Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
UPDATED with official specs and on sale information.
A sure-fire contender for “limited edition movie poster of the year” will soon be available. The movie is the 1953 classic The War of the Worlds, and the poster is by talented artist Tom Whalen. The prints are being sold by Dark Hall Mansion and will first become available to fans who purchase a subscription to a new Twilight Zone print series by Whalen and others. See the full version of both editions of the poster below.
Here are Tom Whalen’s officially licensed regular and variant posters for the 1953 film.
Tom Whalen War of the Worlds
UPDATE: Here’s the official info on the release of this great poster:
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is pleased to offer its first DHM Seminal Film Series entry of 2014: Our officially licensed limited edition screen print for Paramount’s 1953 Sci-Fi cornerstone, “The War of the Worlds” by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen. Dark Hall Mansion, under license by Paramount Pictures, will release Tom Whalen’s uniquely stylized take in a striking 24″ x 36″ Standard and Variant edition, as well as a select foil edition for each.
“The War of the Worlds” limited edition screen prints go on sale next Friday, September 5th, 2014 on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstor
“The War of the Worlds” Standard $65 Edition of 295
“The War of the Worlds” Variant $100 Edition of 100
“The War of the Worlds” Foil (w/Std artwork) $150 Edition of 10
“The War of the Worlds” Foil (w/Var artwork) $150 Edition of 10
In fairness to all collectors wishing to purchase the official Tom Whalen “The War of the Worlds” prints: ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Thank you to everyone for your very kind and continued support of Dark Hall Mansion and its projects, we look forward to seeing you next Friday, Sept, 5th, right here: http://www.darkhallmansionstor
Original article follows:
This is the third poster in the DHM Seminal Film Series and the regular edition will be $65 and the variant will be $100. Beyond that nothing about its release is yet set in stone. I know, it’s frustrating, but if you are interested head over to the Dark Hall blog to read about their upcoming Twilight Zone subscription. If you buy that, you automatically have one of these reserved. The subscription is complicated but pretty impressive and it goes on sale August 19. If you subscribe, you get the first crack at the poster. Leftovers will be sold via @DarkHallMansion.
Here’s just some of the info on the Twilight Zone sub. Read more at the above link:
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Dark Hall Mansion, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will release a 10-print “The Twilight Zone” series focused on key classic episodes of the legendary series that redefined television and set a creative bar by which decades of writers and filmmakers still measure themselves today. The importance of “The Twilight Zone” and its unparalleled creative output and unflinching mirror on the individual and society, particularly in an era when this was simply not done, cannot be underscored. Its impact on television, films, screenwriters, directors, authors, the comics industry, and creative artists within all fields still resonates and informs every genre to this day.
Dark Hall Mansion’s officially licensed 10-print limited edition subscription screenprint series goes on sale Tuesday, August 19th, and will feature 10 classic “The Twilight Zone” episodes rendered by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen. The 10-print “The Twilight Zone” editions will be offered as a subscription print series with an exclusive worldwide run of only 230 Standard edition subscriptions and 70 Variant edition subscriptions. Each of the 10 individual prints will focus on one classic “The Twilight Zone” episode, each rendered in artist Tom Whalen’s inimitable and dynamic style, each measuring 18? x 24? and each fully screen printed. Prints will include classic episodes like “Eye of the Beholder,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll,” and “Nick of Time,” plus surprises along the way. The series will be fittingly lead off by an appropriately unsettling and slightly creepy “The Twilight Zone” episode that happens to be one of Tom’s (and his Dad’s) personal favorites, “Eye of the Beholder.”