The poster for the Rising Damp movie was released as a British Quad, and also as a Quad double bill featuring Porridge – what a combo! After extensive research, I found the best copies I could lay my hands on, reproduced below.
The poster artwork was designed collaboratively by Tom Beauvais, and the publicity agency for the film. Tom’s artwork can be seen on many classic film posters from Mad Max to Carry On Cleo to The Shining, and you can read all about his life and work at Eddie’s excellent website Film on Paper HERE.
Here’s an advert promoting the film across London in 1980.
In February 1980, Punch Magazine celebrated the film release by caricaturing the cast (below).
As part of the theatrical release, a publicity pack was sent out featuring a host of information, as shown below.
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There wasn’t too many reviews I could locate on the film, but here’s a nice feature from a film magazine at the time of release. Carrie Jones (Sandra) also got a nice publicity photo as part of the feature too!