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

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#851 Post by Zot! » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:12 am

Didnt see the film, but I notice very little difference presentation wise between todays major blockbusters and AAA game franchises. Honestly, if I squint, I couldnt tell you by packaging alone if I'm looking at a Comic Book movie, game, or animated special. Sometimes I cant even derive the origins.

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#852 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:32 am

A Dunkirk video game would be a fascinating experiment, mostly because there would be very little you could do to fight back - it would feel a lot like the opening few minutes of Battlefield 1.

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#853 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:03 pm

By the way I can confirm that the Torso cover looks as atrocious in person as the image suggests, though luckily the cover is reversible!

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#854 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:04 am

If you look from a distance, he looks like an airbrushed Liev Schreiber...

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#855 Post by Gregory » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:20 pm

You can tell he's really the "world's best hit man" because he (a) aims his gun somewhere to the left of where his steely gaze is pointed and (b) stands right in front of a big target while a bunch of assassins are after him.

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#856 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:06 pm

This looks fine at normal size, but if you look at it larger, holy shit. Surely Dawn French's mouth isn't that big, and why does it look like a Nike swoosh? Also, where is her body?!

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This one is just amazing, here larger:

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#857 Post by Gregory » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:55 am

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Not the first time it's been asked about a cover, but never has the question been more warranted: Is that really supposed to be Cary Grant? How did they make it look so off? And that insane bright-yellow-on-the-bottom-white-on-top version of the Helen wig is the best argument against colorizing monochrome photography that I've seen in a long while.
Is the rectangular outline around Dietrich's name visible on the printed cover? Elephant Films are the culprit in this master clAss in bad design (along with many other eyesores).

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#858 Post by calculus entrophy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:56 am

Bad cover, point taken.

But Cary Grant didnt use to look like Cary Grant.....

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#859 Post by Gregory » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:10 pm

On that cover, he looks like someone printed out Grant's face from the film, cut out the shape with dull scissors, and is wearing it askew as a paper mask. And from the neck down he's going out of focus like Robin Williams in Deconstructing Harry.

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#860 Post by furbicide » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:51 pm

I really want to get Lopushanskiy's Visitor of a Museum on DVD – with or without English subs, if it comes to that! But, crikey, imagine having this on your shelf...

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#861 Post by Big Ben » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:42 pm

It's not a cover but it's too awful not to share. Just take your pick for worst head shot.

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#862 Post by tenia » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:49 pm

Not only this, but it's a weird combination of headshots looking like they all belong originally to different movie posters, and have different Photoshop filters applied to them. Terry Bradshaw has the bluest eyes ever, Ving Rhames looks like a photo-realist drawing, Ed Helms's head has been poorly pasted onto somebody else's body without taking into account the neck, and Chris Walken seems airbrushed to death (plus has a 5000 Lux projector straight in his face).

It's... fascinating.

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#863 Post by dx23 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:58 pm

They made JK Simmons look like an aging Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ed Helms like a bad clone of pre-cancer Walter White/Bryan Cranston and Katt Williams like Cedric the Entertainer if he went on a Slim Fast diet.

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#864 Post by Ashirg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Who that hand belongs to?

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#865 Post by calculus entrophy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:55 pm

Katt looks indistinguishable from Carl Weathers. Can't wait for the limited edition collectible action "Father Figures".

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#866 Post by Big Ben » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 pm

I've returned with another poster.

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#867 Post by calculus entrophy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:44 am

Maybe its a good thing when bad movies have bad covers.....sort of a warning code......a bad movie with a good cover is just the lowest form of trickery.

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#868 Post by Kirkinson » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 am

I wanted to know how Melissa McCarthy got third billing in a movie with a bunch of other people who seem way below her current clout level and learned that this movie has been sitting on the shelf for 10 years waiting to be released. Good lord.

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#869 Post by Cremildo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:44 am

Also, why is Scarlett Johansson (second from the left) pictured but not billed?

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#870 Post by calculus entrophy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:02 am

Cremildo wrote:Also, why is Scarlett Johansson (second from the left) pictured but not billed?
Truth is stranger than fiction.

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#871 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:37 am

Also starring Wendi McLendon-Covey as Martha Plimpton.

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#872 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:17 pm

Kirkinson wrote:I wanted to know how Melissa McCarthy got third billing in a movie with a bunch of other people who seem way below her current clout level and learned that this movie has been sitting on the shelf for 10 years waiting to be released. Good lord.
One of the reasons might be that the top billed cast member also seems to be the co-director and one of the writers. And the second billed was one of the other writers.

And that title is Cook Off, not any other word.

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#873 Post by Cameron Swift » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:10 pm

Melissa McCarthy looks like she stepped off the set of the Garbage Pail Kids movie.

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#874 Post by Calvin » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 am

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Upcoming UK release of Showgirls reuses the cover art for the US 15th anniversary edition released in 2010...complete with XV in the background.

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#875 Post by calculus entrophy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:33 am

Oh! that background.....Studios never have expected customers could understand Roman Numerals.

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