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

#1226 Post by Luke M » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:00 pm

The baker’s hat is quite interesting.


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#1228 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:06 am

Nice to see Rialto on the back of Panique. Don't think we had one from them in a while.

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#1229 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:27 pm

Image Image Image Image Image Image

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#1230 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:31 pm

That's a great Bergman cover, not that any of us will own it

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#1231 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:34 pm

All good covers

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#1232 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:40 pm

Like them as well and yea to a Lloyd release

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#1233 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:52 pm

I find some of the faces on I Wanna Hold Your Hand terrifying to look at; Detour is way too bright for my tastes. The others look good, though.

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#1234 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:54 pm

I think the artist was going for a Mad Magazine thing for I Wanna Hold Your Hand-- it's very Mort Drucker, and I think it's a good fit for the material

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#1235 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:57 pm

You're probably right -- I haven't seen the film and am just going off of my gut reaction.

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#1236 Post by TwoTecs » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:58 pm

The typeface for Wanda doesn’t fit the image. Very clean and modern but also not aesthetically pleasing on its own. Just use Helvetica if you are making this type of cover/poster.

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#1237 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Not a clunker in the bunch!

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#1238 Post by DRW.mov » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Wow, Sam Smith finally gets another cover after nearly 5 years. Makes a lovely compliment to his Post Tenebres Lux poster.

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#1239 Post by Brian C » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm

I think I’m down for a blind buy of the Reygadas come next B&N sale.

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#1240 Post by 371229 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:26 pm

The "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" cover looks horrible. I have never seen the movie... and that cover makes me want to steer clear.
And... why is Harold Lloyd grabbing his crotch?!? Is this an early hip/hop video... or does he have to relieve himself?!?

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#1241 Post by Luke M » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:34 pm

At first glance I thought the man on the Detour cover was holding the Criterion C and they broke some kinda unspoken rule. Alas.

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#1242 Post by Feego » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:36 pm

Is the Detour cover the first in the collection to sport a tagline?

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#1243 Post by CSM126 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Feego wrote:
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Is the Detour cover the first in the collection to sport a tagline?
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#1244 Post by britcom68 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:03 am

When I first saw the cover for Japon, the thought that went through my mind was that if Criterion ever gets to release Imamura's Ballad of Narayama they should tell Sam Smith to recycle his Japon cover and just change the succulent plants in the foreground to bamboo and it would still work for me.

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#1245 Post by alacal2 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:43 am

The Detour cover looks just a tad too busy for me and the juxtaposition of thumb and wacky C is unfortunate but love the colors. The Bergman is great and shows what you can do with a lot when its all of a piece whereas Wanda shows how much you can do with a little. Need some time to get my head around the silhouette of Japon. Overall though, an impressive month.


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#1247 Post by Morbii » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:59 am

371229 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:26 pm
The "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" cover looks horrible. I have never seen the movie... and that cover makes me want to steer clear.
I feel the same. I guess it’s never too early to start compiling 2019 contenders...

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#1248 Post by Bressonaire » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:58 pm

And... why is Harold Lloyd grabbing his crotch?!? Is this an early hip/hop video... or does he have to relieve himself?!?
Lloyd lost most of his right hand in an explosion in 1919. That's a prosthetic, and it doesn't have moving parts.

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#1249 Post by Morbii » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:58 pm
And... why is Harold Lloyd grabbing his crotch?!? Is this an early hip/hop video... or does he have to relieve himself?!?
Lloyd lost most of his right hand in an explosion in 1919. That's a prosthetic, and it doesn't have moving parts.
Surely they could have used a different pose, though? Also doesn’t help that his pants right near his hand are very penis-shaped (at least at the resolution my phone is showing).

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#1250 Post by stevewhamola » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:18 pm

Here's a weird and very pedantic question about the 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days packaging: any speculation on why the special features are spread across two columns? I can't recall any other release (in the BD-era anyways) that doesn't list them either in one big text block or as single-column bullet points.

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