“Penguin, Joker, Riddler and Catwoman, too ! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate !”
Long before Tim Burton re-invented him, Chris Chris Nolan re-imagined him and Ben Affleck played him as an older more mature Caped Crusader there was “BATMAN” 1960’s style, as the decade’s most popular TV show was bat-ransported to the big screen. “Batman: The Movie” is such a gloriously camp, cheesy movie it deserves a truly special poster and this original British UK quad film poster from first year of release 1966 doesn’t disappoint. With imagery that was unique to Britain, Tom Chantrell’s dynamic and colourful artwork perfectly encapsulates the decade (swinging 60’s) and light-hearted tone of the film. His design and layout is superb featuring all the key characters with Batman & Robin (rightly so) taking centre stage. Not only the best looking (IMHO) of the paper from the 1966 campaign it certainly holds title as being the rarest and hardly ever appear for sale. It is a WOW factor poster; unrestored with bright vibrant colours and beautiful graphics, this originally folded example is a very cool looking poster…I am a huge Batman fan (all incarnations) and this is one of my favourite Batman posters…A rare chance to purchase one of the scarcest Batman posters ever produced and a magnificent item of collectable memorabilia from an icon of modern pop culture.
Trivia: Originally planned as the pilot film for the Batman (1966) TV series, the movie was instead produced between the show’s first and second seasons. The producers took advantage of the larger budget to have a number of new Bat-gadgets constructed, such as the BatBoat.…more detail
UK Quad / Single Sided / (30″ x 40″) / Printed in England. Stafford & Co Ltd. Nottingham and London
British / UK
Very Fine minus ; originally folded (as issued)
Leslie H Martinson
Adam West, Burgess Meredith, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Lee Merriwether