Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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#401 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:30 pm

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#402 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:34 pm

Good god is the Personal Shopper cover a misfire and how

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#403 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:35 pm

Ribs wrote:Good god is the Personal Shopper cover a misfire and how
They surely could have licensed the Mondo poster (Drafthouse has before)

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#404 Post by Apperson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Ribs wrote:Good god is the Personal Shopper cover a misfire and how
The only piece of original art out of the bunch and it's absolutely nothing.

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#405 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:38 pm

I was actually very partial to the theatrical poster and just assumed they'd reuse that as serviceable enough. Ah well, at least it's out in timely fashion.

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#406 Post by Mungo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:39 pm

To be fair, The Lure's cover was only just made for the Janus tour

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#407 Post by John Shade » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:40 pm

Was hoping for something new with Barry Lyndon. It's a cool poster I guess.

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#408 Post by Luke M » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Still can't believe my eyes seeing Barry Lyndon with the C on it.

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#409 Post by Randall Maysin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:52 pm

Criterion used.....pre-existing art for Barry Lyndon and apparently several other films this month! Without fucking it up! I just can't fuggin believe it!!!

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#410 Post by bakofalltrades » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:01 pm

That Mondo poster for Personal Shopper is fine, but I honestly don't think it suits the film whatsoever. "Feeling"-wise, I understand the Criterion cover far more, but I'm wholly indifferent to it all the same.

I'd like the Mondo poster and the Criterion cover better if either one had managed to tie in an abstract, Hilma af Klint influence or concept.

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#411 Post by Apperson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:07 pm

If they just used the theatrical poster that Ribs posted with Olivier Assayas' credit and a wacky-C that would've been a lot better.

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#412 Post by zedz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:18 pm

Ribs wrote:I was actually very partial to the theatrical poster and just assumed they'd reuse that as serviceable enough. Ah well, at least it's out in timely fashion.
Just about any promotional image that was used for the film is more interesting and attractive than Criterion's cover.

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#413 Post by Ashirg » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:16 am

With Criterion's The Lure and Arrow Academy's Zoology covers revealed on the same day, I guess it's been "a tailed Eastern European lady in a tub" day...

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#414 Post by TheGodfather » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:25 am

Oh wow what a month!!! Vampyr, Barry Lyndon and FWWM!! And excellent that they used the old artwork! Let's hope that the package for Vampyr will be similar to the dvd one

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#416 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:35 pm

bakofalltrades wrote:That Mondo poster for Personal Shopper is fine, but I honestly don't think it suits the film whatsoever. "Feeling"-wise, I understand the Criterion cover far more, but I'm wholly indifferent to it all the same.
I agree re: the Mondo poster, it totally ignores the tone of the film and of that scene in particular, which is chilly and imbued with loneliness and isolation. While I was no fan of the film, using that poster as the cover would have done it a serious disservice, it's pretty damn terrible in every respect other than the quality of the illustration.

The cover that Criterion went with grows on me every time I see it. It's a striking image and feels like the correct typeface for it.

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#417 Post by MoonlitKnight » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:40 am

Luke M wrote:Still can't believe my eyes seeing Barry Lyndon with the C on it.
To be fair, why mess with perfection?

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#418 Post by olmo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:10 am

Anyone have any word / thoughts on the Barry Lyndon packaging come October?

Hoping for something akin to Blow Up for this, being an event release for many.

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#419 Post by artfilmfan » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:28 am

Got the Before Trilogy and the Marseille Trilogy last week. They now sit next to each other on a shelf, looking very nice ... except: the Marseille Trilogy boxset is a little shorter than the Before Trilogy boxset! Doesn't Criterion have a strict standard on such thing as the height of boxsets?

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#420 Post by Morbii » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 am

Tell that to the del Toro trilogy.

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#421 Post by tenia » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:11 pm

It might seem silly, and I admit I don't care so much about this, but it always surprised me to see that a collection so focused on "homogeneity" would not even be able to output a standard height for boxsets and stick to it. If you take Moonrise Kingdom, Mulholland Dr and Dont Look Back, they're not even 20 spines apart and yet, Criterion managed to have MD being slightly shorter than the other 2.

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#422 Post by johnnysnatchclub7 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:12 pm

So true. And don't get me started on randomness of spine number allocation or the box itself getting a number. I had to leave my OCD at the door a long time ago with Criterion.


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#423 Post by Big Ben » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm

I don't even care what the cover looks like. What size the box is. None of that. Do I have poor/low standards?

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#424 Post by johnnysnatchclub7 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:23 pm

No. In fact, you'll live a happy existence.


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#425 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:27 pm

No. You're less obsessive.

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