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Runaway / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Runaway
AKA
--
Year of Film
1984
Director
Michael Crichton
Starring
Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1985
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol
AKA
--
Year of Film
1987
Director
Jim Drake
Starring
Steven Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tim Kazurinsky, Leslie Easterbrook, G. W. Bailey, Lance Kinsey, George Gaynes, Tab Thacker
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Steven Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tim Kazurinsky, Leslie Easterbrook, G. W. Bailey, Lance Kinsey, George Gaynes, Tab Thacker,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Drew Struzan
Size (inches)
27" x 40 2/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Take off with the original cast... and some new civilian recruits as they take to the streets and the skies to fight crime.

Inside Deep Throat / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Inside Deep Throat
AKA
--
Year of Film
2005
Director
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
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
2005
Designer
Pulse Advertising
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
It was filmed in 6 days for 25 thousand dollars. The government didn't want you to see it. It was banned in 23 states. It has grossed over 600 million dollars. And it is the most profitable film in motion picture history.

American Teen / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
American Teen
AKA
--
Year of Film
2008
Director
Nanette Burstein
Starring
Hannah Bailey, Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, Jake Tusing, Mitch Reinholt
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Hannah Bailey, Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, Jake Tusing, Mitch Reinholt,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2008
Designer
Cold Open
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, except the school they went to. A heartthrob, a princess, a jock, a rebel and a geek. Before the years was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And changed in ways they never dreamed possible.

Parasomnia / one sheet / pre-release style / USA

29.04.15

Poster Poster
Title
Parasomnia
AKA
--
Year of Film
2008
Director
William Malone
Starring
Dylan Purcell, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jeffrey Combs, Cherilyn Wilson, Timothy Bottoms, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Sean Young, Brennan Bailey, Madison Davenport, Jeff Doucette
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Dylan Purcell, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jeffrey Combs, Cherilyn Wilson, Timothy Bottoms, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Sean Young, Brennan Bailey, Madison Davenport, Jeff Doucette,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Pre-release for festivals
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2008
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 39"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
Dreams of the sleepwalker

You’d be forgiven for thinking this poster was advertising a film from the 1980s but it is actually an early pre-release/festival poster for the 2008 independent horror Parasomnia. Written and directed by William Malone, who is probably best known as the director of the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill, the film is a horror thriller that centres on Laura Baxter (Cherilyn Wilson), a young woman who suffers from the titular condition. Since a childhood accident Laura has been unable to stay awake for longer than a few minutes and has been kept in a hospital’s psychiatric ward for a number of years.

When art student Danny Sloan (Dylan Purcell) visits his friend in the drug rehab wing of the same hospital he is encouraged to sneak into the psychiatric ward to take a look at notorious serial killer Byron Volpe (Patrick Kilpatrick). Volpe is kept chained in a padded cell after being convicted of killing his wife Madeline (Sean Young) and he is thought to have powers of hypnotism so strong that he has a black bag over his head at all times. Danny sneaks a look at Volpe and then notices Laura in a room nearby and soon becomes obsessed with her. When he learns that she’s to be moved to a clinic to be part of an experiment he breaks her out of hospital, but what he doesn’t realise is that Volpe has infiltrated Laura’s mind and when his neighbour is brutally murdered he sets out to try and put a stop to Volpe. Danny underestimates the killer’s powers and soon Volpe is on the run and looking for Laura.

The film is certainly stylish with some macabre sequences, particularly the nightmarish dreamscapes that were apparently influenced by the director’s love for the surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński. The film received a full release at the US cinema with a different poster to this one but was a straight to video release in most other countries. Malone has not directed another feature film since this one.

I’ve been unable to discover who painted the artwork on this pre-release one sheet so if you have any ideas please get in touch. The only reference information that I could find was this page on Cinema Secrets that reveals there was a version of the artwork that featured nudity.

Vertigo / one sheet / 1996 re-release / USA

27.01.16

Poster Poster
Title
Vertigo
AKA
La donna che visse due volte [The woman who lived twice] (Italy)
Year of Film
1958
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Starring
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Re-release
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Saul Bass
Artist
Saul Bass | Art Goodman (figures)
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

This US one sheet was printed to mark the 1996 re-release of a restored print of director Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic thriller Vertigo. The film marked the first time Hitchcock worked with the celebrated American designer Saul Bass and the pair would collaborate on two further films together. Hitchcock had himself started his film career developing inter-title cards for silent movies and he commissioned Bass to create the title sequences for Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho. As detailed in the must-own book ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design’ (designed by Bass’ daughter Jennifer), the director knew of Bass’ work well before the commission as he kept a close eye on movie graphics and was a subscriber to Graphis, a print journal that had featured Saul’s work.

As well as creating the influential title sequences for each film, Bass was also commissioned to design the advertising campaign for Vertigo. He created the central motif of two figures swirling in a vortex, which is detailed in ‘A Life in Film & Design’:

‘The main poster also captures the sensation of vertigo by having a couple sucked into a vortex. The slightly off-kilter, irregular capitals further hint at the vertiginous. The figures were drawn by Art Goodman, who recalled Saul specifying and sketching out a black silhouette for the man and a light outline, like an apparition, for the woman of his obsessions.’

Several different colours and variations were utilised for the various elements of the ad campaign (trade ads, large posters, brochures, etc) with the concept that the variation of colour and design around a central theme ‘was spinning the viewer in another direction’. Some of these alternatives can be seen in this excellent blog post.

Even if the film wasn’t a great box-office and critical triumph during its initial release, with a reappraisal and celebration not happening until several years later, the title sequence advertising campaign was declared an immediate success and was to win Bass several awards. This one sheet is practically identical to the original 1958 poster with the exception of an altered credits block at the bottom and slightly darker shade of orange (note that this poster is also double-sided, for use in lightboxes)

The film’s Wikipedia article details how the 1996 restoration proved quite controversial since the experts charged with the task were forced to alter the soundtrack (during the creation of a new 6 channel track) and restore the colour as best as they could since the original negatives had faded over the years.

This article on Mubi.com by Adrian Curry does a thorough job of detailing all the various posters printed for Vertigo around the world.

For more on Bass I thoroughly recommend picking up ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design’ and also check out the extensive page about him on the brilliant Art of the Title

Runaway / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Runaway
AKA
--
Year of Film
1984
Director
Michael Crichton
Starring
Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1984
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 41 1/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
840143
Tagline
IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines intended to do our work are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.