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

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

#1326 Post by Big Ben » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:00 pm

I still can't get over how it translates to HITMAN: DAY OF THE SOLDIER.

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#1327 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm

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#1328 Post by Feego » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 am

I actually don't think that cover is too terrible, and it makes Stephen Root look uncannily like one of Mike Judge's animated characters.

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#1329 Post by Brian C » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:38 am

I like the illustration, and frankly, the old guy-covered-in-post-its key art was not that great to begin with.

But my goodness, there’s a lot going on textually with that cover.

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#1330 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am

"creator Mike Judge" - I mean, huh? Plus the yellow is hideous, and yeah, whyyyy is anything else on it the way it is? I set myself up for another "this cover is fine" beatdown but in this case I figured it was impossible to justify and still do

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#1331 Post by tenia » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 pm

I don't know. I mean, I don't find it particularly awful, but there are things I can understand people could find tedious, like the number of different text fonts, "from creator Mike Judge" (creator ? of what ? this movie ? well duh, but otherwise ?), etc.
Having seen Battle of the Sexes recently, whose cover has a seemingly very similar yellow background, the color doesn't bother me so much, though it seems very agressive.

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#1332 Post by Brian C » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm

“Creator Mike Judge” seems appropriate, since he also made the animated shorts that led to the movie. It’s a shorthand way to combine “directed by” and “based on characters created by.”

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#1333 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:36 pm

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I actually like these stupid films, but boy oh boy, did one of the producers' nephews paint this?

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#1334 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Yet another unexciting but hardly terrible cover-- the streak is alive

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#1335 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:25 pm

I'm going to scream, that Saw cover is horrendous

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#1336 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:29 pm

It looks a bit like those "make yourself into a CARTOON!" things Disney World had like fifteen years ago that would just turn up saturation and black levels as high as they could go. I'm really not sure that's the vibe the Saw films should go for, but...

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#1337 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

Feego wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 am
I actually don't think that cover is too terrible, and it makes Stephen Root look uncannily like one of Mike Judge's animated characters.
I was thinking it looked more like something from Waking Life or A Scanner Darkly

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#1338 Post by CSM126 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:12 am

What other cover would you do for a Saw boxset anyway? The doll is pretty much the only thing that’s consistently in every one of those movies. Maybe the bear trap (which could make a striking cover as well, I suppose). It’s better than a generic still of Tobin Bell glaring at you, anyway.

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#1339 Post by tenia » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 am

You mean this ?
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We also had this one, though :
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#1340 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 pm

I did a Google Image search thinking "surely they must have nailed this at some point" - but yeah, the marketing for these has always been pretty hideous. Cheeky, but hideous. Not sure I'd really go to bat for any Saw cover come to think of it. But this one just struck me as particularly boring and uninspired.

Luckily I already have all of them! :-"

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#1341 Post by Monterey Jack » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:02 pm

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Uh yeah....

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#1342 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 pm

Why do people insist on redundantly posting Criterion covers in here

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#1343 Post by Monterey Jack » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 pm

Just because it's a Criterion cover doesn't preclude it from being horrible.

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#1344 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 pm

No, but we already have a thread dedicated to complaining about them.

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#1345 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Also, mfunk should have posted it since it's not a bad cover

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#1346 Post by cdnchris » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:25 am

Agreed, it's not

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#1347 Post by Morbii » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 pm

Yeah, it’s merely horrendous.

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#1348 Post by Cremildo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:13 pm

Some of the faces are scary.

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

#1349 Post by Feego » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Hordes of screaming fans are scary.

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#1350 Post by Gregory » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm

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If anything, the illustrator toned it down from the original poster designs. Eyes are no longer popping out of their sockets, and the characters look less like Wendy Torrance when she sees the man in the bear costume than the above.
I'm unable to guess why some here find this cover horrible.

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