Nice to be caught up . . . Again...
My favorites for this update. First, I had to get this Spring Breakers. I like Harmony Korine's movies. I have great posters for Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonley. I have a B1 for Gummo that is amazingly nice. This onesheet is just killer:
And the regular:
Next on the new, awesome and rare poster front is this onesheet for Lords of Salem, a double sided onesheet.
The rest of these are by no means rare, but they are the ones that stand out for me in this update. All are double sided onesheets.
Here's that set of character posters for The Hobbit that came around recently. All are double sided onesheets:
I picked up a few more really nice tv posters, all onesheets. First is this set for Family Guy.
I have always been a fan of Alias, and I found this onesheet for it.
Last one. There's a few other ad posters that I added. About 8 or so are from the UK, all ad posters for a theater over there. My favorite, though, is this one celebrating Seattle Slew which was one of the greatest race horses that has lived.
I grew up on a horse ranch that trained Thoroughbreds as jumping horses. This horse really is the zenith for all the breed is.
I'm definitely slowing down on new purchases. It's reached the point that when I go through the auction postings, they are full of posters that I already have or am not interested in. There was a time when I couldn't look without seeing so much that I wanted.
I am grateful for some of the contacts that I still have. I've picked up a few posters like the Lords of Salem onesheet that are impossible to find online. If I didn't have a few insiders that I've been loyal to over the years, I would be out of luck on the some of the cool new posters that come out.
I guess my former experience with fleabay did not linger too sharply in my mind, for I bought a few things lately. How I regret most of them! Not becuase the posters were not cool, but because of just how carelessly the posters were packed for shipping. No less than 50% -- that's ONE HALF -- of my purchases were ruined during shipping. One tube was lost. Thankfully, a few of the ones that I really wanted were not damaged!
For instance, how about this onesheet for Pan Am. Holy Crap this is a great-looking poster for a TV production. There's a lot of 24x36 and other odd-sized television posters out there. For the most part, I only buy full-sized onesheets like this one, becuase they are so much cooler....
From the same person, I bought two other great TV onesheets:
How about this one that nearly made me cry. I have looked for a long time for any onesheet for S. Darko. Someone on APF was kind enough to point out this Italian version. While it was not completely ruined by poor packing, it's nearly so. But, I did not have the heart to throw it out, and I'll hold it until another comes along.
Another one that survived the Post Office is this ad poster for the Borders release night for Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows. It's actually a very nice-sized poster at about 26x40. I used to spend many many hours at Borders Books when I was younger, drinking coffee and plowing through the remainder stacks for cool books. I was saddened when they went out of business. My daughter actually went to the release for this book. So, all around, I was pleased to pick this up.
Here's another great ad posters that I picked up from Bruce. This is a B2 for a Galaxy S phone. I'm an iPhone guy, but I can appreciate this poster nonetheless. The love of all things Star Wars is alive and well in The Land Of The Rising Sun.
There are a few other neat ad poster additions to the collection in the rest of the update.
While I refuse to participate in those madening poster release drops for prints from Mondo and other places, I still pick up a few from time to time.
This one was done by Vandal Factory for Argo. What's cool is that it was a timed release print which seems to not have sold a huge number. The first 10 to buy got the regular red version which I have in the update, plus they got this variant black version. I was tweaked to get the tube and find this in there.
I think Argo is a great move, and of all the Oscar nominees this year, it was my favorite.
I'm a Soundgarden fan (I don't know how many times I have played Black Hole Sun over the years). I liked this print done by Justin Hampton.
I resisted half-sheets for a logn time. It seems lately, however, a few have creeped into my collection. I have a few in this update, but my favorite is this one for Silent Night Evil Night.
A friend of ours has been selling his collection bit by bit it seems. I picked up a few from his recent sales.
First, I always wanted this version of E.T. When this one was put up for sale, it was described as nearly mint and rolled. It was pricey, but it was worth it for that condition and to have it rolled. The bonus was that he sold the original along with a reprint that is passed off all over the place as an original.
