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Those cool cats at Mondo are at it again! This time they got a rad IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS poster!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another cool as hell geek-drool-inducing work of art from MondoTees. It's an amazing time to be a movie geek. I'm sure I've given you guys this spiel before, but remember back even a decade ago we couldn't get shit like the stuff Mondo puts out on a monthly basis unless it was Star Wars or something. And even then it was cheap, thin paper of a still... or if you were lucky a Ralph McQuarrie poster or something. Mondo's kicking off 2010 with an official tie in poster for Terry Gilliam's THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, a flick I'm very fond of and this poster, by artist Martin Ansin, rocks. Limited to 150 24X36 sized posters! These'll go fast. So don't say I never did nothin' for you giving this head's up and all... Click on the poster below to visit the Mondo site!

The first work Monday since Christmas derailed my 2010 preview by 24 hours. Will have installment 3 of 4 up sometime today! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Never cease to amaze.

    by gotilk

    I want a Boy and His Dog poster by this guy.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Dissapointing movie

    by UGG

    and I even liked Tideland

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    That's a shit poster

    by Chakraborty

    I liked the movie.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by TheKGB

    You got a poster...whoopy fucking the Cool News to tell everyone or what!.. (poster looks like shit anyway, probably couldn't give it away, your the only one who would take it.)

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Thought that was Fiddle On The Roof

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    Cool looking!

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Better luck next time guys.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    That's a great poster! It reminds me of Alphonse Mucha. Have you guys seen his Kubrick print? Amazing stuff!

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    no Heath no Johnny= no dice

    by Meadowe

    Proves imo that Heath's passing didn't raise the interest and earnings of The Dark Knight that much, it was the overall film. Cuz let's face it the mainstream only considers The Dark Knight as Heath's last fliq.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    speaking of Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger, from wiki:

    by Meadowe

    Gilliam said in retrospect about the first transition from Ledger to Depp in the film: "He's extraordinary. That's why I put Johnny in first position [of the three new Tonys] , because number one, he was going to be the most difficult to get any time with, and number two, I just thought if it works with the transition to Johnny and if the audience goes for it, they'll follow the next two. And that's exactly how it works. [...] That's what's funny, when Johnny appears so many people think it's Heath! And it's a trick: Johnny's not doing anything. He looks like Johnny. [...] " [During the initial shoot] Heath was on stage and the Russians are appearing, and he was behaving in a very funny way, he was moving around, and I said, 'Heath, I know what you're doing.' He said, 'What are you talking about?' 'You're doing Johnny Depp, aren't you?' And can you believe, that helps this transition [when Ledger enters the mirror and becomes Depp] . This was not intended!"

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Gee, I kind of like this...

    by HarryCalder

    Haven't seen the "official" poster yet, so I wonder how'd they compare...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    ...TehCreepyThinMan, you're a podophile!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Lily Cole looks like a twelve year old...from the neck up.<P>A very tall, voluptuous, fertile, worldly twelve year old...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I just googled "Lily Cole..."

    by HarryCalder

    Ay chihuahua...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    ...HarryCalder, try adding "Pirelli calendar".

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    ...or "Pirelli" and "mud". Mud is cool.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Gak!!! [clutches chest]... Pirelli... [gasp]

    by HarryCalder


  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    ...trying mud now...

    by HarryCalder

    FlickaPoo, you're killing me this morning...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    ...deviant desires aside...interesting fact about the reptile...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...male brain.<P> Studies show that evolution has programmed the male brain to seek two conflicting qualities in a female...maximum youth (when life expectancy was about 23 you had to get going early) and maximum fertility.<P>Someone like Lily Cole is practically genetically engineered to make you want to reproduce with's not your fault.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    just saw this turd of a movie

    by akkosa

    holy fuck, gilliam needs to retire.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Flickapoo Im with you, is it called ephebophilia?

    by UGG

    And theres fuck all wrong with that! Plus anyone who claims Heaths passing didnt affect this movie is a liar, the last third is a shambles.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Liked all the real world stuff

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    but the fantasy world stuff bored me. Suprisingly Cole was the best thing in it.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    FlickaPoo: Truly, how can we be blamed?

    by HarryCalder

    We're all but slaves to our basest desires... and all for the good of the continuation of the species... If Darwin were alive today, he'd be writing books about Lily Cole...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Terry Gilliam NEEDS to adapt a Terry Pratchett novel

    by UGG

    Discworld is basicaly a Pythonesque fantasy world and Gilliams style is perfect for it. O and a bit of Lily for you's (NSFW of course)<p>

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Cole was the best thing in it?

    by Chakraborty

    Her tits, maybe...but she's a bore. Her giant noggin' contains nary a thought in it.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ..."Suprisingly Cole was the best thing in it". Guess what...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...has two thumbs and would be the best thing in Lily Cole?...<P>Well, would try really really hard to be the best...willing to do whatever it takes...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    ...HarryCalder, you were gone a really long time...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on that mud search...<P>I figured you were either developing a blister or got busted...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    "The Best Thing In Lily Cole" line forms behind me...

    by HarryCalder

    Seriously, queue up and keep it orderly, people.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    LOL! No blisters or busts...

    by HarryCalder

    ...had to take a business call... really, I did....

