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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) POSTER, BRITISH, SIGNED BY JOHN CARPENTER

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) POSTER, BRITISH, SIGNED BY JOHN CARPENTER

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) POSTER, BRITISH, SIGNED BY JOHN CARPENTER

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) POSTER, BRITISH

SIGNED BY JOHN CARPENTER, DIRECTOR


30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)


This sci-fi action film was co-written, directed and co-scored by John Carpenter, and stars Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine and Isaac Hayes. The film is set in a future world of 1997, where crime is uncontrollable, and Manhattan is a maximum security prison. The US President's plane is brought down in a district of Manhattan, and an ex-convict, played by Kurt Russell, is sent in to rescue him. 


This poster was signed by John Carpenter after performing at a Release the Bats Tour concert. It is rare for anyone to have an original film poster signed, as the majority of signatures are on pieces of paper, photographs and video/dvd sleeves. It is unusual to have the film's poster with you when you try to obtain signatures.


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Linen-backed. Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.


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