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):
Scan courtesy of Jan Mouritzen.
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!"
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.
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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.
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.
Eddy "Spy" (CC BY-NC 4.0)
John Bartmann "Secret Agent Rock" (CC0 1.0)
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.