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Monday, January 21, 2013

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #104!

Let's do something a little different in this regular department by throwing in with the:


My Favorite Martian Bloghop!








Our blog buddies Nigel and Maurice over at The Geek Twins are among the co-hosts for this blog event - which is all about spotlighting the aliens in pop culture that we love!



Well, since it happens to fall on Monday - our regular department spotlighting three movie posters - I see no reason to break tradition - and to keep it nice and tidy - we will indeed spotlight some of this blog's favorite Martians!






War of the Worlds  (Paramount, 1953)




Quite simply, a classic. I have loved this movie since first seeing it on KPLR Channel 11 many moons ago. The effects, the design of the Martians and their flying ships - extraordinary!












Mars Attacks!  (Warner Bros., 1996)




A very silly and fun movie - not the first flick to be based on a bubblegum card series - that honor belongs to 1987's The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. But Mars Attacks takes a stellar cast and puts it through some goofy paces. I actually encountered several of the main actors heads from this movie while working on another movie - which I'll reveal in the Teenage Production Assistant post about that movie!










The Day Mars Invaded Earth  (20th Century Fox, 1963)



I think I saw this one on one of my creature feature Friday or Saturday shows way back when  - but I have no real memory of it - so I would like to check this one out again!










Thanks very much to Maurice and Nigel for featuring this bloghop on their blog - bringing it to my attention - and thanks to you for coming by to see the results! Come back often, and comment whenever the mood strikes!


Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

34 comments:

  1. Ha, just yesterday I watched ab terrible flick about a virus from Mars, "The Alpha Incident" :)

    War Of The Worlds is badass, even the remake is pretty good, and Mars Attacks is plain hilarious.

    Haven't seen TDMITE but i'm sure it's better than Carpenter's uber-disaster "Ghosts Of Mars" :D

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    1. Man, The Alpha Incident could have been decent. It isn't.

      I agree with you - the WotW remake was pretty good - man I love the original flick!

      Mars Attacks is funny as hell!

      Wow I hated Ghosts of Mars too!

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    2. Haha yeah, it oculd have been really decent, but it ended up as complete disaster. Thanks Mr. Rebane, you untalented prick :D

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  2. War of the World is definitely a classic--in any age. Nice choice there. I haven't seen The Day Mars Invaded Earth though.

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    1. Thanks Jeff! I can't say I remember much of anything about The Day...but I'm sure I saw it back in The Day...thanks for coming by!

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  3. great choices... we think alike, be afraid... very afraid!

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    1. Jeremy - you can seldom go wrong with 1950's movie aliens. That's all there is to say about that. Thanks for coming by!

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  4. I love seeing these posters! Great choices!
    http://justadashofgeek.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm pleased you dropped by from the bloghop - feel free to come back anytime!

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  5. What a great set of posters Craig! I hadn't seen the "Mars Attacks" poster in a while. Still holds up. Thanks for jumping in the blog hop.

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    1. Thank you Maurice - and thank you guys for the bloghop! Look at all these wonderful people (you included) taking time to comment on this post! Cheers!

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  6. Great posters. So fun to look at aliens of by-gone eras! :D My Martian Post. Happy Monday!

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    1. Your post was very cool - thanks for coming to check mine out! I hope your Monday went well too - I'm still commenting on Tuesday! Cheers!

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  7. I love those old sci-fi movies. They're such great fun and the posters are wonderful. Great to meet you!

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    1. Great to meet you too - although - I think we might have encountered each other in an A-Z Challenge - unless that was an alien disguised as you! Cheers!

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  8. Great posters and great choices for your favorite martians!

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    1. Thank you Todd! Come back whenever you can!

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  9. On behalf of our Martian Overlords I fully endorse this message.

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    1. Glad to see you've accepted the new regime! Cheers!

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  10. Saying hello from the blogfest. Thanks for sharing those old movie posters. They have such a vintage flair to them.

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    1. Saying hello back from this blog! ;) You're welcome - I'd like to think I have a bit of vintage flair about me! Cheers!

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  11. Nice posters to share. I remember loving 'Mars Attacks' when it first got to the cable movie channel. :) Thanks for Blog Hopping with us.

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    1. It's been a blast! Thanks for having me! I guess you haven't seen the other two movies?

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  12. One of the historical oddities I wish I could experience for myself was the hysteria provoked by Orson Welles' radio version of War of the Worlds.

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    1. Tony - that's one of my time machine destinations, actually! Great minds...

      Have you ever heard the show - it's pretty wild to listen to, even today! I'd also recommend tracking down a TV movie from the 70's called The Night That Panicked America - which dramatises that night. Fun stuff!

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  13. Mars Attacks was awesome and the original War of the Worlds is still one of my faves.

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    1. MB! What a blast this has been around the blogosphere! I was pretty sure those very movies would be on your list - we all need to track down the third one and watch it together - all 52 of us bloghoppers from this hop! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Tyrean! And thanks for coming by!

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  15. Good choices. Been awhile since I've seen them. I agree with you and Tony about the radio show. How cool would that be to experience. Like your site, especially the movie poster mondays so I'm now following you. Julie @ http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the follow, Julie! I really appreciate it! Come often, stay late, and comment any time the mood strikes!

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  16. It's nice to see movie posters that aren't primarily focused on actor's. I especially liked the Mars Attacks one.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words - and may I say - you ARE Adorably Dead?

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  17. I haven't seen the original WotW, but saw the remake. I liked that but I guess I can't really judge it properly till I've seen the original ;)

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