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May the 4th Be With You :: The Story of a Boy, a Girl, and a Universe (June, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Well, 7-year old me still unabashedly loves this flick. 43 year old me still loves the hell out of it, but with each year that passes, I find myself longing harder and harder for a world where all the bullshit that followed, including Empire and Jedi never happened and Star Wars was just a one-off.
 

Video courtesy of antisubliminal.

Other Points of Interest:

Second run ads for Star Wars at the Morgue.

Star Wars (1977) Lucasfilm :: 20th Century Fox / EP: George Lucas / P: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum/ D: George Lucas / W: George Lucas / C: Gilbert Taylor / E: Richard Chew / M: John Williams / S: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Peter Cushing

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Evil Does Not Die, It Waits to Be Reborn! (June, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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And now, Boils and Ghouls, I give you William Girdler’s completely demented The Manitou, whose plot of an ancient Indian shaman being reborn from a tumorous growth on the back of Susan Strasberg’s neck — that’s more malignant than benign, and the fruitless efforts of her boyfriend, in the form of Tony Curtis, and a modern medicine man, in the from of Michael Ansara, to stop him until the patient manages to channel the inner-spirits of technology to send the massacring midget-man back to hell in a laser-disco light-show finale for the ages will definitely leave you boggling. For more on Girdler, The Manitou, and the rest of his catalog, I strongly suggest you check out this wonderful tribute site.

The Manitou (1978) Mid-America Pictures :: Simon Productions :: Manitou Productions Ltd. :: AVCO Embassy / EP: Melvin G. Gordy, David Sheldon, Melvin Simon, Herman Weist / P: William Girdler / AP: Jon Cedar, Scott M. Siegler, Gilles de Turenne / D: William Girdler / W: William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope, Graham Masterton (novel) / C: Michel Hugo / E: Bub Asman / M: Lalo Schifrin S: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith

May the 4th Be With You :: The Saga Continues… (July, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Empire Strikes Back (1980) Lucasfilm :: 20th Century Fox / EP: George Lucas / P: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum / AP: Jim Bloom, Robert Watts / D: Irvin Kershner / W: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan / C: Peter Suschitzky / E: Paul Hirsch / M: John Williams / S: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz