Original Vintage Movie Posters - SimonDwyer.Com

One owner collection of 100+ UK quads from the 70’s and 80’s

It’s always nice to know where a poster has been used and this particular collection comes to us from a retired cinema manager in South West Wales. Working his way up from apprentice projectionist in the late 40's to manager during his five decade long career, he finally retired after screening an astonishing number and variety of films. This month, we're mainly showcasing posters he collected over the 70's and 80's – a period which is particularly hot with collectors and investors right now.

Taken as a group, they provide a fascinating and wonderfully nostalgic look back over those two decades but, unlike most collections, this one covers all the genres because he was showing them all in the cinema. We obviously have the mainstream collectible titles – James Bond, Star Wars and Back to the Future – but there is so much more covering the crazes of the day like breakdance, BMX, Kung Fu and those risqué sex comedies with stunning posters that promised so much but delivered so little. For those of us that were teenagers in the 70's, this is truly zeitgeist material, the like of which we will never see anything remotely similar again. How about a double bill of British sit-coms, Porridge and Rising Damp? Together in the cinema on one night! If you weren't there, you probably wouldn't understand.

It’s all in there. Horror, comedy, romance, music, drama and sci-fi. And Top Gun. No film sums up the eighties better than Top Gun. I love Top Gun.

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10/ Private Benjamin double Bill Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
10/ Private Benjamin double Bill 80's UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Two 1980's female icons in one double bill. Folded with pinholes in the corners, otherwise fine.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £395
Notes: One of the best Disney adventures ever with an all star cast (Kirk Douglas, James Mason and Peter Lorre), this film won two oscars and was nominated for two more. A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. This 1976 British re-release had newly commissioned artwork that is widely regarded as the best on this title. This is the 1976 UK quad. Folded with pinholes, otherwise Fine.
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A Room With a View Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
A Room With a View 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £50
Notes: Maggie Smith and and Helena Bonham Carter star in Merchant Ivory's oscar winning romantic comedy. This is a country of origin British quad poster for this very British classic. Folded.
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Airplane Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Airplane 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £95
Notes: An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane can't be an ex-pilot that's afraid to fly? It's true. But don't call him Shirley. The all time best spoof movie. First release poster from the UK, folded with pinholes in the corners, otherwise fine.
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Airplane/ Life of Brian double Bill Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Airplane/ Life of Brian double Bill 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £35
Notes: Classic 1980's comedy double bill two of the most important comedies of the decade. Folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Amadeus Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Amadeus 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £95
Notes: Multi award winning biopic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This is the quad poster from the first release in the UK. Folded with pinholes, otherwise Fine.
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American Werewolf in London Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
American Werewolf in London 1981 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £185
Notes: An american tourist is attacked by a werewolf. An American Werewolf in London is one of the best horror black comedies ever. This is a rare UK quad from the first release..Folded with pinholes, otherwise Fine.
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Avalanche Express Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Avalanche Express 1979 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £45
Notes: Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw star in this espionage thriller. Thi si sthe UK quad from the 1979 first release in 1979. Folded in excellent condition.
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Back to the Future Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Back to the Future 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £645
Notes: He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. Oscar winning movie that became a legend. This is the first release poster in the UK. Folded with pinholes, otherwise Fine.
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Batteries Not Included Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Batteries Not Included 1987 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £35
Notes: Tiny aliens come to the aid of the residents of an apartmet block. This is from the first release in the UK in 1987. Folded in excellent condition.
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Battle Beyond the Stars Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Battle Beyond the Stars 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: One of the best of the Star Wars inspired movies, this one has a story by John Sayles and the legendary Roger Corman as uncredited director. This is from the first UK release in 1980, folded in excellent condition.
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Beat Street Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Beat Street 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: At a time when Hip Hop and street music was still a novelty, this really captured the mood of the 80's. Rae Dawn Chong stars in this 1984 classic. Thi is from the first UK release in 1984, folded with a few pinholes.
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Bitch (The) Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Bitch (The) 1979 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £75
Notes: The Bitch is a super kitsch tale of seventies disco starring Joan Collins. This is from the first UK release in 1979, folded in excellent condition.
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Black Venus Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Black Venus 1983 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £85
Notes: With artwork by Tom Chantrell, this is a rare country of origin British quad for this 1983 Sexploitation movie. It's interesting to note that it features Mandy Rice Davies who became famous for her part in the notorious Profumo affair that brought down the government in 1961. Folded in excellent condition
