Money problems, anyone? Then, no auction for you this time! Don’t get me wrong, but if you’re not in the mood of spending one million dollars for a movie poster, then why the hell are you reading this?
Oh, right, you love Metropolis look. We all do, but only one wealthy asshole out there is going to buy an original one-sheet from Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent masterpiece, because it’s going to auction soon.
What’s so interesting about this poster? I have no idea, but I do know that it is only one of four remaining the world and was in the possession of collector Kenneth Schacter. Schacter has an entire poster collection, which is valued at $5 million, but as you already guess – he will soon have to sell them. See, I already speak about “them” as if they were people…Damn money!
Anyway, that impressive collection includes three most valuable pieces: the Metropolis poster, then we have an original King Kong poster, and at the end – a teaser poster for The Invisible Man.
As for Metropolis, we’re actually talking about the international version of the poster, where we see the first use of the robotic woman image that has became the iconic representation of the film.
The poster had been offered for sale in March for $850,000, while Schacter paid a still-record $690,000 for it back in 2005.
The auction is expected to take place sometime toward the end of the year.
Don’t start the party without me!