Raiders of the Lost Ark hand-painted poster from Ghana


18 Responses to “Raiders of the Lost Ark hand-painted poster from Ghana”

  1. Robert Drop says:

    Who’s the bald monkey dude at the bottom supposed to be?

    • David Pescovitz says:

      I *think* it’s the German airplane mechanic that Indy fights? But that guy had a moustache. Or maybe Arnold Toht, the Gestapo agent with the Ra headpiece burned into his hand.

    • Rich Keller says:

      It’s Harvey Korman as Max the chauffeur from  that Sunset Boulevard skit on the Caroll Burnett  Show,  for  some reason.

  2. Chuck says:

    And apparently the skull was large enough to stick a fairly sturdy log into the side of it.

  3. CokePlusMentos says:

    that bald guy.
    I feel violated.

  4. Mitchell Glaser says:

    Wow, the Rolls Royce Video Club on Zongo Lane! I’d go see anything there.

  5. Hanglyman says:

     I think it’s supposed to be the mummy with the snake crawling through its mouth that terrifies Marion as they’re escaping the Well of Souls. Which was the most important part of the movie, apparently. I personally would have gone with the melting Nazi head, spoilers be damned.

  6. Hanglyman says:

    I especially like the Deathstalker one from the second link posted. They just directly copied the actual movie poster… including the tagline, which didn’t come out quite the same.

  7. Nash Rambler says:

    Eh, seems legit.

  8. David Pescovitz says:

    Yes! When VHS first came out, my family rented players from the U-Haul of all places.

  9. bruceburbank says:

    Same sorta deal, but posters originating from Poland here-

  10. Leto_Atreides says:

    Why is Locke from Lost on the poster?

  11. pjcamp says:

    A more innocent time.

    Today, we’d call that “operator riding around violating copyright on a massive scale.” The MPAA would be all up in Ghana’s business.

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