Films with Subliminal Messages, Images or Footage (Part 1)

A Listmania! list by James McDonald (Lancaster, California)
The list author says: "Subliminal messages were once used in some theatres as an experiment. They flashed, "Drink Coca-Cola" or "Eat Popcorn" during the movie. It worked. Patrons would actually get up and go buy a drink or popcorn. Then in 1958, subliminal messages and images were edited into movies. The frame of film went by so quick, if you blinked, you missed it. So fast, the naked eye could not register it, but your conscious mind could have. Now with the invention of DVD, we can now slow down or freeze a frame of film ourselves and see the "hidden" image. Unfortunatly, not all of the subliminal movies are on VHS nor DVD. A Date With Death (1958) is not available. The FCC eventually forbid subliminals in movies. Of older films, as the nitrate negetive and print deteriorates in its canister, not preserved and restored the film is gone forever. Nowadays, quick shots are used in films, like a quick, scary image in a horror film.
This first list contains some of the best examples of subliminal messages and images. This list also has a part 2."
Terror in the Haunted House
1.  Terror in the Haunted House DVD ~ Gerald Mohr
The list author says:
  "Devilish faces, man with mouse in mouth, Get Ready To Scream, Scream Louder, Scream Bloody Murder! Followed by: A Date With Death (1959)."
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Spellbound (The Criterion Collection)
2.  Spellbound (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Ingrid Bergman
The list author says:
  "Spellbound (1945). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Subliminal red color shot returned for the DVD release."
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Night and Fog (The Criterion Collection)
3.  Night and Fog (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Michel Bouquet
The list author says:
  "Night and Fog (1955)"
$11.17   Used & New from: $5.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (Midnite Movies)
4.  It! The Terror from Beyond Space (Midnite Movies) DVD ~ Marshall Thompson
The list author says:
  "It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958). In the 1980's laserdisc version, the movie trailer contained large black lettering of "SEE IT". Story takes place in 2009 on the planet Mars."
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Psycho (Collector's Edition)
5.  Psycho (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam and John McIntire Anthony Perkins
The list author says:
  "Psycho (1960). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Anthony Perkins wouldn't swat a fly.  Subliminal skeleton face appears on Perkins face at end of film."
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The Manchurian Candidate (Special Edition)
6.  The Manchurian Candidate (Special Edition) DVD ~ Frank Sinatra
The list author says:
  "The Manchurian Candidate (1962).  If you are seeing this 1962 Black & White version for the first time, it is VERY  EFFECTIVE!   red  Q ."
$17.88   Used & New from: $0.34
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

Wild Guitar
7.  Wild Guitar DVD ~ Carolyn Brandt
The list author says:
  "Wild Guitar (1962). Quick frames of Arch Hall Jr. amnd a vinyl record turning with money."
$5.98   Used & New from: $0.42
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The Pawnbroker
8.  The Pawnbroker DVD ~ Rod Steiger
The list author says:
  "The Pawnbroker (1964)."
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The Graduate (Special Edition)
9.  The Graduate (Special Edition) DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  "The Graduate (1967). Nudity-implied scenes of Anne Bancroft  (or body double) with Dustin Hoffman."
$7.42   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (664 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

A Clockwork Orange (Two-Disc Special Edition)
10.  A Clockwork Orange (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Malcolm McDowell
The list author says:
  "A Clockwork Orange (1971). For Mature Adults Only!"
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The Cat O'Nine Tails
11.  The Cat O'Nine Tails DVD ~ James Franciscus
The list author says:
  "The Cat O'Nine Tails (1971)"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Exorcist [VHS]
12.  The Exorcist [VHS] VHS Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "The Exorcist (1973). Subliminal images and ghoulish, devilish faces.
Do not allow children to see this. Made for adults."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.09
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The Exorcist (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
13.  The Exorcist (25th Anniversary Special Edition) DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "The Exorcist (1973). Digitally remastered for this DVD edition.  Deleted scenes shown separatly.  Do not allow children to see this. Made for adults."
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The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen)
14.  The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen) DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "The Exorcist (1973). Deleted scenes included into the film.  You will see images you have never seen before.
  Do not allow children to see this. Made for adults."
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Deep Red [VHS]
15.  Deep Red [VHS] VHS David Hemmings
The list author says:
  "Deep Red (1975)"
$19.50   Used & New from: $6.40
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar [VHS]
16.  Looking for Mr. Goodbar [VHS] VHS Diane Keaton
The list author says:
  "Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). The climatic ending with Diane Keaton and the use of the strobe light with Diane Keaton is subliminal.  Adults Only! Sexual situations."
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The Rescuers (A Walt Disney Classic) (The Classics) [VHS]
17.  The Rescuers (A Walt Disney Classic) (The Classics) [VHS] VHS Bob Newhart
The list author says:
  "The Rescuers (1977). Older prints had a photographic topless, naked lady in a window twice during a chase scene. VHS copies were recalled in 1999."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Moonraker
18.  Moonraker DVD ~ Roger Moore
The list author says:
  "Moonraker (1979). Roger Moore as "James Bond".  When Roger Moore is in the G-Force machine, not hidden subliminals, but two recognizable images can be seen and are effective."
$23.00   Used & New from: $3.98
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Cruising [VHS]
19.  Cruising [VHS] VHS Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "Cruising (1980). Adults Only! Starring Al Pacino. Adult gay themes.  Three subliminal quick shots of male penis penetrating the victim."
$39.98   Used & New from: $2.47
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American Werewolf in London [VHS]
20.  American Werewolf in London [VHS] VHS David Naughton
The list author says:
  "American Werewolf in London (1981). David Naughton, our favorite werewolf, has a full moon rising."
$6.98   Used & New from: $1.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (690 customer reviews)

