Tag: You Only Live Twice

“You Only Live Twice”: First Danish VHS retail cover (1989)

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 "You Only Live Twice" (1967):

Scan courtesy of Jan Mouritzen.

“You Only Live Twice”: Danish VHS rental cover (1986)

In 1983 Warner Home Video began releasing the James Bond 007 films on rental video (VHS) in Danmark through local distributor Metronome Video A/S.

The VHS cover below is for the first Danish rental of "You Only Live Twice" (EON 1967) released in 1986. The front cover is adapted from Frank McCarthy's artwork for the international theatrical campaign.

The back cover blurb erroneously names "From Russia with Love" (EON 1963) as the previous film in the series and claims an actor called "Ernest Stavre" to be the voice of Blofeld.

YOLT DK VHS cover 1986

Scan courtesy of Hans-Jørn Reimer.