Non U.S. movie posters of American films often times surpass U.S. posters in design quality. For example, the Italian and British version of The Godfather features a profile of Marlon Brando unlike the U.S. version making it highly sought after. The Australian posters for Halloween are the only posters from the first Halloween movie to actually feature Michael Myers making them extremely collectible and hard to obtain. The From Russia With Love poster from the U.S. can not even compare to the beautiful stone litho French version.
Measure approx. 30″ x 40″, come on both paper stock and card stock. Horizontal format. Most common and most collectible of British movie posters. Used to be issued folded, now issued rolled.
BRITISH HALF SHEET
Measure approx. 22″ x 28″ just like the American half sheet and uses the same format. Can be rolled or folded and not as common as the British Quad.
BRITISH ONE SHEET
Measure approx. 27″ x 40″ just like our American one sheet. Printed in Britain for use in other countries such as Canada or African states. Used to be issued folded but now come rolled.
BRITISH DOUBLE CROWN
Measure approx. 20″ x 30″.
BRITISH FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH) STILLS
Measure approx. 8″ x 10″.
Measure approx. 13″ x 30″. Issued folded in 3. Daybills are a perfect size for framing and make great decorations for the home. They are scarce and often feature unique and superior artwork. Virtually all daybills are now hard to obtain, they are becoming increasingly popular due to the very low number of each produced. They are a good investment in entertainment history.
AUSTRALIAN ONE SHEET
Measure approx. 27″ x 40″ just like our American one sheet. Used to be issued folded but now come rolled.
FRENCH 47×63 ONE PANEL (Grande Affiche)
Measure approx. 47″ x 63″. Almost always issued folded. Very large and VERY POPULAR among movie poster aficionados. This size poster always makes a statement and dominates a room. The standard French movie poster.
FRENCH TWO PANEL
Measure approx. 63″ x 94″. Almost always issued folded.
FRENCH EIGHT PANEL
Measure approx. 160″ x 120″. A HUGE billboard size poster usually issued in 8 pieces. Almost always issued folded.
Measure approx. 15″ x 21″. Almost always issued folded.
FRENCH 23×31 (Petite Affichette)
Measure approx. 23″ x 31″. Almost always issued folded.
FRENCH DOOR PANEL
Measure approx 60″ x 23″. Almost always issued folded.
GERMAN 23″ x 33″ (A1)
GERMAN 16″ x 23″ (A2)
GERMAN 11″ x 16″ (A3)
GERMAN 33″ x 46″ (A0) VERY RARE SIZE
GERMAN 46″ x 66″ (A00) VERY RARE SIZE
All German posters are almost always issued folded.
ITALIAN ONE SHEET
Measure approx. 28″ x 39″. Almost always issued folded. Also known as Foglio.
ITALIAN TWO SHEET
Measure approx. 39″ x 55″. Almost always issued folded. The most common type of Italian movie poster. Also known as 2-Fogli. The standard Italian movie poster.
ITALIAN FOUR SHEET
Measure approx. 55″ x 78″. Almost always issued folded. Also known as 4-Fogli. This size poster always makes a statement and dominates a room.
Measure 13″ x 28″ – similar to our insert, but on paper stock.
Measure 14″ x 20″ until the late 50’s when the size changed to 20″ x 28″ and/or approximately 18″ x 26″.
ITALIAN DOUBLE PHOTOBUSTA
Measure 28″ x 40″ until the late 50’s when the size changed to 40″ x 48″.
Come in these primary sizes: B2 20″ x 28 1/2″ (most common), B1 29″ x 41″, 14″ x 21″, 23″ x 30″, . Chirashi are small approx. 8″ x 10″. Japanese movie posters from before WWII are almost impossible to find.
Come in 3 primary sizes: 11″ x 17″, 14″ x 22″, 22″ x 34″.