This is an original Japanese poster printed in 2011 for the first release of Drive.
This poster is very hard to come by and is in high demand. This poster is in excellent condition, it has never been folded. This poster was used in the cinema in Tokyo. There are some very small pinholes in each corner, please see additional imagery provided. There is a small tear on the top left hand corner, once framed with a mount this will not be noticeable.
Japanese B1 (71 x 100 cm, 27.8 x 39.4 in) very large size.
Drive is a 2011 American action drama film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The screenplay, written by Hossein Amini, is based on James Sallis's 2005 novel of the same name. The film stars Ryan Gosling as an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. He quickly grows fond of his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan), and her young son, Benicio. When her debt-ridden husband, Standard (Oscar Isaac), is released from prison, the two men take part in what turns out to be a botched million-dollar heist that endangers the lives of everyone involved. The film co-stars Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, and Albert Brooks.
Before its September 2011 release, Drive had been shown at a number of film festivals, including the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. Refn won the festival's Best Director Award. The film was praised for its direction, cinematography, performances (particularly Gosling and Brooks'), visuals, action sequences, and musical score; however, some critics were appalled by its graphic violence and found that potentially detrimental to the film's box office success. Nonetheless, the film was still a commercial success, grossing $81 million against a production budget of $15 million. Several critics listed Drive as one of the best films of 2011, including the National Board of Review. Its honors include a nomination for Best Sound Editing at the 84th Academy Awards.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.