50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

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It’s fascinating what information can be learned about a movie simply from taking a glance at the movie poster. Skipping past the obvious such as the title and cast, what is really interesting is determining a film’s tone and atmosphere from its poster alone. Is it violent? Funny? Scary? Quite often the poster alone may answer these questions for you.

Not surprisingly, this is not a trait solely unique to North American cinema. While some presentational factors differ from culture to culture, usually the essence of a movie is plainly communicated through its poster no matter what – or where.

Observing design from another culture’s perspective can be a great source of inspiration. Sometimes it takes a completely unique frame of reference to get those creative juices flowing. It is in this spirit that Smashing Magazine has collected 50 impressive Asian movie posters for your illumination and inspiration. We hope you enjoy them.

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50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

Lady Vengence (2005)953

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Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)5

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Spirited Away (2001)7

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Akira (1988)9

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The Host (2006)3511

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Lust, Caution (2007)13

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The Good, The Bad And The Weird (2008)15

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Game Of Death (1978)17

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Art Of The Devil (2004)19

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Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)21

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Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles (2005)23

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Muoi (2007)25

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Goliathon (1977)27

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Audition (1999)29

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Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger (1976)31

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Love And Honour (2006)33

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The Host (2006)3511

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Inframan (1975)37

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Exodus (2007)39

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)41

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Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002)43

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The Sun Also Rises (2007)45

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The Mysterians (1957)47

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Chungking Express (1994)49

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Seven Samurai (1954)51

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Trivial Matters (2007)53

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Whispering Corridors 4 (2005)55

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Atragon II (1969)57

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CJ7 (2008)59

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Enter The Dragon (1973)61

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Blind Mountain (2007)63

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Deadly China Doll (1972)65

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Neighbor No. 13 (2005)67

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Legend Of Dinosaurs And Monster Birds (1977)69

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Steamboy (2004)71

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The Banquet (2006)73

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Kwaidan (1964)75

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Kamikazee Girls (2004)77

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Super Man Chu (1973)79

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3-Iron (2004)81

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The Street Fighter (1974)83

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Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)85

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The Chinese Connection (1972)87

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Destroy All Monsters (1968)89

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Forgive And Forget (2008)91

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Gojira (1954)93

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Lady Vengence (2005)953

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Dreams (1990)97

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Shogun Assassin (1980)99

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Oldboy (2003)101

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/12/50-beautiful-movie-posters/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/28/60-inspiring-concert-posters-from-10-amazing-artists/
  3. 3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  4. 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  5. 5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365376/
  6. 6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365376/
  7. 7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
  8. 8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
  9. 9 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
  10. 10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
  11. 11 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  12. 12 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  13. 13 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808357/
  14. 14 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808357/
  15. 15 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901487/
  16. 16 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901487/
  17. 17 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/
  18. 18 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/
  19. 19 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444759/
  20. 20 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444759/
  21. 21 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070122/
  22. 22 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070122/
  23. 23 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437447/
  24. 24 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437447/
  25. 25 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0937231/
  26. 26 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0937231/
  27. 27 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076164/
  28. 28 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076164/
  29. 29 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
  30. 30 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
  31. 31 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074506/
  32. 32 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074506/
  33. 33 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483578/
  34. 34 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483578/
  35. 35 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  36. 36 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  37. 37 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073168/
  38. 38 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073168/
  39. 39 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091616/
  40. 40 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091616/
  41. 41 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096283/
  42. 42 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096283/
  43. 43 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/
  44. 44 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/
  45. 45 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0769507/
  46. 46 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0769507/
  47. 47 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050251/
  48. 48 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050251/
  49. 49 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/
  50. 50 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/
  51. 51 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
  52. 52 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
  53. 53 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149603/
  54. 54 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149603/
  55. 55 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470967/
  56. 56 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470967/
  57. 57 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064470/
  58. 58 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064470/
  59. 59 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940709/
  60. 60 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940709/
  61. 61 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/
  62. 62 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/
  63. 63 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020972/
  64. 64 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020972/
  65. 65 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165315/
  66. 66 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165315/
  67. 67 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443205/
  68. 68 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443205/
  69. 69 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085830/
  70. 70 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085830/
  71. 71 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348121/
  72. 72 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348121/
  73. 73 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465676/
  74. 74 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465676/
  75. 75 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058279/
  76. 76 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058279/
  77. 77 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416220/
  78. 78 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416220/
  79. 79 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201209/
  80. 80 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201209/
  81. 81 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/
  82. 82 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/
  83. 83 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/
  84. 84 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/
  85. 85 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364385/
  86. 86 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364385/
  87. 87 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/
  88. 88 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/
  89. 89 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063172/
  90. 90 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063172/
  91. 91 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268793/
  92. 92 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268793/
  93. 93 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
  94. 94 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
  95. 95 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  96. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  97. 97 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/
  98. 98 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/
  99. 99 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081506/
  100. 100 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081506/
  101. 101 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/
  102. 102 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/
  103. 103 http://www.impawards.com/
  104. 104 http://www.imdb.com/
  105. 105 http://picasaweb.google.com/weirdposters/
  106. 106 http://www.monkeypeaches.com/
  107. 107 http://www.dianying.com/en/posters/
  108. 108 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/12/50-beautiful-movie-posters/
  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/28/60-inspiring-concert-posters-from-10-amazing-artists/

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  1. 1

    Hong Kong movie posters during the 90’s and mid till end, got really good visual posters. From a chinese ghost story, once upon a time in China, green snake, Fong Sai Yuk, east meet west, A better tomorrow and etc etc

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  2. 102

    Your awesomeness is so huge

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  3. 203

    Nice Post, would love to subscribe to this blog !

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  4. 304

    I think he don’t know that India is part Asia .

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  5. 405

    awesome post, thanks for this!

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    Mateus Selle Denardin

    December 6, 2011 2:30 pm

    Amazing, amazing, amazing!

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