Capitalising on the sci-fi space craze in the wake of Star Wars, EON Productions' opted to postpone filming For Your Eyes Only in favour of loosely adapting Ian Fleming's Moonraker as the eleventh instalment in the James Bond series. And so Roger Moore's fourth outing as agent 007 saw him head into outer space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and recreate humanity with a master race. Despite production costs more than double those of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), the space-age lark became the highest grossing 007 movie to date, until usurped by Goldeneye in 1995. The Japanese B2 featured the same spectacular silvery artwork by American artist Daniel Goozee, which pictured Bond in a spacesuit rather than his typical tux, as the British and US poster campaigns.
Very good to excellent (B+)
Unfolded, not backed. Minor edge wear. Light undulation to paper due to being very lightly and softly tri-folded with a stack of other posters at one time. United Artists logo blacked out with marker pen at lower right. Image and colours excellent.