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The I, Monster 1971 Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback is the collector’s edition of this guide, in a strictly limited edition hardcover format – only 30 in the world – and signed and numbered by the authors with a FREE exclusive I, Monster art print.
Explore Amicus’ reinvention of a classic tale with the I, Monster 1971 Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback – your ticket to the darkest depths of the human psyche and an unforgettable movie experience.
While Amicus are often celebrated for their portmanteau films, their standalone features deserve just as much recognition. 1971’s I, Monster took the familiar story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and updated it with gusto, turning Robert Louis Stevenson’s eerie story into a bleak warning against reckless scientific ambition. The signed hardback Ultimate Guide to I, Monster is packed with images, information and trivia, guiding you through a nightmare world of warring personalities and evil deeds.
REMEMBER – THERE ARE ONLY 30 COPIES OF THIS TITLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
Within the pages of this hardcover magazine guide to I, Monster you’ll find a wealth of beautifully reproduced stills, many rare and all printed to the exacting standards that make Classic Monsters magazines a must-have for collectors. Our meticulous attention to image restoration, and our commitment to full-colour printing even on black and white images, means this signed I, Monster hardback movie guide is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. A range of absorbing articles lead you through the creation of the movie, from Stevenson’s original mystery story through to the hard-hitting and unrelentingly gloomy motion picture that we love today.
Naturally, the action centres on the performances of stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, who bring some of their Hammer magic to Amicus’ downbeat rendition of period London. While Lee embodies the conflict in the twin roles of Charles Marlowe and Edward Blake, Cushing is the voice of reason as his friend’s experiments unleash unbridled horror in a terrible race against time. The I, Monster Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback features biographies charting the lives of these two classic horror icons, offering a glimpse into their illustrious careers and eventful personal lives.
Of course, the movie was the work of many hands, so this signed hardcover guide to I, Monster also introduces you to the other team members who turned a well-known story into such a haunting film. Director Stephen Weeks was just 22 when he took charge of the film, his darkly vibrant approach shining through in every frame. He had a great cast and crew to work with too. In front of the camera, stars Lee and Cushing had strong support from the likes of Mike Raven and Richard Hurndall; behind the scenes, composer Carl Davis and cinematographer Moray Grant were just two of the artists bringing morbid flair to proceedings.
No fan of Amicus should miss this signed hardback guide to I, Monster. It’s packed with information, taking you to the heart of this much-loved motion picture in style. Printed and finished to the very highest standard, it’s a luxurious addition to your horror movie guide collection, evoking the movie’s grim atmosphere whilst retaining a clean, professional design that enables the stunningly reproduced images to look their absolute best. Along with our other Amicus guides, it’s sure to be another cherished part of your monster magazine treasure trove.
Dr Marlowe has some more experiments planned but there’s no reason to worry – at least, not this time. Just relax and lose yourself in the pages of the I, Monster Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback, and be careful of that strange man roaming the streets. He’s looking more dishevelled by the day, and seems to have something on his mind. Or is that his minds..?
Collectors please note: the art print included with this product is different from the one accompanying the signed softback.
- 40 pages
- A4 portrait format
- Full colour throughout
- Image wrap hardback cover
- Individually signed and numbered by the authors
- Includes FREE I, Monster 1971 art print