Quiz: Polish Film Posters

Guess the movie from the bizarre promo...

When films get flung overseas, the local film distributors – and often some cinemas – come up with their own culturally specific takes on the posters.

Some go literal and some go... a bit mental.

Thanks to the team over at Retro Crush, we’ve found these amazing Polish pics.

And we thought we’d make it a little more fun than simply telling you what film each poster is promoting.

See if you can guess for yourself – then click the link to the following page for the answer...


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The film: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Random movie trivia:
Genius animal impersonator Frank Welker provided the monkey’s chittering on cue. But he didn’t even get a credit!

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The film:
Alien

Random movie trivia:
The stylish blue laser lights seen in the alien ship were stage equipment borrowed from The Who, rehearsing next door.

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The film:
Back To The Future

Random movie trivia: Actor Tom “Biff” Wilson gets asked so many similar questions about his time on the film that he composed a song to answer the most frequent.

It’s below, and it’s genius.


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The film: Young Guns

Random movie trivia: James Horner composed a score for the movie that director Christopher Cain thought was “too ethnically Irish” and had it ditched. It’s not been heard since, though we suspect some of it snuck into Horner’s Titanic themes…

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The film: Romancing The Stone

Random movie trivia: Sylvester Stallone and Christopher Reeve turned down the lead that Michael Douglas nabbed.

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The film: Rosemary’s Baby

Random movie trivia: Schlockmeister William Castle got first dibs on the movie rights, but producer Robert Evans only agreed to greenlight it if Castle didn’t direct.

Castle got a consolation prize, though – a sizeable cameo.

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The film: Short Circuit

Random movie trivia:
The film was originally supposed to be a dark techno-thriller with Number 5 a human-hunting, Terminator-like character.

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The film: The Fly

Random movie trivia: David Cronenberg originally didn’t take the job because he was set to direct Total Recall.

But after disagreements with Recall producer Dino De Laurentiis and a family tragedy curtailing replacement Fly helmer Robert Bierman’s work on the movie, he took it over.

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The film: The Name Of The Rose

Random movie trivia: Shir Shean Connery’s career was at such a low point when Jean-Jacques Annaud casting him that studio types initially refused to fund it with him shta…sorry, starring.

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The film: Airplane!

Random movie trivia: Barry Manilow nearly got the Ted Stryker part. Maybe he could have sung a theme tune, too…

Wanna buy one of these posters? You can find them all - and more - at Polish Poster.

 

Comments

    • TheTingler

      May 25th 2009, 11:12

      I got the first one, but that's it! And that was fairly easy. Seriously? ALIEN? How is a car on a yellow background Back to the friggin' Future? That song is fantastic though.

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    • TheTingler

      May 25th 2009, 11:13

      No, I lie, I also got Airplane! too.

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    • magicwings

      May 25th 2009, 11:39

      Haha I got Airplane! too... the only one I got. Damnit, those Poles are too obscure for me!

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    • ashley.russell

      May 25th 2009, 13:19

      why does 17 looks like a c**toris?!

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    • thedarkknight

      May 25th 2009, 15:27

      Got Indiana and Airplane. Thought Rosmeray's Baby was Gremlins! Oh, ashley.russell... since when was c**toris a curse word?

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    • alowe

      May 25th 2009, 20:47

      @thedarkknight Yeah, that's odd. 'c**toris' is as much of a naughty word as 'appendix' or 'spleen'. Let me try a few other words. See if they get asterisked... Prepuce. Rectum. Buttocks.

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    • yosarian25

      May 26th 2009, 2:13

      ashley russell if that's what your c**t looks like then i'm not taking you to the prom

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