Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Chinese Boxer (1970) - (Jimmy Wang Yu) Egyptian one-sheet

The Chinese Boxer (1970) - (Jimmy Wang Yu) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda Anise for the 1970 Yu Wang film The Chinese Boxer AKA The Hammer of God AKA Long hu dou written and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu and starring Jimmy Wang Yu as Lei Ming. Plot summary: Jimmy Wang Yu wrote, directed and starred in this milestone Shaw Brothers kung fu classic about a Chinese martial arts student who in 1930s Hong Kong fights a group of Japanese killers (led by Lieh Lo as Katashima) in retaliation for the murder of his master and classmates.

Cast and crew: Shaw Brothers, Jimmy Wang Yu, Lau Chan, Morteda Anise, Ping Wang, Lei Cheng, Yu Wang, Lieh Lo, Yun Kin Chow, Mien Fang, Min Fong, Hak On Fung, Sing Chen, Li Tung, Chung Wang, Ling Chiang, Lung Yu, No Tsai



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Friday, April 28, 2017

Mole Men against the Son of Hercules (Mark Forest) - (1961) Egyptian one-sheet

(1994) - (Rena Owen) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster by an unknown artist for the 1961 film Mole Men against the Son of Hercules AKA Maciste and the Night Queen AKA The Strongest Man in the World written and directed by Antonio Leonviola with screenplay by Marcello Baldi and Giuseppe Mangione and starring Mark Forest as Maciste, son of Hercules. Plot summary: The Mole Men under the leadership of Queen Halis Mojab [Moira Orfei] are in the business of conducting moonlight raids and capturing people who live above ground for use as slaves to work their diamond mines. In two of their raids they capture the beautiful young Princess Saliura [Rafaella Carra] along with Maciste and his friend Bangor [Paul Wynter]. The mighty Maciste must find a way to rescue Bangor, Princess Saliura and the rest of the captured slaves.

Cast and crew: Mark Forest, Moira Orfei, Paul Wynter, Raffeala Carra, Enrico Glori, Roberto Miali, Antonio Leonviola, Giuseppe Mangione, Marcello Baldi, Gianni Garko, Nando Tamberlane, Carla Foscari, Rosalia Gavo, Graziella Granata, Janine Hendy, Grazia Campori, Mara Lombardo, Luciana Vivaldi



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Bigfoot (R1998) - (Joseph Maher) Egyptian one-sheet

Bigfoot (R1998) - (Adam Carl) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by al-Khodri for a 1998 rerelease of the 1987 Danny Huston TV film Bigfoot based on a screenplay by John Groves and starring Adam Carl as Kevin. Plot summary: This is a TV movie (Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Season 31 Episode 19) about two single parents on a camping trip in the mountains with a pair of quarrelsome kids. The encounter with Bigfoot becomes a conservation crisis when anthropologist Gladys [Colleen Dewhurst] recognizes the film's male and female sasquatches as vulnerable and threatened elements of the environment whose well-being is threatened by millionaire Jack Kendrix, [Joseph Maher] a ruthless exploiter determined to track them down.

Cast and crew: Danny Huston, Lucy Butler, Candace Cameron Bure, Jerry Chambers, Adam Carl, Timothy Browh, Colleen Dewhurst, Gracie Harrison, Joseph Maher, Dawan Scott, James Sloyan, Bernard White, Dianne Wiest



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Maximum Force (1992) - (Sam J. Jones) Egyptian one-sheet

Maximum Force (1992) - (Sam J. Jones) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Sabry for the 1992 Joseph Merhi film Maximum Force based on a screenplay by John Weidner and Ken Lamplugh and starring Sam J. Jones as Michael Crews. Plot summary: A corrupt chief of police [Mickey Rooney] and a criminal hatchet man named Max Tanabe [Richard Lynch] become targets of three rebellious police officers Michael Crews, Cody Randal and Rick Carver [Sam J. Jones, Sherrie Rose, Jason Lively] who are out for justice.

Cast and crew: Joseph Merhi, Sam J. Jones, Sherrie Rose, Jason Lively, John Saxon, Richard Lynch, Mickey Rooney, John Weidner, Ken Lamplugh, Jeff Langton, Michael Delano, Sonny Landham, Pamela Dixon, Victoria Hawley, Talbot Perry Simons, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Ken Davitian, Addison Randall



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Pink Force Warriors (1994) - (Sophia Luck) Egyptian one-sheet

(1994) - (Sophia Luck) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for a 1985 rerelease of the 1983 Karen Yang/Godfrey Ho film Pink Force Warriors AKA Jin men nu bing AKA Pi li zhan si AKA Woman Warriors of Kingsmen AKA Women Warriors of Kin Men based on a screenplay by Yung-Hsiang Chang and starring Sophia Luck (Hsiao-Fen Lu). Plot summary: The story follows a women's army unit training in Taiwan to defend against a mainland China invasion, with elements included from the women's personal lives.

