Pulp Fiction Advance One Sheet: Beware of Bootlegsadmin
The Advance One Sheet for PULP FICTION was recalled due to a dispute with Lucky Strike (a Lucky Strike cigarette pack appears on this poster). There are a ZILLION licensed AND unlicensed reprints/bootlegs of this one sheet, always on ebay being sold as originals when they are not. They were printed soon after the recall so they have been around just as long as the original, fooling many collectors and dealers. THESE ARE NOT ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTERS, THEY ARE REPRODUCTIONS. Some (not all) of the bootlegs have been stamped on the back with an authentic looking “Miramax” stamp. Some bozo in Rochester N.Y. got the bright idea of putting a Miramax stamp on them to try and make them appear more authentic. The problem is that MIRAMAX HAS NEVER PUT A STAMP ON ANY MOVIE POSTER. THIS IS A COLD HARD FACT!! See if you can find another Miramax film with a stamp on the back of its poster….you can’t. And, these “Miramax stamped” bootlegs are IDENTICAL to the reproduction poster. The printing quality is also very poor when compared side by side with a known original.
The original measures EXACTLY 27 1/8″ x just over 40″ and the paper is on a heavier stock than the bootleg/repro. If you look closely at the top edge of the original poster there are white “crackles”. On the bootleg these are cut off slightly. Also, on the bootleg there are white “specks” on Uma’s cleavage. The bootleg is smaller and measures exactly 26 7/8″ x 39 13/16″.