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Empire's New And Improved Collection Of Badly Photoshopped Movie Posters
One-sheets that aren’t worth the paper they were printed on…

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Last year, we brought you 37 – that's right, 37 – of the world's worst movie posters. Each and every one-sheet had been hit with the bad photoshop stick so hard it was a tough job not to burst out laughing when you saw them at the bus stop. Today, we reveal our updated list, featuring 13 more 'beauties' for you to giggle, sigh and turn up your noses at – and to get you mentally prepared for just what's in store, we're kicking off with a killer: the original poster for the Oscar-winning The King's Speech. If this is what Best PIcture winners can get away with, imagine what else we have in store for you...

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Empire's New And Improved Collection Of Badly Photoshopped Movie Posters | King’s Speech (2010)
King’s Speech (2010)

Stars butchered: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter.

What went wrong where: This was the first U.S. poster for a film that went on to win Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. We repeat: this was the first poster for a film that went on to win Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. A poster that seems to have turned all the stars into clay and then make them look in totally different directions for no apparent reason. In other words, it was a right royal cock-up, what?

Perhaps it serves as testament to the film’s own strengths that everyone seemed to forget and/or ignore just how bad this one-sheet was and watch the movie anyway (several times, in some cases) – or maybe it’s because subsequent posters did a much finer job, as seen by this words-over-face number here.

Did they fix it? As previously mentioned, yes, yes they did. You know, if you like your Kings covered in big floaty words, that is.
 

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The You can count on me cover that I was always familiar with was this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203230/ Far better than the one you claimed was an improvement (which isn't) More

Posted by Evil_Bob on Saturday October 22, 2011, 11:31

2 glad not all posters were perfect
what if every movie would get the Olly Moss treatment, i prefer too read "the book by it's cover" sometimes More

Posted by JosteinAsk on Monday June 13, 2011, 23:24

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The cover for Henry's Crime on DVD is awful, I'm not sure if looking at it online truly does it justice but here it is on amazon: http://amzn.to/mK5no4 when it's in your hand the colours are all over the place (especially Keanu) and there's just no WAY all 3 of the cast were together for that shot. Awful, just awful. More

Posted by bburdett on Monday June 13, 2011, 11:43

4 The King's Speech
I thought the worst part was the tagline More

Posted by absolute_im_fan on Sunday June 12, 2011, 07:44

5 The Expendables
The fixed version of the poster does look really good More

Posted by Confusedj on Saturday June 11, 2011, 12:19

6 Everybody’s Fine (Except the camera)
If you tilt a digital camera, the picture does not tilt with the camera. It stays paraller to the horizon. Unless DeNiro already took the photo and then tilted the camera on a flash of a second. Cause everybody seems to be in the excat same position in both of them. More

Posted by Arnold81 on Friday June 10, 2011, 18:04

7 Several times...
...in come cases. (I have a 'come case' at home... it's basically a sock...) More

Posted by hooflethroid on Thursday June 9, 2011, 18:44

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I wouldn't be too hard on the Takers poster, the whole cast probably couldn't get day release when the group shot was scheduled. More

Posted by digvoldon on Thursday November 4, 2010, 13:21

9 RE: Meet the Parents anyone?!
there's nothing wrong with the snakes on a plane poster More

Posted by jenzie on Sunday October 3, 2010, 00:46

10 RE: RE;
I remember the VHS cover on Titanic always use to freak me out. Kate Winslets Neck was just too weird and at a wrong angle and the way Leo was hugging her just bugged me. More

Posted by lankeymarlon on Friday October 1, 2010, 13:31

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I've just spent a good fifteen minutes going through these on my lunch break, chuckling quietly to myself in the hope that no one saw. I don't think I succeeded - thanks Empire. More

Posted by MrsG on Friday October 1, 2010, 12:54

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