Category: Films

“Thunderball”: First Danish retail VHS (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 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!"

 

OHMSS 50: Pictures from Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Bern (2019)

2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (EON 1969).

The following photo report concludes our coverage of the unofficial fan event "OHMSS50". Bond•O•Rama was invited to participate in the second half of the celebration that took place at and around Piz Gloria in Switzerland from May 31 to June 2, 2019.

OHMSS50, part 1: Exclusive pictures from Piz Gloria

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Mürren

Much of the location shooting of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was centered around the Schilthorn Peak in the Bernese Alps. From October 1968 to June 1969, EON Productions set up base in the nearby Alpine village of Mürren, 1638 metres above sea level.

Mürren was then, and still is, a car-free zone. The OHMSS50 arrangers did however manage to transport a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow up into the village via cable car. A private chauffeur drove the VIP guests back and forth between Hotel Eiger and the Schilthorn cable car station (which amounts to a ten minute-walk). In this photo, George Lazenby is being guarded by SPECTRE henchmen in orange jackets.

A nice touch: Blofeld's white cat lies in the back of the Rolls Royce.

Michael Häckl from the website 007collector.com is pointing out the location where EON Productions built their own church tower in 1968 because they found the actual church in Mürren to be rather unspectacular. The establishing shots featuring the tower were never used in the final film but for a while the structure remained a popular playground for the village kids who enjoyed jumping from the tower and into the snow. Today the square lies next to Café Liv.

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“James Bond in Oslo” (2016): A day with George Lazenby – VIDEO

James Bond●O●Rama.dk is back after a two month hiatus!

This weekend (May 30-June 3, 2019) Bond●O●Rama.dk is taking part in the unofficial 50-year anniversary celebrations of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (EON 1969). The ambitious 9-day fan event covered 007 filming locations in Portugal and culminates today with a huge party in Piz Gloria at the Schilthorn mountain in Switzerland. Among the attending VIPs are George Lazenby, John Glen, several of Blofeld's Angels of Death and a few stunt people. Pictures to follow soon!

Until then I am proud to present the online premiere of the video I shot at a previous event, "James Bond in Oslo" in 2016. The edited footage was first shown on April 7, 2019 before a special 4K screening of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" at the CinemaxX theatre in Copenhagen.

Music credits:
Eddy "Spy" (CC BY-NC 4.0)
John Bartmann "Secret Agent Rock" (CC0 1.0)

"James Bond in Oslo": Photos from the event (2016)
"James Bond in Oslo": Interview with George Lazenby, part 1 (2016)
"James Bond in Oslo": Interview with George Lazenby, part 2 (2016)

“The Living Daylights”: Danish theatrical poster (1987)

The 15th James Bond film from EON Productions, "The Living Daylights", was released in Danish cinemas on August 14, 1987. The Danish title, "Spioner dør ved daggry", means "Spies Die at Dawn".

United International Pictures' Danish poster campaign closely followed the US one sheet designed by David Reneric and art directed by Jeffrey Bacon with photography by Jim McCrary. Copenhagen-based ad agency Jensen & Dencker nonetheless managed to misspell associate producer Tom Pevsner's name in the credit block.

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“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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