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Get Carter / quad / 1999 BFI re-release / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Get Carter
AKA
--
Year of Film
1971
Director
Mike Hodges
Starring
Michael Caine, John Osborne, Ian Hendry, Bryan Mosley, George Sewell, Tony Beckley, Glynn Edwards, Terence Rigby
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Michael Caine, John Osborne, Ian Hendry, Bryan Mosley, George Sewell, Tony Beckley, Glynn Edwards, Terence Rigby,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
BFI re-release
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Eureka! Design Consultants Ltd.
Artist
--
Size (inches)
29 6/8" x 39 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Switchblade Sisters / quad / 1999 re-release / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Switchblade Sisters
AKA
The Jezebels (USA - original title) | Playgirl Gang (USA - reissue title)
Year of Film
1975
Director
Jack Hill
Starring
Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner, Chase Newhart, Marlene Clark, Kitty Bruce, Janice Karman, Don Stark, Don Marino
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner, Chase Newhart, Marlene Clark, Kitty Bruce, Janice Karman, Don Stark, Don Marino,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
30" x 40 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
So easy to kill. So hard to love

Shikoku / B2 / Japan

30.10.12

Poster Poster
Title
Shikoku
Year of Film
1999
Director
Shunichi Nagasaki
Starring
Yui Natsukawa, Michitaka Tsutsui, Chiaki Kuriyama, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ohsugi, Makoto Satô, Tarô Suwa, Tomoko Ôtakara, Hazuki Kôzu
Origin of Film
Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Yui Natsukawa, Michitaka Tsutsui, Chiaki Kuriyama, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ohsugi, Makoto Satô, Tarô Suwa, Tomoko Ôtakara, Hazuki Kôzu,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

An arresting design on this poster for the release of Shikoku, a Japanese psychological horror film released in 1999. The story sees Hinako (Yui Natsukawa) return to the village she grew up in on the island of Shikoku after spending several years in Tokyo. She discovers that her childhood friend Sayori (Chiaki Kuriyama) died when she was sixteen under mysterious circumstances and, after Hinako sees the spirit of her friend, it becomes clear that Sayori’s grieving mother has spent the past few years attempting to bring her daughter back from the dead.

Chiaki Kuriyama, who features on the poster,  is best known for her role as mace-wielding Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. The film was released on DVD in several countries but the UK disc seems to be currently out of print.

 

Godzilla 2000 / B1 / Japan

12.01.15

Poster Poster
Title
Godzilla 2000
AKA
Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (Japan) | Godzilla 2000: Millennium (alt. longer title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Takao Okawara
Starring
Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki, Shirô Sano
Origin of Film
Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki, Shirô Sano,
Type of Poster
B1
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
28 11/16" x 40.5"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

This is the Japanese B1 for the release of Godzilla 2000, the twenty-third film in the series featuring the King of the Kaiju (giant monsters). The film was also the first release in the third generation of Godzilla films, which is known as the Millennium Series. Studio Toho decided the film would be a reboot meaning it had no continuity with earlier films in the series, except for the 1954 original.

Set in 1999, we learn that Japan has suffered other Godzilla attacks since the 1950s and the Godzilla Prediction Network (GPN) was formed in response by scientists who aim to predict his next landfall. In 1999 he appears at the same time as the Crisis Control Intelligence (CCI) find a mysterious rock-like object at the bottom of the Japan Trench which takes off during an operation to salvage it. Godzilla follows and is blasted by the object causing him to retreat, but not before his atomic breath causes the rock to break open revealing an unusual blue alien craft.

The craft flies to Tokyo and begins to download information from the city’s computer network as the aliens try to discover more about Godzilla’s regenerative properties, named by the GPN scientists as Regenerator G1. When Big G arrives and once again attacks the craft, the aliens steal some of his DNA during the battle and use it to attempt to reform themselves as a giant Millennian. Unfortunately Earth’s atmosphere is different to their own and the creature mutates into the hideous gigantic Orga and begins a final battle with Godzilla.

The film featured a new design of for the famous beast with a notably meaner looking face and large scales on his back, replacing the tired costume used for previous films in the series. Godzilla 2000’s relative success at the Japanese box-office saw Columbia Tristar decide to release the film in the US (the last Japanese Godzilla film to get a cinema release was Godzilla 1985). The distributor decided to edit the film for pacing reasons and removed about 8 minutes from its running time, whilst also completely re-editing the sound design and also injecting quite a bit of humour into the dubbed script. Unfortunately, poor box-office receipts meant that future entries in the Millennium series were released straight to DVD in the States.

The trailer for the US release can be viewed on YouTube.

 

Go / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Go
AKA
Go! - Sex, Drugs & Rave'n'Roll (Germany - video box title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Doug Liman
Starring
William Fichtner, Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
William Fichtner, Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend.

Ratcatcher / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Ratcatcher
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Lynne Ramsay
Starring
Leanne Mullen, William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Michelle Stewart
Origin of Film
UK | France
Genre(s) of Film
Leanne Mullen, William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Michelle Stewart,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels / one sheet / USA

22.09.17

Poster Poster
Title
Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
AKA
Lock & Stock (Spain)
Year of Film
1998
Director
Guy Ritchie
Starring
Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
New Wave Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
A disgrace to criminals everywhere

This is the US one sheet for the release of the feature debut of British director Guy Ritchie, 1998’s crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. In addition to it being Ritchie’s first, it also introduced audiences to Jason Statham, best known for the Transporter films and recently the Fast and Furious franchise. It also marked the first appearance of British ex-footballer Vinnie Jones. Ritchie had come to attention with his short film The Hard Case which was seen by Trudie Styler and her husband Sting, leading to Styler executive producing Lock, Stock and Sting appearing in the film. Matthew Vaughan, a friend of Ritchie and now a successful director in his own right produced the film.

