- The Danza: Corrine Clery as Corrine Dufour.
- Fake Nationality: Chang: Chinese character, Japanese actor.
- Recursive Adaptation: The film is so unrelated to the novel that it received a Novelization.
- What Could Have Been
- James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Londsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.
- Carole Bouquet was slated to play Holly Goodhead before she had to turn it down, only to play the Bond girl in the next film, For Your Eyes Only.