Did Excalibur (1981) Have the Best Movie Posters Ever?

#Phonepunk#

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what is even going on here?

Merlin appearing beneath trippy green smoke while a hot medieval babe is getting it on.

the crazed Dark Souls battle between a standard knight and one in gold, seemingly controlled by an evil red mist.

the sword itself, glittering with the most amazing airbrush lens flares of all time.

is there anything this cool, this metal, in pop movie poster history? i doubt it. prove me wrong.

the lens flares, my god, the lens flares.
 
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oagboghi2

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Is the actual movie good?

These posters really blow away everything they make nowadays.
 

Traianvs

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I have a couple of original movie poster on the wall of my main corridor and I love them both. They are Italian movies from the 70s, one of my passion.






Clearly not the "best ever" because I'm biased, but I like them a lot. There are treasure to discover in italian movies from that decade
 

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Fab poster. Soundtrack is fab too. Some fab acting from the luvvies. Fab locations, costumes and dialogue. The whole film is just fab.

Extra merits for a young Gabriel Byrne in full plate going balls deep, young Patrick Stewart fucking his foes up with an axe, young Liam Neeson beating peeps up and young Helen Mirren being as completely fuckable as ever.
 
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Love Excalibur.

Unfortunately, this is the cover of the DVD I own.

Lol dvds dropping the ball so hard

To anyone asking, yeah the movie is great. Best Merlin of all time IMO and I really like the look of it, they used a lot of green lighting so when people are fighting in the woods in their armor there is this spooky green reflection. Good stuff
 
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Space Runaway

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Love Excalibur.

Unfortunately, this is the cover of the DVD I own.
Sadly they used that same cheapo cover for the bluray too. -_-

I have to check it out. Sounds epic in a cheap way
It's a very good movie and only budgety when it comes to certain effects. I will say it's a "0 to 100" movie, that being it seems kinda sketchy at the start but by the end you feel like you watched a solid movie.
 
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Man, I miss the 80's. So much fun stuff. Studios would really put money behind weird and creative ideas.
 

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Im going to watch Excalibur this Weekend, its been too long. I have it on blu ray.





80's were just bad ass!!!!! It was a bad ass decade to grow up in.
 
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Poster art really went downhill with the introduction of photoshop. I love me some hand painted film posters.
 

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Speaking of MST3K I watched the one for Deathstalker last night. Movie was very lame but the poster was good, haha those monsters are not at all in the film. By the legend Roger Corman
 
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