The New Barbarians



The New Barbarians

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UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided

Country of Origin

UK / British


Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)


Enzo G Castellari


Anna Kanakis, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Giancarlo Prete, Thomas Moore, Timothy Brent

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“Dealers in death… exterminators of the 21st century…”

Does exactly what a film advertising  poster was meant to do…gets you to go and watch the movie. An all-action post apocalypse masterpiece by one of the best and most prolific movie poster artist’s; Brian Bysouth.  It’s fair to say that Enzo Castellari’s futuristic sci-fi actioner “The New Barbarians” (AKA Warriors of the Wasteland) was never going to feature at the Oscars with its mix of “Mad Max”, “Star Wars” and “Rollerball” influences, but it does entertain with some stylish scenes and is a perfect example of the B movie sub culture. From first year of British release this 1983 UK quad film poster is a truly fantastic looking film poster, perfectly suited by the British quad design and a very desirable item. Coming from the personal collection of the artist Brian Bysouth this superb example has been signed by the great man; a lovely clear signature along the bottom right border. In this excellent unrestored original condition it is a tough find and presents to an a very high standard and is easily the best example of this cult poster I have ever offered for sale with the minimal of handling wear. Originally rolled (as issued) this standout piece has deep, vibrant colours and stunning memorable sci-fi imagery. An extremely collectable and rare film poster that typifies film making in the 80’s .

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Film Description

The New Barbarians Movie Poster

“Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.”

Violence violence violence! I do love a good B movie filled with great humor (thanks, Fred Williamson), bad English dubbing, and some seriously senseless destruction of life, limb and personal property with no clearly explicated purpose.. it makes me wish that my local theater would pick up dubiously awful and forgettable garbage like this so I could at least feel like I got my seven bucks’ worth and be sure I’m not contributing to some Hollywood millionaire’s personal Scientology donation fund.

I have never seen so many people explode in my life. There is at least one exploding person in each scene. There are no less than three decapitations in The New Barbarians. One guy’s body even twitched after he had his melon lobbed off by a chassis-mounted, multibladed personal decapitation device. Wow.. there were some kind of great special effects in this movie, too. Well, that is to say that plenty of money was spent on explosions, fake blood, improvised costumes and cars converted into wild, freewheeling killing machines.

Fred Williamson plays a very proud mercenary in post-nuclear holocaust Earth, and boy does he ever do it with STYLE! He even gets a girl by the end. This movie has one of the best (ahem, most laughable) science-fiction artsy sex scenes ever done – inside a green cellophane tube, the girl in a bodysuit and the man shamelessly naked, all the while cutting in and out to scenes of the actors sitting by a polluted lake, discussing how they understand their respective life circumstances. It’s about as awkward and hilarious as one could get short of sex on the Starship Enterprise with Data. This would be a good movie to show if you are trying to illustrate a psychological or sociological point about the human relationship with aggression and violence, because there isn’t really much of a plot without the violence. In fact, the ends of the plot lie in the destruction of one group of people, who believe that their life purpose is the destruction of all humanity, so there you go. Take a good look at the costumes – lots of cool hats, codpieces, stockings.. it only gets better as the flick rolls on…Enjoy.



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.