Friday, August 3, 2012
When bootleg covers go wrong
Check the above bootleg DVD-R cover for "Lady Exterminator". The seller's plot description matched that of the Indonesian film LADY EXTERMINATOR. I would expect he got hold of a copy off the Danish VHS. Or maybe the American VHS (but in the States the film is called "I Want To Get Even").
And so he probably googled to find some cover art. And found a poster on Hong Kong Movie Data Base.
And used it.
Without checking if it were the SAME film.
The problem is just that... well, it ISN'T!!! Hahahaha.
The poster found on HKMDB is for the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers film LADY EXTERMINATOR!!!
Same title... but it's a completely different film with (obviously!!) different director and actors!!!
I guess the bootlegger even did some more googling and found yet another picture but this time it's actually from the right (Indonesian) film. It's on the back of the cover and it shows Eva Arnaz with the alternative American title of the Indonesian film written underneath (aforementioned "I Want To Get Even"). Hahahaha.
If the bootlegger had watched the damn film it would have taken 30 seconds to discover that the names in the credits in no way match the credits at HKMDb.