THE VISITOR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP

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I lived in Kansas City up until 2006 or so. Moving to Austin to work at the Drafthouse was one of the best things that ever happened to me. When I first got down here, I went to like EVERY screening at the Colorado St location. That’s where I first met Tim League, Zack Carlson, Rodney Perkins, Eric Vespe, Lars Nilsen, etc. There were A LOT of guys that knew A LOT more than me at the Drafthouse and it was awesome because I was constantly getting clued into films and other things that I might like.

Here are the top 5 movies i heard about when I first got down (in no particular order)…

1. GOKE: BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL
2. THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE
3. STUNT ROCK
4. SNAKES
5. THE VISITOR

Whenever one of these would be on a Weird Wednesday or (then) Terror Thursday, you could definitely see a charge go through that cinephile community. When THE VISITOR came on the schedule, it was like a rockstar walked into the room. This was something special and I really didn’t understand. If you’ve ever tried to explain THE VISITOR to someone who hasn’t seen it, you’ll know that it’s pretty much impossible without sounding insane.

When I finally watched it, I was completely confused. It took several viewings to really get it to make sense (is that possible?,) but the thing that made sense from the first frame was the music. So, when Tim League mentioned that Drafthouse Films was getting THE VISITOR, it was a natural reaction to ask for the okay to put the soundtrack out.

This is a very special score, and I hope you give these SoundCloud tracks a listen. Heck, I found myself playing and replaying them when we first uploaded it. Like with our DEADLY SPAWN release, here is a movie that isn’t very well known, but the music is remarkable. Help spread the word that this exists and that good music is still out there to be found.

We will be premiering this record for sale at TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND up in Dallas. They will be available on our webstore beginning May 9th.

- Justin

THE VISITOR
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Franco Micalizzi
Artwork by Jay Shaw
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly-inserted Sunburst Vinyl
Featuring eight tracks never before released on vinyl
$30
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Photos by Billy Garrett.

The MONDO 237 Collection

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We’re partnering with our friends at Middle of Beyond to put out the MONDO 237 Collection. The pictures below should speak for themselves, but we’re releasing a sweater, cardigan, 6′ scarf, ski mask and two different sized floor rugs. They will all be available for Pre-Order beginning today, and running through May 10th, and will begin shipping in late August, just in time for Autumn (depending on where you live…)

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Mondo 237: Knit Sweater - 100% acrylic heavy knit sweater. Comes with custom die-cut Mondo Room 237 key (while supplies last). Runs from size XS through 3XL. $85

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Mondo 237: Knit Cardigan - 100% acrylic five-button heavy knit cardigan. Comes with custom die-cut Mondo Room 237 key (while supplies last). Runs from size XS through 3XL. $75

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Mondo 237: Knit Scarf - 100% acrylic heavy knit scarf. Six foot in length with dark brown tassels. One size. $50

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Mondo 237: Knit Ski Mask - 100% acrylic ski mask. Two Hexagon eye holes. One size. $35

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Mondo 237: Door Mat - 2′ x 3′, Hand tufted acrylic rug. 7mm pile with a cotton backing. $85

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Mondo 237: Area Rug - 4′ x 6′, Hand tufted acrylic rug. 7mm pile with a cotton backing. $300

Pre-Order begins Thursday, May 1st and runs until May 10th at midnight CST. Expected ship date for all items is August 31, 2014. Since these will be manufactured to order, all pre-order sales are final. There will be absolutely no refunds after May 10th. Updates to addresses are allowed. If you have any sizing questions before purchasing, please use the contact section on our website, or e-mail us at store@mondotees.com for more information.

You can pre-order HERE.

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Retroband George Romero Release Information

We’re gearing up to head to Dallas for Texas Frightmare Weekend, but before we get to the actual con, we are making a stop in Richardson at the Alamo Drafthouse / Texas Frightmare screening of DAWN OF THE DEAD to release the very first OFFICIAL figure of GEORGE ROMERO with our friends at Retroband!

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In case you don’t know what Retroband does, let me explain. First, Retroband is actually two people consisting of Gabriel Hernandez and Aaron Moreno. They excel in making limited edition, hand sculpted, hand cast and hand painted figures. They design their own card art and package the figures in San Antonio, TX. I found out about them last year and have been a gigantic fan ever since.

