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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#727 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

cdnchris wrote:The Awful Truth
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#728 Post by Saturnome » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:10 pm

"Disc made in Mexico" ??

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#729 Post by cdnchris » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:29 pm

It's only on the plastic wrap but I laughed at how prominent it was.

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#730 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:05 pm

The color scheme for The Awful Truth is good on the front, back, and spine at first, but becomes kind of grating and ugly after looking at it for awhile...

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#731 Post by Graphist » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 am

Love how they utilized that scene with the church silhouette on the foldout for The Color of Pomegranates!

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#732 Post by DFR » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:23 am

I like The Awful Truth cover, but the style makes them look like characters from Archer.

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#734 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:27 pm

Both of those look very good. Not sure what the point of having those different fonts for "The Virgin Suicides" is, but I like it.

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#735 Post by okcmaxk » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:39 pm

The picture of the different fonts is the title card of the film.

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#736 Post by Graphist » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:03 pm

I think I prefer the design with the fawn as the cover for Dead Man. It is more intriguing and poetic.

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#737 Post by swo17 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:06 pm

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#738 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:09 pm

I'm absolutely shocked that the Sternbergs are actually across six discs.

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#739 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:10 pm

Totally stunning covers for the von Sternberg/Dietrich set. Wow.

EDIT: Great month for covers all around!

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#740 Post by KJones77 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 pm

Love the Dietrich box covers but the A Matter of Life and Death and Bull Durham covers are underwhelming.

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#741 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm

Dietrich/Sternberg may be the release of the year. Awesome!

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#742 Post by John Shade » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm

A Matter of Life and Death is one of my favorite films ever...as far as animated covers go, I like it?

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#743 Post by kcota17 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 pm

All covers are great except AMOLAD, which makes it look like a cheap 50’s Sci Fi

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#744 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Put me in the yea column for the AMOLAD cover.

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#745 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:17 pm

A little surprised that weird Sony licensing doesn't force them to also put "AKA Stairway to Heaven" or something like that, even in the blurb.

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#746 Post by Brian C » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:17 pm

I really like the Matter of Life and Death cover. Don't know if it's based on poster art but looks like something that maybe could have been ... both appropriate to the film and very attractive on its own terms.

Bull Durham doesn't quite work for me. It's awfully busy and I don't think the art style is a good match for the tone of the film. Maybe it'll look nicer in person, though, since the Blu sticker is sort of covering up a key detail.

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#747 Post by Feego » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:32 pm

I get what the Bull Durham cover is referencing, but I can't help thinking of Stephen King's Gerald's Game as I look at it. I also love the AMOLAD cover and am so relieved they didn't follow the screenshot precedent set by the previous P&P covers.

Marlene Dietrich's face should be on every Criterion cover.

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#748 Post by Kirkinson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:33 pm

I haven't seen AMOLAD but I adore that cover, and it doesn't seem at all inappropriate to the vibe I get from other P&P films.

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#749 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Kinda feels like A Matter of Life and Death should have made heaven a monochromatic grey. After all, one is starved for technicolor up there... I dig the stairway.

Also, the Dietrich set is gorgeous. Homerun.

Speaking of which, Bull Durham is awful.

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#750 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:54 pm

Every cover is awesome, wow

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