Cast and crew: Karen Yang, Fonda Lynn, Wang Tao, Sophia Lock, Don Wong, Chia-yun Yang, Yung-hsia Chang, Hsiao-fen Lu, Hsiu-Shen Lieng, Hisa yin, Hsiu Ling Lu, Fu-mei Chang, Hui Lou Chen, Yueh-kuei Fung, Chun-chun Hsu, Tien-r Huang, Lai-hua Li, Hsiu Ling Liang, Ching-Shun Mao, Chi Tang, Katherine Wang



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Cohen and Tate (R1990) - (Roy Scheider) Egyptian one-sheet

Cohen and Tate (R1990) - (Roy Scheider) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Sami for a 1990 rerelease of the 1988 film Cohen and Tate written and directed by Eric Red and starring Roy Scheider as Cohen and Adam Baldwin as Tate. The film is a cinematic version of the O. Henry short story The Ransom of Red Chief. Plot summary: Travis Knight [Harley Cross] is a nine-year-old boy who has watched the mob murder his parents on their farm; he is then kidnapped by two professional hit men, Cohen and Tate, who do not like each other. Travis Knight instinctively exploits the tension between them.

Cast and crew: Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross, Cooper Huckabee, Suzanne Savoy, Marco Perella, Eric Red, Tom Campitelli, Andy Gill, Frank Bates, James Jeter, Jeff Bennett, Ron Jackson, Ted Baader, Kenneth McCabe, Ina B. Bott, O. Henry



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Return of the Iron Angels III (1989) - (Moon Lee) Egyptian one-sheet

Return of the Iron Angels III (1989) - (Moon Lee) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Abdul Rahman for the 1989 Stanley Tong and Teresa Woo film Return of the Iron Angels III AKA Angels 3 written by Teresa Woo and starring Moon Lee as Moon. Plot summary: This is the third of what is known as Teresa Woo's "Girls with Guns" franchise. The "Angels" are an elite task force whose job is to eliminate the world's assassins, dictators and terrorists. In this episode Moon Lee's character infiltrates a terrorist organization that is trying to start a war between Thailand and Vietnam.

Cast and crew: Stanley Tong, Alex Fong, Moon Lee, Ralph Chen, Kharina Sa, Marco Lo, Mark Steinborn, Katy Hickman, Teresa Woo, Wung Hung Tang, Saskia Van Rijswijk, Bill Rockloff, Holly Corbett, Jody Mortarotti, Paul Yein, Tom Kearns, Nicole Papantononio, Sharon Mobley, Marci Livermore



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Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) - (Richard Kind) Egyptian one-sheet

Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) - (Richard Kind) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for the 1992 Phil Roman animated film Tom and Jerry written by Dennis Marks and starring Richard Kind as the voice of Tom. Plot summary: Tom and Jerry temporarily suspend their usual antagonism so they can work together to help an orphan girl Robin Starling [Anndi McAfee] who is being abused and exploited by her evil guardian, Aunt Pristine Figg [Charlotte Rae].

Cast and crew: Phil Roman, Dennis Marks, Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay, Charlotte Rae



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Roaring Fire (1982) - (Sonny Chiba) Egyptian one-sheet

Roaring Fire (1982) - (Sonny Chiba) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda Anise for the 1982 Noribumi Suzuki film Roaring Fire AKA Hoero Tekken based on a screenplay by Shinsuke Inoue, Masakazu Shimura and Noribumi Suzuki and starring Sonny Chiba as Mr. Magic/Interpol Inspector. Plot summary: Jorji [Hiroyuki Sanada] does not know he has a twin brother and sister until he hears it from his dying father. He never meets his brother because when he goes to find him he learns he has been mysteriously murdered. While staying with his blind sister Chihiro [Etsuko Shihomi] Jorji overhears his uncle making plans to find a 130-karat diamond known as the "Queen of Sheba." He later comes to suspect the uncle of making other nefarious plans.

Cast and crew: Sonny Chiba, Masakazu Shimura, Shinsuke Inoue, Hiroyuki Sanada, Noribumi Suzuki, Etsuko Shihomi, Abdullah the Butcher, Shinsuke Inoue, Masakazi Shimura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Mikio Narita, Tatsuo Endo, Seizo Fukumoto, Shotaro Hayashi, Tatsuo Inada, Masashi Ishibashi, Masataka Iwao, Michio Kai, Makato Kenmochi, Bin Kurihara, Toshiaki Minami, Jiro Shirai



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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Steamboat Willie (1928) - (Disney Animation) Commercial Reprint Poster

Steamboat Willie (1928) - (Disney Animation) US reprint one-sheet

This is a 26.25" x 37.5" reprint poster for the 1928 Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney cartoon short Steamboat Willie. This was considered a landmark film as the first cartoon using synchronized sound and the release date (18 November 1928) is now considered the birthday of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Plot summary: As Steamboat Willie, Mickey is shown happily whistling and piloting a steamboat, but Captain Peg Leg Pete decides to banish Mickey to the main deck as a deck hand and a potato peeler. Mickey makes the best of his situation by devising with Minnie's help a variety of unlikely ways of playing "Turkey in the Straw."

