A gallery of the original movie memorabilia I've acquired over the years.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
"Major Charles Rane Has Come Home to War!"
"There's a storm brewing in this man. They took his arm. They took his family... and his soul." "Rolling Thunder" Original Insert.
This film is fantastic. It's about a man who comes home from Vietnam after being held as a POW in Hanoi for several years. Major Charles Rane (William Devane)and his friend Johnny (Tommy Lee Jones) return home to a great reception and Maj. Rane receives a silver dollar for every month he served his country, but when some two bit hoods see the silver dollars on TV they break into his house and steal them. His wife and daughter are killed, and the Major loses his hand in the process. Once he heals up, he sharpens his new prosthetic hand and loads up on weapons, finds the perpetrators, and he and his friend go to war again. (This is now available on Warner Archive MOD DVD and it looks fantastic.) Trailer here. From 1977.
An interesting note on movie posters: All original movie posters are printed by National Screen Services Corporation on the year that the film is to be played. Half Sheets and Inserts have a number in each corner. The first two digits of this number are the year of the film and the other digits are the number of the film to be released that year.