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Movie Poster Addict

November 10th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Rare Exports Posters

This poster for Rare Exports is so wonderfully wrong I just can’t stop starring at it. Obviously it’s a play on the traditional Christmas painting with some unique elements, the most clear of which is the caged and enraged Santa that is at the core of the movie’s concept. But the way in which they added these elements, and the sheer oddness of the the way in which Father Christmas is painted makes the image so, so weird.

For contrast, see this earlier poster. Also a twist on the same kind of painting, but much more sober and professional looking. Honestly, it probably does a better job of selling the actual movie, but as an image it is a lot less interesting than the latest poster.

The movie also had a teaser poster. Also sober. Also not very likely to cause nightmares.

(Via IMPAwards)

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  • 1

    Interesting idea for a site. Movie posters are as much an art as the movies they advertise. I often post on movie posters and the ads they’ve inspired, at my blog,

    Deconstruction on Madison Avenue
    (A general interest blog on advertising inspiration and influences)

    Craig McNamara on November 28th, 2010
  • 2

    Nice! I have missed the updates….good to see a few new ones. :-)

    grant on December 26th, 2010
  • 3

    Nice to :D

    Kırıkkale Haber on June 19th, 2011
  • 4

    Nice update. I like movie poster. Thomas

    Movie Poster addict on July 5th, 2011
  • 5

    Ich liebe Poster wie diese. Sehr schön. Immer mehr Poster. Danke Lars

    Movie Poster addict on July 5th, 2011
  • 6

    Shock Till You Drop has your first look at this bizarro one sheet for the Oscilloscope Laboratorie release.Written and directed by Jalmari Helander,the film doesn’t paint Santa Claus in the most positive light.

    quality movies on August 17th, 2011
  • 7

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