Having the two in hand, side by side, is very educational. I'd lke to think that having handled a lot of posters from the 80s, I have a feeling for the paper that was used. The reprint is clearly on paper that was not used in the 80s - heavier, whiter and glossier. With them both together, it's a no-brainer to tell them apart.
Here they are. Don't pay attention to cropping because I crop my photos pretty agressively to put off the reprinters should they try to cop my pics.
Here's another set side by side for Scarface.
For a fun side by side, I picked up these for the lightboxes. They are inexpensive, and they look so good lit up! My young son like them a lot.
Back on the Japanese Front, a few nice pick-ups. First, this B2 for Atomik Circus.
A double sided B2 for Django Unchained.
One of the big summertime blockbusters that I'm waiting for, here's a double sided B1 for Pacific Rim.
This next set consists of double sided posters that are a bit smaller than a B2, and are angled on the bottom. I cropped out the angle for a better picture. One side of evey one has this image:
Each of the others has one of these images. It's a pretty cool set.
A B1 for Holy Motors. One of those that I don't know why I like it, but I do.
A B2 for Helter Skelter.
And an awesome Anime B1.
And, an excellent B2 for If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth.
I got some onesheets too:
I really liked In Time. She looks so damned cute in this version, what with the gun and all.
From a good friend who finally tracked this down for me, rare art for The Polar Express.
If I did did not buy another folded poster, I would be a happy person. I've been getting a lot of rolled onesheets for movies that are usually folded. I picked up a few for the Robocop movies. Here's one:
Here's another for a favorite of mine:
I mean, c'mon. Who would want the folded copy when you could have it rolled? Seriously. This is probably my favorite "old" rolled poster for Watership Down.
Another good-looking poster:
LIke The Last Tango and Holy Motors, there's something in this onesheet for 21 Grams that I find compelling at a human level. I guess that's why I like them.
My favorite movie with Cate Blanchett. She was fantastic as Elizabeth.
Last of the lot, here is a Disney poster that looks awesome on display in a lightbox, for the Leo that I am.
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I cannot believe it is already April in the new year. As much as I try to make Time slow down, Time resists my efforts by moving faster it seems.
I won't pontificate on aging. Suffice to say that I feel it.The process makes be keenly aware of what's important and what's not.
For instance, my favorite new poster - the magical redhead's artwork on posterboard. Bright colors. Kind words. Friendship. Love. If made to chose, I would throw out the whole collection and keep this one poster. Truly.
When I was taking pictures recently, like he does no occasion, Mr. Curls came into my office and posed for a picture. I did not realize how cool this was, a photobomb after a fashion, until I was processing the pictures. I hope you find it as funny as I do!
Okay. Thankfully I don't have to make that choice! Which means... I have posters to show you!
Let me start with one that I truly hate for The Mist. I realized, after despising this movie for so long, that the reason I hate it is the very reason it's a great movie. So long after seeing it, it makes me want to puke because the whole story, through the end, is so wretched.
Consider, here I am writing about my wonderful son, and then juxtapose the experience of this wicked movie. Anyway, here's the B1 for The Mist.
Let's get happy now! Happy! Happy! in the fashion of Mugatu.
I thought Wreck It! Ralph was a fantastic movie. I watched it with my son and we both enjoyed it a lot. What a great concept. He loved it for what it is new, and I loved it for the nostalgia. It's well worth the time.
Lots of fun stuff this time around. I picked up this cool psychedelic poster from Bruce recently. I have a blacklight, and it's awesome. To bad I don't smoke the Devil's lettuce.
My daughter and are fans of Clive Barker. I like his art and his books.
The last time I was in New York - a few years ago - my wife and I went to the Museum of Modern Art. There just happened to be an Edvard Munch exhibit featuring most of his versions of The Scream. This isn't that, of course, but it reminds me of that.
