In our Layout Class, we were tasked to remake/make our own versions of old movie posters. We were given the freedom to choose one film and the other two were hand-picked by our professor. I chose "Magic Kombat" (1995) while our professor chose "Batch' '81" (1982) and "Manila by Night" (1980).
Additionally, my research professor made our class remake, "The Call", a 2013 thriller film's movie poster.
I chose the film "Magic Kombat" (1995) By Junn P. Cabreira. Using the video game theme of the film and the protagonists names (which are two brothers named Mario and Luigi) i did an 8-bit/pixelated style to incorporate the themes of the film.
"Batch '81" (1982) by Mike de Leon portrayed dark and violent themes. Reminiscent to the old movie poster which houses the same elements and color scheme, my version also depicts the unknown of what's behind/the meaning of the scene though it perfectly shows the film's genre and dark theme.
The messy and dark reality of manila, as portrayed in "Manila by Night" (1980) by Ishmael Bernal, is what i wanted to capture in this version. I added symbols of weed and sex symbols portraying different kinds of relationships because of how the film shows a multitude of characters that have their lives revolve around their vices.
Brad Anderson's "The Call" (2013) shows a thrilling sequence of events that revolves around a 911 operator. I wanted to use an element in the film that perfectly captures the thrill and decided on depicting a scene in the film where paint is flowing outside the trunk, i used this to form the 'L' in 'CALL'. Like the original poster, i used black, white, and red color scheme to fit the genre of the film.