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10 best Polish film posters

Hollywood take note

They do things differently over there. Ignoring the dreaded floating heads that plague many a Hollywood poster, the Poles have come up trumps time and time again with their radical interpretations of classic movies.

Their alternative designs took off back in the late 40s when renowned artists took control and lasted for a good 50 years. These posters now sell for handsome sums although you can order them at more affordable prices at www.polishposter.com.

(Images: Polish Poster)

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    A brave attempt to take on the iconic green original which… More details

    Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    A brave attempt to take on the iconic green original which manages to be both cartoonish and creepy.

  • Superman III

    Superman III

    Avoiding the painfully 80s US poster, this artist's… More details

    Superman III

    Superman III

    Avoiding the painfully 80s US poster, this artist's impression of Superman deserves a spot on any superhero-loving fan's wall.

  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    Looking slightly like a Terminator themed club night, this… More details

    The Terminator

    The Terminator

    Looking slightly like a Terminator themed club night, this interpretation finds a smart way of representing Arnie's underlying android. Tiddlywinks.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    An interesting variation on the original's red-head poster,… More details

    Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    An interesting variation on the original's red-head poster, this manages to make Brando look even weirder but also more distinctive.

  • Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction

    Perfectly symbolising Fatal Attraction's themes, without… More details

    Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction

    Perfectly symbolising Fatal Attraction's themes, without using a single frame, this simple yet effective image is a stand-out piece of art, film poster or not.

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    The original was a classic in its own right but this daring… More details

    Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    The original was a classic in its own right but this daring take on an iconic poster is a must for Star Wars completists.

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    A rare example of a classic film that's never really had a… More details

    The Shining

    The Shining

    A rare example of a classic film that's never really had a great poster, this creepy version sticks in the memory more than any of the US attempts.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Oddly reminiscent of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, this… More details

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Oddly reminiscent of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, this Kubrick revision improves upon the original, more generic poster.

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Templ…

    Capturing the laid-back attitude of Indy, this sepia… More details

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Capturing the laid-back attitude of Indy, this sepia portrait has aged impressively over the last 26 years.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    The Steve McQueen thriller gets a sinister revision of the… More details

    The Getaway

    The Getaway

    The Steve McQueen thriller gets a sinister revision of the original's more explanatory poster.

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