This is the Original (1sh) French Grande movie poster JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS. It was released in 1963 by Columbia to promote the release of the movie. This poster is not a reprint nor a reproduction. The movie stars Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn, Douglas Wilmer, Jack Gwillim, Honor Blackman, John Cairney, Patrick Troughton, Andrew Faulds, Nigel Green, and John Crawford.
The movie was directed by Don Chaffey and the artwork by Charles Rau. This restored and linen backed movie poster is Rolled and measures 46" x 62". With linen it measures 47.75" x 63.25".
Prior to restoration this French Grande poster was Folded. Most original movie posters pre-1985 are Folded.
This is not considered a flaw or a defect. French Grande posters are normally "full-bleed" posters, which this one is.It means that the poster has no border and the image goes all the way to the edges. This original movie poster is graded C8.5 Very Fine Plus. Original movie posters are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc. It is difficult to find any pre-1985 original movie posters graded C10 (Mint). General industry practice is that a restored poster cannot receive a grade higher than C8.5, otherwise this French Grande of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS would be graded C9. This original movie poster is immediately ready for framing and display. Prior to restoration the poster was graded a C7.5 Very Fine Minus. Restoration has corrected light edge wear, slight fold separation and fold wear, mild creases, minor tears, pinholes, and small chips in the cross folds. The colors of the poster are bright, strong, and rich, and if you like (or love) this movie, then the image of TALOS is truly memorable of the movie. TALOS is truly iconic and Ray Harryhausen worked his magic to bring TALOS and the other creatures of the movie (triton, harpies, hydra, and living skeletons of the Hydra) to life.
Certainly one of my favorite movies. Given the Very Fine to Near Mint condition of the poster, and its truly stunning appearance along with the popularity of both this poster in any format and the movie, we believe that this original French Grande of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS has great investment value. In addition, we have not seen many, if any, French Grande original movie posters of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS , and particularly not in C8.5 condition and linen backed. If you have any questions, please let me know.
I have been collecting original movie posters for over 30 years and therefore understand the trust and honesty expected when purchasing original movie posters. We do not use "stock" photos. The item you see is the item you will receive. Thanks for taking a look and for being a original movie poster fan.I have a number of other original movie posters listed and generally we are listing new items each week. The item "JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS Original Movie Poster, C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1960-69". The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.