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By the release of 'Goldfinger' in 1964 Eon was already steering away from literary Bond as the budgets began to increase.

The genesis of the 'Thunderball' screenplay had been a complicated affair: it was based on a story outline summarised by Ernest Cuneo with contributions by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming. This in turn was transformed into an original screenplay by Jack Whittingham, which was subsequently revised for Eon by Richard Maibaum and latterly by John Hopkins.

It was originally planned that this film would be the first produced by Saltzman and Broccoli but the surrounding litigation prevented it. Having been awarded the film rights to the story in 1963, Kevin McClory gradually realised it was more beneficial to join forces with Saltzman and Broccoli rather than compete with them - especially since they had Sean Connery and an already successful series of films.

'Thunderball' went on to become (allowing for inflation) the highest grossing James Bond film of all time. It was the biggest James Bond film at the cinema thanks to several different factors:

The series was now riding the global mania for anything and everything James Bond, as a result of the success and influence of 'Goldfinger'. Additionally, 'Thunderball' was promoted heavily around the world.

With the success of the DB5 in 'Goldfinger', this film heralded an increased reliance in gadgets: the Bell Jet pack, the return of the said DB5, Volpe's rocket-firing bike, 'Q' equiping in the field, SPECTREs underwater craft and the 'Disco Volante' - gadgets gone mad.

Terence Young, Ken Adam, Ted Moore, Peter Hunt, John Stears, John Barry and others gave the film style and class. It was the first Bond film of the series to be filmed in the widescreen process, Panavision. As a result, its varied sequences come across as truly epic - the French chateau, SPECTRE's Paris 'lounge', Shrublands and the majestic MI6 conference hall. Bond also jetted to the Bahamas - sampling night-life at Cafe Martinique, Casino, the Junkanoo procession in Nassau and went underwater for the first time, superbly captured by Ricou Browning and his team of photographers.

One of my favourite films, this site is dedicated to a James Bond classic. Sadly, most of the people and their websites that were the inspiration for this site have since disappeared from the internet.

I am endebted to the following people for showing me the way and making this site what it is:

Thanks to Blofelds Cat ('OHMSS Tribute') for inspiring me to shape my own site dedicated to one film. He also gave valuable construction advice and initial screen captures. We shared a home page for a time - sadly his site is no more.

Thanks to Red Grant for setting such a high standard with his 'The Art of James Bond' site. He contributed numerous origianl art aswell as allowing me to use certain images from his site. Again, his site has now disappeared.

Thanks to Michael Kersey's original '007 Forever' for putting the site name up in lights - once again, the site has gone.

Also, a huge thankyou to François-Xavier Busnel of 'Club James Bond France' and to Hair Thief for the DVD sounds which featured on the Downloads page (since taken down).

Other superb people: Nicolás Suszczyk, Preben Søgaard, Perry Armstrong, Eduardo Gimenez Gonzalez, Marc Schaison, Stéphane Tron, Anthony Southall, Sean Knight, Gary J. Firuta, Alain Janssoone, Anders Frejdh, Laurent Vedel, the Crackster, Richard J. Schulz, GORDON, Nicolas Fleurier, James D Sieff, Simon Firth, Peter Lorenz, Tobias Kessler, Dr. Shatterhand, Peter Lorenz, Michael Schwing, Johannes Holbøl, Stephen Oxenrider, Dave Hinett, Pedro Eustakio, Eddy Crosby, Dave McHugh, Paul Wynn, Christina Hayward, Thierry Steuve, David McHugh and Lee Pfeiffer.

Alan Gilbert
e-mail to: alanrgilbert@virginmedia.com

what's spanking new...

January 8th 2017

Shredded Wheat code card scans added to the Scrapbook page.

July 1st 2016

Home page updated.

May 26th 2016

Argentina soundtrack advert added to the Facts page, thanks to Nicolás Suszczyk.

October 7th 2015

Russian book cover added to the Words page from Gary Firuta.

August 9th 2014

Two further pressbook covers added to the Covers page, thanks again to Peter Lorenz.

August 2nd 2014

Three pressbooks added to the Covers page, thanks to Peter Lorenz.

June 14th 2014

Home page updated.

