Hello. AsimovLives here.
A long time ago, movie posters for Hollywood blockbusters were not so universal for all world markets as today. While we can see some variations in posters depending on the local market, like the recent infamous version of the poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made for the Chinese market, the truth is that once upon a time things were far more radical.
One wonders why. It could be that the people responsible for the local posters though it better appealed the local audiences. Or that making their own it was a form of protectionism. It could be national pride. Or to give their own national artists employment. Or it could just be a desire to express their own creativity.
But the results can be quite… fascinating, especially if we know the original official posters.
Of this, the posters created for the Star Wars movies in Eastern Europe are probably some of the most interesting due to how exposed both the movies and their original posters are, to compare to this strange foreign variations.
Here’s some of them, for your pleasure:
And the piece de resistence:
Some of this posters makes me wish I could watch a version of the Star Wars movies that would do them justice.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I do.
As always, thank you for reading.
This is AsimovLives, signing off. Have a better one.