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

#2301 Post by Finch » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:36 pm

The colors on the Fast Times cover make my eyes hurt. I do like the Nightmare Alley cover and Flowers of Shanghai is great but this is a weak month overall.
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#2302 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:50 pm

senseabove wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:23 pm
I guess they were going for March having an alcoholic stupor-induced thousand-yard stare past his beautiful bride, who is reacting with surprise at that stare. But...that's very much a guess.
I thought about "alcoholic looks" but I don't think it works. They both look uncertain so probably under a spell of malaise, but really he just looks bored (and boring).

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#2303 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:04 pm

I quite like four of these, and even Merrily isn't nearly as off-putting to my eye as Cluny Brown or Holiday

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#2304 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:08 pm

Nightmare Alley is my favorite cover for this month

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#2305 Post by acroyear » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:26 pm

I thought a button was made from the Death in Venice cover, but then I realized it was Sean Penn


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#2307 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:09 am

Céline and Julie Go Boating looks great, especially the interior artwork!


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#2309 Post by smccolgan » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:20 pm

Can't wait to see how WKW revises the packaging for the second pressing.

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#2310 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:59 pm

I like to think the absences of the "C" and wrap-around label are meant to distance the release from Criterion. Maybe the lack of the mission statement is also a subtle reference to the fact this release is terrible?

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#2311 Post by soundchaser » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:01 pm

The mission statement's there on the back, just hidden by the glare.

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#2312 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:34 pm

The wacky C isn't on the cover of the Bergman or Varda collector sets either, but is on the spine. Maybe it's on one of the spines here too (not visible in those pictures)?

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#2313 Post by willoneill » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:49 pm

The disc art is all wacky-c-styled as well. I doubt Criterion hates this set as much as some board members do ... or, you know, hate it at all.

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#2314 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:04 pm

I know, I know, I'm just joking (not the part about disliking this set, though).
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The mission statement's there on the back, just hidden by the glare.
Ah, I meant the "...gathering the greatest films from around the world..." statement, not the introductory one that is at the top.

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#2315 Post by CSM126 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 pm

This is the first time I’ve ever looked at a disc package and thought “well that’s just insufferable”.

Between that and the transfers, I’m glad I’m not a fan of Wong kar wai.

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#2316 Post by black&huge » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:15 am

I can honestly say I'd need to watch an actual unboxing video just to see how the fuck that WKW boxset even "works"

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#2317 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:18 pm

Janus tour poster for Eric Rohmer's 'Tales of the Four Seasons':

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#2318 Post by Wigs by Leonard » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:13 pm

"Six Moral Tales, but make it Koker Trilogy"

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#2319 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:35 pm

Notice that they've standardized the title, so instead of "A Summer's Tale" or "Autumn Tale," it's all "A Tale of _____."

That made me picture Rohmer shooting the same exact picture four times, but merely changing the time of year as a big f*** you to everyone.

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#2320 Post by Shrew » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:08 pm

The French titles are all "Conte de ____" so the change makes sense. But the "A ___'s Tale" arguably sounds better in English for everything except Spring, and "A Winter's Tale" was definitely meant to match the Shakespeare play. Oh well.

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#2321 Post by tenia » Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:01 am

Also : 4 tales for 5 colors for the brushstrokes.
I too am not a fan of the new English titles. It reads weird and I'm not sure it's a better translation either.

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#2322 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:24 pm

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#2323 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:25 pm

Love the Pariah cover!

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#2324 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:37 pm

The new 'Pickup on South Street' cover is miles better than the previous one.

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#2325 Post by CSM126 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:39 pm

Oh sure, the one month we don’t open the guessing thread and they finally do Streetwise and Tiny. I see how it is.

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