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Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Ok, maybe this has been discussed here but I bet many of you will agree the movie covers/posters for 80's movies were so awesome! They just have this fun playful feeling to them. Many are pretty quirky too. You don't see too many movie covers like the ones that were made in the 80's. What are some of your favorites? Also, does anyone know the cheapest, best site for ordering old movie posters?

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A good example of a recent movie that has the 80's movie cover feel is...

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Posted by DuB1978 (Member # 7950) on :
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by gordongecko:
[QB] Ok, maybe this has been discussed here but I bet many of you will agree the movie covers/posters for 80's movies were so awesome! They just have this fun playful feeling to them. Many are pretty quirky too. You don't see too many movie covers like the ones that were made in the 80's. What are some of your favorites? Also, does anyone know the cheapest, best site for ordering old movie posters?

here are some website you might try.
http://www.allposters.com/

http://www.movieposter.com/ I thought this one was the best
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I like the ones for Night of the Creeps.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I love the Fright Night poster...had it on my wall back in the day....
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
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Just a few more to add to the list! There are just so many good ones out there.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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I know there's a lot of different artwork for the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, but the
pic above is similar to what was used for the original rental tape released by 20th Century Fox
in 1986 here in Holland.
It always made me feel a little uneasy.. and it's not because of the Freddie Krueger silhouette.
I guess it's the feeling that anything could happen in that normal house in a normal neighborhood
to anyone who happens to fall asleep. (and we all do that on a regular basis)

Scary stuff indeed.. especially when you're still a kid.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And they sure knew how to sell them cheesy fantasy flicks back in the 80s [Big Grin]

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Posted by gotta go back (Member # 9818) on :
 
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Not sure why I dont own this flick.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:


I know there's a lot of different artwork for the original A Nightmare On Elm Street,

Scary stuff indeed.. especially when you're still a kid.

I agree, damn this was a scary movie back in the day when i first saw it.
The Finnish VHS cover included this art:

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Scary monsters

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Big guns

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Cool guys

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And hot girls

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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u.k quad poster art for silver bullet 1985


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i used to always like this u.k thorn emi home video cover art for halloween 3 - season of the witch.



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u.k vhs video artwork for mutant 1984(pity about all the stickers)



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us one sheet poster art for the 1982 comedy - zapped!


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u.k cinema quad poster artwork for the party animal 1984

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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cic/universal u.k video cover art for psycho 2 1983

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i really like the u.s poster art for the 1988 horror movie the nest but i also think this u.k mgm/ua home video cover looks pretty wicked as well.

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more psycho artwork with cic/universal home video's u.k cover art for psycho 3 1986

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trick or treat 1986 poster art

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prison 1988 - entertainment in video's u.k video artwork

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Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Awesome stuff people!!

Johnny R, couldn't agree with you more on that cover. Simple, quite, and creepy as hell.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Ok, I thought I'd lighten it up a bit in here. I just loved the cartoon looking covers of the 80's, they were the best

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I found this website that looks like it has potential. I will look at it more later. Does anyone know how to post these type of pictures when you can't open the link?

http://www.totalfilm.com/features/80-awesomely-bad-80s-video-covers
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i'm on a bit of a roll here..


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guild home videos cover art for exterminator 2

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entertainment in videos u.k video artwork for troll 1986


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medusa home video's u.k artwork for 1987 horror movie the video dead.

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poster art for 1983 sex/comedy joysticks


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entertainment in video's home video cover art for cellar dweller 1988

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Here's a few:

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
sorry it's all horror, but i really love a lot of the horror film art,they've done some really cool posters/vid covers etc over the years

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guild home video art for horror flick witchboard 1986

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mgm/ua home video cover art for poltergeist 2

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cbs/fox uk video art for night of the creeps 1986 - i had this on video and it has reversible artwork,always liked this side the best.

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medusa home video's artwork for 1987s retribution

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vestron video's artwork for klaus kinski horro crawlspace 1986


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entertainment in videos poster art for the ghoulies 1985

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Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
quote:
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The best one.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The original artwork for The Zero Boys :

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but for some reason the dvd release ended up with this :

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Now that's bad !

Someone should get fired because of this ! [Big Grin]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i've got that omega dvd release of zero boys johnny,i purchased a few from the nico mastorakis collection - blind date,sky high,grandmother's house & in the cold of the night.
great quality releases but you're right the new artwork for zero boys can't even compete with the original.

a few more posters i liked.

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simple but effective poster for tightrope - 1984


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steve martin losing his head in the man with two brains.1983


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no it's not tarzan & jane, it's douglas & turner


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a great poster for a great movie -michael crichton's 1984 sci/fi thriller runaway

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Young Warrior,

i have some dvds in that Nico Mastorakis collection too. Not all though.
I don't have Sky High, Glitch and Bloodstone unfortunately. Grandmother's House and In The Cold Of The Night
are fun little thrillers. I wasn't too crazy about Blind Date though.

And Runaway is indeed a good 80s movie. I don't think it was ever released on dvd here in Europe though.
Oh well, i have the region 1 disc. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Runaway is a classic sci-fi thriller. I own the R2 finnish dvd.

I love Nico Mastorakis movies and own Hired to Kill and Island of Death on R2 dvd (gonna check them out soon)
and The Time Traveler, Sky High, The Zero Boys, Terminal Exposure, The Wind, Bloodstone, Grandmother´s House and In the Cold of the Night on vhs.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Nice collection you have there, aTomiK.

