Alt + Poster: ‘Escape From New York’ (1981)

Alt + Poster is a (semi) regular feature where we, the SAW staff, share our favorite foreign and alternative movie posters with the Wasteland. 

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One John Carpenter’s (and the 80s) best is his sci-fi action flick Escape From New York. His work with Kurt Russell may be one of the best pairings of an actor/director if you ask me. And this Polish poster by Wiesław Wałkuski is just outstanding. It’s just so minimal and yet it really draws you in. Check this shit out.

You have any favorite alternate movie posters? Share them in the comments and tell us what you think of Wiesław Wałkuski’s poster for Escape From New York.

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Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.