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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#826 Post by Bumstead » Fri May 18, 2018 4:17 am

Disregarding Criterion or Kellerhouse's involvement, on its own merits, that cover belongs in the Twilight Time thread. (I'm gonna stop now.)

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#827 Post by Graphist » Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Why would a film so profound and transcendent require a layered collage and playful typography? The cover needs a simple and understated treatment.

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#828 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 18, 2018 5:48 pm

The typography is the only thing I like about it

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#830 Post by Boosmahn » Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 pm

I just now noticed that a scuba-suited Benjamin is visible on the left side of The Graduate's Blu-ray. I've had this release for five months.

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Since this isn't shown in the Criterion Forum packaging shots, I figured this slipped by some people (including me). It's only visible in certain lighting, so apologies for the low-quality picture.

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#831 Post by dwk » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:00 pm

Tree of Life has a new cover
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And Criterion has started a new series called Studio Visits and the first one is with Riccardo Vecchio on his cover for Certain Women

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#832 Post by Altair » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:02 pm

So Criterion does read this forum, after all!

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#833 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:03 pm

Are you kidding, it's infamously our fault that they changed the Viridiana cover!

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#834 Post by Altair » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:05 pm

But we need constant affirmation of our importance though.

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#835 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:09 pm

I read that as "impotence" and it still works

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#836 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:14 pm

That's such a massive improvement, I felt an almost physical relief on seeing it here. Because of how excited I was for the rest of the actual content, I didn't realize how invested I was in the cover changing until it happened.

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#837 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Interesting. Such a dramatic change. I do like it. Has there ever been such a big switch before?

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#838 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:06 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Interesting. Such a dramatic change. I do like it. Has there ever been such a big switch before?
Sundays and Cybèle, I think.

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#839 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:12 pm

We just had this discussion last month when they changed sex, lies, and videotape

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#840 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:23 pm

Must have missed that. Didn’t even realize Sex, Lies and Videotape had a change in cover.

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#841 Post by Feego » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Interesting. Such a dramatic change. I do like it. Has there ever been such a big switch before?
In addition to the aforementioned Viridiana and sex, lies and videotape, there was also A Christmas Tale, which went from
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#842 Post by pzadvance » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:42 pm

the upside down beach is a little odd, but this is such a massive improvement over the old cover that i cant really complain. looks even nicer with the spine:
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#843 Post by Werewolf by Night » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm

Altair wrote:So Criterion does read this forum, after all!
I saw much more savage mockery of the original cover on Twitter than on here.

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#844 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:57 pm

The Element of Crime also underwent a pretty big change from its original cover:

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#845 Post by KJones77 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 pm

Absolutely love the new cover for The Tree of Life. I was going to buy it regardless, but after waiting so long, it was a bit anticlimactic it had such a terrible cover. Love that they responded to the customer complaints and delivered a much needed improvement.

As an aside, what's the story behind the Viridiana cover change referenced here?

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#846 Post by black&huge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 pm

I think I'm the only person on this forum who liked the first cover for Tree of Life.

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#847 Post by Luke M » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:56 pm

The new cover reminds me a bit too much of Gone Girl. It’s an improvement though.

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#848 Post by denti alligator » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 pm
As an aside, what's the story behind the Viridiana cover change referenced here?
I don't remember the details, but the original was pink, and everyone here flipped out. The made it black and white. Everyone calmed down. It was pretty obviously in response to the uproar on the forum.

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#849 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:32 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 pm
As an aside, what's the story behind the Viridiana cover change referenced here?
Here's the thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3502

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#850 Post by Graphist » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:06 am

So happy to see the new and improved cover artwork. It is exactly what I hoped it would be! And it is a digipak too!

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