New Pelham 123 & Last House on the Left Remake Posters

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 17th, 2012 at 9:24 am,

Today we have new posters for a couple of upcoming remakes, The Last House on the Left and The Taking of Pelham 123. Both are effective in their own ways…

Check them out below (click for high res versions):

the last house on the left poster2 New Pelham 123 & Last House on the Left Remake Posters

the taking of pelham 123 poster New Pelham 123 & Last House on the Left Remake Posters

A well designed poster (whatever constitutes that), can be an effective and powerful advertising tool. A well done one will grab the passer-by’s attention, be clear enough about the feel of the movie and who stars in it – but isn’t so obvious and generic that it comes off as bland.

And I think these two are examples of well designed posters, with The Last House on the Left being effectively simple and The Taking of Pelham 123 one being decisively fuller but certainly attention and interest grabbing.

The Last House on the Left poster is effective because of the lack of imagery in it; the marketing people clearly know you don’t need a lot to advertise the film other than the name and just the house on its own. It’s certainly an improvement over the last poster we saw (although it was pretty well done as well).

The Taking of Pelham 123 poster has, like I said, a lot more on it but the combination of the train blended with the city near the bottom and the stylishly done depictions of the two leads make it stand out and work very well, neither being too showy (which would make it hard to look at) or too subtle (which would leave people confused as to what the film is supposed to be).

So what do you make of these two posters? Do you agree they’re really effective or have you got another opinion?

The Last House on the Left is set to be released on 13th March 2009 and The Taking of Pelham 123 on 12th of June 2009.

Sources: ShockTillYouDrop and Joblo

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  1. The Taking of Pelham 123 poster looks more like a DTV Cover.
    If I knew nothing about this movie, (no ads, history of original, trailers, etc), then I would have thought that it is a movie set in New York (again), John Travolta is a bad guy because of the mean look and tattoo, and Denzel is some innocent bystander caught up in something. And, bad things happen.
    So, aside from the whole taking over the train thing, the poster seems effective.

    That image of the train could mean anything…it could be an unoffical sequel to Money Train, who knows?

  2. Both posters look good, but don’t tell all. Personally I prefer that; some of the movies I’ve most enjoyed watching are ones I had no idea what was about to happen.
    Maybe because they’re both remakes there is a feel they don’t need to say much.

    Although… while the remake of Pelham might be a pretty good movie, I know it will never beat the original for me. One of my favourite movies of all time.

  3. I would seriously like to know why the powers that be felt that “The Taking of Pelham 123″ had to be remade.
    The original was perfect. Why would they stick their fingers into a cake someone took hours to decorate?
    There are so many good stories out there and wasting money on trying to outdo perfection is shameful at best, but in these hard times, it is unforgivable.