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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, R-1965). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In this adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi novel, the residents of a small town are initially excited to see a meteor land in the hills nearby. Soon it becomes apparent, however, that it was no meteor at all, but the beginning of an alien invasion that threatens to wipe out all life on Earth. This film stood as the only cinematic adaptation of this story for more than fifty years and with good reason. It was a triumph in its day and has been a revered classic ever since. This very rare re-release one sheet is the most sought-after and rare design for this film. As it features the film's famous alien ships (which were in none of the original release materials other than the B style half sheet) it is considered even more desirable than almost any material for the film's original release. Minor tears were well restored and only minor retouching was done to areas of color chipping along its original folds. This is a wonderful piece that will not likely be seen again for a long time. Very Fine/Near Mint on Linen.

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