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

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

#1277 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:42 pm

Police Story 1 individual cover is weird. Jackie Chan's face looks photoshopped in there, something's off. The 2nd one is OK, though.

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#1278 Post by Feego » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:09 pm

I absolutely love the Police Story box art. I'm ... not getting the Face in the Crowd one. I understand what it's referencing in the movie, but out of context Griffith's pose does look oddly sexualized (as mteller noted with that Avengers pic).

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#1279 Post by Luke M » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Feego wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:09 pm
I absolutely love the Police Story box art. I'm ... not getting the Face in the Crowd one. I understand what it's referencing in the movie, but out of context Griffith's pose does look oddly sexualized (as mteller noted with that Avengers pic).
Jackie Chan box cover is one of the best things they've done in awhile.

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#1280 Post by Morbii » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:38 pm

tenia wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Police Story 1 individual cover is weird. Jackie Chan's face looks photoshopped in there, something's off. The 2nd one is OK, though.
This was very similar to my thought. It almost looks like it was hand drawn by someone that doesn't do faces well.

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#1281 Post by Shrew » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Face in the Crowd looks much better in the larger version on Criterion's website and it's a great cover. The photorealistic detail on Griffith's face causes the eye to focus there, and you also realize there's a smudge/blur on Griffith's derriere that further takes the focus off it. But in the small versions you can't make out those details and, yes, it looks like he's pointing at his ass.

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#1282 Post by brundlefly » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:11 pm

Here depicted, Lonesome Rhodes in the process of explaining the Criterion Newsletter clue from April, 2018.

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#1283 Post by Cameron Swift » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:55 am

The Police Story 2 cover looks like a decade old video game cutscene.

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#1284 Post by criterionoop » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 am

I just noticed that the Wacky C on the POLICE STORY box set is a part of the broken glass...clever!

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#1285 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:06 am

Morbii wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:38 pm
tenia wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Police Story 1 individual cover is weird. Jackie Chan's face looks photoshopped in there, something's off. The 2nd one is OK, though.
This was very similar to my thought. It almost looks like it was hand drawn by someone that doesn't do faces well.
I think it's a bit jarring because everything looks hand-drawn but Chan's face looks close to photo-realistic.

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#1286 Post by der_Artur » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:58 am

criterionoop wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 am
I just noticed that the Wacky C on the POLICE STORY box set is a part of the broken glass...clever!
This is a really nice touch. I also like how parts of the "Jackie Chan" at the top fell of with the broken glass. However, what really bugs me out, is that the O, I, C and also T of "Police Story 2" still are fully visible despite the glass being missing there as well. Is this a pet peeve or an OCD?

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#1287 Post by kidc » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Stranger Than Paradise is an Essential Art House release?

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#1288 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 am


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#1289 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:47 am

Hi folks,

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to know when an upcoming Criterion title will be a digipack rather than a keepcase.
Sure, when it's a box set, that's another story, but a 2 Blu-Ray set doesn't imply always digipak (perhaps Jackie Chan will be a digipack...)
Do I have to guess it regarding to the artwork or does Criterion, amazon.com or blu-ray.com quickly announces digipack far before we got the photos of the Criterion title. Is there a "digibook"/"digipack" "flag" info which is quickly done by Criterion at the same time as their monthly announcement ? Or do I have to guess it by the artwork's style (for instance, perhaps I Wanna Hold Your Hand could be a digipack.. .That's just a guess...) before Criterion posts something on facebook...

I ask this because sometimes, it's cheaper for me to pre-order some titles 3 months before they are released, and I know a little shop retailer (I'm living in France) based in the US who does some meticulous packaging which is more suitable for digibooks, box set, which arrived always in mint condition.
Like the latest release I ordered was The Magnificent Ambersons.

Whereas for the keepcase, I can order a single Criterion title via WOWHD for instance...

thanks in advance for your help...
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#1290 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:09 am

I used to think that you could just guess based on the booklet's amount of content. That theory got thrown out the window when Night of the Living Dead came out, however.

(Sometimes Criterion includes a packaging shot in the film's gallery or Barnes and Noble posts a 3D render, but these are inconsistent means of finding such information.)

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#1291 Post by kekid » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:52 am

I am not sure what is the right place to post this question. Please move it as appropriate.
Many CD and DVD boxes now come with each CD or DVD in a cardboard sleeve. In order to improve shelf presence (an irrelevant concept in the world of online commerce), companies are releasing ridiculously large "cubes", where two-thirds of the depth is wasted with cardboard fillers. I want to get rid of the fillers, and put additional CD's/DVDs in their place to economize on shelf space. I am looking for information as to where I can buy empty cardboard sleeves. (Some sleeves I bought were too large to fit into boxes.) Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

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#1292 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:28 am

I bought these for when I ditched 90% of my CD cases but kept the discs, and I ocassionally use them to put DVDs with some special features not carried over in Blu-ray cases. Any quantity package of these are what you're looking for

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#1293 Post by cdnchris » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 pm



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#1295 Post by Apperson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:44 pm

LOVE the Death in Venice interior.

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#1296 Post by swo17 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:26 pm

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#1297 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Those covers are hideous, what the fuckkk

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#1298 Post by Luke M » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:30 pm

So much for that Funny Games mock-up. It was better.

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#1299 Post by soundchaser » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Holy shit, this is a *horrible* set of covers. Not a good one in the bunch. (Maybe Blue Velvet at a stretch.)

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

#1300 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:33 pm

Yeah, rough month. Blue Velvet is blandly inoffensive, and I don’t mind House of Games, but beyond that...

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