March 12th 2014

Three book covers plus an ad from 'The Holland Evening Sentinel' added to the Words page. Thanks again to Gary J. Firuta.

January 17th 2014

Further magazine cover and feature added from Belgium - thanks to Thierry.

January 11th 2014

Happy New Year!!

Two further cover scans added to the Covers page - thank you to Thierry Steuve.

A collection of Laserdisc, VHD and Video8 covers also added. Thanks to my old friend Drummond Grieve for these.

October 13th 2013

Further magazine covers added to the Covers page.

March 22nd 2013

Shredded Wheat package scans added to the Scrapbook page. Thank you to Trevor Boddington.

October 28th 2012

Thank you to Christina Hayward (nee Morse) for sharing her memories with me of the filming of the title sequence. Titles page updated.

October 4th 2012

Warner VHS cover for A View To A Kill added to Scrapbook page.

October 3rd 2012

Missing eighth Shredded Wheat sticker now added to Scrapbook page.

September 30th 2012

Warner VHS cover for The Living Daylights added to Scrapbook page.

September 22nd 2012

Warner VHS cover for Octopussy and Domark Amstrad computer game cover for A View To A Kill added to Scrapbook page.

September 10th 2012

Three further book covers added thanks to Gary.

September 2nd 2012

German book cover added to the Words page from Gary.

August 28th 2012

Further photos of Hotel Coral Harbour as it is today added to the Our Man In page - thanks to James Sieff.

August 27th 2012

Photos of Woodes Rodgers Walk in Nassau showing the Symonette store added to the Our Man In page courtesy of Paul Wynn.

August 25th 2012

Two further covers added to the Words page thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

August 15th 2012

Several new cast listings added to Cast and Crew page.

August 14th 2012

Home page updated.

July 28th 2012

A very big thank you to Gary J. Firuta for a dozen or so scans of mostly US posters which I have added to the Artwork page.

I've deleted the Lobby cards (and re-release) page, having moved the content to the Artwork page. Additionally, I've removed the Downloads page aswell.

December 21st 2011

Sheree Winton (thanks to Dave McHugh) and Dana Broccoli spotted in Cafe Martinique sequence - Cast and Crew page updated.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all my visitors.

October 28th 2011

Further Shredded Wheat / 'Octopussy' sticker added to the Scrapbook page (one left to find!). Also, scans of Buster comic from July 1983 showing their tie-in competition.

September 14th 2011

More music covers added to the Scrapbook page. Spanish book cover added to the Words page, thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

July 26th 2011

New Russian and Hungarian book covers added to the Words page. Thank you to my friend Gary J. Firuta.

January 1st 2011

Happy New Year.

TV Times scans from May 1983 added to the Scrapbook page thanks to Eddy Crosby.

October 20th 2010

Swingin' page updated.

October 17th 2010

More information plus two more shots of 'Hotel Coral Harbour' added to the Our Man In page - thanks again to James Sieff.

September 30th 2010

Cover of the July 1965 edition of Photoplay and three more DVD covers added to the Covers page. Also, images of the 'A View To A Kill' Bug Byte cassette added to the Scrapbook page.

Sepember 22nd 2010

Film translations amended and added to within the Facts page. Thanks to Pedro Eustakio for pointing out the Portugese / Brazilian translation differences.

August 9th 2010

Portugese book cover added to the Words page - thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

May 24th 2010

Another UK audiobook cover added to the Words page - once again, thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

March 13th 2010

Scans of a further 4 of the Shredded Wheat / 'Octopussy' stickers added to the Scrapbook page.

February 28th 2010

Scrapbook page updated.

October 16th 2009

New 'Fantabulous Strings' cover added to Covers page - thanks to Richard J. Schulz.

October 5th 2009

New page updated.

October 3rd 2009

Links page updated.

September 28th 2009

Celebrating 10 years on the internet - thanks to all visitors and contributors to the site.

New menu side bar and banners.

September 22nd 2009

New scans of several items added to the Scrapbook page - thankyou to Dave Hinett.

September 5th 2009

Facts page updated.

August 22nd 2009

New menu side bar.

August 17th 2009

More TV Times clippings added to the Scrapbook page.

August 15th 2009

Audio (wav) file of the Shredded Wheat / 'Octopussy' TV advert added to the Scrapbook page.

