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Ian Jane
12-09-2012, 04:26 PM
I dunno if this technically counts as photography or not but figured it would fit here well, just cause.

So yeah, sometimes movie posters represent the movie perfectly. Other times they do not. Let's focus on the not.

Case in point? The Turkish poster for Peckinpah's Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (I'm proud to own one of these, wish I had the wall space to display it!).

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Toyboy
12-09-2012, 07:07 PM
You never know - the Turkish cut could feature a scene like that.

Zane C.
12-09-2012, 07:08 PM
I dunno if this technically counts as photography or not but figured it would fit here well, just cause.

So yeah, sometimes movie posters represent the movie perfectly. Other times they do not. Let's focus on the not.

Case in point? The Turkish poster for Peckinpah's Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (I'm proud to own one of these, wish I had the wall space to display it!).

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Holy crap, that IS a misrepresentation of the film.

Plus, the dude standing over the decapitated body looks NOTHING like Warren Oates. Or Kris Kristofferson.

False advertising. Just sayin'.

sukebanboy
12-10-2012, 05:38 AM
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/7/8/8/23788.jpg?v=1

ALWAYS makes me laugh!

sukebanboy
12-10-2012, 05:50 AM
ALIENS...via POLAND

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/7/8/3/23783.jpg?v=1

sukebanboy
12-10-2012, 05:50 AM
MAD MAX
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/7/7/6/23776.jpg?v=1

sukebanboy
12-10-2012, 05:51 AM
CROCODILE DUNDEE

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/7/7/5/23775.jpg?v=1

Barry M
12-10-2012, 09:46 AM
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/barrymba56/itcpo582.jpg

We're back? This is not the sequel.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/barrymba56/146663.jpg

Where are the Dobermans and nazi pedophiles? Ubi sunt, Danny Devito, ubi sunt? Still, hold on tight does sound like good advice when jacking a bear.

Barry M
12-10-2012, 09:50 AM
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/barrymba56/A-0046_Alien_turkish_movie_poster_l.jpg

Turkish ALIEN. At last, a movie about a space jockey.

sukebanboy
12-10-2012, 10:07 AM
TOOTSIE?...Or Texas Chainsaw 4?? POLAND again!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LqKzLa6VFZw/Te7qzgK25zI/AAAAAAAAEIY/KGDRihZ6i6M/s400/polish7.jpg

and, yeah C3PO was the REAL star of the movie!!

http://i2.listal.com/image/523085/600full-star-wars:-episode-vi----return-of-the-jedi-poster.jpg

Scott
12-10-2012, 10:09 AM
http://i3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/161/354/31/o_Kiss_of_the_Spider_Woman.jpg

Ian Jane
12-10-2012, 10:23 AM
This is a hand painted poster from Belarus for... Kill Bill (http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/handpainted.html).

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Zane C.
12-10-2012, 10:22 PM
This is a hand painted poster from Belarus for... Kill Bill (http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/handpainted.html).

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Bwahaha!!! Seriously? That looks like NO ONE in the movie!

Robin Bougie
12-11-2012, 05:43 AM
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/352/0/0/Warriors_of_the_Wind_VHS_Cover_by_kevinbolk.jpg

My fave one of these is the american VHS release of the Anime NAUSSICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (released as "Warriors of The Wind"). It literally looks as if the illustrator never saw the movie, as NONE of those characters looks remotely like any characters in the film, aside for the girl in the blue dress on the rocket glider thing, which looks kinda like the lead character, but her glider looks nothing like that.

Also "A band of young warriors"??? There is no band of young warriors in this. There is no pegasus. There is no robot skeleton in a cloak. It's all total bullshit.

Images from the movie: http://nsaxonanderson.com/2012/05/28/nausicaa-and-the-noise-of-the-earth/

Ian Jane
12-11-2012, 10:46 AM
This one is pretty misleading too...

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Zane C.
12-11-2012, 08:33 PM
This one is pretty misleading too...

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True, but the poster is awesome beyond words!

That's a framed, rec-room worthy poster right there.

sukebanboy
12-11-2012, 09:00 PM
http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Childrenofthecorn-ghana.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_dBrv6WCIPYg/TNzCnDQlmpI/AAAAAAAABZg/Rofx_EsFuew/0006-Ghana-Movie-Poster-65[2].jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/FIST-polish.jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Terms-endearment-polish.jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Mash-polish.jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/The-Shining-polish.jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Trading-places-polish.jpg

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/thefly-Polish.jpg

Roderick
12-11-2012, 09:24 PM
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/352/0/0/Warriors_of_the_Wind_VHS_Cover_by_kevinbolk.jpg

My fave one of these is the american VHS release of the Anime NAUSSICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (released as "Warriors of The Wind"). It literally looks as if the illustrator never saw the movie, as NONE of those characters looks remotely like any characters in the film, aside for the girl in the blue dress on the rocket glider thing, which looks kinda like the lead character, but her glider looks nothing like that.

