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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: herbpees on May 10, 2004, 01:45:17 AM

Title: Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: herbpees on May 10, 2004, 01:45:17 AM
I once saw a fantastic poster for OUATIA. It was a landscape poster with DeNiro's face on the left, and the three dead bodies of his friends lying on the ground on the right. Has anyone ever seen this, and do you know where I can get it?
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: shorty larsen on May 10, 2004, 01:52:12 PM
Never seen it!
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: klaatu on May 13, 2004, 08:12:36 PM
I once saw a fantastic poster for OUATIA. It was a landscape poster with DeNiro's face on the left, and the three dead bodies of his friends lying on the ground on the right. Has anyone ever seen this, and do you know where I can get it?

I coundn't find that one but how about these?


(http://www.moviegoods.com/assets/product_images/1020/207028.1020.A.jpg)

(http://www.moviegoods.com/assets/product_images/1020/207030.1020.A.jpg)

(http://i14.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/cf/d5/18_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: shorty larsen on May 14, 2004, 12:59:57 PM
Great posters!
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: herbpees on May 15, 2004, 06:36:10 PM
I found a smaller version of the poster, they used it on the cover of the book tie-in. Does anyone remember it now?

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0747531862.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: klaatu on May 15, 2004, 09:54:30 PM
Great posters!

I personally like the one in middle which looks like from Germany(?)
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: klaatu on May 15, 2004, 10:02:30 PM
I found a smaller version of the poster, they used it on the cover of the book tie-in. Does anyone remember it now?

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0747531862.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Very nice picture but never seen it...
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2004, 06:18:18 AM
Klaatu, Thanks, brilliant posters!
As far as I am aware that poster was not used for the film's theatrical release but clobbered together for it's video release in 1984. I had a copy, it was on Thorn EMI and I personally hated it. I felt it did not represent the film at all, rather, making it look your typical moronic action flick. The text on the front was a horrible bright red and yellow colour and on the back of the cover there were pics of Fat Moe with a gun in his eye and a close up of Jimmy Conway having petrol sprayed on him.
You should take a look on e-bay as copies come up quite often.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: DJASh on May 29, 2004, 05:27:30 PM
Herbpee, I'm fairly sure the poster you describe is the one used for UK theatres . The poster is also featured on my VHS copy, released as part of a series of gangster films by Warner Bros under the title "Wanted".

Posteritati in New York had a copy recently, but they are expensive.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: Mickey B on May 30, 2004, 05:29:50 AM
Hey

I can confirm that this is the image used in the UK quad as I bought one about 15 years ago (along with a complete set of US colour lobby cards) from a shop in London. Have to say though that I prefer the US one sheet with just the Brooklyn Bridge and the gang members on their fateful stroll; it's simple but it perfectly captures what is so majestic and haunting about this film. Funny but I can't remeber the film being released or even reviewed in the UK even though I was an avid moviegoer as well as  a religious reader of Photoplay and the marvellous Films and Filming from the late 70s. Did get to see it though in its full widescreen glory at the Phoenix in Oxford  c.1996.

Best to everyone
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: DJASh on August 05, 2004, 03:20:43 PM
The film was released in the UK, I think the bad press from the US critical mauling might have had an effect on the length of its distribution.

I first saw it on VHS but then got to see it on the big screen (so far my only time) at the Arts Centre at Aberystwyth University.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: Blueberry on September 03, 2004, 02:03:37 AM
I agree with Mickey B. It's fun to see these posters but the one that captures the spirit of the movie is the one with the Bridge and the gang  - with Dominic jumping ahead of the others.. just seconds before his death.

The bridge symbolizes, in my interpretation, the construction of the concept of America. We see the bridges so many times in the movie. And the way the gang is strolling along symbolizes the opportunism it's all based on.

I also like this version with the fotos of the kid gang inserted on the left and the adult gang on the right. It's the most common poster but in my opinion also the best.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: Cusser on September 03, 2004, 09:14:42 AM
I have the one-sheet with the kid gang and the adult gang, like Blueberry described.  At least it's an original.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: David Aaronson on October 03, 2004, 04:47:57 AM
I personally like the one in middle which looks like from Germany(?)
That is a German poster indeed.
Title: Re:Once Upon...America Poster
Post by: THE BIG MAN on October 04, 2004, 10:15:38 AM
I once saw a fantastic poster for OUATIA. It was a landscape poster with DeNiro's face on the left, and the three dead bodies of his friends lying on the ground on the right. Has anyone ever seen this, and do you know where I can get it?
Hi Herbpees,
It was the UK Cinema release poster-Thorn EMI were the UK distributors-I dont think they actually exist anymore  I actually used to have  this poster-ordered it from a UK movie magazine (Film Review) which I dont know if it still exsists.  It had the same As Boys They said they would die for each other as men they did blurb on the poster. At the time the poster only cost me about 10- I was young,stupid and didnt take care of it,
infact I covered a really annoying sun vent in my room with it!  After a while it became a bit tacky and I binned it -DUUUUUUU!  Anyway Ive seen on the internet somewhere, just cant remember where! -happy surfing