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Tomb Of Ligeia

HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,451 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

                                                                                                                            Tomb Of Ligeia ( 1964 ). The above daybill on the left is now considered as being from the first Australian release in the 1970's, post November 1971, due to the censorship rating of M appearing on it. The X rating version daybill, with a mistake made on the daybill, was most likely copied from G.B. material containing the X rating. The actual Australian release in Sydney was on October 3,1969, which would have had a Suitable Only For Adults classification rating appearing on any posters printed for this release. The question now is - ( A ) Does another daybill with a Suitable only For Adults censorship rating appearing on it exist ? and ( B ) was the daybill on the right printed with the incorrect censorship error  in 1969 or on the 1970's ? 


Lawrence

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  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,763 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I dunno, but I wanna know!
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,451 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Some proof that Tomb Of Ligeia was released in Australia prior to the M certificate classification being introduced in November 1971. The above Australian newspaper advertisement most likely from 1970 has Tomb Of Ligeia supporting Born Losers which has a Suitable Only For Adults rating applied to it. Born Losers was firsr released in Australia in 1970.

    Where then is the original Tomb Of Ligeia Suitable Only For Adults rated daybill poster image? One would have to think one should exist out their somewhere or is the version with the ( X ) the one from the original 1969 release?
    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    From everything I can find, the UK art used wasn't anything like the art of the Aussie poster, so not sure it's an issue of the artist lifting the rating along with the artwork. In fact, the full cat image only seems to exist in advertising rather than on a poster from any other country.

    the tomb of ligeia pressbook
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,451 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    Pancho said:
    From everything I can find, the UK art used wasn't anything like the art of the Aussie poster, so not sure it's an issue of the artist lifting the rating along with the artwork. In fact, the full cat image only seems to exist in advertising rather than on a poster from any other country.

    the tomb of ligeia pressbook

    Some more information regarding Tomb Of Ligeia.

    The film was a U.S.A., with sone .U'K, participation film made by Roger Corman's Alta Vista company.

    It was released in the U.K. first by Anglo Amalgamated in 1964 and in the U.S.A. in 1965 by AIP.

    I believe the film was initially banned in Australia The film was first screened in Australia in 1969 when the relaxing of the heavy censorship and banning of horror films occurred in the very late 1960s.This easing of strict horror film guidelines allowed a number of previously banned horror filns and then current horror films to be passed for exhibition in Australia  prior to the R certificate being introduced in 1971. Once this took place the floodgates were opened and huge numbers of horror films, current and as far back as the 1950s were were then passed with R and lesser certificates in Australia.

    Tomb Of Legeia was finally released in 1969 by Roadshow Films who obtained the Americam AIP controlled film for Australian release The Australian daybills certainly appear to have been  copied from the U.S.publicity material above.

    The closest we get with an overseas film poster image resembling the Australian daybill is the following U.S. one sheet with the same Australian tagline. It also has the same page setup except for the partial cat image being substituted for the full cat image.




    Now we know that the Australian daybill wasn't copied from British material but from American artwork, the mystery of the poster with the  X  certificate  now looks even hatder to solve. We know the other version with the post 1971 M rating is a second printing,

    Where is the original Tomb Of Legeia 1969 Not Suitable For Children rated daybill? Is the X version possibly the rirst 1969 printing with an unexplained  censorship rating error applied to it of was it printed incorrectly  post 1971 and replaced by the M certificate one? 
    Lawrence
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