This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1980 for the first release of The Elephant Man. This poster is particularly beautiful and was expensive to produce at the time compared to other posters due to the silver foil writing (additional imagery provided). The Elephant Man was only shown in one cinema in Tokyo at the time, therefore they had the resources to invest in better promotional materials.
It is in the large B1 size! Measuring a massive 70.7 x 100.0 cm
The Elephant Man is a 1980 British-American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in late 19th-century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, and Freddie Jones. It was produced by Jonathan Sanger and Mel Brooks, the latter of whom was intentionally left uncredited to avert confusion from audiences who possibly would have expected a comedy.
The screenplay was adapted by Lynch, Christopher De Vore, and Eric Bergren from Frederick Treves's The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923) and Ashley Montagu's The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity (1971). It was shot in black-and-white and featured make-up work by Christopher Tucker.
The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor. After receiving widespread criticism for failing to honor the film's make-up effects, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was prompted to create the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling the following year. The film also won the BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Production Design and was nominated for Golden Globe awards. It also won a French César Award for Best Foreign Film. (Source: Wikipedia)
This poster is in mint condition.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
This 40 years old poster is not a reproduction or a reprint.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.