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  • HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Bid $390 for this 40x60 but a horn(ier) bastard beat me! (MP oddly omits name of Veronica Carlson?):

    See my post today to view other international MPs:

    Mel S. Hutson
    Charlotte, NC USA
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    My Current Poster Collection

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Rumble On The Docks ( 1956 ) original U.S.A. insert poster and an Australian daybill poster, with the violence against a woman scene covered over in New Zealand.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    The Damned / These Are The Damned ) ( 1963). U.K. quad, Australian daybill and a U.S.A. one sheet. Big difference in the style of artwork used by the three countries on their posters.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    The Dirty Dozen ( 1967 ). The Australian censor's dislike of threatening knives enforced again on the Australian daybill.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Sweet And Savage ( 1983 ). Original Australian daybill images.

    The Australian daybill after some New Zealand censorship occurred.

    Removed taglines in N.Z. are -
    rebel guerillas torn apart by trucks!
    the massacre of prisoners of war!
    the slaughter of dolphins!

    Yet allowed to remain in N.Z.
    corpses cut to pieces and fed to dogs and vultures!

    The removed three taglines one has to think that these sequences in the film were censored and removed from the final passed film version, but one has to doubt that the corpses cut to pieces and fed to dogs and vultures! sequence still showing on the poster would have been allowed in N.Z. though.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

                                                                                                                                                                                          For The Hellfire Club ( 1961 ) from the U.K. where does one start ?  

    Top two images from the original U.K. release, The two quads are the same except the far top one has had a little covering up work done on the dancing harem girl image. The second image underneath has a far sexier looking woman. The British quad artwork concentrated more on action than orgies.

    The French poster ( also with Dutch titles on the bottom ) concentrated more on the orgies that just weren't in this very tame film. Notice a knife threatening a scantily clad woman who appears chained and also what the harem girl is wearing, or should I say not wearing.

    Then we have the Australian daybill at the bottom which is very poorly drawn and rated For General Exhibition. The harem girl appears to me to have been upgraded to the 1960s in her outfit. What is the man pouring into the bath ? Bath salts maybe ? Then on the bottom right is supposedly a sword fight. The person on the left appears to be holding what appears to be a very thin sword but Keith Michell's character on the right is missing a sword along with the knife in his other hand which appears on the original quad. The daybill was from Advertising and Commercial who should have been ashamed of themselves for this poor excuse for artwork.

    Paul said:
    The top image of Hellfire club, the Irish Censor will have coloured in the girl, for use in Ireland. they did this kind of thing all the time. They are the same poster, not a different printing.

    I have always thought that Australian and New Zealand film censorship was some of the  toughest in the western world, but after reading the following article from 1932 it would appear not so.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
     On the 29th of September of this year I posted the above daybill image of the 1958 film The Hot Angel and spoke of my surprise in the allowing by the Australian censor of the knife threatening image to be used on the poster. I have just noticed the same image on the Australian one sheet has had the blade of the switchblade removed. The complete  one sheet image wasn't used as it was very dark in appearance and the enlarged section I have included shows the point I am making in better light. The daybill allowed but the same image on the one sheer censored so someone explain this one to me? 

    Interestingly the U.S.A. one sheet appears to me to have had originally the blade appearing on it, then painted over.

    Apparently the word to not use the knife blade on the poster didn't get through to Richardson Studio. 

  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 620 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Gun on the one sheet but not on the daybill:

    1y676 WEB Aust 1sh 47 Edmond OBrien  sexy full-length Ella Raines cool film noir art 5p047 WEB Aust daybill 47 Edmond OBrien  sexy full-length Ella Raines cool film noir art
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited November 2018
    The Kidnappers ( 1953 ), ( aka The Little Kidnappers in the U.S.A. ). 

    Threatening firearm featured on the U.S.A. insert poster, a 3 sheet non threatening firearm appearing on the country of origin U.K. poster and guess what, no firearm on the Australian daybill.The Australian censors didn't like guns and it was a 'for general exhibition' rated film after all. 

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