August 10th 2009

Scans of 2 of the Shredded Wheat / 'Octopussy' stickers added to the Scrapbook page.

August 9th 2009

Scans of my Smiths crisps 'A View To A Kill' posters added to the Scrapbook page.

July 27th 2009

Scrapbook page updated.

July 20th 2009

New Scrapbook page added (replacing the Never Say Never Again page). This page is a work in progress.

July 11th 2009

Scans of the US brochure added to the Brochures page - thanks to Johannes Holbøl.

July 4th 2009

Cast and Crew page updated and more images added to names.

May 30th 2009

A very big thankyou to Stephen Oxenrider for providing several images of cut scenes in Shrublands, now added to the Lost and Found page. Additionally, thankyou again to Johannes for further scans of the Japanese brochure - added to the Brochures page not surprisingly.

Also, captures from the trailer also added to the Lost and Found page.

May 18th 2009

Scans of the complete 'The Incredible World of James Bond' brochure added to the Brochures page - thankyou to Johannes Holbøl.

April 18th 2009

New Swatch Thunderball wallpapers added to Downloads page.

April 3rd 2009

Continuity section on the Lost and Found page updated - re-reviewed and now captured to show the 'hiccups'.

March 7th 2009

Home page completed.

March 6th 2009

Turbocraft page updated.

March 5th 2009

What's New page dedication re-written.

March 3rd 2009

New Home page added (minus links for now) - in part to celebrate the site's 10th Anniversary. Please donate to the 'Vulcan to the Sky' appeal - see Home page link.

February 21st 2009

Lights turned down on the site - dark grey background added to all pages.

February 7th 2009

Operation Kid Brother page removed.

January 31st 2009

Google Map added to Our Man In page to show the Bahamas and Never Say Never Again page re-formatted.

January 30th 2009

Two further book covers, Finnish and Russian, added to Words page - thanks to the fantastic Gary J. Firuta. Also, Ian Fleming and Swingin' pages re-formatted and Netherlands Ultimate Edition DVD cover added to Covers page.

January 13th 2009

Cast and Crew page updated.

December 30th 2008

Russian book cover added to Words page - thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

Happy New Year everyone.

September 30th 2008

Update on the Buehler restoration, to that page.

September 5th 2008

More detail on Bond's hotel in the Bahamas added to the Our Man In page - thanks to James D Sieff. Also, Laser Disc cover added to the Covers page, thanks to Michael Schwing.

September 2nd 2008

More fantastic photos of the Bahamas added, thanks to James D Sieff.

August 30th 2008

More Bahamas photos added to the Our Man In page - thanks again to James D Sieff.

August 23rd 2008

Ultimate edition DVD cover added to Covers page.

August 16th 2008

New captures showing the 'James Bond will return in...' end caption from each film - added to the Lost and Found page.

August 12th 2008

Brand new page added following the restoration of the original Buehler Turbocraft used in the film. Also new photos added (on the Turbocraft page) of the deleted sequence aboard the Disco Volante - courtesy of Cinema Retro.

2 comics added to the Covers page - thanks to Peter Lorenz.

July 19th 2008

Side menu updated with Flash buttons.

July 18th 2008

All pages updated to include a side menu for easier navigation.

March 31st 2008

German Video CD added to Covers page, thanks to Tobias Kessler.

March 14th 2008

New Home page and headers uploaded. Also, RAF Waddington image added to Our Man In page - I've forgotten who has sent me this!

March 11th 2008

Operation Kid Brother trailer added to the page of the same name - also, details on that page revised.

March 9th / 10th 2008

All site pages re-sized to 1024x768 format, barring Home page and page headers.

February 2nd 2008

Sharks and Boats page removed and the images added to the Downloads page. That page renamed Sounds and Photos - all publicity photos on the site moved to this new page. A further two behind the scenes shots added thanks to Richard J. Schulz.

In an effort to tidy up Sounds and Photos, I've removed the 'with thanks to' names - they remain within this page.

January 15th 2008

New British hardcover added to the Words page - thanks again to Gary J. Firuta.

November 28th 2007

Further Swedish book cover added - thanks again to Anders Frejdh.

