20 Valuable Modern-Day Movie Posters



2015-06-26 10:05:54

When most collectors think of rare and valuable movie posters, it's the Universal monsters or musicals of the 1930s and 40s which get the attention.

But there are also some more modern posters which get collectors excited, and can attract impressive prices at auction. Here are 20 classic posters for post-1970 films to look out for...

20) Jaws (Universal, 1975)

Sold for $1,195

An original one-sheet poster for the first modern-day blockbuster 'event' movie, featuring the now-iconic artwork of Roger Kastel.

19) Animal House (Universal, 1978)

Sold for $1,314

A rare advance one-sheet poster for National Lampoon's first movie outing, considered one of the greatest and most influential comedies of all time.

18) Deep Throat (Aquarius Releasing, 1972)

Sold for $1,434

An avidly collected one sheet poster for the adult classic starring Linda Lovelace, which broke into the mainstream and was described as "porno chic" by the New York Times.

17) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Paramount, 1986)

Sold for $2,031

A full-bleed international one-sheet poster, the rarest from the release of John Hughes' tale of teenage rebellion.

16) Deliverance (Warner Brothers, 1972)

Sold for $2,031

An international one-sheet poster featuring artwork by Bill Gold for John Boorman's backwoods, banjo-playing shocker.

15) Alien (20th Century Fox, 1979)

Sold for $2,031

This advance one-sheet poster gives little away about Ridley Scott's terrifying sci-fi horror classic.

14) Pulp Fiction (Miramax, 1994)

Sold for $2,270

A rare one-sheet poster for Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, pulled from distribution when tobacco company R.J. Reynolds threatened to sue for featuring their branded cigarette pack without permission.

13) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Kilian Enterprises, 1988)

Sold for $2,629

A one-sheet character poster designed by Dayna Stedry, featuring the accident-prone cartoon rabbit accused of murder.

12) Foxy Brown (American International, 1974)

Sold for $3,107

A large-format poster for the Pam Grier-starring Blaxploitation thriller directed by Jack Hill.

11) E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal, 1982)

Sold for $3,107

A rare advance one-sheet poster for Steven Spielberg's heart-warming blockbuster, which became the highest-grossing movie of all time upon its release.

10) Dirty Harry (Warner Brothers, 1971)

Sold for $3,107

A rare Life Magazine style-B poster for Clint Eastwood's vigilante cop caper, using photographs from a magazine shoot as advance promotion for the film.

9) Mean Streets (Warner Brothers, 1973)

Sold for $3,585

A large quad-style poster for the British release of Martin Scorsese's hard-hitting crime drama, produced for the Academy Cinema in Oxford Street, London with artwork by Peter Strausfeld.

8) Get Carter (MGM, 1971)

Sold for $3,883

An international one-sheet poster for the Michael Caine gangster flick, featuring Roy Lichtenstein-style artwork by John Van Hamersveld (who also created the album covers for Magical Mystery Tour and Exile on Main Street).

7) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner Brothers, 2004)

Sold for $3,883

An incredibly rare, lenticular one-sheet prototype poster featuring a manic Gary Oldman as Harry Potter's Uncle Sirius Black.

6) The Nightmare Before Christmas (Touchstone, 1993)

Sold for $4,182

A rare, Advance 3-D-style lenticular poster for the Tim Burton-produced macabre holiday classic.

5) The Sting (Universal, 1974)

Sold for $4,481

An international one-sheet poster for the Oscar-winning period comedy starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

4) Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977)

Sold for $5,078

A large quad poster for the original British release of George Lucas' space opera.

3) Rocky (United Artists, 1977)

Sold for $5,975

A rare one-sheet used to promote Sylvester Stallone's slug-fest at drive-in theatres across the U.S.

2) Solaris (Goskino, 1972)

Sold for $7,170

An original Russian-release poster for Andrei Tarkovsky's meditative sci-fi epic.

1) A Clockwork Orange (Warner Brothers, 1971)

Sold for $19,120

This limited North American one-sheet poster was printed in 1972, when the rating for the film was changed from 'X' to 'R'. Kubrick chose new artwork for the poster, using the same David Pelham design which had featured on the Canadian paperback of Anthony Burgess' original novel.

(All images courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

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