|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Sean Connery, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Martine Beswick|
|Collections:||The James Bond Collection|
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Nov 2003|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Vintage bondBy a customer from Golders Green, London , 16 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Great, classic Bond.
The fact that they made a remake out of it twenty years later tells you enough.
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Bond takes his first stumbleBy TheWatchman (755 reviews) from Suburbia , 30 Sep 2013Okay, Ill admit it as much of a die-hard Bond fan that I am, I have never liked Thunderball. Dr No was an amazing start, From Russia With Love improved on it and Goldfinger was possibly the best Bond of the Connery era. Then came Thunderball which, in my opinion, is the worst (yes, even behind Diamonds are Forever). Its just too slow and too long. Although, when I check the running time, its not that much longer than other Bond movies (past and present). It just feels much longer. Some of the action scenes are painfully slow largely because underwater features heavily in the films plot (about Spectra trying to blackmail the world governments using nuclear weapons). What you get is action scenes set underwater, therefore theyre by definition slow moving and its hard to tell whos who with all the scuba gear. They just go on forever and should have been cut (in my humble opinion). I would leave it there by saying that Thunderball is my least favourite Connery Bond film, however, upon reading the other reviews, I find that Im actually in the minority. Most people seem to love it. Maybe Im missing something, so, if youre a Bond fan, I guess you have to watch it for yourself and see. Personally, Im skipping this one and going straight to Never Say Never Again.
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A liitle too long Mr. Bond....By Karman (6 reviews) , 22 Jul 2013This was the film that generated a host of toys when I was young (too young to see the film) and yet when I finally got to see it I was disappointed. I've read the book recently so thought I'd try again with the blu ray edition. The film is beautifully shot, but the plot grinds along rather than races, and once again I was wishing it had more pace, or at least the same pace as the novel. Still a good watch though, but let down by screen play.
Still as good todayBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 08 Feb 2013James Bond Drama. The fourth in the series. Villain steals two atomic bombs. Great villain . Only criticism is that the underwater fight scenes are too long and boring. Otherwise another gem in the series at a time when Sean Connery was still playing Bond and the film was a thriller rather than a comedy.
Thunderball (1965)By lukemcgrath (28 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 11 Nov 2011Thunderball is a film mistreated by time and circumstance. It plays on many of the series iconic moments and looks incredible when wet.
Possibly the best Bond with the coolest villainsBy paulyb (83 reviews) from Middlesex, UK , 14 Sep 2011Possibly the best. Blofeld is mysterious, anonymous, aristocratic, and terrifying. Largo is equally perfect in a villainous way, played with aplomb by Adolfo Ceri and always looks like he could take over the No1 seat with white cat at any time. Possibly the most beautiful Bond girl of all time, these factors are part of the appeal. Connery is superb as ever, but the villains are cooler. They don't come across as mad or megalomaniacs, but intelligent leaders who would rather remain invisible and suave. The franchise has cleverly revived the SPECTRE-like organisation in Daniel Craig's outings, making them even more secret and terrifying than ever before.