Diamonds Are Forever (film)
Diamonds Are Forever is a 1971 spy film, the seventh in the James Bond series. It is the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery, who returned to the role as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is based on Ian Fleming’s 1956 novel of the same name, and is the second of four James Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The producers were inspired by Goldfinger, and Shirley Bassey performed vocals on the title theme song.
About Diamonds Are Forever (film) in brief
Diamonds Are Forever is a 1971 spy film, the seventh in the James Bond series. It is the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery, who returned to the role as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is based on Ian Fleming’s 1956 novel of the same name, and is the second of four James Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The producers were inspired by Goldfinger; as with that film, Guy Hamilton was hired to direct, and Shirley Bassey performed vocals on the title theme song. It was a commercial success, and received positive reviews upon initial release, but it retrospectively was met with criticism for its humorous camp tone. Bond impersonates a diamond smuggler to infiltrate a smuggling ring, and soon uncovering a plot by his old enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld to use the diamonds to build a space-based laser weapon. Bond has to battle his enemy for one last time, to stop the smuggling and stall Bl ofeld’s plan of destroying Washington, D. C., and extorting the world with nuclear supremacy. The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound, but lost out to The Godfather, which was released the same year. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, and the BAFTAs for Best Foreign Film and Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Editing, both in 1971. The soundtrack for the film was released in 1972, and was a box-office success, grossing more than $1.2 billion worldwide.
It has been released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK and the U.S. as well as in Australia and New Zealand, with a total of $2.3 billion in revenue. The UK release was delayed by a year, but the US release was later delayed by another year. The U.K. release was also delayed by one year, by two months, by a month and a half, and a month, by three months. The US release date was July 25, 1973, and it was released on DVD on August 14, 1973. The British release was September 25, 1974, and they were released on October 25, 1975. The American release was on October 26, 1978, and October 27, 1978. The French release was the same day, October 28, 1979, and November 7, 1979. The United States release was October 29, 1979 and November 8, 1979; the UK release is October 30, 1980. The European release was November 28, 1980 and November 9, 1981; the Australian release is November 14, 1981. The Australian release was December 8, 1981 and November 17, 1982; the British release is December 14, 1982. The German release was March 28, 1982, and December 21, 1983; the American release is March 31, 1983, and April 28, 1984. The Japanese release was April 30, 1984, and March 31,. 1985, and September 28, 1988, respectively.