Month: January 2019

“From Russia with Love”: First Danish retail VHS 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 artist who made the artwork for the second film in the series, "From Russia with Love" (1963), is uncredited (with good reason, one might add):


Thanks to Jan Mouritzen.