1986 Japanese B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
Grade: Very Fine
English title: Aliens
Poster title: エイリアン２
Poster Year: 1986
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
Style: bottom title style
Film title: Aliens
Film Year: 1986
Film Directors: James Cameron
Film Plot: The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Grade: C8 Very Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Unused poster with only minor handling/edge/surface wear. Would grade higher if not for some light surface wear, some very minor rippling on the edges and the paper having somewhat yellowed over time.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
Aliens was James Cameron’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s break out sci-fi horror hit from 1979. And while Scott’s film only featured a single xenomorph stalking the crew — Jaws style — Cameron was brought on to ramp up the action in the sequel. Fresh off of his own break out hit, The Terminator, Cameron went big in pretty much every way possible — a faster pace, endless aliens, a platoon of colonial marines, and much, MUCH more firepower! The end result was a modern sci-fi horror classic!
Nearly all B1 posters are rare in Japan as very few of the larger size posters were printed compared with standard B2 posters. This B1 for Aliens is no exception with only several examples having ever surfaced. It also features a similar design to the recalled US 1-sheet — a powerful image of Ellen Ripley’s hero character — but studios deemed too violent/scary by including Newt’s character. The US 1-sheet was quickly replaced with a (boring) text only design, but luckily this intense image still made it on some of the foreign paper.