Worst DVD covers... ever!

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The Fanciful Norwegian
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#1 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:44 pm

Saw this atrocity at Best Buy and just had to revive the thread:

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Unfortunately this is the largest image I was able to find online. But suffice to say this is quite possibly the least imposing "KungFu" image imaginable. Volume 1 is okay by comparison:

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#2 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:12 am

tristan wrote:
Please see Curb Your Enthusiasm as soon as possible.
Ah! OK, ashamed to say it was a series that I'd heard of but not gotten to see. Its going on my DVD order list now!

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#3 Post by Faux Hulot » Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:09 pm

This one's pretty lame... nice logo, though:

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Lemdog
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#4 Post by Lemdog » Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:30 pm

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Going to repost this one due to the fact that it is so bad.

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#5 Post by Poncho Punch » Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:34 pm

And I will post this in reply, as I did before. I think that the Hand Of Death one is worse, but this is pretty terrible. I actually feel ashamed when people come across it while browsing my DVD collection.


At least they picked a sufficiently Cary Grant-esque shot of Chow Yun-Fat, even if he is shooting the case's spine.
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#6 Post by cafeman » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:17 pm

Re:Once a Thief

Maybe it looks worse when you see the real deal, but this pic seems ok to me.

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#7 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:02 am

poor Brian Glover!

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#8 Post by Lemdog » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:23 am

This one is really bad also.

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#9 Post by The Invunche » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:37 am

What the hell is that woman doing on the cover?

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Lemdog
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#10 Post by Lemdog » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:50 am

No clue. Sex sells maybe?

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#11 Post by Andre Jurieu » Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:00 am

The Invunche wrote:What the hell is that woman doing on the cover?
That's the same question I asked when that Infernal Affairs cover was posted on the old forum. Seriously, why is she on the cover and when exactly did she pick up a gun in the movie?

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#12 Post by peerpee » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:07 pm

Seeing as folk are posting classic favourites from the old forum, I can't resist posting this again: my alltime favourite worst cover (so far):


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The Digital McGuffin
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#13 Post by The Digital McGuffin » Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:30 pm

Well, we'd better have the return of Steve McQueen and his MGM tiara too then

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#14 Post by der_Artur » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:22 pm

1. hooray for the new line under "criterionforum.org"

2. peerpee, you posted a fake "hero" cover once. could you share it with us again?

3. the studio that participated with "repulsion" in the old forum still is really hot:
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#15 Post by Morbii » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:12 am

The Invunche wrote:What the hell is that woman doing on the cover?
She appears to be picking her ass :o

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#16 Post by djali999 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:45 am

Couldn't even find a clear cover scan for this one, had to resort to eBay:

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That is by FAR the worst DVD cover I've ever seen.

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#17 Post by peerpee » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:13 am

golgothicon wrote: peerpee, you posted a fake "hero" cover once. could you share it with us again?
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#18 Post by peerpee » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:30 pm

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#19 Post by justeleblanc » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:00 pm

Did we do this one yet? It's pretty hideous.

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#20 Post by Nihonophile » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:49 pm

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This one is so bad, most dvd sites still have the old cover art on their site.
What digital human is trapped in the ice?[/img]

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#21 Post by denti alligator » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:28 am

The cover for Leaves from Satan's Book is so bad I'm considering cancelling my pre-order and just renting this one.

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#22 Post by peerpee » Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:12 am

denti alligator wrote:The cover for Leaves from Satan's Book is so bad I'm considering cancelling my pre-order and just renting this one.
Look how they have "leaves" in the design! -- Real Maple leaves! --

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#23 Post by Tony le Stephanois » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:06 pm

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#24 Post by zedz » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:45 pm

Nihonophile wrote:Image

This one is so bad, most dvd sites still have the old cover art on their site.
What digital human is trapped in the ice?[/img]
I reckon it's somebody's ear pressed up against a frosty window.

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#25 Post by swingo » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:18 am

Someone screaming...

Axel.

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