Quad poster arrives for Computer Chess
Director Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess is out in the UK later this year. So here's the first quad poster, full of geeky goodness...
We've written about Computer Chess before, and maintain that it could well be among the most geeky comedies yet made. Shot on black-and-white video, it's a period piece about computer programmers trying to make the ultimate chess simulation, and its depiction of the era's technology and pioneers looks both witty and affectionate.
It's fitting, then, that the film's UK release should be joined by a poster that's equally savvy to the computer culture of the late 70s and early 80s. And if the art style in the hand-painted poster below looks familiar, that's because it was created by Cliff Spohn, who was responsible for some of the most spectacular videogame covers for the Atari 2600, not least Asteroids and Defender.
Masters of Cinema has a series of theatrical screenings lined up for the end of this year (after Computer Chess appears at the London Film Festival) before it appears on DVD and Blu-ray. And for fans of Spohn's work, there'll be a section of the disc's booklet devoted to his sublime work. In an era where decent booklets and even DVD extras are going the way of the dinosaur, it's great to hear of a company that still realises how much value they add for film fans.
Computer Chess will go on general release in the UK on the 22nd November.
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