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There has been a lot of interest in the thread where you build acoustical panels and use movie poster prints to cover them. The original thread can be found here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1316623/diy-custom-printed-movie-poster-acoustic-panels-cheap

Many images have been posted in the thread, and many others have been requested. I suggested we start a thread to consolidate those images requests, so here it is:

2001


A New Hope


Batman


Battlestar


Blade Runner


ET


Last Star Fighter


Return of the Jedi


Star Trek


Star Trek


Star Trek


Transformers


Tron


Apocalypto, ET, Kill Bill, Goonies


Casino Royal, The Amazing Spider-man, The Wolverine


Unforgiven


The Wolverine, Star Wars, Mission Impossible 2


300, Armageddon, Conan


Gladiator, Dark Knight, Rambo


These were too large for thumbnails:
Middle Earth Map
Back To the Future
Gandalf
World Map





Hi-Res Textless Movie Posters
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The photos of mine that you pulled from my thefolkes.com site are full size ready for printing.

The others that you grabbed from other posts in particular the sets of 3 were reduced in size for posting on this site. The full size files would not be able to be posted. Would need to get the original editor to send you the full size file if you want to print.
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Very cool thread.

Are these free, and resize for Postering!?!? not too sure that's even a word...

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Disney sued a company called Moviegoods several years ago and won a significant judgement. Moviegoods had been selling reproductions of Disney theatrical posters.

The outcome of the suit was that a company did not have a right to reproduce the poster as it was a copyrighted work. However, re-sales of theater distributed posters were permitted under the first sale doctrine. Nobody else has said a word about any of this, and the studios seem to be releasing their own high quality images lately.

I would be careful about any Disney image, and technically speaking, reproducing any poster is illegal. However, I doubt anyone will come knocking as long as you don't make a business out of it.
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Disney sued a company called Moviegoods several years ago and won a significant judgement. Moviegoods had been selling reproductions of Disney theatrical posters.

The outcome of the suit was that a company did not have a right to reproduce the poster as it was a copyrighted work. However, re-sales of theater distributed posters were permitted under the first sale doctrine. Nobody else has said a word about any of this, and the studios seem to be releasing their own high quality images lately.

I would be careful about any Disney image, and technically speaking, reproducing any poster is illegal. However, I doubt anyone will come knocking as long as you don't make a business out of it.

I agree that there is always a legality concern with any original piece of artwork. I know that these type of threads exist elsewhere on the internet on fairly large (not "back-water") web sites without issue, at least to date.

This topic originally was a spin off of the DIY Movie Poster Acoustical Panel thread here. Nobody is making reproduction movie posters to sell, but are having images "printed" on to fabric for their own personal use. Gray area? Probably. The things that keep Disney and the like away from any suit is that these aren't being sold, they aren't truly 1:1 reproductions on poster paper, and most importantly, Disney (or whomever) isn't already making a similar product and thus losing money on people printing them on fabric.

So, while I still agree that it is gray area, I don't think that anyone here will be sued unless someone tries to make actual posters on poster paper. Then again, I am no lawyer, thankfully. biggrin.gif
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Understood, and I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade here. I was just saying that a low profile might be a good strategy. Stay below the radar and all that.

Personally, I prefer collecting and displaying the real thing, but I do understand this.
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Understood, and I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade here. I was just saying that a low profile might be a good strategy. Stay below the radar and all that.

Personally, I prefer collecting and displaying the real thing, but I do understand this.

I agree with you 1000% I was making comments to put people a little at ease, not to argue with you. Sorry if it came across that way.
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What we are doing lives in a very large grey area. I've dealt a lot recently with copyrights with both my job, and in doing some things with my wife. If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting with the DC or Marvel folks regarding the rights to their characters... YIKES... These guys are on their game and don't let anything slide.

Here were a couple things I learned (ie I was told flat out from one of their legal team):
1) If it's "art" / something you made, as long as you call it something like, "Justice" vs "Superman" then you're safe.
2) If you are using it for personal use and not selling it it's just not worth it to them to bother with a suit.

In the case of the movie posters, all the above applies. Additionally, we are a unique group of folks. We spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on home theaters. We are the people who buy movies in Beta, VHS, DVD, HD DVD, Bluray, and whatever comes next. We are their bread and butter, so they also have to walk softly among us. So if my wife takes an image of a movie poster, and spends hours cleaning it up, removing some text and adding some effects, it's now a unique piece. If we use it for personal use and derive no profit there is no reason to waste their resources to go after us.

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24" x 36" at 150dpi with no borders







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A couple more.... Again 24" x 36" at 150dpi





The next one was requested to be a bit larger at 53" wide x 30" tall at 150dpi. This image was surprisingly hard to find in a decent quality and still needed some tweaking to get the clarity, yet "grittiness" that was desired.
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Nice thread! Keep coming.
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Nobody has asked for my editing work lately, so I haven't bothered to do any more.
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Nobody has asked for my editing work lately, so I haven't bothered to do any more.

I'll have to look through my list to see if they have all been covered.

I'm pretty sure Princess Bride is still outstanding biggrin.gif

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I don't have a Princess Bride one that I know of....
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How about horror movies posters along with more sci/fi and fantasy. I see you already posted quite a few, How about Aliens, Saw, Resident Evil, Terminator, the list could continue and continue. How do you convert the artwork. Or do you prefer we keep posting and requesting additional art work. I know someone that owns his own vehicle accessory shop and recently started silk screening t-shirts and graphics for autos. I was thinking of asking him if he could copy some images to fabric so I could use them on acoustic panels. Can I take any image and have him stretch it to fit or does the image already need to be sufficient size so their are no pixels showing up. (24in x 36in or 24 in x 48in) etc.

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