This is an original, Italian 4 Fogli theatrical movie poster from 1979 for The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, and Chuck Aspegrent. Michael Cimino directed the Academy Award-winning film.
The Deer Hunter was released in Italy on February 27, 1979 and played for several months. When the film won the Best Picture Academy Award in April, new posters were printed with a graphic indicating Oscar win. This rare poster was printed before the Academy Awards and has no award graphics. it also has a distinct, day-glo coloring.
The poster was printed in two sections designed to overlap and measures 55” x 78”. It is in very good condition with some creasing, smudges, and tiny tears along the top, white edge. The poster was folded at the time of printing and there are pinhole separations at the top left and top center cross-folds. Most folds flatten out nicely for framing and are often desirable for vintage, collectible movie posters.
Please look closely at the photo (this is the exact poster you are buying). It is not cropped or a stock image. The small, black squares in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This very rare and collectible poster, printed in 1979 to promote the initial, Italian theatrical release of The Deer Hunter, is not a reprint or reproduction.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1979 (first theatrical release)
Size: 55 in x 78 in (140 cm x 198 cm)