Cast and crew: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, Bert Lewis, Les Clark, Dick Lundy, Carl Edourade



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Tombstone (1993) - (Kurt Russell) US one-sheet

Tombstone (1993) - (Kurt Russell) US DS one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" double-sided poster for the 1993 George P. Cosmatos film Tombstone written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp. Plot summary: In 1880 Wyatt Earp is a retired peace officer from Dodge City Kansas who reunites with his brothers Virgil [Sam Elliott] and Morgan [Bill Paxton] in Tuscon Arizona and then goes on with them to Tombstone with the idea of settling in and making a fortune on gambling and alcohol. Their plans are disrupted by an outlaw gang in red sashes known as the Cochise County Cowboys. The Cowboys cause so much tension in Tombstone that the Earps feel pressure to intervene, with help from Wyatt's dentist friend John Henry "Doc" Holliday [Val Kilmer].

Cast and crew: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre, Charlton Heston, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Jason Priestley, Jon Tenney, Stephen Lang, Thomas Haden Church, Dana Delany, Paula Malcomson, Lisa Collins, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson



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Wyatt Earp (1994) - (Kevin Costner) US one-sheet

Wyatt Earp (1994) - (Kevin Costner) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" double-sided US poster for the 1994 Lawrence Kasdan film Wyatt Earp written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and starring Kevin Costner as Wyatt Earp. Plot summary: The story begins during the American Civil War when Wyatt is a teenager living on the family farm in Missouri while his older brothers Virgil and James [Michael Madsen and David Andrews] are fighting with the Union Army. It follows Wyatt's move west to work as a wagon driver, then as a fight referee. He then becomes a lawman in Missouri, later a buffalo hunter, then a deputy marshall, first in Wichita then in Dodge City. He is fired from his job in Dodge City and goes to work for a railroad capturing outlaws. The next part of the story takes up the more familiar events in the life of Wyatt Earp.

Cast and crew: Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Dan Gordon, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Mark Harmon, David Andrews, Jeff Fahey, LindenAShby, Joanna Going, Michael Madsen, Catherine O'Hara, Bill Pullman, Isabella Rossellini, Tom Sizemore, JoBEth Williams, Mare Winningham,



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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wonderful Memories مع الذكريات (Ahmed Mazhar) - (1961) Egyptian one-sheet

Wonderful Memories (1961) - (Ahmed Mazhar) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 23.75" x 34.5" Egyptian poster designed by Stamatis Vassiliou for the 1961 film Wonderful Memories AKA maa al-zekriat written and directed by Saad Arafa and starring Ahmed Mazhar as Sherif. Plot summary: While playing a role in a film the actor Sherif shot his colleague Elham [Mariam Fakhr Eddine] after the sexually tormented hunchback Madbouli [Salah Mansour] had maliciously replaced the blanks in Sherif's pistol with live bullets; this was a profound shock to Sherif. His cousin Amal [Nadia Lutfi] tried in vain to soothe him, but she looked too much like Elham. Her feelings for him turned into deep love, made stronger by his determination to overcome his loneliness and obsession with memories. The facts slowly emerged about the incident in which Elham had died.

Cast and crew: Saad Arafa, Ahmed Mazhar, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Nadia Lutfi, Salah Mansour, Bruno Salvi, Ahmed Louxor, Fotouh Neshati, Said Khalil, Mokhtar El Sayed



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Faithful Forever وفاء للابد (Imad Hamdi) - (1962) Egyptian Film Poster

Faithful Forever (1962) - (Imad Hamdi) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a 27" x 39" promotional poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz and Ahmed Fouad for the 1962 100-minute Ahmed Diaeddin black-and-white film Faithful Forever AKA wafa lil-abad starring Imad Hamdi as Hamdy Hamed and Madiha Yousri as Wafa Kheir with story and dialogue by Mahmoud Sobhi and cinematography by Victor Antoun. Plot summary: Nabil Kheir [Ahmad Khamees] was a young engineer living happily in Alexandria with his daughter Mona [Alawiya Mostafa] and his wife Wafa. He was a partner in the same office with his friend Safwat Fahmy [Omar El-Hariri]. One day Nabil saw a young man trying to kill himself by jumping off a bridge and was able to save him, but he drowned in so doing and left a bereaved family. The man Hamdy Hamed Nabil had saved was stricken with remorse and wanted to atone for his guilt at any price. He tried to get close to the widow by renting a room in her house without telling her he had been the cause of her husband's death. She rented him a room because she needed the money. Hamdy began to have deep feelings for Wafa and became close to the daughter. Hamdy acquired some money, paid it to the widow and told her it came from a philanthropist. The widow accused him of stealing the money from her husband. He tried to confess to her the truth but Wafa left the country. When she returned she found Hamdy waiting for her asking her to forgive his mistake. She forgave him and they married.

