Last May, the Alamo Drafthouse held an all-day marathon of the original Planet of the Apes series, appropriately titled Day of the Apes. Attendees got the pleasure of seeing Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes on the big screen, back-to-back and in 35mm to boot, while the rest of us had to settle for merely reading about this glorious tribute to one of sci-fi's most endearingly strange phenomena. Today, however, all of us can join in the Drafthouse-Apes love with the unveiling of Mondo's poster series created for all five films.
It is our great pleasure to bring you the exclusive premiere of the Mondo and Sideshow Collectibles-produced, Martin Ansin-created poster for the human-hating film that started it all, 1968's Planet of the Apes:
PLANET OF THE APES
Artist: Martin Ansin
Size: 24” x 36”
Apes have never looked so gorgeous, no?
This poster will go on sale on Thursday, January 26th. Initially it will only be available as part of a $230 set that includes all five posters as well as a bonus Day of the Apes event poster, however, remaining individual prints for each film will be available on Friday, January 27th. As usual, follow @MondoNews for the exact time of the sale. And to see what the rest of the kick-ass Apes prints look like, click the thumbnails below to head to their respective unveilings.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes at Film School Rejects
Escape From the Planet of the Apes at io9
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes at Badass Digest
Battle for the Planet of the Apes at Collider
And last but not least, the bonus, Go Ape poster:
Bonus Print: GO APE*
Limited Edition Lithograph
Artist: Jason Edmiston
Size: 24” x 36”
*Only available with purchase of the full poster set.