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Thunderball [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 4601325
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (170 out of 174)

    Synopsis


    Thunderball
    Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, (which stands for Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). This time, S.P.E.C.T.R.E. hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of eliminating enemies and those henchmen who fail to come up to standard. Dispatched to the Bahamas, lucky Mr. Bond enjoys the attentions of three nubile ladies: Largo's mistress Domino Derval (Claudine Auger), British spy Paula Caplan (Martine Beswick, previously seen as a gypsy girl in the 1962 Bond epic From Russia With Love) and enemy agent Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sean Connery
      Sean Connery - James Bond
    • Claudine Auger
      Claudine Auger - Domino Derval
    • Adolfo Celi
      Adolfo Celi - Emilio Largo
    • Luciana Paluzzi
      Luciana Paluzzi - Fiona Volpe
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      Rick van Nutter - Felix Leiter



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 174 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      James Bond stops SPECTRE from nuking Miami

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      luckydragon
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      THUNDERBALL was the sequel to the classic GOLDFINGER and is one of he best Bond movies in the series (it was later remade as NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN with Sean Connery playing 007 for the last time). The plot has SPECTRE hijacking an RAF Vulcan bomber and stealing its two nuclear bombs. Bond has to stop SPECTRE from detonating one of the bombs in Miami. Claudine Auger is the main Bond Girl in this movie and my personal favorite of all the Bond Girls (Raquel Welch was originally signed for the role but left to star in FANTASTIC VOYAGE). Martine Beswick portrays an MI6 agent after playing one of the two fighting gypsy women in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. Perhaps the only small complaint I have with THUNDERBALL is the climatic battle scene which, because it occurs underwater, is slower and quieter than the similar battle scenes in GOLDFINGER and in later Bond movies such as THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. Producer Kevin McClory has a cameo as the seated man smoking as Bond enters the casino (McClory obtained the movie rights to THUNDERBALL after a plagiarism suit against Ian Fleming). The movie's impressive theme song was written by John Barry and sung by Tom Jones, who almost fainted while singing the song's relatively lengthy ending. THUNDERBALL is a must-have for the Bond fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just One More Steelbook in the Bond Collection

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      Sergeant
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      All the 007 Steelbooks have a cover that true Bond fans will recognize from the famous opening credit Montage of the classic films, whether it was to Sir Paul (McCartney), Sheena Easton, or the best of all, the amazing "haunting" vocals from "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds are Forever," the tireless Shirley Bassey. In addition to the 2:35;1 widescreen, there's DTS-HD audio on the "Thunderball" Steelbook. Four "Featurettes" round out this Steelbook that will only go up in value...so buy it now at just over the cost of the blu-ray plastic that only devalues with time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "I Think He Got the Point"

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      DWolfe47
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      Bond returns to action in this epic 4th adventure that takes things to the Bahamas in search of a destructive bomb and the sinister organization SPECTRE holding the world hostage. Initially released in 2008 and undergone many cover art changes this Lowry early 4K restoration refreshes the film to it's full glory with only slight flicker here and there from age. The extras like all the other Bond Blu-rays are extensive. If you are anticipating the release of the upcoming SPECTRE (as of writing this) and want to know the full power of what terror that organization can inflict on the world this is perhaps one of the most grand Bond films that shows them in action plus Connery is great as usual.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the 2 best Sean Connery/007 movies.

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      kukuinut
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      Still the best OO7 portrayer, Connery fit the character perfectly (although Daniel Craig is a close second) when the first James Bond movies came to the screen. This, and "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE", are my 2 favorite Bond movies. Action prevails and the actors/actresses fulfill all ones expectations. It's a 007 movie with only a few of the comic remarks that detracted from future installments. When I read Ian Fleming's 007 books (which I still reread on occasion) Bond comes across as a serious, no-nonsense spy, with special human skills, which this movie exemplifies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Impulse buy

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      Barfolomew
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      I had a Best Buy reward coupon for 10 bucks. Nothing in the store costs 10 bucks, everything is less than 5 or more than 15. So I bought this movie for 15 and paid the difference. I really don't use disc media anymore and the digital copy was okay for access but the question is would I have paid 5 bucks for this movie on Vudu? Answer is no. I guess that says more about Best Buy's rewards program than the product itself. Steel case is okay if you have room for individually boxed physical media.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great offering at a great price

      Posted
      DaveyBoy
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      If you're looking to add to your Blu-ray movie collection with some older Bond flicks and don't feel like spending the coin on the box-set, the Steelbook offerings from Best Buy are worth the money. Quality Blu-ray, not that cheaper quality thin stuff, and the packaging is eye-catching as well. As for the movie, well, if you're a Bond fan and haven't seen Thunderball yet, you NEED to see it. Hands down one of the best Bond films from that era.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent option for Thunderball DVD

      Posted
      CJJ1962
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      Obviously the main reason to purchase is the film. If you are a fan this edition isn't a bad choice. I would have liked something different in extras like deleted scenes such as they had for Steel Book version of Diamonds are Forever. However some of the old specials etc from 60s have a nice time warp interest

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun fourth flick

      Posted
      prlwctd

      Although not as lively as Goldinger, this Bond film is still good. 007 (Connery) goes to the Bahamas after SPECTRE hijacks a NATO aircraft carrying 2 A-bombs. Once there, he finds himself dealing with the ruthless Largo (Adolfo Celi) and his beautiful mistress Domino (Claudine Auger), who herself has a link with a pilot of the doomed aircraft. The title song, sung by Tom Jones, is wonderfully intense.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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