Graduation Day
21.  Graduation Day DVD ~ Christopher George
The list author says:
  "Graduation Day (1981)"
$11.46   Used & New from: $7.16
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Agency
22.  Agency DVD ~ Lee Majors
The list author says:
  "Agency (1981). Starring Lee Majors."
$4.84   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Evil Dead
23.  The Evil Dead DVD ~ Bruce Campbell
The list author says:
  "The Evil Dead (1981)"
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Halloween 2 [VHS]
24.  Halloween 2 [VHS] VHS Jamie Lee Curtis
The list author says:
  "Halloween 2 (1981). In the dream sequence we see the red blood dripping on the black floor (Theatrical Version only). You will remember them later in a bloody floor scene."
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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch
25.  Halloween III: Season Of The Witch DVD ~ Tom Atkins
The list author says:
  "Halloween III: Season of the Witch. (1982). The Halloween commercials are considered subliminal in effect."
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They Live
26.  They Live DVD ~ Roddy Piper
The list author says:
  "They Live (1988)."
$43.49   Used & New from: $2.59
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit [VHS]
27.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit [VHS] VHS Bob Hoskins
The list author says:
  "Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). On the old 1980's Laserdisc version, there is a quick glimpse of the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit without underwear as she is thrown from a car.  Also phone number of "Allyson Wonderland""
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Halloween 5 - The Revenge of Michael Myers [VHS]
28.  Halloween 5 - The Revenge of Michael Myers [VHS] VHS Donald Pleasence
The list author says:
  "Halloween 5: Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). Opening sequence has subliminal quick shots.  Step pause your DVD for all frames to be seen."
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Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation [VHS]
29.  Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation [VHS] VHS Clint Howard
The list author says:
  "Silent Night, Deadly Night (1990). Looks like tree branches, but look again.  You will see a face."
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JFK - Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
30.  JFK - Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "JFK (1991). As Clay Shaw waves in courtroom, you see skull in background. Also ghoulish face in close-up of lens."
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Death Becomes Her
31.  Death Becomes Her DVD ~ Goldie Hawn
The list author says:
  "Death Becomes Her (1992). Goldie Hawn in character saying, "Sex...Sex...Sex", to Bruce Willis certainly has its appeal. The contact lenses work too."
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Stargate (Ultimate Edition)
32.  Stargate (Ultimate Edition) DVD ~ Kurt Russell
The list author says:
  "Stargate (1994). His eyes may effect you!"
$6.37   Used & New from: $0.01
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Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers [VHS]
33.  Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers [VHS] VHS Donald Pleasence
The list author says:
  "Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers (1995). Subliminal quick shots through out film. Step pause your DVD for all frames to be seen."
$14.95   Used & New from: $1.70
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)

Jade (Unrated Version) [VHS]
34.  Jade (Unrated Version) [VHS] VHS David Caruso
The list author says:
  "Jade (1995). Adults Only!"
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Psycho
35.  Psycho DVD ~ Anne Heche
The list author says:
  "Psycho (1998). Vince Vaughn wouldn't swat a fly.  Subliminal skeleton face appears on Vaughn's face at end of film."
$8.53   Used & New from: $0.01
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

Fight Club [VHS]
36.  Fight Club [VHS] VHS Brad Pitt
The list author says:
  "Fight Club (1999). Four subliminal images of Brad Pitt and male penis at end of film."
$2.86   Used & New from: $0.01
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Josie and the Pussycats (PG-13 Version) [VHS]
37.  Josie and the Pussycats (PG-13 Version) [VHS] VHS Rachael Leigh Cook
The list author says:
  "Josie and the Pussycats (2001). In-film advertising could be considered subliminal.  Might make you get up for a drink or go shopping."
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The Ring (Two-Disc Collector's Set)
38.  The Ring (Two-Disc Collector's Set) DVD ~ Naomi Watts
The list author says:
  "The Ring (2002)."
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David Blaine - Fearless
39.  David Blaine - Fearless DVD ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
The list author says:
  "David Blaine-Fearless (2002) Short, scratchy black & white introduction with David Blaine contains subliminal images."
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Van Helsing (Full Screen Edition)
40.  Van Helsing (Full Screen Edition) DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
The list author says:
  "Van Helsing (2004). In Frankenstein lab, we see subliminally  Van Helsing as a demon during the quick lightning. Look at his face."
$18.75   Used & New from: $0.01
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