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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FILM POSTERS FROM GHANA

Via @JamesUrbaniak and @davidbmetcalfe some truly brain-melting movie-posters from Ghana:



Apparently, these were painted and used by mobile VHS-tape 'cinemas' that travelled from village to village. Each 'cinema' had their own unique and colourful brand-name, like a Jamaican sound-system. Man, I love shit like this.

Three or four years ago I heard about a market-stall somewhere in London - I forget where - that used to flog imported VHS-tapes of Ghanaian-made 'witchcraft' and 'ghost' movies to the local African community. I tried to track some tapes down, but no luck. Also talked to the guys at Le Dernier Cri 'cos I'd heard they had a line on the damn things. But no dice.

If anyone knows where I can get some VHS or DVD-r copies, please get in contact. You will have my undead gratitude. Trade or cash.

RIP PATRICK SWAYZE



Swayze was The Man.

He and his wife had been together since they were teens: a First Love kinda deal. I think that's extremely cool and speaks volumes in itself.