Kilian Enterprises was an independent
printing company founded by Jeff Kilian. Over the years, Kilian had
released a number of very beautiful and sought-after anniversary
and limited edition movie art posters.
In 1985, with the permission of Lucasfilm,
Ltd., Kilian released the Star Wars Saga American One-Sheet Poster
Checklist which has become known as the Star War Poster of Posters.
This poster features pictures and information about every American version
one sheet issued for Star Wars and
its sequels up to the date of publication.
Kilian followed up these posters
with anniversary issues for the Star Wars series, Indiana
Jones, Alien and The Day The Earth Stood Still. They
also issued limited edition posters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit,
including two gold mylar "Jessica Rabbit" posters and a set
Kilian created their own artwork
or used well-known established poster artists to create new artwork,
with the approval of the studio. The posters issued by Kilian were normally
By definition, the posters issued
by Kilian are NOT considered "legitimate movie art" because
they are not released by movie studios in conjunction with the release
of a film and they are released for sale to the public. However,
because their posters present new artwork, even many hard line collectors
accept these posters as "collectible" because they contain artwork not
available on any other poster.