Cast and crew: Omar El-Hariri, Ahmad Khamees, Alawyia Mostafa, Imad Hamdi, Madiha Yousri, Ahmed Diaeddin, Mahmoud Sobhi, Victor Antoun, Zeinab Sedky, Soheir El-Bably, Salwa Mahmoud, Mohammed Abaza, Mohamed Reda, Mahmoud Reda, Hussein Ismail, Alawiya Qadri, Noura



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Wife of an Important Man زوجة رجل مهم (Ahmed Zaki) - (1987) Egyptian Film Poster

Wife of an Important Man (1987) - (Ahmed Zaki) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 26" x 38.5" Egyptian poster designed by Samir Abdel Moneim for the 1987 Mohammed Khan film Wife of an Important Man based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Raouf Tawfik and starring Ahmed Zaki as Hesham. Plot summary: The film tells the story of the rise and fall of Colonel Hesham Abol-Wafa, an Egyptian police officer during the Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat years (1962 - 1980). It received the Silver Award at the Damascus Film Festival in 1987 and was also shown in competition at the Moscow Film Festival in 1987. It was shown as well at the Montreal, Valencia, Tetouan, Digne, Istanbul and Nantes Film Festivals in 1987 and 1988.

Cast and crew: Mohamed Khan, Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin, Hassan Hosny, Zizi Mustafa, Nahed Samir, Mohsen Ahmed, Ali Al Ghandour, Khairy Beshara, Hafez Amin, Hassan Hosny, Abdel Halim Hafez, Nazim Shaarawy, Mohsen Ahmed, Othman Abdelmonem, Abdel Ghany Naser, Mahmoud al-Dardiri, Ahmed Moukhtar, Raouf Tawfik



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Leila Daughter of the Poor ليلى بنت الفقراء (Laila Mourad) - (1945) Egyptian rerelease poster

Leila Daughter of the Poor (1945) - (Laila Mourad) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1945 103-minute Anwar Wagdi black-and-white musical Leila Daughter of the Poor [leila bint al-foqara] starring Laila Mourad as Leila based on a story by Anwar Wagdi with screenplay by Kamal Salim and dialogue by Badei Khayri. Cinematography was by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Leila was a poor girl living in the Seyyeda Zeinab district of Cairo. A lady invited her to her mansion and introduced her to Officer Wahid Mokhtar [Anwar Wagdi]. Leila was impressed by the mansion and its ceremonies and soon became outgoing and cheerful. Wahid was drawn to Leila and asked her alleged father Darwish Basha [Bechara Wakim] for her hand in marriage. Then he learned Darwish Basha was not really her father. Wahid thought Leila had deceived him; he went to see her in Seyyeda Zeinab and cancelled the marriage offer. After that Wahid, who still loved Leila, met Darwish Basha and told him what had happened. Darwish Basha advised Wahid to apologize to Leila, which he did. Darwish Basha then pledged he would leave his wealth to Leila and asked Wahid's father to arrange for Wahid to marry her. The reason the Basha had left his wealth to Leila became clear to all those who had been invited to the wedding when her origins became known. Leila left the wedding in despair, but Wahid persuaded his father to move the wedding party to Seyyeda Zeinab, where the proceedings were completed.

Cast and crew: Laila Mourad, Anwar Wagdi, Suleiman Naguib, Bechara Wakim, Marie Munib, Mohammed Al-Bakkar, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Mokhtar Osman, Adel Adham, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Alim Khattab, Shafik Noureddin, Badie Khayri, Fouad Shafik, Mohamed Al-Bakar



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Friday, April 21, 2017

Raja Rani's Love in Jungle (R1998) - (dir: L.V. Madhav) Egyptian one-sheet

Raja Rani's Love in Jungle (R1998) - (dir: L.V. Madhav) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster designed by Dar El Masry for a 1998 rerelease of the 1995 L.V. Madhav film Raja Rani's Love in Jungle starring Mahendra Kumar as Tarzan.

Cast and crew: L.V. Madhav, V.K. Sidhant, Fitrat Bhoopali, Mohan T. Gehani, AU. Rehman, Vivek Abjpai, Vijaya Shetty, Mahendra Kumar, Priya, Bharat Kapoor, ShankarSachdev, Vijay Sood, Salim, Kiran Kumar



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