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Framed Sci-Fi Movie Posters

I have a special place in my heart for Logan's Run despite the terrible special effects. Or maybe BECAUSE of the terrible special effects. You might say, "Give 'em a break. It was the '70s." But Star Wars came out a little under a year later, so ... yeah.

ashli143


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Seriously? In college I went on ebay and bought A Clockwork Orange poster for $8.00 then I went to my local Hobby Lobby who framed it for $25... I also had the option to buy a poster frame (thinner) that was on sale for $10. This is ridiculously overpriced for a "bargain online store."

philmills


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The price does seem a little high...

...so let's talk about the movies instead. I'd hang all of these on my wall except for


  • Oblivion
  • I Am Legend
  • Serenity


All the rest are truly classic sci-fi (as much as I LOVED Firefly, Serenity has a hard time standing on its own).
So glad that they did the 1982 John Carpenter version of "The Thing" instead of the remake/prequel from 2011.

magiccarpetrides


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The Metropolis one and Blade Runner looks pretty awesome...except you guys are right $69 does seem like a chunk of change...maybe to cover shipping the akward size?

mbreit1286


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Honestly, it's so hard to find a good, quality JC The Thing framed poster around that I got one. One of my favorite films.

choralmusic


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I'd be ALL OVER a Wrath of Khan poster. ALL OVER IT.

calculon68


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choralmusic wrote:I'd be ALL OVER a Wrath of Khan poster. ALL OVER IT.



You mean this one? I used to display this one in my office, but everyone kept asking why Khan had such butch-looking makeup.

cubdavid


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yes come on you guys are woot! bring the price down. 1st tron was great 2nd tron still good enjoyed them both! and the special effects in logans run well as far as the computer stuff went are still good i'd love to have those props in my home!

JiggaWagga


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philmills wrote:The price does seem a little high...

...so let's talk about the movies instead. I'd hang all of these on my wall except for

  • Oblivion
  • I Am Legend
  • Serenity


All the rest are truly classic sci-fi (as much as I LOVED Firefly, Serenity has a hard time standing on its own).
So glad that they did the 1982 John Carpenter version of "The Thing" instead of the remake/prequel from 2011.



I agree with Oblivion and I Am Legend... but man. You're hurting a lot of feels putting Serenity in that list.

moles1138


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Logan's Run is an awesome movie despite the lousy effects.

dealstalker


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philmills wrote:The price does seem a little high...

...so let's talk about the movies instead. I'd hang all of these on my wall except for

  • Oblivion
  • I Am Legend
  • Serenity


All the rest are truly classic sci-fi (as much as I LOVED Firefly, Serenity has a hard time standing on its own).
So glad that they did the 1982 John Carpenter version of "The Thing" instead of the remake/prequel from 2011.



I'm with you on Oblivion and I Am Legend, and can see your point re: Serenity (this does nothing to damper my love of that show/movie, of course).

However, Independence Day should be leading that list. That movie is laughably yet terribly awful. MST3K awful. To list the flaws would be a complete threadjack, so two words should suffice: Cousin Eddie.

RaiderSPE


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Sweet Serendipity... in for, oh damnit. nevermind.

rgraf2503


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It really depends how good the frames are on these. Ive spent $300 no problem framing art/posters. Wood frames usually arent cheap. But without knowing the quality its tough to know whether this is a good deal

calculon68


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JiggaWagga wrote:I agree with Oblivion and I Am Legend... but man. You're hurting a lot of feels putting Serenity in that list.



Feh. Serenity's poster really isn't that good. Doesn't scream iconic Sci Fi to me, regardless how good Summer Glau looks.

jonests


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is this 27x40 with frame included?

NuAngel


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I'm with ashli143 on this one. $10 poster in a $15 frame. Even with additional markups the fact that these are over $45 is a COMPLETE insult. If even one person ever bought one of these framed posters at their "original" price, you can safely call them "the 1%."

This one time, I wooted off in public.

wisenekt


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If these are anywhere close to the Star Wars posters that they sold a bit ago, then it is worth it. This is not a cheap poster and a crappy frame from a discount store.

lummer5000


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"Crappy special effects"???!!??
I'll have you know that Logan's Run won a Special Achievement Oscar for its visual effects.

chuckf1


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lummer5000 wrote:"Crappy special effects"???!!??
I'll have you know that Logan's Run won a Special Achievement Oscar for its visual effects.



Well isn't that special!

runadi


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so we have framed movie posters and it has cost over $100 to do so. My question is the quality or the type of frame and glass that is used. The price is really good if it is a decent quality frame. Does anyone know where I could do additional research on this?

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lummer5000 wrote:"Crappy special effects"???!!??
I'll have you know that Logan's Run won a Special Achievement Oscar for its visual effects.


