Thursday, August 9, 2012

Marie des Isles, 1959 aka Marie of the Isles

French poster

Marie des Isles, the 1959 Georges Combret French/Italian historical romantic adventure starring Belinda Lee (in the title role), Alain Saury, Folco Lulli, Jaques Castelot, Philippe Hersent.

In 1635, Jacques du Parquet, the nephew of the well known explorer Belain d'Esnambic, enters a tavern in Dieppe, and falls in love with the daughter of the bartender, Marie Bonnard. He knows his noble family would disaprove such a marriage; besides, he is nominated for the post of governor in Martinica. He promised never to forget Marie, but as time goes by, she will accept to marry a rich and unscrupulous man, Monsieur de Saint-André. When her husband is appointed to serve in Martinica as General Commissioner, Marie demands to go with him. At her arrival, all sorts of trouble arrive: pirates take action against travellers and goods, rotten deals set the two officers against each other, and finally jealousy settles to make things worse.(imdb)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blow Up, 1967

German Poster

Blow Up, the 1967 Michelangelo Antonioni English/Italian/U.S. crime mystery thriller, starring Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, The Yardbirds (including Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck), John Castle, and Veruschka von Lehndorff (Russian model who is featured on most of the posters from film)
A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

A few more posters for this film 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

La Dolce Vita, 1960

La Dolce Vita, the 1960 Federico Fellini Italian/French melodrama starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee, Yvonne Furneaux, Magali Noel, Lex Barker, Jacques Sernas, Alain Cuny, Annibale Ninchi, Walter Santesso, and Nadia Gray

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.(imdb)
Artist: Yves Thos
French, grande, about 46" x 62"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fa yeung nin wa, 2000 aka In the Mood For Love

In the Mood For Love, the 2000 Wong Kar-Wai Hong Kong romantic sex melodrama starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung, and Rebecca Pan.

Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates. (imdb)

Japanese, B2, 20" x 28 1/2"

Monday, June 25, 2012

Emmanuelle, 1974

Emmanuelle, the 1974 Just Jaeckin French erotic movie, based on the book "D'Emmanuelle" by Emmanuelle Arsan. Starring Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky, Jeanne Colletin, and Christine Boisson.

Emmanuelle is a beautiful young model and lives in Bangkok together with her husband Jean, who's several years older. She likes him because he's taught her much, and he likes her because she's learning so well - and wants to often. Both are very tolerant in matters of extramarital affairs, so he doesn't mind the young Marie-Ange coming over every so often, although she obviously wants more than talk from his wife. But Emmanuelle is more fascinated by the older Bee, and joins her on a trip into the jungle.(imdb)

Czech poster, 
Two sizes known: A1 (~23"x33"; and ~11"x16")

Friday, June 22, 2012

Terminator, 1974

One more hot Czech poster.

Czech poster, 
Two sizes known : 
A1 ~ (23" x 33"), and small ~ 11" x 16"

The Terminator, the classic 1984 James Cameron U.S./English sci-fi action  thriller. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, and Bill Paxton.

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ?(imdb)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cabaret, 1972

Czech poster, 
Two sizes known : 
A1 ~ (23" x 33"), and small ~ 11" x 16"

Cabaret, the 1972 Bob Fosse musical melodrama set in pre-World War II Nazi Germany. Based on the Musical Play "Cabaret". Starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berenson, Joel Grey, and Fritz Wepper.
Sally Bowles, an American singer in 1930s Berlin, fall in love with bi-sexual Brian. They are both then seduced by Max, a rich playboy. Sally becomes pregnant, and Brian offers to marry her... All the characters are linked by the Kit-Kat club, a nightspot where Sally sings.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Le Repos du Guerrier 1962

German Poster
Size: A1 (23" x 33")
Art by: Hans Braun

Le Repos du Guerrier (also known as "Love on a Pillow", and "Warrior's Rest", the 1962 Roger Vadim French/Italian romantic sex thriller based on the novel by Christiane Rochefort. Starring Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, James Robertson Justice, Jean-Marc Bory, Jacqueline Porel, Jean-Marc Tennberg, Macha Meril, Michel Serrault, and Yves Barsacq.

