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Dawn Of The Dead / 2004 / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dawn Of The Dead
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Zack Snyder
Starring
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth
Origin of Film
USA | Canada | Japan | France
Genre(s) of Film
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
BLT & Associates
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Dawn Of The Dead / 2004 / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dawn Of The Dead
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Zack Snyder
Starring
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth
Origin of Film
USA | Canada | Japan | France
Genre(s) of Film
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Dawn Of The Dead / 2004 / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dawn Of The Dead
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Zack Snyder
Starring
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth
Origin of Film
USA | Canada | Japan | France
Genre(s) of Film
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

THX 1138: Director’s Cut / one sheet / 2004 re-release / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
THX 1138
AKA
L'uomo che fuggì dal futuro [The man who's escaping from the future] (Italy)
Year of Film
1971
Director
George Lucas
Starring
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Sid Haig
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Sid Haig,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
B.D. Fox Independent
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

The Elephant Man / B1 / 2004 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Elephant Man
AKA
--
Year of Film
1980
Director
David Lynch
Starring
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones
Origin of Film
UK | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones,
Type of Poster
B1
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
28 10/16" x 40.5"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Great Escape / B1 / 2004 re-release / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Godzilla: Final Wars / B2 / Japan

08.05.14

Poster Poster

This is the B2 poster for the Japanese release of Godzilla: Final Wars, which was the 28th film in the long-running franchise featuring the King of the Kaiju (giant monsters). The film was also the sixth release in the third generation of Godzilla films (known as the Millennium Series). Final Wars was something of a milestone for the film’s production company Toho Company Ltd as it marked 50 years since the release of the original film that started it all and also marked a break in the production of Godzilla films, with Toho declaring they wouldn’t film another Japanese entry in the franchise for at least 10 years and then dismantling the stage used for most entries.

Final Wars is set in 2044 and sees the Earth Defence Force dealing with an alien threat in the from of the Xiliens who secretly unleash Kaiju across the planet, including Rodan, Ebirah and Anguirus. After cities like Sydney, Shanghai and Paris are almost destroyed the aliens remove the Kaiju in an act of supposed benevolence and warn the earth about an impending impact from an asteroid called Gorath. The UN is disbanded and an alliance called the Space Nations is formed to tackle the new threat. A few members of the Earth Defence Force distrust the aliens’ intentions and discover that they were responsible for unleashing the Kaiju and that they really intend to harvest humanity for food. The group hatch a plan to unleash Godzilla from his frozen tomb in Antarctica where he’s lain for 40 years to help them tackle the threat.

The film is something of a greatest hits compilation, featuring as it does monsters and human characters from the franchise’s past, and the montage nature of this poster suits it well. Toho spent almost $20 million producing the film, which was the highest budget in the franchise to date, but unfortunately the medley of monsters and anniversary tag didn’t help it’s critical or commercial performance. It’s eventual box-office takings totalled just $12 million and made it the worst performing film in the series for 27 years.

The artwork on this poster is by Noriyoshi Ohrai, my favourite Japanese artist and certainly in my top five greatest film poster illustrators of all time. He’s responsible for a number of other Star Wars related posters, including this lovely 1982 B2 to celebrate the release of the Japanese dubbed version of the original film. He also worked on other posters in the Godzilla franchise, some of which can be seen here. In March 2014 a retrospective exhibition was held in Japan of Ohrai’s work and I made the trip over to Miyazaki to see the exhibition. I’m very glad I did as it featured most of his original artwork and a whole array of posters and book covers. A full report will follow soon.

The posters I’ve managed to collect by Noriyoshi Ohrai can be seen by clicking here.

Hellboy / one sheet / advance / unused / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Hellboy
AKA
Super Sapiens (Malaysia - English title)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Guillermo Del Toro
Starring
Ron Perlman, Rupert Evans, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Ladislav Beran, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ron Perlman, Rupert Evans, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Ladislav Beran, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - unused
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
XL
Artist
Drew Struzan
Size (inches)
26 13/16" x 39 11/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

This particular design by Drew Struzan was never actually used as a theatrical one sheet. It was apparently sold at later date. I’m not 100% certain that my copy is an original, although I do trust the seller I bought it from, so it’s hard to say for sure.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 / B1 / Kill is Love style / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu,
Type of Poster
B1
Style of Poster
Kill is Love
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
28 10/16" x 40 9/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Kill Bill: Volume 2 / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

I, Robot / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
I, Robot
AKA
Yo, robot (Argentina / Chile / Mexico / Peru / Spain)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Alex Proyas
Starring
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Alan Tudyk, Shia LaBeouf, Terry Chen
Origin of Film
USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Alan Tudyk, Shia LaBeouf, Terry Chen,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Art Machine
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
What will you do with yours?

