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

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

#1451 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 am

^ I don't see what's so "worst" about this. This make-up appears in a scene and it was one of the movie posters. For a horror film it works.

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#1452 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:58 am

It looks like an Asylum DTV production.

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#1453 Post by Brian C » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:47 am

Lost Highway wrote:^ I don't see what's so "worst" about this.
Sometime over the last few months, this turned into the “Random DVD Covers” thread, with no real link to quality either way. It’s pretty rare these days that an actual terrible cover gets posted, with the vast majority being perfectly acceptable if unremarkable.

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#1454 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:32 am

It's almost as though people have different opinions, weird!

That said, The Prodigy looks totally fine to me.

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#1455 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:31 pm

The way he's placed against the background is what makes it awful for me; it looks really unnatural. I can see why others like it, though.

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#1456 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:41 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:31 pm
The way he's placed against the background is what makes it awful for me; it looks really unnatural. I can see why others like it, though.
I don’t like it but I come to this thread to point and laugh at freakishly hideous covers, not at mediocre ones. ;)

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#1457 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 pm

That Prodigy cover is fine. Good movie, too.

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#1458 Post by Robin Davies » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:31 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:41 pm
I don’t like it but I come to this thread to point and laugh at freakishly hideous covers, not at mediocre ones. ;)
I echo this sentiment.

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#1459 Post by Gregory » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:39 pm

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An old favorite dating back to an older incarnation of this forum, in case it helps restore a sense of purpose for posting examples of beyond-the-pale degrees of graphic incompetence, ugliness, grossly distorted representations of movies and their stars, preposterous use of proportion and perspective... Maybe the current crop of covers just don't sink quite to the level of some of the mostly long-OOP DVD era abominations.

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#1460 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:42 pm

As I recall, all of the DVDs in that Chabrol box had similarly horrible MS Word default font

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#1461 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:23 pm

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This is a wild one. It seems like a better idea than it is execution because it makes my eyes hurt to look at it for too long

Sorry it's not from a Chinese bazaar or whatever

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#1462 Post by knives » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Isn't that basically the art that has always been used?

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#1463 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:30 pm

Absolutely nothing wrong with that

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#1464 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:32 pm

knives wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Isn't that basically the art that has always been used?
Sort of?

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The color has been totally fucked with on the Blu-ray cover, though, like a very bad Instagram filter applied 10 times over - not to mention how unreadable everything behind them is. It's a terrible cover, sorry. Standing my ground.

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#1465 Post by tarpilot » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:23 pm

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#1466 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:28 pm

I absolutely want to watch a Christmas movie in which Dabney Coleman pilots Santa’s sled

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#1467 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:31 pm

I'm glad tarpilot is still alive

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#1468 Post by tarpilot » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:30 pm

Awwww.

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I absolutely want to watch a Christmas movie in which Dabney Coleman pilots Santa’s sled
I've seen few weirder. Dabney Coleman, vice president of Santa Enterprises or something, takes his wheelchair-bound boss to a mall to find his successor ("I want you to meet a friend of mine. He's a crippled guy, but he's a terrific person!" - actual dialogue), but Santa dies and with his last breath gives the job to a homeless Black man mid-theft, half-naked and running from mall security. He is then kidnapped and taken to the North Pole (which is actually Heaven?) where, in a really quite nightmarish sequence, a group of small children taunt and laugh at him when he tells them, plainly terrified, that he doesn't want to be Santa Clause. It's like The Toy meets Get Out.

And in scenes I can't begin to make sense of, Santa's IT team is trying to find "Floyd Court", the new Santa, but instead bring up Count Floyd for an extended Joe Flaherty cameo:

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#1469 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:20 pm

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#1470 Post by tarpilot » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:43 pm

Batman's face looks like an optical illusion

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#1471 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Returns is vaguely better, though its transparent blending of Catwoman and The Penguin in Batman's head is quite a poor design idea.

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#1472 Post by tarpilot » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:32 am

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#1473 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:09 am

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Travolta really just needs to take his cue from late period Ray Milland and lose the bad hairpieces. He'd look so much more natural bald and graying and less uncanny valley like does now
Proof Travolta lurks on the board

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He looks surprisingly great bald too, who the hell was keeping him away from this all these years?

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#1474 Post by aox » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:49 pm

Yeah, he looks fantastic bald.

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#1475 Post by Apperson » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:34 am

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I know everyone won't find this bad, but who would be convinced by this as opposed to the actual poster?

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