Gorgeous Unused Painted Poster for Inglourious Basterds

August 26, 2009
Source: PosterWire

Inglourious Basterds Poster

Every time we come across an illustrated or painted poster for a movie these days, it's like coming across a priceless gem that we just have to stop and admire. Thankfully, a few of these posters have actually been used in their respective marketing campaigns - Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Hellboy II, both drawn by Drew Struzan. Thanks to PosterWire today, we have a rare glimpse at a poster made by illustrator James Goodridge for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds that was never used. It's a sad story but at least it has a happy ending, as Goodridge has allowed everyone to check out the poster in all of its beauty (below).

James Goodridge - Inglourious Basterds Poster

This poster truly is a work of art and I'd even be willing to pay good money for a full-size printed version of it to frame. PosterWire also has an interview with James Goodridge, who tells a somewhat depressing story about making this and finishing it even though they never ended up using it. "Bottom line: This was the one project this year I thought I’d never get the opportunity to work on after seeing the early teasers so I was really excited to work on it. Yes, I wish the image had been used but I’ve been working in this arena long enough to know that, until it’s printed, nothing is certain." At least we got to see it, as it truly is glorious!

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  • Buggy166
    looks fanatastic. i hope they used it for their dvd/bluray releases as a cover or bonus item.
  • Ripper
    I think Hollywood forgets how much Impact a Poster can have. This is Beautiful.
  • That's so much better than the one they used. The traditional hand-painted movie poster is a dying breed, sadly...
  • DoomCanoe
    god i want that
  • IK!
    I agree with all of this.
  • dougo162
    Indiana Jones like imagery contained within a running woman with the Star of David necklace?--- a bit heavy handed. Can see why they didn't go for this one. Totally sends out conflicting message.
  • bigbob
    ugly as hell
  • Andrew
    Tyler Stout teamed up with Quentin Tarantino and produced an awesome grindhouse style poster that I think is much more fitting for the movie: Don't get too excited though, they're all sold out. Don't get me wrong, I think this painted poster is crazy beautiful, but I think the one in this link really fits the film to a T.
  • Fuelbot
    Looks like a Drew Struzan poster. This is better than any poster they actually put out for the movie.
  • I would pay to have my own full size copy of that too so if it ever goes on sale please someone post an update here.
  • Al
    they really should have used this.
  • bracomadar
    That makes me want to see that movie even more. They totally should have used that. Where can I get a copy to hang on my wall :)
  • Branden
    yeah cover for Special Edition DVD for sure.
  • Great but no text?
  • Lando
    hot damn that is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! they really need to go back to illustration sometimes! it works with the classic feel of this film..sergio leone would be proud...
  • Lando
    PS typeface would be added digitally dependent on what language would be needed.
  • Ich muss sagen das mir der Film nicht ganz so gut gefallen hat. Ich hätte mehr erwartet.
  • Xerxex
    PLEASE be the DVD case cover art, this is fucking fantastic!
  • cheater
    reminds me of the classic indiana jones posters. looks great
  • Nikhil Hariharan
    Cool as hell, id buy it. Its like indiana jones - ish
  • Matty
    At #6. You clearly have not seen the movie, or are just ignorant!!!! The girl is Jewish and is the main reason for the story in the film. Some people just don't learn.
  • Squiggly_P
    Maybe the DVD cover art? Would make for a nice limited edition case or something Also, if you people aren't aware of Drew Struzan before now, then you're not fucking film fans. Struzan is responsible for some of the most iconic images of the last several decades.
  • snickers
    I'm not crazy about this movie, but why the hell didn't they use that fantastic artwork?!
  • shadow
    Who are the idiots who chose the other poster design over this, its absolutely perfect.
  • it's glorious, bastards.
    people. they didn't use this artwork because they know all the fanboys will pay MORE money to have this "limited edition" version after seeing the movie... the studio probably paid the artist a standard commission to make this illustration and then decided not to use it so they wouldn't have to pay full price for what they would deem a "usable" piece *wink* all the while retaining the rights to the artwork and able to sell it off at a bigger profit for the studio/producers/BASTERDS. this is america – learn the rules.
  • snickers
    @25 - Interesting idea, but I don't think that was the reason. Photoshopped poster campaigns rule in Hollywood these days.
  • snickers
  • Jackal
    I'd prefer Drew Struzan ^^
  • The Greatest Illustrations in History by Master Drew Struzan
  • Fisherr
    Amazing art indeed.
  • James
    This poster was used for an ad in today's New York Times.
  • Alice
    Yopu people are idiots who say that you can understand why they didn't use it. I'll tell you why, becuase they're dick heads who don't know what makes money. And don't YOU ever work in a crerative industry either. Send out the wrong message, my ass. The one they did use was crap, pure and simple. Why did the studio even ask for it if they had no intention of using it. Didn't they see the original sketches. I'd rip their heads off.
  • replicant
    wow, you just exposed the corporate world of decision making! You must be a hollywood insider with all that stuff you know and how you know so much more than professionals in the field! You are right, we are all idiots!!! thanks for clearing that up. pure AND simple!!




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