Also "A band of young warriors"??? There is no band of young warriors in this. There is no pegasus. There is no robot skeleton in a cloak. It's all total bullshit.

Images from the movie: http://nsaxonanderson.com/2012/05/28/nausicaa-and-the-noise-of-the-earth/

That box art IS bullshit, but if I can pick a nit, the big thing on the bottom does kinda look like a melting Hephastus as seen on the page you linked to, and the guy on the right also looks like a Hephastus as shown when they flash back to the "Seven Days of Fire". He's just about 200 ft. too short.

It looks like the artist got drunk and remembered he had a deadline the next day and in his stupor mixed up Naussica, Dune, Clash of the Titans and some random Italian post-apocalypse movie.

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sukebanboy
12-12-2012, 12:27 AM
It looks like the artist got drunk and remembered he had a deadline the next day and in his stupor mixed up Naussica, Dune, Clash of the Titans and some random Italian post-apocalypse movie.

Cool job if you can get it...don't watch the movie, just interpret what you THINK it is about!

Barry M
12-12-2012, 09:18 AM
TIP: Remember, poster artists, your customer is the marketing department, and they haven't seen the movie either.

sukebanboy
12-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Well, at least they know how to use their creative license!!!

Ian Jane
12-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Completely misrepresentative but also AWESOME (I stole the image from here (http://drafthousefilms.tumblr.com/post/37834652016/check-out-this-vintage-turkish-poster-for-miami)).

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Todd Jordan
01-08-2013, 10:41 PM
Totally misleading. I thought I was in for a WIP flick. Uh uh. But it was still good crap.

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Todd Jordan
01-08-2013, 10:42 PM
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They make us think we're getting a bad-ass brother kicking some ass, but instead we get a bad-acting brother sniveling about his father.

Paul Casey
01-09-2013, 02:09 AM
This one makes it seem more of a devilishly haunting jaunt instead of a really awesomely perverse tale.

http://infini-tropolis.com/reviews/images/hellraiserPOSTER2.jpg

sukebanboy
01-17-2013, 10:31 PM
http://supersimbo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/vector-movie-poster-11-the-deer-hunter_big1-585x830.jpg

sukebanboy
01-17-2013, 10:36 PM
http://blog.moviepostershop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/MonkeyShinescover_d69c99f8_Cover_JP-564x800.jpg

Ian Jane
01-18-2013, 10:06 AM
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Ian Jane
01-18-2013, 10:08 AM
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Ian Jane
01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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Ian Jane
01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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This site is great.

http://www.thegreatwhitedope.com/search/label/Foreign%20Poster%20Atrocities?updated-max=2011-09-06T06:42:00-04:00&max-results=20&start=28&by-date=false

Mark Tolch
01-18-2013, 10:18 AM
http://i3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/161/354/31/o_Kiss_of_the_Spider_Woman.jpg

There was a huge cardboard cutout display of this, I don't remember where, but whenever I saw it it freaked me out. Never ended up seeing the film, couldn't be as scary as that poster is.

Mark Tolch
01-18-2013, 10:18 AM
This one is pretty misleading too...

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I remember this one from the video store. I might've gotten it out at some point...i don't remember.

Alex K.
03-05-2013, 01:23 PM
http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/images/thumb/Almost_human_poster2.jpg/300px-Almost_human_poster2.jpg

Alex K.
03-05-2013, 01:25 PM
Ricco the Mean Machine or...

http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/images/thumb/Cauldron_of_death.jpg/300px-Cauldron_of_death.jpg

sukebanboy
03-09-2013, 10:24 AM
That PLANET TERROR o ei fantastic!

Richard--W
03-10-2013, 08:36 PM
There was a huge cardboard cutout display of this, I don't remember where, but whenever I saw it it freaked me out. Never ended up seeing the film, couldn't be as scary as that poster is.

The poster is better than the film. One could imagine a whole new film to match the poster and it would be better than the film they came up with.

Scott
03-10-2013, 10:02 PM
They had that cardoard cut out at the video store I went to too. I was in junior high at the time and I was expecting a Spider-Woman movie dammit. Not Raul Julia and William hurt in a South American (or wherever) prison or whatever.

Alex K.
03-10-2013, 10:16 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8k7m4e2TYeU/TLtDIv7pSpI/AAAAAAAAKbM/mKd4J5P69lY/s1600/dmnlse.jpg

AKA Murder Rock.

sukebanboy
03-11-2013, 10:39 AM
Would LOVE that poster on my wall!

Ian Jane
04-08-2013, 10:14 AM
Hahaha.

