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MAR
13
2 YEARS

5 Fantastic Chinese Movie Poster Rip-Offs

Hollywood's piracy problems in China include advertising movies, too.

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When most people think about piracy in China, they think about the street vendor in Shanghai who sells bootleg copies of DVDs. A Chinese website has made an entertaining case that the Chinese film industry is copying much more. Wenxuecity.com recently took a look at some Chinese movie posters and took a stab at identifying the source of their inspiration. Here's our five favorites...

Eaters (2009) vs. Daddy Day Camp (2007) 

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The Ides of March (2011) vs. Lao Nan Ren Li Xian Ji (2011)

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The Message (2009) vs. Talk To Her (2002)

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Vantage Point (2008) vs. Seven 2 One (2009)

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Detective Langlang (2010) vs. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Here's the full list of copycat movie posters from China.

A new trade deal with China, which lifts the 20 films-per-year import quota by granting 14 more 3D or IMAX titles per year, could solve some of this. Hollywood will have reason to post their own movie posters around Shanghai.

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