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What do the Three Prints Mean in AMC Theatre’s Captain America: Civil War?

20 Apr

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

AMC Theatres loves giving away collectible posters to reward fans who love seeing their favourite movies multiple times. This American-side chain is offering a set of three posters showing the three groups who will soon be fighting it out in Captain America: Civil War. While this tactic seems to leave other theatre chains in the dust, hopefully these other movie houses will have their own promotional campaigns to reward (comic book) film aficionados.

Matt Ferguson is providing the artwork for this set. Marvel Entertainment aficionados may recognize his style, as he’s provided the layout and design of the home video release box sets of this company’s films. They can be found in the packaging of both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 disc sleeves. His artwork on these multi-disc sets is certainly marvelous. To have one creative mind behind most of this company’s movie line-up is encouraging. On his Twitter page, he reveals how these prints must be arranged. 

In the artwork, one print shows Captain America, Winter Soldier and Scarlet Witch together. Another reveals Iron Man, War Machine and Black Panther. The third piece shows Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Vision. The colours suggest each side’s allegience. Blue is the Captain’s signature colour, red is to symbolize Iron Man’s red suit and the grey represents neither. However, could the arrangement also imply neutrality? Hard to say until the film releases May 4th. To optain these prints, attendees must attend the screenings on May 8, May 15 and May 22.

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AMC & IMAX Teams for 10 Cloverfield Lane Poster Incentives

9 Mar

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

In addition to the exclusive art by Kevin M. Wilson for IMAX’s official poster for 10 Cloverfield Lane, this company has announced more AMC Theatre exclusives for fans and perhaps poster collectors alike. They want fans to see the movie three times, and on each day will be the release of another poster to form a sense of dread. The stairs are endless.

The style continues in what was started with The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, and goes James Bondish, ala The Saint (the old TV series with Roger Moore) with bold primary colour of blue perfectly recaptured. In the prints, red and green are added. Having the characters ascend stairs to represent what lurks above instead of hiding below — a theme that will no doubt be explored in this thriller.

Monsters are said to be lurking about and humanity is gone. That’s unless the survivors have bunkered up. John Goodman looks great in the trailers for this piece and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the cat needing release. Just what is out there? This movie will see early release come Thurs, March 10th.

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AMC’s IMAX Promo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Four Image Collage Revealed!

5 Jan

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

AMC Theatres‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens IMAX poster collage is complete! The fourth and final poster will be offered to viewers going to see this film this Sunday, Jan 9. In this print, Finn is looking ready to do battle with Kylo Ren. I hoped either character would be used, and artist Dan Mumford did one better by featuring both! Props has to go to this artist for done one better!

The blue tone really works in contrast to the red lightsaber. The blood coloured highlights only accents Ren’s inner rage, and as for those who have seen the movie, the seething anger successfully shows in the tone of this image.

Now the hope is that for fans around the world, not living in the USA, will have the ability to get reprints of this distribution. AMC holds the exclusive for distributing the prints on (presumedly) heavier card stock, but that will not stop a certain group of people taking more than they are allowed to cash in on the craze by selling the set online on eBay.

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AMC’s The Force Awakens Poster Promotion Week 3 Image, Analysis & Predictions

28 Dec

star-wars-force-awakens-international-poster1By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Collecting movie posters, especially the international Star Wars ones, can be fun. Trying to track down all the variants is a challenge and when there’s the space to show them off, any movie enthusiast can tell what another person’s taste is like. Usually that means living in a two-story house to show them all instead of keeping them all shrink-wrapped with thick cardboard sleeves and stored in a bin.

With The Force Awakens, although AMC holds the reign with its weekly release of 13×9 prints, the hope with me is that by the time all four Sunday releases are out, the group will get consolidated and hopefully offered to other chains to distribute too. The artwork by Dan Mumford is fantastic. An image for week 3 has not been officially announced but I found what looks like what will be the next one (scroll down to view). As much as I’d like to have this set, the sellers on eBay are making a killing by selling them well above the ‘free’ giveaway which they are.

I understand the nature of supply and demand, but when the prices are crazy ridiculous to capitalize on the starving needs of poster nerds like me, there’s no frigging way I’m succumbing to those collectors’ prices — especially when the postage overshadows the real cost. Most of them are priced to ship using the best shipment form possible, but is it really needed?

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