I've never seen Terminal Exposure and Hired to Kill either, but just took a quick look at the
trailers on Youtube. Looks like fun b-movie mayhem indeed. [Big Grin]

I also have Nightmare at Noon in that Mastorakis collection.
Another good little b-movie with some great action scenes and a truly magnificent cast which
includes George Kennedy, Bo Hopkins, Wings Hauser, Brion James and Kimberly Beck (from Friday the 13th part 4).
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And here's one of the most beautiful movie stills ever :

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Haunting and macabre, but oh so beautiful.. The Evil Dead !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, it´s one of the greatest promo pics of all time.
It was also on the vhs cover in many countries (including Finland)

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Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Young Warrior, great pull on Gouhlies! I have never seen this but as a kid in the video rental store, that cover always grabbed my eye.

I agree that the horror movies from the 80's had so many great covers!
 
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Posted by Bamersy (Member # 8808) on :
 
Saw this for the first time last year-always caught my eye in the video store back in the day.
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Another cool one.
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Found this tat pic online [Cool]
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
here's a few more random 80s movie posters i like


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d.a.r.y.l - 1985


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bachelor party - 1984

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the kindred - 1987

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an american werewolf in london - 1981

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hot dog the movie - 1984

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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the park is mine -1986

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class of 1984 - 1982

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waxwork - 1988


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a nightmare on elm street 2- freddys revenge - 1985

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screwballs - 1983

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Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
This thread delivers[.]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
There was lots of different artwork for A Nightmare On Elm Street part 2.
The Dutch video release (by Warner Brothers) had this as the front cover :

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but i also still have a cardboard display (about 1 meter in height), which has artwork similar to this :

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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The Further Adventures Of Tennessee Buck (1988)


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pretty good artwork for The Running Man (1987)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And some very cool artwork for a not-so-great movie :

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R.O.T.O.R. (1988)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i like david keith,i've heard of tennessee buck before but never seen it,also never realised he directed it,looks like fun.

freddys revenge had some terrific artwork,i know a lot of folk didn't particulary like the second installment but i've always been rather fond of it,i thought the first 4 were all great.

dream child was where it all went slightly wrong for me.

i agree great artwork for my science project and the running man,i miss the old 80s arnie flicks,the last stand his latest looks ok but in comparison to the running man,predator,etc it does look pretty tame.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That Tennessee Buck could easily be added to the 'VHS yet to be released on DVD' thread too.

I still have it on video somewhere. It's pretty funny actually. It's more some sort of odd parody
on adventure flicks spiced up with some violence and nudity (provided by the lovely Kathy Shower).

Pretty much all the cool artwork was gone at the turn of the decade. The 90's just.. well, how shall
i put it.. sucked, basically ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
a few horror ones i like -

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phantasm 2 - 1988


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invasion of the bodysuckers aka blue monkey - 1987

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friday the 13th part 8 - jason takes manhattan - 1989


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cat people - 1982


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deadly friend - 1986

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Posted by noikz (Member # 1000) on :
 
I've always liked that Jason takes Manhattan poster, looks very atmospheric.
 
Posted by better_off_dead (Member # 13372) on :
 
I guess I'm a little slow...but I JUST realized the Ghoulies poster says they will get you in the 'end'...and he's popping out of a toilet. Ha
Did they mean to do that?
 
Posted by Dolenz85 (Member # 10835) on :
 
Below are posters for four of my favourite 80's movies which grace my lounge. They've all been framed in glass and look great up close:

The Thing
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St.Elmo's Fire (Original Vintage Poster, really thrilled with this one!)
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Stand By Me

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Fandango
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
cool pics dolenz85,they look great framed,wish my wife would let me put up framed posters around the house,she loves films but i think she knows what sought of posters i'd be putting up- 80s horror,80s t&a comedys etc.

probably scare away any visitors [Big Grin]

also a big fan of the first three dolenz85,the only one i've never seen but heard good things about is fandango.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great framed posters dolenz85, own all those movies on dvd.
I know what you mean young warrior but what can we do, we are powerless [Big Grin]

Johnny, check out my extremely popular R.O.T.O.R. thread [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Dutch Spencer / Hill artwork from the early 80's. Very popular in videostores back then.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And some more Dutch video artwork :

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Talking about this one.. Check out this clip : www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0HM39pk1pE
It's a must-see, i tell you !! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh no, another Godfrey Ho cut/paste film [Big Grin]

Seriously, that clip was fantastic! Andy Sidaris meets Hong Kong craziness = magic!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Just look at them kung fu-ing vampire zombies bouncing around.. it's the stuff of legends ! [Big Grin]

Here's another one from the same collection :

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i love all the artwork for the 80s sword and sorcery flicks johnny, great stuff.

here's some random titles from medusa home video u.k featuring some pretty cool artwork.

they seemed to have the knack of producing some great looking art for there releases .


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sorority house massacre - 1986

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rolling vengeance - 1987



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976 evil - 1988


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out of the dark - 1989

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busted up - 1986

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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c.h.u.d - 1984

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light blast - 1985

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graveyard shift - 1987

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savage streets - 1984

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stitches - 1985

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certain fury - 1985

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
We NEED a Certain Fury dvd-release a.s.a.p. !!

And i certainly wouldn't mind buying Stitches as well, if there was a dvd ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Excellent Medusa art, warrior!

I own Sorority House Massacre UK dvd, Savage Streets & The Gate scandi dvd´s,
976-Evil US VHS tape and Busted Up, Light Blast, Graveyard Shift and Stitches Finnish VHS tapes.

