China Is Stealing Our Movie Poster Ideas

Hollywood is obsessed with Chinese citizens pirating U.S. films, but do they know how often their films' posters are being ripped off?

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Hollywood is obsessed with Chinese citizens pirating U.S. films, but do they know how often their films' posters are being ripped off?

A post on Offbeat China, a blog about Chinese Internet culture, reveals the film posters for scores of movies made in the U.S. and elsewhere that have been changed ever-so-slightly and used to promote Chinese films. It's pretty amusing to see how schmaltzy, second-rate American movies like Valentine’s Day or Daddy Day Camp have been employed to Chinese films.

Here are a few of the films paired with their Chinese equivalents (see them all here). Paging Christopher Dodd, here's a problem not even SOPA will fix.

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

Valentine’s Day (2010) ... Hot Summer Days (2010)

Fahreheit 9/11 (2004) ... Dear Enemy (2011)

Addicted to Love (1997) ... Sophie’s Revenge (2009)

Daddy Day Camp (2007) ... Eaters (2010)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004) ... Fit Lover (2008)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) ... Welcome to Sha-ma Town (2010)

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