Category Archives: Movies

OBLIVION On Sale Info!

In honor of OBLIVION hitting theaters and IMAX tomorrow, we will be releasing a beautiful new poster for the film by Kilian Eng! Check it out below.

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Poster by Kilian Eng. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

This poster will be for sale at a random time at www.mondotees.com Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

The film features an original sci-fi story, which is something we don’t see enough of these days. It also boasts beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese. Speaking of…

Next Friday, April 26th, we will release the OBLIVION soundtrack on vinyl!

The vinyl features brand new artwork from Kilian Eng and will be released on 180 gram 2XLP vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging and will cost $25. It will be available on Friday, April 26th at a random time at www.mondotees.com.

Jay Shaw Interview with Alex Cox, Director of REPO MAN

Check out the video below featuring artist Jay Shaw interviewing Alex Cox, the writer/director of REPO MAN, about the film.

Artist Jay Shaw interviews Director/Writer Alex Cox from Tom DeFrancia on Vimeo.

And in case you missed it, The Criterion Collection recently re-released REPO MAN on Blu-Ray and DVD. If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to. For more info, please check out Criterion’s website HERE.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 3D Screening Info!

Tonight, we’ll be at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for a special screening of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 3D. The screening is at 7PM and we’ll be there before and after with a brand new Creature poster by Jay Shaw! Tickets for tonight’s screening are still available and can be purchased right HERE.

Check out Jay’s poster for CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON as well as some detail photos below.

Photo credit: Billy Garrett

We’ll also be at a few Universal Monsters screenings at the Alamo coming up for THE MUMMY and  THE WOLF MAN. Please click on the movie title for tickets for each respective showing.

See you guys tonight!

31 Films In 31 Days – An October Challenge

Hey everyone, Mitch here. Late last month, I decided that I wanted to do something extraordinary for the month of October. The plan is this…I will watch one horror film every day this month, totaling 31 films in 31 days (this means even less sleep than usual). Some will be new to me, while others will be overdue re-watches. I have been posting my thoughts on each film daily, along with a quick rating, at 31FilmsIn31Days.com. Lots of great feedback has been coming in, and a handful of folks have even joined me on my grotesque journey (either with their own list, or by following mine, most often revealed the day before on Twitter). It might be grueling for some, but give it a try, it’ll be a cinematic feat you won’t soon forget. Cheers!

You’ve Seen the Poster, Now Please Go See the Movie

Hey all -

Every Monday morning I like to check the weekend box office reports to see what movies people are watching in theaters. This morning I was a little bummed to see that Looper, my favorite film of the year, was in second place. I was lucky enough to see the movie early at Fantastic Fest and I was blown away by it.

I’m no film critic, and I hate when people over-hype a film for me, but I will tell you that if you are a fan of original, R-rated, sci-fi films you need to get to your local theater and check this one out. If you have seen it already, go see it again! I watched it another time this weekend and it definitely warrants repeat viewings. It is by no means doing horribly at the box office, but lets help remind studios that this is the type of movie that film fans will go out and support.

Also, I thought we could try a little something new on the Mondo Blog; an online film discussion in the comment section of this post. If you have seen the movie and love it please voice your opinion here. Have problems with the film? Tell me about them! Thought the score rocked? Let’s hear your favorite part. SPOILER WARNING! I want to hear from people that saw the movie so please be advised that plot details may be posted in the comment section.

-Justin B.

Werewolves On Wheels + Chris Ware’s Uncle Boonmee On Sale Now!

They’re here! Chris Ware’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Phantom City Creative’s Werewolves on Wheels are on sale NOW!

Poster by Chris Ware. 24 “x 36″ 10 color screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 400. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Click HERE to purchase.


Posters by Phantom City Creative 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Regular edition of 235. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Click HERE to purchase.


Posters by Phantom City Creative 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Variant edition of 65. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Click HERE to purchase.


First Ever Mondo Mystery Movie

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our first ever Mondo Mystery Movie! As you may have heard by now, the movie was Akira and the poster was by Tyler Stout. It was a great night, and really nice to have Tyler and his wife here as our guest on his birthday. (We even had cake to celebrate.) People started lining up a few hours in advance of the show, and by 9:30 the line was out the door. We started things off with some tom foolery + sneak peeks of upcoming Mondo projects, and ended the evening with an opportunity to snag Tyler’s amazing rendition of Akira. Already looking forward to the next MMM!

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9:30pm

Tyler signing/numbering posters before show

Poster by Tyler Stout. 36 x 24 screen print. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 180.

