The Mondo Gallery’s Brandenburg and Drake showcase will almost certainly be remembered as 2012’s biggest pleasant surprise: it totally snuck up on us, delivering an uppercut of awesome that no one saw coming. Two months later, at the most recent Mondo Gallery opening, people were still talking about how thoroughly they’d been caught off-guard by that show. Since then, Craig Drake has gone from being one of the more obscure contributors on the Mondo payroll to one of its most respected. Even fans that aren’t hip to Drake’s style (basically: “Pat Nagle by way of a Harry Knowles fever-dream”) seem to respect the fact that his work is unlike anything else currently being produced in Poster World.
And tomorrow, Drake is scheduled to drop a huge batch of APs via his online store, giving the newly-converted (and everyone who missed out the first time around) one last chance to snatch up some of the guy’s best work. Wanna know what’s dropping and what it’s gonna cost ya? Meet me after the jump, folks.
Back in 2009, Quentin Tarantino seemed to be fairly up on the idea of Kill Bill Vol. 3. A possible premise involved Vernita Green’s (Vivica A. Fox) daughter growing up and coming after The Bride (Uma Thurman) for revenge. At one point, Tarantino said he wanted to wait until that actress was old enough to play the role, and nine years later, that time could be now…except Tarantino is no longer interested. Speaking to We Got This Covered, Tarantino says,
“I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a Kill Bill. Vol 3. We’ll see, probably not though.”
Hit the jump for more including why Tarantino will never make a James Bond movie.
by Rob Vaux Posted: November 27th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
I first discovered him in college twenty years ago, getting my first real taste of what cinema was all about. We delved into deep esoteric films, the sort that never showed up at your friendly neighborhood Blockbuster. They were directed by men with complex Eastern European names and featured content designed to alternately expand and confound our expectations. Class after class, semester after semester, we studied them with all the seriousness our young minds could muster. They were Important. They were Art. We needed to understand them if we hoped to grasp the secrets that this medium held. Then, in the middle of it all, my friend Shanan knock on my door, gripped me by the coat lapels and spoke in the soft, serious tones one normally associates with rooftop snipers. “We went to this movie called Reservoir Dogs. You have to see it. Right. Fucking. Now.” Hit the jump for my full review.
If you’re a Mondo fan and headed to New York Comic-Con this weekend, I strongly advise you to get to the con when it opens Friday morning at 9:30am. That’s because even though most assumed Mondo would release their prints like they did in San Diego (one at a time), I’ve learned that when the doors open, everything is for sale!
But it gets better.
Late tonight, as the convention was closing, I was able to take pictures of everything at the Mondo booth! If you’ve been wondering what would be sold at NYCC, Mondo has prints for Shaun of the Dead, Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Phantasm, City of the Living Dead, Kill Bill, The Foghorn Leghorn, and Friday the 13th Part III 3D! In addition, a number of these prints have variants. Hit the jump for a ton of images and artists info.
Quentin Tarantino has been on the block for twenty years now, so Lionsgate has collected all of the director’s films, and thrown them into one giant box set. Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection will include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and Inglourious Basterds as well as True Romance (which Tarantino wrote), and his half of Grindhouse, Death Proof. The 10-disc box set also includes a critics discussions piece exploring Tarantino’s work, a retrospective of Tarantino’s career, and a tribute to Tarantino’s late editor Sally Menke.
While all of the movie have been released on Blu-ray before and these discs will have all the same special features, it’s still nice to have them all in one place. Hit the jump for the press release, and to check out the Mondo-designed box art. Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection is due out November 20th. Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained, is due out December 25th.
So, it’s turning out to be quite the interesting week for the poster-collecting community, but we can help but feel that it’s gotta be even more interesting for frequent Limited Paper readers: not only did we see a long-awaited release from one of our favorite working artists (Mark Englert’s You Are My Lucky Star variant) but we also saw the arrival of Mark’s first-ever collaboration with Mondo (a pretty-damn-cool Back to The Future print). And speaking of which: tonight, we’ve got Mondo’s latest Gallery show to attend. Yup, it’s been a jam-packed, fairly exciting week…
But it ain’t over yet, folks, and—as it turns out—our friends over at Spoke Art have several new posters headed your way this afternoon…and one of them is going to come as quite the surprise to anyone who’s been following along with Limited Paper over the past month. Wanna see what’s dropping via Spoke Art in a few hours? Sure ya do: meet me after the jump, folks.