When the Parisian bourgeois Geneviève Le Theil travels to Dijon to resolve outstanding subjects in the inheritance left by her wealthy aunt, she mistakenly opens the door of another room in the hotel, finding a suicidal near death on the bed. Later Geneviève goes to the hospital and is introduced to Renaud Sarti, the nihilistic alcoholic vagrant she saved. Geneviève falls in love for Renaud and brings him to her apartment in Paris, initiating a destructive, masochistic and corrupt relationship with the abusive man. (imdb)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Atame!, 1989, aka Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Czech poster, Two sizes known: A1 (23" x 33"), and small 12" x 17"
Designed by Zdenek Vlach

Atame! (released in the U.S.  as "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"), the 1989 Pedro Almodovar Spanish weird romantic sex melodrama starring Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles Leon, Francisco Rabal, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, and Rossy De Palma.
Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina, a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince her to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so he ties her up. Will this approach endear him to her? (imdb)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961

German poster, 1980s re-release
Size:  A1 60cm x 84cm ( 23" x 33")
Poster art by: Lutz Peltzer

Breakfast at Tiffany's, the classic 1961 Blake Edwards romantic comedy, based on a novel by Truman Capote, screenplay by George Axelrod, with music by Henry Mancini. Starring Audrey, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vie privée, 1962 aka A Very Private Affair

Beautiful and rare East German poster of Brigitte Bardot for the film.

"Vie privee" also known as "A Very Private Affair", or as on the poster "Privatleben", the 1962 Louis Malle French/Italian romantic melodrama based on story and screenplay by Jean Paul Rappeneau, Jean Ferry and Louis Malle. Starring Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Bataille, Jacqueline Doyen, and Dirk Sanders.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Own Private Idaho, 1991

Moje prywatne Idaho, sought after poster Polish movie poster.
Designed by Edmund Lewandowsi, and Maciej Mankowski,
First printed in 1992 by WDA SA, Visual Studio Warsaw - Poland
Size: B1 horizontal

My Own Private Idaho, the 1991 Gus Van Sant gay melodrama about the friendship between two male hustlers, Mike and Scott, in Portland, Oregon. They live on the streets, do drugs, and sell themselves to men and women. Mike is quiet, gay and suffers from narcolepsy. Abandoned as a child, he is obsessed with finding his long-lost mother. Scott is the rebellious son of a high-ranking family, who lives this life mostly to embarrass his father. Mike is in love with Scott, who still maintains he is straight and insists that his wild lifestyle on the streets is only temporary. Together, they embark on a quest to find Mike's mother, travelling from Portland to Idaho to Italy, with Scott picking up a beautiful girl along the way.
Starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Michael Parker, Flea (the bass guitarist from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Chiara Caselli, and Udo Kier.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ewa chce spac

Ewa chce spac, Poland 1958
Dir.Tadeusz Chmielewski

Poster art: Marian Stachurski, 1958

Size: A1 ~23" x 33" (60cm x 84 cm)
Linen backed

Genghis Khan, aka Dzingis Khan

Genghis Khan, UK 1965
Dir. Henry Levin

Poster art: Maciej Zbkowski, 1968
Size: A1 ~23" x 33" (60cm x 84 cm)
Linen backed

Friday, December 3, 2010


Aliens; US, 1986
Dir. James Cameron
Artist: Wiktor Dybowski, 1987
Size: B1 - 68.5cm x 96.5cm

Nie pije, nie pali, nie podrywa, ale....

Elle boit pas, elle fume pas, elle drague pas, mais... Elle cause! (aka She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks)
France, 1970
Dir. Michel Audiard
Artist: Wictor Gorka, 1971
Size: A1 - 56cm x 81cm

Ucieczka z Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatrz; US, 1979
Dir. Don Siegel
Artist: Marek Ploza-Dolinski, 1984
Size: B1 - 66cm x 95cm

Monday, August 16, 2010

Einer vom Rummel (aka Cholpak z wesolego miasteczka) - 1983 East Germany; Dir. Lothar Grosmann; Poster art - Wlodzimierz Terechowicz
Anna i komandor - 1974 Soviet Union; Dir. Yevgenyi Khrinyuk; Poster art - Romuald Socha

Friday, August 6, 2010

Zvony pre bosych - 1965 Czechoslovakia; Dir. Stanislav Barabas: poster art - Maria Ihnatowicz 1966

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Octopussy, UK 1983; Dir. John Glen
The Man with the Golden Gun, UK 1974; Dir. Guy Hamilton
The Biggest Bundle of them All, US 1968; Dir. Ken Annakin
Once Upon a Time in the West, Italy 1968; Dir. Sergio Leone
The Birds, US 1963; Dir Alfred Hitchcock