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Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 6 - Captain America (1990) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:56

captain_america_poster_01 captain_america_poster_01We are happy to present a poster for "Captain America"! No, not the one that's in the theaters right now... Um no it's not set in World War II, well, partially, but see, it's set mostly in the 1990s, and Captain America has a shield that apparently dents easily, and um... no, Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones aren't in it, but Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox are, and ... No, he doesn't squeal like a pig, but... Wait! Come Back! Please? SOB!

Story Line (IMDB): During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States.

Box Office Gross (IMDB): $10,173 (UK)

Wikipedia Entry: Captain America (1990)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 5 - Enter the Dragon PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Monday, 25 July 2011 21:03

enter_the_dragon_poster enter_the_dragon_poster"Enter the Dragon" (1973) is probably the first martial arts movie i ever saw at a theater. The local independent television station in Indianapolis, WTTV-4 had a regular Saturday night movie double-feature "Kung-Fu Theater". I had watched numerous cheaply made martial arts flicks via that source, but none compared to Enter the Dragon.

This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on July 20, 1973. The movie was released July 26 that same year.

This was the first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a major studio, Warner Brothers.

The comedy film "Balls of Fury" is a parody of Enter the Dragon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
Our Favorite Movie Posters: #4 - Coffy PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:12

Click for Larger View... Click for Larger View...Coffy was probably the first "blaxploitation" movie I ever saw. It was at my local drive-in, the Twin-Aire Drive-In on the south side of Indianapolis. I was 13 years old. This movie would plant the seed that grew inside of me as a true love for exploitation, and particularly blaxploitation movies.

Pam Grier starred as Coffy, a self styled vigilante bent on avenging the drug-related death of her younger sister. This movie established Pam as the queen of blaxploitation. She went on to star in numerous other films in this genre, "Friday Foster", "Sheba, Baby", and "Foxy Brown" to name a few.

"Coffy" was remade in 1981 with an all-white cast as "Lovely But Deadly".

Click for Larger View... Click for Larger View...(We have two "Coffy" posters, the first, shown on the left, is the poster most theaters used, and is the one most often seen for sale on eBay,, etc. The second, shown on the right, is to our knowledge, one less seen by collectors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
Our Favorite Movie Posters: #3 - Attack of the 50ft Woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Saturday, 23 July 2011 21:21

attack-of-the-50ft-woman attack-of-the-50ft-womanAttack of the 50ft Woman is a 1958 Science-fiction film. The story concerns the plight of Nancy Archer, a wealthy heiress whose close encounter with an enormous alien being causes her to grow into a giantess. She uses her new size and power to seek revenge against her philandering husband Harry and his mistress, Honey Parker.

This is one of my all time favorite posters, there's so much going on in the shot. She has a car in one hand as she straddles a highway overpass, while reaching down her other hand to grab another car that has wrecked just below her. Or, maybe she's reaching for one of the guys down below, trying to find a man who's not intimidated by her stature and forcefulness. What I really like is while everyone else runs for their lives, one guy just stands there, looking up her skirt. Sources say this is a young Larry Flint, however this has not been verified.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33

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