Information + Links
only sell original theatrical release movie posters that have either
been displayed in cinemas, or were produced for cinema display - not to
be confused with mass-market souvenir type reproductions that typically
sell for a few pounds and are commonly available.
Movie Poster Size Guide
This guide lists
some of the main original movie poster sizes that we deal in. Please note that we only deal in
original authentic movie posters - not to be confused with reproductions
or 'souvenir' type posters commonly found in shops. These are the actual
cinema posters that were used at the time of a movie's release.
The Quad, or 'Quad Crown' to give it its full name, comes from the early
theatrical 'Crown' format which measured 15" x 20". Doubled it became a
'Double Crown' measuring 30" x 20" and quadrupled it became a 'Quad
Crown', since abbreviated to Quad. Unique to Great Britain and very
popular with collectors, the quad poster has stood the test of time and
for many is 'just right' - its landscape format
complementing that of the cinema screen. Quads were normally supplied folded until
around the mid 1980s.
The US One Sheet, standardised since 1910 at 27" x 41" started to switch
its size to 27" x 40" during the 1980s. Variations include a
wider version measuring 30" x 40" printed on thin card stock. One Sheets were
typically supplied folded until around the mid 1980s. The One Sheet movie
has an elegance all of its own.
The US Half Sheet is a landscape format produced on thin card stock.
Generally rarer than their full-size counterparts, the Half Sheet is in
our opinion very collectable.
The Japanese B2 'Hansai' format is a portrait format that is growing in popularity with collectors worldwide. Up until the 1980s posters were produced on both glossy and matt paper stock, and often the same title could be found on both. Since the 1990s nearly all B2 Hansai posters have been produced on glossy paper. Designs are often intricate, featuring a montage of actual images taken from the movie.
How we grade our Original Movie Posters
We take great care with our grading in an effort to give a true representation of a poster's actual condition. We have very high standards and only sell posters that we, too, would love to have displayed on our walls at home or in the office, or home cinema, and see little merit in selling anything substandard. By offering transparent descriptions, together with our no-quibble 100% money back guarantee, you can shop with total confidence.
This is how we present our posters
1.We take an individual photograph of every single poster that we sell, against a neutral grey background, enabling both light and dark poster borders to stand out.
2.Our photographs are then displayed to scale, so that you can instantly gauge the relative size of each poster.
3.We offer a clear description, including dates and country of origin.
4.We apply an overall
condition rating as follows:
For us this can only mean one
thing - 100% pristine condition, as new, mint! A perfect 10.
Superb condition, virtually
mint, smallest signs of handling or age.
A poster in exceptionally good
A very presentable poster, but
one with small imperfections.
A presentable poster, but
one that has a number of obvious visual blemishes that detract from its overall
Suffers from heavy use, poor
storage, paper loss, random tears, excessive creasing.
Suffers from very heavy use, major neglect, major paper loss, larger random tears, excessive creasing or worse.
Every poster that we sell is individually photographed. In other words the poster that you see is the actual poster that you will receive once ordered. In some photos glass paperweights can be seen. Our overlaid watermark 'Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk' appears on our photos (but not on the actual posters of course!). All posters are shown to scale. If there's a particular poster that you are interested in, and you would like to see an even larger photo, simply email us the Item Number and we will email you a larger image.
Delivery + Packing
Rest of the World
Delivery & Packing Charges
All orders are charged as follows: £6.00 for the first poster + £1.00 for each additional poster.
All orders are packed with the utmost care using only the very finest shipping materials. The typical 1.5mm to 2.5mm walls found in most British postal tubes simply don't meet our standards, so we have our postal tubes custom made for us, featuring a 6mm (1/4") wall. They are incredibly strong and ensure that your order arrives in perfect condition. We think our postal tubes are the best in the world!
"Just had to send this email to say thanks for the poster which I received today. Exactly as described, speedy service and fantastic packaging."
S. G. Cheshir
"The poster arrived
safely and in excellent condition. It's currently at the framers, can't
wait to hang it."
"Poster landed and is fab. Great packing too."
"Just to let you know that
I got the poster today and you made a 42 year old man cry. I can't thank
you enough. It's beautiful."
"Many thanks for the
Our 10 Day Worldwide 100% Money Back Guarantee
If for any reason you are not delighted with your purchase please let us know upon receipt via email. All our sales are covered by our full 10 day worldwide 100% money-back guarantee. Posters should be carefully packed in their original (undamaged) packaging and returned to us via a 'signed for' delivery service. Upon receipt we will issue a full refund (including the cost of your return postage) and will follow this up with an email, to make sure that you have received your refund, and that all is well. Since launching in 2008 we haven't had a single unsatisfied customer.
Science Fiction Website Links
Analog - Science Fiction and Fact.
Asimov's - Asimov's Science Fiction.
Clarkesworld Magazine - Monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine, first published in October 2006.
classic-scifi-films.com - A to Z listing of classic science fiction films.
Empire - Film reviews, movie news and interviews.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Science fact.
Philip K Dick - The official website of the celebrated science fiction author.
Philip K Dick Fans - Website devoted to science fiction visionary Philip K Dick.
SciFan - Books and links for the science fiction fan.
Sci-Fi-London - Dedicated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, London.
Sci-Fi Movie Page - Sci-fi movie and DVD reviews, trailers, scripts and news.
Sci Fi Wire - Part of the Sci Fi Online Network.
SFSignal - Excellent SF site from JP Frantz and John DeNardo.
SFX - The world's number one Sci-Fi and Fantasy magazine.
Starship Modeler - Resource for the science fiction, factual space, fantasy, mecha and anime scale model builders.
StarTrekMovie.com - Official website of the upcoming Star Trek movie.
Solaris - The Official Stanislaw Lem website.
Total Film - Film news and movie reviews.
Total Sci-Fi Online - Total Sci-Fi: Science fiction, horror and fantasy news, reviews and interviews.
Whatever Scalzi - The online home of writer John Scalzi (also see 'books' below).
If you have a science fiction related website and would like to exchange links please send us an email, via the Contact page. SciFiMoviePosters.co.uk link banner: Click Here. Suggested link text: "Sci-FiMoviePosters.co.uk - Authentic Science Fiction Cinema Posters"
Do movie posters represent a good investment?
We think so - but I guess we are a little biased! I'd always recommend owning an original movie poster for pure pleasure first and foremost, but in actual fact they can make excellent investments. It is relatively easy to purchase titles that are already highly regarded; what is perhaps more of a challenge is to try and second-guess which titles will become sought-after by collectors in the future. Sometimes a movie can take a number of years to 'mature' before it is recognised as the masterpiece that we all knew it was all along!