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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#2651 Post by tenia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:37 pm

I think it's the red background that I dont like in the LWC cover. It just overloads the overall cover.

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#2652 Post by jindianajonz » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:03 pm

I think it's both that and the fact that the bodies and the wave blend together too much. I prefer the coloring in the other two drafts that Pope posted.

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#2653 Post by Finch » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:16 pm

The font from the alternative artwork is so much better.

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#2654 Post by Ashirg » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:15 pm

Punch-Drunk Love artwork is by Dustin Stanton who did posters for all the latest Paul Thomas Anderson films.

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#2655 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:28 pm

Ashirg wrote:Punch-Drunk Love artwork is by Dustin Stanton who did posters for all the latest Paul Thomas Anderson films.
I mean, it's a bit boring I guess, but surely the poster is at least recognizable? He even themes his website around a rather abstract Punch Drunk Love theme I don't really care for but at least would have been something mildly interesting.

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#2656 Post by AK » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:51 pm

jindianajonz wrote:I think it's both that and the fact that the bodies and the wave blend together too much.
Isn't that the whole point, for them to blend? The bodies become a "sea of people". But I also would've preferred some of that other wonderful stuff.

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#2657 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:21 am

It says "New cover by Dustin Stanton" on the page now. Does that mean there will be another one coming and this one is temporary?

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#2658 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:24 am

No


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#2661 Post by der_Artur » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:53 am

cdnchris wrote:Night Train to Munich
Why does the cover of a WWII movie show the European borders of 2016?

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#2662 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:03 am

der_Artur wrote:
cdnchris wrote:Night Train to Munich
Why does the cover of a WWII movie show the European borders of 2016?
Woops, what a desperate howler!...

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#2663 Post by cdnchris » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:51 am

Guess they didn't expect anybody to pay attention (I sure didn't!) I checked the DVD for fun and it also looks the same as far as I can see.

Also, probably no need to point out, but the Blu-ray comes with an insert instead of a booklet, which the DVD had. Forgot to mention previously that Woman in the Dunes does come with a booklet on the other hand.

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#2664 Post by Cagliostro » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:12 pm

der_Artur wrote:
cdnchris wrote:Night Train to Munich
Why does the cover of a WWII movie show the European borders of 2016?
Even more random, that map looks circa 2000, before Serbia and Montenegro split up.

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#2665 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:34 am

Criterion probably assumed (quite correctly, apparently) that few in their American audience would notice or care. European borders are not a top educational priority in our schools.

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#2666 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:05 am

But they had to look up some kind of map. It would have taken the same amount of effort to find a more fitting one.

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#2668 Post by Randall Maysin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Instead of watching the film? Because, sex? What ever do you mean

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#2669 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:04 pm

Any way you'd like to interpret it. :wink:


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#2671 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:17 am

The Cat People looks terrific. Love the font. One of my favorites so far this year.

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#2672 Post by Mungo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:36 am

The Cat People insert looks terrific, almost as good as the one for La Chienne.

Not so hot on Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, though, just because I've seen too many new "pop art" covers this week.

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#2673 Post by Minkin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:25 am

The colored chrysanthemum (which still doesn't look any different /updated on Criterion.com) really helps to make the cover look better. I suppose they took this forum's Triffid joke to heart and gave it a pop of color. Or is it some sort of color changing effect? I noticed that Woman in the Dunes Blu has that silver-disappearing ink on the back of the case (like Kuroneko's front cover), only it just sorta makes the text a bit more difficult to read.

Cat People + Beyond the Valley of the Dolls look fantastic.

Has anyone yet framed any of the "leaflets" that get a complaint every few weeks? Some of the leaflet poster designs they've come up with are better than most of the posters they sell in their store.

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#2674 Post by djproject » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:42 pm

Minkin wrote:I noticed that Woman in the Dunes Blu has that silver-disappearing ink on the back of the case (like Kuroneko's front cover), only it just sorta makes the text a bit more difficult to read.
It's also likely a carry-over with how the DVD box-set was packaged.

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#2675 Post by criterionsnob » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:11 pm

Criterion has posted an updated cover for One-Eyed Jacks, with a different font.

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