20 Years After Poster Switch

Yesterday I stumbled across a free rental coupon for Redbox, the $1/day rental machine in McDonald’s. I’m a sucker for a free movie, so I started browsing the available movies and came across this: 20 Years After. It’s a post-apocalyptic tale (my favorite), kind of like Children of Men with the whole nobody’s been pregnant thing, except the Clive Owen character is a radio DJ instead of whatever Clive Owen is in Children of Men. Oh, and 20 Years After sucked while Children of Men is amazing.

I wasn’t expecting much from the movie, but the trailer looked OK and it had Azura Skye who had a small but powerful role in season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But the movie was a mess—I got what I paid for.

But that’s not the interesting part. Redbox showed different DVD cover art than what’s showing up everywhere else. Here’s the side-by-side comparison:

20 Years After poster comparison

The real version is on the left, Redbox on the right. Redbox kind of makes it look like a porno. For the record, the girl featured on the cover is pregnant for most of the movie and I don’t think she ever touches a gun (no wolves either). I’d love to know where Redbox got that image. It’s hilariously wrong. The idea of somebody expecting a sexy, gun-toting vixen fighting her way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland and instead getting a pregnant girl who plods along with her hand on her back like pregnant women do is awesome. Talk about bait and switch.

One thought on “20 Years After Poster Switch”

  1. Ha ha ha! Thanks heaps for this! I read a post on IMDB and wanted to see this… too bad you don’t have a bigger version. I really wish I’d seen that “alternate” version instead of the snorefest than what I saw tonight! :( Hot porno star with a machinegun vs wolves = awesome! :D

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