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 sixth cassette in the series was "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (EON 1969):
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.
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)
For the Danish launch of EON Productions' "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) local distributor United Artists copied the American one sheet campaign which blurred out the face of the new James Bond 007 actor, George Lazenby, on the posters.
In December 1969, the Danish branch of United Artists released this 16-page souvenir programme in A6 format to mark the Danish cinema release of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (EON Productions 1969). The programme was distributed for free in selected cinemas during the film's theatrical run in Denmark.
While in Oslo, George Lazenby was the guest of honor at a 4K gala screening of his only performance as James Bond 007, ”On Her Majesty's Secret Service”. This marked the first time since the film's world premiere in 1969 that George Lazenby sat through the film from beginning to end. When he was asked afterwards what it felt like watching his 29-year old self playing James Bond on the cinema screen, Lazenby promptly responded:
”I wish I had done it better!”
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE LAZENBY
PART TWO: THE 1980'S AND BEYOND
By Brian Iskov, Oslo 01.09.2016
Bond•O•Rama (Brian Iskov): ”On Her Majesty's Secret Service” is my favorite James Bond film. George Lazenby: Well, you have good taste. Bond•O•Rama: But you have 60 other credits in your filmography that people rarely talk about. George Lazenby: Oh yeah. They never talk about 'em. Bond•O•Rama: So I thought that's what we're gonna do. George Lazenby: Oh, if I remember them.