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Japanese movie posters: Casino Royale (B1 size)

Newly in — one of three styles for Casino Royale. Note that this is in the scarcer B1 size (~29″ x 41″). Slightly larger than a standard US one sheet for those that are not familiar with the sizes.

Post is mint and double sided.

Japanese movie posters from Posterdemic


Japanese movie posters: Little Miss Sunshine (B1 size)

There are at least two variants for Little Miss Sunshine, at least in the larger B1 size. They are fairly similar except that this one features portraits of the cast.

This is a hard poster to find even though the movie recently came out. I’m trying to pick these new releases up as soon as I can.

Japanese movie posters from posterdemic

Japanese movie posters: The Trip

I acquired this poster this year, and I can’t say that I had been looking for it. I’ve previously seen and owned another B2 design for this film, as well as the 2 panel (I have another 2 panel coming very soon). But this one — I had never even seen an image of before, so when it was offered to me I knew I had to pick it up.

Certainly the art on this Japanese poster fits with the film! A very cool and rare piece.

Japanese movie posters from posterdemic

Japanese movie posters: La Chinoise (B1 size R80s)

This isn’t a new addition to my collection, but it is such a cool piece regardless. It’s an 80’s re-release for La Chinoise and is pretty scarce. I have seen only three, one of which had a huge tear in it. For a poster from the 80’s that is just not too many sightings over a period of eight years. And I am always actively searching for these.

Some have commented that the poster is boring because of the large red field. I think it’s brilliant. One of my favorites.

Vintage original Japanese movie posters from posterdemic

Dark Knight (Heath Ledger as Joker) Advance screening B1 Japanese movie poster

I’m not a rabid Batfan and I am apparently in the minority in saying that I think the first Nolan film is the better of the two. End of disclaimer. This poster is really interesting — first off, this is the first time that I’ve seen this setup where the top and bottom of a single poster are meant for two different openings. One part (you can’t really say top or bottom since the poster is largely symmetrical, with credits on both sides) is for a limited advance screening on August 2/3, while the other part is for the wide release of August 9. The poster was meant to be folded or cut at the middle for each respective release — how do we know this? The poster was lightly mechanically scored on the back to facilitate this action.

But what I really like is the unusual paper. It is thick and very very shiny. Glossy, almost to the level of new car paint. You can see some reflections in the right side of the picture. Cool poster.

Original posters from Japan by

500 Japanese posters on auction at

Bruce Hershenson has 500 Japanese posters on auction right now, ending next Tuesday.

Japanese movie posters at

For those that don’t know, the site is run by Bruce Hershenson and is a great operation. Bruce is one of the “good guys” in the hobby and I actually met him last year and toured his facility and met some of his staff. And it is a real FACILITY — I think it’s about 5000 square feet and jammed to the gills with posters.

Anyway, if you go through the auctions this week there are some interesting items in there.

Valuable information for collectors

No additional pictures today, just an update on some additional content I have planned. I realize there is a need for more information about certain subjects, so in addition to updates on new posters I will be publishing the following:

  • Authentication: Lost in Translation B2 Japanese movie poster vs. A FAKE
  • Guide to packing and shipping posters — with pictures**
  • Taking pictures of your posters

** I realize that this is one of the hallmarks of my service — great packing — and that competitors may take my advice. Two thoughts on that — first, it is expensive and a pain to pack the way I do, so I doubt anyone in this business would try to copy my methods. Second, if anyone duplicates my shipping methods then that’s all the good, as it means more posters will survive shipping in general. I don’t care who buys/sells/ships — if posters stay in better condition then that is a positive result.

If you have more ideas on content that might be interesting and/or useful, I’m all ears. Email me at mail _AT_