You Only Live Twice
1967
**½
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasence, Tetsurō Tamba, Teru Shimada

007 goes to Japan in his fifth adventure. Bond teams up with a local agent to find out what happened to a hijacked American spaceship, and he has his first face to face encounter with Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Roald Dahl scripted the film, but this is a rather formulaic and unremarkable episode in the series. It spends a lot of pointless time immersing Bond to the Japanese culture. Nevertheless, Nancy Sinatra sings one of the finest title themes.