Saturday, August 22, 2009

Handmade movie poster art from Ghana!

After spying a book on the subject over at Cinema Books here in Seattle, I dug into the internets and uncovered a stunning collection of wonders. These posters, all hand painted with great imagination -usually on used flour sacks, were advertisements for entrepreneurs who travelled from village to village projecting rare videocassette copies of movies otherwise difficult to see. Along with the usual Hollywood blockbuster fare they seemed to show a great selection of wider world exploitation. Films from Indonesia, Italy, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Nigeria poured in to this small West African country. Here's a selection of the best Worldweird-y posters I could find.






































17 comments:

Ninja Dixon said...

Beautiful stuff! Fantastic recreations of "normal" movies :) Reminds me of the old polish posters.

Phantom of Pulp said...

These are great.

Thanks for posting them.

That picture of Chow Yun Fatt is a classic.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of Diabolo? It's a horror film from Ghana about a man that turns into a snake when he has sex with women. I can't find anything about it, and I was wondering if you had run into it in your travels.

Patrick B said...

This is beyond awesome. Thanks you, Jared!

laird said...

I never thought I would see a poster for Strike Commando or Deadly Prey, let alone a poster from Ghana for these movies. Wow!

John Bligh said...

The JUNGLE HOLOCAUST 2 poster is an improvement on the original.

ADRIAN said...

F! F! F! totally cool!

Poptique said...

Love the poster for the classic Arnie and Danny DeVito laugh-fest at the end!

Brings back fond memories of my favourite scene from it.

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