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    There's a scene in the movie....

    by Chakraborty

    ...(spoilers)... <p> ..where Colin Farrell (as Tony) manages to finally bed Cole's character...and afterwards she starts talking about how she wants to marry him, and while she's not looking, he's got this disgusted look on his face like he wants to get the fuck out of there...and I totally sympathized with him! He laid her...and that's all she was good for...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Slightly back on topic, the Lily Cole image search

    by HarryCalder

    did bring me to her IMDB page and the movie's official poster. I actually quite prefer this fanboy work to the studio effort... Regardless, this film just moved up several notches on the "must see" list.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Why? what else is a woman good for?

    by UGG

    take your ginger racism elsewhere Chakra ;)

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    ...Chakra, how is Gilliam + fancy CG? I associate...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...him so strongly with the old stagy effects that I love...I worry a little...<P>I have the same concerns for Burton's ALICE.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by Chakraborty

    For the most part, I thought it was well done. I think he used the CG to fit his style, and some of the things which show up resemble his old animation from Python...there are one or two instances where it seems a bit too glitzy...but apart from that, it's used fairly well...I thought...particularly the first time we enter the Imaginarium.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, 'WHAT THE FUCK IS A "podophile"?

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Is that someone who gets involved with women who are emotionally dead like those who have been “podded” in Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    ...oops. Yeah, it's like necrophilia...but different.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Mmmmm.... Brooke Adams...

    by HarryCalder

    Yeah, I could easily get into summa that podophilia...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    ...Chakra, that's good to hear...thanks...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...FISHER KING and TIDELAND are two of my favorite movies and perfect examples of fantasy and the real world colliding...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I always wanted to see her and Karen Allen do some lesbian shit.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    It's been 2 years since HL died and this movie...

    by ricarleite2

    ... still wasn't commercially released where I live. By the time I see this, his corpse would have been turned into dusty bones.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    ...Dear Drs. Geek...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I have recently started an online relationship with a certain model/actress. She is tall, and lithe...but with full, fertile breasts for one so slim...she has red hair and milky, ever so slightly freckled...sorry. Never mind.<P>The point is that she has the body of a goddess...and the face of a six month old baby. Is my lust inappropriate?<P>When I was younger I would often think of the mom from the Lampoon Vacation movies during special private moments, so I don't think there's anything psychologically wrong with me.<P>Any advice would be appreciated...<P>Signed,<P>Name Withheld

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    TCTM: how would you tell them apart in a clinch?

    by HarryCalder

    I guess you could turn it into a game of sorts...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Brooke Adams, standing topless in the field, by the tanker...

    by HarryCalder image frozen into my young mind that shall never be erased...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    NO SIR

    by Series7

    I don't like it. <P> HEY GOOD JOB releasing this fucking thing!!!! Whatever studio picked it up.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Dear Drs. Geek

    by HarryCalder

    Until now, I'd thought I was a fairly well-adjusted heterosexual male. I dig the chicks, you know? And I thought sex with a deep emotional underpinning was the best kind. But now I'm having strange thoughts about doing the nasty with women who show no expression of emotions whatsoever... especially toned brunettes with high cheekbones... does this sound odd to you? <p>Looking forward to your reply,<p>Signed,<p>"Podophile"

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Boring poster actually

    by IAmLegolas

    I like this one better (OMG they are using Photoshop!):

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    HarryCalder, I'D TELL THEM APART FROM....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    The taste of their pussies.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    ...Dear Podophile...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...there is no problem here unless you find these desires and feelings are affecting you life in negative ways.<P>If you are already in a relationship with woman of normal emotional expression I recommend asking your companion to watch G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA once...or if necessary two times back to back. This should produce the vacant and emotionless state you find so alluring (under no circumstances make her watch the movie more than two times in six hours as this could result in dangerous levels of depression or even suicidal feelings. Do not combine with alcohol.).<P>If you are not in a relationship and are on the hunt for a lovely pod-woman of your very own, my advice is simple.<P> Botox is your friend.<P>Best of luck,<P>Dr. Geek

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    We came here from a dying world. We drift through the universe, from planet to planet, pushed on by the solar winds. We adapt and we survive. The function of life is survival.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The Maginar of Docto Parnassu?

    by KingNineReturns

    Good work, poster guys. Sigh...

