Titan's ART OF SUCKER PUNCH Book Is Now Available For Pre-Order!! Nab A Cool Limited Edition, Zack Snyder Signed Copy Before They're Gone!!
We hope to bring you a more extensive preview of this title in the coming days, but since one of the variants being released is a limited edition and is now going up for pre-order, we wanted to go ahead and give you a heads up about it immediately.
The fine folks over at Titan Books are getting ready to issue THE ART OF SUCKER PUNCH. Titans' previous "Art of..."/"Making of..." books have been consistently good-to-excellent - I'm guessing they'll knock it out of the park when chronicling a movie that's as visually rich as SP seems to be.
A press release describes THE ART OF SUCKER PUNCH thusly...
"a personal journey through the many worlds and memorable characters of the film, offering a unique insider's look at amazing concept and design art, as well as a wealth of stunning on-set photography by world-renowned Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits).
The standard version of the book can be pre-ordered HERE.
However, please note that this very nice limited edition is also available...
It's a "...limited numbered run of only 750 copies..." and is "...presented in an exclusive slipcase, and signed, on a special tipped-in sheet, by Snyder himself!" "Each Limited Edition will also boast its own breathtaking exclusive giclee print, created and signed by Alex Pardee, the acclaimed artist who has brought his unique style to the film."
This iteration of the book is also pre-orderable, and can be found HERE. Please note that, because of the limited run (750 copies), supplies of these will likely dwindle quickly. So it's best to move fast if you're wanting to snag one of these fancy, awesome-sounding versions.
Stay tuned for more about THE ART OF SUCKER PUNCH in the very near future...
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Feb. 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST
by Mr. Waturi
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST
If it's PG-13, forget it. If it's HARD-R, borderline X, like Gaspar Noe meets Paul Verhoeven and Takashii Miike, I'm on board.
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST
by Mr. Waturi
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST
...and called this flick "Geek Porn."
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST
...Hack Snyder cribbed a Kryptonian Battle Suit, in addition to cribbing from Eragon, Hellboy, Rockabilly... and every anime ever made. How original. Sorry, as much as I love blondes in short skirts and thigh highs, I'll never forgive Hack for fucking up Watchmen.
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST
Should be a title in the Grindhouse series.
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST
And for Emily Browning.
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST
for a couple of weeks here in the UK (signed editions and everything)
Feb. 11, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST
And it's really bad. Buy a couple beers instead.
Feb. 11, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST
I ordered mine a week ago, and it already shipped. Can't wait! BUT, buyer beware: The book was $40 and the shipping was $45!!! Yup.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST
Y'know, like "Tron:Legacy." Nothing could make that clusterfuck of a trailer for "Sucker Punch" coherent. NOTHING. The blonde one is placed in a mental institution and only through the power of her imagination can she escape? Sounds like a geek version of new age claptrap "The Secret."
