Fond farewells Max von Sydow

Front sleeve image of the theme from the motion picture The Exorcist. 45 RPM vinyl. 1974. Warner Brothers. Japan.

Max von Sydow

Oscar-nominated actor Max von Sydow died two days ago on 8 March 2020 at age 90, after notching up an incredible stage and screen presence spanning seven decades.

His numerous credits include The Seventh Seal (1957), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Exorcist (1973),  Flash Gordon (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Never Say Never Again (1983), Dune (1984), Judge Dredd (1995), Shutter Island (2010), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He also appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones as the character Three-Eyed Raven.

I like best his roles in The Seventh Seal, in which his character, a knight, plays chess with Death; and The Exorcist, in which his character, a priest, is trying to exorcise a demon from a young girl.

The foreboding image of Father Merrin standing outside the house of the possessed Regan MacNeil is a movie poster that still haunts today.

In recognition of this film, I present two unique items from my collection as tribute to Max von Sydow – a Japanese 1974 seven inch record of The Exorcist theme, and a Japanese chirashi poster for The Exorcist, Director’s Cut.

The Exorcist theme, vinyl record, Japan.

Theme from the motion picture The Exorcist. 45 RPM. 1974. Warner Brothers. Japan.

Theme from the motion picture The Exorcist. 45 RPM. 1974. Warner Brothers. Japan.

The Exorcist, Director’s Cut, Japan.

The Exorcist Director’s Cut. 2000. Japanese chirashi poster.


Max von Sydow. 1929 – 2020.


 

Saturday night at the movies


It’s time once again for some movie treats!

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of cinema and home media print ads and posters covering the years 1982 to 2019.

Enjoy your movie 🙂


2001: A Space Odyssey. Japanese chirashi poster.

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TVTA’s top thirteen horror movie taglines

To help entice an audience to the cinema, a horror film is going to require a striking and memorable poster. Not only that, it’s going to need a killer tagline which will aim to leave potential viewers wanting to know more.

Did you know that some films have used multiple taglines? For example, our opening entry – the 1971 Vincent Price horror The Abominable Dr. Phibes had eight different taglines across its various releases. Gremlins (1984) had nine. Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) had thirteen!

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Hell Hath No Fury: VHS Revival’s Bumper Halloween Quiz

Good morning vintage mates! Only one day to go till Halloween… I’m reblogging this tricky horror movie quiz for you to get your fangs into! Courtesy of fellow WP blogger VHS Revival. Enjoy!

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Test your horror mettle with VHS Revival’s bumper Halloween quiz


It’s that time of the year again; I can feel it in the air. Lanterns are burning, leaves are plentiful and everyone is feeling just a little devilish as they dust off their favourite costumes and prepare to embrace the darkness. Halloween is a time for fun and thrills, an occasion to bask in the opulence of candy laced nightmares. More importantly, it is a time to celebrate the rich and wonderful annals of horror cinema, and what better way to prepare for your annual frightfest than with a little horror trivia?

Think you know your stuff? VHS Revival tests your mettle with its bumper Halloween quiz. Don’t get scared now!


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21 random horror films to tempt you this Halloween!

… or at any other time of the year!

I was sorting through my horror DVDs for some upcoming Halloween viewing and decided to scan a few of the cover images for today’s post. I’m itching to rewatch The Evil Dead, Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Let The Right One In, Only Lovers Left Alive, and The Company of Wolves

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Saturday night at the movies – Skywalker is Coming!

Star Wars. The Rise of Skywalker. 2019 chirashi. Japan. Front.

Star Wars. The Rise of Skywalker. 2019 chirashi. Japan. Back.

TVTA is very pleased to acquire its first Japanese chirashi movie poster for the upcoming Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker which is due for its cinema release in December this year!

In addition to this simple yet elegant Star Wars chirashi, I picked up a sweet 4-sided poster for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with chirashis for 2019 releases Spider-Man: Far From Home, Joker, and Toy Story 4.

Enjoy 🙂

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Side 1.

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Sides 2 and 3.

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Side 4.

Spider-Man: Far From Home chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Spider-Man: Far From Home chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.

Joker. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Joker. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.

Toy Story 4. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Toy Story 4. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.


Enjoy your movie 🙂

Saturday night at the movies… in Japanese Chirashi!

Star Wars Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. 1984. Japanese Chirashi.

Time for some more movie treats!  

Presenting: a selection of Japanese Chirashi film posters direct from the collection of TVTA!

Japanese Chirashi are printed mini-posters or flyers created to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). Most Chirashis are double-sided with an image from the film printed in colour on the front. Additional artwork and information printed in Japanese appears on the reverse. Chirashi posters are great fun to collect, and TVTA is pleased to add this latest batch to its growing collection

Enjoy your movie 🙂

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 2018 re-release. Japanese Chirashi.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 2018 re-release. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

The Untouchables. 1987. Japanese Chirashi.

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World. 2014 Belinda Sallin documentary. Japanese Chirashi.

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World. 2014 Belinda Sallin documentary. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

Captain Marvel. 2018. Japanese Chirashi.

Wonder Woman Japanese Chirashi poster. 2017. Front.

Wonder Woman. 2017. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

The Monkey King. 2018. Japanese Chirashi.

The Monkey King. 2018. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon. 2017. Japanese Chirashi.

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon. 2017. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 2016. Japanese Chirashi.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 2016. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.


The end. Roll credits. Thanks for watching 🙂

Look out for another Saturday Night At The Movies with TVTA coming soon!