Poster by Tyler Stout.  36 x 24 screen print. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 80.

If you were there and have photos – we’d love to see them.  And stay tuned for news on the next Mystery Movie. It may be sooner than you think…

-Jessica

Hobo With A Shotgun: The Game


We announced this back at SXSW, but decided to do a little more in depth look at the game on the blog. When our friend Jason Eisener mentioned he wished there was a HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN game, we set forth to make that dream a reality. Using games like DOUBLE DRAGON 2, RIVER CITY RANSOM and FINAL FIGHT as inspiration, we teamed up with  Alamo Drafthouse and Game Salad to create a side scrolling 8-bit NES style bloodbath for the iPhone.

We also put together a full-sized cabinet version of the game for the SXSW premiere of the film.

photo: Jenn Wexler

More levels, enemies and bosses will be made available as free updates leading up to the film’s release May 6. We’re planning to release the game’s soundtrack on the website as well. And look for the brutal Jeff Proctor HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN poster to go on sale this week.

Hobo with a Shotgun: The Game is available here. (Note: It requires iOS 3.0 or higher and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3rd and 4th Generation iPod touch and all models of iPad)

-Jessica

Four Lions Blu-ray And DVD On Sale Now!

We’re pleased to announce Drafthouse Films’ first DVD release, FOUR LIONS ! You can get your copy online right here or, if you’re in Austin, we highly recommend coming to the release party at the Alamo Village tonight. Not only is it your last chance to see the film on the big screen, but we’ll be raffling off t-shirts and a few copies of the Olly Moss / Jon Contino poster (and selling the DVD, of course).

Wax Pack Adventures – Jaws 3-D

[I recently bought several packs of film- and tv-related trading cards: everything from Growing Pains to Maverick. I plan to open one pack a week and document every card, sticker, and stick of gum I find. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll discover a hologram or two.]


Title: Jaws 3-D
Publisher
: Topps
Year: 1983
Details: 6 Cards || 1 Viewed || 1 Stick Bubble Gum


Full disclosure up front: I haven’t seen Jaws 3-D. For that matter, I haven’t seen Jaws 2, and thought Jaws 1 was just ok the one time I saw it. So, depending on your point of view, I’m either the worst or best person to review a pack of Jaws 3-D trading cards. Given that I have no idea what the plot of Jaws 3-D is, I figured I’d just post the cards in chronological order and tell you what I think the movie is about.

A Topps 44-Card Series - In 3D: The cast of "Jaws 3-D", a terrifying entry in the popular series that boasts dimensional photography and unique special effects.

Ok. A diverse group of water enthusiasts. Other than the dude with a beret, a pretty normal-looking sea-side-living bunch.

Bloody Remains! Kathryn Morgan offers a snack to her friend, the killer whale Shamu.

Hmm. Ok. Didn’t expect to see Shamu. Does part of this movie take place at Sea World?

The New Peril! Kathryn Morgan is shocked to learn that the shark has been transferred to a different tank and may not survive.

Well… there’s another shot that seems to be set in Sea World. That’s strange. Surely the entire movie isn’t water-theme-park based.

Also, I’m pretty sure I can see that dude in the blue gym short’s right ball.

Seeking Human Prey! The horribly mangled body of Shelby Overman is discovered and a startling discovery is made: there's another, even larger shark in the vicinity!

Poor Shelby Overman! Was his (her?) body discovered under that sheet? Pretty convenient for the survivors, though I don’t see how that could possibly be blamed on a shark. There are sharks in this movie, right?

Oh, wait… there’s a shark reference. Apparently there’s an “even larger shark in the vicinity.” Which I presume means the vicinity of  Sea World. Not sure how that’s even possible.

Madness and Mayhem! Innocent water skiers are oblivious to the presence of the monster shark..!

Really? REALLY? This movie has a Shark vs. Synchronized Lady Water Skiers scene? Was it a parody? What kind of person would let a shark into Sea World in the first place?

Diverting the Monster! Calvin Bouchard has accidentally allowed the killer shark to enter Sea World!

Oh. A Calvin Bouchard type of person. That jerk.

So after seeing six still images from Jaws 3-D I am thoroughly confused. Partially about the film’s plot, and mostly about how I could have made it 25+ years without knowing that Jaws 3-D was set IN A SEA WORLD! That’s a major cinematic knowledge gap. Thanks for filling it, Topps!

PS: The promised 3-D Viewer? Completely missing from my pack. Who do I call for a refund?