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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#1301 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:33 pm

Luke M wrote:
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So much for that Funny Games mock-up. It was better.
Blame Haneke, as he is the one that nixed it.

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#1302 Post by DeParis » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:38 pm

I actually kinda dig the 70s paperback cover vibe of One Sings, but overall a very weak batch.

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#1303 Post by Cameron Swift » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Until I looked closer, I honestly thought The Heiress was a Satyajit Ray movie I'd never heard of.

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#1304 Post by Cremildo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:40 pm

The Denis deserved better.

I have no problem with the other covers, although I hope BV will be a velvety digipack.

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#1305 Post by KJones77 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Great month of covers imo. Blue Velvet is a little simple but I love the House of Games, The Heiress, and One Sings the Other Doesn't's covers.

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#1306 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:48 pm

Dudes, House of Games’ cover is like twelve years old

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#1307 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:03 pm

I have no real opinion on the Haneke, Denis or Mamet, but I think the others are wonderful. Blue Velvet's is perhaps "blandly inoffensive" but it's got a lovely textural quality that I hope is also highlighted by a digibook of some sort. One Sings the Other Doesn't is ridiculous, but I think it fits the film very much and its got a lovely color palette. The Heiress is conceptually and compositionally brilliant even if its execution is slightly wanting in terms of likeness to either the quality of the fabric or de Havilland (although it's far superior to many of the Cary Grant covers).

Edit: I just look up the higher res picture for The Heiress on the Criterion site and I retract my comments about the fabric quality. It looks great in a higher quality still.

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#1308 Post by tenia » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:08 pm

It's only February and there are already so many contenders for Worst cover of the year.

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#1309 Post by DRW.mov » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:17 pm

I am in LOVE with the artwork for One Sings!

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#1310 Post by pzadvance » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:18 pm

that binoche cover is genuinely one of the laziest things theyve put out

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#1311 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20 pm

We went from a really good month of covers to a really bad month.

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#1312 Post by Brian C » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:31 pm

So now that I know what the velvet looks like, why do I even need to watch the movie

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#1313 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:32 pm

HinkyDinkyTruesmith wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Blue Velvet's is perhaps "blandly inoffensive" but it's got a lovely textural quality that I hope is also highlighted by a digibook of some sort.
I pray to god it's not made out of actual velvet.

EDIT: I assume it will be a digipack since all of their previous Lynch releases have been digipacks, with booklets that include interviews excerpted from the Lynch on Lynch book in place of an essay.

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#1314 Post by dustybooks » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:35 pm

I don't mind The Heiress cover in and of itself but it doesn't really capture the vibe of the film, which I adore. Then again, I'm not sure how one would achieve that.

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#1315 Post by Big Ben » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:36 pm

Brian C wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:31 pm
So now that I know what the velvet looks like, why do I even need to watch the movie
I'm still not over the fact that Criterion spoiled what color pomegranates were. Really irresponsible.

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#1316 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:47 pm

This is an awful batch of covers. Part of me wants to like Blue Velvet, but it's as if they took the inner print and slapped it on the outside.

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#1317 Post by Brian C » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:50 pm

Big Ben wrote:I'm still not over the fact that Criterion spoiled what color pomegranates were. Really irresponsible.
I KNOW, RIGHT!!!!!???!

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#1318 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Nobody show these guys the Three Colors boxset

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#1319 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm

What were the three colors?

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#1320 Post by stevewhamola » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:30 pm

At least Criterion left Le Cercle Rouge untranslated, so non-french speakers had a chance of being surprised.
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It means The Red Circle, and it was on the cover the whole time.

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#1321 Post by Luke M » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:41 pm


stevewhamola wrote:At least Criterion left Le Cercle Rouge untranslated, so non-french speakers had a chance of being surprised.
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It means The Red Circle, and it was on the cover the whole time.
I tend to think the Venn diagram of English-speaking Criterion viewers and people who understand that translation is a full circle. Perhaps a blue, green, or even a red one.

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#1322 Post by Peter McM » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm

I've been so looking forward to Let the Sunshine In, despite the less than stellar reviews (it never got a screening here in Indianapolis). The cover could've been more artsy, sure--but that's a wonderful portrait of Mme Binoche. I'll take it.

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#1323 Post by Brian C » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 pm

Peter McM wrote:I've been so looking forward to Let the Sunshine In, despite the less than stellar reviews (it never got a screening here in Indianapolis). The cover could've been more artsy, sure--but that's a wonderful portrait of Mme Binoche. I'll take it.
Kind of how I feel about it too. I wouldn’t say that a lovely portrait of Binoche is quite a foolproof way to get me to see a movie, but it’s surely not a bad way to try.

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#1324 Post by Finch » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 am

Third time's evidently not the charm for a Criterion cover of a David Lynch film.

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#1325 Post by Boosmahn » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:32 am

Finch wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 am
Third time's evidently not the charm for a Criterion cover of a David Lynch film.
Wouldn't it be the fourth?

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