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Blue Lagoon Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Blue Lagoon 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Groundbreaking at the time, this 1980 movie starred Brooke Shields and explored themes of love, romance and the coming of age of two shipwrecked children on a desert island. Folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Blues Brothers Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Blues Brothers 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £525
Notes: The Blues Brothers is a cult classic starring Ackroyd and Belushi "on a mission from God". This poster is from the film's first UK release, folded in excellent condition, with no pinholes, tears, marks or damage.
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BMX Bandits Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
BMX Bandits 1983 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £65
Notes: BMX bikes exploded in popularity in the early 80's and this film cashed in on that craze. Thi si sfrom the first release in the UK in 1983, folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Bounty (The) Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Bounty (The) 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £125
Notes: Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins star in this classic tale of mutiny on the high seas. This is a first release UK quad poster from the 1984 first release. Folded in excellent condition with just a few pinholes denying it a higher condition grade.
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Brazil Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Brazil 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £185
Notes: Inspired and surreal view of the future directed by Terry Gilliam and nominated for two oscars. This is the country of origin UK poster with alternative artwork from the first release in 1985, folded in excellent condition.
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Breakdance Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Breakdance 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £85
Notes: The 80's were a time when new music and dance cultures were sweeping the world and breakdancing was one that really caught the public imagination. Released as Breakin' in the USA and Breakdance in the UK, this gave the public what they wanted. From the first release in 1984, folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Breaking Glass Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Breaking Glass 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £95
Notes: Capturing the zeitgeist of the post punk era and the winter of discontent in the UK, this was one of many excellent music based films to hit the screens in the 80's. Starring Hazel O'Connor and Phil Daniels, this summed up the 80's for teenagers at the time. This is a rare country of origin UK quad poster from the I1980 first release, folded with pinholes in the corners only.
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Can’t Buy Me Love Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Can’t Buy Me Love 1987 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £35
Notes: Classic high school teen movie from 1987 starring a young Patrick Dempsey. This is from the first UK release, folded in excellent condition.
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Carrie Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Carrie 1976 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £95
Notes: Sissy Spacek stars as the eponymous Carrie in Stephen King's classic horror from 1976. Often held up as one of the finest and most influential horror films of all time, it continues to work on multiple levels with modern audiences. This is from the first UK release in 1976, folded with pinholes in the corners only.
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Chain (The) Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Chain (The) 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Very rare country of origin UK quad poster for this British comedy about a house moving chain with a host of British stars. Folded with pinholes.
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Christina Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Christina 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £30
Notes: Jewel Shepard stars in this 1984 softcore drama which had a very limited release in the UK. This is the UK quad, folded.
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Color of Money Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Color of Money 1986 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Paul Newman returns with Tom Cruise in this sequel to the pool hall classic, The Hustler. Folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Color Purple Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Color Purple 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: This extraordinary multi-oscar winning film from Steven Spielberg starred a host of famous names including Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey and Laurence Fishburne among others. Not just a great film but an important film. This is the UK quad from the first UK release in 1986 folded with pinholes.
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Comancheros Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Comancheros 1961 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £245
Notes: Rare UK quad for John Wayne classic western. Folded in excellent unsed condition.
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Convoy/ Sweeny 2 double Bill Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Convoy/ Sweeny 2 double Bill 1978 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £30
Notes: Classic double bill of two 1978 films. You don't get more 70's than this... Folded with pinholes.
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Death Hunt Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Death Hunt 1981 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £35
Notes: Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin star in the crime thriller. This is the UK quad from the 1981 first release, folded with pinholes only.
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Death Race 2000 / Rollerball Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Death Race 2000 / Rollerball 70's UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £85
Notes: Double bill of 70's sci-fi action action movies set in dystopian futures. UK quad folded with pinholes.
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Death Wish 2 Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Death Wish 2 1982 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Charles Bronson stars in the sequel to the iconic Death Wish. Foldedwith pinholes.
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Deathsport / Dynamite Women Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Deathsport / Dynamite Women 70's UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Double bill of 70's action movies – one sci-fi and one comedy. UK quad folded with pinholes.
