Bond - Thunderball
Look up! Look down! Look out!
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 15, 2015
- Originally Released: 1965
- Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Bernard Lee, Guy Doleman & Desmond Llewelyn|
|Directed by||Terence Young|
|Edited by||Ernest Hosler|
|Screenplay by||Richard Maibaum & John Hopkins|
|Composition by||John Barry|
|Created by||Ian Fleming|
|Story by||Kevin McClory & Jack Whittingham|
|Produced by||Kevin McClory|
|Director of Photography:||Ted Moore|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Do you mind if my friend sits this out - she's just dead."
- James Bond (Sean Connery) to a couple at a table when his dance partner is killed with a bullet meant for him.
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Special Visual Effects
Rating: 3/5 -- This features the ideal realisation of Blofeld - a disembodied voice with shutters obscuring his presence from the torso up. It's far more chilling than in later Bonds. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- For all its flaws, it was classic Bond. And remains so. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Not a classic like Goldfinger, but it's still fun. It'll be a long time until I watch it again, mind you. It doesn't have the rewatchable charm as some of the other Bond films Full Review
Slightly bloated Bond, with too much technology for my taste and a climactic slaughter that's a little too mindless to be much fun. Full Review
There's visible evidence that the reported $5.5 million budget was no mere publicity figure; it's posh all the way. Full Review
If Thunderball's gimmickry seems to overreach at times, Actor Connery gains assurance from film to film, by now delivers all his soppiest Jimcracks martini-dry. Full Review
To Connery, who develops his character throughout the film with a frightening ease, demonstrating that the character fits him like a glove, adds the beauty of Luciana Paluzzi. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Based on Ian Fleming's 1961 novel, THUNDERBALL is 007 at his best. The fourth film in the Bond series finds the super spy (Sean Connery) battling a powerful organization named S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and its nefarious Number Two, Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), who has threatened to destroy Miami with an atomic weapon unless a huge ransom is paid. Of course, James Bond has something else in mind: a full-on infiltration of Largo's boat, the Disco Volante. With double the Bond girls (with Claudine Auger as the luscious Domino and Luciana Paluzzi as the villainous Fiona Volpe), this favored Bond outing features captivating underwater action sequences that hold up to this day. THUNDERBALL was nominated for a Best Special Effects Academy Award in 1965 and is not be confused with the "unofficial" 1983 James Bond film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, which also stars Connery and is based on the same novel.
In the fourth James Bond film, agents from the deadly SPECTRE organization have stolen two atomic bombs during a NATO training mission and demand a ransom from Great Britain of $280 million or they will drop them on two unnamed cities, killing millions of innocent people.
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- Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision.
- Film was remade and updated in 1983 as "Never Say Never Again."
- Budget was an estimated $5.5 million.
- Additional cast: Rik Van Nutter (Felix Leiter) and Molly Peters (Patricia).
- The Deluxe Collector's Edition spreads the 130 minute movie onto 5 sides in CAV. It includes two alternate audio tracks with commentary by members of the cast and crew. The score was remixed for stereo, and a bit of the image was shaved from the sides, leaving the aspect ratio slightly narrower than the original. Sides six and seven, in CLV, include:
"The Incredible World of James Bond"
(dir. Jack Haley, Jr., 1965, 50 min.)
two additional documentaries
Side eight, in CAV, includes:
trailers and commercials
still photos and posters
- Sales Rank: 1,085
- UPC: 883904333319
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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