Directed by Lewis Gilbert (UK, 1967, 117 min.).

Amid Cold War tensions, American and Russian space craft have gone missing, leaving each superpower believing the other is to blame. As the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, British intelligence learns that one craft has landed in the Sea of Japan. After faking his own death, secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to investigate. In Japan, he’s aided by Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and the beautiful Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi), who help him uncover a sinister global conspiracy. The fifth film in the Bond series, You Only Live Twice is undoubtedly a product of its time—the Japanese and female characters are spun from the cringe-worthy stuff of old Hollywood. Still, the film offers plenty to love in the form of killer costumes and cars, a legendary theme song sung by Nancy Sinatra, and a script by the inimitable Roald Dahl.

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