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May 5, 2007 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Movie posters redone grindhouse style.
posted by delmoi (48 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was excellent!
Thanks, d!
posted by Dizzy at 1:19 PM on May 5, 2007


fabulous; if only the first one: Schindler's List
posted by jouke at 1:20 PM on May 5, 2007


This is, perhaps, the greatest thing I've ever seen.

Best so far: "When Harry Met Sally" and "Back to the Future" (INCEST!)
posted by ColdChef at 1:24 PM on May 5, 2007


Metafilter: Boing Boing with a calming blue patina.
posted by wfrgms at 1:25 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Make sure you go all the way to the end. "The Big Lebowski" poster is fucking great. Seriously, I'd frame that mother and hang it on my wall.
posted by ColdChef at 1:28 PM on May 5, 2007


Good stuff. The JFK one was brilliant.

wfrgms: shush.
posted by brain_drain at 1:34 PM on May 5, 2007


These are really much better than they have any right to be.
posted by Rangeboy at 1:35 PM on May 5, 2007


Erin Brockovich- "A Whole Town Drinking Liquid Death!"
"Shot with a Lens Aperture So Wide They Said It Could Never Be Filmed!" -Barry Lyndon

Thanks, delmoi, these are fantastic. (& someone needs to get a full sized blow-up of "Milo And Otis" for Jonson, our resident pug-lover.)
posted by maryh at 1:36 PM on May 5, 2007


Barry Lyndon on page 4 was very amusing.
posted by damn dirty ape at 1:36 PM on May 5, 2007


The good ones were really just Schindler's List and Groundhog Day.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 1:39 PM on May 5, 2007


So AWESOME it should not be on Something AWFUL!!!!

ARTISTS doing STRANGE THINGS to INNOCENT MOVIES!!!!!

GRAPHIC designs so THRILLING and DRENCHED IN BLOOD AND SEX that viewers will be SHOCKED!!!!!
posted by The Deej at 1:49 PM on May 5, 2007 [4 favorites]


The JFK one is just gorgeous. Really captures the late-50s Hitchcock-look.

In theaters soon...If they let us show you the truth!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:50 PM on May 5, 2007


I really enjoyed this, thanks.
posted by piratebowling at 1:50 PM on May 5, 2007


I really didn't expect Milo & Otis to be in there... and I loved it.
posted by dopamine at 1:53 PM on May 5, 2007


Awesome!
posted by fandango_matt at 1:56 PM on May 5, 2007


Does the text on the Requiem for a Dream poster (second page) do crazy things to your eyes? It's moving all over the place for me.

/flashback
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:07 PM on May 5, 2007


"Shot with a Lens Aperture So Wide They Said It Could Never Be Filmed!" -Barry Lyndon

-- that was really my favorite. Along with "Source-Lit Sleaze Fest!"

"The 5th is the most terrifying of all!" -- Slaughterhouse 5
"Gruesome themes of free will!" ibid
"Science!! Incest!! Rape Gangs!! Jazz!!" -- BTTF
"A movie so controversial that even its original title was declared unfit for publication in the United States!" -- Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
"Uninteresting cows!" -- Milo and Otis (the only good joke in that one)

And as others have discovered before, you can't parody Natural Born Killers.
posted by dhartung at 2:22 PM on May 5, 2007


People are going to be so disappointed when they go see Bambi.
posted by drezdn at 2:28 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's pretty amazing. Something Awful's photoshop phridays are frequently funny, but rarely do you see this kind of quality in the work.

There is some, honestly stunning work here.
posted by quin at 2:38 PM on May 5, 2007


Thanks everyone. All I did was link to it, though :P
posted by delmoi at 2:52 PM on May 5, 2007


This was better than Something Awful's usual Friday fare. Beetlejuice for the win!
posted by katillathehun at 3:04 PM on May 5, 2007


I wish I knew what fonts they used for a lot of those...
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:18 PM on May 5, 2007


I liked "Gosford Park" (directed by MASTER OF THE MACABRE ROBERT ALTMAN!).

Zombie Bob — hmmmm, I smell remake!
posted by rob511 at 3:24 PM on May 5, 2007


Their Groundhog Day one made me realize what a creepy f-ing horror movie you could make with that plot.

A guy repeats the same day over and over, and after realizing that no future=no accountability, proceeds to do more and more depraved shit. Eventually, it ends with his realizing that no matter how depraved and awful he becomes or how many times he dies, he'll keep coming back to that same day for all eternity. The end.
posted by Ndwright at 4:02 PM on May 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


Is it wrong that after seeing that I want a SA account?
posted by Richard Daly at 4:03 PM on May 5, 2007


Ndwright, Until, in the twist ending, it's revealed it's all an elaborate simulation run by aliens probing his mind, and the aliens use the test to justify destroying Earth. Or maybe he's allowed to keep coming back to that same day for all eternity until he finally kills God, and the next morning, when he wakes up, it's tomorrow.

Nah, your idea's probably better.
posted by Richard Daly at 4:09 PM on May 5, 2007


A guy repeats the same day over and over, and after realizing that no future=no accountability, proceeds to do more and more depraved shit. Eventually, it ends with his realizing that no matter how depraved and awful he becomes or how many times he dies, he'll keep coming back to that same day for all eternity. The end.