November 27th 2007

Another Swedish book cover added to the Words page - thanks again to Anders Frejdh.

October 19th 2007

Concept art added to the Artwork page - thanks to Peter Lorenz. Also, 7 more Philadelphia cards added - thanks to Dr. Shatterhand.

September 13th 2007

Collection of lobby cards added to that page - courtesy of Simon Firth.

August 18th 2007

The first 27 cards (of the entire 66 card set from Philadelphia Gum) uploaded. Very special thanks to Dr. Shatterhand.

June 6th 2007

Lost and Found page updated with a version guide for the differing soundtracks.

May 31st 2007

My 'Thunderball versions' video added to the Lost and Found page.

May 28th 2007

Home page updated featuring the new book by Robert Sellers - 'The Battle for Bond'. This is an in-depth 300 page book detailing the story of Thunderball - buy it!

April 5th 2007

New book cover from Thailand added to the Words page - cheers to Gary J. Firuta again. Home page updated.

March 25th 2007

Home page updated.

March 16th 2007

Look and Playboy pages updated.

February 22nd 2007

Another book cover (to the Words page) and also fantastic concept art added to the Artwork page - thanks to Gary J. Firuta.

February 17th 2007

23 further covers added to the Words page - again, I'm endebted to Gary J. Firuta - cheers.

February 16th 2007

Somportex and Philadelphia card pages amalgamated into one.

February 15th 2007

32 more book covers added to the Words page - thanks again to Gary J. Firuta. The Never Say Never Again page added to the main site and the Junkanoo page and Others section removed - as this is THE site for Thunderball I'd thought I'd stick to it!

January 25th 2007

Covers page updated.

November 9th 2006

Downloads page renamed Sounds page - as that is what is on it! Also, complete set of lobby cards for the 'Thunderball / From Russia With Love' re-release added to the Lobby cards (and re-releases) page.

November 3rd 2006

Ian Fleming page updated.

October 6th 2006

New images taken at Rock Point ('Palmyra') added to the Our Man In page - thanks to James D Sieff. Also, I've finally identified the pub where Major Derval stays with Fiona Volpe: the Royal Saracens Head, Beaconsfield.

September 16th 2006

Signet book cover added to the Words page - big thanks to Richard J. Schulz.

September 14th 2006

28 new book covers and 2 audiobook covers added to the Words page - cheers to Gary J. Firuta.

September 9th 2006

United Artists logo replaced on the Thunderball pages. On release, the studio logo seen at the start of the film would have been the original UA 'hexagon' logo. Later releases would have had the Transamerica 'T' logo and font. Brochures page updated.

September 8th 2006

Artwork page updated and also Sun and Sand page merged with the Sharks and Boats page.

September 1st 2006

Our Man In page updated with captures from the Ultimate Edition DVD. Also Lost and Found and Facts pages updated.

August 31st 2006

Words page updated.

August 15th 2006

Brand new Editions page added comparing the Special Edition DVD with the new sparkling Ultimate Edition.

August 12th 2006

New look and new captures for the Titles page - featuring screen captures from the Ultimate Edition DVD. Also, Cast and Crew page updated with new captures.

August 11th 2006

Gunbarrel and Connery page removed. New title image for Home, New and Links pages.

August 10th 2006

Photo of Avenue d'Eylau added to Our Man In page - special thanks to Nicolas Fleurier.

August 9th 2006

Links for all of the other Bond films removed while I work on updating the Others section.

May 25th 2006

Four music covers added to the Covers page - thanks to Laurent Vedel.

April 8th 2006

Location captures for Our Man In page completed. If anybody can help with identifying the remaining missing locales I'd be very grateful.

April 6th 2006

Two book covers added to the Words page and two VHS covers added to the Covers page - all releases from Sweden. Thankyou to Anders Frejdh.

March 30th 2006

New look for the Others page, Links page and this one to match the new Home page.

March 23rd 2006

New Home page.

March 16th 2006

Several DVD covers (for Germany, the Netherlands and America) added to the Covers page.

March 10th 2006

Casino Royale (1967 version) page updated.

March 9th 2006

New images of the cut pre-title sequence ending added to the Lost and Found page aswell as ABC movie images and for '007: The Incredible World of James Bond' special added to the Facts page (that page also re-organised).

