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Although Western films were shown during the Soviet era in the Communist Bloc, American publicity materials were banned, allowing the state-commissioned artists to operate with total creative freedom from the demands of the big Hollywood studios, offering quirky interpretations which often had little reference to the film.
Issued for the first Czech release of Dino De Laurentiis' 1976 monster remake starring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges, Zdeněk Vlach's inky design is haunting in it's simplicity, the bold white title taking centre stage against the shadowy hulk of the giant ape clutching a beautiful blonde in his monumental hand.
A commercial success, the film won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Unfolded, not backed. Minor dog-ear crease to lower left corner. Image and colours excellent.
KING KONG, 1989
Czech A1 or A3
Backed on linen
Czech A3, 15½ x 11⅛ in. (39.4 x 28.3 cm.)
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Rock Paper Film was founded in 2017 by Caitlin Graham – a leading expert in vintage posters and entertainment memorabilia. Her invaluable experience to source, research and authenticate posters from around the world ensures that the brand’s selection is wholly unique and incredibly rare.
Specialising in movie and music posters from the 1920s to the present day, Rock Paper Film only sell original posters. This means posters that were printed in limited quantities for display in cinemas at the time the film was shown or for promotional purposes in advance of an album or tour.