Art traditionally is valued by its technical brilliance, the difficulty of execution, the composition and fundamentals of aesthetics. But some art circumvents all of these principles and criteria, and they're no worse for it than the former. Sometimes, a "bad" piece art can be more valued than the "good" one, and not just for reasons of bad taste. Enter the African (mostly from Ghana) bootleg movie posters, which have, as a matter of fact, a very rich tradition. Why? Well, because of the perennially poor economy, Africans were forced to create the means for their entertainment. Of course, there were no fancy printers or presses, and even if there were, they wouldn't bother with something as silly as posters for bootleg movies. And so came a tradition of artists who created posters to create interest in these movies, even if they had to hand-paint them on flour bags. Though the means of printing became much more accessible, the tradition survives because of its extremely unique entertainment value.

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

This doesn't describe anything in the film but IT SHOULD. I'd pay to see Don Felix take on the five families

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

I think this one is quite acceptable

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Nice to see the toilet get the prominence it deserves, but I'm struggling to find a name for the fetish depicted in the lower right corner

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

This is a mash-up that needs to happen

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Really captures the Nicholas Cage-ness of Nicholas Cage

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

GORN

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Jayne Kyra
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5 months ago

Oh please, the Czechoslovak poster takes the cake here! GB1PosterF...0e-png.jpg GB1PosterFromCzech-61a17c0fb6f0e-png.jpg

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

The thing in the upper right corner...worries me.

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Sue Grigg
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5 months ago

I love that they added the MAGA moron from the Jan.6 attempted coup , a perfect example of the Idiocracy.

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Not sure the artist actually saw the film, but it stands on its own merits

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Catherine Binder
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5 months ago

I want to watch this version.

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

The X-rated director's cut

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YoyoSthlm
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5 months ago

Spoiler alert!!

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

I can live with it

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Again, not at all bad. I'd rent it from the Peace Video Club

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Catherine Binder
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5 months ago

So they saw this one before painting this. Kinda seems like cheating.

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Sue Grigg
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5 months ago

I don't recall The Office being this violent. Lol.

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

To be fair, it's only slightly more baffling than the show

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Batman's most deadly adversary, the Man With Sausage Rolls in His Hair

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jasper
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5 months ago

I would hang this in my house.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Tell you what, cats and kittens - if the artist could just keep his decapitation fetish under control he'd be pretty good

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Donnie Mc00
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5 months ago

this poster provides more entertainment than the film did.

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Otter
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5 months ago

I think it captures the spirit of the film pretty well!

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Ozymandias73
Community Member
5 months ago

With a side of The Butterfly Effect, Anaconda, Isle of Dr. Moreau....

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Ozymandias73
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5 months ago

Purple Raining down the bullets in da club

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Catherine Binder
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5 months ago

The artist really loves beheadings.

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Hannah Edwards
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5 months ago

Is it trying to eat her, or barfing her out?

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

You just know Chewbacca is wearing a thong and stripper heels

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J. F.
Community Member
5 months ago

What western movie would it had been without iconic 1800's guns like an Uzi?

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Catherine Binder
Community Member
5 months ago

My name is Indigo Montoya...

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Bear Hall
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5 months ago

Please have Stephen King write a sequel to the movie!

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

A wee bit too restrained if anything

Madeline Isabella
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5 months ago

Of all the posters to NOT have any beheadings...

Alex K
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5 months ago

special appearance: the thing

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Downright cute

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Ozymandias73
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5 months ago

Wrong version of Cube lol

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
5 months ago

There's Remeck again...

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

My God, I really must watch this again

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Now with extra Elephant Man

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Bear Hall
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5 months ago

What the what? This story would definitely end quick and end badly.

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J. F.
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5 months ago

Yippee ki yay!

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Moxxie️‍️️‍ The Queer
Community Member
5 months ago

pretty much how i remember it yeah

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Otter
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5 months ago

Matt Smith AND Paul McGann???

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

I said I wanted frikkin sharks with 'laser' beams attached to their heads. These are dolphins 🤦‍♀️

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

I haven't seen this and now I desperately want to, so the poster has served its purpose

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R Carson
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5 months ago

Balloon boy is the only one that looks real.

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Hannah Edwards
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5 months ago

Head off?

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Miss Van
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is NWA on the poster? LOL

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Glynna Bowood
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5 months ago

Scary poster and scary movie.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Get on the wrong side of Biker Dad and you'll end up drowning in porridge

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grey galah
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5 months ago

This must be the sequel to Death Proof where Kurt gets to kill singers

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grey galah
Community Member
5 months ago

what is it with all this imaginary dismemberment??

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BrandX
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5 months ago

Why is the zombie from The Walking Dead on there?

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

You cannot deny the truth of that statement, although I doubt if it was in the script

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

I love this!

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Mary Stoker's classic tale of two feline scientists and their quest to create a green vampire. "It's alive!" - Dr Tiddles

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Jubum
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5 months ago

does he really do what I think with his arm?! .... o0

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AwkwardDinosuar3000
Community Member
5 months ago

I’m sorry but what is that???!?!????

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R Carson
Community Member
5 months ago

Rowdy Roddy was much better looking than that.

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
5 months ago

May the schwartz be with you>

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R Carson
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope

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Anne Rouffignac
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5 months ago

Starring Liam Neeson 😂

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V 2000
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5 months ago (edited)

Aw man... SPOILER ALERT!... (i think?)

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Melissa TO
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5 months ago

Why does this look less violent than the office?

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

I think the artist could have done a better job of rendering Freddy's iconic stripy sweater

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Cayna Louise
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5 months ago

Quite the visual aid this is.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

The line-dancing scene had completely slipped my memory

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Jihana
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5 months ago

It's been a while...but I definitely don't remember any helicopters, or Uzis or...anything else that's depicted here 😂

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