Awesome Alternative Posters for the STAR WARS Movies, TV Shows like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE A-TEAM and KNIGHT RIDER, and More

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While it feels like we’re always highlighting minimalist movie posters, for today’s cool poster article, we’ve got some awesome alternative Star Wars posters, as well as a line of TV show posters called “quote series” featuring The A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and Superman 2.

What’s also great about the Star Wars posters is all the alternative designs are based on other famous movie posters.  For Star Wars they used Full Metal Jacket, The Empire Strikes Back used Goodfellas, and Return of the Jedi used American Beauty.  In addition, you can check out some retro boxing posters using Star Wars characters as contestants.

Hit the jump to check out the posters:

And before getting to the posters…a big thank you to Collider reader Robert Lancater for emailing me about the posters.

Finally, the posters are from oldredjalopy.  They also have a blog (which is where I pulled some of the text below), and they have some of the posters for sale on their site.

While all the posters are cool, my favorites are the “quote series.”  Tell me these aren’t awesome.

Star Wars

Based on the poster artwork for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’. The iconic Vietnam War-era US Army helmet is replaced by Luke Skywalker’s Rebel Alliance X-Wing Fighter Helmet.

The Empire Strikes Back

Based on the famous ‘GoodFellas’ promotional artwork. Featuring the ‘gangsters’ of Episode V: Darth Vader, Boba Fett and ‘Random Stormtrooper’. Vader adopts the De Niro folded arms posture whilst Fett replaces Pesci’s nutter.

Return of the Jedi

This poster completes the set. Based on one of the ‘American Beauty’ film posters. The hand and rose resting on Mena Suvari’s midriff are replaced by an empty hand and the front plate of Princess Leia’s infamous slave outfit.

Revenge of the Jedi takes it cue from Taxi Driver

Here are all the Star Wars retro boxing posters:

Finally, they’ve also got two alternative posters for The Terminator and Oldboy.




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  • http://twitter.com/johncampea John Campea

    There just aren’t adequate words to express how awesome these are.

    • http://www.collider.com/ Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

      glad you agree

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree more. Especially the Star Wars posters. Absolutely fantastic!

  • Christian

    LOVE the Terminator! Would totally put that on my wall!

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  • Christophercantos

    well they’re clearly Scorsese fans. and their best are Scorsese’s film posters. LOL.

    but that Full Metal Jacket is very cool aswell

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see more of these for other franchises and movies.

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  • http://nutshellmovies.tumblr.com/ Nutshell Movies

    Love ‘em all except for the Taxi Driver/Anakin Skywalker one.

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