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Poster and DVD art--Part 2

  • Jun 13, 2010
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Men With Guns
My favorite John Sayles movie also has one of my favorite pieces of poster art. Those two pieces of white on either side of the man's body are wings,
City of Lost Children
This cover came in both flat and embossed versions so you could have a tactile experience in the video store. Pretty good movie too.
Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
This is the British poster for EVIL DEAD 2 Thankfully the American distributor was able to use it for one of the DVD many re-releases or I'd never have been able to have a copy of it. That poster's worth a small fortune.
Creature From Hillbilly Lagoon
I just can't resist silly stuff like this one and the next one. They get my attention every time-but then I'm a big fan of horror comedies. I haven't seen this flick though.
Now this one I've seen and it was bit of a disappointment. The monster was amusing however.
Flash Gordon
Another version of this exists with Ming pictured too but I like this one better.
Flesh Gordon
Hilarious naughty softcore porn parody of the famous science fiction serial The monstrous "penisaurous" was a hoot.
Films of Kenneth Anger Vol. 1
While I love the involved artwork of posters like FLESH GORDON there is something to be said for simplicity too.
La Maschera del Demonio
The European version of the promo material directly above for the same film, BLACK SUNDAY.
DVD front
The painting for this is a horizontal but for the American release they've cropped out a large expanse to the right.
The Mummy
This version of the Boris Karloff classic is one of the most famous horror posters in Hollywood.
Cabinet of Dr, Caligari
There are probably hundreds of versions of display art for this classic of the silent screen and all of them are incredibly beautiful whether they are in black and white or color. Many of them were huge and displayed on the sides of buildings.
Q, The Winged Serpent
It's not very often that I prefer the American 1 sheet to a European poster, but this time I do. I should have put them on the same list as the Belgian version so you could see how much better this one really is.
Curse of the Werewolf
Psychedelic, man.
Planet of the Apes
French, or Belgian from the French?
She Creature
I generally prefer painted work to photos but when the photo is as strong as this what the hell!
Half Caste
An American Werewolf in London
The guy who sold me this poster thought it was from Taiwan because the guy he bought it from said it was a "Tai" poster. Of course it's from Thailand and not Taiwan. Doesn't make any difference to me though.
From Beyond
Another poster from "Taiwan" via Thailand.
Death Tunnel
There is something so eerie about this image that I just can't look away.
Hide and Creep
I wonder how many times the famous painting "American Gothic" has been parodied or used in one form or another.
Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Simple but very effective.
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
Everything about this is so ridiculous that it shreiks "LOOK AT ME!!" And that's what good promotional artwork should not...well maybe not shreik, but you get my drift.
Evil Ed
There were 2 versions of this; one with the split skill and one without. In spite of my love for horror flix I'm not a gorehound, but this sure got my attention.

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June 17, 2010
Excellent list, never even would have thought of Blood Surf, excellent stuff.
June 17, 2010
I really gravitate towards art that has blues and purples in it like BLOOD SURF does.
June 13, 2010
I love 4, 5, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 20. I'm surprised that you didn't include the original 1931 posters for "Dracula". I love all of those.
June 13, 2010
This list does contain images that are a bit more familiar than the first list did--at least they're familar to real movies buffs. But the DRACULAS ans the FRANKENSTEINS are just too familiar--at least the ones that I have access to here are. I couldn't turn down KONG though and THE MUMMY, they really are 2 of my favorite, I also wanted to make this list have a bit more range than the first one which is why you've got the goofy HILLBILLY LAGOON in there. I get a kick out of that kind of cover art too. My 2 absolute favorites on this list would be #s3 and 10--the John Sayles flick and the foreign poster for BLACK SUNDAY.Those old foreign poster are just so much more dynamic than their American counterparts.
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