This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1951 for the first release of When Worlds Collide, from the golden age of science fiction. This poster is ultra rare, we do not believe that it has ever sold in any of the big auctions.
This poster is very difficult to find in any condition, we acquired this off a dealer in his 70`s who had only seen one copy in 40 years. Therefore, a long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale. Astonishingly, this poster is in an almost mint condition and has never been folded and is definitely investment quality!
When Worlds Collide is a 1951 American science fiction disaster film, produced by George Pal, directed by Rudolph Maté, and starring Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, and John Hoyt. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film is based on the 1933 science fiction novel of the same name, co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer.
The plot concerns the coming destruction of the Earth by a rogue star called Bellus and the desperate efforts to build a space ark to transport a group of men and women to Bellus' single planet, Zyra.
When Worlds Collide won an Honorary Academy Award for special effects at the 24th Academy Awards. John F. Seitz and W. Howard Greene were also nominated for Best Cinematography-Color, losing to Alfred Gilks and John Alton for An American in Paris.
This poster is in a fantastic 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 70 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Size B2 19.7 x 27.8 inches