Movie posters are kind of an art form. They gotta convey the emotion and feel of a film while being static and giving you tons of information about the film. The movie poster for 1927 Fritz Lang sci-fi classic Metropolis (you can watch it on Netflix) could sell soon for as high as $1 million.
The rare poster was purchased by collecter Kenneth Schacter in 2005 for $690,000. Schacter went bankrupt and it was seized as a part of a chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy case. In March, movieposterexchange.com offered to buy it from him for $850,000. Yes, all this money is being thrown around for a movie poster.
Schacter has quite the poster collection as well. He also has a poster for 1933′s King Kong and a one-sheet teaser for The Invisible Man. His entire collection comes to just about $5 million. In fact, THR’s initial story about the poster being worth $1 million pushed the case from chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy to chapter 7 liquidation.
Would you ever buy a movie poster for $1 million? And hey, what do you think The Dark Knight or Avengers posters will be worth in 40 years? Wait a minute… grab as many of those posters as you can. [THR via Moviefone]