There’s something incredibly exciting about the phrase “anything is possible.” Waiting for something that could be anything is an exercise for your imagination. That infinite possibility, coupled with wild speculation and prediction, is ninety percent of the fun of Mondo’s Mystery Movies.
Mondo, as you may know, is the ever-growing poster boutique associated with the Alamo Drafthouse. In April Mondo began a project called Mystery Movies. People buy a ticket for a movie that won’t be announced until they’re in the theater. That is coupled with a limited edition poster that will only ever be available at the event. So imagine buying a ticket to one of these things and speculating what it could be. You throw out suggestions with your fellow attendees, laughing at wild ones and nodding at more likely ones. Finally, you sit down for the film and all is revealed. Does it live up to your expectations?
After two events in their hometown of Austin, Texas, the Mondo Mystery Movie hit the road for the first time ever featuring six different mystery movies over one weekend at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. What were the films? What did the posters look like? What was the experience like? And did the event live up to our wildest expectations? Find out after the jump. Read More »
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I type this from the tables right outside the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin Texas as Fantastic Fest 2011 is getting ready to kick off. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true to form Alamo event if Mondo didn’t get involved and in addition to an Olly Moss American Werewolf in London poster that will be revealed on Saturday, Mondo has a bunch of limited edition posters that will be available for the first time at the fest. They’re for Zombie, The Innkeepers and The House by the Cemetery. Plus Mondo is releasing their first record, the score to Maniac by Jay Chattaway. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Suffice to say, the main topic of conversation this weekend among film fans is going to be Thor. The upcoming Marvel superhero film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is dominating our Twitter feeds, plastered at our bus stops and everything in between. Mondo, the official poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, is getting into the spirit too with an exclusive poster by artist Ken Taylor. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Mondo has been on a roll lately, and today they tossed images of three upcoming poster images out to three different sites. But while the company has been doing a lot of high-profile films of late (Star Wars, Hellboy, etc) these films get back closer to the origins of Mondo.
The Alamo Drafthouse is doing a two-night series with exploitation director William Lustig, and has commissioned three posters to celebrate the three films being shown. Tuesday night (that’s tomorrow!) will be Maniac and then Maniac Cop 2 (note that despite the title similarities, these are unlreated movies) and then Wednesday will be Vigilante. And Mr. Lustig will be present for all three screenings.
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Mondo has released posters based around events, such as the Rolling Roadshow or Fantastic Fest, famous franchises, like Star Wars and Star Trek, and now they’re going directly to the source: the director. They’ve just announced the Director’s Series, which will feature sets of posters all from one specific director, and to kick off this brand new series they’ve teamed up with geek filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Posters for all of del Toro’s films, save for Mimic, will soon be available at Mondo’s official site and they’ve just revealed the first two: a set of Blade II prints by Mike Sutfin and Hellboy II: The Golden Army by Ken Taylor. Check them out and find out when to buy them after the break. Read More »
The Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo Tees have announced that 2nd wave of Ken Taylor‘s officially licensed Star Wars “Bounty Hunters” posters will go on sale on Thursday, October 7th. The three posters feature 4-Lom, Boba Fett and Dengar. The last set sold out in under ten minutes, so these are expected to also sell-out super quick. Follow @MondoNews for the “on sale now” announcement. Hit the jump to see the posters now.
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Another week, another amazing Star Wars print by Mondo. Or should we say “prints?” This time, Mondo will be releasing a set of three 8-10 color, 12 x 36 screenprints featuring some of your favorite secondary bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. Artist Ken Taylor has immortalized Bossk, IG-88 and Zuckuss in painstakingly beautiful detail and you’ll be able to buy them all on Tuesday September 21. Plus, if you pick these up, a second series will coming soon after and those who own this set will get the first crack at them. Hit the jump to check out the full versions of Bounty Hunters Wave One and find out the best way to grab one of the 425 sets that will be made. Read More »
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The Alamo Drafthouse has commissioned a couple artists to create posters for The Warriors and George Romero’s Survival of the Dead. They will go on sale for a very limited time today on Mondotees. I’ve been told the time will be random, and they are sure to sell out qucik, so keep checking back on Mondotees if you don’t want to miss them. Check out all of the designs right now, after the jump.
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