Top 5 most expensive weapons in cinema history
Today in our ranking “Top” we will present you the most expensive film weapons in the history of cinema.
5. Ax of Jack Torrance from the movie “The Shining” (1980)
Here’s how the item was described at the auction: “Ax of the hero Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) from Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror. Jack used his ax throughout the climax of the film, before freezing with it in his hand.”
“A true horror icon, this fire ax was custom made. After filming the film, when the props were being sold out, a member of the crew bought it. He simply had nothing to cut firewood with at home. But in the end, the ax was never used for this purpose, but simply lay idle for decades, ”the auction said.
The starting price of the ax averaged £ 50,000, but eventually reached 172,200. In terms of the US dollar, it was $ 208,956.
4. Rick Deckard’s blaster pistol from “Blade Runner” (1982)
Blaster Pro is the name of the bounty hunter’s pistol, played by Harrison Ford in the famous film by Ridley Scott. This ingenious dual-trigger weapon is based on parts from a Bulldog revolver and a Steyer rifle. The gun was sold at auction in 2009 for $ 270,000.
3. Sword of Aragorn (Narsil). The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
In general, the weapon props from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy brought a serious income. Frodo’s sword, Sting, earned $ 161,000 in 2013. A year later, the staff of Gandalf the White was paid as much as $ 325,000! Well, the sword of Aragorn was sold for 437,000 dollars.
2. Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Films: Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you grew up in the late 70s and early 80s, then you probably banged your friends around the yard with a stick, while making the sound you need for a lightsaber.
The first film had a small budget, so the lightsaber hilts were made from 1930s Graflex camera grips. For a time, the props were kept in the personal collection of Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz. They later appeared at auctions in 2008 and 2017. They raised $ 240,000 and $ 450,000, respectively.
1. Han Solo’s Blaster from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
The weapons that Harrison Ford’s hero ran with were mostly made of wood. At an auction in Las Vegas, where a total of 40 Star Wars props were exhibited, it was paid for $ 550,000. But the Solo blaster turned out to be not the most expensive item in the franchise – in 2017, someone paid as much as $ 2.76 million for the R2-D2 droid!