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Did you know... that sadly there are now minty white Japanese repro posters entering the hobby?

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Added: 10/15/2018

Here at eMoviePoster.com Central, our hearts sank a couple of weeks ago when we received a consignment of Japanese billboard posters from famous Japanese rubbery monster movies, that LOOKED good on first inspection, but once we turned them over we could immediately tell they were modern fakes, for the paper they were printed on was NOT of the right vintage, and the backs of the posters were far "whiter" than vintage Japanese posters of the time these movies came out. On closer inspection, we could also see that the printing is not of the same sharpness and clarity of originals of that time.

We HOPED that these were all there were (perhaps someone was selling copies of these ultra rare Japanese billboard posters because the originals are beyond scarce, but those hopes were soon dashed when we received several other similar repros of other sizes of Japanese posters (see the list below).

There is no point running pictures of these, because they would look the same as originals (you need to see the backs, and look closely at the printing quality). These are the ones that we have either heard about or ones that we have been consigned:

Japanese billboard posters (3 B1s that go together):
Rebellion (Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu also known as Samurai Rebellion)
King King VS Godzilla
Godzilla VS the Thing
Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster

Japanese STB Tatekan 2p:
Rebellion (Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu also known as Samurai Rebellion)
Dr. No (R72)

Japanese B1:
Rebellion (Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu also known as Samurai Rebellion)

Japanese B2:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (yellow Japanese title/white English title version)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (both styles of original and R69 posters)
other "Audrey Hepburn films"

Unknown Japanese size:
You Only Live Twice
Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster
"Bruce Lee Titles"

This is of course eerily similar to the U.S. "minty white inserts that showed up in our hobby around 20 years ago, and have plagued the hobby ever since. They are sold as originals (to this day on eBay, which is a massive black mark against that company).

If you are not very familiar with the U.S. "minty white inserts (or never heard of them), you can read a long summary about how they entered the hobby in an archived message of this very club HERE: https://www.emovieposter.com/club/returnmessage.php?id=423

You can also find much more about the U.S. "minty white inserts by reading other club messages that mention them, found HERE: https://www.emovieposter.com/club/archive.php?rows=40&simple=&keywords=minty+white

IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE SPREADS THE WORD QUICKLY ABOUT THESE NEWLY DISCOVERED JAPANESE MINTY WHITE REPROS, SO THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE CHEATED BY THEM.

Please do all you can to spread the word about them, and if YOU have any information to add about them (especially about WHO is making them), please email us ASAP and we will share your added info with the entire club.


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