“It is a world where sandworms 1,000 feet long guard creation’s greatest treasure – the spice that prolongs life. And enables the mind to fold space and slow time. Where a prophecy will be fulfilled. And a young leader with incredible powers will emerge to command an army of five million warriors in the final battle for control of a universe and its source of ultimate power. The planet called Dune.”
Much like Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” released two years earlier, David Lynch’s “Dune” (1984) received lack-lustre reviews and a poor box-office return on its initial release. Jump forward to today and “Dune” is now regarded as a genre defining masterpiece with a loyal and devoted fanbase. The poor box-office resulted in any associated cinema advertising material being junked and disposed of, making any paper highly desirable and collectable appealing not only to film fans but fans of the bestselling Frank Herbert novels. This original Advance ‘Coming To A Theatre Near You’ US one-sheet movie poster from 1984 features the beautiful ‘two moons’ artwork. Originally rolled, as issued to the cinema this superb example displays to excellent effect (the high gloss finish to the artwork makes it hard to photograph, any additional black marks to the dark areas are shadows) being presented in totally unrestored high grade condition that represents a fantastic piece of scarce original sci-fi movie memorabilia for an incredible looking movie.
Trivia: The total number of production crew came to 1,700. This movie required eighty sets built on sixteen soundstages. More than six years in the making, it required writer and director David Lynch‘s work for three and a half years.…more detail
Advance ‘Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You’, US One Sheet / (27" x 41") / Single Sided
United States (USA)
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
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