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These days, the posters for Hollywood movies usually look pretty much the same everywhere, except for the language. But there was a time when it was more common for local distributors and exhibitors put together their own posters to appeal to local audiences. And their re-imaginings can be more interesting than the movies themselves. Sometimes they'd interpret the movie's theme symbolically. Sometimes they'd latch on to some detail that the American producers considered secondary. Sometimes they'd take a completely different tone or visual style. And sometimes they'd make some crap up and hope it got people in the door. Can you recognize any of these well-known Hollywood flicks from their foreign posters?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.


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quality posts: 47 Private Messages Coogles

The only one I have any guess for is #2..."Big Trouble in Little China".


quality posts: 0 Private Messages willeymg

I agree - #2 is Big Trouble in Little China.

#3 is either The Hulk or The Incredible Hulk?


quality posts: 149 Private Messages Thirdbase9

#2 is easy.

But considering that I have seen 5 of the 8 (2-6), 1 out of 8 isn't very good. I can see where some of them come from, 3 is just a single scene, and 8 is hilarious.

I don't know.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages doomedtx

0/8 I was certain that was Charlton Heston in the corner of #3 so I guessed Planet of the Apes (where the apes weren't exactly apes, apparently). Not so much with the good guessing for me.

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages jaynj

Most of these are portions of a poster, and some are horribly misleading. For example, look at the full Cuckoo's Nest poster here:


quality posts: 4 Private Messages myfester

I am absolutely clueless! The guy with the beer head??? Where's The Hoop?? hehehe