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MARS ATTACKS! Massive Ghoulsville Door and Wall Sign – Ben Cooper
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Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction horror film directed by Tim Burton, who also co-produced it with Larry J. Franco. The screenplay, which was based on the cult trading card series of the same name, was written by Jonathan Gems. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Jack Nicholson (in a dual role), Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lukas Haas, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, Lisa Marie Smith, and Sylvia Sidney. The film is a parody of science fiction B movies overall and includes elements of black comedy and political satire.
Alex Cox had tried to make a Mars Attacks film in the 1980s before Burton and Gems began development in 1993. When Gems turned in his first draft in 1994, Warner Bros. commissioned rewrites from Gems, Burton, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski in an attempt to lower the budget to $60 million. The final production budget came to $80 million, while Warner Bros. spent another $20 million on the Mars Attacks! marketing campaign. Filming took place from February to November 1996. The film was shot in California, Nevada, Kansas, Arizona and Argentina. The soundtrack became famous for the Martians’ quirky speech pattern, which was created by reversing the sound of a duck’s quack.
The filmmakers hired Industrial Light & Magic to create the Martians using computer animation after their previous plan to use stop motion, supervised by Barry Purves, fell through because of budget limitations. Mars Attacks! was released theatrically by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on December 13, 1996 and received mixed reviews from critics. The film is now considered a cult film. The film grossed approximately $101 million in box office totals, which was seen as a disappointment. Mars Attacks! was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and earned multiple nominations at the Saturn Awards.
ABOUT THE SIGN
Destroying earth since 1962! It’s your favorite Martian invader, from Mars Attacks. This officially licensed alien comes in his very own collector’s box featuring vintage art from the popular card series. You won’t know if you should take it out of the box or leave him proudly displayed. Either way, you’ll welcome this Martian invader into your domain.
Each Ghoulsville Vac-tastic Plastic Mask measures approx: 23″ high x 17″ wide and 4″ deep, has die cut eyes and weighs roughly 18 ounces. Content of mask is vac-form plastic including an attached cardboard backer with a single 2″ diameter cut out hole for easy hanging purposes. Display box measures 24″ high x 18″ wide x 4″ deep & has clear plastic window making it a terrific package to display.
Question: What’s the difference between a mask that is stapled or a mask that is hand glued?
Answer: We’re referring to how the vac-form mask is connected to the cardboard backer.
Stapled: is “retro style”, it matches how Halloween and Christmas vac-form characters from the 1950’s-1960’s were attached. The staples are barely noticeable and it is a quicker way to hand-assemble the item.
Glued: is a cleaner look, however, the hand-assembly is much more time consuming of a task, and hence the higher price point for this method of attachment.
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|Dimensions||25 × 20 × 8 in|