Please help with this movie poster

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  1. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey folks, not sure where this thread should belong; hopefully it's right here. My brother is a huge movie poster fan and wants a Return of the King poster. I found this one:

    http://www.hollywooddreamsonline.com...l.aspx?ID=1193

    It's huge and I know he'd love it. My questions are:
    Is this a reliable website? Is this poster "official"? I'm not too educated on what to look for with movie posters. Is there a quick 5-10 page FAQ on movie posters?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    Hmm, I clicked the link and looked around. I don't know anything about them. I saw a poster I desperately wanted and even put it in a "cart" but then I noticed a strange thing. They're selling Trilogy Tuesday Gifts (http://www.hollywooddreamsonline.com...l.aspx?ID=1217) with no indication (via text or price) that they were limited editions given freely to TT-goers. Are they fake? Are they real? If they're real does New Line/Weta know about this?

    The price is unbelieveably reasonable for such a "limited edition" item!

    I don't know. It's odd. I still want my poster though. I hope someone else chimes in.
     
  3. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been doing a little reading over at http://www.learnaboutmovieposters.com but haven't found anything specifically related to a poster like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    You realize that's not a poster though, right? It's a banner, and is humongous. Normal posters are 27x40. This is 48x68.

    I've bought a bunch of posters from Hollywood Dreams. Most recently, my wife got me the six Return of the King teaser posters from them, for Christmas. They're fantastic, and as far as I can tell, originals.
     
  5. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes I know it's a big one, and I'm hoping my brother will appreciate it[​IMG] Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    So it's been almost a month since I ordered from these punks. I STILL have NOT received my poster. I'll keep you updated. As far as I'm concerned, stay away from them.
     
  7. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    So it finally came. You should see the condition it's in...my God:

    www.public.asu.edu/~mat2222/pictures/posters/

    It was shipped in two smaller cylindrical tubes TAPED together. What a joke. Look at the damage. I'll keep you updated on IF he'll send me another one.
     
  8. ZacharyTait

    ZacharyTait Cinematographer

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    First of all, that sucks.

    Second of all, I hope you either get your money back or another poster in perfect condition.

    Third of all, could you put the pics on seperate pages or put a list of links to each photo? It would help a lot to see the posters and tubes.
     
  9. Steve Felix

    Steve Felix Supporting Actor

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    Of the four posters I've received from eBay sellers, two of them were destroyed in exactly the manner your picture shows. I'm all too familiar with the fold pattern a bent poster tube makes. I hope you can get it replaced since the tube(s) were obviously deficient. (In my case they were perfectly fine tubes that the USPS managed to maim anyway.)

    www.learnaboutmovieposters.com is a great site by the way, with a friendly, active forum populated by serious pros (some major names in the business).
     

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