Rolling Vengeance and Certain Fury were released here back in the day but those tapes are pretty rare.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Dutch CNR Video sleeve for Joe D'Amato's 2020 Texas Gladiators
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Aaah.. Cirio Santiago flicks.. it couldn't get much better than this ! [Big Grin]

Trailer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_095gJocv4
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Hey, this is the movie i always knew as Raiders Of Death. I used to have a large, hard-cardboard display
of this one. Never knew it was also known as Land Of Doom.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I know that 2020 Texas Gladiators and Land of Doom were released here
but i´ve never heard of The Sisterhood before.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
here's a few more i like

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thorn emi's u.k video art for russell mulcahy's razorback from 1984

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the cbs/fox u.k video artwork for 1985s - the stuff.


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poster art for 1988s return of the living dead 2.

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thorn emi's artwork for there original vhs/beta release of amityville 3 - 1983


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poster art for 1981 slasher - happy birthday to me.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
A few more horror ones I like

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The artwork for Stephen king's 1982 original creepshow was cool as is I feel the artwork for the 1987 sequel creepshow 2.

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Poster art for phenomena aka creepers directed by Dario argento and starring the beautiful Jennifer connelly.

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original videoform uk artwork for there vhs/beta release of robert ginty's(exterminator) 1984 horror - the alchemist.

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The Friday the 13th's had some decent artwork over the years,I always liked this poster art for part 6 - Jason lives(1986).


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Really like this poster art for 1983 horror anthology nightmares which features Emilio estevez.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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mgm/ua u.k vhs/beta cover for michael dudikoff's 1985 hit american ninja aka american warrior.

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poster art for tomboy from crown international from 1985,the real reason i like this poster is betsy russell.


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cannon u.k's video artwork for jean claude van damme's cyborg from 1989.


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another simple but effective poster for the excellent reckless from 1984 starring aidan quinn and daryl hannah.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i purchased a couple of uk quad posters this year,i got bachelor party uk quad poster of ebay for 13 uk pounds,the exact same as the one below but i would say in much better condition

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and making the grade uk quad poster the same as the one below for just 10 uk pounds of ebay in near mint condition

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i also purchased a quad movie frame and i'm hoping to get either one or both put up on my bedroom wall that's if i can talk my wife around.

the other poster i got was a really cool jack's back uk video poster featuring james spader and cynthia gibb and featuring some really wicked artwork for only 6 pound of ebay also in near mint condition.

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Posted by seankmichael (Member # 37340) on :
 
Firstly,
Shout out to Gordongecko for your Movie Poster selection of "Adventures in Babysitting". Great drawing/painting.

Stellar work. Is this the artist who produced the BTTF posters?!

I like the "Wizard"poster for it features many things 80s- the skateboards (anybody remember gleaming the cube?), the old-school NES characters and the 80s outfits...

Check out my movie review on it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCgtxaSH5e0
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yes it is the same artist seankmicheal - drew struzan http://www.drewstruzan.com/illustrated/portfolio/ great poster art and a great artist,I only purchased the blu ray for babysitter a few months back,really fun flick.

Dig that view to a kill soundtrack cover art terdnthepoolggb,can't remember much from view to a kill,not seen it since it's first release,I can remember Christopher walken's character in it and of course the theme music.
I know they said roger Moore seemed to be a bit past it at that time to be playing bond.

I'll have to check it out again sometime.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I just checked out your review for the wizard sean,great review,I've never actually seen the movie but I kept thinking i remember Christian Slater being in it then I thought no I must be imagining it,but I see he does appear,never realised beau bridges was in it as well.

Never seen this or his other popular hit movie little monsters,I think the only thing I've seen Fred savage in is the movie vice versa and the series the wonder years.

I'll have check the wizard out at some point!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i wish todays poster art was as imaginative and fun as back in the 80s


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tank (1984)

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top secret (1984)

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gung ho (1986)

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dc cabs aka fleet street (1983)

anbody else got some favourites they'd like to share?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The posters and video-sleeves for a whole bunch of 80's teen sex comedies certainly knew how to draw
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German poster design for Hot Splash (1988)

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And the Spanish video-sleeve artwork for the same movie (similar to the one we had here in Holland back in the day)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
We had this lame Hot Splash art compared to the ones above. I´ve been tryin´ to find the vhs tape but no such luck yet.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
It's another one of those movies that seemed to have vanished without a trace, unfortunately.

Here's a couple more that definitely knew how to titillate the mind of teenage boys growing up in the 80's :

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Hot splash(88),hot-chilli(85),hot dog(84),hot moves(85),hot resort(85),hot pursuit(87),hot tubs (hollywood hot tubs)(84),hot t-shirts(80),hot target(85),hot to trot(88),
Hot splash(88) - it sure was hot in the 80s
[Big Grin]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Couple more: Hot Child in the City (87) and Hot Bubblegum (81). The 90s continued with Hot Shots! and The Hot Spot [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And let us not forget the excellent Running Hot either ! [Cool]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah! I have Running Hot on dvd. Nice low-budget stuff!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i've got running hot on dvd as well,it was a blind buy,the out of print vhs was selling at ridiculous prices and when i saw code red were issuing it on dvd i snapped it up straight away,really great little known 80s flick.

i think it's been re issued since by scorpion dvd paired up with the thriller hot target(one i've never seen).

on the old code red dvd they say there is a spelling error on the front cover with eric stoltz's name,i've not ever checked my copy but i'll have to have a look at some time.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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please excuse the mess i'm in the middle of decorating.


it's not 80s but i've not long purchased a us one sheet poster of the terrific 1993 thriller judgement night of ebay.

just waiting for it to arrive from the us,keeping my fingers crossed it's in as good a condition as it looked on ebay.

i don't own many posters,about 5 or 6 in total,making the grade is the one in the best condition,it looks top notch where as the us one sheet of mutant 1984 i purchased turned up disappointingly a lot more creased than the pics and seller had detailed it on ebay.

all the original 80s uk quad posters and i believe us one sheet posters as well were nearly always supplied to the theatres in a folded condition, hence the crease lines where as later posters (90s onwards) tended to be rolled.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Three iconic films, three alternate posters. I believe these were used in various european countries, including Finland.

