Worst DVD covers... ever! (Part Deux)

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#1 Post by cdnchris » Thu May 10, 2007 9:41 pm

Sadly this is our most popular topic and the other thread has become unmanageable admin wise. So I must now start a second topic. The last cover posted by jbeall:

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You may find the first thread here (spanning back almost 2 and half years).

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#2 Post by Barmy » Fri May 11, 2007 11:39 am

Man that cover SUX!

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#3 Post by dx23 » Fri May 11, 2007 12:22 pm

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This is the actual cover of the DVD.

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#4 Post by Lemmy Caution » Fri May 11, 2007 12:26 pm

I don't see much wrong with that cover. The Harry Pottery font is a cue to teens that this involves fantasy. Don't see any problem with a fairy tale about fascism being marketed or watched by teens.
What is it with studios and loud primary colors these days?
As someone who sifts through large rows of unorganized DVDs frequently, I can attest that Blood Reds and Bright Yellows stand out very effectively. The Reds always catch my eye and get an extra second of attention. Don't think this pertains to Blue.
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#5 Post by Barmy » Fri May 11, 2007 12:48 pm

Are the Blade II and Hellboy references really going to sucker people into buying PL?

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#6 Post by Lemmy Caution » Fri May 11, 2007 1:34 pm

Okay, having a nearly naked sexy chick on the cover will certainly catch some attention and arguably already pushes things beyond the realm of worst ever ... but this cover just seems inane on so many levels.
Alluring Chick Hiding a Weapon Behind Her has already become a definite dvd cover cliche. And there's something just plain dumb about a movie entitled "Backlash" featuring a large naked back on the cover. And don't overlook the after-thought palm fronds tacked on to the upper right. Would've been better to airbrush a palm-tree tattoo on her exposed butt. Or maybe they should have added a tattoo of a lash on her back.



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#7 Post by tavernier » Sat May 12, 2007 2:51 pm

I wonder if that's really the actress, or just some faceless model....

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#8 Post by jbeall » Sat May 12, 2007 3:35 pm

tavernier wrote:I wonder if that's really the actress, or just some faceless model....
It looks like a CGI-ed female to me.

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#9 Post by Commander Shears » Sat May 12, 2007 3:53 pm

This one has probably been posted before, but it's worth a rerun. You can actually see the rage in Marvin's eyes.

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#10 Post by CSM126 » Sat May 12, 2007 7:04 pm

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If you're going to have Bas Rutten in a movie, you might as well put his face on the cover of the DVD. That man's visage would move more copies than some MSPaint-looking booty. For Chrissakes, he's El Guapo!

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#11 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sun May 13, 2007 1:01 am

What's weird is I that saw that Backlash cover in a store again, and noticed that the bikini-chick does indeed have a tattoo (a Chinese dragon) on the small of her back. Maybe that seeped into my subconscious and led me on to my tattoo speculations.

Now that I look closer, near her right hand, there is an unnecessarily long bikini string that looks like a lash -- so maybe some graphic designer was having a little fun designing the cover for this crappy movie.

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#12 Post by dx23 » Sun May 13, 2007 11:41 am

Lionsgate is now following Sony misteps in redesigning their DVD covers for no reason and turning them for the worst.

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My only question is, why?

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#13 Post by Matt » Sun May 13, 2007 2:25 pm

dx23 wrote:My only question is, why?
Considering the current tobacco paranoia in Hollywood, this one seems pretty obvious:

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 13, 2007 8:14 pm

dx23 wrote:Lionsgate is now following Sony misteps in redesigning their DVD covers for no reason and turning them for the worst.

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My only question is, why?
it looks like he's wearing one of those wolf shirts

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#15 Post by dx23 » Tue May 15, 2007 12:41 pm

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Sony is winning the race of worst covers. Between the unecessary sequel, the "brilliant" tagline and the rapper turn thespian Kurupt, they are just putting the cherry on top with the bad dvd cover.

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#16 Post by patrick » Tue May 15, 2007 12:48 pm

I don't hate the 2-disc Pan's Labyrinth, although I certainly question why the double disc (which I assume is targeted at people who already love the movie and not the person just browsing the shelf for something to rent or buy) has more ad copy ("From the director of..." and a meaningless Stephen King quote) than the 1-disc version. I wouldn't mind as much if the ad copy were just on the o-ring, but it's there on the actual cover as well.

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#17 Post by dx23 » Thu May 17, 2007 8:08 am

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The sad thing is that Paramount wastes their time releasing this but there still no 1492 in the horizon.

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#18 Post by jorencain » Thu May 17, 2007 8:50 am

I wish that cover was in 3D, with the margarita and everybody's heads poking out at you.

"BIKINI XING". Awesome.

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#19 Post by skuhn8 » Thu May 17, 2007 9:02 am

A SE of Summer School pretty much kills our collective dream of a Carl Reiner Eclipse set:

Summer School (1987)
All of Me (1984)
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
The Jerk (1979)

DAMMIT!

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 17, 2007 11:24 am

I'm still holding out hope for a Late Period Reiner set

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#21 Post by The Invunche » Thu May 17, 2007 12:09 pm

dx23 wrote:The sad thing is that Paramount wastes their time releasing this but there still no 1492 in the horizon.
Summer School is the better movie.

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#22 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:22 pm

Mark Harmon's Hand looks like it's attached to the sign.

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#23 Post by skuhn8 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:55 pm

The Invunche wrote:
dx23 wrote:The sad thing is that Paramount wastes their time releasing this but there still no 1492 in the horizon.
Summer School is the better movie.
Actually I think it really is. Plus Courtney is so damn cute in it. And of course, this SE cannot simply be called Special Edition. "Life's a Beach Edition"; well, that's brilliant. And for those folks who haven't been to SoCal, dogs don't actually walk around with sunglasses down there despite what cheesy DVD covers would suggest. But I love how that margarita is clutched like he's going to punch it through your chest a la The Terminator.

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#24 Post by Gigi M. » Thu May 17, 2007 1:51 pm

I believe this belong here somewhere:

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#25 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 17, 2007 1:52 pm

looks like the cover artist was about three strokes away from brushing out the entire nose

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