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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#951 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:28 pm

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Maybe it's just because I've always disliked the film, but that Princess Bride cover is a real eyesore.

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#952 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm

I love all the covers so far

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#953 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm

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Maybe it's just because I've always disliked the film, but that Princess Bride cover is a real eyesore.
My daughter approves, so your opinion is null and void.

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#954 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:30 pm

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#955 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:30 pm

I'm really happy with that new Sisters cover

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#956 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:31 pm

That new cover for Sisters has a seriously disturbing H.R. Giger vibe to it!

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#957 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
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I'm really happy with that new Sisters cover
Definitely the best of the month.

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#958 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm

One of your wrongest hot takes yet

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#959 Post by Finch » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:42 pm

That Sisters cover is awesome, and agreed on the HR Giger vibe.

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#960 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:47 pm

The details for Princess Bride seems to indicate it is in a clothbound digipak?!

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#961 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:59 pm

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The details for Princess Bride seems to indicate it is in a clothbound digipak?!
PLUS: An essay by author Sloane Crosley and, for the Blu-ray edition, Goldman’s introduction to his Princess Bride script from the 1995 collection Four Screenplays, in a lavishly illustrated, clothbound book
I think it's just the text materials

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#962 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:07 pm

But the cover is clearly a hardback book. I think it will be like Say Amen, Somebody and be a book with a disc holder

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#963 Post by albucat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:12 pm

According to their press contact material, "This October, the beloved fairy-tale classic The Princess Bride will join the Criterion Collection in a clothbound storybook Blu-ray edition packed with special features."

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#964 Post by black&huge » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Sisters will be my only purchase. The cover is fantastic

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#965 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:20 pm

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#966 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:21 pm

And yes, it appears only the Blu-ray will be cloth-bound. The DVD will not be.

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#967 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 pm

albucat wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:12 pm
According to their press contact material, "This October, the beloved fairy-tale classic The Princess Bride will join the Criterion Collection in a clothbound storybook Blu-ray edition packed with special features."
I stand corrected; sounds like a fun gimmick

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#968 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 pm

Hideous.

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#969 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 pm

Will look great next to my condom-bound Spinal Tap

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#970 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:32 pm

The Princess Bride is one of those films I've sorta seen in patches, piecemeal across background television sets, and never linearly, but that's absolutely gorgeous packaging. It also seems shrewd for a film so widely disseminated to have such caring and unique packaging---to make it more tangible, if you will.

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#971 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:40 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Hideous.
Probably because you have no soul. [-(

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#972 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:46 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Hideous.
...in the way that a children's storybook should be! I kind of love it going all in on that aesthetic in the manner of that time when Videodrome turned its packaging into a Betamax tape. I wonder if it would cause the same confusion!

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#973 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Literally worried for anyone who can see that beautiful packaging and call it "hideous"

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#974 Post by zedz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:02 pm

Did we actually get a month where the covers were all good?

Eight Hours is so hilariously off-point that it's on-point (sunshiney, feelgood Fassbinder).

Shampoo is a simple, strong shot with great colour that they kept simple and strong.

The Princess Bride looked the weakest of the bunch at first, though obviously appropriate to the film, but the total package sells it like crazy.

Sisters is one of the best things they've done in a long while: successfully retro but not dated, appropriate to the film, and subtly disturbing, not just with the Rorschach / Giger effect in the middle, but with the uncanny mirror / not-mirror reflection of the faces. (It's a shame the film isn't as good as that cover.)

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#975 Post by Newsnayr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm

While very pretty and fitting, I have a feeling that it'll be extraordinarily subject to wear and tear (and I say that as an ardent fan of digipaks).

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