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.
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.
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.
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!
You can't see it, but trust me that these are bringing a smile.
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:
Always happy to oblige, @Barbel
And here’s some more great posters from the 60’s…
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…
Agreed, esp the second one which wouldn't have looked out of place years earlier
A mixed bag of horrors all enhanced by the artwork.
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.
Some more of those great double bills from way back then…
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!
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 🙂
These are just simply great posters…
Susannah York was absolutely sizzling in Sands Of The Kalahari - phew!
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!
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.
Cat Girl is the only one I haven’t seen as well, if you find it anywhere let me know, please!