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Poster Art for the Films of Director William Lustig

Mondo has released images of three upcoming poster images today. The Alamo Drafthouse is doing a two-night series with exploitation director William Lustig, and has commissioned three posters to celebrate the three films being shown.

Lustig began his film career in his mid to late teens, working behind-the-scenes in various minor production capacities on a handful of hardcore X-rated porno pictures as well as a production assistant on both The Seven Ups and Death Wish. He made his debut as a director, producer and editor with the hardcore porn features Hot Honey and The Violation of Claudia directing under the alias Billy Bagg.

In 1980, Lustig found himself at the center of a storm of controversy when he made the grim, gory and disturbing slasher sleaze splatter landmark Maniac and followed it with the tough, gritty and exciting New York urban revenge opus Vigilante. In 1988, he delivered another winner with the terrific Maniac Cop, a violent horror action flick about an undead New York police officer on a killing spree which was the first of several cinematic collaborations with fellow maverick independent filmmaker Larry Cohen.

As a film director, Lustig is best known for his films Maniac, Vigilante, Uncle Sam, and the Maniac Cop series.

Via Badass Digest

This Vigilante poster is by Alan Hynes, and is 18×24, screenprinted with metallic inks and limited to 100. Copies will be available at the show and whatever is left over will be sold online.

Via Bloody Disgusting

The second poster is for Maniac Cop 2 by Jason Edmiston, and the 18″x24″ print has an edition of 125.

Via Cinematical

The third and final poster is for Maniac by artist Ken Taylor. The 24″x36″ print is run in a edition of 200.

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