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Movies From An Alternate Universe
August 22, 2010 11:06 PM   Subscribe

Movies reimagined by way of their poster. Movie posters are sometimes considered art and we've had posts on Metafilter about movie posters being redesigned and reimagined but, these posters appear to be from another universe. I want to be there.
posted by DaddyNewt (39 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
This may be the first time I've ever squeed.
posted by hanoixan at 11:25 PM on August 22, 2010


Terence Stamp is James Bond. Or is he James Brown . . . GOT'AH . . .HA GET DOWN!!
posted by nola at 11:26 PM on August 22, 2010


I'd pay to see William Shatner as Daredevil.

Those are great.

And the blog has loads of other great stuff on it in the same vein.
posted by chavenet at 11:26 PM on August 22, 2010


I seriously hope this becomes a meme. so much better than babies w/ laser eyes.
posted by BurN_ at 11:31 PM on August 22, 2010


Max von Sydow AND Tatsuya Nakadai? Hell yes!

I am also interested in John Boorman's The Matrix.
posted by kenko at 11:34 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Holy shit these are all awesome.

This one in particular I would see 10,000 times in the theater.
posted by kmz at 11:37 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


This one actually looks like it could have been plausibly made in the real world
posted by KingEdRa at 12:10 AM on August 23, 2010


I want to see David Bowie as the Joker. Thank you.
posted by _Lasar at 12:26 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I cannot argue with Vincent Price and Bette Davis starring in Ghostbusters. Especially considering that Vincent Price is dead and Bette Davis is a corpse. That's pretty damn awesome and relevant to my interests and etc.
posted by WhitenoisE at 12:40 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am hanging out to see Reyes and Straume in the Psychic Detective Agency. I just know that if I keep sending fifty emails a day to JJ Abrams he'll finally listen.
posted by tracicle at 12:52 AM on August 23, 2010


I want to see David Bowie as the Joker. Thank you.

I want to see David Bowie as the Joker as written by Bill Burroughs.
posted by juv3nal at 12:53 AM on August 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Peter Sellers as Agent Smith? Yes. Yes please. Pretty please.
posted by coriolisdave at 2:02 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've often had fantasies of "could have been" movies. None of them involved W.S. Burroughs as a screenwriter. David Bowie in everything? yes.
posted by ryaninoakland at 2:13 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dang, and he sells them prints for pretty cheap... Mustn't...get out...wallet...this early in the...morning...
posted by Mooseli at 3:02 AM on August 23, 2010


I loved a lot of these, but the Elric poster - and that's a story that I'd love to see a good movie of and would hate a bad one - really didn't do it for me. The sword just doesn't look like Stormbringer, a black blade carved its full length with eldritch runes.

The best is all the little things in Jodorowsky's Star Wars (really "storm troopers"! Chewbacca is a bear! flying pyramid in space!) although Jodorowsky is auter-ish enough that he would have wanted to write the script himself.
posted by graymouser at 3:41 AM on August 23, 2010


I'm sorry, no. Kurt Russell is awesome but you cannot top Charleton Heston as the lead in Omega Man. This is not a movie that needs punches followed by witty quips. This is a movie that requires high-speed driving preceded by playing chess with a bust of Julius Caesar.
posted by DU at 4:27 AM on August 23, 2010


Liam Neeson, Emmylou Harris, and Juliette Lewis in The Sound of Music with James Woods, Oded Fehr and Kathy Bates as Mother Superior. Music by Trevor Horn and Eric Serra. Produced by Sofia Coppola. Written and Directed for the screen by Quentin Tarantino.

Please?
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:39 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


These are amazing. The choices of talent, the poster designs, everything. I didn't even know I could get chill bumps anymore. Thanks.
posted by Optamystic at 4:55 AM on August 23, 2010


Missed a great opportunity for a Liz Lemon "I want to go to there."
posted by nathancaswell at 5:02 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Crap. The Maxx one is really too small to enjoy.

OTOH, if I feel creative enough today, I can see about montaging (sp? actual word?) a bunch of these together for some killer wallpaper.

Unless, of course, someone better at art than I would think it was a good idea...
posted by Samizdata at 5:32 AM on August 23, 2010


These are the best thing on the internet. Today, anyway.
posted by unSane at 5:45 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's not just the artwork I love, but his choice of directors and co-stars kill me. "The Gunslinger" by Walter Hill, or "The Batman of Gothman City" by Mario Bravo. Ha!

