Escape from New York
1981 Japanese B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
Grade: Very Fine
Poster title: Escape from New York
Poster Year: 1981
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
Style: Snake style
Film title: Escape from New York
Film Year: 1981
Film Directors: John Carpenter
Film Plot: In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.
Grade: C8 Very Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Unused poster with very minor handling/edge/surface wear, only some very slight wear in the upper left and lower right corners stop this from being graded higher.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
From John Carpenter, the original master of the genre film–a torch now carried by Quentin Tarantino). Escape from New York is easily one of Carpenter’s best and most beloved! It’s not surprising that Kurt Russell considers it his favorite film and Plissken his favorite role. Part dystopian sci-fi, part exploitation film, all badassery.
This Japanese poster is insanely rare in this larger B1 size. In fact, it’s the only copy I’ve ever seen or heard of! It features one of the best images of Snake Plissken from any country. The barb wire through the title is also printed in metallic silver ink. Interestingly, it’s also probably one of the very first posters printed for this movie — Escape From New York has it’s world-wide premiere in Japan a full month before it was released in the US!