For their third gallery show, the Mondo team tapped up and coming artist Jay Shaw (who also goes by Iron Jaiden) to create seventeen posters based on the films of Blue Underground. The resulting show, Don’t Go Out Tonight, is a beautiful European influenced ode to the fantastic cult classics of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties featuring films like Django, Q The Winged Serpent, Emanuelle in America, The New York Ripper and many more.

After the jump, check out images of the entire show and find out how and where you can see it yourself. Read More »

You all know me as a bit of a poster freak so when I say this, know I’m not being hyperbolic. Mondo‘s poster for 13 Assassins, designed by Vania Zouravliov, is an early contender for poster of the year. Based on the awesome, bad-ass, insert positive adjective here samurai film by Takashi Miike, Zouravliov’s piece not only evokes a whole other time period, it pops with energy and emotion. It’s stunning. And it even comes in three colors.

Check out the variants after the jump, along with new Mondo posters for Rocky 3, Dragonslayer, The Hills Have Eyes and The Mole People. Yes, Mondo is on a bit of a cult kick after The Avengers and we like it. Read More »

As a follow-up to the movie Down Terrace, director Ben Wheatley made the tense and rather strange film Kill List. The picture defies typical categorization, because it blends elements of domestic drama, a hitman thriller and a much weirder sort of suspense story that will, I think, earn a few pleasingly shocked reactions from viewers.

There is an ambiguity to the movie, as Wheatley declines to explain every element of the story, but enough info is present that no viewer ever has to be lost. Disoriented, definitely, but that’s part of the plan. Kill List is like a realization of many familiar modern male anxieties, and it also contains a few truly unexpected turns that surprised me more than anything else I can remember in the last year. In short, it’s good stuff. I’ve thought about it quite a lot since the credits rolled.

Mondo will soon release a poster designed by Iron Jaiden (who did great images for Videodrome and Repo Man, among others) to help promote IFC’s limited theatrical release of Kill List. See the full image after the break. Read More »