Metropolis 13 Durieux Release Discussion 03/29/13

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Next Friday the 29th at DHM. Great job Durieux :clap:
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Dark Hall Mansion,, is exceptionally proud to debut its new DHM-Seminal Film Series
with its first limited edition print release for the 1927 silent legend, "Metropolis"by none other than
artist Laurent Durieux.

Our limited edition "Metropolis" prints go on sale next Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 9:30 AM PST
on our DHM Store page here:

DHM has had its Film series in development for several years and it is with great enthusiasm that
we're finally able to reveal a print we've been talking to Laurent about creating for us since
Dark Hall Mansion first introduced him to US audiences with his initial American release-DHM's
official Peanuts Valentine's Day prints-back in Feb of 2012.

The undisputed position in cinematic history that "Metropolis" occupies made it almost mandatory
as DHM's first Seminal Film Series release, most notably so due to our silent film obsession, and
our artist of choice had to be Laurent Durieux. "Metropolis" is a particular passion project for
Laurent and one he'd expressed particular interest in working on for DHM since our very first
talks with him on showcasing his work for US and international audiences.

The aim of Dark Hall Mansion's DHM-Seminal Film Series is the very bridging of cinema as art and
art as cinema. To create beautiful prints for some of the most resonant American and international
films, distilling film and imagery while beholden to no specific screening or advertising
obligations. Our aim right from the onset was to honor the tradition of vintage film posters
while simultaneously releasing our artists from its commercial constraints. The single goal,
to create stunning pieces that are intended, from their inception, to be true works of art that
stand alone as just that. The very essence of each film to be distilled and rendered in such
a fashion that anyone, even on the most cursory of viewings, will at once appreciate the prints
for their visual beauty or in the historical context of what made these films so relevant in the
first place.

Key to our approach with DHM's Seminal Film Series is matching artist to film. Nowhere is this
more clearly manifest than in our first pairing of "Metropolis" and Laurent Durieux. The film
that almost bankrupt Germany's UFA Studios, its futuristic vision and singularly intense direction
by pioneering legend Fritz Lang took almost two years to complete and its monumental influence
on artists mining all fields of creative endeavor continues to this very day. Be it Superman
creators Siegel and Shuster's naming of their hero's city or the similarity of George Lucas'
C-3PO and the iconic "Metropolis" robot, the impact of "Metropolis" will be felt for generations
to come.

Perhaps no other element is as striking as the film's overall design and aesthetic and we felt
artist Laurent Durieux was more than up to the task of capturing this film in prints collectors
would find both compelling and striking, prints that quietly demand attention no matter the
context of their display. Ever the craftsman, Laurent's countless layers and detailing are in
synch with the film's rich visual tapestry, and his touch with futuristic detailing is
exceptionally well pursued by collectors. It didn't hurt that he's a huge fan of "Metropolis"
and the film's design and overall look.

He's created two completely different pieces of art for our first DHM-Seminal Film Series
release, each emblematic of "Metropolis," at once echoing the rich tradition of artists before
him yet distinctly stamping the Durieux imprimatur of rich and lush detailing and hyper nuance
that collectors have come to expect from his best work.

All editions for DHM-Seminal Film Series prints are strictly limited, numbered and beautifully
screen printed.

Editions are as follows:

Standard "Metropolis" Edition: 24" x 36" (Edition of 200)
Alternate "Metropolis" Edition: 12" x 36" (Edition of 100)
Metal "Metropolis" Edition: 12" x 36" (with Alternate artwork: Edition of 10)

*There will also be a "Metropolis" Metal Edition with Standard artwork (Edition of 10) to
be released by our friends at, the world's largest vintage film poster
collector website.

Standard Edition "Metropolis": $65
Alternate Edition "Metropolis": $100
Metal Edition "Metropolis": $250

All DHM-Seminal Film Series "Metropolis" Limited Editions go on sale next Friday, Mar 29, 2013.
They will be available on our dedicated Store page at 9:30 AM PST here:

Thank you all so very much, we know there are a LOT of equally passionate film and poster enthusiasts
worldwide: Institutes, Cinematheques, Archives and film schools, but most of all, collectors, and we
are honored to be part of this community and simply cannot wait to share our upcoming exclusive
DHM-Seminal Film Series offerings with you.

See you next Friday!

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Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:58 am

The metal edition is so mine. Has anyone seen the Alternate artwork yet?
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:37 am

I have been watching this to go to bed to lately. It's pretty cool:

Metropolis (FULL movie) sync to Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here)
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:49 am

I hadn't heard of that sync before - thanks, I'll check it out.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:05 pm

can't wait to go home, get stoned, and watch that sync. Also, great friggen print!
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:09 pm

flashphishin wrote:Great job Durieux :clap:
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:13 pm

Thankful for a definite time of the drop. I know what time I'll be pretending to do computer work next Friday. :)
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Good Friday indeed :D
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:05 pm

Want that metal !!
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:12 pm

another metropolis poster? you'd think with as many posters this one has, it ought to be the best movie ever...
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:31 pm

sidewaysscott wrote:another metropolis poster? you'd think with as many posters this one has, it ought to be the best movie ever...
Whaddya sayin Scott? Be careful in your reply.... 8)

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sidewaysscott wrote:another metropolis poster? you'd think with as many posters this one has, it ought to be the best movie ever...
Pretty soon it'll have as many posters made for it as Drive does!
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:47 pm

So the two prints ( non-metal ) will be released at a separate site from what I've understood right? I'm hoping to snag that metal!!! :drool:
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