Dark Hall Mansion & Raid 71 Pay Homage To The 1933 Classic “King Kong”

Ever since he graced the silver screen in 1933, King Kong, aka “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” has captured the attention and hearts of fans around the world.  I can still remember watching the old black and white version in my youth and how crushed I was at the end when Kong dies.  Just completely devastated, yes… I cried and I still do whenever I watch it!  (Your turn)

Today, Dark Hall Mansion has revealed their next print and it takes Kong right back up the Empire State Building surrounded by biplanes, clutching a damsel in distress.  Here is their official announcement.

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“KING KONG”
Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Standard Edition of 280
24″ x 36″
Screen print
$65

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros. Entertainment Consumer Products, welcomes contemporary artist, Chris Thornley, to create a limited edition print for one of cinema’s most influential classics, one that continues to shape generations of filmmakers to this day. 

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(Chris Thornley/ Raid 71)

Willis O’Brien’s legendary stop-motion animation not only pioneered special effects but created the very possibility of “KING KONG” and his world without losing touch with the emotional pathos that so defines this classic. “KING KONG’s” eloquence plays out in touching close-ups that continue to resonate with viewers.

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“KING KONG”
Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Variant Edition of 50

24″ x 36″
Screen print
$95

Chris’ stylized angles and visuals for his print provide us his personal view of the film’s climax, shown from an angle not often portrayed so as to reflect the film’s legendary closing, a closing most powerful, indeed a collective memory, as heartbreaking as it is unforgettable.

Chris Thornley’s “KING KONG” limited edition prints measure 24″ x 36,” are screen printed, strictly limited and hand numbered.

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“KING KONG”
Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Foil Edition of 15
24″ x 36″
Screen print
$125


Dark Hall Mansion’s latest officially licensed limited edition print release, 1933’s epic, “KING KONG,” by artist Chris Thornley (aka Raid71) goes on sale Tuesday, May 2nd at 12:30 PM-PST!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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Kidrobot’s New Blind Box Set Is A Must Have For Adult Swim Fans

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Who says cartoons are just for kids? Kidrobot has once again teamed up with Adult Swim for an all new blind box mini series with some of your favorite late night animated pleasures. Featuring characters from Rick & Morty, Venture Brothers, Samurai Jack, Fish Center, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, the smash viral hit Too Many Cooks and everyone’s cult favorite app Robot Unicorn Attack, this series has something for the late-nighter in us all. Collect them all today and SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT.

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FYI….we GOTTA get that Robot Unicorn!  CLICK HERE to order your Adult Swim Blind Box TODAY!

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The Ultimate Star Wars Vinyl Collection Is An Audiophiles Dream Come True

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Earlier this year, vinyl fanatics rejoiced at the release of the ultimate Star Wars vinyl collection featuring the original soundtracks from Episodes 1-VI.  Listen to the brilliance of John Williams over and over with this must have collection.  (Don’t worry, there is a digital download card that comes with it if you don’t have a turntable.)

The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I – VI, are now issued by Sony Classical in a new box set, Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection. All composed by John Williams, the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, this unique collector set is being released just as the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. This is the first time all six Star Wars original soundtracks have been available on vinyl in one complete box set.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection includes each of the six film soundtracks from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace to Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi in deluxe gatefold sleeves faithfully replicating the original artwork. Audio was transferred from the original LP masters using the highest resolution (up to 192kHz/24bit) and pressed with heavy 180gram vinyl. The six soundtrack set (on 11 LPs) is presented in a black, soft-touch laminated slipcase with an embossed, hot silver foil Star Wars logo and includes a digital download card for one complete box set (all six soundtracks).

Product Specifications

  • Star Wars – The Ultimate Vinyl Collection
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • LPs of the original compositions for Star Wars: Episodes I – VI on vinyl
  • Includes digital download card for one complete set (all six soundtracks)
  • Held in deluxe gatefold sleeves replicating original artwork
  • Over 80 songs from the movies!

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Track Listing

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • 1-A1 Star Wars Main Title And The Arrival At Naboo
  • 1-A2 Duel Of The Fates
  • 1-A3 Anakin’s Theme
  • 1-A4 Jar Jar’s Introduction And The Swim To Otoh Gunga
  • 1-A5 The Sith Spacecraft And The Droid Battle
  • 1-B1 The Trip To The Naboo Temple And The Audience With Boss Nass
  • 1-B2 The Arrival At Tatooine And The Flag Parade
  • 1-B3 He Is The Chosen One
  • 1-B4 Anakin Defeats Sebulba
  • 1-B5 Passage Through The Planet Core
  • 1-C1 Watto’s Deal And Kids At Play
  • 1-C2 Panaka And The Queen’s Protectors
  • 1-C3 Queen Amidala And The Naboo Palace
  • 1-C4 The Droid Invasion And The Appearance Of Darth Maul
  • 1-D1 Qui-Gon’s Noble End
  • 1-D2 The High Council Meeting And Qui-Gon’s Funeral
  • 1-D3 Augie’s Great Municipal Band And End Credits

Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

  • 2-A1 Star Wars Main Title And Ambush On Coruscant
  • 2-A2 Across The Stars (Love Theme From Star Wars: Episode II)
  • 2-A3 Zam The Assassin And The Chase Through Coruscant
  • 2-B1 Yoda And The Younglings
  • 2-B2 Departing Coruscant
  • 2-B3 Anakin And Padmé
  • 2-B4 Jango’s Escape
  • 2-B5 The Meadow Picnic
  • 2-C1 Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit
  • 2-C2 Return To Tatooine
  • 2-C3 The Tusken Camp And The Homestead
  • 2-D1 Love Pledge And The Arena
  • 2-D2 Confrontation With Count Dooku And Finale

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

  • 3-A1 Star Wars And The Revenge Of The Sith
  • 3-A2 Anakin’s Dream
  • 3-A3 Battle Of The Heroes
  • 3-B1 Anakin’s Betrayal
  • 3-B2 General Grievous
  • 3-B3 Palpatine’s Teachings
  • 3-B4 Grievous And The Droids
  • 3-C1 Padmé’s Ruminations
  • 3-C2 Anakin Vs Obi-Wan
  • 3-C3 Anakin’s Dark Deeds
  • 3-C4 Enter Lord Vader
  • 3-C5 The Immolation Scene
  • 3-D1 Grievous Speaks To Lord Sidious
  • 3-D2 The Birth of the Twins and Padme’s Destiny – Medley
  • 3-D3 A New Hope And End Credits

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • 4-A1 Main Title
  • 4-A2 Imperial Attack
  • 4-A3 Princess Leia’s Theme
  • 4-A4 The Desert And The Robot Auction
  • 4-B1 Ben Kenobi’s Death / Tie Fighter Attack
  • 4-B2 The Little People Work
  • 4-B3 Resue Of The Princess
  • 4-B4 Inner City
  • 4-B5 Cantina Band
  • 4-C1 The Land Of The Sandpeople
  • 4-C2 Mouse Robot And Blasting Off
  • 4-C3 The Return Home
  • 4-C4 The Walls Converge
  • 4-C5 The Princess Appears
  • 4-D1 The Millenium Falcon / Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
  • 4-D2 The Throne Room And End Title

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • 5-A1 Star Wars (Main Theme)
  • 5-A2 Yoda’s Theme
  • 5-A3 The Training Of A Jedi Knight
  • 5-A4 The Heroics Of Luke And Han
  • 5-B1 The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
  • 5-B2 Departure Of Boba Fett
  • 5-B3 Han Solo And The Princess
  • 5-B4 Hyperspace
  • 5-B5 The Battle In The Snow
  • 5-C1 The Asteroid Field
  • 5-C2 The City In The Clouds
  • 5-C3 Rebels At Bay
  • 5-C4 Yoda And The Force
  • 5-D1 The Duel
  • 5-D2 The Magic Tree
  • 5-D3 Lando’s Palace
  • 5-D4 Finale

Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

  • 6-A1 Main Title (The Story Continues)
  • 6-A2 Into The Trap
  • 6-A3 Luke And Leia
  • 6-A4 Parade Of The Ewoks
  • 6-A5 Han Solo Returns (At The Court Of Jabba The Hutt)
  • 6-A6 Lapti Nek (Jabba’s Palace Band)
  • 6-B1 The Forest Battle
  • 6-B2 Rebel Briefing
  • 6-B3 The Emperor
  • 6-B4 The Return Of The Jedi
  • 6-B5 Ewok Celebration And Finale

Order your copy of this amazing set of vinyl soundtracks HERE

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James Gunn’s “The Belko Experiment” Tears Its Way Into Homes This June

It’s about to get bloody…

From writer, producer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue, The Darkness) and producer Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Annabelle), comes the story about a group of 80 American employees who are tested in a twisted social experiment of bone-crunching horror! Belko Industries, a normally calm workplace, gets a rude awakening when a mysterious voice on the intercom orders them to participate in a ruthless game of kill or be killed in a blood-soaking battle royale at their office building in Bogotá, Colombia. As the terror escalates, so does the body count. Everyone is a competitor and everyday objects become deadly weapons. Let the corporate carnage commence!

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Presented by Orion Pictures, an arm of MGM, The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Adria Arjona (True Detective), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Sean Gunn (Ordinary World) and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy). The mind-blowing bonus features include Rules of the Game, Lee Hardcastle’s Survival Tips, deleted scenes and more.

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Special Features on the Blu-ray™ and DVD Include:

  • Rules of the Game: The Secrets Behind The Belko Experiment
  • Lee Hardcastle’s Survival Tips
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gallery

Here’s a great interview with James Gunn from the folks over at JoBlo where he talks about the inspiration of the film.