Trading Places

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Back to the Future

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Ferris Bueller´s Day Off

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i've never seen that trading places poster before atomik,that looks really cool.

what is your ratings system over in finland atomik,i see on these posters they have the numbers 8 on the ferris poster and 10 on the back to the future.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Back in the 80s the rating system was like this: S = General Audiences, after that basically every even number up to 18 and then KK = banned.

They have changed the system twice since. The first time was in 2001 which was the year of relief to finnish movie lovers, the old stupid video law was finally over and they didn´t cut movies anymore.
The ratings were 3,7,11,13,15 and 18.

In 2012 they changed the system again and now it´s like this:

S = General Audiance and after that comes 7,12,16,18.
You can see movies with 7,12,16 marking with an adult even if you´re three years younger.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Interesting comparison between two original artwork designs for 48 Hrs. (1982)

The one with the finger :

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Finnish 48 Hrs. rental tape looks like this:

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Few years later the tape for sale edition looked like this [Big Grin]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
poor eddie some one chopped off his finger!


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turk 182 uk quad poster
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
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Few years later the tape for sale edition looked like this [Big Grin]

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Oh man, that's just wrong.. [Frown]

kinda hilarious though ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Warrior and Roarke you guys are crackin me up with those finger covers
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
I like this one, it's The Russian Poster for Star Wars:

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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Terms Of Endearment Polish Poster:

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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
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it's not 80s but i've not long purchased a us one sheet poster of the terrific 1993 thriller judgement night of ebay.

just waiting for it to arrive from the us,keeping my fingers crossed it's in as good a condition as it looked on ebay.

i don't own many posters,about 5 or 6 in total,making the grade is the one in the best condition,it looks top notch where as the us one sheet of mutant 1984 i purchased turned up disappointingly a lot more creased than the pics and seller had detailed it on ebay.

all the original 80s uk quad posters and i believe us one sheet posters as well were nearly always supplied to the theatres in a folded condition, hence the crease lines where as later posters (90s onwards) tended to be rolled.

Just wondering is there a mistake in the picture as it it says Denis Leary instead of who's in the picture?
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Robocop - Hungarian Poster


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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
In this version of the Back To The Future Poster from Hungary, they didn't need roads.
Did they travel to the future? Hmmmm [Big Grin]


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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Originally posted by thenodfather:
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
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it's not 80s but i've not long purchased a us one sheet poster of the terrific 1993 thriller judgement night of ebay.

just waiting for it to arrive from the us,keeping my fingers crossed it's in as good a condition as it looked on ebay.

i don't own many posters,about 5 or 6 in total,making the grade is the one in the best condition,it looks top notch where as the us one sheet of mutant 1984 i purchased turned up disappointingly a lot more creased than the pics and seller had detailed it on ebay.

all the original 80s uk quad posters and i believe us one sheet posters as well were nearly always supplied to the theatres in a folded condition, hence the crease lines where as later posters (90s onwards) tended to be rolled.

Just wondering is there a mistake in the picture as it it says Denis Leary instead of who's in the picture?
i can see your point thenodfather but i think it might of been the case of denis leary perhaps being a higher profile name back in 93 in the us than what stephen dorff was!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
a few more random 80s movie posters i think are very cool,all very simple in design but still very effective.

i especially like the explorers & hot pursuit poster.


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stakeout (1987)


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hot pursuit (1987)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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explorers (1985). only ever caught the end of this one,any good?

I love the poster and the first hour (or so) of the movie is great but the last part sucks.
I think this opinion is universally agreed [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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atomik i always liked this poster art for making contact (1985),i have seen it years back,but it's one of those one's that i can remember next to nothing from.

looking at the poster it screams poltergeist rip off!

have you ever watched it?
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Beauty Eh?

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That is really cool thenodfather,never seen strange brew,that's one I need to check out at some point!
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
DO, I really recommend it. Rick Moranis and Dave Tomas are brilliant in it and make a great duo. Like the titles suggests it is a strange brew. I like to watch it with a few beers [Big Grin]

Here's the trailer for it:


Strange Brew:
http://youtu.be/yZCI39NWZ5g
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I think that they never released Making Contact here. It´s interesting stuff though, Roland Emmerich´s first international movie.

Strange Brew is another tricky one i´ve never seen. Maybe i´ll order the R1 dvd someday.
 
Posted by LDMonster (Member # 37349) on :
 
Drew Struzan did a lot of thpse really nice Star Wars, Indiana Jones, New Blade Runner and The Back to the Future Series. One of the most prolific movie poster artist. He continued on to do many 90's and late on. One of the last ones I remember was Hellboy.
 
Posted by LDMonster (Member # 37349) on :
 
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I loved that poster and the movie was insane for a teenage kid like myself at the time.

The funny thing is the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bought the magazine "Heavy Metal" and is still the owner today. Two 80's things collide.
 
Posted by LDMonster (Member # 37349) on :
 
One of the weirdest 80's movies I have seen. I saw it recently mostly because the cover looked so damn good. I usually don't do that since a cover is not always the best judge of a good movie. Some of the worst movies sport the best covers. The cinematography was good, but the story was a complete mess. Hardly anything memorable except for the switchblade plastic bird scene near the end. Also the bonus interviews were pretty good. All, but the last one.


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Picked this up the other day pretty cheap of ebay a 1983 UK quad poster for - street fleet which is known originally as DC cab in the us.


