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

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

#1126 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:24 am

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#1127 Post by tenia » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:28 am

Save for the computer grid effect on the black part of the cover, I don't see what's so awful about it. I guess though it'd be better without the HDR and marketing blurb stickers.

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#1128 Post by Cash Flagg » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:34 am

...Which can/will be easily removed.

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#1129 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:35 am

There are just so many terrific images from that film, and in context this one is obviously very effective - but why choose it for a Blu-ray cover when you can use, say, the original placeholder cover for this release:

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#1130 Post by tenia » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:39 am

Cash Flagg wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:34 am
...Which can/will be easily removed.
I've seen some UHDs with the HDR "sticker" printed as part of the cover, and we don't know yet (though it probably will be) if the "50 years ago" blurb is a sticker or not.
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:35 am
There are just so many terrific images from that film, and in context this one is obviously very effective - but why choose it for a Blu-ray cover when you can use, say, the original placeholder cover for this release:
I understand there might be some better images to choose from, but does that make that a bad cover in itself ? I would probably prefer the original placeholder myself, but I like the new one too.

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

#1131 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:43 am

I mean, yes, you're right to a certain extent, though I think a red and black cover that doesn't immediately evoke the film to an average person in a retail store might not be the greatest approach. However: Won't be the first time I've quoted our great former mod Matt from the North by Northwest thread on this topic, won't be the last:
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mfunk9786 wrote:Is everyone pleased with the cover art?
It's fine. A little busy, but they could package it in a ketchup-stained Wendy's bag and I'd still buy it.

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#1132 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:34 am

Looks like the original 2001 cover I posted was lent out to the new standard Blu-ray release that will coincide with the UHD. Sad!

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#1133 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:06 pm

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#1134 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:09 pm

The best film of the year suddenly becomes gothic horror. What the fuck?

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

#1135 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:27 pm

The original poster is so good... why mess with that at all?

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#1136 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:13 pm

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why mess with that at all?
Lionsgate has a tendency to mess with A24's great posters. I can only think of a few examples where the Blu-ray covers are better than/on par with the theatrical posters...

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#1137 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:28 pm

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#1138 Post by Big Ben » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:33 pm

I knew I'd seen something like this before.

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THE CROSS MEANS RELIGION IS A THEME.

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#1139 Post by Murdoch » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 am

I rather like the cover, it's a nice variant of the poster art.

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

#1140 Post by swo17 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:26 am

It makes me want to see the movie to find out if Ethan Hawke has a right eye in it

EDIT: nm, I can see from the original poster that he does

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

#1141 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 pm

Really rude not to spoiler tag your edit, swo.

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

#1142 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:00 am

The complete series of Magnum, P.I.X.A.R. is coming to DVD in Australia exclusively at JB Hi-Fi:
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#1144 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:00 pm

The worst part is, that's a perfectly nice painting being ruined. It might be forgivable had they even bothered to light the poster correctly. Genuinely head-scratching.

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#1146 Post by tenia » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:40 pm

Is this a 3D release ? I'm not sure.

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#1147 Post by Big Ben » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:46 pm

The most amazing thing about it is that it doesn't even advertise what the "Best" part is.

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#1148 Post by Gregory » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:07 pm

If this is the Best of 3D, then I'm sure it must include the paddle-ball scene from House of Wax (1953). Spoiler warning, it looks like the ball is bouncing right at your face! It's undoubtedly the most impressive 3D footage ever shot.

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

#1150 Post by McCrutchy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:01 am

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Never mind the fact that Emilia Clarke looks like a boy, if they're all on the ground, who the hell is flying the Millennium Falcon?!

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