I don’t typically do endorsements here at Cinematic Catharsis, but I couldn’t keep a lid on something that truly represents my sensibilities (Or is that senselessness? I get these two confused.). Westgate Gallery is an online store by a movie fan for movie fans, stocked with thousands of hard to find posters, with something to fit virtually any taste or budget. These are all authentic, with no knock-offs (many are culled from the proprietor’s personal collection, which he started at the age of three). And just in time for the Vincent PriceBlogathon, I’ve partnered with Westgate Gallery for a chance to win a free movie poster (more on this in a minute).
How many times have you discovered the best part of a movie was the poster? A great poster transports you to another realm – the visuals it conjures in your head are often more compelling than anything the actual film could possibly depict. It immerses you into something transcendent. Somehow, a terrific movie poster makes a bad movie almost watchable, and a good movie better. Westgate Gallery has captured this alchemy in its Hollywood-based online shop, which takes me back to my L.A. days., browsing poster shops on Ventura Boulevard and the 3rd Street Promenade. Like a good brick-and-mortar shop, this online store has surprises in every corner. Of interest to many of my readers is their extensive selection of vintage (and some newer) genre movie posters, featuring horror, cult, giallo and much more. Besides, in these uncertain times, it’s a fun place to do some virtual window-shopping while maintaining social distancing. Here are just a few random examples below (Click on captions for details):
But wait, that’s not all you get! For the next two weeks, they’re offering 30% off any orders, when you use the code: Catharsis01
It’s a fantastic place to find that special something for the movie fanatic in your life (Hey, that fanatic could be you!). But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself, and take a look around. Don’t forget to tell ‘em Barry sent ya (I don’t think that will do much, but the code above will).
Now onto the contest…
With slightly less than a month away from the Vincent Price Blogathon, it’s the perfect time for a contest. Courtesy of Westgate Gallery, the following Italian poster pair for the Roger Corman classic, The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) is up for grabs (click here for more details).
It’s the ideal addition to any Vincent Price fiend’s collection, sure to accent the look of your dungeon– er, I mean home.
Who’s eligible? If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter, you’re good to go. To enter, we don’t need an essay detailing why you’re his biggest fan or dazzling us with your encyclopedic knowledge. All you need to do is answer the question: “What’s your favorite Vincent Price film?”
1. Send your answer by commenting below, emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting me on Twitter at @barry_cinematic.
2. Only one entry per person, please. Entering multiple times will not increase your chances.
3. PLEASE NOTE: If you reside in the U.S. or Canada, shipping is FREE. International residents (outside the U.S. or Canada) must pay for shipping ($45 USD).
4. The winner will be selected at random, and announced on the third day of the blogathon, Sunday, April 19th.