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March 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

New Line is no More – But the Posters Remain

As you might have heard, New Line has ceased to exist as an even somewhat stand alone entity. This basically ends a history that spawns 40 years, 25 of which saw active production of movies.

So, this strikes me as being as good a moment as any to recall some of the more memorable posters that were created for the many New Line productions that made it to the theaters over these 25 years.


1982 – Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark Poster
(source)

New Line as we know started with this nifty little horror movie, that had this very classic 80′s slasher film poster.


1984 – Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street Poster
(source)

The first big break. Although it wasn’t called that as much lately, New Line used to be known as “The House the Freddy Built.” And that house was built with a lot of sequels that had progressively less interesting posters.

Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Poster
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Poster
Nightmare on Elm Street 4 Poster
Nightmare on Elm Street 5 Poster

Well , progressively less interesting posters domestically. In India Thailand they still found ways to keep tings interesting

Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

More stuff to look at after the jump.


1986 – Critters
Critters Poster
(source)

1988 – Hairspray
Hairspray Poster
(source)

1988 – Critters 2
Critters 2 Poster
(source)

I really like this poster, for some reason. I guess it’s just on of those things that you get attached to when you are a kid that you just can’t shake off later on.


1989 – No Holds Barred

No Holds Barred Poster
(source)

I said most memorable, not best.

1990 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster

Even sillier in live action, and still I loved them.


1991 – My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho Poster
(source)


1992 – Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross Poster
(source)

1992 – The Player
The Player Poster
(source)

1993 – Mr. Nanny
Mr. Nanny Poster

1993 – Short Cuts
Short Cuts Poster
(source)

1993 – Surf Ninjas
Surf Ninjas Poster
(source)

And you thought the ones with Hulk Hogan were bad…

1994 – The Mask


The Mask Poster

1994 – Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams Poster
(source)

1995 – Se7ven
Se7ven Poster
(source)

Surprisingly bad poster considering the movie’s visuals.

1995 – Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat Poster
(source)

The best poster for a movie made from a fighting video game? Well, the competition isn’t that tough.

1997 – The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter Poster
(source)

1997 – Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Poster

1998 – American History X
American History X Poster
(source)

1998 – Dark City
Dark City Poster
(source)

1999 – Magnolia
Magnolia Poster
(source)

1999 – Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City Poster
(source)

A nice fun throwback.

2000 – Dancer in the Dark
Dancer in the Dark Poster
(source)

2000 – Before Night Falls
Before Night Falls Poster
(source)

2001 – Hedwig and the Angry Inch Poster
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Poster Poster
(source)

2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Poster

I still get chills when I see this poster. Probably my favorite from the trilogy.

2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Poster

Although this is a close second.

2003 – The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Poster

2003 – American Splendor
American Splendor Poster
(source)

2005 – Son of the Mask
Son of the Mask Poster
(source)

Some things are better forgotten. Sadly, some of those things are impossible to forget.

2005 – Wedding Crashers
Wedding Crashers Poster
(source)

2006 – Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane Poster
(source)

Snakes on a mother… man that got tired fast, didn’t it?

2007 – Hairspray

Final Hairspray Poster

2007 – The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass Poster

he nail in the coffin.

I’m leaving a lot of posters out, and I’m sure some of them are impressive and deserving of remembrance, but I want to keep this post relatively short. Feel free to mention your own neglected favorites in comments.

This post was inspired by this from RowThree, and this article from Cinematical made the job of putting it together much easier.


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    >> Well , progressively less interesting posters
    >> domestically. In India they still found ways
    >> to keep tings interesting

    This poster is from Thailand, not India. Language in the poster is Thai. Note that the “OA” logo on the upper left was the name of cinema in Bangkok (no longer exists).

    WR on March 3rd, 2008
  • 2

    Thanks WR.

    Larking on March 3rd, 2008

 

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