My Own Private Idaho Japanese movie poster

I got this poster last month and it’s pretty interesting. I have to admit I’m not that familiar with the art on this title, but I don’t think I’ve seen this on any other poster. Additionally interesting is that I am quite confident that this is a theatrical poster since I bought it from a collection of 100% authentic theatrical posters, but it is in English instead of Japanese and doesn’t have an Eirin mark.

If anyone knows more about this one I’m all ears.

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Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” Japanese B2 size movie poster

A beautiful poster that is quite scarce, and on nice matte stock as well. Can’t beat that. As time goes on (released in ’03), these small releases get very very tough to find. The strong yen and dying poster shops don’t help matters either. The supply of Japanese posters from dealers and collectors continues to dry up.

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Lost in Translation B2 size original Japanese movie poster

Another one I have been after for quite a long time — the elusive Lost in Translation Japanese B2. Yes, I would love a B1, but this B2 is pretty rare indeed. I’ve only seen a handful. This one is excellent — no folds, not even any ‘waves’ as we so often see in B2’s, and on thick matte stock. Lovely.

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Here and gone: Amelie B2 red version Japanese movie poster

Well, I wrote about this one in my inventory update, and a smart surfer emailed me to ask if it was in yet. I didn’t have time to post it for sale on as it only just arrived a few days ago, but now it is sold and off to its new home. I can’t keep these around for too long…

Anyway, I did have time to snap a pic, so you can see what the original generally looks like. As you probably are aware, this poster has been counterfeited and repro’ed many times over, so you have to know what to look for. It’s a classic and it seems a lot of people want it.

Time to work on getting another one. Maybe this time I’ll have an opportunity to post it for sale on the site! Or maybe not.

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On the way: Bruce Brown’s Endless Summer Japanese B2 movie poster (!)

Endless Summer Japanese B2 movie poster

Endless Summer Japanese B2 movie poster

I am happy to report that I have a very welcome addition coming in: a Japanese B2 for Endless Summer, and it looks to be in fantastic condition.

It took me 5 years +/- to find this one after passing on one with a big tear on eBay about 5 years ago. Looks like with some patience that was the right decision. I have seen a grand total of three of these ever.

Here’s a bad picture, I’ll post another once it arrives.

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New movie posters coming soon…

Let’s see… so many great posters, and I don’t want to give them all away.

I have to have some surprises for later —  also, please note that these are not for sale yet for two reasons:  #1, I will not sell anything that I do not absolutely know has shipped to me.  #2, some things, once arrived, I decide that they must go into my private collection.  That said, here’s some of what’s coming now through next month (crossed out means sold:

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s Japanese two panel (R69)
  • Girara B2
  • Help! B2
  • Hard Day’s Night B2
  • Amelie B2 (red/bed version)
  • Amelie B2 (green version)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth B1
  • Appleseed B1 (double sided)
  • Yellow Submarine B2
  • How to Steal a Million B2
  • Battleship Potemkin B3 (50’s local version)
  • Requiem for a Dream B2
  • Planet Terror B2
  • Bug B2
  • Umbrellas of Cherbourg / Demoiselles de Rochefort double bill B2 (R08)
  • On Any Sunday B1
  • Emmanuelle IV B1
  • Dreams B1
  • Raging Bull B1
  • Fargo B2
  • Kill Bill Vol 2 B1 (bride)
  • Kill Bill Vol 2 B1 (death list)
  • In the Mood for Love B1
  • Good Night and Good Luck B1
  • Howl’s Moving Castle B1 (double sided)
  • Casino Royale B1 (two versions)
  • Quantum of Solace B1
  • Wall-E B1 (Wall-E looking up version)
  • My Left Foot B2
  • My Own Private Idaho B2 (two versions)
  • Pulp Fiction B2 (advance)
  • Blue Crush B1 (I will say right now that I think this one will not make it out of my collection)
  • Hombre Japanese 2 panel
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre B2
  • last but not least — US International version Empire Strikes Back GWTW one sheet (rolled)

That’s a lot of posters — and that’s not all!  Stay tuned.

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Original Japanese B2 size movie poster for Prince and the Showgirl!

I picked this one up a couple months ago but I’m just now taking pictures and getting it posted onto  This one is quite rare.  I’ve either only seen it twice, or perhaps this is the same copy I saw a few years ago.  Who can be sure?  Regardless, it is a beautiful poster and this one was in fantastic condition even before it was mounted on linen with only a few minor 1/4″ tears at a couple edges.

Prince and the Showgirl - Marilyn Monroe & Laurence Olivier - original Japanese movie poster

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