March 4th 2006

Brand new DVD captures of the film's cast. New images of various 'other' actors appearing in minor roles (if anyone out there can help with naming these people I'd be very grateful). New DVD capture of Professor Ladislav Kutze for the Lost and Found page. DVD captures to detail the locations used on the Our Man In page (the Bahamas locales to follow shortly).

March 2nd 2006

New Philadelphia and Sompertex card banners for each of their pages.

February 4th 2006

Never Say Never Again page extended.

December 15th 2005

Swingin' page updated - I've re-scanned all the 60's magazine adverts.

December 6th 2005

Several of my magazine covers re-scanned for the Covers page so they're bigger and bolder aswell as the most recent MGM/UA UK VHS cover and MGM region 1 DVD covers. All Look magazine images also re-scanned for the Look page.

November 19th 2005

Never Say Never Again page redesigned.

November 11th 2005

UK ITV broadcast dates added to the Facts page and more record sleeves added to the Covers page. Home page updated.

November 10th 2005

Our Man In page finally launched. A large thankyou to Alain Janssoone for the Château d'Anet photos.

October 21st 2005

Links page updated.

October 15th 2005

Daniel Craig is James Bond!

Have added the press announcement to a new Casino Royale page within Others section.

October 6th 2005

Premieres section amended / extended within Facts page.

August 18th 2005

Others page updated.

August 8th 2005

Home page updated again.

August 4th 2005

More book covers added to the Words page.

August 3rd 2005

All Thunderball pages condensed and thumbnails reduced in size to reduce page download times.

May 26th 2005

James Bond novel section updated within the Ian Fleming page.

May 14th 2005

Television section within Swingin' page re-written / extended.

April 7th 2005

Minor page amendments: new images to Swingin' page, new header for the Thunderball pages and Others page updated.

March 31st 2005

Home page updated and scroll bars modified.

March 26th 2005

Esquire cover added to Covers page thanks to Sean Knight.

March 3rd 2005

New look for the Thunderball pages. New Sun and Sand page featuring some behind the scenes photos, thanks to Gary J. Firuta for two of them. Also, thanks to Sean Knight for the photo on the Sharks and Boats page. Various other new photos and enhancements.

December 30th 2004

Majority of Thunderball pages updated. Best wishes for the new year ahead.

November 24th 2004

Several page amendments including Downloads and Links pages restructured aswell as Somportex and Philadelphia pages.

September 23rd 2004

Home page revised.

September 18th 2004

Several new photos added to the Facts and Lost and Found pages aswell as another German lobby set added to Lobby and Rereleases page.

August 5th 2004

All pages within Others section re-formatted.

August 2nd 2004

More details added to Casino Royale page.

July 22nd 2004

Home page revised.

May 21st 2004

Uploaded amended Never Say Never Again page.

May 13th 2004

Complete original Danish programme scans added to Brochures page - thanks to Preben Søgaard.

April 29th 2004

Others page spring cleaned.

March 4th 2004

More images added to Lobby and Rereleases aswell as Facts pages. Thunderball pages given a spring clean.

January 3rd 2004

Home page re-arranged; several new covers added to Covers page and a new publicity photo added to Lobby and Rereleases page. Have a splendid year.

December 11th 2003

OBSESSIONAL RETURNS...AGAIN

In early October, OBSESSIONAL.CO.UK reached the end of its two year registration period - the URL was de-tagged which, in turn, cut off access to the site. It's taken the last two months to sort it out. But we are now back, re-tagged and re-registered.

Ian Fleming page completed at last aswell as re-designed - Home page re-designed. Also, other minor page amendments that aren't worth listing.

September 20th 2003

Swingin' page re-designed.

September 18th 2003

Missing end caption feature added to Lost and Found page.

September 11th 2003

Operation Kid Brother page re-designed and extended.

September 5th 2003

Others pages re-designed and extended; two more images added to Lobby and Rereleases page.

August 14th 2003

Facts page updated.

July 31st 2003

Another new look for the Home page.

July 26th 2003

Lost and Found page updated and also added more legal facts to the Others page.

June 27th 2003

All Thunderball pages given a new look, re-written and re-organised. Never Say Never Again page re-written (again) since watching the film.

