This week we've shown you two "incredible" sci-fi posters: The Incredible 2-Headed Transplantand The Incredible Petrified World. Today's Sci-Fi Poster Art of the Day brings the thematic trilogy to a close, and is my favorite by far: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).

The film's U.S. promotional artwork is average at best, featuring a tiny man and a giant cat. I much prefer how the film was advertised in Italy, and that's what I'm showing you today. Rather than just slap a tiny guy next to a big cat, the Italian poster - under the name Radiazioni B-X: Distruzione Uomo (B-X Radiation: Destruction Men) - shows the titular character surrounded by massive scientists and all manner of bizarre-looking scientific equipment. This version of the poster is substantially more visually interesting and, as an added bonus, allows you to pretend that the shrinking man ends up trapped inside fancy pinball machine.

Click through for the full poster, a teaser trailer that - for some reason - was narrated by Orson Welles, and the film's absolutely melodramatic but rather touching final monologue.

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