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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#201 Post by zedz » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:37 pm

perkizitore wrote:Is swimminghorses back? :P
I reckon a genuine swimminghorses cover would just use ugly manipulations of an image like the following, maybe with some clipart tanks in the background.
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#202 Post by HistoryProf » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:46 am

cdnchris wrote:His Girl Friday
Holy crap that's amazing.

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#203 Post by xoconostle » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:04 pm

It really is amazing. Charming packaging to match an overall stellar release. In the unlikely case that anyone reading this doesn't already know, "Ace in the Hole" also comes with a wonderful newspaper (Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin) style "booklet."

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#204 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:00 pm

I love it when people post in this thread on announcement day

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#205 Post by Ribs » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:57 pm

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#206 Post by Ribs » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:58 pm

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#207 Post by ptatler » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:59 pm

Still adhering hard and fast to the "If Classic Hollywood, then cartoon cover" rule I see.

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#208 Post by carmilla mircalla » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:10 pm

this is the first time in a while where I personally think all the month's releases have absolutely horrendous cover art. Looking at all those covers aligned with each other... what the hell is that mess?

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#209 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:11 pm

ptatler wrote:Still adhering hard and fast to the "If Classic Hollywood, then cartoon cover" rule I see.
Not entirely. My Darling Clementine, It Happened One Night and In a Lonely Place to name a few that didn't get the cartoon treatment.

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#210 Post by ng4996 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:12 pm

Are there really Stand alones of Umbrellas and Rochefort? I'm not seeing them on the site, nor does it seem they've made their usual "April Titles" tweets and site update.

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#211 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:16 pm

ng4996 wrote:Are there really Stand alones of Umbrellas and Rochefort? I'm not seeing them on the site, nor does it seem they've made their usual "April Titles" tweets and site update.

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They're listed on the individual pages for those titles. A no brainer, really, with La La Land currently scheduled for its home video release the same day.

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#212 Post by ng4996 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:18 pm

Thank you! Just seems odd not to have them on the Coming Soon page.

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#213 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:18 pm

carmilla mircalla wrote:this is the first time in a while where I personally think all the month's releases have absolutely horrendous cover art. Looking at all those covers aligned with each other... what the hell is that mess?
I didn't realise it at first glance but yes, even Tampopo is quite bad (and even the arts from the randomly broken set are pretty waful too).

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#214 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:19 pm

Wow. George Cukor is listed as director on the Woman of the Year page. Sloppy.

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#215 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:24 pm

captveg wrote:
They're listed on the individual pages for those titles. A no brainer, really, with La La Land currently scheduled for its home video release the same day.
More than likely why. The sell sheets are pushing the La La Land connection.

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#216 Post by Ashirg » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm

Woman of the Year cover is based on Jacques Kapralik original artwork he did for the film in 1940's

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#217 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:36 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Wow. George Cukor is listed as director on the Woman of the Year page. Sloppy.
Now, you can't expect all the t's to be crossed after such a short weekend.

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#218 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:37 pm

Tampopo is okay, though the poster was better. Rumble Fish and Buena Vista suck, Woman of the Year I'm indifferent to

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#219 Post by Mungo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Buena Vista and Tampopo I'm fine with, Woman of the Year is a neat concept, and Rumble Fish is hideous and reminds me of the (equally bad) Mala Noche cover.

I find it odd that the last three months of releases have all had at least one terrible cover (Before Trilogy, Canoa, and now Rumble Fish) after a year with better-than-average cover art.

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#220 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:57 pm

captveg wrote:
FrauBlucher wrote:Wow. George Cukor is listed as director on the Woman of the Year page. Sloppy.
Now, you can't expect all the t's to be crossed after such a short weekend.
That's what happens when you have hungover interns enter the info.

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#221 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:59 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
captveg wrote:
FrauBlucher wrote:Wow. George Cukor is listed as director on the Woman of the Year page. Sloppy.
Now, you can't expect all the t's to be crossed after such a short weekend.
That's what happens when you have hungover interns enter the info.
They were probably occupied trying to file the licensing paperwork for the Hidden Fences release.

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#222 Post by mikeyzjames » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:29 pm

Michael Boland also did The American Friend. Strikingly similar to Rumble Fish.
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#223 Post by HistoryProf » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:33 pm

what a horrid month. oof.

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#224 Post by Feego » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:26 pm

mikeyzjames wrote:Michael Boland also did The American Friend. Strikingly similar to Rumble Fish.
Also Purple Noon. He really likes those double images of two male stars (though I get that the image below makes literal sense in the movie).

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#225 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 pm

I think I blocked out that Purple Noon cover, because I don't remember it being so hideous! Good lord!

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