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Lethal Force: The Movie

This is/was the poster art for a completely bent, visciously funny parody of all those contemporary 70’s action parodies. Essentially a wacky, over the top imitation of other OTT imitations that might have taken themselves a bit too seriously. There was kind of an odd sensation of stepping into Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine while doing the research for this poster. I had to pour over all this now vintage art from back in the day. Geez, most of it was new art when I was a kid… I was surprised to see how many of these films I remembered seeing as a wee tyke on late night tv.

Let me tell you, this was and still is great art, worthy of any gallery. If you can get your hands on a copy of What It Is… What It Was!; The Black Film Explosion of the ’70s in Words and Pictures by Andres Chavez, Denise Chavez, and Gerald Martinez (Paperback – Oct 1998), you’ll see what I’m talking about. And you won’t be disappointed.

(The long one is the preliminary. The black boarder is the final art.)

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