The film focuses on four lifelong friends who are small-time criminals, Eddy (Nick Moran), Tom (Jason Flemyng), Soap (Dexter Fletcher) and Bacon (Statham). At the start of the film Eddy has entered a high-stakes underground card game after the four put together the £100,000 entry fee. The game has been organised by local gangster Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty) and the quartet soon discover that the odds are rigged in Harry’s favour. Before they know it they are half a million pounds in debt and under pressure from one of Harry’s enforcers, Big Chris (Jones).

A desperate Eddy overhears his next door neighbours, a gang of robbers, discussing plans to hold-up a local cannabis farm which also has cash and valuables. Eddy relays the information to his friends and they decide to rob the gang once the heist has taken place. So begins a madcap caper that continues to spiral into violence and an increasing body count. The two barrels in the title refers to a pair of antique shotguns that also feature in the story.

The film was given only a limited release in the US in March of 1999 and this one sheet was designed by the Hollywood marketing agency New Wave Creative. The company has been working on campaigns for major studios for over 25 years and, as well as posters, they also work on trailers and other aspects of film and TV campaigns. Their page on IMPAwards indicates how prolific they were at creating posters and it appears their first one was for a 1998 re-release of Gone with the Wind. It also looks like they stopped working on posters around a decade later and presumably now only focus on other aspects of marketing campaigns. The other posters I have collected by New Wave can be seen here.

Office Space / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Office Space
AKA
Risutora man (Japan) | Impiegati... male! [Evil employees] (Italy)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Mike Judge
Starring
Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, John C. McGinley
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, John C. McGinley,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Bemis Balkind
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Work Sucks.

Mr Death / one sheet / yellow style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Mr Death
AKA
Mr Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (full title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Errol Morris
Starring
Fred A. Leuchter, David Irving, Ernst Zündel
Origin of Film
UK | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Fred A. Leuchter, David Irving, Ernst Zündel,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Yellow style
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
26 15/16" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Magnolia / one sheet / advance / flower style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Magnolia / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Kikujiro / B2 / advance / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Kikujiro
AKA
Kikujirô no natsu (Japan - full title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Takeshi Kitano
Starring
Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Yûko Daike, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Beat Kiyoshi, Gurêto Gidayû, Rakkyo Ide
Origin of Film
Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Yûko Daike, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Beat Kiyoshi, Gurêto Gidayû, Rakkyo Ide,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Grass / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Grass
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Ron Mann
Starring
N/A
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
N/A,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Jim Jarmusch
Starring
Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Henry Silva, Cliff Gorman, Isaach De Bankolé, Camille Winbush, Tricia Vessey
Origin of Film
France | Germany | USA | Japan
Genre(s) of Film
Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Henry Silva, Cliff Gorman, Isaach De Bankolé, Camille Winbush, Tricia Vessey,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30 1/16" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
All assassins live beyond the law... only one follows the code

A Room For Romeo Brass / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
A Room For Romeo Brass
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Shane Meadows
Starring
Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Vicky McClure, Ladene Hall, Frank Harper, Julia Ford, James Higgins, Bob Hoskins
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Vicky McClure, Ladene Hall, Frank Harper, Julia Ford, James Higgins, Bob Hoskins,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Sleepy Hollow / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster

Fight Club / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Fight Club
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
David Fincher
Starring
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire
Origin of Film
USA | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photography by Matthew Welch
Size (inches)
27" x 39 14/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.

Election / one sheet / USA

21.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Election
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Alexander Payne
Starring
Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Concept Arts
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Reading. Writing. Revenge.

Dogma / one sheet / UK

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dogma
AKA
Bearclaw (USA - fake working title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Prepare thyself. December 26.

Dogma / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Dogma
AKA
Bearclaw (USA - fake working title)
Year of Film
1999
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
It Can Be Hell Getting Into Heaven

Being John Malkovich / one sheet / ripe vessel style / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Being John Malkovich
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Spike Jonze
Starring
John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Ripe vessel
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 39 14/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

American Beauty / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
American Beauty
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Sam Mendes
Starring
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Pulse Advertising
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
...look closer

A Room For Romeo Brass / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
A Room For Romeo Brass
AKA
--
Year of Film
1999
Director
Shane Meadows
Starring
Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Vicky McClure, Ladene Hall, Frank Harper, Julia Ford, James Higgins, Bob Hoskins
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Vicky McClure, Ladene Hall, Frank Harper, Julia Ford, James Higgins, Bob Hoskins,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1999
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Best friends can survive anything.

The Straight Story / B2 / Japan

26.11.12

Poster Poster

David Lynch‘s brilliant The Straight Story is an uncharacteristically warm and natural film, quite unlike anything else in the director’s filmography, although it still features unmistakably Lynchian touches. The plot is based on the true story of elderly World War II veteran Alvin Straight who, unable to obtain a driver’s licence, travelled over 240 miles on a sit-down lawnmower to visit his brother who had suffered a stroke. Richard Farnsworth, a former stuntman turned character actor, played Alvin in a oscar-nominated performance, and Sissy Spacek featured as his mentally disabled daughter Rose. Legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton appears as Alvin’s brother. Farnsworth was suffering from terminal cancer at the time he made the film and he sadly took his own life only months after filming had wrapped.

This Japanese poster features a unique design with a profile shot of Alvin riding the tractor at night underneath a hand-scrawled title. The film is frustratingly unavailable on blu-ray at the moment but I hold out hope that Disney will see fit to release it sometime soon.