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FrightFest UK Creates Special Quad Poster For Legendary ‘Martyrs’!

FrightFest UK is taking from Alamo’s Mondo world in creating their very own exclusive poster prints for movies they screen.

One of the coolest additions to what’s sure to be a massive library of art is one for Pascal Laugier’s incredibly underrated Martyrs, his French horror film that takes on religion that shocked Toronto audience back in 2008. Dimension Films has since then dumped it onto DVD with no plans for a HD release.

In the film, Lucie, now 25-years-old, sets out to get revenge on the people who attacked and permanently scarred her when she was only 10 years old.

Says artist Gary Pullin, “I wanted to create a poster that played up the surgical aspect of the film and Martyr theme – a woman reborn in the Jesus Christ pose on a surgical cross is mysteriously fully enlightened.



  • divisionbell

    Excellent poster. Movie was great for the first 1/2-3/4 and then just slips into almost nothingness. Unfortunately what should have been the most intense and brutal part of the was skipped over completely.

    Still a great poster though

    • djblack1313

      divisionbell, i agree.

  • KeepDoubting

    Dear god can I buy this anywhere??

    • KeepDoubting

      Nevermind! Found it on FrightFest UK’s website. Wish it wasn’t so damn expensive though…

  • “with no plans for an HD release”. I really can’t understand that statement since I own the Blu Ray version of this film. Anyway, this is a cool poster for an incredible film.

  • I just checked and you can still get “Martyrs” on Blu Ray at Amazon, so I have no idea why this story would say Dimension dumped it on DVD with no plans for an HD version. I have watched the Blu Ray and it looks phenomenal in HD!!!!

    • m-m-m-MONSTER_KILL

      Same kind of thing happened with “Inside’, weirdly enough. Mr. D has repeatedly made mention in articles about the appalling edited version of that movie released in the U.S. and it being the only one available here, yet the version I own, released by Dimension, is the full, uncut French version of the film. Same run-time, same content, everything. Not sure why he thinks there’s no HD release of Martyrs or uncut release of Inside.

      • djblack1313

        Blockbuster (i’m almost 100% positive) did only have the edited version but yeah, here in America we had the uncut one too (i own it as well).

  • djblack1313

    cool poster! why these 2 actresses aren’t in more movies that are world famous is a mystery. they were both incredible.

  • xAshleyMariex

    I want it!!

  • Ravinus

    That’s bad ass.

  • Nightflyre9

    I don’t like the poster. It’s nothing specific I can point to, but it doesn’t hit me the right way. It seems very low-rent to me. And way too literal. The movie, however, I love. I agree with DJBlack that the two main actresses were incredible, both delivering raw and intense performances that a Hollywood actress probably couldn’t have pulled off . . . or possibly wouldn’t have been ALLOWED to pull off.

    As for the final quarter of the movie, I strongly disagree that it “falls apart,” or anything of the sort. It just doesn’t play out in an expected and easily-consumed way, which is something I believe many viewers (particularly American) find hard to accept. Of course, it all comes down to a matter of taste. I thought it was an amazing film.

  • horrorking95

    I absolutely love Martyrs. I think it’s one of the best horror films ever made and I think that this poster is excellent! I agree that the final quarter of the film will divide audiences but I think that’s what makes it so great! It plays on the conventions and is just completely unpredictable, you don’t know how to take it. For me that final quarter has the greatest emotional impact and disturbance of the film. It’s a masterpiece!

  • evilfairydust

    WOW. Beautiful and so creepy. Also, LOVED Martyrs. I liked that the movie completely shifted about half way through…it was totally unexpected and I really enjoyed it all.

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