Also about 3 or 4 weeks back from the same seller picked up really good condition original UK cinema quads for - the young warriors and - the party animal also rather cheap - under 5 UK pounds each which I think for the age and condition of the posters for a fan of the movies in question is a bit of a bargain.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I have a few UK movie posters Chloe,this is one of the ones I own - jacks back from 1988 starring James spader.

Please Excuse the mess I'm in the middle of decorating.

Posted this on Chloe's new thread about poster's and vhs and thought I'd chuck it on here,this is a UK video poster for 1988s jack back I picked up sometime back!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I picked up another really cheap quad poster the other day of ebay,no mercy from 1986 starring Richard gere and Kim basinger,always liked this movie.

Really pleased with the quality of the poster as well,it's sometimes pot luck with the condition considering how old they are but so far I've been really lucky and all but one (10 to midnight) poster has been in more or less near perfect condition.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Agree on No Mercy Warrior. Very good flick
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Picked up this original UK quad poster for the 1987 Charles Bronson action thriller - assassination the other day of eBay,also picked up an original UK quad for the 1992 Kurt Russell thriller - unlawful entry for cheap of eBay as well but it has not arrived yet!

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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This book was released about two months ago, and features nearly 250 high-resolution, full-color VHS cover scans.

Check out this website for a peek inside : www.vhsvideocoverart.com

Note : These are vintage UK sleeves only !
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That's awesome,johnny i've just added it to my amazon basket and will look at picking it up at some point when funds allow me to.


Some really cool and obscure 80s covers in there.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, it's a good one !

Even though many of these covers are slightly different from the ones we had over here, it's still a trip down memory lane.

For anyone who grew up in the UK this must be pure nostalgia ! [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Johnny´s back, great!

Yeah cool stuff, i just read about the book the other day when someone posted this article from The Guardian:

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
great article there atomik,i'll definitely pick this book up when i get the chance,looking at that savage island cover you can see why so many people were took in by it,i've never seen it myself but i know you have and i think from what i remember being told it's an absolute mess!

from those i've watched on the guardian page -
dead end drive in which i thought was none to bad,moving violations was a lot of fun,hobo with a shotgun was bonkers,never seen - never too young to die though but would like to.

never thought i'd see these awesome pics in the guardian newspaper of all places [Big Grin]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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not a very good picture (taken with my google nexus tablet at night) but this is the latest original uk quad poster i picked up,cost me just a bit over 6 uk pounds of ebay,really pleased with the condition of it!

did bid on a original uk quad for the christain slater film - kuffs but got outbid on it and also - poltergeist 2 and the horror comedy house but lost out on them also.

nevermind maybe next time!

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
You seem to be picking up lots and lots of rather odd posters. Is there a pattern to your collecting?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Aaah, 52 Pick-Up, such a classic Cannon feature. I like the way warrior collects. Those quad poster are smaller but the same information´s there.
We´ve never had any quad posters here but there seems to be lots of 80s movie posters available at the moment. Too bad i don´t have a mancave.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
You seem to be picking up lots and lots of rather odd posters. Is there a pattern to your collecting?

Basically Logan if it's a poster to a movie I like I'll go for it,main factor being always the price,it's got to be at the right price,the cheaper the better!


I love 52 pick up,a definite cannon 80s sleazefest with the great roy scheider,this - blue thunder,Cohen and Tate,jaws etc. - awesome actor!


Another thing is the posters store easy,normally always posted folded between two sheets of card so I keep them on top off one of my deep bookcases,the only poster I've got that is in a postage tube is unlawful entry which came rolled as it's a newer poster - 1992.

All quad posters from the 80s were normally sent out to the cinemas folded where as come the 90s this pratice was changed to them being rolled.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cool poster art there David for - Howard the duck.

I've just had a couple of original UK quad posters come through the post which I won on eBay,Bernie Lomax i reckon will like this first one -



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picked this up for just over 5 uk pounds which i think is not bad at all.
 
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and the other one i picked up really cheap - 1 uk pound and 47 pence included postage so cheaper than a 6 pint of milk - best shot aka hoosiers uk quad poster.

always really liked this movie and only knew it as best shot as a teen only later in life to realize it had the original title of - hoosiers.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
a few more i like -


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porky's revenge (1985) original uk cinema quad poster artwork.


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us one sheet poster art for the 1984 stephen film adaption - firestarter.


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uk quad poster art for the fun 1985 kiwi shot car chase flick - shaker run.


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not sure if anyone has posted this already but i used to think this had awesome cover art 1984's - def con 4.


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uk poster art for the superb david cronenberg stephen king adaption - the dead zone(1983).

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
There's some very cool poster art out there for the dumb but highly entertaining Mad Mission series (aka Aces Go Places) :

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Loved The Mad Mission films back in the 80s and have parts 3 and 4 on dvd. Like you said, it´s dumb but fun stuff.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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picked this up the other day of ebay an original uk cinema quad poster for chuck norris's - code of silence.

love to pick up the original missing in action uk quad if i could find one cheap enough!

the mad mission films,i remember the covers well from the video shop,never seen any of them though,must have been popular to spawn five further sequels after the 1982 original.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Never seen that Code of Silence poster before. Looks awesome and Chuck is the man!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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fists of steel (1986) aka hands of steel from vestron video had pretty cool video artwork,can't remember that much from this but i think from what i do vaguely remember it was quite good fun!

that arm wrestle scene with rattlesnakes [Eek!]

