“How disappointing. I was expecting one head of state, at the very least. Surely you haven’t come to negotiate, Mr. Bond. Your pitiful little island hasn’t even been threatened. Search him from his toe nails to the last follicle on his head and then bring him to me.”
Loosely based on Ian Fleming’s fourth Bond novel, but featuring returning Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, “Diamonds Are Forever” was Sean Connery’s last official outing as Ian Fleming’s super agent, where he gets to romp around Amsterdam & Las Vegas. This original Japanese B3 Nakazuri (Press Sheet) film poster is from first year of release in Japan, 1971 and features the artwork of Robert McGinnis to the front with black and white photographs and text (with in English and Japanese) on the reverse. Originally flat/unfolded, rolled (as issued), this unrestored example is presented in excellent condition and represents an impressive piece of collectable James Bond cinematic memorabilia from the Sean Connery era.
Trivia: Originally, this had been planned as a revenge movie, and Richard Maibaum‘s original treatment for the script had Bond mourning his dead wife Tracy and vowing revenge on Blofeld. However, with George Lazenby‘s departure from the role, the script was completely re-written when Connery agreed to return as 007, and there is no mention of Tracy and of her death deeply affecting Bond.…more detail
Japan B3 (Nakazuri) / Single Sided / (14.25″ x 20.25″)
Near Mint minus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Bernard Lee, Bruce Cabot, Charles Gray, Desmond Llewelyn, Jill St John, Jimmy Dean, Lana Wood, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery