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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#551 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:25 am

HitchcockLang wrote:I may be in the minority, but I miss the blue cover.
So do I. Reminds me of what happened with Viridiana a few years back, but this is not close to as great as the pink version of that was, and that cover was changed wholesale to something more all-around boring.

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#552 Post by Graphist » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:58 am

Was the aqua color referring to the swimming pool? They could have toned it down, I think it was too saturated. But honestly, personally I don’t mind the grey monochromatic look.

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#554 Post by DRW.mov » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:46 pm

I can’t even tell you how cool it is to see an Outfest logo on the back of a Criterion package.

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#556 Post by KJones77 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:42 am

Wow Jabberwocky looking pretty plain on the inside.

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#557 Post by cdnchris » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:14 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:I may be in the minority, but I miss the blue cover.
Missed this initially, but they do use a metallic ink that I guess adds a little something to it.

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#558 Post by swo17 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:57 pm

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#559 Post by zedz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:07 pm

I really like The Hero and An Actor's Revenge, but WTF Tom Jones?

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#560 Post by perkizitore » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm

zedz wrote:I really like The Hero and An Actor's Revenge, but WTF Tom Jones?
It is swimminghorses going analog!

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#561 Post by KJones77 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:18 pm

Wow The Silence of the Lambs has a seriously excellent cover.

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#562 Post by Apperson » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Is there an incomplete painting in Tom Jones because that cover is inexplicable otherwise.

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#563 Post by movielocke » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:51 pm

Silence of the Lambs is amazing.

The font of the title for Actor's Revenge kind of works but also kind of interferes with my eye's ability to parse between the title and the art. But a pretty striking idea/design, nonetheless.

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#564 Post by zedz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:04 pm

movielocke wrote:Silence of the Lambs is amazing.

The font of the title for Actor's Revenge kind of works but also kind of interferes with my eye's ability to parse between the title and the art. But a pretty striking idea/design, nonetheless.
It also cleverly evokes the film's spectacular CinemaScope framing.

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#565 Post by thatobscurecharm » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:37 pm

Silence reminds me of artwork for the current revival of M. Butterfly Image

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#566 Post by Cinephrenic » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:51 pm

Tom Jones cover is somewhat boring. Elevator to the Gallows could have used a upgrade. Rest is nice.

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#567 Post by aox » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:54 pm

Agreed that Elevator could have used an artwork upgrade.

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#568 Post by Ashirg » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:05 pm

It says The Hero cover is based on a poster designed by Satyajit Ray

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#569 Post by criterionoop » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:36 pm

I'm assuming this is the poster it was based off:

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#570 Post by Gerald Christie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:04 pm

Am I the only one that hates the new artwork for SOTL? This is one of those films where the only option is the original poster. Much like The Breakfast Club or The Exorcist it's so iconic and perfectly captures the movie.

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#571 Post by Luke M » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 pm

Silence of the Lambs is an all-time great cover. I know we already saw it, but Night of the Living Dead cover is nice. I think the other covers are pretty decent. No bad covers this month.

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#572 Post by Ribs » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Night of the Living Dead is surely a digipak, right?

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#573 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:39 pm

Ribs wrote:Night of the Living Dead is surely a digipak, right?
Both Night of the Living Dead and Silence of the Lambs will be.

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#574 Post by Feego » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Sorry, but I'm not a fan of the new Silence of the Lambs or Night of the Living Dead covers. Dead is mostly ok, but the placement of the title on the left side behind the wacky C is triggering my OCD. Couldn't they have just shifted the zombie hands to the left side and placed the title on the right? And poor Judith O'Dea has been given the same unflattering face treatment that Candace Hilligoss received on the redux Carnival of Souls cover. The font and clean white background with little blood spatters on Silence make it look like a poster for the next season of American Horror Story. Nothing about it evokes the look or feel of the movie for me.

Edit: Although, come to think of it, the Silence cover does look mighty similar to my paperback copy of Red Dragon:
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#575 Post by Bressonaire » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:05 am

Tom Jones cover is somewhat boring.
You're too kind. I'd say it's seriously ghastly. Is he chewing his knuckles? Is he looking at the same cover we're looking at? (No wonder his eyes are wide and he looks nonplussed.) Is he having a Voltaire moment, pondering the meaning of life? It certainly conveys nothing of the rollicking energy of the film. A terrible cover.

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