This week, we've got a pair of posters for films that don't have much in common besides the fact that they were both hugely influential in our formative years. Wait. They also both have absolutely stellar soundtracks. Like, really very good. Oh, and they both focus on characters coming back from the other side...
First up, we have our very first poster (somehow) for THE CROW. We are truly excited to finally be able to create a poster for this one. Despite the tragic circumstances surrounding both the production and James O'Barr's original comic series that inspired it, THE CROW is a landmark achievement of what comic book movies were capable of when it was released in 1994.
The film tells the story of Eric Draven, a man who's resurrected from the grave to avenge the brutal death of his fiancée (and himself) at the hands of a gang. It's brimming with style and visual flare, and what better way to celebrate the most macabre of "superheroes" than with a new poster by Matt Ryan Tobin. We knew immediately we wanted this one to be a tribute and celebration of the brilliant Brandon Lee. Matt nailed it.
"What can be said about THE CROW and the late, great Brandon Lee that hasn't already been said? I'm not sure I could find existing words that can describe just how impactful this film is. The best way I can pay tribute to a film and person like this is to try to capture their spirit through illustration, honoring a film and character just as gripping and poignant today as they were 26 years ago." — Matt Ryan Tobin
THE CROW Screenprinted Poster. Art by Matt Ryan Tobin. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. 24”x36”. Edition of 225. Expected to ship in December 2020. Ships worldwide. $55.
THE CROW Variant Screenprinted Poster. Art by Matt Ryan Tobin. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. 24”x36”. Edition of 125. Expected to ship in December 2020. Ships worldwide. $75.
And as any fan of 20th century terror will tell you, one film stands tall as the ultimate chronicle of the centuries-long war between punks and zombies: THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Written and directed by Alien and Total Recall scripter Dan O'Bannon, ROTLD is attached to George Romero's iconic zombie series in name only... and packed with 9001 times more mayhem, mirth and mohawks. It's a major rager from every angle, all of which are captured perfectly here in 100% Soft's unique, adorably vicious style.
"In the Venn diagram of punk rock and horror movies, the reigning champion is always and forever THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. It's irreverent, gory, hilarious and I was in love with it since the first time I saw it on USA Up All Night in the '80s. I wanted to make a poster that conveyed how much fun the movie is, and make it as cute and gory as possible. You think this is a fuckin' poster? This is a way of life!" - Truck Torrence, 100% Soft
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Screenprinted Poster. Art by 100% Soft. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. 36”x24". Edition of 275. Expected to ship in December 2020. Ships worldwide. $55.
100% Soft's THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and both the Regular and Variant Editions of Matt Ryan Tobin's THE CROW are available for purchase tomorrow 10/8 at 11AM (CT) via The Drop.