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Movie Poster and DVD Art that Caught My Eye--Part One

  • Jun 10, 2010
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There is one hard and fast rule when visiting the video store and  it is; The Better the Artwork on the Cover, The Worse the Movie Inside. You'll notice that isn't ALWAYS the case as you go through my list...not always. As usual these films are IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.
Le Marin les Mers de Chine
This is the Belgian poster for Jackie Chan's PROJECT A which seems to be entitled SAILORS ON THE CHINA SEA if my 7th grade French is holding up. You can see these in a larger format by clicking on the film's title and then onto the image on the page you're taken to.
The Thief of Bagdad
I'm not sure whether I like this poster or the one from the other film version better. They're both great.
Le Choc des Titans
Another Belgian poster, this time for CLASH OF THE TIANS obviously. The Belgian posters were frequently smaller versions of the French posters.
Eyes of Fire
This is a neat little image because if you look closely the twigs resemble hands grasping at the girl. Nice obscure movie too.
Poster for the film.
This is one of those cases where the cover lies--this film is brilliant inspite of a gorgeous cover.
Jason and the Argonauts
The whole series that this artist did for the Harryhause re-release was nice and colorful. He did the films proud.
Return of the Living Dead 2
I love the first 3 entries in the RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD series and this is my favorite art from the series by far.
Oasis of the Zombies
This was done by one of my favorite artists from the early days of video tapes. Thankfully many DVDs are being released with the original art, sometimes from the theatrical posters, sometimes from video boxes..
Ghost Galleon
Here he is again. His work becomes very easy to recognize.
Epouvante Sur New-York
Belgian poster for Q;THE WINGED SERPENT.
The Astro Zombies
Pure kitsch.
Invaders From Mars
The art hints beautifully at the eeriness of the film.
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Classic film with classic artwork
Fear of the Dark
You get a lot of skulls and scary faces in genre art.
Mort Sur le Grill
Belgian for Sam Raimi's CRIMEWAVE, originally entitled THE XYZ MURDERS.
Deadly Spawn
These little animated critters might be ferocious but they always looked like they were smiling to me.
I love me some garish colors.
Thief of Bagdad
Both of the covers for this film are simply gorgeous.
Equinox Criterion Collection DVD
An imaginitive horror movie about college kids on a picnic and a book of magic spells.
See the full review, "Journey Into the Heart of Fandom".
The Beast
One of the 2 original video boxes for the movie listed above, EQUINOX, which was originally released as THE BEAST. This one served as the theatrical poster.
Horrors of Malformed Men
An horrific image to be sure, but an arresting one-- and that's what poster and cover art is all about.
7 Faces of Dr Lao
A wonderful childrens movie from George Pal.
The Acid Eaters/Weed
I chose to end on a "high note" so to speak with this trippy duo. A nice change of pace from the horror stuff.

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June 12, 2010
Good stuff! I love the Harryhausen posters and the ones for both versions of "Thief of Bagdad", but my favorite is "...And God Created Woman". It's probably the sexiest art poster for a film ever.
June 12, 2010
Which Harryhausen art do you like best, the American DVD or the Belgian theatrical?
June 13, 2010
Both are nice, but the Belgian one for "Clash of the Titans" is stunning.
June 13, 2010
It truly is I have it framed and hanging in the living room along with the Jackie Chan PROJECT A Belgian. They aren't as large as the American one sheets so you actually display them without taking up an entire wall.
June 12, 2010
Holy heck, that's impressive! I'll need to go through and look at each one closely, but I'm stunned to see how many you came up with without covering anything real mainstream. If Trashie and Chris were around they'd be giving you applause.
June 12, 2010
How I wish they were. I had another one from Bakshi's HEAVY TRAFFIC. It posted once but wouldn't hold and then I couldn't find it again to put it up. Computers are weird.
June 13, 2010
Not as weird as people, trust me. : P
June 13, 2010
I'm not so sure about that.
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