Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 3-D)

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#1476 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:18 am

She apparently hasn't succeeded in being defeated yet.

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#1477 Post by lachenay » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:50 am

Sarah Palin's unprecedented rating system: 32 1/2 stars! That *is* hard to beat, you must give her that, folks.

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#1478 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:46 am

Maybe that stands for how many American states she approves of, which begs the question of which one only got half marks.

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#1479 Post by AALFW » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:18 pm

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#1480 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:41 pm

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#1481 Post by knives » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:45 pm

That's fake. If I'm wrong I'd rather be dead.

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#1482 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:47 pm

Right from Blu-ray.com. I'd say it's temp art, except they're obviously trying to approximate actual Super 8 boxes, which means someone actually thought that was a good idea and designed that

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#1483 Post by Zot! » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:54 pm

Even the box has a lens flare!

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#1484 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:55 pm

The cover works though, because everyone knows what a Super 8 box looks like.

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#1485 Post by Matt » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:57 pm

At least Warner Bros is consistent with their shitty Judy Garland Blu-ray covers:

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#1486 Post by knives » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:58 pm

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#1487 Post by Jeff » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:42 am

I think the Super 8 cover is kind of clever, but have to agree that those with nostalgic feelings towards super 8 film cartons probably do not constitute the film's target audience.

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#1488 Post by JakeB » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:20 am

After you pointed that out, the Super 8 cover doesn't look so bad. Still, I agree that the effect is diminished when it has to be explained.

The Meet Me In St. Louis looks so tacky, but it isn't enough to put me off buying it. That's a highly anticipated Blu for me.

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#1489 Post by CSM126 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:19 am

I take it the asterisk refers you to a footnote saying "actually ghost-directed by Spielberg. You know, like Poltergeist!".

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#1490 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:07 pm

As someone who actually shot a lot of Super 8mm footage in the 70s...I didn't immediate get that the Blu-ray cover was aping the old Kodachrome box design. I recall the boxes being a little more orange myself, but that might have been the faster speed version that featured a blue bar on the packaging. Either way, a red bar on yellow doesn't make me feel instantly nostalgic.

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#1491 Post by Gregory » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:49 pm

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The way they're positioned makes no sense spatially, so one is left to wonder if the film features a 1 1/2-foot Rex Harrison, or a 20-foot Audrey Hepburn.

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#1492 Post by tarpilot » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:36 pm

Either scenario would make that movie exponentially more interesting

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#1493 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:59 pm

I wouldn't mind a lil portable Rex Harrison. Perfect for emergency quips and snide putdowns

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#1494 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:05 pm

Rex's eyeline seems to be about level with Audrey's bow area though, which cannot have been unintentional, given Rex's expression.

Although the size difference does make it look as if Audrey could take her giant hat off and throw it entirely over him if she got annoyed with his gaze.

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#1495 Post by manicsounds » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:34 am

Maybe not "worst" cover, but the back of my "American Grafitti" German disc lists a video commentary by "John Lucas". (George's brother, perhaps?)

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#1496 Post by willoneill » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:14 am

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Just for the egregious spelling mistake ... one I'm particularly sensitive to.

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#1497 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:01 am

What egregious spelling mistake?

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#1498 Post by willoneill » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:05 am

swo17 wrote:What egregious spelling mistake?
It's Ed O'Neill, not "O'Neil" ... like Will O'Neill

It's not a huge error, maybe just a typo, but if I was an actor, I'd like to credited properly on a dvd cover.

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#1499 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:09 am

Looks fixed in the version on Mill Creek's website

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#1500 Post by willoneill » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:17 am

Good ... Amazon must have just had temp art.

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