Slipstream (1989) – Weird Marketing

I wanted to add an image of this film to the review, but I was lazy and didn’t want to take a picture of the DVD. So I went searching for images of this film online. And I saw the strangest bit of marketing. Check this out
Not only do none of the people on the cover resemble anyone in the film, look who “stars” in the film, according to the box. Not Bob Peck, who gets the most screen time, and who has the most lines. But Ben Kingsley and F. Murray Abraham. Combined, they received a total of, maybe, 5 minutes of screen time. Worse though, and I’m not sure where they got any of those pictures, they’ve mixed up Kingsley and Abraham. They’ve got Kingsley wearing a suit. The only person in the film wearing a suit was F. Murray Abraham, and he’s credited as “Cornelius (at Museum)”. And I’m not sure where they got a picture of Ben Stiller with a moustache and goatee, but it looks great on him. It just doesn’t look like Mark Hamill. And Bill Paxton has short hair in this picture. I think it’s from “Thunderbirds”, another crap film he starred in.
The byline is also quite puzzling. “The winds of change are the future of man”? Well, I guess. It should have been “This film plagiarizes ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Midnight Run’ and ‘Road Warrior'”.
Here’s what my DVD cover looks like:
At least all of the pictures were taken from the film. They’re all bad, sure, but at least they’re all taken from the film. So fine. If we’re going to make movie posters based on random images, let me try my hand at it:
Not bad. Not bad. Still not good, but better than the weird one they’re using now.