You Only Live Twice

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Kissy jump into the ocean to avoid the poison gas in the cave, you can see Bond's skin through his shirt. When they come ashore on Blofeld's volcano island, Bond takes off his shirt to reveal a grey ninja outfit underneath, complete with huge rubber suction cups for his hands and knees. Where did he hide all that?

Continuity mistake: At one point, during the scene with the helicopter dogfight, the tail wing of Bond's mini-copter is riddled with bullet holes (and yet the mini-copter continues to fly very efficiently), but for the rest of the scene, the tail wing is in perfect condition with no sign of the damage done to it. (00:56:40 - 00:58:45)

Continuity mistake: When Blofeld is just about to shoot Bond with a Webley & Scott Mk. IV revolver in .455 Webley caliber, Blofeld's hand is hit with a ninja throwing star. However, the gun he drops isn't the Webley, but a Smith & Wesson .38 Special.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where divers are recovering Bond's "Body", you can see that one of the divers has two tanks on his back, then in the next shot he only has one tank, then two again.

Continuity mistake: While Bond prepares "Little Nellie" for flight, a Japanese technician removes the red rotor tether from the front of the Autogyro. In the next shot, while Bond is putting his flying helmet on, the tether is still attached to the rotor. (00:51:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Aki drives James to see Tiger and when she collects him from Osato Chemicals, her car changes from left hand to right hand drive as the camera follows them along.

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end where Bond is trying to make Blofeld's spaceship blow up, you can see the timer showing the time till interception. On the 1st shot the timer shows 25 seconds. On the second shot it says 13 seconds. Then there is another shot and the timer shows 24 seconds.

Continuity mistake: When Bond first stands on top of the volcano, when it opens, it is dark outside. The camera then shows it opening from inside the volcano, outside it is daylight.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is being made to look Japanese, prior to posing as a local fisherman his chest is being prepared for shaving - 'couldn't you just dye the bits that show?' he quips. In the last scene his chest is back to its full, furry glory.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is flying Little Nellie during the attack by the SPECTRE helicopters, he uses all of his armaments. Afterward, however, when Bond is told to proceed to a certain position, the Nellie is seen pulling away fully armed.


Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, during the fight between Bond and Hans, Hans pulls the shade off the big table lamp and it ends up on the floor. A little while later the shade is on the table. (01:45:20)

Continuity mistake: Two of the helicopter pilots who are killed by Bond in the "Little Nellie" aerial dogfight are the same ones, only without sunglasses, who later in the film are patrolling the coastline near the volcano and who try to kill Kissy Suzuki.

Continuity mistake: As the SPECTRE helicopters begin to attack little Nellie, Bond's helmet microphone switches from his right side to his left and back again.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is trapped in the light airplane flown by Osata's female pilot, she sets the airplane on fire and bails out. As she's exiting the plane, its landing gear is down. Once Bond frees himself and tries to recover the airplane, the landing gear is back up.

Continuity mistake: The first time we see the fake lake retracting in the volcano it is moving very fast, and before the cut it is almost totally retracted. But in the next clip when seen from below the opening is only half of the crater and the roof is retracting much slower.

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Continuity mistake: The stranger who is watching Bond's funeral through binoculars lowers the binoculars after Bond is thrown into the water - as if looking down on the water. But the binocular is so low he's actually looking into the table.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight scene in Osato's office with the large goon, the villain's suit and shirt become disheveled and un-tucked, then straightened and tucked, several times as the shots change.


Continuity mistake: When Bond's body is lowered down the ladder into the submarine it is glistening wet, but in the next clip when they start cutting it open, it is almost dry - and definitely not glistening anymore.

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Revealing mistake: During the car chase scene, if you watch the speedometer on the car, it never rises above zero. That and the obviously poor image quality of the "road" in front of them shows that they were using projected film in front of the car.


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Aki: You wouldn't touch that horrible woman, would you?
James Bond: Oh heaven forbid.

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Trivia: German actress Karin Dor almost suffered decapitation by the helicopter rotors in the scene where she and the actor playing Osata meet Bond for the first time. Only an attentive crewman, who shouted a warning at her, prevented it.

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