Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kill Bill billboard a bloody mess.

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Those Kiwis are a bloodthirsty bunch when it comes to advertising gory American movies. This Kill Bill, Vol.1, uh, installation was apparently erected near a busy Auckland intersection to promote a local channel's screening of the movie. I'm assuming those are prop cars. (by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, via)

25 Comments:

Anonymous Don Ball said...

Heard Chuck Porter speak once and he talked about buying space that people didn't even know was for sale. Seems here, you'd need to pay someone for use of the building wall, the sidewalk three parking spots and three cars...

3:43 PM  
Blogger Miss Havisham said...

Call me a twisted sister. I like it.

8:18 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I kinda like it, too; though I would have stopped with the wall splatter. It's "overkill."

8:49 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

That pictured looks like a comp. I'm skeptical that it was actually made.

12:30 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Maybe. Source said is was placed at a "busy Auckland intersection" or something. They could be big fat liars. I ain't being paid to be a journalist.

1:11 PM  
Blogger adhack said...

Remarkably similar the Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie billboard from the Simpsons. I guess great minds think alike.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

I like it too, but I'm a little sick.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Auckland. This is not real

No way would you get permission to but the red "paint" on a public highway

Probably a mag ad

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That building is owned by the channel advertising the movie, so the building is theirs and the cars probably are too.

I haven't seen it myself, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was real.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much blood, no way! Kill Bill is all about the the ridiculous amount of bloodshed. It looks pretty legit to me too.

2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're right too, I saw it on Nelson St when they were installing it and it looked really impressive.

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the concept of a billboard squirting blood....when I saw it on the Simpsons.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saatchi & Saatchi are so full of shit. I believe this got produced, but Saatchi paid for it themselves.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, TVNZ paid for most of. Obviously you've got a bit of an axe to grind, but get your facts right buddy

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never seen that episode of the Simpsons. This looks bloody good though.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Lucky Pierre said...

This is like the battle of the anonymouses . . . kind of hard to take any of them seriously. Are you kids in creative departments? Use some.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of this ad.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kill bill is much better than that one. More relevance to the product.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, agree 4.32, Kill Bill is way cooler.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah I saw this it was sick... was right in the middle of it before I know what was happening... scared the bejesus out of me...

great blog.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Benji said...

Wow,
I know this is old but I just ran across it. I remember hearing about it when it happened because there were some people upset it was too much really and I wondered, how bad could it be? I had no idea. I actually work at TVNZ but I was on holiday then.

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Viktor Shutdafockov said...

Can't you see that the picture is badly photoshopped?

Comon' you're supposed to be educated about things like that, man.

4:02 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

100% WRONG. I got confirmation this was real by many people who drove by it, took pics.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Benji said...

Yeah, I actually work in this building now, TVNZ's "creative hub" and I've gotten confirmation from people there about it. Like I said before, I was actually on holiday at the time it took place so I didn't personally witness it but it definitely happened. It was somewhat controversial as well, so it made for a memorable promotion.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building is on Hobson street, btw.

10:33 AM  

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