Back in March– when Mondo opened their first-ever Gallery space in Austin, Texas—they made it clear that they wouldn’t be using their new digs to showcase anything typical. In fact, it was made clear to everyone that Mondo intended to use the site to celebrate some of their lesser-known artists, to showcase artwork based on some of the more obscure licenses in their catalogue, to provide something a little weirder and more personal than the work they produce in conjunction with Hollywood’s studios.
Since that first Gallery show in March, Mondo’s definitely made good on that promise. And tomorrow, they’re giving us our latest dose of atypical, obscure, lesser-known, and weird. Tomorrow, Mondo will unveil the Brandenburg and Drake show…and from what we’ve seen thus far, it’s gonna be something special. Wanna know (and see) more? Meet me after the jump, folks.
By now, most Quentin Tarantino fans are aware of the connections interlaced throughout all of his films. John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, the plot basis for Kill Bill is described as the synopsis for a TV series in Pulp Fiction, etc.
Now the epiphany that Eli Roth’s character of Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” in Inglourious Basterds is the father of the movie producer Lee Donowitz in True Romance has inspired a truly mind-blowing theory that the rest of the films (chronologically speaking) in Tarantino’s filmography take place in a world where [Inglorious Basterds spoiler] World War II came to an end when Adolf Hitler was brutally murdered in a movie theater by the Basterds. Hit the jump for more.
With Rooney Mara (Youth in Revolt) set to star as rebellious hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo next week, we thought we’d take a look back at past female badasses in cinematic history. Noomi Rapace nailed the role in the original Swedish version, so Mara will have a lot to live up to. Not only will she be compared to the performance of her predecessor, but also to the relatively few female heroines that came before her. Will Mara equal or surpass Rapace? Can she hang with the baddest ladies in movie history? Will she impress us enough to fight her way to the top? Hit the jump to check out our selection of the five most badass female leads of all time.
Tyler Stout has created an impressive poster and a variant design for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s a re-edited version of Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 that combines the two movies and makes some other changes like turning the fight at the House of Blue Leaves from black-and-white to color. The film is currently playing at the New Beverly and Mondo sold some of Stout’s posters at the flick’s premiere. But now for those who don’t live in L.A. or who attended but weren’t able to nab one, Mondo will be selling a limited number of the posters online tomorrow at a random time.
Hit the jump to check out the posters along with details like size, pricing, and edition. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the official announcement of when these bad boys go on sale.
Even if you don’t recognize the name, if you are a fan of kung fu films, you have probably seen a number of Yuen Woo-Ping’s influential fight choreography. His resume includes recent hits like The Matrix trilogy, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, both Kill Bill films, and a string of other praised martial arts films. Yuen has worked with nearly every major kung fu star, including Jet Li (Fearless and The Forbidden Kingdom), Jackie Chan (Drunken Master), Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey), and a number of others. When Fantastic Fest announced that Yuen would be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in addition to premiering Yuen’s upcoming True Legend (my review here), I jumped at the opportunity to interview the legend. Hit the jump to see my chat with Yuen as we discuss who he wants to work with in the future, his influences in directing, how he creates the fight choreography, and why the Drunken Fist fighting style keeps coming back.
Speaking with MTV, Quentin Tarantino says that his next project isn’t Kill Bill Vol. 3 and that “Kill Bill Vol. 3″ wouldn’t even be the title. This makes a lot of sense if you know how volume two ends (spoiler alert: Bill gets killed). Tarantino says that another film in the franchise would be “Volume 3 of the story of the Bride” and since that isn’t very catchy, don’t expect that to be the title either.
Whatever the title may be, don’t expect to be seeing it on a marquee anytime soon. Says Tarantino, “There’s no script; there are just ideas and notes. I won’t do that next, but it could very well be the thing I do after next.” While I sure do love speculating about a film that still doesn’t have a title or a script but brings back a popular character, at what point does anyone ask Quentin Tarantino, “So what is you next movie?”
As you may recall, back in 2003-2004 when Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” saga was hitting theaters, the director presented his idea to do a third “Kill Bill” movie centered around Nikki, the daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s character Vernita Green, seeking revenge against The Bride (Uma Thurman). Today we have the news that not only Tarantino held on to his desire to make a third volume (although whether it would still be that premise is unknown), but he intends to make “Kill Bill: Volume 3″ within the next two years. Considering that the box office success of “Inglourious Basterds” gives Tarantino more latitude in choosing his next project now since he’s now proved he can make a financially viable flick, it will be interesting to see which direction he’ll take his career, or at least in making his next movie. I’ll be excited for anything Tarantino does I’d prefer to see him make a new movie and wait a little longer to have The Bride pick up her Hanzo steel again.
Check out the video after the jump and starting at around 5:55 you’ll hear Tarantino announce his plans to have The Bride re-unleash her fury.