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

#276 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:04 pm

domino harvey wrote:I practice comical unlikely behaviors with my digipaks
I throw my slipcovers in the garbage. (Not Criterion ones though, I promise)

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#277 Post by dwk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Then when I've watched and read everything a second time, I move them to a hole I've dug in my unfinished basement where I give them a proper burial
Who the hell has time to watch and/or read something twice. [-(

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#278 Post by jindianajonz » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:10 pm

I've always shelved them like Captveg, with the opening facing outward. I do the same thing with box sets for accessibility purposes, and I figure this way everything is consistent.

For you outward-slipcoverers, do you shelve your box sets the same way?

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#279 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:10 pm

Yes, of course

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#280 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:56 pm

jindianajonz wrote:I've always shelved them like Captveg, with the opening facing outward. I do the same thing with box sets for accessibility purposes, and I figure this way everything is consistent.

For you outward-slipcoverers, do you shelve your box sets the same way?
Do you shelve your books with the spine inwards too?

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#281 Post by pzadvance » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:07 pm

Brian C wrote:
jindianajonz wrote:I've always shelved them like Captveg, with the opening facing outward. I do the same thing with box sets for accessibility purposes, and I figure this way everything is consistent.

For you outward-slipcoverers, do you shelve your box sets the same way?
Do you shelve your books with the spine inwards too?
If you're gonna use the book comparison, then doesn't the filing style both myself and captveg use make even more sense? The "spine" of the digipak would be the spine of the disc-holding case (since it folds open like a book), which, when filed our way, is facing outward (just like a book)!

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#282 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Please stop trying to normalize this behavior.

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#283 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Well, I was kidding. But also ... no.

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#284 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:23 pm

This might be the greatest discussion in the history of the forum.

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#286 Post by tenia » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:09 am

WTF is this huge 1966 on the disc artwork ? :shock:

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#287 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:42 pm

What do you do with French blus/dvds, where the title is "upside down" relative to English-speaking discs? Do you line them up as is or do you shelve the French discs upside down so all your titles can be read going in the same direction? (I do the latter.)

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#288 Post by dwk » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:46 pm

tenia wrote:WTF is this huge 1966 on the disc artwork ? :shock:
That is odd. Criterion posted a pic the dvd set and it doesn't have 1966 on it
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#289 Post by Arrow » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:04 pm

Maybe since there was only one disc they didn't want all that empty space. I don't know off hand if other one disc blu rays that have 2 disc DVD counterparts warrant that design choice though.

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#290 Post by TMDaines » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Rayon Vert wrote:What do you do with French blus/dvds, where the title is "upside down" relative to English-speaking discs? Do you line them up as is or do you shelve the French discs upside down so all your titles can be read going in the same direction? (I do the latter.)
Line them up as is. I find bottom to top spines more logical as if the item is face-down, the spine can be easily ready. If face up, you don't need the spine anyway.

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#291 Post by tenia » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:45 pm

TMDaines wrote:If face up, you don't need the spine anyway.
If you have multiple releases piled together, surely, you would need the spine to know which is which for all of them except for the one at the very top ?

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#292 Post by Graphist » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:50 pm

It looks like the digipak for Blow-Up is not as thick as the Dekalog one. Is the booklet inside relatively thick?

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#293 Post by Ribs » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:47 pm

They changed the art for Dheepan:

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

#294 Post by sir_luke » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:31 pm

Much preferred the old type.


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#296 Post by Graphist » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:34 am

I think the new one works much better in relation to the rest of the composition. Plus it would be easier to read from a distance. I wish they played a bit more with the kerning of it though.

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#297 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:45 pm

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#298 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm

All pretty good.

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#299 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm

Love They Live By Night and the Fanny Trilogy. Lodger's pretty good. Straw Dogs is ruined. Ugetsu: still boring

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#300 Post by Feego » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:03 pm

domino harvey wrote:Love They Live By Night and the Fanny Trilogy. Lodger's pretty good. Straw Dogs is ruined. Ugetsu: still boring
I pretty much echo Domino's sentiments (although I've always liked the Ugetsu cover and am glad they didn't change it). The shocking power of the Straw Dogs image has been completely neutered by turning it into a painting -- an annoying trend Criterion is continuing from The Innocents and Eraserhead -- and colorizing it to boot.

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