Sunday, October 09, 2011

Movie Ads of the Week: 4 from Sig Shore

Before he made a name for himself as the producer of SUPER FLY, the late Sig Shore was a successful distributor of international films in the U.S. and responsible for bringing such diverse titles as THE 400 BLOWS, TAMANGO, THE ANGRY SILENCE, MY NAME IS IVAN, THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON and HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR to American shores. In this week's post we spotlight 4 movies released by Shore's short-lived company Plaza Pictures.

Romolo Guerrieri's UN DETECTIVE (1969), starring Franco Nero, opened in New York as DETECTIVE BELLI on December 16th, 1970.

Below is the ad from its Philadelphia theatrical run in March '71.

PIGEONS (1970), based on David Boyer's novel The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker, premiered in New York on February 1st, 1971.

This second ad for PIGEONS stresses critical acclaim.

ONDATA DI CALORE / HEAT WAVE (1970), starring Jean Seberg, opened in New York as DEAD OF SUMMER -- the title of the source novel by Dana Moseley -- on March 9th, 1971.

SEDUTO ALLA SUA DESTRA / SEATED AT HIS RIGHT (1968), Italy's official entry in the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, made its U.S. debut in New York as BLACK JESUS on August 25th, 1971. The film's press junket included star Woody Strode's appearance at the Harlem rodeo later documented in Jeff Kanew's BLACK RODEO (1972).

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