June 12th 2003

Downloads page re-organised. Never Say Never Again page re-written and re-designed.

May 29th 2003

Brochures page re-coloured to match the other Thunderball pages and Links page updated.

May 18th 2003

Minor enhancements to some pages (including Die Another Day, Dr. No, Swingin', Playboy and Brochures pages). Also, remastered soundtrack listing added to Facts page (thanks Red Grant!).

April 1st 2003

Since the last update I have moved into my first house (steep learning curve) which is why the site hasn't been touched since mid - January. Updates will continue again over the coming months...

January 14th 2003

Minor page improvements (including removing the Arial Narrow font) plus Die Another Day page uploaded. Also, some more covers added to the Covers page and a US brochure added to the Brochures page.

January 6th 2003

New Brochures page added, including complete scans of the 'James Bond in Thunderball' film brochure, thanks to GORDON. Also, Links page re-done.

December 30th 2002

Tidied up the Downloads page.

December 28th 2002

Alternatives section added to Lost and Found page.

December 7th 2002

The Others pages uploaded again - bare bones at the moment though. More publicity photos and lobby cards added to the Lobby and Rereleases page.

December 2nd 2002

The Others page re-vamped, following the style of the 'Home' page.

November 19th 2002

Revised the Index page.

November 9th 2002

More lobby cards (American and French) added to Lobby and Rereleases page (thanks again to KRZYSZTOF).

November 5th 2002

German lobby cards added to Lobby and Rereleases page.

November 4th 2002

More lobby cards added to Lobby and Rereleases page (cheers to KRZYSZTOF).

October 29th 2002

Swingin' page finally launched after being several years in the pipeline - this will be built up over time.

October 7th 2002

Panels from the Swedish adaption of the 'Thunderball' strip added to the Words page, thanks to Red Grant.

October 1st 2002

Happy Birthday to the film Bond - 40 years old this Saturday, the anniversary of the premiere of Dr. No (October 5th 1962). New look for the Index page as a result of removing the Features page, just for ease of navigation, so everything can be reached from 'Home'.

September 24th 2002

Several strips highlighting the work of John McLusky and Yaroslav Horak added to the Words page - thankyou Red Grant.

September 22nd 2002

Words page re-done.

September 14th 2002

'Operation Kid Brother' brochure added to that page - thanks again to Anthony Southall. French lobby card set added to Lobby and Rereleases page aswell as a couple of other lobby cards. Viking book cover and another Korean compilation cover added aswell (Words / Covers pages).

August 26th 2002

Additions to the Covers page - Promo magazine, Italian single and US video sleeve.

August 10th 2002

The new page format / layout I've now used for all Thunderball pages - hopefully the new format will make the contents of each page neater and clearer with text on the left hand side and thumbnails on the right. I've also got rid of the Verdana font in favour of Arial.

August 6th 2002

Have amalgamated the TIP and Features pages. I've been experimenting with a new page format - Covers and Lobby and Rereleases and also Artwork pages have been re-designed.

July 29th 2002

New Operation Kid Brother page added.

July 11th 2002

New Sharks and Boats page added - featuring behind the scenes footage. Thanks to Anthony Southall.

July 6th 2002

Site upload complete. Downloads page re-done and new sounds added.

July 1st 2002

I've moved hosts within the last month or so and have now got a bigger monthly bandwidth allowance - this has been going through the roof the last couple of months. Several pages 'tidied up' and Links page re-done. Also, poster added to the foot of Cast and Crew page, thanks to Anthony Southall.

June 1st 2002

Cast and Crew page updated - with additions.

May 19th 2002

Festival poster added to Artwork page -thanks to Anthony Southall.

May 18th 2002

New smaller and simpler navigation bar at the bottom of the Thunderball pages added (also to tie in with the Index page artwork).

May 12th 2002

I've decided to get rid of the 'Tball' page - which has been the sites 'Home' page since October 1999. Have moved everything to the 'Index' page - to simplify navigation. Another new look for the 'Home' page.

May 11th 2002

Warner rental video added to Covers - again, cheers Anthony.

May 8th 2002

Front and back of the US LP soundtrack sleeve added thanks to Anthony Southall.

