Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1251 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:26 pm

Well, I suppose it's a period piece in more ways than one...

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#1252 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 am

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#1253 Post by tenia » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:14 am

It's so generic, I had to check which Predator movie it was exactly.

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#1254 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:29 pm

I'm all for truth in advertising, but there's something...very wrong...with this:

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#1255 Post by Feego » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:32 pm

Wow, are those freakin' halos?

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#1256 Post by Big Ben » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:34 pm

That makes it look like the Klansmen there have some sort of halo and well..yeah that's bad.

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#1257 Post by knives » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 pm

In western symbolism. Might mean something different in Japan.

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#1258 Post by Big Ben » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:29 pm

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In western symbolism. Might mean something different in Japan.
They're used for religious figures like Buddha and have been for a very long time. I've no doubt this is a mistake though but to a Western audience this is a big oops. Not that I imagine many people in Japan are going to actively seek out a film about white supremacists though.

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#1259 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:30 pm

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#1260 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:02 pm

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#1261 Post by domino harvey » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:54 am

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#1262 Post by soundchaser » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:56 am

I concur, sheep.

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#1263 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 am

I don't even begin to understand what happened there.

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#1264 Post by Monterey Jack » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am

Was there even a sheep IN Four Weddings And A Funeral?

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#1265 Post by cdnchris » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:13 am

That was just what I was trying to recall. I've seen the film a few times and cannot remember anything around sheep at all.

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#1266 Post by Zot! » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:45 am

I thought I was the only one who was missing the reference, where instead I was reminded of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex...

The coffin/cake thing also seems distasteful, as I remember the movie being more of a bittersweet tearjerker than a Weekend at Bernies gross-out romp.

This might qualify as one of the worst yet for it's sheer befuddlement factor in the face of a popular film with famous and attractive actors. And even that photoshop job to get to this result is tragic.

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#1267 Post by domino harvey » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:05 am

It's a reference to Andie MacDowell being a BAAd actress

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#1268 Post by A man stayed-put » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:36 am

Hugh Grant makes a best man's speech which obliquely references an incident with a sheep, although I can't imagine anyone remembers that as the defining moment of the film- (delivered in the most wooden way possible) "was there a sheep in it? I hadn't noticed".

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#1269 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:43 am

What surprises me most is that one could indeed try and work out a Photoshop montage to use the cast to over-sell the movie, but instead, they do this.
I actually wonder if this is contractual, and that they weirdly can't put the cast on the cover somehow.

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#1270 Post by DRW.mov » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:48 am

And yet the sheep was used, to a much smaller degree, in the original key art designs. I suspect that for this release they ran up against legal issues that prevented them from displaying Grand or McDowell. This is a frequent problem in studio licenses that Shout ran into recently on Texas Chainsaw Next Generation, but at least that film had leatherface to cary the design. They were clearly up against a wall here and in that term they have found a creative solution but I don’t think it’s the best one. The CRP Group who did this cover also did Dead Ringers and Serial Mom, releases focused on eschewing lead actors for strong designs. Unfortunately this one does fall a little short of the mark based on the nature of the film. I feel like the sheep is more of a hold over from the original one sheet more than a direct reference to Grant’s one line anyway.

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#1271 Post by swo17 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:41 pm

Not with its tongue sticking out though

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#1272 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1273 Post by Big Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:06 am

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#1274 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:28 am

That's a decent upgrade on the original cover, tasteful ass line or not

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#1275 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:28 am

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