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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    I'm familiar with all of those except the Titanic movie, which I've never heard of. I probably won't watch it, though, having seen the more famous version.

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,235MI6 Agent

    Quite popular in its day and a big critical hit, but too short at 90-odd minutes to do justice to the unfolding disaster. Now, it isn't given much regard. I've never seen it and never seen it advertised on TV listings either.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent
    edited October 2023

    A young Robert Wagner plays a role that Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack was more than loosely based upon. It’s a decent enough movie and as @chrisno1 says it could have done with another half hour of character building.


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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    On the Book Covers thread we’ve been talking about how cover illustrations can sell books - these Hammer movie posters do just that…



    The Lost Continent is a real guilty pleasure for me, for some reason I just adore this movie!

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    You can't see it, but trust me that these are bringing a smile.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,761MI6 Agent

    For some reason Poland has a tradition of using their own art instead of the origional art on posters, and some of them are very interesting and experimental:



    Alien:


    Terminator:



  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Always happy to oblige, @Barbel

    And here’s some more great posters from the 60’s…



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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    I’m not enamoured by today’s bland photographic movie posters but that brilliant director Quentin Tarantino always ensures that the posters for his films are very good…


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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    Agreed, esp the second one which wouldn't have looked out of place years earlier

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    A mixed bag of horrors all enhanced by the artwork.

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    One of my favourites (House of Frankenstein), one I can't stand (Hammer's remake of Old Dark House), one I've never seen but would like to (Blood of Dracula's Castle), one I've never seen but wouldn't like to (Vampire Hookers). A real mixed bag, as you say, and some lovely artwork.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Some more of those great double bills from way back then…


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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    Some very interesting films there, CHB. "Mean Dog Blues" looks like a ripoff of the one your name comes from, even having George Kennedy in the cast.

    "Darker Than Amber" is one of the rare film versions of the Travis McGee books, a series you'll know more about than me, and is a strange movie which I believe has a cult following (or did, anyway).

    "Sicilian Cross" I started watching for the obvious reason, but it was so bad I gave up.

    However, those posters are vivid and eye-catching, and do their job in tempting one to watch the movie!

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    I’ve never heard or seen of the movie Mean Dog Blues before seeing this poster - I’m going to have to search it out - especially if Kay Lenz gets her kit off.

    Darker Than Amber is a good film, I always thought Rod Taylor would have made a good Bond. The McGee books sold well.

    Ditto with your Sicilian Cross thoughts, I hope the pay cheque was good for Roger.

    I have a soft spot for The Giant Spider Invasion - a perfect pulp horror movie 🙂

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    These are just simply great posters…


    Susannah York was absolutely sizzling in Sands Of The Kalahari - phew!

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    This weeks selection…



    And some Hammer pre-publicity posters for movies that in the end never got produced - more’s the pity as I would have loved to have seen these!


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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    Ah, dated SF/horror with dreadful FX and lower budgets than the average household - exactly my kind of thing.

    Love those posters, the clickbait of their day. The one I now have to see is "Cat Girl"- I know nothing about it, but Barbara Shelley is enough reason to watch.

    I don't think many would disagree that the above version of "Hound" is the best actual film of that selection, and yes "Zeppelin Vs Pterodactyl" sounds a brilliant idea.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Cat Girl is the only one I haven’t seen as well, if you find it anywhere let me know, please!

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Some good action artwork on these…



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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,193Chief of Staff

    Nice artwork as you say, CHB. "The Venetian Affair" isn't as exciting as the poster, despite the presence of not one but two essential requirements for a 60s spy movie- Elke Sommer and Luciana Paluzzi.

    "The Dirty Dozen", on the other hand, definitely is although not exactly as the poster implies.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    I haven’t seen The Venetian Affair for about 50 years, I must try and catch up with it, I’ve forgotten everything about it! And it’s got Robert Vaughn and Boris Karloff too 😁

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Breaking into this thread to plug the first installment of the Christmas Special, it’s ready to read now!

    The AJB007 Christmas Special 2023 — ajb007

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    It’s Karloff Day - and a healthy dose of The Bride…



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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Some more horror movie posters…


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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Monster movies…



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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,268MI6 Agent

    Of all the reasons why OHMSS didn't do as well at the box office as it might have - and that's disputed - few ever mention the poster. But perhaps the ought to. The sight of the new Bond in a tux and on skis heading down the slopes... it doesn't quite work for me and certainly didn't when I first saw it as a kid. It's okay with Bond and the jet pack on the Thunderball poster, in fact the scene would have been better had he looked like that rather than wearing his helmet for safety reasons as insisted upon by the stuntman... it's okay seeing Bond in the tux in Little Nellie on the YOLT poster though that's not what we saw in the film. But a suit and tie while skiing... looks naff.

    So surely the only seasonal looking OHMSS poster you might have framed and placed in your front room over Christmas, leaving the light on so the neighbours can pass and see it, would be this magnificent German print here...

    Fancy a copy? It will cost you only about £1000 on eBay. Gulp...

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Why on Earth did they ruin that gorgeous poster by placing the white dot film details where they did - it’s atrocious planning.

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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,235MI6 Agent

    Going back a few posts - When the Earth Cracked Open - it sucked off my bikini top ???

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    I’m glad you typed bikini top @chrisno1 🤪

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,135MI6 Agent

    Always nice to see this great poster for a great 60’s spy spoof…



    And these posters for some old classics are nice too…


    And finally a guilty pleasure for me - a Rod Serling script about a robbery at sea using a refurbished U-boat - fabulous fun…


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