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Gaze At These 14 Foreign Posters For American Movies And Let The Confusion Wash Over You.

By Jodi Clager | Seriously Random Lists | January 27, 2014 | Comments ()


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The Shining - Thanks, Cuba. It’s minimal and creepy.

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The Big Lebowski - Italy chooses foot fetish over all else.

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The Terminator - Damn, Czech Republic. You creepy.

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Let the Right One In - It’s bloody and French! C’est beau!

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American Psycho - I like the cut of your hakama, Japan.

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Sex and the City - Poland is my spirit country.

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Blazing Saddles - Germany likes boobs and starry eyes. Also lots of faces.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Japan just gets it.

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The Fly - The Turkish have thoughtfully focused on naked Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis side-boob.

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Cujo Damn it, Ghana. Did you even WATCH the movie?

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Planet of the Apes - Listen, Romania. Drugs are bad, mmkay?

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Cliffhanger - Turkey. I forgot this movie even existed. Thanks for the unnerving reminder.

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Back to the Future - Hungary knows we all watch for that dreamy Christopher Lloyd. Michael J. WHO??

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Total Recall - Thailand, um. Wow.

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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • John G.

    Seriously, the movie Cujo doesn't hold up. It's not scary. It's silly. However that poster made me crap my pants.

  • Alex

    The Hungarian poster of Back to the Future does mention Michael J. Fox, it's in the description on the top.

  • Ben

    So in japan Ferris Beuler stole his friends dads FLYING car? CAuse holy shit that movie just got better.

  • Juan Jimenez

    Seriously these look like the covers bootleg dvds would have.

  • e jerry powell

    Let's admit it now: Jeff Goldblum was at his nerdy sexiest with Geena Davis.

  • John W

    Everyone gets a down vote for some reason...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Emmalita to the rescue!

  • emmalita

    I fight passive aggressive dick-baggery where I can.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I blame you.

  • John W

    So do I...

  • Epic Johnson

    I'm reasonably certain that "Let the Right One In" is a Swedish movie and the American remake is called "Let Me In."

  • Chris Archer

    You are correct, the original one was released in 2008, the poster here is a 2009 release of the Swedish film, the american Reeve's version came out 2010, whom ever wrote this article did not care to actually research anything

  • Maddy

    Sex and the City has to be my favourite.

  • psemophile

    I really fucking dig the Total Recall poster.

  • John W

    If I saw a dog like that I'd be scared too.

  • Lee

    The women appears to be feeding children to the dog.

  • emmalita

    Rottweiler body, spaniel head. Very freaky.

  • Tammy

    Oh my God, I can barely make rent on a good month (THANKS, NYC), but now I want to buy all of these.
    Except Golden Books Cujo, which is just too upsetting, even for me.

  • J4Sho

    That's it! I couldn't think what it reminded me of. A demented Golden Books. HA-larious!

  • If Confused Michael Shannon isn't a meme yet, it bloody well should be.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It should also be a twitter handle.

  • emmalita

    Those posters are amazing. In many cases they make the movie look more interesting. Sex and the City might be my favorite. I hated the movie, but loved the Polish poster. Cliffhanger is the exception to everything. I found it neither amazing nor interesting.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Poland has a fantastic tradition of poster art -

    http://www.cracowpostergallery...

    something to do with art schools and Soviet propaganda, I think? I saw an exhibit at MoMA about their theatre posters, which are also amazing.

    But specifically, these are sweet - Butch Cassidy

    http://www.cracowpostergallery...

    and then Casablanca

    http://www.cracowpostergallery...

  • emmalita

    Thanks! Poland has a rich history in graphic and visual arts.

  • BWeaves

    I thought the Polish Sex and the City poster was perfect.

    Although, I'm confused as to why the Blazing Saddles poster calls the movie, The Wild Wild West. I know the movie The Wild Wild West movie didn't come out until after Blazing Saddles, but the TV show was around, although maybe not in Germany.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Because German audiences are dumb and need really obvious titles to get what the movie's about. "Brennende S├Ąttel" is just too obscure.

    That's what German movie marketers think, anyway. The alternative title translates to "What's Up, Sheriff?".

    Btw, the original poster is pretty loud, as well.

  • emmalita

    Blazing Saddles is one of my all time favorite movies. I love the original poster and I love the German poster. I would love most of all is a video of Mel Brooks talking about the German poster.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    that poster looked so very, very MAD magazine to me.

  • Brian Merritt

    Kinda dig the French "Let the Right One In."

  • Mrs. Julien

    I love how there is no blood in the pool itself.

  • Brian Merritt

    Maybe they cleaned the pool first and took a coffee break while it refilled?

  • Guest

    +1, but the "Morse Vampire Love Story" tag not so much.

  • Vince

    I figured that "morse" probably means something in French since it is a French poster. I checked google and it apparently means "walrus". So, there you go, it's not "Morse Vampire Love Story" but "Walrus Vampire Love Story".

  • Guest

    I assumed it meant Morse code which Oskar and Eli used to communicate through their bedroom walls.

    "Walrus Vampire Love Story" makes so much more sense.

  • Ian Fay

    That Terminator poster is kind of awesome. I think I might buy it.

  • Afferbeck

    It looks like if Terminators were also I, Robot

  • BendinIntheWind

    I love how the woman on the "Planet of the Apes" poster appears to be screaming "Charlton Heston!!!!" I plan to use this as a replacement for all my swearing outbursts.

    Stubbed toe? "Charlton Heston!"
    Computer troubles? "Charlton Heston!"
    Fight with your boyfriend? "CHARLTON HESTONNNNNN!"

  • e jerry powell

    Naked ass? "Charlton Heston!"

  • Mrs. Julien

    Biggest political whiplash swing from liberal to conservative? CHARLTON HESTON!

    Only other person other than a family member who I know of sharing my brother's first name? CHARLTON HESTON.

  • BendinIntheWind

    It's one of those names that I've never questioned before, but now after typing it over and over, my brain is turning into that Microsoft paperclip.

  • alannaofdoom

    "It looks like you're trying to have a nervous breakdown! Can I help?"

  • Mrs. Julien

    That sounds painful, but it will be helpful about it.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    Oh, i'm sorry. I thought i was visiting Pajiba, but i must have gone to Buzzfeed. My mistake.

  • John G.

    I'm sorry, did you miss the door? It's right over there. It's the big one that says "if you don't like it, who is forcing you to look at it?" Head that way.

  • Jenn TheYellowDart

    So here's something: If you see it's a list, and don't like that sort of thing, feel free to not click the link and then complain about site formatting on a post done by a writer who posted something fun to do with movies...which is what this site is about.

    God forbid she follow a format done by pretty much every single contributor here when not writing actual movie reviews, dickbag.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Like Pajiba has EVER been above this sort of thing. Not everything has to be a think piece that only 3 people actually comment on.

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