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BAMF’s Movie Poster of the Week – THE OMEGA MAN

As if we needed any more proof that European movie posters thoroughly kick ass over their American counterparts, I give you the Italian version of The Omega Man. This movie is a childhood favorite, and even though it hasn’t held up that well, it’s still a fun movie, and this particular poster is awesome. Now, compare it to the American version below, which simply can’t hold it’s own.

BAMF’s Movie Poster of the Week – FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!

Do I really need to say anything about this French poster for Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!? This is a stunning piece of art, and so much better than most of the other versions of this poster. One of my biggest regrets is not stealing an original of this poster when I had a chance. Below you can see one of the American versions for this poster, which is typical of what all the poster looked like. I prefer the illustration over the photo montage.

 

BAMF’S Movie Poster of the Week – FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

Nothing like a good old fashioned horror movie from Hammer Studios to provide some truly classic movie poster art. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell came towards the end of Hammer’s heyday, and seems to have been forgotten by some people, but the poster is definitely a classic. And just for fun, here is a poster for a double feature release of Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell and the kung fu flick The Fists of Vengeance.

Movie Poster of the Week – DAWN OF THE DEAD

Okay, technically this is not a movie poster for Dawn of the Dead. Back when George Romero’s zombie classic came out in 1979, a “poster book” was released as a promotional tie-in. Poster books seemed to be something of a fad around the time, though the only other one I can specifically remember is one for the James Bond movie Moonraker.  Basically, poster books were magazines that were folded multiple times instead of being stapled in the middle. When one of these things was completely unfolded, it was a poster on one side. The image above is the main poster. Below is the cover of the publication (on the left), and a secondary image that appeared when the magazine was unfolded half way. The rest of the poster book was pictures and articles.

And just because…here’s the original movie poster.

And here is one of the many European versions of the poster, in which it was retitled Zombie for distribution overseas.