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

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

#1351 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Why the bloody hands?

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

#1352 Post by swo17 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 pm

Those are gloves

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

#1353 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:22 am

swo17 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Those are gloves
...which she doesn't sport in the original photo art. Makes her look like a zombie reaching out for warm human flesh.

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

#1354 Post by Gregory » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:57 am

But she wears those red gloves in the film, so why shouldn't they be shown on the cover? But I guess if someone is that determined to see zombies, I can't talk them out of it. I've never seen a zombie show anything like the kind of emotion the be-gloved girl is here, not even Bub in Day of the Dead.

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

#1355 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:10 pm

I mentioned this on the Takashi Miike thread talking about the Bodyguard Kiba films but I have spent much too long trying to figure out the packaging of the UK DVD edition of these films for it not to be worth posting about! I thought that I would scan the covers for this thread, so apologies for the quality. Lets start with the back of the boxset in which the two Bodyguard Kiba films were packaged with the later Family films:
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Here is an enlarged view of the important part:
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This is where the problems is as, according to imdb (and confirmed in Tom Mes' Agitator book), Bodyguard Kiba is the one about Junpei and the trip to Okinawa, whilst Apocalypse of Carnage is about guarding the beautiful woman (though they actually go to 'exotic Taipei' rather than Hong Kong! EDIT: And wait, does that last line say "marital" arts?!)

It gets worse though when we reach the individual DVD covers:
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In which not only the text for Bodyguard Kiba is from Apocalypse of Carnage, but the images are from the second film as well. And vice versa (the images on the discs are of the cover too, which means that both discs have imagery for the other film on them!). Just shuffling the title around would have been all that was needed but unfortunately the mistake appears to be everywhere on the package from the covering boxset to the discs themselves, and it is impossible to really just swap the DVD covers around due to the title on the front not corresponding to the back cover! This is one of those times where one tiny mistaking of one film for another appears to have not been picked up on and ends up causing a fair amount of unnecessary confusion!

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