film does get help from the coffin scene, the only true suspense in the movie. Other than that, only watch this Bond when none other is around.

My rating: my 18th favorite, worse than You Only Live Twice


J.D. Charter

This movie was a great Bond movie! Casinos, women, villians. This was a great addition to the series although people do disagree. I also Loved the music. John Barry did a GREAT job with this one. The only thing that upset me is that we didn't get to see more of Lana Wood. She although not a full fledged Bond girl is my favorite. In ways of looks anyway. Sean Connery looked his best in this one. I also like the fact that they had gay couple as henchmen. I'm glad the writers add a bit of every lifesyle in the movies!!!

Universal Exports Movie Coverage:
The Official SeriesEverything Else
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

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