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.
The Exorcist, Director’s Cut, Japan.
Max von Sydow. 1929 – 2020.
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 🙂
The end. Roll credits. Thanks for watching 🙂
Look out for another Saturday Night At The Movies with TVTA coming soon!
We certainly thought so. Presenting a mix of international advertising and graphic art, 1980 to 2017.
Greek telephone cards, 2000
Swift Wind, Princess Power, 1986
Disneyland Paris ticket, 2015
Black Sabbath autographs
Leaflet cover for Dali Exhibition Paris, 2017
1980s mailing sleeve, Netherlands. Featuring Master of the Universe, My Little Pony and Zoids
Groquik, Pif Gadget, France,1986
The universe of marbles, Pif Gadget, France, 1986
Unknown Japanese newspaper print ads
Warren Movie Magazines: Moonraker, The Lord of the Rings, Alien, Meteor, US, 1980
Homemade 3D Ghosts scan
Postcards from Stella
thanks for getting interesting with us 🙂
Thanks to Philip Ayres for identifying the Zoids toy in the mailing sleeve as the Spine-Back (AKA Gator in Japan).
This Halloween TVTA has taken over an abandoned Blockbuster video store… Please make your video selections from the °TVTA-BUSTER HORROR SHELF° below. Choose 2 titles and get a 3rd free! Or why not take our Bloody Halloween Special: 7 titles in exchange for a litre of blood? C’mon, it’s only a teeny tiny litre of blood – the average human body contains nearly 5 litres of the stuff. It doesn’t even have to be your own blood!
Presenting: 24 Japanese horror movie posters. From originals to remakes to recently made. Many titles you’ll recognise, others perhaps not, some drift into genres like sci-fi and fantasy while retaining a suitable horror element.
Go ahead… pick your films wisely, lock the doors, close the curtains and enjoy! And don’t forget to rewind the tapes back to the beginning before returning them to the store!
°THE TVTA-BUSTER HORROR SHELF°
Oh oh, looks like someone slipped a copy of Toy Story into the Horror Section. Tut, tut, I hope that doesn’t mean some poor child somewhere is about to watch Hellraiser by mistake! Yikes, better get Wooof to go search the membership register pronto…
TVTA is always happy to add some new Japanese chirashi to the collection.
Hot off the scanner this weekend comes Venom alongside older titles Zazie dans le Métro, Match Point, Apt Pupil, 28 Days Later and Close Up.
As always thanks for looking.
“If this one doesn’t scare you… you’re already dead!”
Only 50 days to Halloween!
As Halloween creeps its way closer TVTA sneaks in two Japanese Chirashi movie posters for the cult classic horror franchise Phantasm. Enjoy!
Phantasm II. 1988.
Did we mention Halloween is one of TVTA’s favourite annual events?
Look out for our next special Halloween post!
Japanese Chirashi movie posters – the Star Wars franchise and a continuing saga!
‘Chirashi’ eh? … he sounds familiar, was he one of Jabba’s henchmen, or an Ewok?
No. A Chirashi is not a Star Wars character but a small double-sided poster handed out at cinemas in Japan to advertise upcoming movies. And TVTA is absolutely delighted to bring you one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Japanese Star Wars film posters this side of the galaxy! Featuring examples of every Star Wars film made to date and more bad puns than you can shake a Gaderffii stick at… this post is sure to have those nasty Imperials hot on our tails!
Three-D-PO and Artoo-Won’t-Do
Among my favourites in my Star Wars Chirashi collection is this Phantom Menace 3D poster. Prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas had intended to make 3D versions of all six films in the Star Wars Prequel and Original Trilogies. The idea was put on ice in favour of concentrating on ‘rebooting the franchise’ with Episode VII and other new films. Hence, only one of the first six films made it as a 3D cinema release – The Phantom Menace in 2012.
A long time ago in a gallery far, far away
I need to add something for the 2008 animated release The Clone Wars, and I’m yet to find anything for the two Ewok films –
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure edit: found that one at last! and Ewoks: Battle for Endor. If any of these turn up I’ll be sure to include them along with the forthcoming releases… with episode XI scheduled for December 2019, a third instalment of the standalone Star Wars Story in 2020, and talk of future new-character trilogies – this gallery is destined to cause a great disturbance in the force!
That’s no moon… it’s TVTA!
As always, thanks for looking 🙂 Click the images below to make bigger.
Gallery updated March 2020.
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
Kinky Boots (2005)
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Thor / Avengers
Batman Ninja (2018)
Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables. You can find all my Chirashi posts here