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Old 06-22-2020, 07:36 PM   #181
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From a couple of mediocre UK quads from the 80's to a great looking one for The Emerald Forest.

A very cool mint condition original UK quad for The Emerald Forest, a British production which was based on a true story featured in a newspaper article, although apparently there is no proof that the incident actually happened apart from the article itself.

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It's unusual to see the crew credited before the actor's and besides the standard plugs for Dolby Stereo, the Paperback tie-in and the soundtrack the book Money into Light: John Boorman's Diary of the Making of 'The Emerald Forest' also gets a mention.

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Great artwork, very green but it's a film set in the jungle and filmed largely on location in Brazil.

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The Adventure Movie of the Year says this quad, while I have not seen The Emerald Forest I might give it a watch as it looks quite a good jungle based adventure film.

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Old 06-29-2020, 02:32 PM   #182
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A very mismatched original UK double bill quad for the pretty much forgotten action thriller Golden Rendezvous and the bawdy comedy compilation That's Carry On both from 1977.

A little bit of damage and paper loos in the top right hand corner but otherwise good condition and I only paid about £8 for it which seemed like a steal at the time.

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A way to eek a bit more money from the Carry On series, edit some 'the Best Gags' together to make a compilation and release it in cinemas. Simple. Introduced by Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor out of all the previous Carry On films only Carry On England has no clips shown from it.

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A hot lady in underwear holding an Uzi machine gun? I am instantly interested.

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Awesome action packed art for Golden Rendezvous on this quad, there's even room for a helicopter and an exploding boat.

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Based on the novel by Alistair MacLean the BBFC cut Golden Rendezvous for an 'A' certificate and also cut the subsequent VHS even more. Great cast and great artwork, I have never seen Golden Rendezvous so I do not know if this lady in underwear holding a machine gun is in it or not but it makes for a cool quad and that's all that matters.

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Old 06-29-2020, 07:04 PM   #183
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Anyone up for a Dirty Weekend?

The sleazy Michael Winner written, produced and directed Dirty Weekend based on the novel by Helen Zahavi who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film together with Winner. I must admit I quite like this film.

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I guess Michael Winner will always be known as the director of Death Wish, a film he made almost twenty years prior to Dirty Weekend. I quite like that tagline, too.

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This is actually quite a cool quad, the image is striking and the title Dirty Weekend helps, although passed '18' uncut for it's UK cinema release in 1993 the BBFC cut the film by over a minute for it's VHS release a couple of years later.

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Some traditional looking art of the London skyline at sunset I assume, nice colours.

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As a quad from the 90's that was designed to be put in a lightbox the reverse is the same as the front but backwards.

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An original UK quad for the fairly obscure British made horror/spoof/comedy Bloodbath at the House of Death.

'The Movie it Took a Lot of Guts to Make...' and a lot of nerve to release, it's not very good is it? Poor Vincent Price is third billed behind both Kenny Everett and Pamela Stephenson, how embarrassing for him.

The artwork is quite cool I suppose, making Kenny Everett pulling a strange face the focal point of your poster probably wasn't the greatest idea, in hindsight.

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The only feature film Kenny Everett made, originally rated '18' by the BBFC for it's cinematic release Bloodbath at the House of Death was downgraded to a '15' for it's DVD release here.

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From sinister horror to historic drama an original UK quad for the Disney double bill The Watcher in the Woods from 1980 and Night Crossing from 1982.

Not two of Disney's better known films, great artwork on the quad though. The only link seems to be actor Ian Bannen who appeared in both.

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'It is Not a Fairy Tale', really atmospheric artwork for The Watcher in the Woods, would Disney make a film like this now and advertise it with such scary looking artwork including a creepy face looking right at you? I am not sure they would.

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Based on real events about people escaping communist Germany in hot air balloons that happened only three year's before Night Crossing was made I am not sure Disney would make a film like this now, either.

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Another original UK quad for a Shaw Bros. flick.

Great title, I have never seen Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan but I assume it's some softcore martial arts mixture although the UK quad emphasises the sex angle.

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'The First Chinese Sex Film!' is a rather smutty tagline and makes it clear how Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan was marketed here by MGM/EMI.

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Would anyone even have known what 'Shaw Scope' was meant to mean back in the early 70's? I doubt anyone would even known now. As expected this was cut by the BBFC.

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I could do with a bit more colour in this quad, and I am not sure I like that patterned border either which reminds me of bad 70's wallpaper design.

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Not sure what 'The Final Programme' means but this is written on the back of the quad, it sounds rather terminal whatever it means.

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Not a Shaw Bros. film but another Hong Kong martial arts flick directed by Shaw regular Cheh Chang.

Also known as Heroes Two and Kung Fu Invaders this is a cool looking quad with some great art, much better than Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan in my opinion.

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Although 'X' rated the BBFC still cut Temple of the Dragon, unsurprisingly. The BBFC also cut the Warner Bros. VHS tape by about 3 minutes in the late 80's.

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'Only Two Dared to Defy the Mighty Manchu', some cool kung fu artwork on this quad.

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I have never seen this but then I am not the biggest fan of these types of martial arts films.

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Love these posts.

"Shaw Scope" was just 2.35.1 a sales gimmick added to credits, just like Hammer Vision or some other way of saying Panavision without paying fees or using their equipment.

More often than not it was in fact Techniscope which used half the frame of a standard 2.35.1 frame & was cheaper to use, but again with a licence fee to pay.

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Old 08-01-2020, 05:50 PM   #189
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Love these posts.

"Shaw Scope" was just 2.35.1 a sales gimmick added to credits, just like Hammer Vision or some other way of saying Panavision without paying fees or using their equipment.

More often than not it was in fact Techniscope which used half the frame of a standard 2.35.1 frame & was cheaper to use, but again with a licence fee to pay.

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Would anyone back in the early 70's even care what 'Shaw Scope' was?

I have loads more quads including this double bill for the awesomely titled The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee and The Stranger from Canton.

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'The Kung Fu Killer with the Deadly Pigtail!', sounds scary. Just a still from the film itself I assume.

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This UK quad changes Ron Van Clief's name slightly to Ron Van Cliff, not sure why.

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Not the greatest quad, just a rather lazy cut and paste job of two stills from the films themselves.

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All the "scopes & visions" were done to try to convince the public is was bigger & better than anything they can see on television, simple but in some cases effective marketing gimmick.

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