Movie Poster Thunderdome
Choose the Lady Vengeance movie poster
Tartan Films is running a contest on MySpace (the uber social networking web site) to choose the one-sheet for the U.S. domestic release of the Korean film Lady Vengeance (originally titled Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). MySpace users can cast their vote for their favorite Vengeance poster (among a listing of 7 proposed one-sheets) by leaving a comment on the contest page.
In our opinion, the best Lady Vengeance poster would have to be the original foreign Sympathy for Lady Vengeance teaser poster, which isn’t up for contention in the online MySpace “Movie Poster Thunderdome”.
We won’t rehash our feelings about movie poster contests, but we do believe you’ll be seeing more of this “online focus group for film advertising” trend in the future. After all, why should the studios recruit teenagers and out-of-work actors found during a weekday visit to the Media City Center mall in Burbank California to fill out comment cards/surveys on movie poster concepts when they can do it online so much more efficiently?