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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#1401 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:57 am

So it be. Strangely it is not on the book cover. Wonder if there is theoretical thinking behind the decision or just a quirk of design.

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#1402 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 am

Svet uploaded some packaging shots for A Face in the Crowd and it looks like one of Criterion's best packages in a while


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#1404 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:49 pm

That's great and all Chris but when are you going to give what the FANS want and start reviewing the Bergman boxset?

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#1405 Post by cdnchris » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:25 pm

Oh shit, I forgot about that. It was never sent out to me so I had ordered it when it was between print runs to get the half-off price. It doesn't appear to have been sent out so now I have to call BN and ask them what's up! Ha, thanks for the reminder.

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#1406 Post by Yaanu » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Previously:
  • 984 - Europa Europa
  • 985 - The Baker's Wife
  • 986 - 1984
  • 987 - Klute
Now:
  • 984 - 1984
  • 985 - Europa Europa
  • 986 - The Baker's Wife
  • 987 - Klute

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#1407 Post by dustybooks » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:01 pm

Our long national nightmare is over

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#1408 Post by swo17 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:10 pm

Counterpoint: Nothing means anything anymore

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#1409 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:49 am

cdnchris wrote:
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The Heiress
A production still used for the inside artwork. Is this a first?

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#1410 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:11 am

Ghost World had some production polaroids as its inner print.

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#1411 Post by sabbath » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:53 pm

A new cost-cutting experiment? A sideways slipcover for Police Story / Police Story 2.

So that's why there are two spines on the digipak.

Image

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#1412 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:17 pm

You really have to click that link to even decipher what that means, as the above picture is just confusing. It's basically like the old Mr Show season sets with the slipcover's openings on the sides instead of the top and bottom

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#1413 Post by tenia » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:30 am

Pretty much, but I don't think it's common at all to have both sides open, while top/bottom open slips are very common (see, for instance, the older Criterion BD digipacks). That's actually quite practical, since Criterion digis have always been printed "backwards" to me. This way, I could have the front facing the same way than their Scanavo releases.

I don't think a single moment it's a cost-cutting experiment, but rather a way to let people play with the way they want to display it in combination with the 2 inner artworks.


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#1415 Post by cdnchris » Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 am

Blue Velvet - though mild, I'd say it's NSFW
One Sings, the Other Doesn't

Blue Velvet's front cover uses a metallic ink for the blacks so there's a cool little effect when you shift it in the light.

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#1416 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 am

cdnchris wrote:
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One Sings, the Other Doesn't
And CocoRosie enters the collection

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#1417 Post by swo17 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm

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#1418 Post by Boosmahn » Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 pm

I like them all, especially the Ozu.

Edit: and the Koker Trilogy!

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#1419 Post by cdnchris » Wed May 15, 2019 4:51 pm

Oooh, I love the Koker covers! Good concept and I think they pulled it off.

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#1420 Post by mteller » Wed May 15, 2019 4:52 pm

Boy do I like the Koker trilogy, even if the thing with the frames is maybe a little too on the nose.

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#1421 Post by ng4996 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 pm

I love the Ozu cover. I much prefer these types of covers to the collages of Late Spring and Tokyo Story.

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#1422 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Wed May 15, 2019 5:11 pm

I like the Ozu cover, although I find the title find a bit too bland and neutral. The color choices also are a bit odd for me, as I didn't get a sense of warmth from this film (or most black&white Ozus). Although, the use of space is quite great.

The Koker Trilogy's also very clean and elegant in a way most new Criterion covers haven't been lately, I think.

And the Magnificent Obsession cover is just one of the most beautiful covers Criterion's ever done, in my opinion.

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#1423 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 15, 2019 5:13 pm

The art for MO is from the poster, but the shadow font is a bad choice... though I think I still voted for it as cover of the year when the DVD was released!

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#1424 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Wed May 15, 2019 5:16 pm

Well, that explains a lot! A case of the Marlboro man, I suppose.

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#1425 Post by TheGodfather » Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 pm

Great month! Koker trilogy (always great to have more Kiarostami), MO on blu and another Ozu!

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