Poland, 1972
33" x 22.5"
Andrzej Bertrandt Art

U.S.A., 1972
1 sheet
The text in the poster at left reads:
MINDBENDING!... SOLARIS is the nearest the cinema has come to capturing the of modern science fiction with it's (sic) intermingling of time and ... NATALYA BONDARCHUK is the most seductive other- worlder the has yet shown us". PETER STRICK / SIGHT and SOUND. It is at once the most fantastic work of art I have ever envisioned in my wildest most dream. It is super, super artistic... Trying to give a graphic feeling of the film of all time is trying to say the least... no two persons will see it alike, will take what they need or want from it". VALENTINE SHERRY / NEWS / N.J. "TARKOVSKI is one of the best things to happen in world cinema in a long time". MONTAGU / SIGHT and SOUND. "The BEST SCI / FICTION FILM EVER MADE"... WINNER OF GRAND JURY / FILM FESTIVAL AWARD. ... a SCI/FI PICTURES CO... MAGNA DISTRIBUTING... directed by TARKOVSKI.
alternate scan
U.S.A.

Alternate version (insert)

Original Russian poster, 1972
23" x 33"

alternate scan

The poster was made for export, and used in e.g., GDR. The release of Solaris in the Soviet Union was very limited; there is no known Russian-language (cyrillic) poster. Solaris was a Category 3 release, which is the smallest limited release possible, with only 2 to 5 screening rooms in the whole country, limited time, almost no marketing. The movie was presumably considered "too artsy."

East Germany (GDR), 1980s
23" x 16"

Issued is connection with the 2nd release of the movie, in the 1980s. Compare to above original release poster.

alternate scan | alternate scan

Japan

Advance movie ticket.

Japan, 1972
20" x 29"


reprint| reprint

Japan
Chirashi, 1987 or later


rear of chirashi

Japan, 1978
Chirashi
18.2 cm x 26.8 cm


Similar to the below 1977 poster. The film was shown again in 1978, together with Pochomukin, to commemorate the 80th birthday of Eisenstein, late June 1978, at the Nichigeki Bunka Theater in Tokyo (this poster). Rear of chirashi

Japan, 1977
Chirashi


Japanese premiere, Iwanami Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 29 April 1977. Rear of chirashi

France
120 x 80 cm

First printing. Note misspelling: Solarisse.
These posters were recalled, last `se' was masked out with paper, and they were re-issued in that form.

France, 1972
120 x 80 cm

Re-issue of above, with misspelling masked out

second printing - no typo

Spain, 1972
120 x 80 cm
Italy, 1972
78" x 55", 2 panels
Casaro Art

alternate scan

Italy, 1974
39 x 55 in
Renato Casaro or Antonio Mos Art [?]
Italy, 1974
39 x 55 in
Renato Casaro or Antonio Mos Art [?]
Italy, 1974
19" x 27" Set of 5
Italy, 1974
1-sheet 27" x 37"

alternate scan

Italy, 1974
1-sheet 27" x 37"
Alternate version 1-sheet, rarely seen.

Italy, 1974 [or 1976]
13" x 28", locandina
Casaro Art

alternate scan

Germany, 1974
Czechoslovakia, 1974
11" x 16"

alternate scan

U.K.
U.S.A.






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