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(Cracked)   Fifteen wildly misleading movie posters from around the world. The Exorcist, however, seems to be spot-on   (cracked.com) divider line 91
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2012-12-08 02:25:15 PM
These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.
 
2012-12-08 02:45:02 PM
We do it here too. As a kid a friend and i went to see this movie called "Screamers", the movie poster advertised it was about men turned inside out, and looked like a zombie flick. Instead it was about Atlantis and fish people.
 
2012-12-08 03:32:06 PM
i.crackedcdn.com

Looks like a Ralph Steadman piece (the guy who did the illustrations in Hunter Thompson books). It looks like his style, but I can't make out the signature at the bottom.
 
2012-12-08 03:49:26 PM
The neighbor character getting the only speaking line on the poster for a movie in which he only has one speaking line.


dont sell the guy short, he had more lines than that

"God damn it. You like that? I kill your farking car!"
 
2012-12-08 05:01:26 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-08 05:02:06 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.


I think rather than being misleading, the Polish posters are largely more conceptual than American ones. Most of them are better, honestly, or at least more visually interesting than "here's a picture of all the big starts, now give us money."
 
2012-12-08 05:02:17 PM
To think, Poland's now a democracy. I'd love to see their constitution. Article 14: The Persident shall, from time to time, denounce the pomegranate wildly from the interior of the nether pigeons.
 
2012-12-08 05:03:28 PM
CHARLTON HESTON!
 
2012-12-08 05:06:35 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-08 05:07:11 PM

I'm a mutant shark, I'm a mutant shark, suck my double diiiiiiiiiiiiiiicks, I'm a mutant shark!


i.crackedcdn.com

 
2012-12-08 05:09:39 PM

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 279x400]


I'd watch that movie.
 
2012-12-08 05:09:42 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: I think rather than being misleading, the Polish posters are largely more conceptual than American ones. Most of them are better, honestly, or at least more visually interesting than "here's a picture of all the big starts, now give us money."


Oh, definitely.

"Misleading" might be the wrong term... not in the case of the Surrogates poster, naturally, but still.
 
2012-12-08 05:10:17 PM
Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.
 
2012-12-08 05:10:17 PM

r1niceboy: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 279x400]

I'd watch that movie.


I'm waiting for Syfy to MAKE that movie.
 
2012-12-08 05:11:35 PM

rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)
 
2012-12-08 05:15:23 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)


There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.
 
2012-12-08 05:17:32 PM
I'm pretty sure the Polish artists were 1) high and 2) total smart asses.

"Hey, the boss says we need a poster for this flick. Just how farked up do you think we can make it while insisting with a straight face it's SERIOUS ART?"

"Well, Jan, I think we should make it full of giant glowing spiders eating postmen this time."

"Yup, sounds perfect for Love Story. I'll go get the watercolours."
 
2012-12-08 05:17:51 PM

rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.


First Google result looks promising. Great idea.
 
2012-12-08 05:18:39 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I don't really know anything in terms of how much they cost or how hard they are to find, but Polish movie posters as gifts?

That. Is. Awesome. :)


I'm surprised you don't have any
 
2012-12-08 05:20:37 PM
www.polishposter.com

Ha!
 
2012-12-08 05:22:07 PM

FOBL: rogue_L_chick: Every so often, Fark gives me a great idea for a gift for someone...but this year, it just took care of the entire list. I am really hoping that Polish move posters aren't too awful expensive or hard to find - if not, everyone I love is getting one.

First Google result looks promising. Great idea.


www.polishposter.com
Awesome.
 
2012-12-08 05:23:27 PM

loonatic112358: I'm surprised you don't have any


Hah!

Now that you mention it, I'm rather surprised at that, too!


Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.


Good deal... thanks for the head's up!
 
2012-12-08 05:23:28 PM
As an aside, I might as well take this opportunity to tell Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener that he's awesome, because he might actually see this comment. Big fan, big fan.
 
2012-12-08 05:24:16 PM

FOBL: As an aside, I might as well take this opportunity to tell Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener that he's awesome, because he might actually see this comment. Big fan, big fan.


*tips hat humbly*

Much obliged, FOBL, thank you kindly - cheers, mammajamma!
 
2012-12-08 05:26:23 PM
www.polishposter.com

VERY accurate poster.
 
2012-12-08 05:28:19 PM
Raging Bull is about Jake LaMotta's inability to reconcile life inside and outside the ring

The boxer in the foreground is trying to free his arm from the existential monkey trap of boxing.

fist clenched around a delicious banana, LaMotta can't unclench his fist and leave behind the prize of his life as a fighter.

But then you notice the little bits of matter flying out the back of the hole in the middle of the opponent's face and you realize that what they've actually drawn here is a boxer punching an awesome hole through the head of the other boxer.


Well thats what I thought to.

We aint all got you're kinda learning Mr elitist Cracked magazine man!
 
