Friday, August 23

Today's Badass Find: Magnetic Video Corporation Poster for their 1980 VHS of Alien (1979)


 Nope, can't say I've ever seen this before, an ad for the very first home video release of Ridley Scott's Alien!


5 comments:

Richard of DM said...

Holy crap! That is awesome!

Jon Goss said...

Magnetic Video Corporation was one of the first companies to license and release movies on VHS/Beta format. Fox later bought the company. I have this print framed! (#3041 of a 10,000 print run) and with no creases either.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the name of the artist? I remember this poster being all over the place in 1980. I was around 10 and wanted one real bad.

I'm shocked it hasn't been released for sale over the years.

A. said...

The xenomorph just looks so happy to offer it to you.

sheez said...

R. M. Laslo is the artist. Very clearly signed in blue 50s style script, bottom left. Most likely a high end commercial graphic artist of some description.

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