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Star Wars Posters

 

We love Science Fiction Movie Posters! (click on a poster above)

...It all started many years ago with the purchase of an original Star Wars 'Oscars' quad movie poster (see A short history of the first British Star Wars posters) from the Vintage Magazine Shop in London's Brewer Street. Not since Kubrick's majestic 2001: A Space Odyssey had a science fiction film made such an impact on a cinema audience. Star Wars was to run for nearly a year in the West End.

 

Star Trek The Future Begins Movie Poster

Star Trek The Future Begins - Empire Cinema LondonSci-fi Movie Poster

Star Trek The Future Begins - Empire, Leicester Square, London, May 2009.

Photos by Duncan Trillo/Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk

 

Then, in the Summer of 1980, The Empire Strikes Back was released and I was about to be seduced by the dark side (collecting sci-fi movie posters). I was in North Wales on a short contract working in a small theatre in Colwyn Bay, when the local cinema screened Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The sequel was as impressive as the original, and I really wanted a copy of the poster. Not being near a movie poster shop I simply asked the cinema manager if I could have a spare poster when the run ended, and she kindly put one by for me. It had been folded and displayed, unlike my Star Wars poster, but that really didn't matter - this was a piece of cinema history, and I knew it. That's how my collection and passion for science fiction movies and film posters began.

 

Star Trek sci-fi poster hoarding, Empire cinema, Leicester Square, 1979The Black Hole, sci-fi poster hoarding, Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, 1979

Star Trek The Motion Picture - Empire, Leicester Square, London, December 1979.

The Black Hole - Odeon, Leicester Square, London, December 1979.

Photos by Duncan Trillo/Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk

 

Kubrick's unsurpassable 2001: A Space Odyssey was re-released on the big screen hot on the heels of Star Wars. At around that time I also saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind in March '78, John Carpenter's Dark Star (a late night showing), Star Trek The Motion Picture in '79 and Alien also in '79, Flash Gordon in 1980, Outland in '81 and then later Blade Runner in 1982 and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, also in '82. It was quite a run!

 

Star Wars Special Edition - Empire, Leicester Square, London, 20th March 1997. George Lucas waves to fans at the Royal Charity Premiere.

Star Wars Special Edition - Empire, Leicester Square, London, 20th March 1997. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).

Star Wars Special Edition - Odeon, Leicester Square, London, 20th March 1997.

Top: George Lucas waves to fans at the Royal Charity Premiere. Bottom: Mark Hamill.

Photos by Duncan Trillo/Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk

 

Today my passion for authentic science fiction vintage movie posters is as strong as ever. Theatrical posters, both old and new. Be it the vivid brush strokes of Tom Chantrell or the talents of a graphic artist behind a Mac, the job of the movie poster is the same now as it always has been - to lure audiences into the cinema. No doubt some of the sci-fi movie posters of today will take their place beside the classics of yesterday. And trying to predict which is half the fun - with some titles turning into very sound investments along the way. Every year more and more people discover the pleasure of owning an authentic piece of cinema history; it is my hope that our online movie poster shop will assist with that endeavour.

 

Movie poster: Blade Runner: The Final Cut. 30" x 40" original British quad posterRitzy Cinema - Screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, November 2007

Blade Runner: The Final Cut - Ritzy, London WC2, November 2007.

Ridley Scott's digitally revisited masterpiece enjoyed a very limited cinema screening in the UK in November and December 2007, before its nationwide DVD release. The British quad poster (above, with added red 'date banner' below the main title) was distributed to just a handful of UK cinemas. Photo: Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk owner Duncan Trillo, in the Ritzy's foyer.

 

I hope you enjoy looking through our collection of vintage sci-fi film posters. We only sell original 'theatrical release' science fiction posters (not to be confused with 'souvenir' type mass-market reproductions) and specialise in British Quads and US One Sheets, but you'll also find US Half Sheets, Japanese Hansai B2s, French, German and Polish posters and others from around the world. Our vintage posters are indexed A-Z and 1-9 and we also have dedicated Star Wars and Star Trek sections for fans.

 

Whether a seasoned film poster collector, or someone simply looking to purchase one or two authentic original movie posters for your home, I am sure your purchases will bring you great pleasure for many years to come.

 

Enjoy.

 

Duncan Trillo

Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk

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This website was born out of a hobby... All sales are covered by a full money-back guarantee. This whole project is more about a passion for movie posters than anything else. If, for any reason, you want to return a poster you may do so (within 21 days of receipt) and we will refund you 100%. That 100% means we will refund the full original purchase price together with the original postage charge, and we will also reimburse you with the cost of your return postage. Since launching we haven't had a single unsatisfied customer.

 

PS

Here's a great little book, and  there are more Sci-Fi book recommendations on our links page.

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

416 pages, 15cm x 12.4cm x 4cm, softbound

Movie Poster of the Month

 

November 2014

Our Film Poster of the Month for November 2014 is this original US Half Sheet for Richard Marquand's Return of the Jedi starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams in stunning condition!

 

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) Style 'A' - Original US Half Sheet Movie Poster

 

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