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Change a movie poster?

Is it possible to change a movie poster? Perhaps some moderator can do it, I believe this poster is way more nice looking for Prince of Darkness, the current one is so ugly.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/prince-of-darkness

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093777/

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Il y a 7 m

I prefer the original poster. We talk about a movie, not a particular release: 4K new restoration, bla, bla

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Il y a 7 m

What you want to be changed is a cover of a blu-ray release. IMDb says they prefer "The most iconic and widely-recognized poster" as primary which is likely the current original poster.

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I must admit that I like certain movie posters on JustWatch much more. Perhaps there can be an option to change movie posters, for own usage. This feature would be nice to have if you're making a list of favorite movies.

But I still wonder why these posters are sometime changed, for example, what's going on with 2001 Maniacs? All of a sudden it has got this weird foreign poster, so something isn't quite right, who gets to decide this?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264323/

https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/speelfilm-2001-maniacs/1002004004856595/

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Il y a 7 m

BTW, here are some of the other movie posters, I really think they look way better. Same goes for Ghoulies and Ghoulies II. The original posters as shown on imdb.com look ugly, the ones on themoviedb.org look way better.

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/8852-prince-of-darkness/images/posters

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/18498-ghoulies

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/28605-ghoulies-ii

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@Navin2000, but "look way better" is a matter of taste. Maybe I don't think the same as you. We need an objective rule.  

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Hi Navin2000 -

The comment forthehorde mentioned above is correct,  for movies the primary image should be the most iconic and widely-recognized poster, and English language posters are preferred.

If you have observed titles listed on the site that are not displaying the most iconic poster for the film, I encourage you to request a new primary poster through our Report form. 

For detailed instructions on how to change the primary poster I encourage you to review our Help Guide (look under the "Modifying an existing primary poster" section).  Once a new primary is requested our editors will take a look.

Cheers!

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@Michelle 

Thanks Michelle, so it is possible to make a suggestion, cool. And I see the poster from 2001 Maniacs has been fixed. And BTW, I don't like all posters on JustWatch, I see they are using a less good looking one for the movie U Turn, strangely enough. But anyway, it would be cool if you could use your own poster when you make movie lists on imdb.com though.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/u-turn-1997

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With ”Prince of Darkness”, the first link (Justwatch) includes a new Blu-ray cover for the US release by Scream/Shout. Most of them (Scream/Shout Blu-rays) use the similar ”design” (drawing). Some like them, of course.

I would (also) say that IMDb should include the original movie poster, if possible. If several (movie posters) are available, then the most iconic.

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@eboy 

Yes, I agree that IMDB should go with the original movie poster. Luckily, most original movie posters look good, but sometimes they look kinda ugly, would be nice if IMDB had an option to change it, but just for your own IMDB account, not for other users.

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Seriously, when are you guys planning to give an option to change movie posters on your own IMDB account? I just noticed that somehow the movieposter for Kidnap (2017) has been wrongfully changed, who is doing this?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458169/

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And I'm sad to say that I also don't like the change of movies posters for other movies. Like from Very Bad Things and License To Kill. And I think the movie poster from The Shining is just awful. Again, it would be so cool if you could change movie posters on IMDB, let's make it happen. :)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124198/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097742/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/

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Hello, why has the original movie poster from this movie been changed, and who is doing this? This is a major blunder that needs to be fixed!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458169/