Poster - Warriors of the Wind
Here's a copy of the US movie poster for Warriors of the Wind, the notorious 1985 New Line Cinema hack of Hayao Miyazaki's 1984 Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind. The film was released in theaters and VHS in the 1980s, but has disappeared since that time. If you're curious and have never seen this, copies are available online, and is probably on YouTube as well.
Miyazaki, needless to say, was furious when he discovered what had happened to his masterpiece. It's a hack job that almost qualifies as graffiti art, it's so bad. One quarter of the running time was cut, the characters names were changed ("Princess Zandra?" Really?!), and crucial plot points were just dropped. Oh, and the voice actors sound a lot like Rocky & Bullwinkle (the legendary June Foray denied any involvement). What a mess. But it has a certain campy, MST3K value that we can laugh at and enjoy, especially now that we have a proper Nausicaa on DVD and Blu-Ray.
And this poster? Priceless. I want a copy of this movie poster. Don't you? Of course, you do.
(I wish I could remember who sent this to me. If the author steps forward, I'll update this post to give the proper credit. He had an exhibition of classic anime posters that played at anime conventions, including descriptions on the history of these movies. It was quite impressive, and although he informed me that he was retiring his exhibit, I would like to see it again. Perhaps a short video could be made?)