IMP Awards posted a great roundup yesterday of movie posters - remakes vs. originals
The general opinion is that remakes are rarely better than the original films. But what about their movie posters? We've gathered together a collection of the main posters for many remakes in recent years along with with their original counterparts (or previous remakes in several cases).
For the most part the originals easily win out as far as we are concerned, especially in the case of iconic posters for the original versions of The Evil Dead, Red Dawn, Fright Night, Halloween, and The Hitcher. Still, there are a few bright spots amongst the remakes. The new version of A Nightmare on Elm Street , for instance, benefited from being able to sell the creepy image of Freddy Kreuger while the original seemed to have no idea of what the villain even looked like. Some of our favorites among the remakes include Piranha, My Bloody Valentine, and Planet of the Apes. So what are your thoughts regarding the best and worst posters for remakes compared to the originals?
I have to say I agree, I much prefer the originals in most cases, partly because I like that retro-postery look which is common to many of them.
What are some of your favourite movie posters? (your own work/posters made by others that were better than the official versions count too!)