This is an original Japanese press-sheet / speed poster printed in 1968 for the first release of Planet of the Apes. This poster / press booklet is extremely rare and very collectible. The condition is almost mint.
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and loosely based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle. Written by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, it stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison. In the film, an astronaut crew crash-lands on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.
The original series was followed by Tim Burton's remake Planet of the Apes in 2001 and the reboot series began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011. In 2001, Planet of the Apes was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
This 54 years old poster is not a reproduction or a reprint.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.
Speed Poster Size B4 – 10.1 in x 28.7 in (25.7 cm x 75.8 cm)