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind / one sheet / advance / Winslet style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
AKA
Se mi lasci ti cancello [If you leave me I'll delete you] (Italy)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Michel Gondry
Starring
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Kate Winslet
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
BLT & Associates
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Would you erase me?

Garden State / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Garden State
AKA
La mia vita a Garden State [My life in Garden State] (Italy)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Zach Braff
Starring
Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Jean Smart
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Jean Smart,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Creative Partnership
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind / one sheet / advance / Dunst style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
AKA
Se mi lasci ti cancello [If you leave me I'll delete you] (Italy)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Michel Gondry
Starring
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Kirsten Dunst
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
BLT & Associates
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Do I know you?

Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Starring
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Matt Mahurin
Size (inches)
26.5" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind / one sheet / advance / Carey style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
AKA
Se mi lasci ti cancello [If you leave me I'll delete you] (Italy)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Michel Gondry
Starring
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance - Jim Carey
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
BLT & Associates
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
I'm fine without you.

Criminal / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Criminal
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Gregory Jacobs
Starring
John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Ever get the feeling you're being played?

Collateral / one sheet / Foxx style / international

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Collateral
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Michael Mann
Starring
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Javier Bardem
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Javier Bardem,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Foxx
Origin of Poster
International
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
The Cimarron Group
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
It started like any other night

Collateral / one sheet / Cruise style / international

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Collateral
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Michael Mann
Starring
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Javier Bardem
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Javier Bardem,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Cruise
Origin of Poster
International
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
The Cimarron Group
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
It started like any other night

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 / B2 / DVD style / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
DVD release
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Steamboy / B0 / DVD release / Japan

05.08.16

Poster Poster
Title
Steamboy
AKA
Suchîmubôi (Japan - original title)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Starring
Anne Suzuki, Masane Tsukayama, Katsuo Nakamura, Manami Konishi, Kiyoshi Kodama, Ikki Sawamura, Susumu Terajima, Osamu Saka
Origin of Film
Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Anne Suzuki, Masane Tsukayama, Katsuo Nakamura, Manami Konishi, Kiyoshi Kodama, Ikki Sawamura, Susumu Terajima, Osamu Saka,
Type of Poster
B0
Style of Poster
DVD release
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Toshiaki Uesugi (AKA Mach55Go!) | Mitsuhiro Sato (Digital composition)
Artist
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Size (inches)
39 6/16" x 55 9/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

This is an incredibly scarce B0 poster that was printed to promote the 2004 DVD release of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s 2004 anime, Steamboy. It features two illustrations of the main character James Ray Steam by the director himself. The film was Otomo’s first full-length anime to be released since the landmark Akira in 1988. Otomo had been busy in the intervening years, writing and illustrating several manga and contributing to other films, including the 1995 anthology Memories as well as the screenplay for the 2001 anime Metropolis. Steamboy was over 10 years in preparation and was apparently one the most expensive anime movies made at that point. The film has a steampunk theme and is set in an alternate 19th Century Britain.

The poster was designed by Toshiaki Uesugi, a graphic designer and musician who has regularly collaborated with Otomo, and who is also known as Mach55Go! for his musical work. Uesugi’s official site is here and is significantly out of date, but this page features a list of his work, which includes other Otomo collaborations as well as his work on anime like Cowboy Bebop and Macross.

During a 2014 trip to Japan I was lucky enough to be able to visit an exhibition that was dedicated to Otomo’s poster design and I first saw this poster there along with the ultra scarce Akira B0 DVD release poster that can be seen on Film on Paper here. I assumed I would never get the chance to add the Akira B0 to my collection but almost a year later the poster appeared on Yahoo auctions Japan and I was lucky to win the auction with the help of a Japanese friend. This Steamboy poster came from the same seller. The white sticker on the bottom right corner was placed there in 2004 by the company that controls advertising on the Tokyo Metro and details when it should be taken down from display. Take a look at the last picture which displays some hand-stamped marks found on the back side of the poster.

During a 2012 visit to Tokyo I went to a retrospective exhibition of Otomo’s work called Genga (A Japanese animation term for keyframes, literally ‘original pictures’), which featured hundreds of pieces of his artwork and the original hand-drawn pages for the Akira manga. I was also able to wear Kaneda’s jacket and sit on the legendary red bike!

The Incredibles / one sheet / wilding / Jack Jack style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Incredibles
AKA
Mr. Incredible (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Brad Bird
Starring
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Wilding - Jack Jack
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

The Life Aquatic / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Life Aquatic
AKA
--
Year of Film
2004
Director
Wes Anderson
Starring
Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
BLT & Associates
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

The Incredibles / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Incredibles
AKA
Mr. Incredible (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
2004
Director
Brad Bird
Starring
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
2004
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--