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

#1201 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:54 pm

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It makes the film look like a bad Arrow slasher pic.
I thought I was the only one! I like the drawings themselves, but the color palette reminds me of an Arrow exploitation movie as well.

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#1202 Post by Finch » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 pm

Not keen on the colour on the To Sleep with Anger cover as well.

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#1203 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:06 am

All the covers are fantastic, though in addition to stark Bardot and the montage of To Sleep With Anger (I am just happy that the trumpeter got in there!), I particularly love Death In Venice's sickly green hued, streaky bust of Tadzio!

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#1204 Post by Toby Dammit » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:59 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:06 am
All the covers are fantastic, though in addition to stark Bardot and the montage of To Sleep With Anger (I am just happy that the trumpeter got in there!), I particularly love Death In Venice's sickly green hued, streaky bust of Tadzio!
In the novel, as soon as Von Aschenbach sets eyes on Tadzio, he associates him with "Greek statuary of the noblest period."
The cover is very connected with the deep meaning of the story. The illustrator really did the job

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#1205 Post by dwk » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Some more pictures of the Bergman set, this time from twitter
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#1206 Post by Cremildo » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:55 pm

Thankfully for the owner of the set, that cute dog doesn't seem to find it appetizing. My cat tried to bite one of my Blu-rays once.

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#1207 Post by 371229 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:57 pm

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#1209 Post by Graphist » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:01 am

The yellow type inside the Some Like It Hot packaging is leftover from the original design I believe but it looks strange it is not the orange-red like on the cover. Wouldn’t you agree?

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#1210 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:35 am

dwk wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Some more pictures of the Bergman set, this time from twitter
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Ughhdhdjfjfjdjd I want this set so bad. Where's that Gofundme money, Chris, I thought I was owed precisely $149.99 plus PA state tax of it?

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#1211 Post by kekid » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:53 am

To make room for this set, I took off the Ford at Fox set from the shelf. That set was unglued at the spine, and discs don't sit well in the buttons provided - an example of how not to do things. The Criterion, by contrast, is a thing of beauty. The design and construction are excellent. Discs are easy to remove and reinsert. I only wish the book was hardcover instead of paperback.

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#1212 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:04 pm

A question about the book : does it retain the content of the individual booklets for the titles already released ? Some of the movies are not getting new restorations and are pretty much the older discs with new menus. If the booklets contents are also retained, I could make some space and get rid of the individual releases, but so far, I haven't been able to find out the exact book content (which is logical, time-wise, but still).

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#1213 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:11 pm

Just take photos or use a scanner app on your phone for the booklets if not, I can't imagine holding onto the entire release for the booklet content alone

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#1214 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:13 pm

I thought about this and will probably end up doing this if required. In the worst case, I've ordered the set on Amazon and will be able to check by myself, but I was just curious.

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#1216 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 pm

Apperson wrote:
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Photos of the True Stories package on Instagram, which looks incredible.
The same guy also posted The Magnificent Ambersons packaging. This looks sweet as well.

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#1217 Post by Morbii » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:34 am

My Magnificent Ambersons arrived today (a day too early). The digipack is thinner than I thought it would be (was probably thinking of the dual format days), but it looks nice.

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#1218 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 am

Morbii wrote:
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The digipack is thinner than I thought it would be
I suspect it isn't far from the Mishima digipack or stuff like this ?

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#1219 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:36 pm

Just chiming in to be the millionth person to say that the Bergman box is just spectacular in person. Amazon shipped it in a box (the original box it was sent to Amazon from the manufacturer in) within an Amazon box, so it was in flawless condition, and it's just such a jewel to behold. Has an excellent tactile feel to it, the book is more substantial than I could have imagined (they could have sold that for about half the price of this set and it would have moved copies), and the layout of the disc set could use a bit more of an artistic flourish in my opinion (imagine if there was disc art, say) but it's functional and the sleeves are well-designed without compromising the discs or putting them in harm's way. What an incredible bargain this thing is at 50% off, or even at full price, really.

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#1220 Post by Morbii » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:29 pm

tenia wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 am
Morbii wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:34 am
The digipack is thinner than I thought it would be
I suspect it isn't far from the Mishima digipack or stuff like this ?
You’d be right.

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#1221 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Just chiming in to be the millionth person to say that the Bergman box is just spectacular in person. Amazon shipped it in a box (the original box it was sent to Amazon from the manufacturer in) within an Amazon box, so it was in flawless condition, and it's just such a jewel to behold. Has an excellent tactile feel to it, the book is more substantial than I could have imagined (they could have sold that for about half the price of this set and it would have moved copies), and the layout of the disc set could use a bit more of an artistic flourish in my opinion (imagine if there was disc art, say) but it's functional and the sleeves are well-designed without compromising the discs or putting them in harm's way. What an incredible bargain this thing is at 50% off, or even at full price, really.
Unfortunately, my set has its spine slightly creased on the bottom over about 1 cm, but I can't agree more. It's a MASSIVE boxset that just has a wonderful feel. Of course, one can argue about the non chronological over-convoluted disc-split or the sleeves, but it won't bother me much in the end.

But this is a set that reminds me (and embodies quite well) what Josh Katz said about physical format : "Like vinyls or hardbacked books, a Blu-ray collection makes a statement that is, in its own way, quietly political. It said, "These matter. These have weight. Pay attention." Art isn't just an ephemeral concept; it's a series of presences, whether we're talking canvas and paint or plastic and metal. It's talented craftspeople and cinematographers. It's lenses and painted backdrops. It's keyboard strokes and algorithmic codes. Every Blu-ray you have honors those presences with one of its own. So here's to libraries, and to shelving units, and leather-bound folders. Here's to the spaces they create, and the worlds that exist within."

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#1222 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:46 am

I like that it actually fits in my bookcase

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#1224 Post by dda1996a » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:17 am

True Stories is beautiful!

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