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It is that time of year again – the great Pilgrimage to San Diego for all things movies, monsters and comics. And, as always, it is one of your best opportunities to meet Guillermo and get some sweet GDT swag! So what is in store for you this year? Lots of PACIFIC RIM, of course, but there are other surprises in store for you as well at SDCC! Find out in DTF’s official Comic Con preview!!!
BLADE II BLU-RAY AND PALE MAN SIGNING AT GENTLE GIANT (Friday)
Friday is your first opportunity to get Guillermo’s autograph, and also some nice GDT merch. At the Gentle Giant booth on Friday at 1-2:30, GDT will be signing the new Blade II Blu-ray and the Gentle Giant Pale Man statue. The Blade 2 blu-ray features a comic con exclusive Reaper bust – only 500 sets available (cost: $99). To read a review of the BluRay, click here. (The Blu-Ray is available in stores now, but not the Reaper bust – it is exclusive to Comic Con).
The Pale Man statue (from Pan’s Labyrinth) is priced at $225, with only 300 available. See picture below:
In addition to getting Guillermo’s autograph, you can also get the autograph of the Pale Man himself, Doug Jones, at the Gentle Giant booth on these dates: Friday 11am-Noon, and Saturday, 11am – 1pm.
Word of advice from our SDCC veteran and fellow DTF fan – buy the BluRay and the Pale Man statue early on Friday – just in case (you never know if they might sell out during the signing).
PACIFIC RIM (Saturday)
If you are a GDT fan, this is the one event you HAVE to make: the Legendary Pictures Preview of PACIFIC RIM, scheduled for Saturday, July 14th from 2:30 – 5:00pm at Hall H. GDT will be there for a special preview, and, although I have no official knowledge of the presentation, I would be SHOCKED if he wasn’t bringing some nice clips to share. Two things – 1) make sure you get in line early, and 2) if you are bringing little ones, bring some ear muffs. Guillermo’s Comic Con presentations are legendary for “colorful” language.
Also, you will definitely want to get your hands on the exclusive Comic Con PACIFIC RIM poster, shown below!!
THE STRAIN (Sunday)
Guillermo will signing copies of the THE STRAIN graphic novel at the Dark Horse comics booth on Sunday at 1:00pm. It is listed as a “ticketed” event, so check in early with the Dark Horse booth to get details.
The San Diego Comic Con is a great opportunity to meet Guillermo, and he always leaves a positive impression with his fans. What can you say? He’s just a great guy, as you will find out. But for those who can’t make it, or for those who would like a little preview of what to expect, here is some great historical moments from past GDT appearances in San Diego:
It has been several years in the making, but Gentle Giant is close to releasing their PAN’S LABYRINTH busts. You can check them out this year at SDCC – but if you can’t wait (or won’t be there) here are some pictures and details:
The best quote comes from Lucy Jones of the Telegraph, who said “I walked out of Pan’s Labyrinth feeling like a piece of gum on a frozen pavement. Spat out by a serial killer.” She ranks the scene with Ofelia in the Pale Man’s lair as the #9 Scene of the Decade.
It is great to see that the film is sticking with people. This is evidence that it will remain as an all-time classic.
You may recall that back in August 2007, we reported that NECA would be producing some PAN’S LABYRINTH figures. Since then, Gentle Giant has picked up the license and I am happy to say that we will finally be seeing a PALE MAN statuette in the fall of 2009. Check out this preview trailer below!
Also, here is a prototype for a Faun statuette that was on display at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. Could we see this in 2009 as well?
Q:Will there be a Lobster Johnson or Abe Sapien movie/miniseries/etc as in the comic books?
A:I would love to a BPRD series happen and we will pitch it to NBC/Universal/sci-fi next year. but still undetermined…
Q:Will there be a Blu-Ray version of El Espinazo del diablo? If so what kind of extras can we expect?
A:yes. javier and i are working on it right now. it is my hope that we can provide with many more extras than what we have soo far..including the old dvd commentaries and perhaps do an exploration of the trasnalation of gothic. Perhaps do a doc on what gothic romance is and how it got translated into the context of the spanish civil war.
Q:Any followups similar to Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth in mind?
A:About a boy named saturn that brings about the end of the world. apocolyptic scene from his apartment. the end of the world, but through the eyes of an eight year old. This was like pan’s labyrinth and devil’s backbone when we finished them
Our friends at TORN have provided us with a transcript of a chat with Anthony Moody, who recently had an extended interview with GDT. Moody mentions this fascinating story about Ofelia’s encounter with the Pale Man:
By the way [GDT] also mentioned something really interesting which is when she goes into to see (and I forget the characters name) – the Monster with the eyes on his palm… [Sohaib: “Oh, the Pale Man]… Right! When she goes in to his lair and she takes the grape, he’d [Guillermo] originally wanted her to eat half the grape and then pull it back and show the other half of the grape in her hand and reveal that she had bitten a baby in half inside the grape.
So what do you think of this visual? For one, I regret that he wasn’t able to put this visual in the film, be it budget constraints or simple choice. This is such an indelible image and something that I believe fits perfectly into how Pan’s Labyrinth works as a film. 1) Guillermo wanted the film to convey a certain “uneasiness”, especially in regards to the violence. This was his way to “put-off” viewers as to the violonce of the civil war. There was nothing glamorous about the deaths in this film. This image I think would inspire that same uneasiness. It would stay with you. 2) There is foreshadowing here, for sure – Ofelia’s destiny is entwined with the fate of her little brother. Her choice to eat the grape against the rules, to rebel, signifies the power that she holds. But is the baby her brother? I don’t think so. I see it more as a forecast for her own death.