Quint at Comic-Con: Preview night Part 1! GRINDHOUSE posters! Snakes On The Floor!!! Weta Originals!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here typing live from Comic-Con. It is just at 8pm as I type this. My trusty photobug... erm... photoseamonster, Kraken, is loading the pics we've taken in the first two hours of Preview Night.
I remember when Preview Night was really a behind the curtain peek. 4 Day badge holders could not only pick their badges up a day early, they can walk the floor as the exhibitors set up for the first day of the Con, sometimes working out a good deal pre-show. You could easily walk around without the stop and go geek traffic jams of the full on Con.
Those days are long gone. Now the exhibitors are set up and ready to sell and the hallways are just as packed as they are on a light day of Con. They might as well make Preview Night an official day of the Con.
This year was rather light on the cool stuff. However, there were some badass posters for Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's GRINDHOUSE. One, for Tarantino's DEATH PROOF has been online in a script-cover scan form, the other, for Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR hasn't. Here are the posters:
A little blurry, but closer look at PLANET TERROR!
There wasn't much else to see movie-wise except for a great booth by New Line, who are heavily heavily heavily heavily pimping SNAKES ON A PLANE. Their booth is a giant snake head with roped off screen used costumes and props in its belly.
Also on display was the title character for Charles Band's newest Full Moon opus, THE EVIL BONG... Here is... the killer bong:
Now for the toys. Each year I find the toy previews to be cooler and cooler. We got great stuff from NECA, McFarlane, Weta, Sota... Let's get to it, shall we?
Weta's got a new line of collectibles coming soon, including a line of deluxe early sci-fi inspired ray guns and a polystone statue line of original sculpts. Up close the ray guns look really geeky cool. I don't know how much they'll end up selling them for, but if they keep it cheap enough I think there'll be more than a few hardcore sci-fi geeks that will proudly display them. Here are some of those:
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Neca revealed some of their secret treasures today, including The Winchester SHAUN OF THE DEAD two-pack, featuring Shaun complete with DEER HUNTER head band and Zombie Ed. Too badass. They will be mine. Give 'em a look!
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING
They also have a look at the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING toys they're doing, featuring Leatherface not being really nice to a poor dude strapped to a table. They should have given him some salt...
CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW NIGHT PART 2, INCLUDING PICS FROM MCFARLANE'S LOST TOYS, SOTA'S MOVIE TOYS AND MORE!!!
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July 20, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST
The Planet Terror chick (dude?) seems kinda unpractical.. (first?)
July 20, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST
I was first.. Now I can die.
July 20, 2006, 2:47 a.m. CST
by Darth Kal-El
cant fucking wait!!
July 20, 2006, 2:49 a.m. CST
by Darth Evil Dead
So you get to walk through the mouth of a big ass snake!! Awesome !!! Also The Death Proof poaster has almost the same font on it as Sin City. Oh Shit Mankind the movie starring MIC FOLEY !!!! Foley is God !!.. Oh fuck me in the ass and call me Tony Danza..Its Texas Chainsaw part 16.. Fuck...I was hoping this was going to be the sequal to WWE's See no Evil...sub Kain in for Mic...Oh well... I got first on a Shawn of the Dead figure Bitches !! Hey check out my snakes on a plane trailer at http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthEvilDead
July 20, 2006, 2:50 a.m. CST
'Cause that'd be killer! heh-heh...
July 20, 2006, 2:56 a.m. CST
by Darth Evil Dead
Zaaaaap Zap.... Zaaaaap Oh god I hope it comes with a Flash Gordan in Silver Underware... Oh fuck that shit...GAAAAAAAAY!!! gay
July 20, 2006, 3:15 a.m. CST
But that model of the redneck with the awful arm tattoo looks pretty good.
July 20, 2006, 3:19 a.m. CST
those ray guns are animal. And the Shaun Of The Dead toys.... I WANT NOW!
July 20, 2006, 3:20 a.m. CST
Cool posters...as for the toys....grow up?
July 20, 2006, 3:21 a.m. CST
...and think of the evil book from the Care Bears movie? Still the scariest movie villain ever.
July 20, 2006, 3:44 a.m. CST
Told you about the Project Terror leg here: http://filmick.blogspot.com/2006/07/shock-grind-house-follow-up.html But there's more Grind House here: http://filmick.blogspot.com/2006/07/wanna-know-what-rosario-does-in-grind.html And here: http://filmick.blogspot.com/2006/07/renovation-at-grind-house.html I don't think Shaun is a bad film at all - in fact, it is a GREAT film, but it probably is overrated. Very few films aren't - Toy Story 2 is underrated, for example. Missing Comicon. Wishing I could be there.
July 20, 2006, 5:03 a.m. CST
Shaun of the dead > A lot of fucking shit...
July 20, 2006, 5:04 a.m. CST
Is it just me, or does the Shaun toy look like David Beckham?
July 20, 2006, 5:08 a.m. CST
With a title like that, they should have offered the script to Samuel L. Jackson!
July 20, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST
yeah the posters are just so-so but maybe that's the point.
July 20, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST
If not, it could probably ruin Grindhouse, like his boring episode ruined Four Rooms. A bad start is always better than a bad ending.
July 20, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST
so i can wreck myself silly.
July 20, 2006, 8:47 a.m. CST
is rose mcgowan. supposedly she is listed in the cast for both "death proof" and "planet terror." i'm guessing she survives whatever short film is played first, and whichever that is...she loses a leg.
July 20, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST
www.theaquarangers.com Don't fear the water...
July 20, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST
Check it out here: http://www.movietack.net/id926.html
July 20, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST
They remind of Sin City, which definitely isn't a bad thing. I can't wait for the over-the-top, gory goodness!!!
July 20, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST
Hey quint want to explain the nightmare before christmas poster please? Is it a sequal or what?
July 20, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST
That's Right. It exists now. http://tinyurl.com/pyspm
July 20, 2006, 9:52 a.m. CST
Says the offer went out last night. Think its true? I like it Nolan. I like it.
July 20, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST
Brokeback motherfu**in Joker. Where's the scoop Harry?
July 20, 2006, 10:29 a.m. CST
Look badass, but I could be biased, I've got some WETA original props at home.
July 20, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST
Quint, make sure you check out the world premiere of PINK FIVE: VOLUME 2 during the Fan Film awards. I may or may not have gotten an inside scoop of it, and I must say it will be one of the best audience pleasers in recent memory.
July 20, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST
yo people i'll be going to the comicon for the first time this weekend. If any other greek people are there and are reading this site please send me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org .We can meet up and stuff. Also, does anyone have a blog with past comicon experiences? I'll be there alone and i'm afraid to miss on things because it's my first time. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks Vasilis