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    BlueDemon what the fuck are you talking about?

    by KingNineReturns

    Alphonse Mucha died in 1939, twelve years before Kubrick made his first documentary, "Day of the Fight."

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Since when did T and H become one letter?

    by KingNineReturns

    Did I miss the memo that someone changed the alphabet?

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    The Martin Ansin poster looks like Alphonse Mucha's style. The thick line and colors. Mucha's one of my favorite artists.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Ansin has a cool Kubrick print out there...

    by Blue_Demon

    I should have been clearer. Sorry.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    TCTM: "The function of life is survival..."

    by HarryCalder

    Bringing it right back around to Lily Cole's evolutionarily-determined genetic construction! Taa-Daa!

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Dr. Geek: You bastard!

    by HarryCalder

    I did the GI Joe thing and she didn't even make it halfway through before collapsing! She's in the ICU right now, tubes and shit all over her, barely registering a pulse, no discernable brain activity at all!<P>why, god, WHY?!<p>Signed,<p>"Podophile"

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    ...Dear Lonely Podophile...

    by FlickaPoo, results may vary?*<P>I imagine this time must be very stressful and difficult for you. Please contact the front office to schedule additional appointments.<P>Sincerely,<P>Dr. Geek<P> (*WARNING: May cause temporary or permanent blindness, loss of libido, anal leakage, dangerous decrease in blood pressure, or excessive and dangerous feelings of frustration and anger. Use only under supervision of doctor and three sexy nurses.)

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Meadowe, Heath is on the poster

    by brentg

    Isn't that him bowing on the bottom right? Didn't notice it at first, but there you go.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Just got the Netflix app through Xbox

    by Kammich

    ...which has been a fucking revelation for a film geek like me. i've had a 360 for three years and I've had Netflix for over 6 months, so I'm truly a half-baked retard to have not put the two together as of yet. anyway, I'm getting ready to watch "Lost in La Mancha" via Netflix tonight. looks like it will be pretty interesting. not as interesting as that Lily Cole calendar, but i digress.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    ps Flickapoo

    by Kammich

    between your introduction to Lily Cole's pictorial and your consultation of my Neverending Story wolf phobia, I think I'm going to have to start paying you $300 an hour. who needs real therapy?

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Dr Parnassus is Lily Cole's Dad

    by Chakraborty

    Although there's a scene where he reminisces about Lily Cole's mother, who also happens to be played by Lily Cole, and then he makes out with her in a very creepy manner...and I'm not sure...but I think he fingers her pussy, too...I'll have to watch it again.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    ...good. More Lily Cole.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm just happy to hear I'm helping people.

  • Jan. 5, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Cool poster, shitty film!

    by RedJester

    Very, very shitty film!

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    brentg imo no face=no dice

    by Meadowe

    I know that's the Tony charaqter because I recognize the mask, but I know Johnny Depp also wears that masq, can't seem to remember if colin or jude do also, but I'd like to actually see them.

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    JettL93 lost his virginity to Lily Cole!

    by Wookie_Weed

    True story. It's how he got his version of the Parnassus screenplay to Gilliam.

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Direct link to larger pics of Lily nude.

    by Dingbatty

    (12 in all, just change the numbers at the end of the url)<p><p>The French Playboy pics are nice, as well.

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Another Gilliam film that will tank...

    by Rhinosaur

    ...unmarketable. I like some of his work, but maybe the studios don't like him and he has so much trouble making his films (not that Ledger was his doing) is because he really isn't that great?

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    You folks are insane

    by Jarek

    Parnassus was a great piece of cinema. But I also really enjoyed Tideland, so what do I know (according to what seems to be the majority held opinion)?

  • Jan. 7, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    People who hate this image...

    by geekzapoppin

    ...must know nothing of book cover design of the late-19th/early 20th Century. This is genius and gorgeous. Sadly, it's also sold out. Dammit.

  • Jan. 7, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by Thunder Mammoth

    I agree with you... as far as Parnassus and Tideland. however honestly, i find it difficult NOT TO find at least a few interesting things in all of Gilliam's films - inadvertantly despite what most people say... but my favorites are Brazil, Time Bandits and Fisher King.

  • Jan. 7, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Thunder Mammoth

    i liked the poster as well. would've liked a few more characters, including miller, cole and depp, on there though.