Slap Shot / B2 / Japan

20.06.11

PosterPoster
Title
Slap Shot
AKA
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Year of Film
1977
Director
George Roy Hill
Starring
Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Comedy | Sport
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1977
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Craig Nelson
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
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George Roy Hill‘s ice hockey comedy was critically panned on release but quickly grew into a cult classic and is considered by many to be the best sports/comedy movie ever made. Director Kevin Smith is currently preparing ‘Hit Somebody’, his take on the same game.

This Japanese poster is actually a combination of two of the American one sheets and a promotional still from the film. The artwork by Craig Nelson on the Style A one sheet is combined with the sketch-style artwork (credited to ‘R.G.’) on Style B. The photo of Paul Newman appears to have been taken from this still and his lower half has been illustrated to extend it downwards.

You can watch the original trailer here.

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