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT ARRIVES ON DIGITAL HD JUNE 13TH
AND
ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 27TH

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Titan Book’s Collector’s Edition Of “Wonder Woman: The Art Of Making The Film” Looks Spectacular

This signed collector’s edition has just 150 copies in stock, and comes with an exclusive slipcase and alternative dust-jacket, both of which are unique to this collector’s edition. For a strictly limited time, this beautiful book can be yours for a special pre-order price of $250 (after May 1st, the full price will be $350) so…

place your order now!

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Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman brings the iconic hero to the big screen for the first time in her own feature film. Wonder Woman: The Art & Making of the Film explores the creation of this groundbreaking movie, taking fans behind the scenes to experience the world of Wonder Woman. Showcasing the film’s never-before-seen concept art, set and costume designs, sketches and storyboards, the book delves deep into the filmmaking process, from creating Diana’s place of origin, the mystical island of Themyscira, to the war-torn trenches and towns of First World War Europe. 

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This official companion explores the Amazons’ – the race of warrior women from Themyscira including their weaponry, armor, culture, and the amazing women who bring these characters to life. With exclusive insights from cast and crew, including director Patty Jenkins, production designer Aline Bonetto, costume designer Lindy Hemming, and Diana herself, Gal Gadot, this volume is the ultimate celebration of the artistry and creativity of Wonder Woman.

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Don’t miss your chance to get a stunning collector’s edition of Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film…SIGNED by Gal Gadot!

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Artist SG Posters Ponders The Infinite Expanse Of Space With 3 New Posters

No matter what you call it, “alternative movie posters,” “fan art,” “tribute art,” etc. fans of film and pop culture in general are craving everything and anything poster related that has to do with their favorite properties.  (Trust me, I’m as addicted as the next person, my flat files runeth-over with pure awesomeness just waiting to be framed.)

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Eileen Steinbach, aka SG Posters,  is a graphic designer from Germany who is part of this movement and her latest series of prints has caused quite a disturbance in “The Force.”  No, they are not Star Wars related but they do deal the age old questions of “What’s out there?” and “Are we alone in the vast expanse of space?

For her new series of alternative movie posters, she opted to go with three outstanding science fiction films: “Contact,” “Interstellar” and “Arrival.”  The posters have been receiving quite a bit of praise on the internet and after seeing them, we think you will agree, they are pretty cool and work very well as a set.  Here is a look at her work along with a few words from Eileen about this self-initiated project.

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BLURPPY: What is it about these 3 films that compelled you to create this first series? 

SG POSTERS: Well, all these movies have something in common: they are great examples for intelligent sci fi with a very real human side to them. It’s not about guns or aliens or the loud action, it’s about the width of relationships and emotions. I had the idea to capture that width and the result was a series that focused on one little human silhouette surrounded by a big, impressive landscape with key elements from each movie. I do think these three films have lot more in common than it might seem at first and that’s why they work so well together.

BLURPPY: Do you have a favorite film from the 3 chosen and does that match up with which poster is your favorite?

SG Posters: I’ll have to say that Arrival is by far my favorite. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen in years and it left a great impression. If you haven’t seen it? Do it. Imagery, music, the story itself – it’s a masterpiece really.  Poster-wise? It’s probably the Interstellar one though. The dramatic sky and the girl running towards the launching rocket is just a very very strong image and it was the first I did of these three actually. 

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BLURPPY: What’s your take regarding life on other planets?

SG Posters: There’s definitely something out there, there simply has to be. The universe is so so big, in my opinion it would be foolish to believe we’re alone. Aliens? Like the little green men? I’m not sure about that but who knows, right?

BLURPPY: I”m with you.  I’ve believed in life in the Universe ever since my Dad took me to see “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” back in 1977.  These posters have really garnered the loving attention of your fans. What would you like to say to them about this project?

SG Posters: Well, I’m very very grateful they got so much attention and love. I’m going to try to do a print run of these and let people know on my social media channels since I received quite a few questions about that. Also, I’d love to take this opportunity and ask people for perfect triples like these. I have a few ideas but I would love to hear what people think works well together. Could be fun!

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BLURPPY: What were your tools of choice for these posters?

SG POSTERS: It’s 100% photoshop, I’ve worked with public domain imagery as well as stock images to create these amazing landscapes. Compared to other stuff I did these came along pretty fast (probably three to four hours over all) but that was maybe the excitement about the whole idea.

BLURPPY : Do you have anything coming up that you would like to tell or tease? 

SG Posters: There’s going to be more of this series for sure. It’s just too much fun, so that’s one thing. Then there’s some official key art I’ve been working on and it’s going to be exciting to share that once I’m allowed to. Besides that I’m still working on my illustration skills, a field I definitely want to explore more.

Huge thank you to Eileen/ SG for taking the time out of her busy schedule to chat it up with us.  We encourage you to seek out more of her work via her: OFFICIAL WEBSITE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages.  Hit her up on TWITTER and suggest movies for her next series of prints too.

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