PHOSGENE GAS

Entry Source: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


Lethal gas released into Japan’s Rosaki Cave by Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) to discourage curiosity seekers in You Only Live Twice. According to the story that Kissy (Mie Hama) relates to Bond (Sean Connery), two Ama Islanders were exploring the cave when they were mysteriously killed. Later, when Bond and Kissy follow their route, they find the gas that killed the islanders—fortunately, they dive into the water before the gas can take effect.