Times Square promotional flyer, Japan, 1981

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"Times Square" promotional flyer from Japan, 1981 "Times Square" promotional flyer from Japan, 1981, p 2

 

The front side of this approximately 7.5 by 10.5 inch sheet reproduces the Japanese movie poster, the only difference being the absence of the credit for EMI at the lower right.

 

The back is breathlessly loaded with more information about the film, the girls, and the soundtrack than you’d think could possibly exist, and if anyone wants to translate it or help pay for a professional translation, I’d be happy to provide all the details hidden therein.

 

January 21, 2021 I’ve learned recently that this type of two-sided flyer is called a Chirashi, and they’re a wildly popular item of movie memorabilia in Japan, being identical to but much smaller than the posters they replicate. They tend to have artwork unique to the Japanese market on one side (which this Times Square chirashi certainly does), and information about the film and the theaters it’s playing in on the other. They’re distributed for free but only in the theaters where the movie is playing, during its run. There is no Western equivalent. Some art houses in the US will have postcards advertising upcoming shows in stacks in the lobby; that may be the closest thing.

 

 

 

Times Square
Japan : handbill : AAT ID: 300027033 : 26.9 x 19 cm. : 1981 (work);
Japanese Times Square promotional flyer, front auto crop 1080.jpg
1080 x 765 px, 96 dpi, 530 kb
Japanese Times Square promotional flyer, back auto 1 crop 1080.jpg
1080 x 769 px, 96 dpi, 800 kb (images)

 

Times Square ©1980 StudioCanal/Canal+

 

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