These figures, like stated above, are truly special. We have a limited amount for sale and will be making them available on a first come, first served basis to ticket holders for the 7:35PM and 8:15PM DAWN OF THE DEAD screenings and will cost $100. We’ve very excited about this and hope that you are, too. See you this weekend!

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MITCHELL x MARVEL x MONDO Gallery Recap!

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out to support the Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo gallery show opening last Friday. It was one of the most fun nights we’ve had at the gallery. There were costumes, kids, kids in costumes, and tons of great art!

Mike put a lot of hard work and love into this exhibit and we feel it really shows. If you get the chance, it is worth stopping by the gallery and seeing all the great pieces in person. Our gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12PM – 6PM at 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX.

Check out some photos from opening night below!

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JURASSIC PARK Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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You may have caught a couple of teases in the last few months and maybe saw that Phil Tippet photo (Thanks for the shout out, Phil!) but we are pleased to officially announce that we will be releasing the beloved soundtrack to JURASSIC PARK by John Williams on 2XLP Vinyl on June 11th, 2014, the 21st anniversary of the films theatrical release.

There are two different versions. One, with artwork you might be familiar with by JC Richard that we are referring to as Version A. Version A, is pressed on 180 gram Black Vinyl, with randomly inserted “Dilophosaurus” colored Vinyl.

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JURASSIC PARK – Version A
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by John Williams
Artwork by JC Richard
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly-inserted Dilophosaurus Vinyl
$35

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Version B, featuring all new artwork by Dan McCarthy, is limited to 1,000 copies and is pressed on 180 Gram Translucent Amber Vinyl.

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JURASSIC PARK – Version B
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by John Williams
Artwork by Dan McCarthy
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Translucent Amber
$35

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If you are an Austin local, We will be hosting a listening party at our Gallery where you can come and purchase the record a few days early.

One thing of note: We are the exclusive vendor of this record. These will not be distributed to record stores so if you want a copy you have to grab one on our site beginning on June 11th.

Hey Kansas City… Mondo and Spectrum Live Present: THE FLY!

Mondo is coming back to Kansas City and we’re teaming with Spectrum to bring you one of the jewels of the horror genre… David Cronenberg’s THE FLY. Yes, 99% of remakes/reboots are bad, but this one is the exception to the rule.

Oh right, there is also a poster at this screening that will be exclusive to KC. When you purchase your ticket you will be receiving a poster as well that you can snag at the end of the screening!

If you are squeamish, do not come to this. There will be lots of goop, blood and violence… and a 35mm print of the film wihich is getting increasingly rare to find. See you guys there!

You can purchase tickets for the event HERE and see the poster by Johnny Dombrowski below.

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Our Next Soundtrack Announcement on KMFA

Our friend Brian Satterwhite, the online authority of all things soundtracks, is dedicating a whole episode of his radio show to Mondo records. He will be playing a few tracks from various Mondo titles, including our newest releases CORALINE & PARANORMAN (on sale now)

But the real exciting part is that we have also given Brian a few tracks from our next, as of yet unannounced, soundtrack release. Tune in to get a taste of whats to come in May.

Brian’s show airs tonight at 9PM on 89.5 KMFA or streamed live via the radio web site at www.kmfa.org The I Heart Radio app also carries KMFA for those folks that use that. KMFA also has its own mobile app. Anybody with an internet connection can hear it via the web site or mobile apps.

If you can’t listen tonight, it also re-airs on Saturday at 5PM CST. We are super excited about this one. We hope you tune in.

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Prometheus Sale Update

The PROMETHEUS poster for sale today is canceled. After we revealed the image yesterday, we were made aware that parts of that design resembled those of another image. We did not know that this was the case and now that we do, we’re pulling the poster.

We’re not down with this type of thing and truly apologize to everyone out there and thank you for letting us know that this happened. You guys are awesome and we really appreciate the heads up and support.

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo x Cosplay!

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In celebration of all things Marvel and awesome, we wanted to announce that we will be hosting a cosplay contest during the opening night reception of Mike Mitchell’s upcoming show (Friday, April 25th from 7PM – 10PM).

Prizes will be awarded to the winner(s). Hope to see you all there! Costumes encouraged.