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Offline Chop-Top

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Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« on: May 16, 2023, 03:12:46 PM »
After 20 years of collecting posters, there have only been a handful of movies that I've never found a suitable poster to collect that has sufficiently good artwork to match the price of the poster and/or the quality of the movie. I've ranked my top 3 worst artwork to movie ratio posters. Raiders will be a bit controversial, but it makes the top 3 due to the referencing of other movies in giant bold text that is above the moderately nice Struzan artwork. This includes looking at all foreign possibilities as well. Many posters I've been able to pick up a foreign version if I didn't like the U.S. version.

Shining
Poltergeist
Raiders of the Lost Ark

There are a few others but these have the worst ratios.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2023, 03:20:27 PM by Chop-Top »

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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2023, 08:52:28 PM »
This is extremely personal of course, but I for one could not disagree more on these 3 titles.  Here are my 40x60in for reference.



Also, Raiders is not Struzan, but Amsel.

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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2023, 08:33:44 PM »
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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2023, 09:44:51 PM »
There are a LOT of movie posters that fit this category in my opinion.  I definitely agree when it comes to The Shining one sheet.  There are so many examples of dull posters for good movies it took me about 5 seconds to find this random one online.



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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2023, 02:27:42 AM »



Hitchcock is smug he used the whole poster for writing, James Stewart is determined to find more space to use for writing

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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2023, 11:21:31 AM »
This is also a re-release, and Psycho, Hitchcock and Stewart were all that was needed to advertise the flick.

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Re: Worst artwork to good movie ratio posters
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2023, 05:19:55 PM »
From the point of view of promoting the film, I think that's a pretty good design.  Mr. Hitchcock's portraits are iconic.  I remember as a kid in the 80s and 90s watching Nick at Nite, the instantly recognizable portraits, music, etc., in commercials and opening credits for Hitchcock's works, and being stoked to see the show.  That style was probably the best selling feature for his movie tickets over the years.