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Re: Let's see your Movie Posters
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2018, 09:19:08 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2018, 11:32:17 PM »
Beautiful posters, Brick.
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« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2018, 02:41:56 PM »
Here are some of my latest acquistions.









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« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2018, 03:57:26 PM »
Love the sensationalized graphics of these posters and many like them. Very shrewd marketing ploy. Too bad that usually but not always is that these movies usually were lame or totally sucked.

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« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2018, 04:38:19 PM »
Love the sensationalized graphics of these posters and many like them. Very shrewd marketing ploy. Too bad that usually but not always is that these movies usually were lame or totally sucked.

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That's the best part. The Producers started with a title such as "Flesh Feast", and shopped it around. If Distributors showed interest, they generated an over the top poster (usually having nothing to do with the film), and when the Distributor bit...Bang! they made a movie.

The best example is The Beast with a Million Eyes, talk about over-promising and under-delivering.
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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2018, 05:06:49 PM »
The Beast with a Million Eyes, talk about over-promising and under-delivering.

Well, it was kind of a cheat. They didn't say that the beast, himself, had a million eyes (though the poster hinted at it) and you had to take their word for it that he was using the eyes of a half million people.  ;D
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« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2018, 06:05:36 PM »
The hype is a huge part of the history and fabric of Horror/Monster movies and Exploitation films in general. I find the combination of overblown hype and cheezy delivery to be important to the core of the genre. It just adds to the charm of these films for most of us.

Sometimes the movie turned out to be of great quality and rivaled the spectacular poster, but usually it fell short to varying degrees. Most of us take the cheez with the high quality product and appreciate them all to a certain extent because of our love of the genre as a whole. In other words we cut "the stinkers" a lot of slack just because we love the genre of Monster Movies.
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« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2018, 06:41:08 PM »
The hype is a huge part of the history and fabric of Horror/Monster movies and Exploitation films in general. I find the combination of overblown hype and cheezy delivery to be important to the core of the genre. It just adds to the charm of these films for most of us.

Sometimes the movie turned out to be of great quality and rivaled the spectacular poster, but usually it fell short to varying degrees. Most of us take the cheez with the high quality product and appreciate them all to a certain extent because of our love of the genre as a whole. In other words we cut "the stinkers" a lot of slack just because we love the genre of Monster Movies.

That's the reason I collect these poster gems. The art is usually great, and if the film is also good, it's like finding a toy in cracker jack.
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« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2018, 04:45:10 PM »
Creepy. I dig that Astro Zombies posters. I had the pleasure in meeting Ted V. Mikels before his passing many years ago. He told me an interesting story about the title for Astro Zombies.
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« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2018, 05:02:37 PM »
He told me an interesting story about the title for Astro Zombies.

But, you didn't think we'd find it interesting, or . . .?
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« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2018, 05:39:45 PM »
But, you didn't think we'd find it interesting, or . . .?

He sent it in PM's to me and every other member - well, except you.
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« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2018, 08:25:11 PM »
Creepy. I dig that Astro Zombies posters. I had the pleasure in meeting Ted V. Mikels before his passing many years ago. He told me an interesting story about the title for Astro Zombies.

I would have loved to meet him. Guys like him, Al Adamson, William Castle, Nicholson, and Arkoff really shaped the 60's and 70's drive-in culture.
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« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2018, 09:46:19 PM »
He sent it in PM's to me and every other member - well, except you.

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« Reply #58 on: September 02, 2018, 08:13:46 AM »
But, you didn't think we'd find it interesting, or . . .?

Nope! I decided long ago, I will not share his story that he told me. It will be a secret.....FOREVER!!!!!!!! >:D

Now that we have established the secrecy between Mr. Mikels and...errr, Marsattacks666. I will now reveal the story and the mystery.

In 2006 there was a sort of Grindhouse revival( resurgence). Many theatres in Las Vegas were showing Grindhouse and Cult cinema films. Especially in the Dollar-type theatres. Which lead to very minimal Horror/Cult cinema conventions/expos. Which also lead to many apprearances from B-movie actors and directors.

Most of the apprearances were from Vegas residents. Liz Renay, Ray Dennis Steckler and Ted V. Mikels ( R.I.P., to all three).

So......One night during the showing of the Astro Zombies. Mr. Mikels and I had a conversation about the film and title. I asked him why there are two different titles to his film. One being the famliar title-The Astro Zombies. The other title called-The Space Zombies. I told him I had a VHS with the title The Space Zombies. He explained to me that the title was changed due to his partnership with a distributor of his film. Mr. Mikels never told me the name of the distributor. But, he did say that he was able to use his title The Astro Zombies for DVD distribution. Actually he did say the original title was to be The Space Zombies. But later changed to the now famous title. Mr. Mikels never went into detail about his involvement with Wayne Rogers.

Extremely nice Man, Mr. Ted V. Mikels.
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« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
Mr. Mikels never went into detail about his involvement with Wayne Rogers.

The M*A*S*H guy?
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