“…Essential masterpiece; powerful De Niro; simply one of the best films of all time…”
This is certainly one of the most intense films Scorsese has directed, and one of the most important of his career. It is an iconic motion picture that will stand the test of time for years and years to come. The movie poster that accompanied the Czech release of Martin Scorsese’s Oscar winning Jake La Motta biopic “Raging Bull” was equally as striking. Czech artist Zdenek Ziegler has impressively adapted the close up image of La Motta (De Niro) from the US & British campaigns and added a ‘devilish’ tone to the design. The originally rolled (as issued), unrestored example offered here has minimal handling and displays & presents to excellent effect with deep unfaded colours. Very rare, as it received a very limited release in Czechoslovakia and was only shown in a handful of ‘art-house’ cinemas. A must have title for the serious collector or fan it represents a fantastic item of good looking collectable movie memorabilia.
Trivia: The reasons why the film was made in black and white were mainly to differentiate it from Rocky (1976), as well as for period authenticity. Another reason was that Martin Scorsesedidn’t want to depict all that blood in a color picture. Also, in the book, Jake LaMotta says “Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I’m looking at an old black and white movie of myself. Why it should be black and white I don’t know, but it is.”…more detail
1980, 1987 – first release of this movie in the Czech Republic
11 3/4″ x 16 1/2″ (30 x 42 cm), Czech One Sheet (Small)
Near Mint minus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Joe Pesci, John Turturro Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Colasanto, Robert De Niro, Theresa Saldana