Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

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#1051 Post by swo17 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 am

That was one of the original posters. And it's representative of the film.

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#1052 Post by Brian C » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:33 am

I don't remember any scenes from the film that take place on an all-blue soundstage! Really I hate that style of design more than anything.

Also the "Find Your Kingdom" tagline is stupid, regardless of its provenance.

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#1053 Post by Gregory » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:10 pm

The top pull quote seems made-up: "Every moment of this film is glorious." Danny Leigh's review in the Guardian doesn't contain anything resembling that statement.

Also, I was going to say something about the name Brooklynn Prince, but just look at this graphic. (I hadn't realized the name was so common.)

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#1054 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm

Brian C wrote:...Also the "Find Your Kingdom" tagline is stupid, regardless of its provenance.
I agree, but it feels slightly more relevant when accompanied by the photo of the lead child in front of the "Magic Castle" motel; the shopping cart just doesn't cut it.

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#1055 Post by Luke M » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 pm

That cover is The Room of bad covers.

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#1056 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 pm

As swo said, it is literally just the UK poster, and nothing about it is misrepresentative of the film. Is this like y'all's first time seeing a run of the mill cover or something?

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#1057 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:28 am

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#1058 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:23 pm

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Film seems interesting, but this cover doesn't do it any favors.

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#1059 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:31 pm

It's an intentional evocation of Animorphs

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#1060 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:12 pm

This isn't a bad cover, I just love that there's apparently a world in which Michael Lerner headlines movies like this and gets a cool badass movie poster treatment

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#1061 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:13 pm

The placement of that quote qualifies it as a bad cover to me.

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#1062 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:14 pm

I think it's a smartly made quote that compares in style with Richard Roeper praising the Departed

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#1063 Post by Ribs » Tue May 08, 2018 11:18 am

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#1064 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 08, 2018 11:30 am

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#1065 Post by CSM126 » Tue May 08, 2018 3:04 pm

I have to give Quick and the Dead some credit: they actually lined up the names with the right faces, which is something you don’t see nearly enough.

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#1066 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm

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#1067 Post by Ribs » Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 pm

It's totally hilarious the characters they've lined up for the remaining seasons:

19: Milhouse
20: Moe
21: Mr. Burns
22: Mrs. Krabappel
23: Ned Flanders
24: Grandpa Simpson
25: Apu
26: Duffman
27: Selma
28: Chief Wiggum
29: Bumblebee Man

Who is going out of their way to buy the Duffman-themed box set?

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#1068 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 08, 2018 3:59 pm

Also, how does Fat Tony get a cover before Mr. Burns or Ned Flanders? It's pretty bizarre, but no one is going to buy these anyway.

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#1069 Post by Ribs » Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm

The most perplexing one, I think, has to be putting Frink for Season 16. Before Flanders, or even, like, Lenny. The only possible reason I can think of is they've determined who it's centered around doesn't matter and it just is a thing they use to structure the menu designs, which kind of explains what would appeal about Frink and Fat Tony. But, also, I don't think it was right for them to include Sideshow Bob or Fat Tony, as they're guest characters not played by a cast member!

(An episode from several years ago had Sideshow Bob do a cameo scene at the end, which I found unnerving - the character only makes sense, to me, when appearing in a "Sideshow Bob episode," and to suddenly have him just appear whenever with Kelsey Grammer felt so weird)

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#1070 Post by colinr0380 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:23 pm

This change seemed to happen at the point where they started putting out Blu-rays and while there did not seem a particularly 'big' episode of the season featuring the starring characters for the first two sets (the Kang/Kodos and Otto ones) after that they seemed to try to tie it into a particular episode and throw in a couple of extra older episodes. I cannot speak for the Eighteenth Season yet (though I seem to remember The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer episode is the one that 'Principal and the Pauper's Fat Tony by killing him off and replacing him with his son who ends up looking exactly like Fat Tony!) but the Frink one was collecting all of the flash-forward episodes from the series together in one set. It goes like this for the rest of the extra episodes:

Season 17 (Sideshow Bob / The Italian Bob):
Krusty Gets Busted (Season 1)
Cape Feare (Season 5)
and post 2000 there is The Man Who Grew Too Much from season 25

Season 16 (Professor Frink / Future-Drama):
Lisa's Wedding (from Season 6)
Bart To The Future (from Season 11 - aired March 2000) and Holidays of Future Passed (Season 23) are post-2000

Season 15: (Otto)
The Otto Show (from Season 3)
Das Bus (from Season 9)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (from Season 11 - aired May 2000)

Season 14: (Kang or Kodos)
Treehouse of Horror V (from Season 6)
Treehouse of Horror VI (from Season 7)

The only issue is that these extra episodes from earlier seasons were more of an event when it was a Blu-ray release and they were getting upgraded. Now that the Eighteenth Season is DVD only, its not really quite as much of a selling factor.

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#1071 Post by aox » Wed May 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Gregory wrote:Also, I was going to say something about the name Brooklynn Prince, but just look at this graphic. (I hadn't realized the name was so common.)

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I'm curious to where they pulled their data on this. I am unable to corroborate it with the stats on the Social Security website.

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#1072 Post by Gregory » Wed May 09, 2018 8:20 pm

The Social Security Administration was the listed source for it. Out of curiosity, I checked this tool at the SSA site, choosing three states at random for 2012, and Brooklyn was indeed the most popular girls' name starting with B in all three.

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#1073 Post by aox » Thu May 10, 2018 12:23 am

Gregory wrote:The Social Security Administration was the listed source for it. Out of curiosity, I checked this tool at the SSA site, choosing three states at random for 2012, and Brooklyn was indeed the most popular girls' name starting with B in all three.
Thank you.

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#1074 Post by dx23 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:04 pm

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#1075 Post by John Shade » Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 pm

Sad to see Beatrice fall out of favor...

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