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Posted by David Crump (Member # 37388) on :
 
Warrior, those are awesome! You have some really rare stuff there!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cheers David,not been collecting posters for long but have always wanted to,wish I had started earlier as some of my favourite 80s posters have become quite rare since and obviously shot up a bit in price .
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Those awful (but hilarious) mid- to late 80's Godfrey Ho ninja flicks were released here with eye-catching glossy artwork.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Johnny that picture the 3rd one down - shadow killers tiger force the main pic of the guy sure does look a bit like sho kosugi from the cover art for pray for death,i reckon it must be his twin brother [Big Grin]


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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
It's those damn ninja's.. Always dressing alike ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Here in Finland they used the same pic in Godfrey Ho film "Diamond Ninja Force" probably best known as Golden Ninja Warrior.
Also posted the alternate cover Ninja Warrior. Crazy films, crazy releases [Big Grin]

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we need few Dangerous Curves here [Smile]

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
That Strange Brew poster is very good.
You Hosers. You better get Strange Brew.
You'll get the hoser thing after you see the movie.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
we need few Dangerous Curves here [Smile]

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those sure are some tight looking curves atomik,what's dangerous curves like atomik is it anygood?

i just looked it up and i see leslie nielsen pops up in it,it looks pretty good fun from the cover!


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here's my latest poster pick up - the original uk quad for psycho 3,not sure when i will ever get round to hanging my few poster frames up but when i do i'll put the pics on here!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Dangerous Curves is pretty entertaining if a little by the numbers teen flick, warrior. Bikini babes all over the place and yes, Leslie Nielsen somewhere in the middle [Wink]
I should rewatch the Psycho films asap!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I mean, i even got the Bates Motel (1987) tv-movie and never seen that one...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Gotta love the psycho films there awesome,I even like the made for TV part 4 to some extent!

Love the original but I do actually watch parts 2 and 3 the most,there such great fun.

Never seen the 1987 TV movie - bates motel before or the 2012 TV series that seems to be doing quite well for itself and I believe is now in its 4 or 5 season.

I think the Vince Vaughn remake was a bad idea as it was never really likely to work,for me there's only one Norman bates and that's Anthony Perkins!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
National Lampoon's Vacation (again.. but it's so cool it doesn't hurt to post it again)

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And National Lampoon's European Vacation, which hasn't been posted yet in this thread, surprisingly

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And for some reason the blu-ray versions ended up with this :

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hey Johnny. I picked up Vacation today for like 6 bucks on Bluray. My cover is similar but Chevy has got moose antlers on the sides of his head on mine.

The new covers are a major let down.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Sounds like the same artwork as my blu ray boxset Bernie,great films but I agree the new artwork completely sucks especially when compared to the awsome original art!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Perhaps Boris Vallejo´s gone greedy and asking too much...?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
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Sounds like the same artwork as my blu ray boxset Bernie,great films but I agree the new artwork completely sucks especially when compared to the awsome original art!

Yeah, that looks about the same. Too bad I did not see a box set at the shops. The old artwork was really good. I guess you could argue that it's somewhat misleading though.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
This is the artwork for there (waner's) new 25th anniversary edition steelbook which compared to the original Christmas vacation art is also pretty lame!

Has a remastered transfer this time around with a new HD audio track and a supposed much improved picture.


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Here in the UK it was released at the theatres with the alternate title of national lampoon's winter holiday but was then released to home video thankfully under the preferable Christmas vacation title!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Just remembered that here in Finland the European Vacation vhs cover art looked like this:

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Squirrel!!!!!!!!!! Winter Holiday? What were they thinking? I wonder why certain movies have different titles for different countries. Something to do with appeal?

Never seen that Scandi cover work. Looks pretty good. It oozes 80s. Do you have that actual video?

I noticed that Vacation Bluray has an 85 mintue featurette and commentary from Harold Ramis, and the Griswold kids and a couple others. Still have not got to it yet.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Does anybody remember videodiscs? I have Vacation on videodisc. Its the same as the original artwork on vhs only its better cause its the size of a record album cover.

The Winter Holiday poster is great along with the artwork for Euro.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I was at the local antique mall the other day and one of the booths had a bunch of original movie posters. Many were 80s posters. Here are some I remembered.
Maximum overdrive
Ferris bueller
Revenge of the nerds
Over the top
Police academy 3,4
Trading places
No small affair
A view to a kill
Blind date
Explorers
St elmos fire
Breakfast club
Fletch
Stand by me
Wisdom
Terminator
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bernie, i don´t have European Vacation on video.

TerdNthePoolGGB, i love those lp sized laserdiscs! Sadly never had any. Vacation on laserdisc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpySn-CXUxI
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Just found this supercool, Class of 1984 style australian vhs cover art for Bad Manners. Awesome film by the way!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen that cover art before atomik,such a fun film that more people need to check out!

It's got a Great soundtrack https://youtu.be/GteNgWGfQUw as well and what surprised me originally when i first watched it was how funny it was in parts,I agree an awesome film.


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[ 20. November 2015, 21:18: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Another obscurity from the shelves of your local videostore (well, in the late 80's that is) :

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Sno-Line (1986)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Cool art, Sno-Line is one of those rarely seen Vestron tapes. Drug films are always interesting but i don´t own this one.

Just bought Frank STALLONE film The Pink Chiquitas (1987). Comes with a cool cover art and i hope that it´s bonkers and fun stuff.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Check out all these Airplane II posters, there´s one for every season [Smile]

In Finland they used the girl with skis version.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Until a while back I never knew that - airplane went under the title of - flying high in Australia,I can remember both those titles - the pink Chiquita's and sno-line but have not see either of them though!


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Here's the more or less indentical UK cover art with alternate - death line title.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Never noticed there were alternate designs for Airplane 2..
By the way, Airplane was originally released here under the Flying High title as well.

