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

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#2 Post by pzadvance » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:39 pm

swo17 wrote:Image Image Image Image
Roma looks good. Bummer about the Asphalt Jungle cover, but at least the release is pretty stacked.

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#3 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:44 pm

Not crazy about the Roma fonts.

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#4 Post by med » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:49 pm

The wacky C makes it look like the dog was victim of an eyebrow piercing gone awry. Nice cover, otherwise.

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#5 Post by Finch » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:58 pm

Wish they'd gone with a new cover for The Exterminating Angel. Heart of a Dog is excellent. Quite like Asphalt Jungle as well. Lulz at the Roma cover.

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Heart of a Dog's okay, the rest suckkkkkkk

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#7 Post by Mungo » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm

Asphalt Jungle and Roma look great, but I really don't like Heart Of A Dog. It looks too much like the godawful Tiny Furniture cover, and now I'm thinking about Tiny Furniture.

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#8 Post by carmilla mircalla » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:41 pm

I actually like that sloppy paper cut out font for asphalt jungle but the image they chose is a headscratcher. Heart of a dog is wholly uninteresting in every way: concept, style, execution, Roma looks like a fifth grader's Mardi Gras mural and they should have had a new cover done up for exterminating angel.

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#9 Post by Luke M » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:49 pm

Finch wrote:Wish they'd gone with a new cover for The Exterminating Angel. Heart of a Dog is excellent. Quite like Asphalt Jungle as well. Lulz at the Roma cover.
It seems like a real missed opportunity to improve on an otherwise mediocre cover.

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#10 Post by TheGodfather » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:36 am

Roma cover looks great, don`t really like the font on The Asphalt Jungle. Wonderful to see Criterion releasing it,though!

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#11 Post by alacal2 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:55 pm

I do like the Roma cover and suspect it might look better in reality. Partial to The Asphalt Jungle too with a daylight cover for a film noir

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#12 Post by Jeff » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:44 am

alacal2 wrote:Partial to The Asphalt Jungle too with a daylight cover for a film noir
I like the idea of doing something atypical too, but I don't think the cover works at all. It may just be that the font is so terrible, but I'm afraid they decided to go too literal with the film's title when selecting the image. "Look! He's on the asphalt! And these concrete pillars are like trees! It's like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder / how I keep from goin' under."

It's definitely noir-ish, but I always think of it more as a heist/caper film. I would have liked it if they could have found a cool way to use this image.

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#14 Post by Ribs » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:11 pm

Did your disc holders come broken or is that part of the background design?

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#15 Post by cdnchris » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:20 pm

It's the design

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#16 Post by Mungo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:34 pm

If I may ask, when before a release do you get copies of the releases?

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#17 Post by cdnchris » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:59 pm

Usually anywhere between 1 and 4 weeks before. It's not really consistent (i received Beyond the Valley of the Dolls a few weeks ago, but got Valley of the Dolls today).

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#18 Post by Mungo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:29 pm

Do you have to wait a certain amount of time before doing or publishing a review?

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#19 Post by cdnchris » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:34 pm

No. It can sometimes take a while for me to get through everything so the time line on that varies as well.

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#20 Post by Mungo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:42 pm

Has there been a supplement ( on a Criterion you've reviewed) that you haven't finished, for one reason or another?

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#21 Post by swo17 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:46 pm

What's the farthest you've ever thrown a DVD you didn't like?

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#22 Post by cdnchris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:19 am

Mungo, I sent you a PM if you have more questions you can ask there. Short answer is I think a couple but can't remember what. I would have written about that, though.
swo17 wrote:What's the farthest you've ever thrown a DVD you didn't like?
My office is small, so they just end up embedded in the wall.

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#23 Post by Minkin » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:24 pm

Has anyone seen the new Zatoichi set? Is it in a plastic case now or still in the old configuration? If the latter: does it have the Exact dimensions of the old box?

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#24 Post by RyanGallagher » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51 am

Minkin wrote:Has anyone seen the new Zatoichi set? Is it in a plastic case now or still in the old configuration? If the latter: does it have the Exact dimensions of the old box?
When I asked Criterion about it, they sent this:
The new Zatoichi Blu-ray packaging dimensions are the same as the dual-format edition, with the exception of the spine, which is approximately 1" less deep. So: 6.78" x 7.44" x 2" The design remains the same.

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#25 Post by Andre Jurieu » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:02 pm

Jeff wrote:"... It's like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder / how I keep from goin' under."
I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I didn't acknowledge the genius of dropping this reference into a discussion about blu-ray cover art.

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