Category: Collectables

“Dr. No”: Rare Danish text poster (1963)

Around the time of the Danish theatrical release of "Dr. No" in April 1963, the film's local distributor, United Artists, produced this (today rarely seen) black and yellow text poster. The tagline translates as "James Bond is in town!"

Note the Danicized spelling of Ian Fleming which was also used on the covers for several of the Danish first edition novels.

Courtesy of Thomas Nixdorf/The Nixdorf Collection.

DR NO gul plakat DK

“The World is Not Enough” (1999): Danish theatrical release poster

The 19th James Bond 007 film from EON Productions, "The World is Not Enough", was released into Danish cinemas on December 10, 1999. Local distributor United International Pictures issued this version of the international one-sheet release poster.

Original poster design by Brian Bysouth with photos by Nigel Parry, Keith Hamshere and Jay Maidment.

● Danish teaser poster for "The World is Not Enough"

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“The Spy Who Loved Me”: Danish rental VHS (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 cover below is for the first Danish rental VHS of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (EON 1977) which was released in 1986. The front cover is based on Bob Peak's poster artwork.

TSWLM DK lejevideo 1986

Thanks to Michael Frederiksen.

“The Living Daylights” (1987): Carlsberg advance tie-in posters

In the mid-1980s Danish brewery Carlsberg made a product placement deal with EON Productions. Carlsberg, who had previously featured briefly in "Goldfinger" (1964), got their logo prominently displayed in both "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989).

Around the time of the theatrical release of "The Living Daylights" Carlsberg produced this advance tie-in poster measuring 28x20 inches for the US market. Some might say that the tagline seems somewhat self-defeating: "He's dangerous and he takes chances. Except when it comes to his beer".

TLD Carlsberg poster 1987

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“Golden Eye” (1989): Danish rental VHS

The English TV movie "Golden Eye" from 1989 (not to be confused with EON's theatrically released "GoldenEye" from 1995) was the first filmed dramatization of James Bond author Ian Fleming's life. Charles Dance, almost a dead ringer for Fleming,  was perfectly cast in the lead after previously guest-starring as the henchman Claus in EON's "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). Christoph Waltz, who was later to become Blofeld in "SPECTRE" (2015) and "No Time to Die" (2021), also had a bit part as a Nazi in "Golden Eye", the plot of which was inspired by Ian Fleming's experiences in the Royal Navy's Secret Service during World War II.

Danish distributor Irish released "Golden Eye" with Danish subs as a rental VHS sometime around 1989/90. The cover designer clearly didn't bother checking the name of the main character who is invariably spelled Ian Flemming on the front and back cover.

"Golden Eye" was shown on Danish TV 2 on February 1, 1992, now retitled "Hemmelige affærer" [Secret Affairs]. To this date, "Golden Eye" has not been released on DVD or VOD with Danish subtitles.

Goldeneye Irish VHS forside

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“You Only Live Twice”: Danish theatrical release poster (1967)


For the theatrical release in Denmark of the 5th EON-produced James Bond film, "Agent 007 - du lever kun to gange" (You Only Live Twice), in December 1967, the local distributor United Artists produced this release poster. The poster was later reissued with blue spot colour instead of the metallic sheen.

Artwork by Frank McCarthy.

• Danish re-release poster for "You Only Live Twice"

“James Bond Festival”: Magazine ad for VHS rental cassettes (1983)

In 1983 Metronome Video inserted this advert in Danish weekly magazines to announce the fact that seven of the EON James Bond 007 films were available as VHS rental cassettes in Denmark.

The Bond films were not issued on VHS in chronological order. By 1983, the rental series included Sean Connery's first three Bond films as well as the two first and (at the time) two latest with Roger Moore.

● See more Danish James Bond 007 VHS covers

Bond-festival annonce leje-vhs

Materials courtesy of Isak Thorsen.