Since 2008 I believe, my wife and I have attended AMC's best picture showcase where they show all the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. It's a fun experience, and I always do my best to get the onesheets for the event.
I know I'm not the only one that was a bit miffed that Cloud Atlas was not nominated. The book is fantastic and the movie is not far behind. I was really pleased to have a double sided B1 turn up.
Zero Dark Thirty was not as good as Hurt Locker, but it's definitely good.
Hello, Richard Parker. What a fantastic movie. The scene with the whale jumping over the raft is incredible.
Here's Oz The Great and Powerful in a B1
I was lucky to get this set of double sided onesheets. Reminds me of the triptych done for Alice in Wonderland,which was also very nicely done.
I like posters like these that depict perfect relationship moments.
I've managed to pick up some nice older rolled posters in great condition. Some people like fold lines and some don't mind. I can't stand them. I wish I could replace every folded poster in my collection with rolled versions.
Some, like Escape from New York, I have waited for a long time to get because of the insane prices they are selling for.
Without a doubt, the hobby is experiencing an influx of new collectors that have a voracious appetite and a pocketbook with which to feed it.
Here's a freaky one.
And here's one for a movie that I adore. I hope they don't ruin it with a shitty follow-up. Part of the beauty of this movie is the skill with which it was done considering its low budget. Also, the score is incredible. I've listed to some if the songs at least 50 times over.
I watch for use of the word "love" too frequently. It's overused to be sure. I love this bread. I love this place. I love this belt. Oh, and I love you too!
Nice to know I'm on a par with your bread, your belt and the beer joint down the road.
But, I can't help but say that I love this movie, too.
Here's a few more B1's. I didn't take to Prometeus from the start, but it's really settled in nicely in my brain.
I'm grateful for the idiots that let me buy this poster for much less than it's worth on Bruce's site. I've had the B2 for years, but when I saw that the B1 was available, I would have plowed everyone over to get it. Great printing on heavy paper.
I've had this one for a bit, and it was in my B1 lightbox. It's a great-looking poster.
...and a few B2's:
I can't say enough about his one for Shane. I have both versions of the B2 and the two-panel. There's relationship between Shane and Joey is depicted wonderfully in this poster.
Once you see it, you can spot Noriyoshi Ohrai's wonderful art a mile away.
How about the Jack in one fist and the cash in the other, cock in the front and boobs in the back. What a poster....
This B2 for Helter Skelter is easy to look at, isn't it?
Strictly speaking, not a b2. This Donnie Darko is a bit smaller. I don't know what's more rare, this size or the b2, but either way it's one of the best DD posters done.
A Chinese b2-ish size for a great movie, Fallen Angels.
Here's a shame. I picked this up from my buddy Ari but between the Aussie and US postal authorities, they really managed to mangle it. But, even with the edges destroyed 4" deep, the rest of the poster is still fantastic.
This is the kind of thing you pin to the wall and enjoy. Perhaps those idiots did me a favor, releasing me from the bounds of maintaining collectable condition to allow me to truly enjoy this poster.
Not all ad posters are boring. The ones done for the Real 3D campaign are often striking, as is this one.
Another one on the "to be bought at a reasonable price" list that I finally picked up. I get why people spend a lot on this poster. Thankfully, I did not spend as much as them.
If you have not seen Cube, you owe yourself a treat.
Event horizon is a somewhat bizarre movie, but I like the posters for it, in particular this one.
A movie about sushi -- my daughter Tania is very happy about this.
This print is a powerful image for me. I lost track of who did it. If anyone knows, send me a pm on the forum or an email and let me know.
This looks great in the lightbox, where it is right now.
For all you sun gods and goddesses.
I don't often buy half sheets, but I have the rolled onesheet for Blame It On Rio, and I just had to have this half sheet as well.
Last but not least... another easy one to look at.
Rest of the update: