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  • collectaholliccollectahollic Member Posts: 890 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    A bit of a lacklustre effort on this NZ daybill double bill for Slaves of the living dead & The mad doctor of blood island.



  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    A bit of a lacklustre effort on this NZ daybill double bill for Slaves of the living dead & The mad doctor of blood island.

    I think you will find the poster wasn't designed for a double bill, but solely for The Mad Doctor Of Blood Island ( 1968 ). A cut version was passed in New Zealand by their Censorship department in September 1970. There is no record of a film titled Slaves Of The Living Dead ever being released in New Zealand or anywhere else in the World. It would appear to me that this poster is a combination of two completely different film material. 'The Slaves Of The Living Dead   Doomed To The' wording, along with the totally wrong attire the woman is wearing in the image being from an unknown titled film and the'Mad Doctor Of Blood Island' details following taking up the remainder of the poster.

    Lawrence
  • collectaholliccollectahollic Member Posts: 890 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks Lawrence, a bit of a poorly printed oddity then. 
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
     

    Original Wide Boy ( 1952 ) F. Cunninghame designed daybill was bad enough, but a late 1950's printiing by Chromoprint has to be even worse. 



    Some original similar overseas artwork the Australian poster artist would have copied from.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Soldier Of Fortune ( 1955 ). Australian daybill and a poster used in New Zealand copying ( badly ) the two stars daybill images. 
    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Oh my we have a new contender!
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • 110x75110x75 Member, Sarli Connoisseur Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Drugs must have been really cheap in New Zealand.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 2019


    Tales Of Terror ( 1962 ). U.S.A. artwork images, copied onto the Australian daybill. Basil Rathbone and Peter Lorre images are well done, but how did the Australian poster artist get Vincent Price's image so wrong? His  image looks to me to resemble George Nader, pictured above on the right, than Vincent Price.

    Overall the poster artwork is more than acceptable, but the attempt  and failure to do Vincent Price's image justice ruins this poster for me.

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    Malaga ( 1954 ) ( aka Fire Over Africa ) second printing daybill and the nice original printed daybill that has surfaced from X Marks The Shop.
    Not only does the second printed daybill not feature the lovely Maureen O'Hara, but how bad is the Macdonald Carey image?

     
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
     ( John ) ( Bruce )

    The Pathfinder ( 1952 ). Compare the portion of an original full colour daybill  printed by W.E. Smith, with the latter follow up duotone daybill that was printed by F. Cunninghame. 

    The George Montgomery image, which doesn't resemble him at all, is holding a rifle that doesn't have a flintlock, appears not to have a trigger and has a very crooked barrell, and does Pathfinder ( Hawkeye ) have three hands? It is the strap of course but just badly drawn. F. Cunninghame rarely managed to produce a decent duotone poster during the 1950's. The original full colour daybill artists that designed those versions weren't always up to scratch, but the duotone assigned artists were really the  bottom of the barrel poster artists.
    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Another contender!


    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    And another...

    Original-ON-LINEN-New-Zealand-DRACULA-HAS-RISEN-FROM-THE-GRAVE-Christopher-Lee

    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • SvenSven Member Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    For some reason i could not paste the image
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Pretty accurate!
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • 110x75110x75 Member, Sarli Connoisseur Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
  • 110x75110x75 Member, Sarli Connoisseur Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 9,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    The Gay Dog ( 1954 ). Nice original colour Australian daybill and a sub standard second printing daybill from the anonomous 'lipstick' poster artist. 

    The following examples were previously covered on this thread are I believe they are to be the work the same poster artist. His/her  artwork has to be definitely the worst artwork ever produced on Australian daybills. The artist deserves an award for being allowed to produce this poor artwork over a long period of time, and not removed from his artwork role. Why the artist was allowed to be employed in this role is beyond me. He worked fast and cheap I am thinking.



    Hodson's Choice ( 1954 ), Dunkirk ( 1958 ) & Malaga ( aka Fire Over Africa  ( 1954 ) Australian daybills.



    The Green Scarf ( 1954 ) Australian daybill and the original British artwork design that was feebly copied by the Australian poster artist.

    There are many more examples of this artist's daybill output similar in style, but thankfully too many to include here. If one cares to check back and look at all the previous seven pages, there are many more obvious and also possible examples of the product of the 'lipstick'  poster artist.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,787 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Sheesh....fugly doesnt quite cut it for these.
  • darolodarolo Member Posts: 62 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    Congratulations and contact Guinness Book of Records. Has to be the cheapest and tattiest film poster art ever.
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