Category: Goldfinger (1964)

“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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“Goldfinger” (1964): Danish theatrical posters

POSTER

 
In December 1964, United Artists released the third James Bond 007 film from EON Productions, "Agent 007 contra Goldfinger" (Goldfinger), into Danish cinemas.

An unnamed designer created this simple one-sheet for the Danish market with artwork culled from existing materials.

Renato Fratini's illustration of Sean Connery as James Bond was recycled from the 1963 release poster for "Agent 007 jages" (From Russia with Love). The horizontal image of the golden girl, Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton), was adapted from a still photograph owned by The Everett Collection (Eaton's left arm is missing on the Danish poster).

See the original photo of Shirley Eaton (via New York Daily News)

Danish theatrical poster for "Agent 007 contra Goldfinger" (1964)

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