You Only Live Twice

Corrected entry: When we first see Aki (right after Bond arrives in Japan and is seen walking down the sidewalk), she has short flowing hair with navy blue and red bands tied around her waist. But in the next shot, when Bond enters the Sumo wrestling building, a totally different looking woman with tied back hair and a yellow band around her waist rounds the corner in pursuit of him. (00:15:40)

Correction: This lady is not Aki, she is just another Japanese agent who is reporting on Bond's movements.

Corrected entry: In the scene aboard the Navy vessel where Bond is given a burial at sea, the wrapping around his supposedly dead body is bright white, but after he is dumped into the ocean, picked up by the divers and brought aboard the submarine, the wrapping is now tan. (00:09:35 - 00:11:30)

Correction: It is wet. It has now darkened from the water like most material when they are damp.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: Inside the sub when Bond is talking with "M", he is handed the address of where he is to go on a small slip of paper, and after looking at it he burns it using his lighter. The paper almost immediately burns up as he holds it (normal paper would burn more slowly), which means that it must have been made of a material that burns faster (as you can tell by the red glare the flames give off). (00:13:10)

Correction: So MI6 uses special paper that is easily destroyed when handing over confidential information. It is a good way to ensure that an enemy agent cannot reconstruct the info from the ashes, and a good way to destroy the secret info in a hurry. This isn't a mistake, it is the point of that scene.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: Near the beginning, Bond meets Henderson and whacks him on the leg, which is artificial. H says that he lost it in Singapore in 1942. A few moments later, H says he's been in Japan for 28 years. The film was released in 1967 and is set at about that time, or a year or two earlier. So H would have been in Japan since the late 1930's - right through WWII. I really doubt they would have let him out during the war to go to Singapore.

Correction: It is unclear if you mean that England wouldn't have let him out of the service. (In which case what better place for a british spy to be during a war with Japan) or if you mean the Japanese gov't wouldn't have let him move about freely. (He was a spy with access to corrupt and bribable or blackmailable officials that could help him to do his job.) Either way, there is your answer.

Corrected entry: It appears that the set of the inside of the volcano with the forced perspective volcano hole high above, is the same set used in the beginning of Goldfinger where Bond sneaks into the side of metal tank and emerges into a plush room to spread plastic explosive on the tanks of nitro. If you notice, the high ceiling of that room with the round hole in it has the same forced perspective look as the inside of the volcano.

Correction: This stage was built especially for this movie. It was so big that it had to be built on a Pinewood backlot, instead of inside a sound stage as in all previous Bond movies.

Corrected entry: After Henderson is killed, Bond has a scrap with the killer - you can clearly see he has dark shoes on. When he gets to the Osato chemical place he has white shoes on.

Correction: You see him remove the assassin's shoes/spats and other clothing to disguise himself prior to getting into the getaway car

Corrected entry: When Bond is trapped in the airplane before Number 11 jumps out, exactly where does that wooden restraining board come from? It appears to be a solid board, and indeed it must be because it slides out entirely from one direction. It appears to be at least three feet long, and the cabin walls aren't nearly thick enough to hide it, so where does it come from?

Correction: The wooden board doesn't came out of the cabin's wall. It came out of a cabinet on the side.

Corrected entry: When Bond and Kissy climb to Blofeld's volcano, it takes them from early morning to evening to complete the trip. However when Kissy gets reinforcements, the double journey merely takes minutes rather than hours.

Correction: When Bond and Kissy go up the first time, they are careful - the volcano could be active or they could be spotted if going up too quickly. When Kissy returns it could be assumed that SPECTRE agents are otherwise preoccupied and wouldn't notice anyone coming up the volcano.

Andy Benham Premium member

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)

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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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