This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1959 for the first release of The Mummy.
This poster is ultra rare and in a mint condition.
The Hammer genre had phenomenal success with the "Curse of Frankenstein" and "Dracula" in 1958.
Next on the list was this fantastic Hammer film that is now a legendary classic! This poster is in a mint condition which is incredible given that it is over 62 years old!
The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It was written by Jimmy Sangster and produced by Michael Carreras and Anthony Nelson Keys for Hammer Film Productions. The film was distributed in the U.S. in 1959 on a double bill with either the Vincent Price film The Bat or the Universal film Curse of the Undead.
Though the title suggests Universal Pictures' 1932 film of the same title, the film actually derives its plot and characters entirely from two 1940s Universal films, The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb, with the climax borrowed directly from The Mummy's Ghost. The character name Joseph Whemple, the use of a sacred scroll, and a few minor plot elements are the only connections with the 1932 version. (Source: Wikipedia)
This poster is in a fantastic condition and is extremely beautiful. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 62 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Size B2 19.7 x 27.8 inches