Carles Ganya is the artist of the wonderful Rocky 4 poster above. Ganya creates all of his pieces traditionally, using graphite pencils on wood! He’s a big movie fan (especially the 70s and 80s), so if you click over to his Instagram you’ll see Ganya’s art for Terminator, Indiana Jones, Superman and many other classic film heroes. Ganya’s art can also be found at his PosterSpy page.
I love how the tension builds as Rambo and crew move past the pirates’ dock. Just when it looks like they may have escaped trouble, you hear the pirates’ boat start up. Then they are hit with an intensely bright spotlight and machine gun fire churns the water around them. As Rambo tries to negotiate with the pirate leader, Rambo’s eyes move to each of the pirates to see what weapons they possess and their level of danger. Rambo is already determining the order that he will have to take them out should it come to that… and it does.
Be aware before watching the video it contains some profanity and violence.
Here’s a rare item that I recently saw on Ebay. It’s an advance poster for Cliffhanger directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sly Stallone. I cleaned up the image a bit, but the tagline is still hard to read. It says…
Three miles up on an icy wall of granite.
A thousand ways to die.
And somebody wants to kill him.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday. It’s a letter that along with a copy of the Rambo III script sent to Marlon Brando from Mario Kassar back in 1987 in an effort to get Brando to play Russian Colonel Zaysen!
While it would have been interesting to see Sly playing against Brando, I think it would have created a much different film.
The letter and script sent to Brando is currently for sale with an asking price of $1,500.00 from CFMemorabilia.