Welcome back to this week's look at Heritage's Sunday night movie poster auction! Each week Heritage auctions off some truly unique finds across all movie genres, such as movie serials, animation, science fiction, romance, and more. Each week I find a few gems that could be overlooked! Here are my pics for this week's unique finds! 

Planet of the Apes French Poster

In 1963 La Planete de Singes by Pierre Boulle was published. The novel follows French journalist Ulysse Merou, who after spending two years in space, returns to Earth where many centuries have passed. Ulysse is unaware that the planet he is on is indeed Earth, but now apes are the dominant species while humans are now the animals. The original novel does differ from the popular 1968 film adaptation, with the novel seeing Ulysse, his mate Nova, and their son leaving the planet for good.

The 1968 film starring Charlton Heston is something a majority of us are familiar with. The original film was a hit on its release and is still relevant and entertaining. The film would ultimately lead to a successful media franchise. The movie series is one of the longest-running science fiction series -- Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes was released on May 8, 2024.

This French release poster is a great find. As the movie is based on a French novel, this should delight the more series PotA fans out there. Heritage notes that this poster is unrestored and in Very Fine condition. This poster tends to do well in auction, with a similar one selling for $432 in February 2024.

Captain EO Poster

In 1986 Disney Parks around the world would bring a new kind of attraction to parkgoers. Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson as the titular character and Anjelica Houston as the Supreme Leader, was a 4D, 17-minute show that dazzled guests with catchy pop music, lavish special effects, and an overall enjoyable story. with George Lucas on as producer (and Lucasfilm helping with the special effects), Captain EO was primed for success in the parks. The attraction was a success once it opened, but would lose its appeal over time.

The attraction would be closed across all parks in 1996 and 1997 but was brought back in 2010 following the death of Michael Jackson in June 2009. The attraction's 4D elements were changed slightly, but it was still the same movie. By 2015 all Captain EO attractions would close, with no current plans to bring it back. The movie was aired once on MTC in 1996, but to date has not been given an official home release. Captain EO is still popular with Disney Park fans, and occasionally merchandise will appear from the former attraction.

This original poster was likely used in the Parks and Disney Stores. It promotes the new movie as only being shown in Disneyland and Epcot. This is a beautiful unrestored poster with bright colors. Heritage notes this poster is in Very Fine condition, and would be suitable for framing. This poster trends for under $150, making it an affordable Disney collectible.

Don Juan 1926 Herald

Don Juan is one of history's most famous womanizers. The fictionalized character was originally introduced in 1630 by Tirso de Molina but wasn't immortalized until Lord Byron worked Don Juan in his own way. Between 1819 and 1824 the character was made more sympathetic, but the poem was ultimately unfinished as Byron died in 1824. This would become the version of Don Juan most of us are familiar with.

In 1926 Warner Bros. released Don Juan by director Alan Crosland. This was the third time Don Juan was adapted to film, but it was the first version to utilize sound. The movie was a success for Warner Bros. but wasn't well-liked by critics. The film stars John Barrymore (yes, Drew Berrymore's grandfather) as the titular hero. Barrymore was a big deal at the time of Don Juan thanks to his prior work such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and The Sea Beast (1926). Up until his death, Barrymore remained a prominent figure in film and on stage and is still celebrated today.

Heritage notes that this herald is unrestored and in Fine / Very Fine condition. As this herald is nearly 100 years old, it is in great condition. While Heritage has not sold heralds from his film, they have sold posters, lobby cards, and programs.