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Tuesday, November 17, 2015



Exclusive Mondo Collectible Cover Art By Matt Taylor

This December audiences return to a galaxy far, far away with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and Alamo Drafthouse and BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH. are commemorating this cinematic event by releasing a double-sized collector's issue extravaganza! Celebrating almost 40 years of the STAR WARS saga, this 88-page special issue will feature an exclusive Mondo cover by artist Matt Taylor, interior art by renowned designer Chris Bilheimer, a redemption code for a free pack of Topps STAR WARS Card Trader cards and history and appreciation of the films, toys, comics and more that have defined the STAR WARS universe.

Articles from top writers around the galaxy include:

"I Hate You, Darth Vader" by psychologist Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D.
"Han Solo: Cooler Than Carbonite" by GQ writer Marc Bernardin
"A STAR WARS Guide to the Galaxy" by Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth creative manager James Wallace, infographic design by Chris Bilheimer
"A Brief and Slightly Personal History Of The STAR WARS Toys" by Mondo Creative Director of Toys and Collectibles Brock Otterbacher
"True Tales From The 1999 EPISODE I Line" by writer Sarah Sprague, illustrated by THE SABERTOOTH VAMPIRE creator Mike Russell
And many more!
Matt Taylor created a stunning front and back cover for this issue of BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH., featuring a lightsaber-bisected spread of THE FORCE AWAKENS and the original STAR WARS trilogy.

The special issue can be purchased with your advance ticket for the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS at all Alamo Drafthouse locations, as well as separately at Birth.Movies.Death.

Get your issue HERE: http://store.birthmoviesdeath.com/

Get tickets for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS here: https://drafthouse.com/starwars

For more about Alamo Drafthouse, visit Drafthouse.com

For more about Mondo, visit Mondotees.com

About Alamo Drafthouse
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence, and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

About Birth.Movies.Death.
The three most monumental aspects of any life. Springing from the movie-loving culture of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas,Birth.Movies.Death. is putting the fun back in being a nerd. We know that people who love movies also love travel, good beer, tasty food, cool clothes and keeping up with the weirdest, craziest corners of pop culture. From cult classics to new blockbusters, from the latest TV shows to this week's comic books, from the BBQ to the brew pub, B.M.D. is there to find the treasures, even - especially! - in trash. What does Birth.Movies.Death. mean? It means you are born, you die and in between you go to the movies. It's a name that reflects the centrality of movies in our experience, in our lives. And it reflects the fact that the movies contain and comment on everything about life itself.

About Mondo
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention in 2014, MondoCon, was a celebration of art, music, film and their creators. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.

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