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

#1001 Post by Omensetter » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:15 pm

The DVD version does indeed contain both the traditional insert and the novella.

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#1002 Post by jbeall » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:46 pm

This is also true of the blu. (I picked up a copy in the recent B&N sale.) There are two inserts: one is the leaflet with the essay and production credits, and the other is the 44-page novella.

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#1003 Post by acroyear » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 pm

Thanks guys for clearing up my curiosity about the DVD vs Blu inserts. The more I think of the supplements inside, the more its influencing my decision to purchase.

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#1004 Post by KJones77 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:36 pm

acroyear wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Thanks guys for clearing up my curiosity about the DVD vs Blu inserts. The more I think of the supplements inside, the more its influencing my decision to purchase.
It is a terrific film and the supplements do an excellent job of diving into it and its troubled history.

Tremendous overall release.

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#1005 Post by swo17 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:06 pm

Image Image Image Image

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#1006 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:12 pm

The incomplete art for Ambersons is clever

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#1007 Post by Brian C » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:12 pm

The Ambersons cover looks very nice. The Some Like It Hot cover does not look even slightly nice.

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#1008 Post by Luke M » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:15 pm

I like all of them especially the Mizoguchi.

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#1009 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Brian C wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:12 pm
The Ambersons cover looks very nice. The Some Like It Hot cover does not look even slightly nice.
Marilyn Monroe got the fuzzy end of the lollipop again

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#1010 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:17 pm

I like the cover for The Magnificent Ambersons. It looks a little bit dreamlike, like a faded memory, and the unfinished coloring is a nice nod to the missing/lost footage. I also like the vulgarity of Some Like it Hot's cover.

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#1011 Post by Brian C » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:Marilyn Monroe got the fuzzy end of the lollipop again
It’s been awhile since I’ve watched it so maybe I’m being unfair ... I just don’t remember it being a one-woman stage show about a broken-down drunk.

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#1012 Post by Cremildo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 pm

Not a single atrocious cover this month. Kudos, Criterion. The Mizoguchi one is particularly appealing in its simplicity.

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#1013 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 pm

Ambersons and Chikamatsu look great; I don't hate SLIH, but it's certainly not ideal.

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#1014 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Yellow and black is always gross, why do they keep doing that

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#1015 Post by knives » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:31 pm

Maybe it will make sense after watching the movie, but that True Stories cover is reverse selling me.

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#1016 Post by stevewhamola » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:43 pm

Brian C wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:17 pm
It’s been awhile since I’ve watched it so maybe I’m being unfair ... I just don’t remember it being a one-woman stage show about a broken-down drunk.
You're forgetting the infamous delirium tremens scene where she hallucinates miniature rubber puppets of Curtis and Lemmon first flying around the room, then posing lazily on her. Or am I confusing it with another movie?...

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#1017 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:45 pm

Wow, Some Like It Hot is all kinds of awful. It's bad enough that tiny Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon were photoshopped onto an unflattering photo of Monroe, but they weren't even photoshopped well!

Ambersons on the other hand is beautiful. A happy addition to my collection (although I'd buy it even if they photoshopped tiny Tim Holt on a drunk Dolores Costello).
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#1018 Post by swo17 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:46 pm

Oh yikes, I didn't initially notice them. Horrifying.

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#1019 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:53 pm

swo17 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Oh yikes, I didn't initially notice them. Horrifying.
Oh, no no no. I was initially not too disparaging because giving Monroe the full cover can't be all bad, but that was a terrible choice.

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#1020 Post by Brian C » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:54 pm

Haha I didn’t notice them either. Now it’s both ugly AND stupid.

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#1021 Post by RPG » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:04 pm

It reminds of the music video for "Miserable" by Lit, with a blonde sex symbol blown up to King Kong size towering over miniature men. If only she was chasing and devouring them.

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#1022 Post by Max von Mayerling » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:39 pm

Yes, I also did not notice this at first. Ack.

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#1023 Post by MongooseCmr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:52 pm

I sort of like it now, at least in concept. It’s the bizarrely flat angle of her that sinks it

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#1024 Post by Gregory » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:24 pm

Some Like a HOT Mess

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#1025 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:25 pm

To be fair, the typeface is the only thing the designer did take from the original key art

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