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.
I like this Cliffhanger poster art way more than I should. For some reason it works for me despite Sly’s wonky left arm and hand, his right hand showing only three fingers and a thumb and the likeness being close, but no cigar. Heck, they even made Cliffhanger into two words. Yet, I still like the overall effect of the poster.
If you’re wondering, the poster was used to promote Cliffhanger in Ghana. The posters were painted on cloth and, – well, let’s have Sly Stallone explain. Before you click on the video of Sly, thanks to “Bobby Klump” for the post on my StalloneZone forum of the Ghana Cliffhanger and other movie posters. Thanks also to “Foodfather” (also a SZoner) for finding and sharing the Stallone video explaining the poster. Finally, if you want to know more about Ghana movie posters – check out Extreme Canvas: Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.