Sunday, 16 October 2011

And now for something completely different...

"The Spy Who Loved Me" hand painted art on sack cloth for touring cinemas in Ghana, roughly 1980s, (left), Polish poster (middle), artwork from Italian record cover (right) for camparison.

This is the most unusual approach for 007 advertisding that I've seen so far. I thought that some Polish posters used an unusal approach but the flying fish is something else. The Ghana poster found here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the Polish poster, very original!

Anonymous said...

That's not the Polish poster, it's the Hungarian poster. I've seen this poster misidentified as Polish several times actually, but since I am Hungarian, I can at least tell, that the text is in Hungarian. As far as I know, that movie was released in Hungarian cinemas in 1989, a few months before the release of Licence to Kill. And if I'm not mistaken, this was the first time a James Bond movie was released behind the Iron Curtain.

Peter Lorenz said...

@ Anonymous 2: Thanks for the clarification! Both my Hungarian and Polish and non-exitent so the info is appreciated.

Dan Gale said...

I enjoy the fact that the Ghana poster seems to have originally said "The Spy Who Love You" but the last word was corrected. And yet the missing 'D', the large heads, the limousine Lotus and a giant random fish all remain intact.

Tanner said...

Very cool stuff. I have that book of posters from Ghana, Extreme Canvas, and I HIGHLY recommend it. They provide a whole new - and highly bizarre - take on lots of favorite and familiar movies. I think that's sadly the only Bond in the book, though.