Daniel Danger has one of the most distinctive styles of all the poster artists working today. Dark and detailed with a lot of shadow and light, when Danger tackles a pop culture subject, you’re in for something special. We first saw Danger’s work when he did an awesome set of Amelie prints, and he was one of the breakout artists from the Lost Underground Art Show with his gorgeous rendition of Jacob’s Cabin and the insta-sell out of The Black Rock. Universal commissioned him to make a poster for The Wolfman, and he even did a beautiful rendition of Fenway Park that currently graces my wall as well as bad-ass Scott Pilgrim concert poster that totally broke from his trademark approach.
So my eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw that he was the next artist in Mondo’s Star Wars series. The piece is called Sanctuary Moon and lends itself perfectly to Danger’s unique and beautiful style. Check it out and get on sale details below. Read More »
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20th Century Fox has released the movie trailer for Family Guy‘s Return of the Jedi parody Family Guy: It’s a Trap! premiered today online. Once again, the trailer is a nearly exact remake of the original trailer from the 1983 classic Return of the Jedi. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Justin Ishmael of Mondo Tees promised more and more famous characters in the second half of their sold out Star Wars poster series and he’s already delivered. The last print featured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (in a moment that might have been ruined years prior) and the latest print features everyone’s favorite Wookie co-pilot Chewbacca.
Attack Position by Rich Kelly goes on sale Friday November 12 and Kelly crushed this one. I particularly love the AT-ST in the corner and the flat Stormtroopers bowing at Chewie’s feet on the forest moon of Endor. There’s more information about the sale and the poster after the jump. Read More »
Han Solo in Carbonite is my favorite piece of movie memorabilia ever. There, I said it. In the Nineties, a company made a small number of authorized prop replicas of it and I believe they cost $3,000 each. Though I was probably 13 at the time, to this day I regret not buying it. Just think of all the non-at-all-awkward conversations I could have had bringing girls to my place. “Yeah, I’m a bounty hunter…and you’re my bounty.” Or maybe, “Behave or I’ll put you on the wall too.” You know, things like that. So, when I saw this amazing full size Lego recreation of Han Solo in Carbonite, I knew I had to share it….after wiping the drool from the side of my mouth. Check out the full photo and more the jump. Read More »
There’s nothing quite like a bit of conflict between former creative partners to make a film’s backstory more interesting. George Lucas and Gary Kurtz famously split many years ago after The Empire Strikes Back, when the direction of the Star Wars movies took a turn that Kurtz didn’t like.
Some stories have been told of the split, and of what Kurtz saw as flaws of the Star Wars series. But now, in honor (might use that word lightly) of this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration V, Kurtz has said quite a lot about what he thinks of the Star Wars saga. Read More »
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Gentle Giant is producing a series of Star Wars bookends, two of which have been announced and are available for preorder: the Trash Compactor scene from A New Hope and Jabba’s Palace scene from Return of the Jedi. And a special Star Wars logo bookends is available exclusively from Borders. Hit the jump for more photos and info.
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We’ve seen a lot of parodies of the three wolf moon t-shirt, but this Star Wars parody might be the best yet. It features three Ewoks from Return of the Jedi and “That’s no moon. It’s a space station.” Available on StarWars.com for $21.99.
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Even the most casual Star Wars and/or David Lynch scholar knows that Lynch was offered a gig directing Return of the Jedi and turned it down. Lynch’s features at that point were Eraserhead and The Elephant Man — both incredible examples of storytelling and world building on relatively controlled budgets. One can only surmise that something along those lines is what Lucas put the job in Lynch’s path.
The fact of not doing the film isn’t something that’s ever been a big deal in the director’s history. For example, it gets only a couple lines in Lynch on Lynch: “I went to meet George Lucas, who had offered me the third Star Wars to direct, and I’ve never even really liked science fiction. I like elements of it, but it needs to be combined with other genres. And, obviously, Star Wars was totally George’s thing.”
Ironically, Lynch went on to make Dune immediately afterward — a film in which science fiction was certainly combined with a lot of other genres, especially in Lynch’s hands. Publicly, he’s never talked much about the Lucas experience, but in mid-November he told the detailed story to a small group. It’s worth a listen. Read More »
During an interview with Equity Magazine, David Prowse, the actor who played (but didn’t voice) Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, claims that LucasFilm has yet to pay him any residual payments on Return of the Jedi because the the film has yet to make a profit.
“I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we’ve got nothing to send you. Now here we’re talking about one of the biggest releases of all time,” said Prowse. “I don’t want to look like I’m bitching about it,” he said, “but on the other hand, if there’s a pot of gold somewhere that I ought to be having a share of, I would like to see it.”
Of course, Return of the Jedi has grossed over $572 million worldwide, which includes an estimated $88 million when the film was re-released in 1997. So how is it possible that the film has yet to make a profit? Prowse really can’t be serious, can he?
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