This is an original, French grande movie poster from 1982 for the initial, theatrical release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1982) starring Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Larroquette and Allen Danziger. Tobe Hooper directed the cult-classic horror film. The movie was screened at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival but was subsequently banned in France in 1977 (without a theatrical release). The film was not released in French theaters until May 5, 1982 and this poster was printed to advertise that first release.
The poster measures 43" x 62.5" and is in very good to excellent condition with minimal creasing along some of the folds from long-term storage. The poster was folded at the time of printing. 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 black squares in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This very rare and collectible poster, printed in 1982 to promote the French theatrical release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1982 (First theatrical release)
Size: 43 in x 62.5 in (109 cm x 159 cm)