Release date: May 24, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 130 min. Genre: Action & Adventure Director: Justin Lin Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Vin Diesel, Clayton Townsend, Neal H. Moritz Screenplay: Chris Morgan Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Gina Carano Official Site:thefastandthefurious.com Rated:PG-13: for intense sequences of violence, action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language. Official Movie Art:Fast & Furious 6 movie posters
Synopsis: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return in Fast & Furious 6. The crew has been scattered across the globe since their last heist where they toppled a kingpin’s empire leaving the crew with 100 million dollars. Unable to return home, they realize that there is something missing in their lives.
Diplomatic Security Service agent, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is assisted by a ruthless second-in-command who is none other than Letty (Michelle Rodiguez), whom Dom thought was dead. Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team and meet him in London, so that they can stop this crime wave. If he agrees to help Hobbs, Dom and his team will receive full pardon so that they can return home to their families and resume their lives.
Release date: May 10, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 143 min. Genre: Drama Director: Baz Luhrmann Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Baz Luhrman, Craig Pearce Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin, Ori Marmur, Patrick McCormick Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan Official Site:thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/ Rating:PG-13 Available film art:The Great Gatsby movie posters
Synopsis: Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, would-be writer, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York to become a bond salesman. He rents a house, next door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the upscale village of West Egg in New York. Across the bay lives Nick’s second cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her old money, philandering husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Through the Buchanans, Nick meets golfer, Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki). Daisy encourages Jordan to date Nick and Jordan tells Nick about his rich, mysterious, party-throwing neighbour, Gatsby. It is thus, that Nick becomes drawn into the world of the uber-rich with all its treachery and unscrupulousness.
Release date: April 5, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 91 min. Genre: Horror Director: Fede Alvarez Studio: Columbia Pictures Screenplay: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Mendez Producer(s): Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi b>Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore Official Site:evildead-movie.com Rating:R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. Available film art:Evil Dead movie posters
Synopsis: In Evil Dead, the remake of the 1981 cult classic, five twenty-something friends with plenty of free time are staying in a remote cabin. The five friends discover a “Book of the Dead” and proceed (unwittingly) to summon a host of dormant demons, who are inhabiting the nearby woods. The demons possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Release date: March 15, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 1 hr. 40 min. Genre: Comedy Director: Don Scardino Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Producer(s): Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner, Tyler Mitchell Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey Official Site:theincredibleburtwonderstone.com Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug related incident and language. Available film art:The Incredible Burt Wonderstone movie posters
Synopsis: Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have been raking in millions, for years, performing their death defying illusions in Vegas. When Burt injures Anton during one of the hotbox trick, Anton packs up and moves to the Far East. During Anton’s absence, Guerilla street magician, Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) develops a large cult following that is overshadowing Burt’s Las Vegas act, which seems stale in comparison. Burt must convince Anton to rejoin the act so that they can rediscover their love of performing and take on Steve Gray.
Release date: March 1, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 114 min. Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure Director: Bryan Singer Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin, Ori Marmur, Patrick McCormick Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremmer, Ian McShane, Christopher Fairbank Official Site:jackthegiantslayer.warnerbros.com Rating:PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language. Available film art:Jack the Giant Slayer movie posters
Synopsis:Jack the Giant Slayer is a reimagining of the beloved children’s fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack unwittingly opens a gateway that leads to the world of the Giants. This restarts a war as the Giants seek to reclaim the world that they had lost centuries ago. Jack is forced into an epic battle to save not only his own life, but that of the inhabitants of the kingdom and the life of the princess.
Release date: February 8, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min. Genre: Comedy Director: Seth Gordon Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Scott Stuber, Jason Bateman, Pamela Abdy Screenplay: Steve Conrad, Craig Mazin Cast: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Jonathan Banks Official Site:identitythiefmovie.com Rated:R: for sexual content and language. Official Movie Art:Identity Thief movie posters
Synopsis: In Identity Thief, accounts representtive and responsible family man, Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) has a huge problem. A thief (Melissa McCarthy) in Orlando, Florida has stolen his identity and has racked up a huge debt thereby, destroying his credit. Getting no help from the police, Sandy decides to travel to Orlando and find the thief and bring her back to Denver to face justice. He soon finds out that this isn’t going to be easy as this spunky criminal isn’t going to gve up without a fight.
Release date: February 1, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. Genre: Action & Adventure Director: Walter Hill Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Joel Silver, Alexandra Milchan, Kevin King-Templeton, Miles Millar, Al Gough Screenplay: Alessandro Camon Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Jason Momoa, John Seda, Holt McCallany, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater Official Site:bullettothehead.warnerbros.com Rated:R: for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use. Official Movie Art:Bullet to the Head movie posters
Synopsis: Based on the graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tête, Bullet in the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a Washington DC policeman (Sung Kang), who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.
