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Space Mission to the Lost Planet (1970) movie poster

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 4th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Space Mission to the Lost Planet (1970) movie poster 1
    Source: https://movieposters.ha.com Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Christof Gassner’s Escher-esque Vexier for the one sheet (27″×41″) poster to an equally twisted movie; Space Mission to the Lost Planet (Independent-International, 1970). From Heritage Auctions:

    Originally known as Horror of the Blood Monsters, this melange of a movie was put together by schlock auteur Al Adamson out of … not one … not two … but three different films, including a black and white Filipino monster movie. With additional scenes (shot by Vilmos Zsigmond of Close Encounters and The Deer Hunter), Adamson made a mess of a movie about space vampires and the scientists who travel to their planet to stop them. When Blood Monsters flopped, Adamson rereleased it four times under different titles, including this one. […] The artwork of stars John Carradine, Robert Dix and Vicki Volante was done by well-known comic artist Gray Morrow.

    The actors’ names are set in Eurostile, “A fantastic adventure to a distant, hostile world!” in Univers Bold Italic.

    Detail: Originally drawn in outline, Vexier’s letterforms were filled in for more heft and better readability, sacrificing much of the design’s perspective ambiguity. With this treatment, it resembles an inverted version of .
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail: Originally drawn in outline, Vexier’s letterforms were filled in for more heft and better readability, sacrificing much of the design’s perspective ambiguity. With this treatment, it resembles an inverted version of Apache (Face).

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    1 Comment on “Space Mission to the Lost Planet (1970) movie poster”

    1. Sounds like a remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space, in more than one way.

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