And I would have killed to see Caroline Munro as Catwoman. Meow.
posted by beowulf573 at 5:53 AM on August 23, 2010


I actually thought they were pretty bad. Just technically bad photoshops, cliche'd graphics, and so on. Just really lame attempts at the 'vintage style re-imaginings' thing.

I mean look at the matting in this poster the guns were obviously pasted on, the color balance is totally different. It looks like someone spent 5 minutes on it.

These are awful. I have no idea what's wrong with you people.
posted by delmoi at 5:57 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think the quality of the photoshopping is kinda secondary to the fantasy casting, etc.
posted by empath at 6:07 AM on August 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


I actually thought they were pretty bad. Just technically bad photoshops, cliche'd graphics, and so on. Just really lame attempts at the 'vintage style re-imaginings' thing.
I mean look at the matting in this poster the guns were obviously pasted on, the color balance is totally different. It looks like someone spent 5 minutes on it.
These are awful. I have no idea what's wrong with you people.
posted by delmoi at 8:57 AM on August 23 [+] [!]


Not to be all "HURF-DURF, But you don't GET it!", but the PS skillz on these posters are EXACTLY like cheesy 3rd rate 60's-70's movie posters.
I say well done.
posted by SPUTNIK at 6:20 AM on August 23, 2010


Joanna Pacula and Scott Bakula in Alan Pakula's Dracula.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:41 AM on August 23, 2010 [6 favorites]


I don't know if they're still doing the Crazy 4 Cult shows, but there was some great imagery made for those.
posted by Red Loop at 6:59 AM on August 23, 2010


Damnation, these are cool as hell.
posted by jquinby at 7:06 AM on August 23, 2010


Subcreatures! Gozer the Gozerian, Gozer the Destructor, Volguus Zildrohar, the Traveler, has come! Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
posted by condour75 at 7:10 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Judging by some of the non-Hollywood casting, this alternate universe seems to be located in England.
posted by charlie don't surf at 7:17 AM on August 23, 2010


These are REALLY FUCKING GOOD. That is all.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:45 AM on August 23, 2010


Boorman is a very busy guy in the alternate universe.

Anyway, this one is made by the old-school theatre listings at the bottom. I miss those very much, it just occurs to me.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:59 AM on August 23, 2010


Just freaking astonishing. You can imagine how bad some of these need to be made. Most. Most of them need to be made.
posted by Xoebe at 11:17 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


a buddy of mine photoshopped his own face with sunglasses onto the poster of agent smith because people thought they looked alike. He proves it here
posted by Ross Merriam at 12:17 PM on August 23, 2010


These are awful. I have no idea what's wrong with you people.

You weren't around in the 60s and 70s, were you?
posted by aught at 12:38 PM on August 23, 2010


Not to be all "HURF-DURF, But you don't GET it!", but the PS skillz on these posters are EXACTLY like cheesy 3rd rate 60's-70's movie posters.

They had photoshop in the 1970s? I realize the that the posters might have looked something like that, but they different elements would at least have the same contrast and black levels. Again in this one the guns aren't even at the right angles (Obviously if the movie had been made they would have just photograph the prop. And it's three full-color images composed together without balancing the colors.

The text design is nice, I guess, but the compositing is just bad.
posted by delmoi at 1:14 PM on August 23, 2010


Of course the compositing is bad, it was always bad. If the MASK poster had been a real thing it would have been made up in 30 minutes or less with rub-on letters and cut-out magazine photos waxed to some wasteboard then stripped by someone on his sixth cup of coffee who knew the press was way out of calibration anyway because it had been running for 18 hours, and anyway: good colour on newsprint? We'll settle for red.

What makes these so good is that most of them are bad in exactly the ways they would have been bad if they were made in their era. It's a really impressive attention to detail and "the old ways."
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:11 PM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love that the Blade Runner music is by Kraftwerk.
posted by immlass at 12:45 PM on August 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Directed by Mel Brooks
BLAZING LEBOWSKI
Starring:
Gene Hackman as The Dude
Lee Marvin as Walter Sobchak
Madeleine Khan as Maude Lebowski
Zero Mostel as Jeffrey "Big" Lebowski
Marty Feldman as Donny
and introducing
Harvey Korman as Jesus Quintana
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:52 PM on September 20, 2010


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