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Clive Smith
04-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Chuck Norris and Paul Naschy - together at last.

Ian Jane
05-01-2013, 09:57 AM
I don't remember this happening in Braindead.

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Apronikoff
05-01-2013, 10:59 AM
I don't remember this happening in Braindead.

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Maybe not, but I REALLY want to see whatever movie that is a representative poster for.

Ian Jane
05-02-2013, 12:10 PM
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Nolando
05-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Ewoks Vs. Ugnauts? Glad they got that franchise away from Lucas...

Travis Sheldon
05-04-2013, 05:25 AM
OKay, on the front row starting left to right I recognize Link from the Zelda games, Wicket the Ewok, Weng Weng Wahlberg, the lead Troll from Troll 2, but who is the dinosaur/shark guy on the far right?

paul h.
05-04-2013, 10:29 AM
that's ED-209.

Ian Jane
06-27-2013, 09:37 AM
I stole this from Facebook, too rad not to post.

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Clive Smith
06-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Haha.

paul h.
06-27-2013, 04:39 PM
Yeah. I need a T-shirt with that on it.

Ian Jane
07-15-2013, 02:12 PM
According to this site here (http://wellmedicated.com/inspiration/50-incredible-film-posters-from-poland/) (which has a great little gallery of strange posters like this) what we have here is the Polish one sheet for The Fly.

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And somehow this is Weekend At Bernie's.

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Richard--W
07-15-2013, 09:56 PM
I couldn't find a poster for NIGHTFALL, but it promised a sci-fi film on another planet with space travel and rocketships etc. Instead we got none of that. Just another low-budget terrestrial film about the end of times, this one directed by Paul Mayersberg, who wrote the script to THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and the book The Haunted Screen. Starred David Birney walking around in a priestly white robe. B-o-r-i-n-g. I saw NIGHTFALL in April 1980 in San Diego, according to my film-going journal. The imdb lists the film as being released in April 1988, which is wrong:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095738/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

I went to see the film on the basis of the poster.

Another poster that misrepresented the contents was ONCE (1974) only in this case the film was better than the poster. The poster didn't say anything about young Marta Kristen from LOST IN SPACE walking around au naturale as Eve in a metaphorical garden of eden. Now a lost film.

Killer Meteor
07-16-2013, 05:59 AM
This one is pretty misleading too...

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Yes, it was a random Korean movie, set in America, that Aquarius grabbed and stuck on a new title sequence showing someone jumping out of Bruce Lee's grave! The rest of the film had nothing to do with it! Awesome film though!

Note the "Bert Lenzi" credit on the poster - I can assure you the director was Korean!

Killer Meteor
07-16-2013, 06:07 AM
http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/images/thumb/Almost_human_poster2.jpg/300px-Almost_human_poster2.jpg

That's the demon from the 1920 Golem!

Ian Jane
08-22-2013, 09:12 AM
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Paul Casey
08-22-2013, 10:50 AM
God, that's awesome. I wish you could snag those for less than $200, though. Haven't seen a hand painted African movie poster I haven't wanted.

Lalala76
08-22-2013, 11:04 AM
I find it amusing that the artist only just realised that he was running out of space for the title, so rather than start again just squashed the "impossible".

Mark Tolch
08-22-2013, 11:14 AM
I like that little spermy things hanging off of the letters.

And that Polish Fly poster looks like it was drawn on a Vic 20.

Lalala76
08-22-2013, 01:38 PM
Ah Vic 20!! nostalgia.

Ian Jane
09-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Sexy time.

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sukebanboy
09-29-2013, 07:32 AM
http://mondoexploito.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/braindeadghana.jpg

ZoSo
09-29-2013, 10:12 PM
Mmmmm human fresh

Ian Jane
09-30-2013, 10:08 AM
At least they sort of got the monster zombie baby thing right. Sort of.

Paul Casey
09-30-2013, 11:49 AM
I think that poster is more right than anything. Sure, not the main part of the movie, but you've got Uncle Les with a cleaver, the guy that got his head cut in half by the hedge clippers, lots of body parts, the zombie baby, and Lionel's mom before the animal stimulant. Looks representative to me.

sukebanboy
09-30-2013, 07:59 PM
It makes it look like a serial killer flick!..With Dr Octopus and mutant baby!

Ian Jane
10-22-2013, 12:03 PM
This Czech poster for The Omen is... odd.

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Ian Jane
10-23-2013, 09:05 AM
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sukebanboy
11-07-2013, 12:19 PM
And the winner is....

This one released in CHINA..

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/GfHoCx1c4oQLRCdBeOdhmQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/movies/2013-11-07/fdb491ef-857a-439b-8c7c-51a24a17ad5d_thor_wrong-poster-crop.jpg

TOTALLY misrepresents the movie!!:biggrin:

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/loki-thor-share-cuddle-thor-dark-world-shanghai-004000837.html

Ian Jane
11-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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sukebanboy
11-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Even the title is misspelled on that one!!!

