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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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.

#101 Post by Askew » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Drucker wrote:According to the website, Harold Lloyd is not the director. Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor are.
Sorry for the mistake. I always think that Lloyd, Keaton, etc. directed their all of their own movies even though I know better.

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#102 Post by knives » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm

Well Keaton, etc did at least.

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#103 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:25 pm

thatobscurecharm wrote:
knives wrote:Is Safety Last! the first time a director is not listed on a cover?
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold cover didn't have Ritt's name
Spartacus also comes to mind.
knives wrote:Well Keaton, etc did at least.
But he often did not receive credit, either.

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#104 Post by Askew » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:27 pm

knives wrote:Well Keaton, etc did at least.
I thought there were other co-directors on on Keaton's films, though I don't know how much they were involved.

On topic, I think this months covers are all pretty good.

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#105 Post by Feego » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:28 pm

While Lloyd did not direct Safety Last!, I think it is generally agreed that he is the true auteur behind it, so it's appropriate that his name appear upfront. Criterion did the same thing with their release of The Bank Dick, listing W.C. Fields's name over director Edward Cline's.

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#106 Post by MongooseCmr » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:31 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:All 5 of these covers are amongst the best in the collection. Shoah may be the best ever.
I have not been impressed with a lot of the covers this year but all of the new ones this month are fantastic

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#107 Post by The Masked Marvel » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Yeah. Shoah is the first cover to have wowed me in ages.

Great month for covers. An even greater month for releases.

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#108 Post by Saturnome » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:44 pm

Great covers and great titles. Good job Criterion!

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#109 Post by TheGodfather » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:28 pm

Great covers, especially the one for Shoah is stunning.
Good job

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#110 Post by acroyear » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:58 pm

Part of me wishes they would have tried a new cover for Wild Strawberries, though I'm at a loss for ideas as to what image they could've used from the film in place of the original.

Otherwise, I love all the new covers! Best month in... months.

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#111 Post by cdnchris » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:13 am


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#112 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 am

Wow, any one of those interior artwork would have worked better for the cover.

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#113 Post by Max von Mayerling » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:35 am

While I do indeed like the interior artwork, I personally do not agree - I think the cover is dandy.

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#114 Post by Gregor Samsa » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:21 am

Clever disc artwork. :D

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#115 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:37 am

May I make a special request to see the outside spine?

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#116 Post by cdnchris » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:35 pm

When I get a chance i'll do that.

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#117 Post by TheGodfather » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:13 pm

That is one nice package!

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#118 Post by zedz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 pm

That "intense" booklet cover would have made such a great front cover, instead we get swimminghorses' punk phase.

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#119 Post by Flike » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Why would they hire two poster artists to create a really cool interior and then make that the cover? :-k

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#120 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:40 am

The interior artwork is too busy to work as a front cover. And the front works great.

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#121 Post by cdnchris » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:59 pm

Gate of Hell
Naked Lunch

And I added a couple of spine shots to the Repo Man page.

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#122 Post by HistoryProf » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Gate of Hell is gorgeous - except for that damned face! Everything else about the package is beautiful.

Did we know Repo Man was going to be a digi? That's a far better overall package than I was expecting from the horrid cover. Looks like it will be one of those that's much nicer in hand.

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#123 Post by zitherstrings » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:19 pm

HistoryProf wrote:Did we know Repo Man was going to be a digi? That's a far better overall package than I was expecting from the horrid cover. Looks like it will be one of those that's much nicer in hand.
Uhhh whaaa no. It's an amazing cover?! You are certifiably wrong insane whatever it is. Clever. Stark. Stunning. One of their best in years. That's before you even compare it to the 0/100 cover by MOC. One of their worst. Night/Day. In/out. Yes/no.

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#124 Post by RyanGallagher » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:48 pm

HistoryProf wrote:Did we know Repo Man was going to be a digi? That's a far better overall package than I was expecting from the horrid cover. Looks like it will be one of those that's much nicer in hand.
I try to post 3D images of the cover art as soon as I get them. I posted the 3D shot of Repo Man a couple of months ago here.

I've just posted all of the 3D June covers here, if you're interested.

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#125 Post by zeroman987 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:54 pm

zitherstrings wrote:
HistoryProf wrote:Did we know Repo Man was going to be a digi? That's a far better overall package than I was expecting from the horrid cover. Looks like it will be one of those that's much nicer in hand.
Uhhh whaaa no. It's an amazing cover?! You are certifiably wrong insane whatever it is. Clever. Stark. Stunning. One of their best in years. That's before you even compare it to the 0/100 cover by MOC. One of their worst. Night/Day. In/out. Yes/no.
I agree 100%! I am so tempted to sell my MoC copy and get the Criterion just for the packaging.

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