Film Poster

Rejected film posters go on online display

The rejected The Exorcist poster (left) and the approved one

A gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist has been revealed for the first time: the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters for some of the most famous films of recent decades, including Batman, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and Cool Hand Luke.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am


Movie collectibles have always been a big part of the film scene, serving as ways for film fans to identify with their favourite stars and films. Posters, lobby cards - the pictures cinema owners stick in the lobby to promote their movies - and now-ancient cigarette cards are all traded and hoarded by eager collectors.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Vintage posters a viable alternative

The voluptuous red-headed siren reaches out of the water holding a pneumatic tyre above her head and graces the onlooker with a beautiful smile. Like a halo, it adds an altogether angelic air to this vintage poster advertising bicycle tyres in 1910.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Also showing: Winnie Fu

She has programmed film festivals and conjured up complicated seminars. But Winnie Fu Wai-yee says her most recent project - an exhibition of 160 promotional posters for Hong Kong films spanning four decades - is probably the most arduous task she has ever undertaken as programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Nostalgia partners graduate from home showings to gallery

Until recently, to view the wares of Picture This, a company specialising in Hong Kong and Asian nostalgia, one was shown into the dining room of Pamela and Christopher Bailey's home, or attended occasional exhibitions at the Mandarin Oriental hotel and pre-Christmas fairs.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Film poster an affront to Christianity

While passing by the posters at a bus stop on Kennedy Road with my son, close to the Peak Tram, he exclaimed 'that's disgusting', while pointing to an advertisement depicting a man, clearly representing Jesus being crucified, with the lower portion of a woman's body acting as the 'cross'.

11 Mar 1997 - 12:00am