In case your wallets weren’t empty enough after Mondo’s slew of great Avengers posters, Alamo’s boutique art store now has some more amazing posters headed our way. First up, they will be selling a gorgeous new poster for The Iron Giant by Laurent Durieux at an upcoming screening, and hopefully they’ll have some left over to sell online. I’m still a little partial to Kevin Tong‘s poster for the movie, but just barely.
Mondo has also released images of their posters for 13 Assassins by Vania Zouravliov, The Mole People by Phantom City Creative, and The Hills Have Eyes by Jeff Proctor. These posters (not including Iron Giant) will go on sale tomorrow at a random time, so be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement. Hit the jump to check out the posters along with size, pricing, and edition info.
The best movie posters come from Mondo, other art-boutiques, and individual artists who take their passion for a film and turn it into something that every fan has to own. Studios don’t have that luxury. They need to sell a movie to an audience that has no idea what they’re in for. They need to find a way to appeal to everyone, or at least get their attention. Usually studios go for the dull route of floating movie star heads and/or blue-orange color schemes. My picks for the best studio-produced posters of 2011 were the posters that went beyond and tried to do something better.
Hit the jump to check out my choices for the Top 10 Posters of 2011.
The National Board of Review has announced their honors for 2011. As always, the wide selection allows the NBR to technically have a say in directing awards season, and their picks remain solid. While I didn’t go nuts over Hugo, a lot of people did and so it’s not surprising NBR gave it Best Picture and named Martin Scorsese as Best Director. For the most part, I like all of NBR’s choices. I’m glad any time Drive gets attention, the acting picks are all worthy, and I’m happy Crime After Crime and 13 Assassins got some love. Notable snubs include Young Adult, Moneyball, and Martha Marcy May Marlene. Of course, anything Clint Eastwood does has to make NBR’s Top 10 so that’s why a spot is wasted on J. Edgar.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
Set in 19th century feudal Japan, 13 Assassins is the story of well, thirteen assassins who are recruited to take out a sadistic overlord named Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki) before he finds protection with another clan and continues his spree of brutal dominance. How brutal is he? Well, let’s see… he slices off appendages of women he grows tired of (not to be cliché and only cut off arms and legs, Naritsugu goes for the legendary resonance by removing their tongues, too) and shoots arrows at bound children for no other reason than he can. The thirteen assassins of the film’s title are assembled by the samurai Shinzaemon (Koji Yakusho), who is given top-secret orders to do so by another lord, Sir Doi (Mikijiro Hira). The plan is to ambush Naritsugu on his trek and wipe him out with extreme prejudice. Let the games begin, after the jump.
We’ve been sent four exclusive images from Takashi Miike’s new film 13 Assassins. The movie takes place in feudal Japan and centers on a group of assassins who come together to kill an evil lord. While Miike is (in)famous for his brutal and graphic films like Audition and Ichi the Killer, I’ve spoken to people who have seen 13 Assassins and been told it’s far more accessible and not in the “Would You Like Nightmares Forever?” realm of his more famous films.
Hit the jump to check out the images. 13 Assassins stars Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, and Yûsuke Iseya. The film is currently available via Video-on-Demand. It opens in theaters in limited release on April 29th.