Japanese ‘Shutter Island’ poster — can we have this one instead?

Posted by · 8:10 am · August 20th, 2009

By now we’ve seen two versions of the poster for Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island,” each of them quite similar and not altogether appealing.  Then I saw this Japanese version and thought, “That’s what I’m talkin’ about'”:

Shutter Island

By the way, there’s a Japanese trailer for the film up at the official Japanese site.




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  • 1 8-20-2009 at 8:21 am

    Mike_M said...

    I am in love…

  • 2 8-20-2009 at 8:24 am

    Wade said...

    Wow, that looks like a poster for some 1970s Asian film that would have Tarantino geeking out. Well done.

  • 3 8-20-2009 at 1:25 pm

    Encore Entertainment said...

    Now that has the disconcerting feel that I think the film will evoke. Obviously unlike US and Britain Leonardo DiCaprio will not be that big of a sell in Japan, so he’s not on the poster.

  • 4 8-20-2009 at 2:55 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Leo is still a draw in Japan. The Japanese distributor and their art department pushed further. I love the color scheme.

  • 5 8-20-2009 at 4:55 pm

    austin111 said...

    That’s spooky. Saw another review on slashfilm. This is looking good. Acting looking better. This isn’t your typical commercial looking poster for a flick.

  • 6 8-20-2009 at 5:54 pm

    rosengje said...

    So I finally read this book last night and, while I seriously enjoyed the material, this is going to be a really scary movie. My female creepiness/mild terror-detector kicked in fairly quickly.

  • 7 8-20-2009 at 7:24 pm

    Abi said...

    Much better than ours. Very creepy.

    And just FYI…the link goes to IMDB’s Christmas Carol page.

  • 8 8-20-2009 at 8:08 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    That I don’t know what it says makes it even creepier.

  • 9 8-20-2009 at 10:13 pm

    PJ said...

    “That’s what I’m talkin’ about’’
    Ditto

  • 10 8-20-2009 at 10:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Fixed it, Abi. Sorry about that.

  • 11 8-21-2009 at 8:42 am

    Gunther said...

    Agree with you, this one’s waaay better than the US versions.
    What a difference a cut out *beeping* floating head can make…