“The New James Bond…Living on the edge…It’s the only way he lives”
1987 was the end of a historic movie tradition as Brian Bysouth produced the last artist drawn painted James Bond film poster (Fascinating Brian Bysouth interview with Eddie Shannon of Film on Paper) for Timothy Dalton’s 007 debut as “The most dangerous Bond…Ever” in “The Living Daylights”. Bysouth has used the classic image of Bond viewed through the end of a gun barrel to fine effect and further embellished the finished design with great action scenes and marvellous renditions of the latest Bond-girl, Maryam d’Abo and of course the classic Aston Martin (in this case a V8 Vantage Volante)…Bysouth’s imagery proved incredibly popular and was adopted by many of countries for the cinematic release including Japan. The original 1987 Japanese B2 movie poster offered here is presented in excellent unrestored, rolled (as issued) unfolded condition and perfectly suited to this portrait style. Colours are bright and unfaded, the black background a deep black and the white areas truly bright with the Japanese lettering adding an air of the exotic. Hugely desirable and very collectible, it would be a worthy addition to any collection of James Bond movie memorabilia.
Trivia: The casting of Frederick Warder and Glyn Baker as 004 and 002 was intentional, due to their resemblance to George Lazenby and Sir Roger Moore, respectively. For the movie’s opening scene, the writers wanted to toy with the audience’s expectations of which of the 00 agents was Bond.…more detail
Japanese B2 (20" x 28.5")
Very Fine plus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Art Malik, Caroline Bliss, Desmond Llewelyn, Jeroen Krabbe, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Maryam d'Abo, Robert Brown, Timothy Dalton