Movie posters called "original" by collectors, are those distributed by movie studios to movie theatres to advertise a film, when it is released (or re-released) in theatres. The number of original movie posters printed for a given film is limited. In addition, these posters are not intended for sale to the public.
In theory, they are returned or destroyed after film exploitation. Fortunately for collectors, a small number of theatre-used movie posters escape destruction and thus become collector's items. Original movie posters are also the most sought after cinema documents by collectors.
The posters offered for sale on this website are ORIGINAL movie posters, apart from a few clearly identified exceptions (example: promotional posters signed by an artist, art reproductions in limited editions).
Note that there are very different movie poster formats from one country to another, and within the same country. The most used formats in France today are the 120x160cm and 40x60cm posters, but there are many others. For each country there is one or more basic format, that is to say the one most often used for cinema promotion. To find out more, see our page dedicated to movie posters' sizes.
There are two great categories of Movie Stills:
French lobby cards are usually printed on flexible paper, known as Heliography, but french Deluxe and Prestige sets are printed on argentic paper or on cardboard. US lobby cards and UK lobby cards are usually printed on hardback paper ; they are usually issued in sets of 8.
These Autographs are movie collectibles having an authentic signature of a movie artist. Each of them is by definition, unique !
A movie script, also called screenplay, is an essential part of movie production. It describes scenes and dialogues and may give some technical direction. There are two great kinds of movie scripts:
Pressbooks are sent by studios to medias and theatres and contains a series of info useful for film advertising (e.g. film synopsis, cast, crew, visuals…). It is very difficult to find them UNCUT!