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  • Big Trouble in Little China Movie Poster

    Big Trouble in Little China


    “They told Jack Burton to go to hell…and that’s exactly where he’s going !”

    A very COOL poster and a fantastic example of the supremely talented British film poster artist Brian Bysouth’s work.  (Brilliant interview with Eddie Shannon Film on Paper). This original “Big Trouble in Little China” movie poster has it all; incredible graphics, great detail & amazing colours. It is very rare and one of the scarcest John Carpenter movie posters from the 80’s to find. The original UK quad movie poster offered here is from first year of release, 1986 and displays to excellent effect. Originally rolled (as issued) it is presented in incredible unrestored condition and is the best example of this poster I have ever offered for sale. In true investment grade condition, this genuinely rare cult classic from the Carpenter archives represents an extremely desirable and collectable piece of movie memorabilia.

    Trivia: John Carpenter and Kurt Russell explain on the audio commentary that the test screening was so overwhelmingly positive, that both of them expected it to be a big hit. However, 20th Century Fox put little into promoting the movie, and it ended up being a box-office bomb. In addition, the film was released in the midst of the hype for Aliens (1986), which was released sixteen days afterwards. However, it went on to be a huge cult hit through home video. Carpenter and Russell explained that the reason the studio did little to promote the film, was because they simply didn’t know how to promote it.

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