“Forged by a god…Foretold by a wizard…Found by a King !”

John Boorman’s 1981 fantastical retelling of Mallory’s Le Mort D’ Arthur is, to quote Nicol Williamson’s Merlin in the film, “A dream to some. A nightmare to others!” What some see as an episodic and hammy sword and sorcery tale is a clever and satisfying retelling of a mythical truth, an abstract approach that shows us Arthur’s Kingdom, a place out of time, in several stages of transition; from dark to golden age, through loss of innocence, and bloody rebirth. Boorman stated that the advertising campaign that accompanied his opus was the perfect complement to his vision of the movie. The artist responsible for this vision was screen poster veteran, Bob Peak. Peak produced some outstanding film posters thoughout his long career and this original 1981 UK quad for the John Boorman Arthurian fantasy is one of his highlights. Beautifully painted artwork this unrestored originally rolled (as issued) example displays to exceptional effect with deep rich colours and striking ‘adult’ fantasy artwork. A rare item and one of the best looking film posters of the 1980’s that represents a hugely collectable piece of original movie memorabilia..

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UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by W.E.Berry Ltd. Bradford

Country of Origin

UK / British


Very Fine plus / Single Sided / Would grade Near Mint but for a ‘soft’ vertical crease


John Boorman


Cherie Lunghi, Corin Redgrave, Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Nicholas Clay, Nicol Williamson, Nigel Terry, Paul Geoffrey, Robert Addie

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