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.

#751 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 am

I'm surprised I'll be the picky one (while I usually am the lenient one) but I'm not totally sold on the 8-bit-y looking AMOLAD and still have trouble with the compositiong in the Dragon Inn cover on which Shangkuan Ling-fung looks particularly unexpressive (though I suppose it's better than Hsu Feng's hamster look on A Touch of Zen) and everybody seems to be looking in a different direction.

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#752 Post by Ribs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm

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#753 Post by Leone Fiend » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:18 am

cdnchris wrote:The Awful Truth
This new "Disc Made in Mexico" shrinkwrapping is awful. When I went to pick up The Awful Truth at B&N today, practically every copy of had uneven cover art within the shrinkwrap. Some were even pushed out of alignment so high that it was torn near the folds. Even the copy pictured in the review above suffers from the same issue, but not quite as severe as the ones available in my store location.

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#754 Post by cdnchris » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 pm


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#755 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:31 pm

So...I'm guessing somebody gets hanged in this movie?

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#756 Post by KJones77 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:08 pm

I'm sure the film is good, but I still can't figure it out why it's full price with how few features there are on the disc.

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#757 Post by Boosmahn » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:44 pm

Sex, lies, and videotape will be a digipack.

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#758 Post by Ribs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:52 pm

Seems like a missed opportunity to do a Videodrome fake-VHS thing

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#759 Post by CSM126 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:08 pm

Ribs wrote:Seems like a missed opportunity to do a Videodrome fake-VHS thing
They still could be. We’ve only seen the outside.

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#760 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:59 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Ribs wrote:Seems like a missed opportunity to do a Videodrome fake-VHS thing
They still could be. We’ve only seen the outside.
Although, technically, the "videotape" of the title isn't VHS, but the smaller Video8 variety; hence, the correct notation of "8" at the bottom of the "spine label". You could still design the packaging around the format, but the inevitable size of the packaging wouldn't lend itself to the concept that well.

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#761 Post by Graphist » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:02 pm

The director’s name and the comma get jammed in the VCR?

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#762 Post by Malickite » Tue May 01, 2018 4:08 pm

sex, lies, and videotape cover art has been changed

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#763 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:22 pm

Much better. Criterion has done the whole videotape label motif to death at this point. This one is more representative of the film. The fact that people were saying "I hope the packaging is just like Videodrome's!" is as good as sign as any that it needed to change.

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#764 Post by kcota17 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Absolutely horrible decision. That’s such an awkward still. I hated it when it was used for the last Blu-ray and was loving the original Criterion cover.

It looks like a FilmStruck cover you’d see on there for films that don’t have editions yet.

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#765 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:37 pm

The old one made the movie look like The Ring

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#766 Post by Shrew » Tue May 01, 2018 4:51 pm

This one looks like a companion piece to Mungiu's Graduation.

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#767 Post by KJones77 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:56 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:The old one made the movie look like The Ring
I always thought of Inland Empire because of the lower shot of Laura Dern.

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#768 Post by Luke M » Tue May 01, 2018 6:10 pm

Has there been a cover art change that significant? Viridiana comes to mind but not any others.

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#769 Post by kcota17 » Tue May 01, 2018 6:12 pm

The Makioka Sisters had a drastic change (for the better)

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#770 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue May 01, 2018 6:12 pm

I imagine that was a Soderbergh-suggested change, as, in the screenplay book, he calls that the "key image of the film" (although his following statement of only "the German distributors" agreeing it would be a good poster image has now been proven wrong twice over!).

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#771 Post by Boosmahn » Tue May 01, 2018 6:23 pm

kcota17 wrote:The Makioka Sisters had a drastic change (for the better)
Sundays and Cybèle as well.

As for sex, lies, and videotape, I'm pretty indifferent (although I do agree that the VHS motif is best left with Videodrome). At least the comma isn't cut off this time.

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#772 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 02, 2018 12:06 am

I seriously tho you were all trolling, but nope they really did change it to that

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#773 Post by cdnchris » Wed May 02, 2018 12:44 am


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#774 Post by pzadvance » Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 am

A major change, but I think I dig it.

Especially like how the wacky C and the Criterion banner cut through the TV screen filter

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#775 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 02, 2018 3:41 am

That cover looks like what would have happened if they let me design a cover using paint, and I suck at it

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