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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#651 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:52 pm

colinr0380 wrote:I do like that the colour scheme of the Virgin Suicides cover seems to fit nicely together with the Picnic At Hanging Rock one!
Reminds me more of this:

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

#652 Post by Graphist » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:09 pm

aox wrote:
Brian C wrote:I feel like the Parajanov cover is kind of a spoiler - now I already know what color the pomegranates are.
Agreed.

Will not watch.
Haha! I personally love the cover: the imagery works great with the hand drawn type. It is a bit simple and straightforward but I think it nicely contrasts with what one is about to watch.

Now, The Awful Truth,… Grant again doesn't look like Grant…. :)

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#653 Post by Feego » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:25 pm

Actually I think this is the best Grant has ever looked on a Criterion cover. While I'm not crazy about that brown mustard background, I do think this is the most successful cover they've done for a classic Hollywood release in years (though still not on the sublime level of My Man Godfrey and Design for Living).

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#656 Post by Luke M » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:45 am

I know the packaging is more prone to damage and it takes up more shelf space but Night of the Living Dead looks great.

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#657 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:23 pm

Not a big fan of the white bar in the inner DigiPack of Night of the Living Dead...

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#658 Post by Gregory » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:52 pm

The fold-out Karen Cooper poster will look great in my room next to a few of the awesome ones I have of Robert Cummings.

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#659 Post by StevenJ0001 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:11 pm

Gregory wrote:The fold-out Karen Cooper poster will look great in my room next to a few of the awesome ones I have of Robert Cummings.
I sense a joke here but I don’t get it. :oops: I started reading Cummings’ wiki but to no avail.

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#660 Post by Gregory » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:14 pm

Well, the less initiated may know him as Rob Zombie.

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#661 Post by sir_luke » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:13 pm

Ugh, a fold-out in a digipak? That’s disappointing. Has that been done before?

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#663 Post by swo17 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 pm

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#664 Post by ng4996 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:27 pm

That Midnight Cowboy cover is disappointing

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#665 Post by Brian C » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 pm

I haven't seen Graduation, so for all I know it's extremely appropriate for the movie. But it sure looks like they just took a random still and put words on it.

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#666 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:32 pm

With the time between phantom pages showing up and covers dropping, the habit of spoiler tagging titles in the thread for the former remains the most bizarre thing going on here month over month.

Pretend Graduation isn't there (I'm with Brian C: Is that going to sell like, 12 copies with a cover like that? It will pitch the film's appeal to absolutely no one who isn't already familiar with it, and it's a pity because it's very good) and this is a stellar month for covers. Midnight Cowboy is my favorite sort of left field thing that Criterion dazzles with. Just like Mishima was when that was originally announced!

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#667 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm

Beyond the Hills is a surprise. I remember seeing it premiere at the NYFF - one of my favorites of that year but for a while it looked like it slipped off of everyone's radar.

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#668 Post by phred2321 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:36 pm

ng4996 wrote:That Midnight Cowboy cover is disappointing
I really like it

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#669 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:37 pm

It's what's on the inside of the box that counts y'all.

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#670 Post by Luke M » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:43 pm

I’m happy they didn’t change au hasard Balthazar

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#671 Post by KJones77 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 pm

The only way the Beyond the Hills and Graduation covers make sense is if they're part of a box-set.

Love the Midnight Cowboy and Mishima covers. Really eye grabbing.

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#672 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:48 pm

KJones77 wrote:The only way the Beyond the Hills and Graduation covers make sense is if they're part of a box-set.
Aside from the fact that they both use parts of stills, what else makes them remotely similar?

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#673 Post by pzadvance » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:50 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
KJones77 wrote:The only way the Beyond the Hills and Graduation covers make sense is if they're part of a box-set.
Aside from the fact that they both use parts of stills, what else makes them remotely similar?
They have very similar color schemes, for one.

How did these two make it out before 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days? Didn't the mock-up art for that leak months ago?

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#674 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:51 pm

The Mungiu covers are actually part of a Psyop to drive members of this forum insane.

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#675 Post by KJones77 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:54 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
KJones77 wrote:The only way the Beyond the Hills and Graduation covers make sense is if they're part of a box-set.
Aside from the fact that they both use parts of stills, what else makes them remotely similar?
They have the same director.

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