Dead End Drive-In Lobby Card - 'Star Drive-In' for Yugoslavian release
One of a set of lobby cards for the Yugoslav release of the Brian Trenchard-Smith film Dead End Drive-In (1986). The film was released in 1990 in Yugoslavia under the title Smrt u auto-kinu, which directly translates as 'Death at the car cinema'.
It is noteworthy that the films showing at the dead end drive-in are The Man From Hong Kong (1975) and Turkey Shoot (1982), also directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. Over 400 car wrecks were bought for the film at a cost of $100.00 each to fill the now demolished drive-in.
The harsh saturated colours of the artificial lights, neon sign and reflections off the 1950s convertible car make for a beautiful film still in this lobby card. There's a hint of nostalgia in the image which is then subverted by the graffiti on the ticketing booth.
As a stand-alone image it is very engaging; being an image representative of the film gives it additional interest.