2012-12-08 05:29:08 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: loonatic112358: I'm surprised you don't have any

Hah!

Now that you mention it, I'm rather surprised at that, too!


Don't Tongue the Reaper!: There's a documentary called "Freedom on the Fence" about how the poster artists would evade censorship in the Soviet era. The posters are highly collectible, but you could probably find some more recent ones for a decent price. I love them.

Good deal... thanks for the head's up!


You're welcome...and if you haven't heard the Nerdist podcast interview with Mel Brooks, drop whatever you're doing and go listen to it. Seriously, even if there's fire involved, let it go and find that podcast.
 
2012-12-08 05:29:14 PM
Gone with the Wind

hahahaha
 
2012-12-08 05:32:34 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: You're welcome...and if you haven't heard the Nerdist podcast interview with Mel Brooks, drop whatever you're doing and go listen to it. Seriously, even if there's fire involved, let it go and find that podcast.


Duly and truly noted and quoted, then - cheers!


ktybear: Gone with the Wind

hahahaha


Heh, indeed!

It's so tangential, I love it!
 
2012-12-08 05:32:49 PM
I could've sworn that Surrogates poster was one that was reused from another film...
 
2012-12-08 05:32:59 PM
I actually really like the Spanish poster for the Godfather. It's one I've never seen before.
 
2012-12-08 05:34:57 PM
Damn, none for Full Metal Jacket on that site or via Google.
 
2012-12-08 05:35:55 PM
I think the main thing I learned from this link is that Poland is also known as "around the world".
 
2012-12-08 05:37:24 PM

Dwight_Yeast: I actually really like the Spanish poster for the Godfather. It's one I've never seen before.


It's actually kind of ominous, isn't it?
 
2012-12-08 05:39:40 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: These posters reinforce the notion that Polish movie posters are AWESOMELY WEIRD AND WEIRDLY AWESOME.

For some odd reason, I love it that the poster for The Big Lebowski features that one guy shouting "I JUST BOUGHT THAT CAR!" It's just so surrealistically hilarious.


And we are done IN ONE.
 
2012-12-08 05:42:02 PM
Wait until the Poles get ahold of "Human Centipede".
 
2012-12-08 05:44:17 PM
Walter Koenig's parents were from Königsberg. Therefore in Germany ST II:TWOK is about all that Chekov lost when Königsberg became Soviet Kaliningrad.

At least, that part about his parents' origin is what I remember him saying at a convention, long, long ago.
 
2012-12-08 05:48:29 PM
Pure Awesome:

www.polishposter.com
 
2012-12-08 05:57:29 PM
I love the Raging Bull poster.
i.crackedcdn.com
 
2012-12-08 05:59:46 PM

prickle27: I love the Raging Bull poster.
[i.crackedcdn.com image 290x410]


wellmedicated.com

Kinda like em both.

/shrug
 
2012-12-08 06:00:57 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And we are done IN ONE.


I always love it when this stuff crops on TFD!

Let's see...

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That's Weekend at Bernie's.


img35.imageshack.us

That one's obvious.


img29.imageshack.us

There's Terms of Endearment.


img829.imageshack.us

That would be Alien.


img28.imageshack.us

And my personal favorite, Short Circuit 2.

You make an American movie poster like that, AND I WILL BE THERE ON OPENING DAY GUARAN-DAMN-TEED.
 
2012-12-08 06:02:23 PM

skinink: I'm a mutant shark, I'm a mutant shark, suck my double diiiiiiiiiiiiiiicks, I'm a mutant shark!
[i.crackedcdn.com image 292x410]


Don't sharks already have double dicks?
 
2012-12-08 06:03:36 PM
What the FARK is wrong with Poland?!
 
2012-12-08 06:06:45 PM
These all look like they were drawn by a schizophrenic.
 
2012-12-08 06:10:36 PM
This guy is awesome:

Leszek Zebrowski
 
2012-12-08 06:20:18 PM
Aids Campaign Poster Leszek Zebrowski:

Think Aids NSFW
 
2012-12-08 06:22:15 PM
Not sure if its been covered, but if you get polish posters for people, you should know a lot if those are not theatrical release posters ( lebowski, raging bull, and a few others)but rather works done at a later date as sort of special editions. They tend to run 25-30 bucks for the more mass produced ones. Actual theatre release originals have a wide variance in prices. If you buy and want originals, pay careful attention to the publication date. If you just want the wackyness then it's all fair game.
 
2012-12-08 06:29:59 PM
also, polishposter.com is by far the best site to buy from.
 
2012-12-08 06:36:57 PM
This guy is a legitimate artist. He's done shows in Fort Collins, CO. I'll bet he has met Ralph Steadman.

Leszek Zebrowski
 
2012-12-08 06:41:39 PM
www.moviegoods.com
Not Polish, but very misleading.

/Was not the war movie I was looking for
 
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