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9th Jun '16 4:29:52 PM nombretomado
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* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.

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* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.
6th Jun '16 5:57:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the US, a studio called TheAsylum is notorious for releasing [[TheMockbuster mockbusters]] that shamelessly rip off not only the movies themselves, but their posters as well.

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* In the US, a studio called TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum is notorious for releasing [[TheMockbuster mockbusters]] that shamelessly rip off not only the movies themselves, but their posters as well.
20th May '16 10:43:47 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pyst}}'' and its planned sequel ''Driven'' had the excuse of explicitly identifying themselves as parodies, and if the developers had had the money for court costs they would probably have won the lawsuit that was filed against them. They did not have the money, so ''Driven'' was never made.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pyst}}'' and its planned sequel ''Driven'' had the excuse of explicitly identifying themselves as parodies, and if the developers had had the money for court costs they would probably have won the if a lawsuit that was filed against them. They did not have the money, so ''Driven'' was never made.them.
16th May '16 12:29:00 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Myst}} Pyst]]'' and its planned sequel ''Driven'' had the excuse of explicitly identifying themselves as parodies, and if the developers had had the money for court costs they would probably have won the lawsuit that was filed against them. They did not have the money, so ''Driven'' was never made.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Myst}} Pyst]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Pyst}}'' and its planned sequel ''Driven'' had the excuse of explicitly identifying themselves as parodies, and if the developers had had the money for court costs they would probably have won the lawsuit that was filed against them. They did not have the money, so ''Driven'' was never made.
8th May '16 1:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* The posters and DVD covers for the ''JimmyNeutron'' and ''HeyArnold'' movies both show the same basic art of the protagonist and his friends in the foreground with the film's villain as an EvilOverlooker, with the only major difference being that Jimmy holds a weapon and Arnold doesn't. This was made especially evident when the movies' [=DVDs=] were reissued together as a Double Feature DVD release.

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* The posters and DVD covers for the ''JimmyNeutron'' and ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' movies both show the same basic art of the protagonist and his friends in the foreground with the film's villain as an EvilOverlooker, with the only major difference being that Jimmy holds a weapon and Arnold doesn't. This was made especially evident when the movies' [=DVDs=] were reissued together as a Double Feature DVD release.
19th Apr '16 1:20:49 PM erforce
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* The cover artwork for ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon Advance'' is based on a promotional still of BruceLee and ChuckNorris from ''WayOfTheDragon''.
* [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=4090&image=1 This flyer]] for the Creator/{{Konami}} arcade game ''Majū no Ōkoku'' (released as ''Dark Adventure'' in the United States and ''Devil World'' in other regions) is a blatant copycat of the poster for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Appropriately enough, the game's IndianaJones-ripoff protagonist stands in for Creator/HarrisonFord.

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* The cover artwork for ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon Advance'' is based on a promotional still of BruceLee Creator/BruceLee and ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris from ''WayOfTheDragon''.
''Film/WayOfTheDragon''.
* [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=4090&image=1 This flyer]] for the Creator/{{Konami}} arcade game ''Majū no Ōkoku'' (released as ''Dark Adventure'' in the United States and ''Devil World'' in other regions) is a blatant copycat of the poster for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Appropriately enough, the game's IndianaJones-ripoff Franchise/IndianaJones-ripoff protagonist stands in for Creator/HarrisonFord.
28th Mar '16 7:45:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The cover artwork for the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is a blatant trace-over of a promotional still of Michael Biehn in ''TheTerminator''.

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* The cover artwork for the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is a blatant trace-over of a promotional still of Michael Biehn in ''TheTerminator''.''Film/TheTerminator''.
18th Mar '16 11:31:41 AM DaibhidC
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* The 1985 speculative-future-science book ''Life Off Earth'' had nothing to do with the ''Life'' series of wildlife documentaries by Creator/DavidAttenborough beyond the similarity of the title to ''Life On Earth'' ... and [[http://pictures.abebooks.com/BESLEYS/14013204969.jpg a cover]] that deliberately mimics [[http://pictures.abebooks.com/MITZIBRENDA/8178748262.jpg the book adaptation]] of the series, only with the tree frog turned into an alien.
2nd Mar '16 8:48:06 AM DarkastKiller
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* Digimon used to mimic the covers of Pokemon to confuse parents and kids, then they actually became popular.
9th Feb '16 2:14:24 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Pirates'' was a PlayStation2 game released right around the time the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie came out. Interestingly, the official game for the movie apparently began as an unrelated pirate game.

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* ''Pirates'' was a PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game released right around the time the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie came out. Interestingly, the official game for the movie apparently began as an unrelated pirate game.
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