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Mallrats / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Mallrats
AKA
Shop-Show (Hungary) | Generazione X (Italy)
Year of Film
1995
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1995
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Mallrats / one sheet / final / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Mallrats
AKA
Shop-Show (Hungary) | Generazione X (Italy)
Year of Film
1995
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1995
Designer
Optic Nerve
Artist
Drew Struzan
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
DS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Basket Case / quad / UK

27.01.12

Poster Poster
Title
Basket Case
AKA
¿Dónde te escondes, hermano? [Where are you hiding, brother?] (Spain)
Year of Film
1982
Director
Frank Henenlotter
Starring
Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne, Lloyd Pace, Bill Freeman, Joe Clarke
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne, Lloyd Pace, Bill Freeman, Joe Clarke,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1982
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
30 2/16" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
The tenant in room 7 is very small, very twisted and very mad.

Frank Henenlotter’s marvellously sleazy Basket Case is a true cult classic and is a film that transcended it’s micro budget to become a mainstay of midnight movies across the globe. Technically the film shouldn’t work; the acting is terrible throughout and makes the cast of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room look like Oscar-winning legends, the special effects are laughable and the editing is seriously rough in places, but the film has a certain charm that allows you to forgive it’s faults and revel in its trashy delights.

The film is definitely a love letter to a New York City, specifically the area around Times Square and 42nd street, that has long since changed. On the film’s excellent audio commentary Henenlotter talks about how he could see the change coming and shot lots of footage of the area so he could capture what it was like before it was cleaned up and sanitised beyond all recognition. Times Square was once a haven of sleazy nightclubs, nude shows and sex shops, full of weird and wonderful characters, particularly once the sun went down. Basket Case was shot in and around the area and you can really feel the griminess in every scene, particularly the opening shots where Duane (poodle-haired Kevin Van Hentenryck) makes his way through these streets on his way to Hotel Broslin.

Like many low-budget ($35k apparently) films Basket Case had some trouble getting into cinemas in the form that the director had envisioned. This is talked about in the commentary and is mentioned on Hotelbroslin.com, the official website:

When Analysis Films first released “Basket Case,” they cut it. They removed most of the gore so the film would be “funnier.” Obviously, the gore is part of the punch line so their cut version was awful, few came to see it, and the film died almost the moment it was released in April of ’82. However, “Drive-In Movie Critic” Joe Bob Briggs wanted to host the Dallas premiere of the film in June but wouldn’t host a cut version. So Analysis sent it to Dallas uncut and let it play there. The film quickly started selling out. So Analysis quietly replaced the cut version with the uncut version everywhere else and the film suddenly became a hit. After three weeks of the uncut version playing in New York’s Waverly Theatre in Greenwich Village, Analysis finally put an ad in the Village Voice announcing that, yes, it’s finally uncut.

The film was recently released on blu-ray and it’s a revelation to see the film as the director intended. It was shot on 16mm and so was originally full frame (4:3). To be able to show it at cinemas the distributor blew it up to 1:85:1 widescreen and, as Henenlotter notes, it made everything look squashed and claustrophobic, whilst also seriously affecting the many night scenes. For the blu-ray transfer the original 16mm negatives were used and the film has never looked better, particularly if, like me, you first saw the film on murky VHS.

This British quad features a surreal background made up of images from the Times Square of the time. There are various genuine brands in there as well as what I assume are fictional ones. I’m pretty sure the unknown artist’s name is one of the signs too, but can’t be certain. Note the cinema hoarding showing the 1971 horror film ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death’. The character holding the basket doesn’t look massively like Van Hentenryck but I think this can be forgiven!

The tagline and logo are also undoubted classics and rank up there as some of the best ever to grace British horror posters.

The film’s original trailer is on YouTube.

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.

Clerks / one sheet / advance / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Clerks
AKA
O Balconista [Clerks] (Brazil)
Year of Film
1994
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Advance
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1994
Designer
Tarhan Creative
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you...

Clerks / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Clerks
AKA
O Balconista [Clerks] (Brazil)
Year of Film
1994
Director
Kevin Smith
Starring
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1995
Designer
2D design
Artist
Graham Humphreys (items)
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
A Hilarious Look at the Over-the-Counter Culture!

The Untouchables / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Untouchables
AKA
Untouchable (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
1987
Director
Brian De Palma
Starring
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photography by Richard Nobel
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Untouchables / one sheet / UK

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Untouchables
AKA
Untouchable (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
1987
Director
Brian De Palma
Starring
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photography by Richard Nobel
Size (inches)
27" x 39 13/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. - Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down.

The Untouchables / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Untouchables
AKA
Untouchable (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
1987
Director
Brian De Palma
Starring
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photography by Richard Nobel
Size (inches)
30" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. - Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down.

The Untouchables / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Untouchables
AKA
Untouchable (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
1987
Director
Brian De Palma
Starring
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Tony Seiniger, Olga Kaljakin, Dan Chapman
Artist
Photography by Richard Nobel
Size (inches)
27" x 41 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. - Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down.

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