This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1982 for the first release of Piranha II: The Spawning.
Piranha II: The Spawning (released internationally as Piranha II: Flying Killers) is a 1982 independent horror film directed by James Cameron in his feature directorial debut. It is written by Charles H. Eglee (under the pseudonym H.A. Milton) and stars Tricia O'Neil and Lance Henriksen, who would later star in Cameron's The Terminator and Aliens. Part of the Piranha film series, it is the sequel to the film Piranha (1978) directed by Joe Dante.
Cameron, previously a special effects artist for Roger Corman, was hired as director after executive producer Ovidio G. Assonitis fired his predecessor. The production was fraught with difficulties arising from Assonitis' exerting an unusual amount of creative control, hiring an Italian crew that didn't speak English and preventing Cameron from viewing any footage during the editing process. The exact degree of creative control Cameron had has been disputed by multiple sources, with some claims arising that Assonitis fired Cameron after two weeks and directed the film on his own while others maintain that Cameron was present for the entirety of principal photography.
After the film's release, Cameron largely disowned the film for many years, but has since acknowledged it as his directorial debut. It has since gained a cult following. (Source: Wikipedia)
This poster is in an almost mint condition and is has never been folded. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 38 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Size B2 19.7 x 27.8 inches