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST
I'm in the minority here, but I think Snyder fought Hollywood pretty damned successfully on all the really important issues with Watchmen and brought us the most faithful adaptation you could expect to see. He ramped up the action in the first half (that was sorely lacking in the books themselves) and actually improved the ending. The new ending is a logical conclusion to the story, it fits in with the overall theme so much more, and was the only way to work around not doing the "story within a story" angle. And while Snyder isn't exactly Chris Nolan, he makes good looking films and is a pretty decent director. I never understand all the hate he gets.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST
Tron didn't take the easy route of rebels fighting against an evil empire. Instead, it told a more complex tale of a creator struggling with the imperfection his creation and the opportunity cost of decisions. By focusing singularly on one goal (an obtainable goal of perfect creation) he lost his chance to be a father. And while the Grid was a closed computer system, the early portions of the film also address issues of information freedom, open source software and what it means to live in the 21st century. I'm sorry you didn't see what was there, but it wasn't a brain-dead story.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST
by Buddha Master
smarter then it had any right to be. It didn't have to introduce some fairly high concept ideas and it did fully expanding the universe for future tails to be told. I also like Snyder. I can;'t wait for Superman and I will be there opening weekend for Suckerpunch. People bitching about Tron 2 and Snyder always sound like old prudes.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST
And smarter than it's given credit for. BUT, the script was clunky and needed work. The movie just about grinds to a total halt during the Dinner at Papa Flynn's Place scene. But even when the exposition dragged, it was all GORGEOUS to look at and sounded amazing. I can't wait for the Blu Ray. Oh, and it KICKED THE SHIT outta AVATAR, which I liked, but was overrated.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST
Clearly you placed far more stock in the ARG that preceded "Tron: Legacy" than what actually made it to the screen. The movie had no solid narrative line, no clear antagonist, no legitimate sense of impending danger or threat, not one line of memorable dialogue - in short, NOTHING to entice anyone to ever bother revisiting the World of Tron ever again. It was a failure on nearly all levels that matter for a big-budget "sciffy" franchise. Instead, it had an updated lightcycle chase (in 3D!!) and a pumping soundtrack. The end. So is it official? Have "Tron: Legacy" defender / apologists become the new "But-The-Star-Wars-Prequels-Were-Awesomely-Complicated-And-Deep" agitators?
Feb. 11, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST
"No solid narrative line"? Gruntybear, what in God's name are you talking about?
Feb. 11, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST
I didn't follow or participate in the ARG. Many ARGs that start before movies seem to get dropped and never go anywhere. The Cloverfield ARG got dropped real early on for instance. Everything I talked about is in the movie itself. Flynn feels the weight of a man who wanted to create perfection. And yet his most important creations (his son and the ISOs) are almost both lost to him due to his singular vision. CLU wasn't evil either. He is the extension of Flynn that can't do anything but pursue that goal of perfection.
Feb. 11, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST
He's perfect for image rich comic book films. Comics have stationary images, Snyder takes those images and fills in the space that transitions between them. Watchmen came off a little bit soul less and the impending threat of nuclear war didn't quite come through but my god the images were solid.
Feb. 11, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST
I saw it twice (in non-3D) and can't wait for the dvd/blu-ray combo pack. A real rewarding movie for anyone who is willing to JUST GO WITH IT.
Feb. 12, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
I've found myself paying to watch his movies in the theater, and I had initial doubts about every one of his movies, but somehow I felt drawn in to check them out in the theater, and I confess I enjoyed them all on the big screen. With SuckerPunch, I'm starting to feel the same way: doubts about it. But as it nears release, I'm wondering if I'll find myself buying a ticket and sitting in the theater. Here's the odd thing with me: I enjoy watching his movies in the theater for one time, but feel little to no desire to watch them again (at home, on the computer, TV, DVD, Blu-ray, whatever). I have not seen any of his three movies again. (Among the three, I think his best is the Dawn of the Dead reimagining.)
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST
I love me some TRON, but as much fun as I had with the new one I gotta say that gruntybear pretty well called it on the glaring flaws the movie presented. It was a bit of a mess. TRON still rocks though, comparing legacy to the SW prequels isn't fair, those were just fucking awful. Awful. Legacy needed help but still had some cool factor.
Feb. 12, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST
Anyone who honestly thinks that Tron Legacy didn't have an antagonist or clear narrative just shows their ignorance of the terms "antagonist" and "narrative". What, did Clu need a neon sign above his head reading "the bad guy". Just fucking stupid. Why don't you just say something like "not what I wanted" or just "I didn't like the movie", at least that way you don't come off sounding like a dumbass. And "no sense of impending danger or threat"? So, having only a short amount of time before being trapped in a world full of people who want to kill you or having the computer people enter our world and conquer it don count as legitimate threats? Next you're going to start spouting off bullshit like "the main character didn't have a storyarc". Maybe the next time you voice criticisms, make sure they actually apply to the movie you're criticizing.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST
It looks too close to The Spirit---I hope I am wrong and it kicks ass--
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