May 6th 2002

Lost and Found page updated - a lot more information on the differences between the shooting script and the finished film added plus more behind the scenes images.

May 5th 2002

2 more pictures added to the UK Premiere section - Facts page.

May 4th 2002

Links page re-done.

April 27th 2002

New Playboy page added - featuring the Playboy interview from November 1965 courtesy of the Crackster. Plus behind the scenes shots thanks to Anthony Southall. LOOK page re-done.

April 22nd 2002

Ian Fleming page re-done.

April 15th 2002

25th anniversary 'Grey' video cover added to Covers page. ITV and Irish premiere dates aswell as new UK premiere section added to the Facts page.

April 12th 2002

Cassette, CD and Video-CD covers added to Covers page - courtesy of Anthony Southall.

April 8th 2002

Another album cover added to the Covers page, again thanks to Anthony Southall.

April 6th 2002

2 lobby cards added to the Lobby and Rereleases page aswell as French video cover added to the Covers page - all thanks to Anthony Southall.

March 26th 2002

2 music covers added to the Covers page.

March 23rd 2002

Another lick o' paint for the Home page and also coming soon - 'Our Man In' - info on the locations used on the film.

March 15th 2002

Another Warner video cover from Australia added to the Covers page from Blofelds Cat.

March 11th 2002

TV Premiere section added to the Facts page.

March 10th 2002

Links, Features and TIP pages all re-done.

March 9th 2002

'Blue' Warner video cover added to Covers page.

March 3rd 2002

New coat of paint for the Home page.

February 28th 2002

Others page updated - again!

February 23rd 2002

I have redesigned the Others page - which is the start of a bigger project to give that whole section an overhaul. 13 more 'Philadelphia' trading cards added.

February 21st 2002

Pan still life cover added to the Words page.

February 17th 2002

Signet (poster artwork) cover [plus back cover] and also the new Penguin paperback added to the Words page.

February 14th 2002

The superlative cast captures are now complete - Blofelds Cat, again, thankyou! I have also thumbnailed them all as I know the Cast and Crew page took ages to load.

February 9th 2002

Links page updated again.

February 3rd 2002

Australian MGM / UA video cover added to the Covers page - once again, thankyou Blofelds Cat.

February 1st 2002

I have given the 'Philadelphia' trading card set its own page - separating it from the 'Somportex' set.

January 27th 2002

Updated the Covers page and added another video cover to it. Also, Mexican lobby card added to Lobby and Rereleases page and Facts page re-done, all images thumbed.

January 17th 2002

Two class wallpapers added to the Downloads page - top marks to Stéphane Tron. Lost and Found page re-done. Lobby cards added to Captures and Rereleases page - that page renamed Lobby and Rereleases!

January 6th 2002

Words page re-done - all book cover thumbs reduced and the whole section reorganised. TIP and Features pages re-done again.

January 4th 2002

New Header image added to all Thunderball pages - big thanks once again to Red Grant. LOOK page re-done.

January 1st 2002

Best wishes for the new year ahead to all the wonderful people out there.

December 30th 2001

'007 double-bill' Index page replaced (which was shared with the OHMSS tribute site for over a year - Blofelds Cat has now got his own domain name and with two other sites, it's going to be less complicated for him if he brings his sites under his own umbrella). Covers page re-done.

December 12th 2001

Gun and Connery page and Captures and Rereleases page both re-done.

December 9th 2001

More images thumbnailed to reduce page loading times (hopefully!). Trading and Brochures pages re-done.

Artwork page re-done.

December 6th 2001

Downloads page re-done - images thumbed; 'other' film and tv images removed.

December 2nd 2001

New look to the Home page and Links re-done yet again. Aswell as this page simplified - I'm trying to simplify the format so the site is not so reliant on images.

November 15th 2001

Links page updated.

November 8th 2001

As you can see I've tidied up the Home page and added some new artwork. The main update this time around is the return of the Others section - covering all films including Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again.

October 1st-5th 2001

OBSESSIONAL RETURNS - WWW.OBSESSIONAL.CO.UK

Since the last upload in July, NBCi has stopped their web hosting and it has taken a bit of time to find a new home - but the site is finally back, armed with a new domain name and tons of storage space.

