Category: Collectables

“Thunderball”: First Danish retail VHS (1989)

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 In 1989 Warner Home Video issued all of the James Bond 007 films (except the Columbia-produced "Casino Royale" from 1967) on retail VHS through local distributor Metronome Video. The Bond films had not previously been available for sale in Denmark.

This initial retail series had specially designed cover art with raster graphics on a metallic grey background which was obviously meant to resemble Maurice Binder's famous gunbarrel design.

The fourth cassette in the series was "Thunderball" (1965):

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Scan courtesy of Jan Mouritzen.

“Licence to Kill”: Danish theatrical poster (1989)

The 16th James Bond film from EON Productions, "Licence to Kill", was released in Danish cinemas on July 7, 1989.

United International Pictures' Danish poster campaign used the UK one-sheet artwork designed by Robin Behling although Timothy Dalton's Bond was given a white shirt and tux as in the German poster campaign. For unknown reasons, the image of Bond on the Danish poster was flipped, making him left-handed. The tagline reads: "James Bond on his biggest assignment ever ... and this time it's personal!"

 

“Goldfinger”: First Danish retail VHS cover (1989)

VHS COVER

 
In 1989 Warner Home Video issued all of the James Bond 007 films (except the Columbia-produced "Casino Royale" from 1967) on retail VHS through local distributor Metronome Video. The Bond films had not previously been available for sale in Denmark.

This initial retail series had specially designed cover art with raster graphics on a metallic grey background which was obviously meant to resemble Maurice Binder's famous gunbarrel design.

The third cassette in the series was issued as "Goldfinger" (1964) rather than the film's original Danish title "Agent 007 contra Goldfinger".

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“A View to a Kill”: Danish theatrical poster (1985)

The 14th EON-produced James Bond film, "A View to a Kill", was released theatrically in Denmark on August 9, 1985.

Copenhagen-based ad agency Jensen & Dencker produced the theatrical poster for the film's local distributor United International Pictures. The ad campaign combined two pieces of artwork created by Dan Goozee for the US teaser poster and the final US one-sheet respectively.

The film's Danish title, "Agent 007 i skudlinien", means "Agent 007 in the line of fire".

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“From Russia with Love”: First Danish retail VHS cover (1989)

VHS COVER

 
In 1989 Warner Home Video issued all of the James Bond 007 films (except the Columbia-produced "Casino Royale" from 1967) on retail VHS through local distributor Metronome Video. The Bond films had not previously been available for sale in Denmark.

This initial retail series had specially designed cover art with raster graphics on a metallic grey background which was obviously meant to resemble Maurice Binder's famous gunbarrel design.

The artist who made the artwork for the second film in the series, "From Russia with Love" (1963), is uncredited (with good reason, one might add):

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Thanks to Jan Mouritzen.

“Dr. No”: First Danish retail VHS cover (1989)

VHS COVER

 
In 1989 Warner Home Video issued all of the James Bond 007 films (except the Columbia-produced "Casino Royale" from 1967) on retail VHS through local distributor Metronome Video. The Bond films had not previously been available for sale in Denmark.

This initial retail series had specially designed cover art with raster graphics on a metallic grey background which was obviously meant to resemble Maurice Binder's famous gunbarrel design.

The VHS cover for "Dr. No" (1962) is distinguished by its terrible artwork reminiscent of African or Indian wall-posters:

Scan courtesy of Jan Mouritzen.