VG Box Art Dejavus

Started by Ninja Spirit, 08/17/2007, 03:24 PM

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Ninja Spirit

I'd like to put a new twist to this topic.

VG box art that rips off movie posters

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Snake vs. Kyle Reese

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Goonies 2 / Jewel of the Nile

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Contra III JPN version / Raw Deal

Keranu

There is an AWESOME Japanese site that documents a crap load of these, but I don't know the address off hand! I think I might've posted it here before, but I'll try looking for it again because there are so, so many.
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Turbo D

wow, those are cool. I never even knew, haha.
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esteban

Holy crap, those are awesome.

I'd like to categorize them as "inspired by" instead of "rip offs" ... :)
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CrackTiger

Bloody Wolf seems to also be inspired by Raw Deal-

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Alt-Nintega

Quote from: Ninja Spirit on 08/17/2007, 03:24 PMI'd like to put a new twist to this topic.
VG box art that rips off movie posters
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Snake vs. Kyle Reese
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Contra III JPN version / Raw Deal
Wow  :shock:

Where did you find these comparisons?

Joe Redifer

There is an animated GIF somewhere that shows the Contra box transforming back and forth between Alien, some Arnold move and a Rambo movie.  It's awesome!

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Alt-Nintega

Quote from: CrackTiger on 08/17/2007, 06:55 PMBloody Wolf seems to also be inspired by Raw Deal-
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Too me it looks a bit like the poster of the Dolph Lundgren movie Red Scorpion with the choppers in the desert background.

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Ninja Spirit

Ehh yeah but what I speak of, is when two different pictures have the same identical pose.

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Joe Redifer

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I can't find the animated GIF I spoke of earlier, so here is a limited JPG of what I was talking about (Alien not shown):
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I wonder why they did this so often?  Did they lack creativity?  Was it a form of subliminal advertising?

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termis

Hah, interesting stuff for sure.  And the ratio of Arnold movies that got turned into game art covers seem quite high.

CrackTiger

It looks like the artist Konami hired to do early NES covers loved to 'rip off' famous films.

Its not unusual to draw poses based on other images, but it is surprising just how much some of these artists tried to almost completely recreate some of these famous scenes.

There's an 'artist' doing covers for games like Call of Duty(?)and such right now who basically airbrushes over photos of celebrities like Russel Crowe an Pierce Brosnan very shamelessly.
Justin the Not-So-Cheery Black/Hack/CrackTiger helped Joshua Jackass, Andrew/Arkhan Dildovich and the DildoPhiles destroy 2 PC Engine groups: one by Aaron Lambert on Facebook, then the other by Aaron Nanto!!! Him and PCE Aarons don't have a good track record together! Both times he blamed the Aarons and their staff in a "Look-what-you-made-us-do?!" manner, never himself nor his deranged/destructive/doxxing toxic turbo troll gang which he covers up for under the "community" euphemism!

SignOfZeta

Just about any artist that does art like this (box art, fantasy book covers, etc) and is going for a realistic anatomically correct look is going to use a reference of some sort. Now, the more professional ones like Michael Whelan, Boris Vallejo, Rowena Morrill, etc etc will hire their own models, and either paint using the models as a reference, or shoot photos of the models, and use those photos as a reference. Its extremely rare to paint hyper real stuff from memory.

Now, in high school art class since nobody can afford any of that pro stuff, the class just usually goes to the library and finds photos in magazines and books to crib from. Obviously with these game box artists here that method never went out of fashion, or it could be just that it was the only financially viable way of doing this.

It certainly doesn't have anything to do with lacking creativity.

BTW, there is no way that Bloody Wolf cover used the Arnold pic as a reference. Other than the fact that its a strong dude in a tank top holding a weapon, there is no relation. It was probably stolen from one of the posters of one of the thousands of other shitty macho 80s action flics
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TR0N

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Quote from: Joe Redifer on 08/17/2007, 11:49 PMI can't find the animated GIF I spoke of earlier, so here is a limited JPG of what I was talking about (Alien not shown).

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I wonder why they did this so often?  Did they lack creativity?  Was it a form of subliminal advertising?
I was about to compare, that even the ending for the japanese version of contra is like the ending to the predator.
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Ninja Spirit

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Spotted another one...
"Dark Adventure" Japanese arcade flyer/Return of the Jedi theatrical poster
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Tatsujin

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Ninja Spirit

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Keranu

Check out this site my little bro found the other day, it lists a bunch of video game look alikes. http://thor.mirtna.org/oddities/lookalikes/a-m.html

I love how there is a David Bowie page exclusive.
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guyjin

Quote from: Keranu on 02/22/2009, 04:16 PMCheck out this site my little bro found the other day, it lists a bunch of video game look alikes. http://thor.mirtna.org/oddities/lookalikes/a-m.html

I love how there is a David Bowie page exclusive.
Give your little bro a cookie, this site is AWEOME!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keranu

I really wish I could find this one Japanese site I found a couple years ago. It listed hundreds of these kind of similarities, it was incredible.
Quote from: TurboXray on 01/02/2014, 09:21 PMAdding PCE console specific layer on top of that, makes for an interesting challenge (no, not a reference to Ys II).
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Keranu

Oh and here's another similar site I found a couple weeks back that deals specifically with Capcom rip offs. http://fightingstreet.com/folders/variousinfofolder/ripofffolder/ripoffpage1.html
Quote from: TurboXray on 01/02/2014, 09:21 PMAdding PCE console specific layer on top of that, makes for an interesting challenge (no, not a reference to Ys II).
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Sparky

this is a great thread!!!... so many good comparisons !!!  i am not worthy <<bows down>>

Tatsujin

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Ninja already posted it at the beginning, but it seems to be a dead link now:

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out of those i made this:

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TR0N

Quote from: Tatsujin on 02/22/2009, 09:20 PMNinja already posted it at the beginning, but it seems to be a dead link now:

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out of those i made this:

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Dead on with that even when gametrailers had the metalgear retrospective it,was stated as so.
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NightWolve

Bloody Wolf was more "inspired" (AKA ripped-off) from Arnold's 1985 Commando. I honestly didn't make this exact connection all this time, I figured general 80's action muscle-bound movie star influence, sure, but that they literally stole the EXACT pose/copycat from a movie poster/promo I really didn't expect!

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I made this one for fun, sized-up side by side after reviewing these threads some more and patching a few lost images. I'm not sure there was a fuller poster of Arnold where his right arm isn't clipped off or I would've used that instead.

A more extensive collection happened in another thread by @Tatsujin:
https://www.pcengine-fx.com/forums/index.php?topic=8501.0

And HG101 has the most here:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/tracing.htm