How about this one :

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Night Warriors (1983) directed by Paul Donovan

A year before i started renting movies myself i watched a bunch at my cousin's house who was two years older than i am.
Night Warriors is one of the earliest memories i have of watching rental tapes. This must have been around 1985 i think.
(keep in mind i was still only 8 or 9 years old, and we only had two public network TV channels in those days..
cable TV was still a couple of years away, so there was no way you could ever see something like Night Warriors on TV)
For years i didn't know which movie this was, but later i found out this was actually released under several
alternate titles, such as Self-Defense and Siege. But i will always remember it as Night Warriors !
I have not been able to watch Night Warriors ever since, so this must be at least thirty years ago,
but i remember it as an ultra gritty urban action thriller, not unlike Death Wish 2 or Vigilante,
both of which were released roughly around the same time.

I found the trailer on Youtube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJg-lU4J7U

Looks pretty cool, right ? [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´ve actually seen this canadian film. Never heard the Night Warriors title before.
We had it on tape back in the early 90s but i´m not sure if it´s still somewhere (maybe bro has it).
I remember that it made somekind of impact, definitely would like to re-watch it.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I've got the - siege on vhs and its an absolutely awesome action thriller,quite gritty and violent,this is one that certainly needs a DVD or blu ray release.

Not watched it for a year or 2 but I do remember the big guy from stegman's gang in - class of 1984 is in it!


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Have you guys ever seen the 1983 Canadian thriller - cross country as that's another pretty cool flick!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Here's the back art to my thorn emi vhs.


And below the familiar looking thorn emi cassette


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Who could forget that thorn emi opening logo and music - https://youtu.be/xc2s06xVJ2Y - thorn emi trailers.

https://youtu.be/5EtyTvDi_LQ - cool YouTube video of UK thorn emi video sleeves.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Now that is awesome, Warrior ! That's a true collector's item, i'm sure !

aTomiK, which title did it have in Finland.. do you remember ?

It is getting confusing though, all those alternate titles..

Airplane was released here as Flying High.. Vigilante was called Streetfighters..
Sno-Line has been released on UK home video as Deathline while the Imdb has it listed as Texas Godfather..
and Night Warriors is apparently better known as Siege or Self-Defense..

[Confused] [Confused] [Confused]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Do you know if Siege was released in the U.S. with the same title?
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086276/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt#akas - I reckon either under the title of - siege or the alternate title of - self defense,I've got a feeling it was only released as night warriors in Johnny's home country of the Netherlands!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
It was called "Saarto" here in Finland which is more or less a translation from "Siege".

Alternate poster art, feels like a completely different film [Smile]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Judging from that poster design, the movie should have been called Yuppies In Peril ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Boy has this film got some different titles and cover art,you can see how some of these movies get lost in the mix.

That - self defense poster art at first I thought - wow! that really sucks - but if you look at it for a while (say about a few years) it does actually start to grow on you! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
That - self defense poster art at first I thought - wow! that really sucks - but if you look at it for a while (say about a few years) it does actually start to grow on you! [Big Grin]

Well, that particular poster design is actually pretty good.. The problem is it just doesn't seem to connect
with the actual movie.. or at least not the way i remember it.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
That - self defense poster art at first I thought - wow! that really sucks - but if you look at it for a while (say about a few years) it does actually start to grow on you! [Big Grin]

Well, that particular poster design is actually pretty good..
Yeah pretty good for a laugh [Big Grin] - your right johnny it makes it look more like a yuppie in peril flick,from what i remember there's no one in the movie who even resembles either character on the cover!

Johnny have you ever seen the other film I mentioned 1983s - cross country - https://youtu.be/qTLOsQaSkSM its a Canadian sleazefest which is a total blast to watch and features everyone's favourite Canadian villain Michael Ironside who here plays against type as an investigating cop!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
It's almost like that particular design was created by someone who didn't see the actual movie..
but did it solely based on reading a synopsis or something.

I'm not familiar with Cross Country, no.. but there sure are some names on that poster that do ring a bell.
Richard Beymer played Benjamin Horne (the hotel owner) in Twin Peaks, and Nina Axelrod was the girl from Motel Hell.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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My son's UK Quad movie poster of Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies or as it's known in the US Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle.

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Judgment Night was released over here as Trespass.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
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and the other one i picked up really cheap - 1 uk pound and 47 pence included postage so cheaper than a 6 pint of milk - best shot aka hoosiers uk quad poster.

always really liked this movie and only knew it as best shot as a teen only later in life to realize it had the original title of -hoosiers.

Yes the first time I heard about this film was on Premiere where it was called Best Shot years later I spent time trying to find it to buy but could not find it under that name only the name of Hoosiers I found the film very good indeed one of my all time favourite s. It's nice to see the poster for the movie though.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Judgment Night was released over here as Trespass.

Then what was Trespass released as the year before?
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Then what was Trespass released as the year before?
Adventures in Babysitting?!

My mistake... Trespass is a completely different film. For some reason I have them mixed up in my head. Considering they aren't even the same plot I can't see why.
 
Posted by Rock Vixen (Member # 37441) on :
 
 - The Lost Boys (words to live by...)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Love The Lost Boys and it's poster art Rock Vixen


Here's a few UK VHS cover arts from my collection -


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The Young Warriors (1983).


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Shadow Of Death aka Destroyer (1988).


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Marine Issue aka Instant Justice (1986).


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Let's Get Harry (1986).


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Scream For Help (1984).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not sure if any of these have been put up already though I didn't spot them but here's a few more covers,posters etc. I really dig -


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The awesome action drama The Principal (1987).


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The really fun teen comedy Mischief (1985).


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Is there anything more scary than the thought of Gary Busey staring through the window at you - the poster art for Hider In The House (1989).


