Movie Posters

9 Great Posters for 9 Not-So-Great Movies (That I Haven't Seen)

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9 Great Posters for 9 Not-So-Great Movies (that I Haven't Seen)
9 Great Posters for 9 Not-So-Great Movies (that I Haven't Seen)

If you missed it, yesterday I explored 11 great posters from 11 not-so-great movies, and I promised today I would take a slightly different angle at the same idea. Yesterday's 11 posters were for films I had seen, today's collection come from nine films I have never seen and I can't take full credit for this list.

After I had compiled a list of my own I reached out to a few friends and one of them provided me a TON of suggestions, several of which I had never seen. David Frank, who used to provide content on a regular basis for me, is a big poster buff and of the nine posters here, he suggested seven of them. As for the other two, well, I'll explain below and perhaps in too much detail on one of them.

This list also differs from my previous one as it's largely filled with B-movie classics and "never heard ofs" and they can get a little racy, but I couldn't help but laughing at several of them, most of which would be excellent lining someone's home theater room.

When it comes to why I think these posters are so great, I think it's rather self-explanatory in most situations, as most of these are representations of the timeless art of movie promotion and how it has lost a little of its flare as of late. Then again, as I said above, these aren't necessarily major studio features that I'm featuring here and I'm sure you could find several posters along the same lines that accomplish very much the same effect. These just happened to be the ones I used for this post and each one of them offers a different, and I think, interesting story.

With that said let's have a look and as for the "not-so-great" movies tag, that's once again based on general opinion. Since I haven't seen any of them I can't personally speak to their quality, but it made for a good headline... so try not and get too "Internet commenter" on me and just let it slide and enjoy...

1,000 Convicts and a Woman
(Story of a Nympho)

Photo: American International

The story outline on this one just floored me when David sent it over. Looking around the net, there isn't a lot of information out there about the film, but it was directed by Ray Austin who may be best known for directing 12 episodes of "Magnum P.I." in the '80s and stars Alexandra Hay as the titular "woman".

There's also an interesting user review at IMDb addressing the film's misleading title:

This British movie, originally called "Fun and Games", was released in America under the the misleading title "1000 Convicts and a Woman" and with tagline "Black men! White men! Every man!". Actually though, there are nowhere near 1,000 inmates at this prison and only one of them is actually black.

No matter how you look at it, a great poster for an exploitation film.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Photo: Allied Artists Pictures

This may be a bit of a cliched addition, but you can't leave out Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and that classic image above. Made for around $88,000, the film made $480,000 at the box-office in 1958 and while there were attempts to remake it after its release, it wasn't until 1993 that Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman), of all people, directed Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman for HBO with Daryl Hannah in the lead role.

Interestingly enough, Roger Corman is producing Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, a new film taking the same premise, which is expected to be released later this year. Directed by Kevin O'Neill, the film stars Jena Sims (Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007) in the lead role with Sean Young (Blade Runner) as her mother and Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3), Treat Williams and Ted Raimi co-starring. What kind of beautiful disaster could that end up being?

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  • gumby

    Squirm was one of my favorite mst3k episodes.

  • http://davidcamponfilm.co.uk David

    Rules of Attraction is a really good movie.

    • maja

      It definately seems like on another level to the remaining movies on this list. Good movie.

      • Winchester

        Yeah, I actually like The Rules of Attraction. It's relatively close to the book.

    • http://borovnia.blogspot.com Adriano

      I was gonna say to Brad, "Congratulations on never having seen The Rules of Attraction". It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

      • Jeff

        I liked it.

        4:1, you should check it out Brad.

        To me I keep remembering it as the reason they made that shitty Mila Kunis American Psycho 2 movie, as Roger Avary wouldn't put Patrick Bateman into Rules.

    • Danny

      Yeah, Brad you should really check out Rules of Attraction... I can see why people don't like it, but for me, it's one of those movies I can't get enough of... I watch it at least once every few months, it is one of my all time favorite movies and even if you don't end up liking the movie, it has some great camera work, is filmed very well and features some solid performances...

  • Lily

    I like your love for Jean Seburg. She's just an Iowa girl like me :)

  • SP1234

    Most of these are for exploitation films.

  • yevlar

    Another very surprisingly great poster for an awful film is the teaser poster for Tyler Perry's "Medea Goes to Jail"

    http://impawards.com/2009/madea_goes_to_jail_xlg.html

  • Badge

    Continuing with this theme, another idea for the site could be "Good Movie Posters That Were Changed For Lousy DVD Covers".

    I say this because I'm still hurting that the DVD of the 1984 TWILIGHT ZONE skipped the simple but effective poster and used some dumb photoshoppy mashup.

  • G-Man

    Silent Night, Deadly Night is a fairly popular and well-liked title for big horror movie buffs (especially around the holidays).

    The only one of those I've seen is Captivity (ironically, the whole issue with the MPAA was good marketing for me - no press is bad press). I can't remember too much, but think I thought it was ok.

  • Jeff

    Not as good as the last list but still fun.

    Are you going to do another in this theme, bad posters for good movies or some such?

  • Josh Batchelder

    Rules of Attraction is a phenomenal film.

  • Michele

    "The Thing With Two Heads" is a bizarre film that is highly entertaining. I do believe that it is done totally tongue-in-cheek so I personally wouldn't consider it bad since it accomplishes what it set out to do.

  • Jeff

    I watched "The Thing with Two Heads" last night.

    I want to hate it cuz it is pretty bad but I just can't take it seriously enough to.

    • Jeff

      Oh, if they had gone as far as to have had a sex scene with "the thing", all would have been forgiven and I would have loved it lol.

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