Release date: January 25, 2013 (Limited Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense Director: Taylor Hackford Studio: Entertainment One (Canada), FilmDistrict (US) Producer(s): Steven Chasman, Matthew Rowland, Sidney Kimmel, Les Alexander, Jonathan Mitchell, Taylor Hackford Screenplay: John J. McLaughlin Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Nolte Official Site:getyourcut.com Rated:R: for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content (nudity). Official Movie Art:Parker movie posters
Synopsis: Jason Statham is a thief named Parker, who has his own code of ethics. He never steals from the poor and he only hurts those who deserve it. On his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his take and leaves him for dead. Determined to get his revenge, he tracks them down and finds them in Palm Beach, Florida. He disguises himself as a rich Texan and enlists the help of one of their targeted victims, a real estate agent named Leslie (Jennifer Lopez). She will supply him with information about their latest plan and together they will intercept the thieves, seize the score and Parker will embark on getting his revenge.
Release date: January 18, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. Genre: Thriller, Drama Director: Allen Hughes Studio: 20th Century Fox Producer(s): Allen Hughes, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Arnon Milchan, Teddy Schwartzman, Remington Chase, Randall Emmett Screenplay: Brian Tucker Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Natalie Martinez, Jeffrey Wright Official Site:brokencitymovie.com Rated:R: for pervasive language and some sexual content and violence Official Movie Art:Broken City Movie Posters
Synopsis: In Broken City, former cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) uncovers a huge scandal when the mayor of New York City (Crowe) hires him to follow his wife (Zeta-Jones).
A Quick Guide to Authenticity: The Concept of Originals
Given the vastness of the market, there truly is something for everyone when it comes to collecting movie posters. As such, it’s easy to find a cinematic treasure no matter where your interests lie (or how small your budget may be).
The only difficulty is knowing where to start, and the concept of what actually constitutes an ‘original’ can throw a lot of new collectors.
In a nutshell, it simply means that the poster was issued for use in promoting or advertising a film – usually in theaters – and not for general sale to the public.
Confusingly however, while nearly all original posters were at one time issued by the National Screen Service, there are a handful movie posters which have been issued by another party (such as by the studio, directly studio or a third-party promo company) and they are still considered to be original. In fact, an even smaller portion of these were never meant to be seen by the public and were intended for industry-insider eyes only. Given their very limited release and circulation, these can be highly desirable and crop up from time to time in forgotten collections and on display in LA film schools.
To further complicate matters, most NSS-issued posters have their own NSS number, usually stamped or printed near the bottom. But a word of warning: a poster can be an original without an NSS number, and just because a movie poster has one doesn’t mean it’s genuine (since the tag is easily faked).
Re-issues, Re-releases and Re-strikes
In terms of originality, it mainly boils down to how ‘authorized’ the poster is; as such, the term ‘reprint’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘fake’ if the print run was conducted by the NSS in an official capacity, and would therefore be an original. Of course, there are plenty of unauthorized reprints out there which are not to be considered originals. These are generally made by fraudsters looking to sell them as the real deal, and are generally easy to identify if you know what you’re looking for.
What aren’t easy to identify are NSS re-strikes, which are authorized but in this case not considered to be original. These were intentionally printed for sales purposes by the NSS or the studio behind a movie, and since they come from the same source, look virtually identical. But as they were mass-produced and not intended for theater display reasons, these are not ‘original’ in any sense and are unfit for investment purposes.
Re-releases are another matter altogether. In the event of a movie’s cinematic re-release (usually a massively popular film), a new poster will be issued to go with it. It can vary massively from the original or not at all, but either way it’s still an ‘original’ in its own right albeit slightly less desirable (in a collectibility sense, at least).
One telling mark is that a re-release poster generally has an ‘R’ prefixing the NSS number.
A Quick Word on Fakes
Avoiding shady or unverifiable sellers is essential if you’re serious about steering clear of fakes. Without naming names, as a general rule online auction sites can act as the primary hunting grounds for scammers. As mentioned, for the most part they’re easy to spot but as technology (and determination) progresses some fraudsters even fool seasoned experts from time to time. Some notable examples:
- Kerry Haggard was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison in 2012 following a string of high-quality poster frauds over the course of seven years. Along with an alleged accomplice (who protested innocence and was never charged), Haggard sold numerous desirable poster replicas convincing enough to pass at auction, nine of which sold for $93k.
- Thomas Rega very nearly got away with a sale of three ultra-rare posters at auction – including a Dracula style B one-sheet – before the elaborate fake was uncovered at the last moment. The Dracula poster alone, if sold, was estimated to fetch around $225,000.
- If you think it’s a skill faking existing posters to indistinguishable standards, consider the work of Pascal Witaszek. In a light-hearted example of poster fakery, Witaszek’s imagining of a non-existent Walt Disney biopic was so credible it started a viral buzz in which scores of people believed it to be a real upcoming movie. Sadly, it’s not.
Don’t Be Put Off – Start Building a Collection Today
Whether you’re looking for something to simply hang on the wall or for a serious memorabilia investment, we take the hard work of authentication out of the equation. Allmoviereplicas.com offer a great range of guaranteed original posters, all of which are in mint condition in a variety of styles and prices.
Movie posters make for superb talking points in a home and with prices as low as $30, they can also serve as thoughtful gifts. In addition, not only can movie posters serve as a fairly solid alternative investment, they provide immediate gratification upon receipt; unlike buying a bottle of 1959 Chateau d’Yquem and keeping it locked in a hermetically sealed box for years, movie posters don’t require any special storage (for the most part) and can be displayed without fear of damaging your investment.