RELEASE: 1989 (the film had a weird release). Photos are of the actual item(s) you'll be receiving. The clippings in this kit are all from 1989, which was pretty much the first time the film played wide - and, by'wide', I mean it played virtually nowhere. Anything from any of the film's early releases is RARE!The epitome of the term'cult film'. There was a flood, and a lot of the film's one sheets got damaged.
This item came directly out of my personal film memorabilia and movie poster collection that I amassed over decades of collecting. I collected mostly one sheets from the best movies of the year, with an emphasis on beautiful artwork and country-of-origin, but I also ended up with lots of other poster sizes as well. You'll find everything from half sheets, 3 sheets, 6 sheets, and lobby cards - to props, presskits and trailers, etc... Original Star Wars posters - to original Pulp Fiction advances.Once they're gone, they're gone! I often send freebies with each order, so don't be surprised if there's a little something extra in there.
Folded posters can go with lobby cards, stills, and really small flat posters. Rolled posters can go with 30 by 40s, trifolded one sheets, banners, inserts and half sheets. 40 by 60s can go with linen-backed 3 sheets. This isn't just a collectible, it's an investment!Rare items from the best films have a history of going up and up and up in value. WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN MOVIE PRESSKITS. Press-kits are amongst the rarest of movie and film memorabilia - yet their prices are still very reasonable. They are vastly under-priced when you consider the rarity and coolness factor. They weren't intended for public use, they were sent to movie reviewers, newspapers, film critics, press agents, etc... Many were cut up and had the photographs used for newspaper advertisements. They were only created in small numbers, and the attrition rate is high.
Plus, as I mentioned, they are cool! Not only do they contain 8" by 10" photographs, but press-kits often have information packets that contain endless amounts of anecdotes and stories about things that happened on-set. They sometimes include pages of trivia - cast & crew info - newspaper ads - posters. Occasionally they'll even include things like 45 records, transparencies, slides, booklets, promotional items, etc...
Every presskit you come across is different. And they're all interesting. A lot of the info and trivia on imdb came directly out of press kits! And, press-kits come with one other massive benefit: reprints and reproductions of movie stills and photos are rife in the hobby - and the fakes are extremely hard to tell from the originals. But, with press kits, you know for certain that the pics are 100% genuine!
As they were sent directly to the newspapers by the film studios themselves. And they usually come with a folder and other items that would be too expensive to fake. OTHER RARE AND COLLECTIBLE FILM POSTERS. Please check my other items for some of the rarest and most sought-after film posters of the last 70 years!Many of the posters I have for sale are so rare that they only appear on the market once in a generation. I do not sell fakes, reprints, commercial posters, reproductions, video posters, etc.. Although, as with all rules, there are a few odd exceptions. There's no theatrical poster for things like Lonesome Dove, so if you want a real poster, your only option is the video one sheet.
Similarly, the video one sheet for Dawn of the Dead is actually better looking than the theatrical posters. So, I do carry the Lonesome Dove, and could conceivably carry the Dawn of the Dead. Somewhere I have a commercial poster for Star Wars or the Empire Strikes Back that somehow ended up back at the poster distributor's - where it got stamped and sent back out to other theatres to display.
So, is it now a real poster? Similarly, I can remember when the Matrix was released and the studio wasn't expecting it to do as well as it did - and they completely ran out of one sheets late in the film's first release! That's why Matrix one sheets have always been so sought after, there's never been enough.
Again, does that make those specific commercial posters real now? By the definition most collectors use, it would. Or, at least, it might.
Most of my posters were sourced from movie theatres or poster distribution warehouses by myself personally. So, rest assured, none of my posters came from any of those bad dealers you've heard so much about. And any posters with known bootlegs have been checked to make sure they're original, even the ones I personally took out of a theatre's projection or poster-storage room myself. If you see anything I've mis-described, please let me know so I can update the listing!
If you would like faster service or a different courier, that can be arranged, but will likely cost considerably more. For folded 1 sheets that could be a plastic sleeve, 2 or 3 layers of cardboard, and placed in an envelope or box. Although that will be mentioned in the listing if applicable.
Please see the detailed photographs so you can judge each item's authenticity, condition, and defects for yourself. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about my items before purchasing, so you don?S worth - or hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, due to covid-related service-disruptions and the rise of porch-pirates, etc... And, if packaged securely, there's rarely much if any damage (unfortunately, most sellers DO NOT package their items adequately enough to withstand what a normal package goes through on its journey). I have collected original movie posters for several decades now. Others I collected over the years from various sources.
I provided the servers (pro bono) that hosted the internet's first movie-poster authentication site, a site which was responsible for severely curtailing fraud inside the hobby. I was even the person who broke one of the biggest bootleg scandals our hobby has ever seen. Or maybe it was two? So, you can rest assured that you are getting what you paid for!
The best and most highly-collectible movie posters on the planet! This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Press Kits\1980-89". The seller is "moviesandposters" and is located in this country: CA.This item can be shipped worldwide.