Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 6

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 6

#1 Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:22 am

Please post and discuss cover art in this thread only. Posts of cover art and discussions of cover art in other threads may be moved to this thread or deleted.

Previous versions of this thread:

Criterion Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.1

Criterion Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.2

Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.3

Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.4

Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.5

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#2 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:07 pm

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#3 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:14 pm

It's official: swimminghorses is working for Criterion.

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#4 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Hmmm...I actually rather like all the covers.

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#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:16 pm

That Repo Man cover is atrocious.

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#6 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:17 pm

That Richard III cover is gorgeous

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#7 Post by pzadvance » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:17 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:That Repo Man cover is atrocious.
I'm pretty fond of the Repo Man and Richard III, myself.

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#8 Post by knives » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:17 pm

I think it works for the film though it almost seems more appropriate for its sequel.

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#9 Post by rspaight » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:18 pm

The Repo Man cover is great IMO, though it'd be hard to top the "metal license plate box" that Anchor Bay put out many years ago. That's just begging for a Steelbook reissue.

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#10 Post by thatobscurecharm » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:19 pm

No box numbers for each of the Etaix films?

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#11 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:20 pm

It's only a two-disc set.

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#12 Post by rwaits » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Repo Man is fantastic.

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#13 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:28 pm

Gate of Hell is hilariously awful. Like, worst piece of shit coverart ever

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#14 Post by zedz » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:49 pm

Well, I'll say that some of those Kobayashi covers (particularly The Thick-Walled Room and Black River) are among the smartest looking covers yet on Eclipse.

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#15 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:51 pm

Gate of Hell and Repo Man are hideous. The map of LA is a cool touch, but missing the opportunity for some iconic Harry Dean Stanton action is ridiculous.

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#16 Post by lacritfan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:54 pm

domino harvey wrote:Gate of Hell is hilariously awful. Like, worst piece of shit coverart ever
That cover looks like some French comedy from the 60's about a female geisha impersonator that a Japanese man falls for - Non, Monsieur Samurai, Je ne pas une femme
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#17 Post by Nobby » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:58 pm

I might blind-buy Richard III only for that beautiful cover. Repo Man is ok, not as good as MoCs but close. Gate of Hell is a strong contender for the worst Criterion cover ever.

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#18 Post by johnnysnatchclub7 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:01 pm

I'm with everyone on GATE OF HELL, but the REPO MAN one is a perfect for what the film is. As is always proven with this thread, it's just different strokes for different folks.

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#19 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Richard III is immediately one of my Top 5 favorite covers. Just.... WOW.

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:06 pm

Why is everyone jizzing over the Richard III cover? Long-held loyalty to Arial font?

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#21 Post by Zot! » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:08 pm

Yeah, Repo Man is like an Offspring Album cover or something. Me no likey. Still, would look boss on the rack at Hot Topic. Is it still relevant to mock Hot Topic, or did I just date myself?

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#22 Post by Steven H » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:Why is everyone jizzing over the Richard III cover? Long-held loyalty to Arial font?
I can't wait to hit that white text with a Sharpie.

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#23 Post by criterion10 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:09 pm

I don't like that Richard III cover. Repo Man is pretty cool, Pierre Etaix is okay, and Gate of Hell is just goddamn weird. A sub-par month for cover art IMHO.

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#24 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:10 pm

Zot! wrote:Yeah, Repo Man is like an Offspring Album cover or something. Me no likey. Still, would look boss on the rack at Hot Topic. Is it still relevant to mock Hot Topic, or did I just date myself?
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#25 Post by Anhedionisiac » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:Why is everyone jizzing over the Richard III cover? Long-held loyalty to Arial font?
Not me, I think it's quite possibly the ugliest of the bunch. Except for the Richard III logo. The Gate of Hell one seems extremely counter-intuitive to me, almost like a children's book, but at least it's not ugly.

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