This 1971 entry is the 7th in the series, and the film that returned Sean Connery to the role he made famous for the 6th and final time in the Eon films. He would play Bond one more time in 1983's indepedent production of "Never Say Never Again." The 40 year old Connery is both tough and smooth in this camp but very dangerous Bond adventure. The story loosely follows Ian Fleming's diamond smuggling narrative, from the original 1956 novel, from the diamond mines of South Africa to Las Vegas, the film's feature location. Charles Gray stars as Bond's long-time nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Bruce Glover and Putter Smith entertain as camp but deadly assassins, Wint and Kidd, while Jill St. John sizzles as sassy Vegas gangster-moll and lead Bond-girl Tiffany Case. Lana Wood is equally memorable as the bubbly Vegas casino hustler Plenty O'Toole.
This is one of the most entertaining, colourful and smart films in the Bond canon. The production features an all-star list of Bond veterans for Connery's return to the role he made famous, including Goldfinger alumni, director Guy Hamilton, and lead vocalist Shirley Bassey, who belts out another iconic Bond title-song. Also along for the thrills and danger are Bond stalwarts, composer John Barry and Production designer Ken Adams. Their estimable contributions cannot be understated. Barry's score brilliantly ratchets up the danger and suspense, while Adam's expansive and futuristic set design elevates the film's look accordingly.
Another very nice blu-ray transfer with the usual package of extras. The film is one of the most outrageous and colourful of the Bond movies. Enjoy!