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

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#951 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:22 pm

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The all-star cast is led by Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Archer, True Romance) in his DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Deadshot, who heads "Task Force X" alongside Billy Brown (How To Get Away With Murder) as Bronze Tiger, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood, Once Upon a Time) as Killer Frost, Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf) as Copperhead, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and their "boss," Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) as Amanda Waller. Villainous forces in the film include C. Thomas Howell (Outcast, The Outsiders, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) as Zoom, Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids, Heroes, Once Upon a Time) as Scandal Savage, James Urbaniak (Difficult People, The Venture Bros.) as Professor Pyg, Julie Nathanson (The Zeta Project, Beverly Hills 90210) as Silver Banshee and Jewelee, and Jim Pirri (Injustice 2) as Vandal Savage & Vertigo.
Could you imagine watching this under any circumstances

A lot of those DC animated features get better reviews than the live actions films actually. I've never watched one but I know they've been praised to such a degree that the praise exudes from every possible orifice. We can certainly laugh all we want but they make bank for DC and are incredibly cost effective. As such they're even willing to make them R rated and put them into theaters.

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#952 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:02 pm

That one based on The Killing Joke was god-awful, but most of that can be based on the padding I think. I've only seen a handful of these animated "films" but they mostly make me long for the Batman Animated Series.

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#953 Post by Gregory » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:22 pm

The all-star cast is led by Christian Slater...
The Billing Joke

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#954 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:47 pm

Oh man - the entire time I was putting that post together and finding an acceptably sized Blu-ray cover etc etc - I thought it was a live action direct to video sequel. Not once did it occur to me it could be animated.

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#955 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:06 pm

From Twitter user @ColeWBradley:

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#956 Post by Big Ben » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 pm

It looks like a bootleg cover for a Fifty Shades parody.

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#957 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:41 pm

I spy "dark" versions of Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice too

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#958 Post by Ashirg » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:42 pm

Wal-Mart has the whole stand of Fifty Shades knock-off DVD covers from Universal...

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#959 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 pm

Not that the first, and thus far, only, Fifty Shades movie I saw was terribly explicit (and I don't expect the sequels are/will be, either), but there is something really creepy about using an apparently tame modern PG-13/12 cert romantic comedy, which is itself a sequel to a modern PG/PG cert romantic comedy, to market a modern R/18 cert "erotic" thriller. If we were talking 70s PG movies, okay, because those are often 15/18 cert level anyway, but the first My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a slightly naughty family comedy, and despite the, probably reactionary, PG-13 rating, I've not seen much that leads me to believe the sequel was any more adult.

The irony is that of the (apparently six) Blu-rays released with movie cash to see Fifty Shades Darker, two of the films were PG-13, but another two were actually given modern PG ratings: Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Leap Year (2009). Why this happens is beyond me, as there are plenty of R-rated Romance Blu-rays Universal has released, like Anna Karenina (2012) and About Time (2014), for example.

But yes, all of these slipcovers tend to be terrible.

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#960 Post by Feego » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:56 pm

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That time Kathy Bates stuck James Caan's foot in a typewriter. His ankle is also disproportionately skinny compared to his foot.

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#961 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:10 pm

That Misery cover is hypnotically bad - almost Dali-esque in it's surrealistic placement of objects and human anatomy.

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#962 Post by Feego » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:18 pm

The cover seems to be based on this wonderfully bizarre piece of movie prop memorabilia. The real thing is kind of awesome, but the cover is just terribly misguided.

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#963 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:40 am

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#964 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:04 pm

What an awful time to think you can advertise these movies (1) this way (2). :shock: :lol:

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#965 Post by Brian C » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:57 pm

That’s so amazing that I’d think it was fake if the movies themselves weren’t too randomly chosen to be parody.

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#966 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Ah yes from their new line "Guys being Dudes".

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#967 Post by McCrutchy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:55 pm

McCrutchy wrote:I love EuroArts and their classical music Blu-rays, but this is probably not the best way to indicate Joyce DiDonato is in this concert:
And they've made it worse, now. Not only has Joyce DiDonato's "image bubble" shifted direction, and imagery, from what she was actually wearing on the night to some glossy publicity still, but now, you can see members of the audience, including someone leaning over in their seat:

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For the record, here is what it was again:

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#968 Post by Gregory » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:48 pm

The oddest thing about it to me is that it seems someone colored Rattle's gray hair blond for some bizarre reason. A man's hair color doesn't usually change throughout his lifetime from dark brown to gray to blond, but I guess someone thought it would help move product?

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#969 Post by Big Ben » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:31 pm

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How do you mess something like this up?

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#970 Post by McCrutchy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:52 am

Coming soon to Blu-ray in Germany:

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#971 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:52 am

Awesome

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#972 Post by aox » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Do you think people that have devoted their lives and craft to making those types of films are happy?

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#973 Post by Gregory » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:33 pm

That cover is a huge improvement on the official cover/poster (according to the distributor):

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Literally the only problem I have with this film

#974 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:34 pm

Why does it have human eyes

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#975 Post by aox » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Maybe it is an attempt to subconsciously make the antagonist more relatable to human viewers.

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