James Bond: Goldfinger
Japan B2 / (28.5" x 20.25") / Single sided
Near Mint minus -Very Fine plus; originally rolled (as issued)
Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Gert Frobe, Harold Sakata, Honor Blackman, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton
“You see the gear lever here ? Now, if you take the top off, you will find a little red button. Whatever you do, don’t touch it. You’ll release this section of the roof, and engage and then fire the passenger ejector seat.”
007’s third screen outing “Goldfinger” in 1964 saw the template introduced for all future James Bond movies with a spectacular set-piece finale at Fort Knox Gold Depository, Kentucky with Bond (Connery) not only having to fight off the titular ‘Goldfinger’ and his henchman ‘Oddjob’ but also defuse a nuclear bomb; all in a days work for a 00 Agent. A striking mixture of artwork and photo montage for this Japanese B2 features a great image of Connery as Bond at the centre of the action with a design that is exclusive to the first release in Japan and not found anywhere else. Presented in excellent unrestored rolled (as issued) condition this presents superbly with minimal handling wear and represents a fantastic piece of collectable James Bond cinematic memorabilia from the Sean Connery era.
Trivia: First appearance of a laser beam in a movie. In the original script, the scene had a spinning buzzsaw (as in the novel) until it was decided that such an image had become commonplace and unoriginal.
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Original James Bond: Goldfinger Movie Poster
“James Bond (Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger’s personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? “
“Goldfinger“ was everything that James Bond, action movies and escapism in general ever could amount to. Dated it may be, laughable back-projections yes! outrageous jump-suits and hair-styles….but still no one has come up with a better Bond film. Much of the credit for this fantastic film must go to the (then) new Bond Director Guy Hamilton, who ushered-in here an acknowledgment that Bond must grow and develop as a character and the ability to be able to send both himself and the series up via some smart dialog. How they ever managed to get away with the name “Pussy Galore” on screen, still staggers me!…The gadgets hit a new high with this third outing which at the box office that year blew most everything else off the screen. At the London cinema premiere, they had the famous Aston Martin DB5 actually there in the foyer…and you people think the latest Tom Tom ? Garmin sat nav has some meaning?…guys! Its taken them fifty years to make publically available the satellite tracking system used here. That’s how far ahead of its time it was!…Was this packed with memorable dialog too? “This is GOLD Mr Bond!” “Lovely sport!” “Oh, he had a pressing engagement,” “You don’t look like the sort of girl should be ditched!” and the quintessential “I never joke about my work 007” Gert Fröbe‘s villainous Auric Goldfinger has never been improved upon and Harold Sakata‘s bad-guy Oddjob simply never equalled…Goldfinger had everything. It stands as perhaps THE icon of 60’s movie-making and for those lucky enough to have been around then, it remains the most beloved of nostalgic revisitations.
A poster that has never been used or displayed and may show the most minor signs of age and wear. The poster should have no holes or tears.
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.
An average poster with overall fresh color. May have tears, minor paper loss, minor hazing. Paper may be brittle due to age, may have minor stains. May have a small amount of writing in an unobtrusive place. May have medium or major restoration.
A poster with faded colors and brittle paper, showing significant signs of use. May have tears and paper loss. May have tape, writing, stains in image area. In need of restoration or had major restoration.
A poster that is worn, torn, and/or damaged. May have staining, cracking, dry rot, and/or large tears. May be heavily soiled, may have pieces missing. In need of major restoration.
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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.