There are a fair few updates which have been building up for the last couple of months - every page has had something done on it whether it be image additions or enhancements plus there's a new trim for the Thunderball pages.

I've finally completed the Junkanoo page after over 8 months, all thumbed with Photoshop - thanks to Blofelds Cat and his continuing support. Also, production artwork added to the Artwork page, thanks to Red Grant and the Ian Fleming page is now showing - this has taken me ages to compile! I've been sent the complete set of Somportex trading cards which is showing on its own page - could the exceptional person who sent me them please contact me because I haven't your name to credit you. Merged the Gunbarrel and Connery capture pages and added some new sounds to the Downloads page and re-done the book cover thumbs on the Words page.

July 15th 2001

Re-done Cast and Crew page.

July 13th 2001

Re-done Words page.

July 12th 2001

Spanish DVD cover replaced with an improved Photoshop version - thanks to Eduardo Gimenez Gonzalez. Also to the Covers page I've added a Warner UK video cover and a better image of the 'Music Sheets'. Plus other improvements to layout and images that don't really warrant detail here. TIP and Features pages re-done.

May 4th 2001

More superlative DVD captures added to the Cast and Crew page thanks to Blofelds Cat.

April 29th 2001

The three Capture pages within the TIP section I have reorganised into one.

April 27th 2001

Have replaced, redone, the thumbnails on the Sean Connery capture page with Photoshop. Other small improvements have been made and have added the Javascript applet to the Home page aswell as three new posters featuring on the Artwork page thanks to Red Grant.

April 12th 2001

Removed both Trivial and Wanted pages to reduce the amount of pages to load up, added their contents to Facts and Lost and Found pages respectively. Both TIP and Features pages 'enhanced' again.

April 8th 2001

Quality DVD sounds added courtesy of Hair Thieves.

April 6th 2001

Others section restored and Links page updated again, plus TIP and Features pages enhanced to show page content.

March 23rd 2001

All thumbnails replaced with clean and crisp Photoshop reductions [apart from Connery, Gunbarrel, Title and Junkanoo captures plus book covers on the Words page].

March 15th 2001

New buttons! Thanks (and thanks) to Hair Thieves.

March 11th 2001

Spanish DVD cover added - thanks to Eduardo Gimenez Gonzalez. As you can see I have re-arranged the site, hopefully it is easier to navigate. I have taken down the Others section at the moment as am updating it. Have also completely removed the Europa font as its not as common as I first thought.

February 11th 2001

The Links page updated again.

January 20th 2001

All images for both title and gunbarrel sequences uploaded in full [see Titles / Gunbarrel pages].

January 11th 2001

Condensed the two Titles pages into one.

January 4th 2001

Second page of Junaknoo section finally added - these are gorgious screen captures, thanks to Blofelds Cat.

January 1st 2001

Happy New Year. Europa font added to Download and Home pages.

December 28th 2000

Other non-Bond stuff added to Download page.

December 8th 2000

Headers, footers [thanks to Red Grant and Hair Thieves], TND font, TWINE page completed, an extended Download page, a new look to the site plus another shot from Marc Schaison added to the Lost and Found page - what else did YOU want for Christmas?!?

November 10th 2000

LOOK feature finally completed [...see LOOK page] and also two behind-the-scenes photos added to Trivial page thanks to Marc Schaison.

November 1st 2000

Thunderball theme, Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and US radio ad added to Download page.

October 19th 2000

Updated Links page (yet again).

October 12th 2000

LOOK and POST magazine covers added to TIP.

September 15th 2000

Condensed Other film pages so they are not so segregated.

September 9th 2000

Integrated the Others menu page within the 'Home' page for ease of reference.

September 8th 2000

Updated opening credits / closing scripts within Others section.

August 30th 2000

Australian video cover added - big thanks to Blofelds Cat.

August 28th 2000

Uploaded first part of the LOOK magazine article.

August 27th 2000

Joined forces with Blofelds Cat and his OHMSS Tribute site. Both sites to remain our own but under a common umbrella - therefore, new Index page uploaded - bookmarking recommended. Also, new main banner added to 'Home' page.

This page added, after over 10 months of messing around, I think I've now come up with a defining style for the site. Am now ready to launch into other original bits and pieces.