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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am 
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SOTL is ok, I guess but it’s too cute for my tastes. A Rorschach blot made of blood doesn’t even seem to connect with the film (unless we just assume Lecter used Rorschachs on his patients, I guess?). I would’ve preferred either the poster art or even criterion’s simple-but-effective laserdisc cover art (Clarice looking through the glass with Lecter reflected so he seems to be peering over her shoulder).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:21 am 
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It's meant to be the death's-head hawkmoth from the film mixed with blood. It's one of the most astoundingly simple things Criterion could have done. Unless someone wanted lambs with duct taped mouths as the cover.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:27 am 
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You know you've been spoiled by Arrow Video when you look at the specs for Night of the Living Dead and go "where's the 100 page hardback book?!"


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 am 
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Boosmahn wrote:
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Night of the Living Dead is surely a digipak, right?


Both Night of the Living Dead and Silence of the Lambs will be.


Goddammit.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Here is Sean Phillips interior and booklet cover art for Night of the Living Dead:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:13 pm 

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Here is Sean Phillips interior and booklet cover art for Night of the Living Dead:

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Image 2


Image 2 would have been a better cover.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 pm 
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Big Ben wrote:
It's meant to be the death's-head hawkmoth from the film mixed with blood. It's one of the most astoundingly simple things Criterion could have done. Unless someone wanted lambs with duct taped mouths as the cover.


I’m aware. I still think it’s too cute.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:30 pm 
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I’ve come to accept that most Criterion art is gonna be terrible, and while this new batch is no exception for the most part, I feel like it should only be Ben and Barbara on the Living Dead cover.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:33 pm 
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In contrast, I think it would be better with just the hands.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:51 pm 
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This FTW:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Glowingwabbit wrote:
dwk wrote:


Image 2 would have been a better cover.


Image 2 is just perfect. By comparison the actual cover feels very cluttered.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Image 2 is basically the cover for the Mill Creek Blu-ray that just came out.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:23 pm 

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Silence of the Lambs is awful. That could've been the poster for a dozen cheap horror movies, or maybe a new season of AHS, but it's just not SOTL.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:34 pm 
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dwk wrote:
Here is Sean Phillips interior and booklet cover art for Night of the Living Dead:

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Image 2

Even Image 1 would have made a pretty snazzy cover if cropped correctly:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:57 am 
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That looks great!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:58 am 
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Agreed. Someone email Mulvaney stat!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm 
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CSM126 wrote:
SOTL is ok, I guess but it’s too cute for my tastes. A Rorschach blot made of blood doesn’t even seem to connect with the film (unless we just assume Lecter used Rorschachs on his patients, I guess?). I would’ve preferred either the poster art or even criterion’s simple-but-effective laserdisc cover art (Clarice looking through the glass with Lecter reflected so he seems to be peering over her shoulder).
Yes, I agree with another poster about it being a death’s-head hawkmoth, but with a twist depicting it as a Rorschach ink drawing to echo the psychological undertones in the film. It is one of the best recent covers, though the type could have been a bit smaller in relation to the illustration. (I wonder if a black background would have looked much better though.)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:02 pm 
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I like the inside drawings much better than the cover one.

The Tom Jones cover feels unfinished and that typeface goes neither with the film nor with that particular drawing.

A bit upset Malle’s film did not get a new cover.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Graphist wrote:
CSM126 wrote:
SOTL is ok, I guess but it’s too cute for my tastes. A Rorschach blot made of blood doesn’t even seem to connect with the film (unless we just assume Lecter used Rorschachs on his patients, I guess?). I would’ve preferred either the poster art or even criterion’s simple-but-effective laserdisc cover art (Clarice looking through the glass with Lecter reflected so he seems to be peering over her shoulder).
Yes, I agree with another poster about it being a death’s-head hawkmoth, but with a twist depicting it as a Rorschach ink drawing to echo the psychological undertones in the film. It is one of the best recent covers, though the type could have been a bit smaller in relation to the illustration. (I wonder if a black background would have looked much better though.)


It strikes me as a less successful version of the Don't Look Now cover's approach.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:28 pm 
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General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
Election


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Hoo boy, Election's a *real* miss altogether.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Monterey Pop, however, is even better than I thought. The liner art reminds me of the freakout scene from Belladonna Of Sadness.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:04 pm 
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Hoo boy, Election's a *real* miss altogether.
This is one where it's even worse when you have it in your hands.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Is Election a booklet or fold out?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:35 pm 
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It's a fold out


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