Back To The Future: Future Day
40th Anniversary Release (2015)
UK Quad (30" x 40") Double Sided
UK (Great Britain)
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, Claudia Wells, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Marc McClure, Michael J Fox, Thomas F Wilson, Wendie Jo Sperber
A marvellous and fun original British UK quad film poster for the Robert Zemeckis sci-fi time travel romp trilogy as Marty McFly goes “Back To The Future” for ‘FutureDay’ when on 21st October 2015 (the 40th Anniversary of the first film’s release) all three movies were re-released for an extremely limited engagement throughout the UK and Europe (surprisingly there was no US re-release). The distinctive title logo and of the course the time-travelling DeLorean pop with colour and complemented with a series of blue toned photo montages featuring key characters and scenes from the movie and making for a distinctive poster design. This unrestored example presents and displays to excellent effect being originally rolled (as issued) with minimal handling wear and beautiful deep vibrant colours . A rare and extremely desirable piece of original film memorabilia from one of the most popular and much loved series of movies ever made.“If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style ?”
Trivia: The inspiration for the film largely stems from Bob Gale discovering his father’s high school yearbook and wondering whether he would have been friends with his father as a teenager. Gale also said that if he had the chance to go back in time, he would really go back and see if they would have been friends.…more detail
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What else needs to be said? Anyone that knows anything about filmmaking knows that “Back to the Future“ is one of the best film ever made. Try watching certain movies over and over and see how quickly you get sick of it. This movie is different. The depth and richness of storytelling, the characters, oh my, the characters. Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is easily one of the best and most memorable on screen characters in any film ever. Biff, Griff, Buford (Thomas F.Wilson)…best on screen bully ever! Compare this movie to other epic movies, such as “Star Wars“ – while those types of movies are great in their own right, “Back to the Future“ is different. There is a warmth and comfort to the way that Bob Gale and Bob Zemekis crafted this screenplay. It’s pure genius. And for all of you fans that always have to mention “plot holes” or “minor flaws” – please make sure you have seen every second of the 25th Anniversary set of the trilogy that has an entire bonus disc, as well as more bonus features and two different commentaries on the main discs. Bob Gale is aware of every little detail about his script and talks about it in the commentaries. My true love of this film came as a result of watching all the behind the scenes material – which if you haven’t seen, you must see it if you’re a fan of this movie. It will give you a whole new level of appreciation for this film. As someone that is into filmmaking and a total nerd about directing, cameras, technical details, I can’t get enough of watching and listening to these guys talk about how everything came together just right for this masterpiece to happen. I can’t say enough about this film, its actors and all the people involved in making it. Truly something not to be rivalled and we will probably never see anything close to it ever again.
“After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985…without interfering with his first trip.”
“Back to the Future: Part II“ picks up right from where the first one ends. Marty (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue) goes to the future to help save his children in 2015. Only things go completely off the tracks when Biff (Thomas F.Wilson) in the future steals the DeLorean to change the past for his benefit.
The time travel in this movie is even more complicated. It revisits the 1955 timeline actually make it work better. The scenes where he revisits the same time as the original is truly inventive. The great thing is that it combines with the original to make the whole series even better. It’s seamless integration is what makes this sequel superior to any other sequels. It’s a work of mathematical genius from Robert Zemekis.
“Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.”
Rounding out what turned out to be a hugely popular trilogy, “Back to the Future Part III“ restored the core essence heart of Part 1, whilst simultaneously tying up all the threads with a fully formed story. More sedate in its telling (not hard following on from the manic pacing of part 2) part 3 fuses science fiction malarkey with, well, Western malarkey. All played out with the usual array of clever jokes and series reprises – only in a Wild Wild West setting. An interesting point to note is how the roles of Doc & Marty have been reversed from the first film, here Marty is the maniacal plot axis, whizzing around getting into scrapes as Doc ambles around in love, courtesy of the delightfully classic looking Mary Steenburgen as Clara Clayton. Thomas F. Wilson returns for villain duties as Tannen, a Western bully villain pulled straight out of many a classic Oater from way back in the day, and Lea Thompson & Elisabeth Shue ensure the “past” is not forgotten.
When Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale started making Back To The Future in 1985, could they have envisaged that they would make three films and end up with a steam engine time machine in the Wild West? Possibly not, but as part 3 hurtles (literally) towards the suspense laden finale, two things are for certain. One is that they wisely closed the series down with a surefire coda winner. Two is that between them they crafted one of the most entertaining family trilogies to have ever graced the screen. No doubt about the fact that part one is the uniformly class act of the three, but parts two & three themselves reward groups of all ages
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A generally unused poster with fresh, saturated colors. May have minimal tears at folds. Has no significant holes, no paper loss, may have minor tears along edges, may have fine pin holes.
A poster with bright colour and crisp overall appearance. It may have very general signs of use including slight fold separation and fold wear. It may have pin holes or very minor tears. This is the highest grade allowed for a poster that has been restored either on linen or on paper.
A poster with good colors and overall clean appearance. It may have minor tears small paper loss and minor stains. It may have some fold seperation.
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11 x 14″ printed on heavy stock paper. Used as display in theatre lobbies. Originally made in sets of eight. Some sets have a title card, which contains credits and artwork, essentially a mini-poster. The remaining seven cards are coloured photographic credits and poster artwork showing different scenes from the movie.
14 x 22″ printed on heavy stock paper with the top 4-6 inches usually left blank for the local cinema owner to fill in the cinema and the date it was due to play. Largely discontinued during the 1970’s.
22 x 28″ printed on heavy stock paper. The image displayed is normally a smaller version of the main poster, although some do have different artworks and sometimes come in two versions.
14 x 36″ printed on heavy stock paper. Inserts usually have the same artwork as a one sheet. Popular with collectors since they are smaller and easier to frame. Normally come tri folded or rolled.
STYLE Y/FORTY BY SIXTY
40 x 60″ printed on heavy stock paper. Rare since they were primarily used for major motion pictures only. Designed to be used outside the theatre, on an easel, normally at a drive-in movie theatre.
27 x 41″ printed on paper. This is the most common size of poster, intended to be displayed in a glass “marquee” case. It is the most sought after size by collectors. Since the 1980’s most posters are sent to the theatre rolled and maybe slightly smaller measuring 27″ by 40″ and with the advent of backlit light boxes a growing number of modern movie posters are available double-sided and the more traditional single-sided.
41 x 81″ printed on paper. These were printed on two or three separate sheets designed to overlap, few survive. Used for larger advertising spaces, normally posted on walls, perfect for huge movie theatres the drive-in, where people could see them from a distance. From the 1970’s on, three-sheets were sometimes printed in one piece and issued as “international” versions to be used abroad.
30 x 40″ Most common poster size used in the UK. British Quads are horizontal and may have different artwork to the US one sheet. Like a US one sheet they normally come in two versions. Like a US one sheet they are usually supplied single-sided or more commonly now as a double sided poster.
27 X 40″, printed on paper. Very rarely used size.
13 x 28″ six inches shorter than the US insert, very nice size to frame. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
18 x 26″ Glossy, high quality, used as lobby cards in Italy. Size may vary, either vertical or horizontal format. There are also double Photobusta or mini Photobusta.
(DUE): 39 x 55″ This is the standard poster size used in Italy. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
(QUATTRO) 55 x 79″ Very large Italian poster printed in two pieces, often contains very beautiful artwork.
47 x 63″ (GRANDE) or 24 x 33″ (PETITE) French movie posters normally come with different artwork to either the US or the UK. Like the Italian’s some of the artwork is extrememly beautiful.