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Amélie Japanese poster

Above: Amélie Japanese poster

What’s with Japan almost always getting the best film artwork? Time and time again, they seem to end up with much better posters and DVD covers than the rest of the world. A case in point is the Japanese poster for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie, one of my favourite films, whose French poster (the café exterior variant) already adorns my wall.

As much as I like the French art, however, I found that the Japanese version appealed much more to me as soon as I came across it during a random perusal of AllPosters. The poster was no longer available to buy from there, and, at some point during the last couple of days, its entry has been deleted entirely, but I was able to find an auction for it on eBay, and it now adorns the wall behind me, alongside my giant Opera poster.

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 1:47 PM | Comments: 6
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento | General | Gialli



Poland often has some very good posters in my experience.

Posted by: , November 25, 2007 9:44 PM


How much did you have to pay up for this poster?
I'm curious as I'm about to buy one of them myself from an online-shop here in Sweden, and they only charge around 10 pounds for it.
See here:

Posted by: Andreas Svalås, November 26, 2007 8:52 AM


I paid £9.74 including shipping costs. :)

Posted by: Whiggles, November 26, 2007 9:15 AM


Speaking of Polish film posters, I've been reminded of a wonderful poster for Hitchcock's The Birds. The title of the film in Polish is Ptaki, which could be taken as the sound of a bird flapping its wings. This is used to great effect in the design.

If you go to this webpage - and go to the end of it you'll see the poster.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, November 27, 2007 8:43 PM


My sister use to have this poster. I still think she does, but I'm not too sure.

Posted by: Sam L., November 27, 2007 10:43 PM


The Japanese always seem to have the best artwork. I love their dvd packaging too.

Posted by: Avanze, November 28, 2007 6:42 PM

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