The time : october 95
The place : the official Goldeneye Eon French Licencees meeting .
Due to my glorified position at that time ( was working for the new version of LUI magazine- which was supposed to issue a special Goldeneye number to tie in with the french release ) I was invited to attend the meeting of the official French Danjaq licencees .
A casual affair where each concerned partner show the object ( or prototype ) he intends to sale to some ' board of directors ' representing Danjaq and Eon interests in France .
Amongst the obligatory usual objects - calendars , t-shirts, caps ,toys , etc. - stood a complete oddity .
A French wine producer wanted to sell a Goldeneye Bordeaux bottle , complete with silhouette and gunbarrel logo on the product !!!
I managed to get my hands on a prototype bottle through cajoling ( and false promises of giving the addresses of some Lui model girls .. ) the representative of the vineyard.
Not surprisingly though , the final product never made it to the supermarket .
When I asked about the reason why Danjaq had finally decided to pull the plug ( after all, they had authorised a prototype to be produced ) I was merely told that this kind of product couldn't be tied in with the younger audience the producers were eager to grasp with the new movie ...