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Diamonds are Forever [VHS]
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Sean Connery flirts with ALL the chicks, if he had class in the original handful of movies, well he completely did away with that in this venture. He's a wise cracker in this one, which adds a lot of wit to this. Quirky, clever dialouge all around...
"Which do yo prefer, blondes or brunettes?"
"Either, as long as the collars match the cuffs."
Then theres Plenty O'Toole (ha hah) also a very attractive little chick, even though she gets drowned somewhat early on in the film.. oh well, it left more room for Tiffany Case to run around half naked for the rest of the time.... Outstanding rump shot while she's switching the cassette tape inside the laborotary. "Showing a little more cheek than usual, Miss Case?"
Lets not forget that Q is very present in this one, like when he's rigging the slots in the casino, and wins every time. There is also a whole cast of other great characters in this, and the plot goes from one place to the next very rapidly... sometimes the 007 movies can get a little slow, but this one never stops.. even the opening credits with the theme sung by Shirley Bassey is pretty cool. If you don't really get down on the BOND franchise, you still may like this, as just a witty, fun, action movie. Jimmy Dean (yeah, the sausage guy) plays billionaire William Whyte.. another fine addition. By the way, in case I didn't mention it, Tiffany Case is like the hottest BOND girl ever... IMHO.
Here Bond is tracking down the disappearance of vast amounts of diamonds believed to be used in the development of a high powered laser. The primary setting is Las Vegas, the home of a Howard Hughes-like recluse named Willard Whyte, played with pure cornpone by singer and sausage king Jimmy Dean.
Although believed to have been killed in the film's opening scene, resilient bad guy Blofeld (Charles Gray) is behind all the industrial scheming. There are enough holes in the plot to make Swiss cheese seem like cheddar but this Bond is serviceable but far from the top tier. The best section involves Bond and Tiffany eluding the police and sheriff in a snazzy red Mustang Mach I. Very cool.
The Blu ray transfer for this 1971 looks very good. Compared to the DVD, this is a big step up for the 35mm film. It has the usual 1080p resolution and a 2.40:1 aspect ratio enhanced for wide screens. The picture is sharp and clear with no issues that I could see. In an age before surround sound the adaptation to a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is also excellent. The surrounds are most evident when the John Barry score kicks in. Shirley Bassey is also on board with one of the best Bond theme songs ever. Also listen to the grumbling exhaust of the aforementioned Mustang.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a gem of a movie. The Campiest of the Bond films. Mr. Bigglesworth is seen in his diamond collar and Charles Gray; the villain, is seen in drag in one seen; even Natalie... Read morePublished 1 day ago by D. Ness
A first rate bond film, even though it's the last of the original Connery films. Plenty O'Toole and Tiffany Case are well rendered (Jill St. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Matthew Zito
Old movie. Casino and womanizer James Bond scenes as typical. Action and plot are taken as granted. No big surprise.Published 11 days ago by Charming
Will the real James Bond please stand up. One of the best Bond films ever. All the action you are looking for and a good storyline. Highly recommended thank you.Published 12 days ago by Sean Henry
I would settle for a good JB film which Diamonds isn't. The movie's only redeeming factors are Connery, Ken Adam's sets, and the music score by John Barry. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Thomas
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