Isn't this already pretty much the plot of the movie? He robs a bank. He lies to women in order to sleep with them. He nearly kills two guys on a train track. He commits suicide over and over again. It is a horror movie.
posted by frogan at 4:09 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


The tv show Day Break was sorta like a dark version of Groundhog Day, and they had started to hint that some very violent things could go on in a recursive loop.

Unfortunately the show was canceled before they could really explore the idea.

I seem to recall there was an episode of Stargate SG1 that played with the concept as well.
posted by quin at 4:12 PM on May 5, 2007


Isn't this already pretty much the plot of the movie? He robs a bank. He lies to women in order to sleep with them. He nearly kills two guys on a train track. He commits suicide over and over again. It is a horror movie.

He doesn't rape anyone. He doesn't torture anyone. He doesn't commit multiple-murder. And rape, torture, and multiple-murder are just scratching the surface of the horrors that could be undertaken in a world with zero accountability.
posted by Ndwright at 4:33 PM on May 5, 2007


After a year and a half as a goon, this has been my favorite photoshop thread.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 4:34 PM on May 5, 2007


Like quin said, PP is usually good for a couple of laughs (Or screams - scroll down, but don't say I didn't warn you), but there's some really great work in there.

CitrusFreak12: I see a lot of Feast of Flesh in there, and Google turned up this SA thread, which has more images and discussion.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:36 PM on May 5, 2007


I don't think there as much creativity in taking dark/thrill sort of films (like Natural Born killers) compared to lighter fare like Toy Story.
posted by filmgeek at 4:39 PM on May 5, 2007


The idea lost steam after the first page.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:48 PM on May 5, 2007


That was a fantastic SA thread. Thank you.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:48 PM on May 5, 2007


This is awesome, up to the standard of SA's Photoshop Phriday of 4-5 years ago, I think.

But, am I the only one annoyed that people start calling this particular "genre" "grindhouse films"? It's one name for it, sure, although many of the films were never properly shown in grindhouse cinemas. The correct name is "exploitation film", or, if you want to get really academic, "paracinema".

But I'm a film nerd. Great stuff, though.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:19 PM on May 5, 2007


Seriously, SA's photoshop contest haven't been worth the time to look at in a very long time, but this was phenomenal.
posted by shmegegge at 5:45 PM on May 5, 2007


also, i would like to point out that the guy who did the "What's eating gilbert grape?" poster is named Zee is Zae, for all you Forbidden Zone fans.
posted by shmegegge at 5:50 PM on May 5, 2007


A really fantastic SA phriday. They had me at the Casablanca poster.
posted by cavalier at 6:14 PM on May 5, 2007


Day Break failed cuz it was essentially Groundhog Day but without the funny.

"Bloodthirsty bears! Uninteresting cows! Hot goose sex! XXX!"

Great movie posters. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 6:18 PM on May 5, 2007


He doesn't rape anyone. He doesn't torture anyone. He doesn't commit multiple-murder. And rape, torture, and multiple-murder are just scratching the surface of the horrors that could be undertaken in a world with zero accountability.

Here's an even cooler idea for a speculative fiction novel: Every day repeats for every person If you die, you just get reset the next day like a video game. What would society be like? I think it would be pretty bizarre.

I probably wouldn't do anything too crazy, out of fear that this day would be the last.
posted by delmoi at 6:22 PM on May 5, 2007


delmoi, that sounds a lot like the setup for a dinosaur comic. :)
posted by brain_drain at 6:26 PM on May 5, 2007


Here's an even cooler idea for a speculative fiction novel: Every day repeats for every person If you die, you just get reset the next day like a video game.

Isn't that Valhalla?

What would society be like?

The Three Stooges, but with horny-helmets and mead. Why I oughtta... *cuts off Larry's head with an axe*
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:12 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Gosford Park wins overall for sensationalizing--but accurately so--the plot of an otherwise meticulously slow and virtually unresolved film.

Honorable mention to Back to the Future for "JAZZ!!"
posted by beerbajay at 3:48 AM on May 6, 2007


Somebody, please do "Harold and Maude". I'm too lazy.
posted by taz at 4:32 AM on May 6, 2007


also, i would like to point out that the guy who did the "What's eating gilbert grape?" poster is named Zee is Zae, for all you Forbidden Zone fans.

She'll be happy you got the reference.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 6:40 AM on May 6, 2007


oh. i don't read the forums. had no idea. sorry.
posted by shmegegge at 7:58 AM on May 6, 2007


Those are effing awesome.
posted by sneakin at 9:41 AM on May 6, 2007


People are going to be so disappointed when they go see Bambi.

That would have been typical for the era. Most of the time the films behind these posters were massively disappointing, slow-paced cheesy shlock with effects (if you can call them that) so bad that even a willing suspension of disbelief wouldn't help. Some of them literally so bad that even MST3K couldn't use them, decades later, because they literally weren't even worth making fun of. But beyond that, they were occasionally completely deceptive to no less a degree than these are; i.e. the film, when you went to see it, was some failed attempt at a drama or comedy so hopeless it would embarrass a film student, and the posters hastily made up in the hopes of getting a few dollars out of it.
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:44 AM on May 7, 2007


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