Category Archives: poster art

Polish Movie posters – they are awesome.

I tell no lie. This is a selection of brain-frying visual wonderment. Eschewing the formulaic Hollywood movie poster tropes, the Poles went for a WTF approach, and produced some truly WTF moments of cinema advertising. Jesus – take a look;

Wargames (1983)

Enter The Dragon (1973)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Rosemarys Baby (1969)

The Getaway (1971)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

The Fly (1987)

The Exorcist (1973)

Duel (1974)

Critters (1987)

Christine (1983)

Aliens (1987)

Alien (1979)

The Shining (1979)

Thai Movie Posters of US Films (1980s)

I have done a few of these posts before, but I haven’t covered Thai poster art up until now – and it’s a pleasure just to post them on this blog – they look great. As before, the movie titles are linked to the IMDB entries (as if you need to find out more about E.T. or Raiders of the Lost Ark…)

Invasion USA (1985)

Day of the Dead (1985)



Flash Gordon (1980)



The Evil Dead (1981)



The Evil Dead II (1987)



Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)



ET (1982)

VHS Video Posters from the 1980s (both pre & post certification era) and Video Rental Chart posters! (1980s)

I guess, in a way, I am doing some free advertising for this guy here;

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/argento1972/

but he has so much excellent VHS Video / Video Rental shop nostalgia that he recently put up on ebay, it is only fair he gets the credit. Looks like the guy owned / worked at a video shop in the 1980s, because he has some cracking posters from that era, including some Video Rental charts from 1983. You cannot really see a lot of the listings for these charts, but you can make out a fair few of the entries (I spotted the likes of Kramer vs Kramer, The Cannonball Run, The Sword & The Sorceror, Candy Stripe Nurses, The Life of Brian & Q – The Winged Serpent). The posters for forthcoming Video releases are great to look at – pity the guy did not take better pictures of them, but still, it is good to reminisce about some of these old films and their great poster art. I had a couple of these hanging up in my room when I was a teenager (both The Alchemist and Metalstorm were huge posters). If you click on the title of each movie, you get linked to their IMDB entry. Enjoy.

Video Rental Chart for 4th – 10th August 1983

Video Rental Chart 1983 (not specifically dated)

Ator The Invincible (1982)


Barbarian Women (1975)


Invincible Barbarian (1982)
& 2020 Texas Gladiators (1982)

Timeslip (1979)

Thunder (1983)

The Alchemist (1984)


The Executioner (1978)

Parasite (1982)

Ninja Terminator (1985)

The Iron Master (1983), Speed Fever (1978) & The Dark Room (1982)


Metalstorm (1983)

Once again, this is the guys ebay profile;
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/argento1972/

Japanese Movie Posters (1969 – 1992)

I adore poster art, and following the recent Jaws and ‘inspired by’ Jaws posts, TWLB are now looking at Movie Posters from around the world. Having already covered Turkey, and Italy, today the focus is on Japanese Movie poster art. Some of these are truly great – the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back’ art is magnificent, and the ‘An American Werewolf’….and ‘Army Of Darkness’ posters border on insanity. No matter – the Japanese know how to compose a thrilling poster. Note that each movie title links back to its IMDB entry. Also, if anyone has any more examples of Japanese movie poster art, let me know;

The Terminator (1984)

The Italian Job (1969)

The Evil Dead (1981)

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Halloween (1978)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Italian Movie Posters (1952 – 1981)

I adore poster art, and following the recent Jaws and ‘inspired by’ Jaws posts, TWLB are now looking at Movie Posters from around the world. Yesterday it was Turkey, and today the focus is on Italian Movie poster art. These have a more distinctive, painted style, but again, they are lovely to look at, and in some cases (Last House on the Left and Night of the Living Dead in particular) these are, in my opinion, the definitive poster art for that particular film. See what you think. Also note that each movie title links back to its IMDB entry. Also, if anyone has any more examples of Italian movie poster art, let me know;

The Fog (1980)

The Blob (1958)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Invasion USA (1952)

Scanners (1981)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Turkish Movie Posters (1968 – 1988)

I adore poster art, and following the recent Jaws and ‘inspired by’ Jaws posts, here is the first in a series of Cinema Posters from around the World. These Turkish posters are lovely to look at, and in some cases (Friday the 13th, Day of the Dead, Martin, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) these are, in my opinion, the definitive poster art for that particular film. Take a look. Also note that each movie title links back to its IMDB entry. Also, if anyone has any more examples of Turkish movie poster art, let me know;

The Sword & The Sorceror (1982)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Poltergeist (1982)

Martin (1977)

Cherry 2000 (1987)

2019: After the fall of New York (1983)

Batwoman (1968)

Beastmaster (1982)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Legend of the Dinosaurs (1977)

The Fighting Centurions (1984)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Swiped – Jaws inspired Movies and their Jaws inspired Poster Art (and some clips of the movies as well)

Following the worldwide success and acclaim of the 1975 film Jaws, there was an inevitable slew of imitations. Not only did they take the basic premise (man versus nature / man versus predator / man versus shark) but they wanted to also borrow from the iconic poster art as well (see here for the original Jaws art). Here is a selection of some of the poster art, and some clips;


Piranha (1978)