Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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#326 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:42 pm

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#328 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:31 am

Woman of the Year packaging looks pretty terrific. And I love the Tampopo disc with the egg showing through the center. That's awesome.

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#329 Post by eastguy » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:14 am

Agreed. They all look much better as full packages. Tampopo really pops, thanks to all the primary colors.

And just a heads up, regarding the Buena Vista pics, one of them is the Woman of the Year inner artwork, instead of the usual open case showing off the spine.

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#330 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:00 am

Rumble Fish is a little on the boring side, but I can't really see any packaging I take issue with. Woman of the Year and Tampopo are transcendent, on the shortlist of some of the best work Criterion has ever done.

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#331 Post by cdnchris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:41 am

eastguy wrote: And just a heads up, regarding the Buena Vista pics, one of them is the Woman of the Year inner artwork, instead of the usual open case showing off the spine.
Fixed! Admittedly I was half-asleep when I posted those. It's amazing that I didn't actually upload pictures of my cat instead.

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#332 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:53 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Woman of the Year and Tampopo are transcendent, on the shortlist of some of the best work Criterion has ever done.
Except if it turns out to be better IRL, but I still don't like the Woman of the Year front cover.

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#333 Post by Morbii » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:26 pm

tenia wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:Woman of the Year and Tampopo are transcendent, on the shortlist of some of the best work Criterion has ever done.
Except if it turns out to be better IRL, but I still don't like the Woman of the Year front cover.
I hate it, myself. I can't stand most of the cartoony covers these days.

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#335 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:08 pm

What is with these weird overly designed Tarkovsky covers? Like L'argent though

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#336 Post by ng4996 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Love L'Argent, Fits right in with Pickpocket

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#337 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:32 pm

Don't love the white bar at the bottom of Lost in America

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#338 Post by lacritfan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:34 pm

Kinda cool Stalker is #888 (though an Asian film woulda been cooler considering #8 is lucky in Asia).

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#339 Post by vidussoni » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:03 pm

They should've gone with Jean-Michel Folon's Stalker poster.

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#340 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:19 pm

lacritfan wrote:Kinda cool Stalker is #888 (though an Asian film woulda been cooler considering #8 is lucky in Asia).
8 is the number of new supplements Criterion produced for the new edition, give or take seven

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#341 Post by miless » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 am

vidussoni wrote:They should've gone with Jean-Michel Folon's Stalker poster.
I just bought this poster, it's quite gorgeous (and really big). Some I know hate it, however (and that sentiment is held for Folon in general). I do think his style is more in the vein of Tati (surreal and folksy in a very french way), but that poster is downright mysterious.

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#342 Post by Morbii » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 am

I'm glad to see Stalker, but not happy with the cover. Part of me wonders if they were sort of going with the crown of thorns (i.e. crucifixion) image from the Mosfilm cover, only with a hand, but that might be overthinking it.

Despite that, I am more than glad that they did not go with that poster or any other hand-drawn cover.

It seems to me the cover *should* have been the image that they used for the newsletter. Hell, even the original Mosfilm cover would have been ok...

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#343 Post by miless » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 am

they're bolts

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#344 Post by Morbii » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:54 am

Well yes, coming out of the hand.. I was just speaking about the positioning.

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#345 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:16 am

ng4996 wrote:Love L'Argent, Fits right in with Pickpocket
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#349 Post by ng4996 » Tue May 16, 2017 4:42 pm

Where did you find that? I hope it isn't real, it's a bit cheesy.

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#350 Post by pzadvance » Tue May 16, 2017 4:45 pm

Wacky month for covers but I think I'm on board (aside from Sid & Nancy)

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