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The Matrix Reloaded / one sheet / teaser holofoil / 2003 version / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Matrix Reloaded
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
The Wachowski brothers
Starring
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Randall Duk Kim, Jada Pinkett Smith, Helmut Bakaitis
Origin of Film
USA | Australia
Genre(s) of Film
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Randall Duk Kim, Jada Pinkett Smith, Helmut Bakaitis,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Teaser holofoil - 2003 version
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Concept Arts
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Le Cercle Rouge / quad / 2003 re-release / UK

20.03.17

Poster Poster
Title
Le Cercle Rouge
AKA
The Red Circle (international English title)
Year of Film
1970
Director
Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring
Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand, Paul Crauchet, Paul Amiot, Pierre Collet, André Ekyan, Jean-Pierre Posier, François Périer
Origin of Film
France | Italy
Genre(s) of Film
Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand, Paul Crauchet, Paul Amiot, Pierre Collet, André Ekyan, Jean-Pierre Posier, François Périer,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
BFI Re-release
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

This is a British quad poster for a 2003 re-release of the classic French crime-thriller Le Cercle Rouge, which was coordinated by the British Film Institute. The film was the penultimate release from the legendary French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville who was born in 1917 and worked as a fighter in the French resistance during World War II. Melville was infatuated with American cinema and in particular films in the crime and thriller genres. After failing to break into the established French film industry he decided to become an independent, even setting up his own studio in a suburb of Paris. He soon became known for his film noir crime dramas and saw great success with titles such as Bob le Flambeur (1956), Le Doulos (1962) and Le Samouraï (1967). 

Le Cercle Rouge saw Melville reunited with the French superstar actor Alain Delon, who had appeared in Le Samourai, and the cast also included the celebrated Italian-French actor Yves Montand. Other actors in the very male-heavy cast include Bourvil (known by a single moniker), best known for comedy features, and Italian actor Gian Maria Volontè, a collaborator with Sergio Leone during the 1960s. Delon plays Corey, a man with a criminal background who is released from prison, but not before a corrupt guard tells him about an ‘easy’ job that could net him big money. At the same time, the audience also sees a prisoner named Vogel escape from a moving train and evade recapture by Commissaire Mattei (Bourvil).

Eventually the two men are brought together when Vogel happens to climb into the boot of Corey’s car whilst on the run in the French countryside. The two establish a companionship of sorts and Corey details the possible heist. Vogel likes what he hears and suggests a sharpshooter who will be able to help them in the form of Jansen (Montand), a former police officer and noted crackshot. Once plans are in place, the trio pull off the heist in a famous 25 minute sequence in which not a word is spoken by any of the characters. Once the loot is secure the film then follows their attempts to sell it with Commissaire Mattei still in hot pursuit. The film was a critical success despite initially being released in some markets (such as the US) in a truncated version that saw over 40 minutes removed. Today the film is a cult favourite and celebrated as one of Melville’s best films. 

I’m unsure who is responsible for the design of this quad so if anyone has any ideas please get in touch.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / one sheet / montage style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

21 Grams / B1 / Japan

01.07.15

Poster Poster
Title
21 Grams
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Huston, Clea DuVall, Eddie Marsan, Melissa Leo
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Huston, Clea DuVall, Eddie Marsan, Melissa Leo,
Type of Poster
B1
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
28 14/16" x 40.5"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams is the second film in his so-called ‘Trilogy of Death’, following on from his breakout debut hit Amores Perros (2000), with Babel completing the trilogy in 2005. Like the first film, 21 Grams features three main characters and plot lines that interweave around a fatal car accident and its consequences. Sean Penn plays Paul Rivers, a mathematics professor who is close to death from heart failure after years of smoking and abusing his body, and his wife Mary (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is desperate to conceive a child before he dies. Benicio Del Toro plays Jack Jordan, a reformed criminal who has spent many years in jail and is now trying to go straight by helping out at church and counselling kids who are on a similar path that he took. Naomi Watts plays Cristina Peck, a former drug addict who has settled down into suburban life with husband Michael (Danny Hustonand two daughters.

