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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Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#701 Post by Graphist » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:12 pm

I can see how it could be a problem if you buy them on Ebay or Amazon Marketplace but is it really such a big deal if you get them through the Criterion site or B&N?

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#702 Post by Morbii » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:06 pm

If you’re purchasing as a collector/investor, it is. Not to mention the dubious question of legality of selling as new something that isn’t technically new any longer. I’ve learned to live with it, but my form of OCD (cleanliness) really hates it. That’s a unique condition, though. It likely wouldn’t really bother me personally otherwise.

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#703 Post by fdm » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:54 pm

I've mostly see these sorts of discussions around the b&n sale timeframes (in store and online purchases). With some legitimate obvious examples, some probably legitimate less obvious examples, and lots of likely just being paranoid (a sticker is missing, or per the point of my initial post the kind of shrinkwrap that was used (on even the brand newest just released titles)).

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#704 Post by Morbii » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:58 pm

I can’t imagine they’re all rewraps either at such a volume (I think around 20-30% from one spree I had of nearly 100), but the fact that some unquestionably are is enough to foster some kind of “conspiracy theory”. Think of what some people will come up with without any evidence!
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#705 Post by fdm » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:14 pm

I was so used to cellophane wrapped import blu-rays that now I suspect anything from over there that's not wrapped that way. They get pretty melty about it too, so best of both worlds for my usual quibbles.
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#706 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:42 pm

Why is the inside artwork for Baal just a blown-up image of the front cover?

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#708 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:00 pm

If I were to buy discs based on art work I would buy King of Jazz in a NY second. That is an excellent design and color scheme is quite beautiful. I love the whole thing. But I have no interest in buying for film.

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#709 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:06 pm

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#710 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm

That Bowling for Columbine cover is an all-time worst, so is Manila. Swimminghorses lives!

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#711 Post by soundchaser » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:18 pm

I'm not prone to complaining about covers, but oof. These are uniformly terrible. Only Female Trouble comes close to working.

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#712 Post by ptatler » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:31 pm

Columbine gets a cheap and obvious visual pun for a cover. It's actually perfect.

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#713 Post by Big Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:37 pm

If Female Trouble had a "good" cover I'd actually be mad. I want it awful.
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#714 Post by Drucker » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:40 pm

All the more frustrating after you read Dave Cullen's Columbine and find out they never actually bowled!

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#715 Post by Feego » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:31 pm

I believe the artwork for Female Trouble was taken from the opening credits, but I love how it emphasizes the fact that Divine was the inspiration for Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid!

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#716 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:32 pm

Drucker wrote:All the more frustrating after you read Dave Cullen's Columbine and find out they never actually bowled!
Fantastic book, by the way, especially if anyone's interested in a close look at the psychological and media dynamics around this specific case.

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#717 Post by Ribs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:33 pm

Very brave of the cover artist to emphasize how the film is both by and for Michael Moore

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#718 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Soooo.... you all do realize this is from the movie poster for Bowling for Columbine, right?

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#719 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:01 pm

A bad one!

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#720 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm

Bowling for Columbine is obvious, but still (kinda) works.

I liked El Sur at first, but then I looked at the black border. And then the floating head.

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#721 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:19 pm

A big visual theme of El Sur is the light entering dark spaces through windows, which I'm sure is what they were going for.

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#722 Post by Shrew » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm

I like El Sur. There's a whole floating torso in there.

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#723 Post by Morbii » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 pm

I like El Sur too.

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#724 Post by alacal2 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:21 am

I think the BFI cover does it better.

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#725 Post by dwk » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:09 pm

As seen on Twitter, the Blu-ray only edition of Scanners keeps the digipak.

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