See Mondo's Two Great 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Posters
by Ethan Anderton
March 10, 2011
Though his foray with aliens in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hasn't been received so warmly, few will argue against the fact that Steven Spielberg is still responsible for some of the greatest extra-terrestrial films of all time. Yes, he directed E.T. but I'm actually referring more to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As a kid born and raised in Indiana, the depictions of alien encounters in Muncie, Indiana that plague Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillion literally hit close to home. Now the stunning visuals of the alien ships in the film have been captured in two new poster variants from those great folks at Mondo. See them below!
Here's the two Mondo poster variants for Close Encounters of the Third Kind:
Taking the standard orange and blue movie poster color scheme and splitting it, Todd Slater has crafted a couple absolutely beautiful prints. Looking as if they're composed as miniature digital bits, the ships loom over the dark silhouette of The Devil's Tower monolith in Wyoming where the film's climactic alien encounter takes place. Really the poster is just a stylized recreation of the cover of the 30th anniversary DVD release of the film, but that doesn't make these prints any less fantastic for any movie lover's wall.
If you want to purchase them, they go on sale at a random time tomorrow, March 11th (stay tuned to Mondo's Twitter feed to find out when). The blue variant will have 300 prints available while the orange will only have 75 prints for sale. Here's hoping you can get your hands on one or maybe even both! Pretty cool, eh?