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#1501 Post by rapta » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:11 am

Alphonse Tram wrote:
jindianajonz wrote:Didn't they announce a name change from Early Murnau? If so, this cover will need to be revised.
As of yesterday, MoC were still calling it 'EARLY MURNAU: FIVE FILMS 1921-1925' on Facebook and Twitter.
They initially called it 'F.W. MURNAU: FIVE FILMS 1921-1925' but the Amazon listing said 'EARLY MURNAU: FIVE FILMS 1921-1925'. So it seems they've now settled on the latter, which is fine by me. Even though a couple of the later films in the set aren't really 'early Murnau' in my eyes, they're all prior to his move to Hollywood, so can collectively be classed as 'early'.

'EARLIER MURNAU' doesn't really look right...

I quite like the cover for That Cold Day in the Park. Not sure about the Murnau set, but I'm sure it'll look fine in-hand.

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#1502 Post by swo17 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:28 am

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#1503 Post by Big Ben » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:38 pm

Glad they went with another self-portrait! I was confused initially why they changed it.

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#1504 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:09 pm

Aww, I always liked the original cover

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#1505 Post by Finch » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:53 pm

Different but equally good.

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#1506 Post by A man stayed-put » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:58 pm

A front cover/booklet cover switcheroo perhaps. The original is one of my favourite MOC packaging jobs- cover, double case and booklet.

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#1507 Post by tenia » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:32 pm

Finch wrote:Different but equally good.
Yep. It's actually a good design, maybe even a better one than the DVD cover.

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#1508 Post by swo17 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:42 pm

I wish more of Munch's paintings featured BBFC logos.

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#1509 Post by swo17 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:56 am

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#1510 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:38 am

Sadly, Vertov isn't packaged like the Joan box (or even like Arrow's sturdy boxes) but the overall design is excellent. Easily the best design and art direction that I've seen for one of their releases. The book is particularly impeccable. Besting Arrow in that area quite easily. The choice of material is also excellent and provides a lot of helpful context. I really hope this is a major success.

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#1511 Post by Finch » Wed May 11, 2016 8:11 am

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#1512 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 11, 2016 9:25 am

Why in the world would they not use any of the original poster art?! Are we really living in an age in which IFC releases their version with a better cover than MoC?

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#1513 Post by Alphonse Tram » Wed May 11, 2016 10:12 am

Good god! What an absolute abomination! That text! :shock:

For heavens sake, the wonderful poster art is sat waiting to be used!

Whoever took over from Nick needs to admit they're not up to the task. Let's hope they see sense and abandon this stinker!

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#1514 Post by mistakaninja » Wed May 11, 2016 11:01 am

It is the text from the film's title screen, but no doubting that is a monstrous creation.

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#1515 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed May 11, 2016 11:18 am

*begins letter writing campaign*

That is the worst cover imaginable for this film.

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#1516 Post by nosy lena » Wed May 11, 2016 11:52 am

yah not using any of anna bak-kvapil's drawings seems bananas.

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#1517 Post by rapta » Wed May 11, 2016 1:43 pm

Hopefully just a placeholder. Wouldn't make sense to get Bak to do the UK quad for Listen Up Philip and then ignore her for Queen of Earth.

If it does end up with this current cover, I hope they put one of the Bak designs on the reverse so we can have an option.

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#1518 Post by CSM126 » Wed May 11, 2016 5:41 pm

I didn't mind the Queen of Earth cover at first, but after reading the comments I looked up the posters and oh my god. It's inexcusable to not use one of those.

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#1519 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu May 12, 2016 7:44 am

According to Amazon, it will have a reversible sleeve.

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#1520 Post by kindaikun » Thu May 12, 2016 3:15 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:According to Amazon, it will have a reversible sleeve.
Also according to their Facebook page:
The release will indeed have a reversible sleeve. The artwork for the other side has been commissioned by us, and will be based on one of the existing posters, but this has not yet been finalised.

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#1522 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 16, 2016 12:29 pm

Much better for Queen of Earth, I think my suspicion that there was a contractual requirement Moss and Watterson needed to both be equally represented on the cover is confirmed

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#1523 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 16, 2016 2:54 pm

Much, much better.

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#1524 Post by rapta » Tue May 17, 2016 10:07 am

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