"John's final film was made as an environmental statement, coming at a time of unrest, radical actions, and reactions. The Vietnam war was raging, Nixon was ruling, and business was having its way with the environment.
"Severson was among the many seeking alternate lifestyle solutions, but wanted to go out the door with a plea for the oceans and our planet. The bigger the venue the better, it seemed, and Hollywood volunteered (with strings attached). Changes were made to make the film more commercial, with the final release gaining and losing.
"It remains a blast of color and '60s images. The original poster was painted by Rick Griffin, and rejected by Hollywood as much too 'scary.'"
Forget the Hollywood poster; here's the original!
This original surf movie poster is in very good condition, at least 80 percent of mint. Some creases and edge wear from handling. Light wear overall with no tack holes, tape marks, tears, or stains. No insect or water damage of any kind. Very few of these posters have survived over the years...This is a rare find indeed!
Guaranteed original and authentic. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.
Measures approximately 18 3/4 inches wide by 27 inches tall.