I found out about Poland’s amazing versions of US/UK film posters a few years ago and have been fascinated with them ever since.
These posters seem to capture the theme and feeling of the movies rather than the original ‘Hollywood’ versions, which are usually boring and tailor-made by marketing research after too many focus groups.
The Polish versions are usually darker and more opaque. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly how they relate to the movies, but on some gut level you recognize them.
We’ll be bringing you examples of foreign posters every week so don’t forget to come back and check them out!
Here are our first five Polish film posters!
Doesn’t that just perfectly show Kurtz’s violent insanity…
The Empire Strikes Back
Okay, this one is pretty recognisable, but look how awesome Yoda looks!
This is bloody creepy, but I can kind of understand it…it’s the inside of Kane’s body with the alien inside and also looks like one of the alien eggs. The eyes are rather freaky though.
No, this is not you after last night. For some reason this makes me think of Kafka, which just shows how fucking crazy these posters are!
I saved the best for last. This is probably my favourite one!
If you liked these let us know! There will be more next week.