Peter Jackson - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 49
A Chronology of Peter Jackson Movie Posters 1987-2012.
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Bad Taste (1987) Starring Peter Jackson and Doug Wren. 91mins.
Peter Jackson's first film cost just $25,000 to make, Jackson plays two roles and the film became a cult hit.
IMDB rating 6.7
Meet the Feebles (1989) Starring the voices of Donna Akersten & Stuart Devenie. 94mins.
Jackson's second film was graphically violent and obscene and all done with puppets!
IMDB rating 6.5
Braindead (1992) Starring Timothy Balme & Diana Penalver. 104mins.
A zombie comedy with a great deal of gore.
Retitled Dead Alive in the US.
IMDB rating 7.6
Heavenly Creatures (1994) Starring Melanie Lynskey & Kate Winslet, 99mins (108mins)
Based on the true story of two girls who murdered the mother of one of the girls.
The film was critically acclaimed and was Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
IMDB rating 7.5
The Frighteners (1996) Starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace and Jake Busey.. 110mins (123mins)
Jackson's first big budget Hollywood movie which was all filmed in his native New Zealand.
The film cost $30m and grossed $29m worldwide.
IMDB rating 7.1
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean and Christopher Lee. 178mins (208mins)
The first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, all three movies were filmed simultaneously and cost $300m.
They were hugley successful, The Fellowship of the Ring grossed $871m worldwide.
Fellowship was nominated for 13 Oscars and won 4.
IMDB rating 8.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis. 179mins (223mins)
The Two Towers was even more successful than the first film and grossed $926m worldwide.
It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, winning two.
IMDB rating 8.7
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen. 201mins (251mins)
The most successful of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy grossing $1.1 billion worldwide.
Nominated for 11 Oscars and winning in every category including Best Picture of the year.
IMDB rating 8.9
King Kong (2005) Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis.187mins (201mins)
The 1933 King Kong was Peter Jackson's favourite film in his youth and this was his very expensive tribute to that film.
Costing $207m the film grossed $550m worldwide and received an Oscar for it's visual effects.
IMDB rating 7.4
The Lovely Bones (2009) Starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon. 135mins.
Based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold. The film received mixed reviews.
It cost $65m to produce and has grossed $93m worldwide.
IMDB rating 6.6
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Andy Serkis. 169mins.
Based on J.R.R Tolkiens 1937 novel, originally conceived as two films, it is now planned as a trilogy for release in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Costing over $200m the first film in the trilogy has so far grossed $890m.
IMDB rating 8.3
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