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Poster of the week – July 12 2017

The Poster of the Week is 1978’s I Spit on Your Grave. It tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton), a Manhattan writer who is gang raped by four men, and she plots vengeance against her tormentors. The film is noted for its controversial depiction of graphic violence, nudity, obscene language, and lengthy depictions of gang rape which take up 30 minutes of the film’s runtime. The film remains controversial to this day, even being considered to be one of the worst films ever made. It made Time magazine’s “Top 10 Ridiculously Violent Movies”.

Poster of the Week – June 28 2017

The Poster of the Week is The Mummy from 1959. Though the title suggests Universal Pictures‘ 1932 film of the same name, the film actually derives its plot and characters entirely from two 1940’s Universal films, The Mummy’s Hand and The Mummy’s Tomb, with the climax borrowed directly from The Mummy’s Ghost. The character name Joseph Whemple, the use of a sacred scroll, and a few minor plot elements are the only connections with the 1932 version.
 

Poster of the Week – June 22 2017

The Poster of the Week is a United Airlines travel poster from a client in Hawaii. The artwork is spectacular and the colours vibrant. It is always a pleasure restoring such a unique piece. 
 
 

Poster of the Week – June 15 2017

The Poster of the Week is Kona Coast and comes from a dealer in Hawaii. The movie came about because of Richard Boone. This is how it is described on the Turner Classic Movie website:

“Following his successful 1957-1963 stint as the cultured gun-for-hire Paladin in TV’s Have Gun Will Travel, series star Richard Boone would spend the balance of the decade as a resident of Hawaii, and was thereafter keen on ensuring that the Islands got their share of film production opportunities. This is best evidenced by the Richard Boone-produced opus Kona Coast (1968), a crime-adventure drama that, to a contemporary eye, smacks of a series pilot leveraged into theatrical release, and is reasonably diverting if you’re willing to forgive the sometime suspect production values.”

Poster of the Week – May 25 2017

The poster of the week is a 1969 re-release for the classic film Psycho.
Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock’s best films[5] and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars. Often ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

Poster of the Week – May 17 2017

The poster of the week is a one sheet from the 1969 space adventure Marooned staring Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman. The film was released less than four months after the Apollo 11 moon landing and was tied to the public fascination with the event. It won an Academy Award for Visual Effects for Robbie Robertson.

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Poster of the Week – May 2 2017

The poster of week is the stunning one sheet for the film Affair in Trinidad. The image of Rita Hayworth is spectacular. Apparently the film earned $2.7 million when released in 1952.

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Poster of the Week – April 26 2017

We recently restored a three sheet poster for the 1940’s film Good News. When we started the poster was in a dozen reasonably sized pieces and possibly a hundred tiny pieces. This truly was a Humpty Dumpty of posters. After more than 20 hours of restoration work, the final result was amazing.
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The Humpty Dumpty of Posters

We recently received a typical envelope with a three sheet from the 1940’s film Good News. Once it was opened, we knew we were in for a challenge, however we had no idea it would be the biggest challenge we ever faced.

When we removed the poster from the envelope, dozens of small pieces fell onto the table. We then laid the poster out and discovered masking tape along every single fold line on the back. After a 90 minute tape removal session we were looking at a dozen reasonably sized pieces and possibly a hundred tiny pieces. This truly was a Humpty Dumpty of posters.

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Poster of the Week – April 18 2017

Our poster of the week is Sam Whiskey, an early Burt Reynolds western. It has great artwork of both Burt and Angie Dickinson. This is one of those cases where the movie poster is actually better than the movie  

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