New UK Poster for Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

September 25, 2009
Source: Empire

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Poster

An official UK quad poster for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has arrived online courtesy of Empire. I'm featuring it today not because it's a poster you'll see in your own theater, but rather because it's a fairly well-designed and a wonderfully fantastical poster. It's perfect for Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which I've seen a few times (read my review), just because its got all that Terry Gilliam weirdness put onto it (notice the floating Tom Waits in the background?). There are even floating head versions of Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, who filled in for Heath Ledger after his death.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a modern-day fantasy adventure in which Dr. Parnassus has the extraordinary gift of inspiring the imaginations of others. Helped by his traveling theatre troupe, including his sarcastic and cynical sidekick Percy and versatile young Anton, Parnassus offers audience members the chance to transcend mundane reality by passing through a magical mirror into a fantastic universe of limitless imagination. However, Parnassus' magic comes at a price. For centuries he's been gambling with the devil, who is coming to collect his prize - Parnassus' precious daughter, Valentina on her birthday.

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i want it

DoomCanoe on Sep 25, 2009


I am really looking forward to seeing the film but I am sorry I have to disagree. I think it is a terribly designed poster. It just seems like a random hodge podge of images plastered around the title of the film. Lots of floating heads which are always the lazy poster designers weapon of choice and rubbish perspective match ups for the good Doctor's caravan. I personally think the spanish poster was way cooler.

Live for Films on Sep 25, 2009


I have to agree with Live For Films that poster is snide, but to be honest the Spanish one isn't much better. What a weird composition, did the designer die midway through designing it and then get a bunch of other people to finish it off?

Crapola on Sep 25, 2009


I want it too!

Xerxex on Sep 25, 2009


can somebody post when this movie is coming out in the us?

vic on Sep 25, 2009


In the US, it's coming out for Christams Day (but perhaps for a limited release at first).

brou on Sep 26, 2009


1964's Mary Poppins is much better than this collage of floating heads. And why the landscape format for the poster, when the landscape or background is so bland and uninteresting ? I mean, what's so new and fantastic about a mary poppesque guy floating above the westminster palace? A fantastic universe of limitless imagination it is not.

Fox on Sep 26, 2009


This poster is horrible. It's a gilliam film, yet the poster looks incredibly bland an washed out. The character shots are obviously taken out of film frames. Also the vehicle on the right is so small it throws the entire poster out of balance. The yellow text doesn't stand out and Gilliam's name is White on White! Whoever did this poster should be fired.

shadow on Sep 26, 2009


I want more Heath!!!!!!!

Vic on Sep 26, 2009


Me too, Vic. 🙁

Ella on Sep 26, 2009


Very very average poster. Can't understand why the wrong perspective too... maybe is intentional?

FlaWiio on Sep 27, 2009


no alex, its just 3 posters mashed together, brilliant

_ on Sep 27, 2009


THere are now many individual character posters of most of the players in Parnassus. THey are French, and wonderful. My favorite is the Tom Waits character poster, but seller of the character sets of these french posters do not have the tom waits one, and when I email them, they actually refuse to believe there is a tom waits poster. I get the feeling that although we can find jpegs of it on the web, there may have never been a run of all the characters..just the biggies. That's awful news. thedre

thedre on Oct 25, 2009

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