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The excellent giant rat horror Of Unknown Origin (1983).

[ 20. October 2016, 12:41: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
This is on my wall right now...
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Awesome poster Paul for an awesome movie,bet it looks pretty cool up on your wall!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
You are a man of exquisite taste.

Is it framed? What are your poster-hanging procedures? I'm currently trying to decide whether a plasterboard wall will take a framed movie poster...

On another note: I was happy to learn that Virginia Madsen has fond memories of this film, and she became good friends with Lenny Von Dohlen while making it - a friendship that endures to this day!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
You are a man of exquisite taste.

I'm currently trying to decide whether a plasterboard wall will take a framed movie poster...


Yeah Logan no problems there they definitely will,the movie frames in all truth despite there size are not that heavy!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
That UK Electric Dreams poster is gorgeous. The film is still not on Region 1 DVD.
 
Posted by Rock Vixen (Member # 37441) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Not sure if any of these have been put up already though I didn't spot them but here's a few more covers,posters etc. I really dig -


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The awesome action drama The Principal (1987).


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The really fun teen comedy Mischief (1985).


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Is there anything more scary than the thought of Gary Busey staring through the window at you - the poster art for Hider In The House (1989).


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The excellent giant rat horror Of Unknown Origin (1983).


 
Posted by Rock Vixen (Member # 37441) on :
 
I'm a James Belushi fan. I actually love and have recorded (on VHS tape*) "The Principal".

Formulaic, but who cares!?!

*For all you youngsters, that's a "back-in-the-day" reference. ;>
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Yeah Logan no problems there they definitely will,the movie frames in all truth despite there size are not that heavy!
Really? Even hung straight into plasterboard - not into the wooden joist?
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
quote:
Yeah Logan no problems there they definitely will,the movie frames in all truth despite there size are not that heavy!
Really? Even hung straight into plasterboard - not into the wooden joist?
Yeah mine are straight Into plasterboard using self drill plasterboard fixings,the snap frames I use Logan are lighter than you expect!

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My Judgement Night poster has been up for about 4 or 5 months now and has not fallen on my head yet [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
So you didn't have to find the wooden joist or anything - you just put a fixing for plasterboard? (are those the ones that you use like a 'gun' thing for attaching?)

I had some snap frames a couple of years ago, but I found the stuff that went in front of the poster kind of opaque and dullish. I ended up getting some frames from the US (cost a fair bit, and then about two months later I got the FedEx import duty charge - ouch!)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Actually on the last one i put up the larger Psycho 3 quad poster I drilled the acquired six holes after using a mini spirit level to get the poster obviously straight and then just used plasterboard wall plugs similar to these http://www.screwfix.com/p/plasplugs-original-plasterboard-wall-fixings-grey-4-5mm-50-pack/1057K?kpid=1057K&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20trac king%20url&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20tracking%20url&gclid=CjwKEAjwtqe8BRCs-9DdpMOilBoSJAAyqWz_Bn40eSSt6Sz5wCpEDPO_kmS5ICLIjCjJKJXITfGdtho Czbjw_wcB and then just put in the screws,it was quite a quick and simple job but better with someone helping holding the frame to the wall!

It feels really sturdy and I believe it won't go anywhere.

My snap frames I got from Sign Holders Uk I think look great where as the snap frame I have for my Jack's Back movie poster came with a really dull and rather crappy looking protective sheeting!

[ 16. July 2016, 16:08: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I looked at those when I was getting snap-frames years ago, but I think I went somewhere else for them. The ones I got had a dull almost cloudy sheet of plastic that went over the pictures and I was never happy with them.

I was thinking of hanging mine via a wire they have on the back - like a normal picture. But if I remember correctly those snap frames come with screw holes in the corners that you use to attach them to the wall. Am I right? That would make them more stable and distribute the weight a little more than with something like a hook. Hmm... still not sure if the plasterboard could take the weight if it was just hanging on a hook...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah Logan a snap frame would certainly distribute the weight better than a single hook as they have 6 or more screw holes with the screw holes being in either corner and in the centre's plus they come with the proper screws and fixings.

Some people just pin them to the wall but then you've got to take into account that your putting pinholes in your cherished poster it all depends on what your happy with.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
No pins for mine! Not on a vintage poster! I have frames with a wire at the back. Really not sure about the weight distribution. I think the snap frame with fixtures along each edge is a good idea. Hmm... I still need to do some thinking!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Excellent poster design for Police Academy 4 ; Citizens On Patrol (1987).
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
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Excellent poster design for Police Academy 4 ; Citizens On Patrol (1987).

I have this on VHS but my video does not work anymore so cannot watch it on video but this is my favourite one.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rock Vixen:
I'm a James Belushi fan. I actually love and have recorded (on VHS tape*) "The Principal".

Formulaic, but who cares!?!

*For all you youngsters, that's a "back-in-the-day" reference. ;>

Love The Principal Rock Vixen as do most People I know that have checked it out,Belushi and Gossett Jr are both great and it's one of those films that I think takes many people by surprise as to how entertaining it actually is!

Love the Police Academy 4 artwork,i think part 2 and 4 were my equal favourite's from the sequels and we're the only two that I watched in the theatres.

Part 3 was OK but I was not over keen on 5 and Part 6 I don't think I remember being that great either,never seen Mission To Moscow but by all accounts I'm probably doing myself a big favour!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Picked up of eBay an original UK quad sized home video poster for the fun 1986 Michael Pare actioner Marine Issue aka Instant Justice.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Love it!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cheers Atomik!

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Just picked up another quad poster from eBay for the mostly critically hammered but in my opinion rather entertaining late 80s action thriller Renegades with the great pairing of Kiether Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips.
 


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