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

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#1026 Post by bottled spider » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:38 pm

Her hand looks slightly too big. And, from the weird way they've 'distressed' the image, hairy. The more I look at it, the more it creeps me out.

Also I wonder what song she's singing into her rose mic.

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#1027 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:42 pm

Probably humming this

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#1028 Post by Feego » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:56 pm

I know we've all seen this old chestnut, which is still the gold standard for bad DVD covers:

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But in all these years, I had never seen the back of the cover, which describes the film as Italian, in color and dubbed in English!!!

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#1029 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:59 pm

This thread (or one of its incarnations) is actually the returning Google Image Search result for that series! Two Women with the unrelated sexy Loren pose has to be up there

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#1030 Post by Minkin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Its great that its "dubbed in English", claims to be Italian, and in color (or did they colorize it?). Surprised they got the year / runtime correct.

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#1031 Post by Dylan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 pm

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#1032 Post by MongooseCmr » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:15 am

Is Hamill in blackface on the top one?

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#1033 Post by Feego » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:14 am

This one has always been an eyesore on my DVD shelf, but what makes it even more painful is that, unlike the Repulsion one above or the Martha Ivers cover on the previous page, this is for a legitimately good release of a movie that has its share of bad PD editions.

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#1034 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:01 am

That Image's disc, right? They were in love with those kind of horrible colored B&W images for their covers for a while

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#1035 Post by swo17 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am

Yep

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#1036 Post by PfR73 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:11 am

domino harvey wrote:Probably humming this
Nah, definitely this.

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#1037 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:16 pm

It looks like a Star Wars movie.

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#1038 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:41 pm

I don't mind that. Don't make it any more obtuse than it has to be, highlight the stars. Looks pretty.

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#1039 Post by Big Ben » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 pm

I was under the impression that Isaac only has a small role but okay.

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#1040 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:54 pm

He's the second most marketable name in the cast, it doesn't matter

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#1041 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:08 pm

Big Ben wrote:I was under the impression that Isaac only has a small role but okay.
He has a pivotal role, though, and makes sense there on whatever traditional movie poster artwork you'd end up drawing, next to Portman. For the reason Domino mentioned, but also for plot reasons

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#1042 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:32 pm

Plus if you are doing a "from the director of Ex Machina" thing, it might also make sense to suggest one of the actors from that film turns up here as well.

I am looking forward to seeing the film in general but in terms of actors I'm most glad to see Benedict Wong turn up in there, who now seems to have become the modern sci-fi film talisman figure for his run of small supporting roles in: Sunshine, Moon, Prometheus and The Martian. Plus in episodes of Black Mirror and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams! Not to mention the voicing the main character's brother in the recent Prey game!

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#1043 Post by McCrutchy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:15 pm

I don't think the forthcoming Japanese Blu-ray of Death Wish 3 (1985) (which is apparently commemorating the anniversary of Bronson's real life demise in August 2003, hence the "15") has enough guns on the cover:

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#1044 Post by Ribs » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm

This isn't totally horrid, but the Unsane cover has flipped the poster upside down, presumably to make Claire Foy more recognizable - totally understandable, but it kind of makes what I thought was a pretty good poster into a pretty bad one.

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#1045 Post by Ribs » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:10 am

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#1046 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:22 am

Oh no

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#1047 Post by Brian C » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:22 am

Oh my god

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#1048 Post by aox » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:37 am

I kind of don't want to watch that movie now.

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#1049 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:02 am

I was so glad the U.S. Blu-ray didn't go that route. It's a shame U.K. buyers aren't as lucky...

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#1050 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:14 am

Seems about right

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