Best Bond movie audio problems of all time

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Thunderball picture

Audio problem: In the final chase, when Largo says 'Jettison cocoon,' his mouth does not match the words.

Jacob La Cour
More Thunderball audio problems
Dr. No picture

Audio problem: When Bond and Honey are on the beach the hoods of Dr No come by boat. On the boat there is a guy shouting through a megaphone. As they sail away again the man waves the megaphone to his comrades and says "Full Speed Ahead". Yet his voice sounds identical to when he was speaking through the megaphone, though he isn't holding it to his mouth anymore. (01:04:00)

More Dr. No audio problems
The World is Not Enough picture

Audio problem: When Bond arrives at the King Industries place where he meets Elektra King, watch the man he talks to when he gets out of his car. It is painfully obvious that the man's mouth is not in sync with what he is saying. Even worse, the voice is not even his. It is slightly higher-pitched than the man's real voice when he finally talks right.

More The World is Not Enough audio problems
You Only Live Twice picture

Audio problem: In the volcano's control room, there is a husky guy in red uniform whose only purpose is to open and close the crater. Every time he opens or closes the crater he says with a deep voice, "opening crater, closing crater." When Bond kills him with the rocket cigarette to open the crater and let the ninjas in, and the guards have subdued Bond, the guard in white uniform who closes the crater says, "closing crater," and you can hear that it's the dead husky guy's voice.

More You Only Live Twice audio problems
Live and Let Die picture

Audio problem: Before Bond and Solitaire gets into Kanaga's den in the end of the movie, we see two guards running. However there are only footsteps from one person.

Mortug Premium member
More Live and Let Die audio problems
On Her Majesty's Secret Service picture

Audio problem: In the opening scene, Bond sees Tracy in the ocean and drives his Aston Martin onto the beach to rescue her. When he stops, we hear screeching tyres, but he is driving on sand.

More On Her Majesty's Secret Service audio problems
A View to a Kill picture

Audio problem: When Bond steals the cab driver's car after coming down from the Eiffel Tower the words the cab driver yells doesn't match up to the way his lips move. (00:18:45)

Tobin OReilly
More A View to a Kill audio problems
Diamonds are Forever picture

Audio problem: In the scene at Willard Whyte's house where Thumper and Bambi are fighting Bond, Bond gets thrown into 3 cylindrical statues. Just as the shot cuts, you can see the last column beginning to topple but there is no sound as it crashes to the floor in the next shot.

More Diamonds are Forever audio problems
From Russia With Love picture

Audio problem: When Klebb visits SPECTRE Island and first speaks with Morzeny, most of the conversation heard does not synch up with their lips.

wizard_of_gore Premium member
More From Russia With Love audio problems
The Living Daylights picture

Audio problem: In the sniper scene, Bond is asked if he wishes to use the soft-nosed bullets to kill the potential assassin to which he replies, 'No the steel-tipped'. There isn't any lip movement, however, after the word 'no'.

More The Living Daylights audio problems
Casino Royale picture

Audio problem: In the scene in the shower when Vesper says that she feels she has blood on her hands that won't come off, her mouth says "hold me" but she actually says something different. Also she says "please" but nothing is heard.

More Casino Royale audio problems
The Spy Who Loved Me picture

Audio problem: After Bond sets the timer on the bomb at the end, the ticks don't add up. There's a definite tick each second, and you can count 12 of them after he starts it, then we cut back to the bomb and only 7 seconds have passed. (As a vague trivia aside, coincidence though it is, on the UK DVD he pulls the pin out at the DVD second timer ticks onto "07").

Jon Sandys Premium member
More The Spy Who Loved Me audio problems
Die Another Day picture

Audio problem: When - during the sword fight - the sabre is thrown to the wall, it makes a high frequency sound - like a knife or an arrow. The sound of a sabre would be much lower frequency.

Jacob La Cour
More Die Another Day audio problems
Octopussy picture

Audio problem: Just after Bond disarms the bomb at the circus, Octopussy asks Magda, "Where was Kahn heading?" Magda replies, "Back to India," but her mouth movements are "India, of course."

More Octopussy audio problems
Goldfinger picture

Audio problem: We know that all of Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)'s dialogue was dubbed by another actor. It was done quite well, except in the scene where Goldfinger is showing Mr. Ling around his factory. His lips are moving, but none of the dubbed dialogue matches it. (00:40:15)

More Goldfinger audio problems
Skyfall picture

Audio problem: At the casino bar, Bond is talking to Severine. The camera angle switches behind Bond and he says "I'm guessing he was your way out" but his mouth doesn't move. The angle switches to facing Bond and you can see the side of his face move on his next line.

More Skyfall audio problems
The Man with the Golden Gun picture

Audio problem: The voice of Lt. Hip, Bond's assistant in Asia (played by Soon-Tek Oh) changes during the film, usually depending on whether it's an inside or outside scene. In all the outside scenes, his voice is much higher and shriller, so it was probably dubbed by a different actor.

More The Man with the Golden Gun audio problems
Goldeneye picture

Audio problem: While Bond is wrestling with the pilot inside the small plane at the beginning, he leans out of the door and shoots a guard on a bike. However, the actual gunshot is heard before he even points his gun. (00:07:30)

More Goldeneye audio problems
Tomorrow Never Dies picture

Audio problem: In the scene where James Bond and Wai Lin are introduced to Mr. Carver and Mr. Stamper, Carver says that when Stamper removes Bond's heart, " there should be just enough time for him to watch it stop beating". While saying this, he turns to walk towards his desk and his lips don't move at all. His quote was obviously added in post-production.

Goldie97
More Tomorrow Never Dies audio problems
For Your Eyes Only picture

Audio problem: When Colombo pulls out Bond's gun it makes a noise like the top is pulled back. But he takes it out with one hand, and the hammer has not been pulled back. Even if he pulled back the hammer with a finger (which he doesn't) it wouldn't make that sound.

Jacob La Cour
More For Your Eyes Only audio problems

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.