See Mondo's Two Great 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Posters

March 10, 2011

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Blue

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Orange

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?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


When the very first word of an article is a typo, I have no desire to read the article.

Chazzy on Mar 10, 2011


What is a typo?

Jeffrey Alexander on Mar 10, 2011


you're so cool

hurm on Mar 10, 2011


Nevermind, i see it... lol. I agree.

Jeffrey Alexander on Mar 10, 2011


One of the best movies ever made.

Robbie on Mar 10, 2011



Guest on Mar 10, 2011


Does anyone else see a penis?

Freud on Mar 10, 2011


That's really only one poster...with the color adjusted two different ways

Anonymous on Mar 11, 2011


Is it bad Ive only seen the first 5 minutes of this?.....think Im about to get scalded for saying this.

Cody W. on Mar 11, 2011



Zey belong here, Mozambique on Mar 15, 2011

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