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Bluntly, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the greatest science-fiction film made to date with memorabilia avidly sought and collected, particularly ‘country of origin’ examples…Offered here is an outstanding British UK quad film poster for the 2001 ‘titular’ Anniversary release. As you would expect colours are deep and unfaded with ‘Star-Child’ imagery and the iconic ‘Space Wheel’ from Robert McCall’s original 1969 artwork perfectly integrated into this eye catching design. An incredibly rare film poster (the only one I have ever offered for sale) with a strictly limited number printed and issued in very low numbers to cinemas showing the film. Exact figures are not available but the rumoured print run is said to be less than 200. Totally original and unrestored in exceptional, rolled (as issued) condition…With its exceptional scarcity and the Film’s historical cinematic influence it represents a true investment grade piece of original highly collectible cinema movie memorabilia. A science fiction fantasy, it is one of the most original films ever made, by one of the greatest ever film-makers.
Trivia: In the premiere screening of the film, 241 people walked out of the theater, including Rock Hudson, who said, “Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?” Arthur C. Clarke once said, “If you understand ‘2001’ completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered.”…more detail
1968, 2001 ‘Special’ Release to coincide with the Title
UK Quad (30" x 40") Double Sided
UK / British
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Frank Miller, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester