Art traditionally is valued by its technical brilliance, the difficulty of execution, the composition and fundamentals of aesthetics. But some art circumvents all of these principles and criteria, and they're no worse for it than the former. Sometimes, a "bad" piece art can be more valued than the "good" one, and not just for reasons of bad taste. Enter the African (mostly from Ghana) bootleg movie posters, which have, as a matter of fact, a very rich tradition. Why? Well, because of the perennially poor economy, Africans were forced to create the means for their entertainment. Of course, there were no fancy printers or presses, and even if there were, they wouldn't bother with something as silly as posters for bootleg movies. And so came a tradition of artists who created posters to create interest in these movies, even if they had to hand-paint them on flour bags. Though the means of printing became much more accessible, the tradition survives because of its extremely unique entertainment value.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

This doesn't describe anything in the film but IT SHOULD. I'd pay to see Don Felix take on the five families

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

I think this one is quite acceptable

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Nice to see the toilet get the prominence it deserves, but I'm struggling to find a name for the fetish depicted in the lower right corner

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

This is a mash-up that needs to happen

dieter
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1 month ago

yes!

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Annie
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1 month ago

Random Michel Jackson?

Chucky Cheezburger
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1 month ago

And facehugger...da heck?

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Tyler Bt
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1 month ago

OK. This artist is just trying to see what he can get away with

Otter
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1 month ago

This one is AWESOME! Probably the best of the thread by far, but I'll get back to you on that...

Alfredo Garcia
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1 month ago

Alien and predator…

Marcellus II
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1 month ago

This is better than Alien Vs Predator --- ET vs Jackson or so.

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Jonathan
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1 month ago

Which one is the alien 😂

Ozymandias73
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1 month ago

What is going on here?? LMAO

Russ Kincade
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1 month ago

Only one of these monsters actually hurt anyone.

Regina Weir
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1 month ago

OMG I would pay ALL the money to have this in my life!

theflyingcicero
Community Member
1 month ago

Äääähm… yeah….

𝔓𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔩𝔢 ℜ𝔞𝔢𝔑
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

It's an "Alien trifecta." PROBABLY what happened is the theater decided to have an "alien-themed triple feature"- using "Captain Eo," "Alien," and "E.T." as the selected movies. My guesstimate, anyway.

Me Again
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1 month ago

Can we talk about the MJ nose?

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that Captain EO MJ? Captain ET?

Esotericmind01
Community Member
1 month ago

I must see this Version!

Moxxie️‍️️‍ The Queer
Community Member
1 month ago

yes. just yes. also why are the aliens from invasion of the bodysnatchers there

Max Thompson
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1 month ago

Michael Jackson?!.

GFSTaylor
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1 month ago

This one gets ALL the votes !

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Really captures the Nicholas Cage-ness of Nicholas Cage

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

GORN

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

Oh please, the Czechoslovak poster takes the cake here! GB1PosterF...0e-png.jpg GB1PosterFromCzech-61a17c0fb6f0e-png.jpg

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

The thing in the upper right corner...worries me.

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Sue Grigg
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1 month ago

I love that they added the MAGA moron from the Jan.6 attempted coup , a perfect example of the Idiocracy.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Not sure the artist actually saw the film, but it stands on its own merits

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Catherine Binder
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1 month ago

I want to watch this version.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

The X-rated director's cut

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YoyoSthlm
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1 month ago

Spoiler alert!!

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

I can live with it

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Again, not at all bad. I'd rent it from the Peace Video Club

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Catherine Binder
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1 month ago

So they saw this one before painting this. Kinda seems like cheating.

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Sue Grigg
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1 month ago

I don't recall The Office being this violent. Lol.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

To be fair, it's only slightly more baffling than the show

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Batman's most deadly adversary, the Man With Sausage Rolls in His Hair

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jasper
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1 month ago

I would hang this in my house.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Tell you what, cats and kittens - if the artist could just keep his decapitation fetish under control he'd be pretty good

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Donnie Mc00
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1 month ago

this poster provides more entertainment than the film did.

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Otter
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1 month ago

I think it captures the spirit of the film pretty well!

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Ozymandias73
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1 month ago

With a side of The Butterfly Effect, Anaconda, Isle of Dr. Moreau....

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Ozymandias73
Community Member
1 month ago

Purple Raining down the bullets in da club

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Catherine Binder
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1 month ago

The artist really loves beheadings.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

Is it trying to eat her, or barfing her out?

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

You just know Chewbacca is wearing a thong and stripper heels

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J. F.
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1 month ago

What western movie would it had been without iconic 1800's guns like an Uzi?

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Catherine Binder
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1 month ago

My name is Indigo Montoya...

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Bear Hall
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1 month ago

Please have Stephen King write a sequel to the movie!

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

A wee bit too restrained if anything

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Downright cute

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Ozymandias73
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1 month ago

Wrong version of Cube lol

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 month ago

There's Remeck again...

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

My God, I really must watch this again

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Now with extra Elephant Man

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Bear Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

What the what? This story would definitely end quick and end badly.

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J. F.
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1 month ago

Yippee ki yay!

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Moxxie️‍️️‍ The Queer
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1 month ago

pretty much how i remember it yeah

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Otter
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1 month ago

Matt Smith AND Paul McGann???

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

I said I wanted frikkin sharks with 'laser' beams attached to their heads. These are dolphins 🤦‍♀️

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

I haven't seen this and now I desperately want to, so the poster has served its purpose

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Balloon boy is the only one that looks real.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

Head off?

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Miss Van
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is NWA on the poster? LOL

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Glynna Bowood
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1 month ago

Scary poster and scary movie.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Get on the wrong side of Biker Dad and you'll end up drowning in porridge

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grey galah
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1 month ago

This must be the sequel to Death Proof where Kurt gets to kill singers

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grey galah
Community Member
1 month ago

what is it with all this imaginary dismemberment??

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BrandX
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1 month ago

Why is the zombie from The Walking Dead on there?

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

You cannot deny the truth of that statement, although I doubt if it was in the script

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

I love this!

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Mary Stoker's classic tale of two feline scientists and their quest to create a green vampire. "It's alive!" - Dr Tiddles

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Jubum
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1 month ago

does he really do what I think with his arm?! .... o0

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AwkwardDinosuar3000
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1 month ago

I’m sorry but what is that???!?!????

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Rowdy Roddy was much better looking than that.

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
1 month ago

May the schwartz be with you>

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R Carson
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1 month ago

Nope

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Anne Rouffignac
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1 month ago

Starring Liam Neeson 😂

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V 2000
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1 month ago (edited)

Aw man... SPOILER ALERT!... (i think?)

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Melissa TO
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1 month ago

Why does this look less violent than the office?

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