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Arrow Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#1 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:34 pm

I'm curious about something. For some of Arrow's older DVD releases of world cinema, I've seen different cover art online than you get in the flesh. Consider for instance:

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Did any of these releases ever come out with the first versions of the cover art that I've shown? Is there a particular reason behind this spare design scheme? And if I stare at the large pink dot long enough, will Sophia Loren come out of the corner?

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:00 pm

My DVD of the Nasty Girl is the first one pictured, but I'd have preferred the bubble one!

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#3 Post by antnield » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:04 pm

The first versions did exist and were used for initial releases. The redesigns date from 2011.

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:36 am

More specifically, the Sony DADC fire was an excuse to redo them with more uniform packaging, and rewritten blurbs by a single author (me).

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#5 Post by antnield » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:38 pm

Seeing as this thread now exists, here's a handy link to all the newly-commissioned sleeves since Arrow Video's inception 5+ years ago.

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#6 Post by swo17 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:13 pm

More Marsh, Shaw, and Vranckx please!

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#7 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:48 pm

swo17 wrote:More Marsh, Shaw, and Vranckx please!
Ditto plus Zimakov

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:46 pm

Melton's got the hat-trick of making my favorite Arrow covers and some of my least-favorites! He's great when he's not going in a gross direction. Luckily he hasn't produced anything as bad as that Pieces cover though, which is so disgusting that it stopped me from ever importing it on the off chance that I'd have to explain to a customs agent purchasing something that disturbing-looking (and then once I did see it, I was glad to have been saved the expense, but still). Seriously the worst thing Arrow's ever OK'd in the cover dept

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#9 Post by matrixschmatrix » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:10 pm

Wow, I think I like every single cover Nathanael Marsh has made- The Killers and Invasion of the Body Snatchers in particular, but there's not a clunker in the bunch.

Also, I've been an apologist for Sam's Myth covers in Criterion, but both of his for Arrow look awful, at least in the pictures.

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#10 Post by rapta » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:43 am

Jay Shaw seems to consistently do the best covers (especially The Fury, The Long Goodbye, Salvatore Giuliano, The Killers) and Nathanael Marsh too. As are what MacEwan/Erickson/Vranckx/Zimakov/Smith have done to date - more MacEwan please especially! Dunno what they were thinking with Buckman's cover for The Visitor, or Pemberton's for Stray Cat Rock...could have been so much better. Or the Joe Wilson covers...though Blow Out doesn't look that bad as a steelbook. Dan Mumford's cover for Tales of Terror looks excellent! Not sure I'm into Corman/Price though so probably won't own that one.

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#11 Post by tenia » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:06 pm

domino harvey wrote:Seriously the worst thing Arrow's ever OK'd in the cover dept
I admit that more than this truly disgusting cover, I loathe the Inferno cover which is truly of very bad taste.

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#12 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:09 pm

And not at all representative of the film. Thankfully they redid that one though.

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#13 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:20 pm

These might be a little old, but I don't believe they've been posted here yet. Cover art for Arrow's most recent announcements:

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:26 pm

The original Tenebrae is the best cover they ever did, total downgrade

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#15 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Which is funny, because this one is pretty damn good!

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#16 Post by chatterjees » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:32 pm

I have the steelbook. I love this new cover so much that I really want to get the one. I guess it will be overdoing.

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#17 Post by Ashirg » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:39 pm

I have seconds thoughts about The Killing cover. "Coleen Gray" is listed next to rendering of Marie Windsor and "Vince Edwards" next to Timothy Carey.

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#18 Post by antnield » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:45 pm

Not on the final sleeve...

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#19 Post by rockysds » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 am

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#20 Post by cdnchris » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:12 am

Network!? I just did a little happy dance.

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#21 Post by MichaelB » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:17 am

Those Sweet Smell of Success and Network covers are the reversible ones, not the Arrow originals - which will be unveiled next month or thereabouts.

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#22 Post by antnield » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:32 pm

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#23 Post by Ashirg » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:39 pm

Blood and Black Lace steelbook cover:
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How it looks in 3D - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ZCafaTYvw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Alternate cover for Blood and Black Lace as shown on MVD site (maybe a reverse):
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#24 Post by antnield » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:43 pm

Yeah, that's the reverse sleeve.

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#25 Post by Banasa » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:27 pm

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et tu Adobe Illustrator?

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