Monday, August 11, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #176!

The Man from Hong Kong  (20th Century Fox, 1975)

Legendarily originally meant to star Bruce Lee before his untimely demise, this is a blast of very entertaining martial arts action with fish out of water Hong Kong cop Jimmy Wang Yu in Australia on the trail of rich psycho Australian gangster George Lazenby. This unheralded gem not only gave us stunt superstar Grant Page in his first film work - but also gave us the incredibly catchy theme song Sky High from the group Jigsaw. Seriously, you need to see this movie!

Caddyshack  (Orion Pictures, 1980)

I don't know if this is an alternate poster - but I've never seen this one before! And of course, I love the movie!

The Pace That Kills  (Willis Kent Productions, 1935)

This is one of those crazy 30's roadshow pictures - movies made to titillate under the guise of cautionary tales. Enterprising film guys like David F. Friedman would load the film cans and a pile of ad slicks and posters into the trunk of his car and head out across the country, stopping in each small town and leasing the film to a local theater or drive-in owner - showing it for three or four days, making a pile of cash from curious yokels, then heading out to the next venue. I love to read about those days - and you now know one of my primary destinations when they get the time machine working.

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


  1. As always, three great posters there Craig! I will take your advice on the first- never seen it but it looks fun. LOVE the Caddyshack one, but never seen that image before. Was looking at the vinyl of the soundtrack today, it has some wonderfully suggestive images on the rear sleeve!

    1. Thanks much, JP! I will see if I can get a look at that album cover - I can always be suggested to the suggestive!

    2. This was on the rear of the vinyl I saw - not sure if it's the same over your way! https://visualhipster.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/img_8176-1.jpg