Bizarre Japanese Movie Posters Compared To Their Western Equivalents

We'd prefer a few of these, to be honest​

Japanese movie goers often complain that their film posters fall short of the Western versions that they're based on.

Much like with their magazines and books, their film promos are smothered in massive text and eccentric imagery.

But if you ask us, they don't look so bad. Reddit user onehundredyearsofcinema put a number of classic Western movies back-to-back with their Japanese equivalents, and the results are intriguing to say the least...

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

Japanese title: 'Planet of the Monkeys: Conquest'

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Play It Again Sam (1972)

Japanese title: Bogî! Ore mo otokoda (Bogi! Is My Man)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Japanese title: Erumu gai no akumu 5 (Nightmare of Elm Offer 5)

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Birdman (2014)

Halloween II (1981)

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Japanese title: Koya no yojimbo (Wasteland Bodyguard)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Japanese title: Ôkami Otoko Amerikan (Wolf Man American)

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Frenzy (1972)

Japanese title: Furenjî

First blood (1982)

Japanese title: Rambo