Bond - Thunderball PG

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item number:  68YXY
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DVD Features:

  • 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:

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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.

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1965 - Best Special Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh88%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 48

Upright73%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 63,094
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
Espinof
Sep 4, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Director Terence Young never quite solves the pacing problems posed by filming underwater, but John Stears's Oscar-winning special effects more than compensate. Full Review
Radio Times
Oct 27, 2015
...Connery's Bond was never better than this...
Total Film
Oct 1, 2000
In addition to the physical machines there is a lot of deus ex-machina involved too, but only a critic would carp about that. Just go to watch the most remarkable things. Full Review
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dec 30, 2017
The color is handsome. The scenery in the Bahamas is an irresistible lure. Even the violence is funny. That's the best I can say for a Bond film. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- In this, the fourth instalment in the series from the original team, you have a classic Bond film that wants for nothing but a trim. Full Review
BBC.com
Jun 27, 2001
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
Chicago Reader
May 6, 2008

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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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Production Notes:

  • 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
    licensing paraphernalia

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,344
  • UPC: 883904333319
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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