Good job on ALL fronts!

Ian Jane
11-15-2013, 10:48 AM
Mondo Exploito just put this out on Twitter.... the Japanese poster for An American Werewolf In London?

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Jimmy Simard
11-16-2013, 02:56 AM
At least the balloons scene is in the film... imagine the deception of the people who expected to see girl/wolf pornography because of that poster.

Ian Jane
12-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Supposedly this is the Italian poster for 12 Years A Slave...

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Mark Tolch
12-23-2013, 05:21 PM
That AWIL poster is great! Lycanillingus.

Scott
12-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Supposedly this is the Italian poster for 12 Years A Slave...

LOL, he's only in like one scene!

sukebanboy
12-28-2013, 11:13 AM
Supposedly this is the Italian poster for 12 Years A Slave...

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Just read in the news that this poster has been PULLED FROM RELEASE.

They will replace it with the REAL star of the movie on it (no..NOT Michael Fassbinder either!!:biggrin:)

Excuse what it was not officially endorsed by the powers that be in the distribution company....They claim never to have seen it before!!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/italian-distributor-apologizes-12-years-667737

Alex K.
12-29-2013, 05:53 AM
Supposedly this is the Italian poster for 12 Years A Slave...

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I LIKE IT!

(Barney Gumble voice)

Tom Clark
12-29-2013, 11:51 AM
http://www.iphotoscrap.com/Image/461/1297123624-m.jpg

Manhattan Baby

Paul Casey
12-29-2013, 01:48 PM
http://www.impawards.com/1984/posters/eye_of_the_evil_dead.jpg

Manhattan Baby

haha Nice. That Eye of the Evil Dead poster is wicked awesome.

Ian Jane
12-30-2013, 10:49 AM
haha Nice. That Eye of the Evil Dead poster is wicked awesome.

Yeah, way better than the movie itself!

Ian Jane
07-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Pumpkinhead.


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paul h.
07-13-2015, 04:58 PM
Ston!

Ian Jane
08-13-2015, 09:41 AM
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ZoSo
08-26-2015, 10:32 PM
BIZAPPE!

Ian Jane
09-08-2015, 09:41 AM
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Ian Jane
09-01-2016, 09:02 AM
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Mark Tolch
09-01-2016, 09:03 AM
That's way off. The flying blood-puking demon is from the remake.

Tom Clark
09-17-2016, 08:13 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14322422_10210462918746689_4307588819719770411_n.j pg?oh=f134e96405e054aedc9e9ae2866dd7da&oe=58738577

King-Wasp
09-18-2016, 01:46 AM
Turkish Manhunter one-sheet...

http://i67.tinypic.com/wwero1.jpg

enandalusiskhund
09-18-2016, 02:13 AM
Kim Greist is that you?

Matt H.
09-19-2016, 11:56 AM
Hey... this isn't a porno!


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Alex K.
09-19-2016, 12:00 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14322422_10210462918746689_4307588819719770411_n.j pg?oh=f134e96405e054aedc9e9ae2866dd7da&oe=58738577

The fuck?

Koukol
09-19-2016, 07:31 PM
LOL!

Matt H.
09-28-2016, 03:12 PM
This poster suggests a blaxploitation re-imagining of THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN...


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Darcy Parker
11-02-2016, 11:23 AM
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/barrymba56/itcpo582.jpg

We're back? This is not the sequel.


That is the one-sheet for the theatrical re-release the year after the movie first came out, hence the "We're back!" tag line.

Ian Jane
07-23-2017, 06:46 PM
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JLG
07-23-2017, 10:03 PM
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Jaws 2

Ian Jane
08-31-2017, 10:07 AM
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Ian Jane
10-05-2017, 09:02 PM
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Alex K.
10-12-2017, 12:46 AM
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That made me literally say WTF out loud.

Ian Jane
02-13-2018, 06:42 PM
This is fucking glorious. Is that Rawhead Rex?

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Alex K.
02-13-2018, 10:01 PM
Looks like the guy modeled Mikey after an action figure.

Ian Jane
02-14-2018, 10:02 AM
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Ian Jane
03-13-2018, 09:41 AM
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Tom Clark
04-12-2018, 06:30 AM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30581336_10214064557521193_7236473273272238080_n.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d63158474c334aafd0cd03f2bc917608&oe=5B63CC94

agent999
04-12-2018, 08:01 AM
Nice tits are the only accurate thing on that poster.

Matt H.
04-19-2018, 07:16 PM
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Wow.

Ian Jane
01-24-2019, 05:51 PM
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Ian Jane
08-02-2019, 09:45 AM
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