Photos: Side-by-side comparisons of Chinese copycat movie posters and those they rip off

March 7, 2012Jing Gao8 Comments, , , , , , , , , ,

From Wenxuecity

To be fair, likeness in some pairs is generic and harmless, but others just share blatant resemblance and are even nearly identical.


Love Actually (UK) VS. Fit Lover (China)


Red Cliff (China, 2008) VS. The Knot (China/Taiwan, 2006)


Vantage Point (U.S.) VS.  Seven 2 One (Hong Kong, China)


Daddy Day Camp (U.S.) VS. Eaters (China)


Shanghai (China) VS. Brooklyn’s Finest (U.S.)


Die Wu Tian Ya (China) VS. The Legend of the Evil Lake (South Korea)


Sophie’s Revenge (China) VS. Addicted to Love (U.S.)


The Pianist (Poland/France/Germany/UK) VS. Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking (Canada)

Note: The original internet posting mistakenly thought the country of origin of Iris Chang is China.


Pirate Radio (UK, original title: The Boat that Rocked) VS. Sleepless Fashion (China)


Black Swan (U.S.) VS. I Do (China)


Fahrenheit 9/11 (U.S.) VS. Dear Enemy (China)


Reign of Assassins (China, 2010) VS. Seven Swords (Hong Kong, China, 2005)


I Corrupt All Cops (Hong Kong, China) VS. Caligula (U.S./Italy)


Flags of Our Fathers (U.S.) VS. China: Jing Tian Dong Di (2009)


Taken (France) VS. The Killer Who Never Kills (Taiwan)


Diary of A Wimpy Kid (U.S.) VS. Welcome to Shamatown (China)



China Idol Boys (China) VS. Miss You Again (Thailand)


Deception (U.S. The poster is for release in Japan under the title Kare ga nido ai shita S) VS. If You Are the One (China)


Scheme of A Beauty (China) VS. Queen Seon Deok (South Korea)


A Battle of Wits (Hong Kong, China) VS. The Last Samurai (U.S.)


A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea) VS. Illusion Apartment (China)


Valentine’s Day (U.S.) VS. Hot Summer Days (Hong Kong, China)


Let the Bullets Fly (China, 2010) VS. Warriors of Heaven and Earth (China, 2003)


Let the Bullets Fly (China) VS. The Departed (U.S.)


Let the Bullets Fly (China) VS. Prison Break: The Final Break (U.S.)


Chongqing Blues (2010) VS. China: Street Kings (U.S.)


The Ides of March (U.S.) VS. Lao Nan Ren Li Xian Ji (China, literally The Adventure of Old Men)


Lust, Caution (Taiwan, 2007) VS. In the Mood For Love (Hong Kong, 2000)


Dead Or Alive (Japan, video game series) VS. Hero (China)


The Reader (U.S./Germany) VS. Love for Life (China)


Ocean’s Twelve (U.S.) VS. Fit Lover (China)


Detective Tanglang (China) VS. Sherlock Holmes (UK/US)


Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (China) VS. The Tailer of Panama (U.S.)


Yours, Mine and Ours (U.S.) VS. Perfect Wedding (Hong Kong, China)


Midnight Beating (China) VS. Boogeyman (U.S.)


Midnight Beating (China) VS. Phobia 2 (Thailand)


My Own Swordsman VS. Friends (U.S.)


Illusion Apartment (China) VS. Phobia (Thailand)


The Message (China) VS. Talk to Her (Spain)


The Eye (U.S.) VS. Illusion Apartment (China)

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8 comments to “Photos: Side-by-side comparisons of Chinese copycat movie posters and those they rip off”

  1. Hogzilla | March 7, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    I refer to the DOA and Hero comparison.

    Hero, out in 2002
    DOA, out in 2006

    I wonder who is the original and who is the copycat?

    • Bekk | July 15, 2013 | Permalink Reply

      I refer to the fact that they only very slightly resemble each other and therefore it is likely that neither copied the other.

      No need to wonder; set your mind at ease.

  2. Guy In China | March 8, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    Hmm. Well, that’s what they do best.

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  4. queenkat | March 8, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    This was fun.The sad part is that I saw most of these movies on Netflix.:-)

    What women want with Andy Lau was actually a big improvement over the Mel Gibson version.

  5. joeyjoejoe | March 8, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    ching chong no makee dah original idea, ching chong jus a ching chong
    5000 years of glorious history!

  6. Blacksoth | March 14, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    It occurred to me that this might also be an attempt to capture the “popularity of foreign films” (ie. films that aren’t propaganda crap) by copying them. If so, they should try improving the content before worrying about posters.

  7. R.E.LEE | March 14, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    My they don’t mind Themselves copying anything, but my word don’t They make a big DIN when They are copied.
    Of course with the totally fairness of the CCP’s own judges on their payroll what can movie studios do….Nothing.
    How about all those copied television shows and ads that one sees on Chinese TV. Man are they straight rip offs or what. Also, do they pay ANYthing for the music that they use and stole…I mean borrowed from overseas artist that you hear on so so many ads in China? Well I was just wondering……………along with that line of thought, the music that one hears on mobile phones in China when you make a phone call, do the big THREE telcos pay the artist for the rights to use their songs and which ALL the people HAVE TO PAY them(the big 3 that is)for the”right” to have that music playing whilst they wait for the phone to answer? I BET NOT.

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