Shutter Island



Shutter Island

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UK Quad / (30" x 40") / Double Sided / Advance

Country of Origin

UK (Great Britain)


Near Mint – Mint / Rolled (as issued)


Martin Scorsese


Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Jack Earle Haley, Leonardo di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams

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“Someone is missing !”

Dark, gritty and brooding…this is a fine looking and rare original UK quad movie poster for Martin Scorsese’s 2010 psychological thriller “Shutter Island”. Designed by BLT & Associates this is the Advance “9th October” version. Presented in excellent rolled (as issued) condition it appears almost faultless and represents an investment grade example of quality original film movie memorabilia for one of Hollywood’s greatest actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)…Director (Martin Scorsese) partnerships.

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Film Description

Shutter Island Movie Poster

“Some Places Never Let You Go”

Everyone knows the typical Martin Scorsese film. Normally there is a mob present, or in most cases, a tough brute who loves to flash the “F” bomb in almost every sentence. But what about a thriller? I mean sure, we have seen it in “Cape Fear“, probably one of my personal favorite remakes. But what about a top notch mind bending thriller that really makes you think. Something the likes of which we have never seen Mr. Scorsese do. But given his previous works of art, its really hard to doubt that he cannot pull this off.

Grasping the concept of this movie is a no brainer. There is a mystery on this island filled with crazy people, but you can tell that there is a lot more under the surface. Yeah, it doesn’t sound that original…but my oh my, you just wait until Scorsese begins to pick at your brain. Not since “Taxi Driver” have I seen Scorsese really make a valiant attempt at a character study of someone going insane. In “Taxi Driver”, its like your in the back seat……watching as Robert De Niro slowing progresses into his insanity. With Shutter Island, its like your inside the mind of Leonardo DiCaprio, and everything is starting to crumble. Scorsese really does a fantastic job of toying with your mind. You cannot help but second guess everything your thinking, but then again, I think that was the ultimate goal and yes, that was hint towards the end, which i think will raise a lot of debate. Now I always hear the phrase “Twist and Turns” when someone describes a decent thriller. Then i see the movie, and i say to myself…”That was a Twist and Turn? It felt more like a road bump.” But in this case, Scorsese really does re-define the term. Because in this film, you really have a hard time judging what is actually real, and what is not…and what you think is happening, is actually not happening at all…that is a twist and turn people. Not you finally figuring out who the masked killer is at the end…okay, im sorry that all thriller movies are not like a Scooby Doo episode.

And since we are on the subject of crappy thrillers…I am so glad that Scorsese chose not to use elevated music in some of scenes. For example, someone jump out of a dark corner…in most cases, the music is raised and the audience jumps…but in this movie, Scorsese doesn’t add any music at all…he just uses the fear of an eerie set to make your skin crawl. Much like an old Alfred Hitchcock movie. However, there is music in this, and let me tell you, it is so very fitting. You can tell Scorsese has been down this path before, so he sort of used the same style that he did in “Cape Fear”, with Benard Herman’s deep, dark, and haunting tones that just pull you in more and more. Honestly, there is not one bad aspect of this movie. The acting, the directing, the score, the cinematography…..all pieced together with one hell of a script.

Bottom Line…Shutter Island is what a thriller is suppose to be. Especially a psychological thriller. I thank god for directors like Scorsese because this movie really isn’t his type of film. My guess is he saw enough crap in this genre’ and had enough so he threw his hat into the ring and gave a rebirth to the classic Hithcock type thriller.

Vintage Movie Posters Grading Criteria

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.

Near Mint
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.

Very Fine
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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Most Popular Poster Types

US Posters

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.

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.

FRENCH Posters

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.