2019: After the Fall of New York (Turkey)
Turkish one-sheet for Sergio Martino's "Escape from New York" cash-in "2019: After the Fall of New York", which was probably made for less money than the catering budget on John Carpenter's film.
Phase IV (U.S.)
Legendary graphic designer and movie-poster artist Saul Bass directed this eerie sci-fi film about scientists battling super-intelligent desert ants. Ironically, Bass did not design the poster for his sole directorial credit.
Ajooba Kudrat Ka (Lebanon)
Lebanese poster for fantasy film from the usually horror-minded Ramsay Brothers. Also known as 'The Magnificent Guardian'.
Mighty Joe Young (Egypt)
Although it says "Son of King Kong" in English and in Arabic, this is really an Egyptian poster for the Disney remake of "Mighty Joe Young" from 1998.
1990: The Bronx Warriors (Lebanon)
Evils of the Night (U.S.)
Alien vampires crave teenage breasts.
Message from Space (Egypt)
Nippon cheese. Egyptian poster for Japanese Star Wars cash-in from 1978 starring Vic Morrow. Twenty-two years later, director Kinji Fukasaku would direct the ass-kickin' 'BATTLE ROYALE'.
The Fly (Turkey)
If David Cronenberg's 'The Fly' were a romance novel, this is what the book jacket would look like.
Seksmisja (Poland – Version B)
Social-realist poster design for the cult Polish sci-fi sex-comedy SEKSMISJA ("Sex Mission").
I Hate My Body (U.S.)
Strange Spanish horror/sci-fi flick about a man who has his brain transplanted into a woman's body and experiences firsthand how women are treated in 1970's society.
Planet of the Vampires (Spain)
Atmospheric Italian horror/sci-fi hybrid from Mario Bava that visually influenced Ridley Scott's 'Alien'.
Moon Mask Rider (Pakistan)
Robo Force (Pakistan)
At first glance, that's Linda Blair and her heaving breasts from 'Savage Streets'. But once you get to the bottom-half, the fraud is exposed. This is a Pakistani poster 'mash-up' for a 'Robocop'-inspired comedy from Hong Kong called "Robo Force", a.k.a. "I Love Maria".
The Pod People (Mexico)
E.T.-sploitation film by Juan Piquer Simon, who also gave us the bad-film classics 'PIECES' and 'SLUGS'. We love you, Juan!
Hard-drinking masked wrestler battles space aliens and Sasquatch in this low-budget, feature-length Polish homage to Mexican wrestling movies by Dawid Gryza and Paweł Kaczmarek.
The People that Time Forgot (Turkey)
The Final Executioner (Germany)
One of the many post-nuclear Italian 'Mad Max' cash-ins
Triumph of the Champions of Justice (Mexico)
Masked Mexican wrestlers battle space aliens at the circus.
King Kong: The Giant Ape (India)
Awful Indian poster for what is most likely a retitled print of Dino De Laurentiis' 'King Kong' from 1976, redubbed and re-released to cash in on the success of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong'.
King Kong Ki Waapsi (India)
Indian poster for a film titled "King Kong Returns" which is most likely 1986's 'King Kong Lives', directed by John Guillermin, redubbed and released in India to cash in on the success of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong'. It's certain that 'producer' Raju Bahruz had nothing to do with the production of the film.
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (Mexico)
What were they thinking? The band hates this movie, because they claim it made them look silly. Really guys, you didn't see that coming after reading the script?
Body Snatcher from Hell / Bloody Pit of Horror – Double Feature (US)
I love double-feature posters, and this one's somewhat of an odd pairing: Japanese space-vampire flick coupled with the classic schlocker 'Bloody Pit of Horror' starring Jayne Mansfield's ex-husband Mickey Hartigay. A perfect Saturday matinee.
Super Riders (Belgium)
Judging by the French and Dutch titles on the poster, this would appear to be a poster for The Three Fantastic Supermen, an oddball European superhero flick from 1967. But closer inspection reveals this is really a poster for “Super Riders” from 1981, the SEVENTH in a successful series of […]
Giant ape + giant shark + giant snake = giant turd. Thank God it's got 'Mega Sound'! This American / South Korean co-production was rushed into production to capitalize on the release of Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong remake.
Rare Yugo poster for cult Polish sci-fi sex comedy SEKSMISJA ("Sex Mission") with artwork completely different from its Polish counterparts.