The Static Age: Show me your guts
Heads up horror collectors. Forbidden Planet is going to be the one and only store on the east coast to carry Guts -- the new art book by Tim Palen. Guts features Tim's photography and poster art for some of the most loved and respected horror movies to hit screens in recent years.
Dubbed Lionsgate's marketing ninja, Mr. Palen's work has caused as much controversy for the Hostel and Saw franchises as the films themselves. His style mixes just the right amount of sex and scares, to perfectly complement movies like High Tension, Three Extremes, and Bug.
Not only is the work featured something to drool over but the packaging it self is jaw-dropping. The book is a spectacularly over sized 12" by 12" (almost as big as Eli Roth's dong) giving the work plenty of room to be displayed properly. The cover features the same raw meat photo as used in the promotion of Hostel 2, printed all over on a silky type of material that even has a flesh-like feel to it.
But the real kicker is that it comes wrapped in an giant meat tray with a USDA approved sticker on it and everything. When we received our promo copy of this book I was so blown away by the package that I didn't want to open it. I highly suggest buying two copies and keeping one sealed for display purposes.
Now for all you fiends that want to get your hands on Tim's meat but don't live in the big apple, have no fear for Forbidden Planet is no stranger to mail order. Give us a call, drop us an e-mail, send a carrier pigeon, do what you must to get this book in your hands.
- Matt D.
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