Sean Connery's disenchantment with his starring role is unmistakable in this, the fifth Bond spectacular. After turning in an enervated performance here, Connery refused to renew his contract with the profitable 007 franchise, although he was lured back for 1971's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and
1983's NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN.
When both Russian and American spaceships start disappearing, each country suspects the other is responsible, bringing the planet to the brink of WWIII--exactly what SPECTRE agent Ernst Blofeld (Donald Pleasence), the architect of this international crisis, had in mind. Connery is sent to Japan to
investigate. Hoping to give himself a little breat...