Originally Posted by trek737
Found this site. They have a good selection of double sided posters for light boxes. Any one have and experience with this site?
What makes the first two under thirty and the third $70.00? How popular the movie / poster is?
I like these three to start off with...
Again, I am not the greatest expert on modern posters, and there are a lot of folks who can probably give better answers over on www.allposterforum.com
movieposter.com sells both legitimate and repro posters, but is good about listing the repros as such. Their prices tend to be a bit high, and you could likely get those first two for $10-15 with some searching. Of course, this is a no-fuss way of getting them, and there are a lot of other issues such as shipping costs and quality of packing. Many dealers rely on those triangle tubes from the post office and they simply don't stand up to the wear and tear. You end up with a wrinkled or mangled poster.
Why a certain poster sells for more is a complex subject. Probably best to say "magic" or "witchcraft". It is usually a matter of supply and demand. The Star Trek you showed was an advance poster ("Coming Soon"). They tend to sell for more as fewer are printed. Sometimes a poster is recalled, and then everybody has to have one and the price skyrockets into the hundreds of dollars. Some examples are the Pulp Fiction one with the Lucky Strike cigarette pack. RJ Reynolds sued and they were forced to reissue with a generic cigarette pack. Another was the Dark Knight "Why So Serious" poster that was recalled after Heath ledger's death. Yet another was the Dick Tracy with Madonna and the caption "Mind if I call you Dick?"
Sometimes a poster for a bad movie goes crazy because of rarity and design. Recent examples include "Hobo With a Shotgun" and "Red Tails". But usually it is difficult to tell ahead of time what is going to start a frenzy.