Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lost in Translation: King Kong

After picking on Japan so much lately, I decided to turn my attention to Spain for a week.  This is their attempt at marketing one of the most iconic films of the 1930s- King Kong...

Well, it's certainly unique.  It retains all the racism of the film, while also giving you no background to the picture or any clue that it's about an ape.  That's...sure to sell tickets.  Seriously though, that's an odd use of perspective.

Next up, I return to picking on Poland with a pair of updates relating to a certain shark franchise.  It's going to bite!  Stay tuned...


  1. Haha - it looks from this poster as if 'KING KONG' is a film (or maybe a Windex advert) about one tribe's struggle to get rid of grease stains and messy hand-prints.

  2. This poster was actually for the 1932 porn version of King Kong performed by minstrals, Im sure of it

  3. You realize, of course, that if you're talking about a real movie, I'll find it, Carl.

    Seriously though, what a dumb poster. Although it's better than the two that are to come. You've been warned...