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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2007, 11:13:45 PM »

Scott just keeps finding them --
There's something about the Hammer posters, taken as a group, that have their own special feel -- From the '50's and '60's, lurid, yes, but with their own panache. 
I especially like the Hammer posters for The Reptile, and The Mummy, with the light streaming through the shotgun hole in Christopher Lee.
German poster art for anything in the 1920's and '30's was something fierce too -- check out the posters for anything by Fritz Lang from that era, or the posters for Das Kabinet aus Dr. Caligari, or Metropolis, or M, or . . . Really, all of them have a "Sterk" Art-Deco quality that makes them instantly memorable.
Maybe Scott can post a few of those, please?
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2007, 03:43:25 AM »

Wow,Mr.BriggsINC, that IS a bizzare ad!I like forgien ads myself,because they distort and exploit the films,truth and logic be damned!As in this ad for The Phantom Ship,also known as MYSTERY of the MARIE CELESTE,with Bela Lugosi from 1939...In no way was Bela a Vampire in this movie,yet....

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!\" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)

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Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2007, 01:38:57 PM »

Definite favorite here.


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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2007, 08:56:16 PM »

Definite favorite here.


Gotta love that one.

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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2007, 10:36:01 PM »


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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2007, 11:50:34 AM »

Most every 1950s Sci-Fi poster advertising for America stands out in some fashion or another.

My Favourite though is probably:

Notice how much the wee beastie looks like the alien from THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE?

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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2007, 05:26:52 PM »

Umm actually it predates ATOMIC SUBMARINE. Definite sexual connotations in so much of the poster work from this era and in the old sci-fi magazines too...a one-eyed monster terrorizing a scantilly clad woman Buggedout BounceGiggle TeddyR

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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2007, 06:13:22 PM »

Come to think of it, I very much like the cover for the new "Galaxina" release.  It has a great pulp science fiction comic book feel.

Edit:  added the picture
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2007, 06:26:12 PM »

Are you as surprised as I am that she actually ended up looking like that by the climax of the film? Smile
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2007, 11:03:54 PM »

These are some of my favorites.


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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2007, 09:46:43 PM »

I love the lurid green of this one:

And this is almost my favorite film -- PERIOD!!

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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2007, 05:00:44 AM »


I have original one sheets of both of these below, hooray!

I know they're not exactly the most valuable posters in the world but I love both of the films and I like both of the posters (and luckily they're both rolled, not folded).

There're too many cool posters out there.  I'll post some Polish poster for fun, 'cause they're usually kind of crazy.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2007, 07:21:29 AM »

wtf is up with those posters for raiders of the lost ark, weekend at bernies and aliens?

oh wait....they're polish.  TeddyR

but seriously WTF.
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2007, 09:33:37 AM »

Yes the Polish Posters are cool, but now all the Polock jokes I've heard make more sense now .... the damn image on the poster has nothing to do with the movie. Question

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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2007, 12:23:56 AM »

Seeing this one, you'd think the movie was kind of... dirty.


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