Apocalypse Now


1980 Japanese B0 39x62" (99x157cm)

Artist: Peak, Bob (1927-1992)

Grade: Fine


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English title: Apocalypse Now

Poster title: 地獄の黙示録

Artist: Peak, Bob (1927-1992)

Poster Year: 1980

Poster Origin: Japanese

Size: B0  39x62"  (99x157cm)

Style: vertical style

Film title: Apocalypse Now

Film Year: 1979

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Film Actors: Marlon BrandoMartin SheenRobert DuvallFrederic Forrest

Film Genres: Drama| War

Film Plot: During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Categories: AuteurBold ColorsWarFilmLarge Posters

Keywords: 1970s1980sabstracthelicopterredsunVietnam

Grade: C6  Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/fold wear, slight separation at the top of the vertical fold, some edge damage at the top left side, slight scuff marks on the top right edge, and minor tanning along the top of the poster mostly visible in the white border.

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Price: $425

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is a loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness. Everything about the film, it’s plot, its characters, even the troubled production and the director’s health and sanity, is like slow-motion descent into madness. Despite featuring very little of the actual ‘war’, Apocalypse Now is perhaps the seminal film about the confusion and insanity permeating the conflict. This titan of a film 100% SHOULD have won best picture at the 1979 Academy Awards. The fact that it lost out to Kramer vs. Kramer is one the biggest travesties in Oscar history. The upset is often attributed to the Best Picture win for Deer Hunter the year before — apparently Academy voters didn’t want to have back-to-back wins for films about the war, which was still fresh in everyone’s mind. Sigh.

This vertical style Japanese B0 poster uses a similar abstract design to the smaller B2, but it is indescribably more rare. This is the only copy I’ve seen or heard of.

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