Must not have been a stellar year for special effects. You can see the strings holding the Carrousel victims, "Box" the robot is laughable, but the one that takes the cake is the moving hologram of Michael York's head, which looked ridiculous even when the movie came out. And the miniature dome city looks even less convincing than a set out of "Thunderbirds".
But I still love this film. By the way, the latest news about the planned remake are not good at all.

russwjohns


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Ah, Logan's Run. Precursor to The Hunger Games.

So this is where the Woot! nerds hang out.

What? No THX-1138, No Fahrenheit 451?

jkastorff


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Get to the chopper!

fargois


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Just curious, but are these posters reproductions of the original posters, or are they from the original run when the movies first came out? If they are reproductions, I would think that they are way over priced, if original posters, well, the opposite.

ChuckleNorris


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dealstalker wrote:I'm with you on Oblivion and I Am Legend, and can see your point re: Serenity (this does nothing to damper my love of that show/movie, of course).

However, Independence Day should be leading that list. That movie is laughably yet terribly awful. MST3K awful. To list the flaws would be a complete threadjack, so two words should suffice: Cousin Eddie.



What?! Independence Day is arguably the best non-revolutionary war science fiction 4th of July movie starring Jeff Goldblum ever made. Hands down...

Higgin2030


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runadi wrote:so we have framed movie posters and it has cost over $100 to do so. My question is the quality or the type of frame and glass that is used. The price is really good if it is a decent quality frame. Does anyone know where I could do additional research on this?



Under "Specs" tab, it says this is a Backlot Art poster. These same size posters in their store on Amazon are $16.48 for the 27x40 size (poster only, no frame), but all reviews say they are of high quality. Also, the features list the frames as
•Wood frame with metal hanging wire
•Non-glare Plexiglas so your poster will look its best from any angle even in highly lit areas

So they are wood, but plexi-glass front, not actual glass :/

BTW - my fav is a 3-way tie between The Forbidden Planet, War of the Worlds, and Day the Eath Stood Still. Classics!

olcubmaster


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lummer5000 wrote:"Crappy special effects"???!!??
I'll have you know that Logan's Run won a Special Achievement Oscar for its visual effects.



Oh right - it wasn't crappy special effects. They were cool - I liked the hologram scene.

It was the entire movie that sucked. It was the first one I ever considered walking out on. But I stuck it out till the end and to this day it is the hallmark of bad by which I judge all others.

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

GDragonSage


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Yeah, these prices make me sad too. Some of these are really great posters. I particularly love Tron's, Close Encounters's, and Forbidden Planet's posters.

sandman569


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I have war of the world signed by a cast member professional frame job COA had it on E-bay for $100. Not a bite . This may be a little less then Shopping Mall prices but way over price end of the day do it your self

Mark dandrea

craigthom


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rgraf2503 wrote:It really depends how good the frames are on these. Ive spent $300 no problem framing art/posters. Wood frames usually arent cheap. But without knowing the quality its tough to know whether this is a good deal



I agree. Those cheap crappy frames others are mentioning probably don't have Plexiglas over the artwork, either. If they've got anything it's thin cheap plastic. This is a large frame.

I haven't spent $300 on framing, but I have spent $150, and I would expect to spend this much just to get something framed (with me supplying the artwork).

Of course, if you don't mine having a crappy frame, or if you don't mind just thumbtacking a poster to the wall, then, yes, this is expensive.

craigthom


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fargois wrote:Just curious, but are these posters reproductions of the original posters, or are they from the original run when the movies first came out? If they are reproductions, I would think that they are way over priced, if original posters, well, the opposite.



I have a bunch of framed art in my house, and in only a few cases did the art cost more than the framing (off the top of my head the Mighty Mouse animation cels cost more, and I'm sure one or two others did). So you are paying more for the frames.

Backlot Art sells just posters, too, in their Amazon.com store. The posters without frames come in two sizes and cost between ten and twenty dollars.

gorbag


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calculon68 wrote:Feh. Serenity's poster really isn't that good. Doesn't scream iconic Sci Fi to me, regardless how good Summer Glau looks.



Summer Glau is the definition of iconic Sci Fi.

ruscal


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Does anyone know if these are real movie posters (double sided, suitable for putting in a light box) or if they're just prints of the movie posters (only single sided, which can look pretty washed out when hung in a light box)?

--Ruscal

philmills


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JiggaWagga wrote:I agree with Oblivion and I Am Legend... but man. You're hurting a lot of feels putting Serenity in that list.



I may or may not be harboring some ill will from Whedon offing Wash and Book.

mattl255


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Did anyone get their movie poster yet? Mine still hasn't shipped.

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mattl255 wrote:Did anyone get their movie poster yet? Mine still hasn't shipped.


Hi there. As stated on the sale page, these are "Made to Order" and will ship in 7-10 business days. And we have a holiday in there.

Patience, dear wooter.



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