One fateful day, Jack accidentally hits Michael and the kids with his car, putting Michael into a coma and killing the daughters instantly. A grief-stricken Cristina returns to her drug-taking past but not before agreeing to have her husband’s organs donated. Jack is given Michael’s heart and eventually decides to track down the donor with the aid of a private detective. The rest of the film deals with the encounters between the characters. The title refers to the early 20th-century research of an American doctor called Duncan MacDougall who attempted to prove the existence of the human soul by recording a small loss of weight immediately after death. His methods detected varying amounts but 21 grams, or three quarters of an ounce, was the first recorded instance. The original marketing campaign compared this weight to a ‘stack of nickels’, a chocolate bar and a hummingbird and this explains why the creature appears on this poster.

The film was very well critically received and was a success with worldwide audiences, although today it’s IMDb rating doesn’t quite match that of the first film in the trilogy. This poster design is unique to the Japanese marketing campaign.

The Cooler / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Cooler
AKA
Lady Chance (France)
Year of Film
2003
Director
Wayne Kramer
Starring
William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Shoolery Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Love... you have to play to win

Lost In Translation / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Lost In Translation
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Sofia Coppola
Starring
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi
Origin of Film
USA | Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
Everyone wants to be found

Swimming Pool / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Swimming Pool
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
François Ozon
Starring
Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Jean-Marie Lamour, Marc Fayolle, Mireille Mossé, Lauren Farrow, Sebastian Harcombe, Frances Cuka
Origin of Film
France | UK
Genre(s) of Film
Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Jean-Marie Lamour, Marc Fayolle, Mireille Mossé, Lauren Farrow, Sebastian Harcombe, Frances Cuka,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Pulse Advertising
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
On the surface, all is calm.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Open Range / one sheet / advance / Bening style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Open Range
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Kevin Costner
Starring
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Bening
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Eden Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Open Range / one sheet / advance / Duvall style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Open Range
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Kevin Costner
Starring
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Duvall
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Eden Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / one sheet / teaser / Towers style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Open Range / one sheet / advance / Costner style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Open Range
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Kevin Costner
Starring
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi, Michael Jeter,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Costner
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Eden Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Kill Bill: Volume 1 / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kill Bill: Volume 1
AKA
Kiru Biru (Japan - poster title - English title)
Year of Film
2003
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
A roaring rampage of revenge

The Matrix Reloaded / one sheet / teaser / Niobe / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Lost In Translation / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Lost In Translation
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Sofia Coppola
Starring
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi
Origin of Film
USA | Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Lost In Translation / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Lost In Translation
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Sofia Coppola
Starring
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi
Origin of Film
USA | Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Scarlett
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Crew Creative Advertising
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Everyone wants to be found.

Los Rubios / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Los Rubios
AKA
The Blonds (International English title / USA)
Year of Film
2003
Director
Albertina Carri
Starring
Analía Couceyro, Albertina Carri, Santiago Giralt, Jesica Suarez, Marcelo Zanelli
Origin of Film
Argentina | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Analía Couceyro, Albertina Carri, Santiago Giralt, Jesica Suarez, Marcelo Zanelli,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
28 2/8" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 / B2 / advance / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
AKA
Kiru Biru (Japan - poster title - English title)
Year of Film
2003
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Finding Nemo / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Finding Nemo
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Starring
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Joe Ranft, Allison Janney
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Joe Ranft, Allison Janney,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean*, they're looking for one.

Elephant / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / one sheet / advance / Saruman style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

The Matrix Reloaded / one sheet / teaser holofoil / 05.15 version / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Matrix Reloaded
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
The Wachowski brothers
Starring
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Randall Duk Kim, Jada Pinkett Smith, Helmut Bakaitis
Origin of Film
USA | Australia
Genre(s) of Film
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Randall Duk Kim, Jada Pinkett Smith, Helmut Bakaitis,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Holofoil - 05.15 version
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Concept Arts
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Big Fish / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Big Fish
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
Tim Burton
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Matrix Revolutions / one sheet / teaser / Mech style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Matrix Revolutions
AKA
--
Year of Film
2003
Director
The Wachowski brothers
Starring
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Clayton Watson, Nathaniel Lees, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harry J. Lennix, Harold Perrineau
Origin of Film
USA | Australia
Genre(s) of Film
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Clayton Watson, Nathaniel Lees, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harry J. Lennix, Harold Perrineau,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Teaser - Mech style
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2003
Designer
Concept Arts
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Everything that has a beginning has an end