A couple of years ago, I picked up this (now tragically out of print) Luis Buñuel collection for a suspiciously cheap price. For about 30 of my wacky Australian dollars, I got the collection of 7 films, all the prints of which are of high quality. Each film boasts special features and, something that excited me enormously, postcards of the original film poster art for each of the included films.

The collection in question

I rate Buñuel as one of the most important directors to have lived. He has directed several films that I’d consider masterpieces, and even his lesser work has much to offer. This isn’t the post to go into detail about his work. That would require a great deal of preparation. The sole intention of this post is to share the beautiful film posters. From what I understand, these are the original theatrical posters. Some of this art will be familiar to fans of The Criterion Collection, but hopefully a few will be new to you. Please enjoy.

Each poster has been scanned at 300 dpi. Click on each image for the full-size version.

Le fantôme de la liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) 1974

Belle de Jour – 1967

Cet obscur objet du désir (That Obscure Object of Desire) 1977

Tristana – 1970

Le journal d’une femme de chambre (Diary of a Chambermaid) 1964

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) 1972

Das junge mädchen (The Young One) 1960

La voie lactée (The Milky Way) 1969

– Matthew Revert