Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
The last Mondo poster, created to celebrate Guillermo del Toro’s film Pan’s Labyrinth, sold out in seconds. I expect the same fate for two of the three posters the company will release tomorrow.
Mondo’s Star Trek series continues with images for the 1967 episode Mirror, Mirror, and the 1966 two-parter The Menagerie. The latter is an early landmark in the series, as it uses footage from the rejected pilot episode The Cage, which featured Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike rather than William Shatner as James Kirk.
And as a bonus, the company is selling stock of a poster for David Cronenberg‘s early film Rabid, in which emergency plastic surgery leads to Marilyn Chambers sprouting a stinger with which she preys on others. Oh, the stinger is in her armpit. (Of course.) The poster is a lot less lurid than you might expect for early Cronenberg — it is almost eerie. Check out all three after the break.
From left to right in the gallery below are:
- Mirror, Mirror: Poster by Tomer Hanuka. 24″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $45
- The Menagerie: Poster by Mike Saputo. 24″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $45
- David Cronenberg’s Rabid: Poster by Phantom City Creative. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $35
I’m not a Star Trek guy, but I like both these posters. I’m more fond of the wild color scheme of Mirror, Mirror, but if you picked up the Star Trek: First Contact poster last year, this one for The Menagerie might make a nice companion.
And I’m on the fence about the Rabid poster, though I do like that it captures some of the less obvious character of the film. It’s probably my least favorite of the first wave of Cronenberg films, however (give me Shivers or The Brood!) so, personally, I’m not as compelled. But this would look good on the wall next to Ken Taylor’s Maniac poster, if you got that one…
All three go on sale sometime tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Follow Mondo on Twitter to watch for the on-sale announcement.