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Deer Hunter  Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Deer Hunter  1978 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £225
Notes: Robert de Niro and Christopher Walken star in Micael Cimino's oscar winning Vietnam epic. This is the UK quad from the first release, folded with pinholes in the corners only.
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Desperately Seeking Susan Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £75
Notes: Roberta is desperate to be Susan. Susan is wanted by the mob. The mob finds Roberta instead... Superior comedy with Madonna in fine form. This poster is from the 1985 first UK release, folded with pinholes in the corners only.
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Dogs of War Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Dogs of War 1980 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £35
Notes: Based on the best selling Frederick Forsyth novel, this is the rebellion mercenary film from 1981. UK quad folded with pinhols.
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £30
Notes: Bette Midler stars in this 1986 comedy. This is the UK quad from the first release, folded with pinholes.
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Dracula Sucks Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Dracula Sucks 1979 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £175
Notes: Following the late 70's vogue for crossover movies between the world of porn and mainstream cinema, this vampire sexploitation move starred many of the biggest names in adult cinema, including the legendary John Holmes. This was the UK quad for the edited softcore version for UK audiences, folded with pinholes.
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Dragnet Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Dragnet 1987 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £65
Notes: Dan Akroyd and Tom Hanks star in this wonderful spoof homage to the hugely successful TV series of the same name. This is the UK quad from the 1987 first release, folded in excellent condition.
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Educating Rita Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Educating Rita 1983 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £45
Notes: Country of origin UK quad for this very British film, starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Folded with pinholes in the corners.
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Electric Dreams Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Electric Dreams 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £95
Notes: For many, this was the music soundtrack to the 1980's with tracks from a roll call of British and US pop stars. This is a rare country of origin UK quad for this joint UK/US production from the first release in 1984, folded in excellent condition.
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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals  Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals 1977 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £65
Notes: Directed by Joe D'Amato, this Italian made sexploitation horror was very different to the usual soft focus Emmanuelle fare. This is from the first UK release in 1977, folded with pinholes.
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Emerald Forest Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Emerald Forest 1985 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £30
Notes: Stunning film and a stunning poster. Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil. Boothe's son (played by Charlie Boorman - son of director John Boorman) is kidnapped by a rain forest tribe, and raised as one of their own. Boothe continues to look for him and after many trials and adventures, stumbles upon him. This is from the 1985 UK first release, folded in excellent condition with pinholes in the corners.
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Enforcer (white text style) Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Enforcer (white text style) 1976 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £125
Notes: The Enforcer was the third in the Dirty Harry series with Clint Eastwood. From the first release in the UK, folded with pinholes only.
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Evita Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Evita 1996 UK quad 40"x30" Very Good/Fine £45
Notes: Hit musical about the life of Eva Peron, starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. This I sthe UK quad poster from the 1996 first release. Folded with overall wear and pinholes.
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 UK quad 40"x30" Fine/Near Mint £1,500
Notes: While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari (250 california spider) and did it...all in a day. Classic stuff and for many this was the defining film of the 1980's. From the first release in the UK, folded in excellent condition with no pinholes, marks, tears or fading.
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Flashpoint Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Flashpoint 1984 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £30
Notes: Crime drama starring Kris Kristofferon. This id from the 1984 first release in the UK, folded with pinholes.
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Flesh Gordon Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
Flesh Gordon 1974 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £95
Notes: A parody of the original serial Flash Gordon (1936) with a strong sexual campy flavor. Not only is there nudity any time there is any excuse for it, but many of the scenes are staged as closely as possible to the old serial shots. This poster is from the film's first release. Folded with pinholes in the corners.
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For your Eyes Only Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
For your Eyes Only 1981 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £695
Notes: Classic James Bond imagery. 007 is assigned on an urgent mission to recover an important piece of british technology called the ATAC system. The only lead that Bond(Roger Moore) has is the murder of a marine archeolagist and his wife whose daughter, Melina, seeks revenge on their killers. 007 and Melina (Carole Bouqet) team up to find answers. Excellent folded condition with just a few pinholes.
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French Lieutenants Woman Original Vintage Movie Poster  
Title Year Nominal size Condition Price
French Lieutenants Woman 1981 UK quad 40"x30" Fine £75
Notes: Karel Reisz's adaptation of John Fowles's novel was nominated for 5 oscars. The poster features the world famous Cobb (harbour wall) from Lyme Regis where the story takes place. From the first UK release in 1981, folded with pinholes in the corners only.
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