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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1476 Post by tenia » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:50 am

Andrew Garfield seems like a relatively popular actor, so it doesn't look surprising if he gets pushed to the foreground instead of using a more abstract visual.
I'd also argue it's actually not a bad revamped design at all : only one quote, relatively simple design, they managed to keep the palm trees in here (though it is obviously photoshopped). I'm just surprised they didn't include a "By the director of It Follows".

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#1477 Post by soundchaser » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:30 am

Technically the reversible art, but yikes:

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#1478 Post by tarpilot » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:42 am

I never knew I wanted to see what Patrick Nagel combined with Mort Drucker would look like. Now I know I never ever want to again

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#1479 Post by Brian C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:42 am

I like the concept, but the execution does give Ringwald a bit of a Pennywise look.

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#1480 Post by tenia » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:46 am

This looks like a 70s French teen-sex comedy.

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#1481 Post by dwk » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:57 am

Arrow's new art for 16 Candles makes it look like a slasher
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#1482 Post by manicsounds » Fri May 03, 2019 5:20 am

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#1483 Post by tarpilot » Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 pm

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1484 Post by Feego » Sat May 04, 2019 7:54 am

Wow, that may be the worst cover I've seen for a mainstream studio film in a long time. It's been so horribly photoshopped to death that it doesn't even look like Bette Midler. Here's the original image, which granted wasn't the most flattering one to begin with:

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#1485 Post by dda1996a » Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 am

I love how they stuck a pixelated red rose awkwardly between her arms

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#1486 Post by Cameron Swift » Sat May 04, 2019 10:08 pm

Stumbled across this eyeful on IMDB...

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And yes, co-written by Ethan Coen and directed by the Coens' regular storyboard artist(!)

Here's the trailer

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#1487 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 09, 2019 6:53 pm

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Can someone refresh my memory on what these films have to do with... spraypaint? It seems like such a bizarre choice, and these covers look bad.

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#1488 Post by soundchaser » Thu May 09, 2019 6:56 pm

I don't think these look terrible, although I agree the backgrounds are a weird choice. Still, the character models themselves look fine.

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1489 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 09, 2019 7:20 pm

The ones not way in the background behind a sheen of transparent paint, sure!

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#1490 Post by JSC » Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 am

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This one kind of raised a smile. A release for the mini-series Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years

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#1491 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Wed May 22, 2019 8:36 am

Johnny Depp goes direct-to-video
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#1492 Post by eerik » Fri May 24, 2019 11:49 am

Sony went from this:

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to this:

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#1493 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am

That, uh, looks like a fine cover. Am I missing something?

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1494 Post by tenia » Fri May 24, 2019 12:08 pm

I guess the first one is a bit more atmospherical, but other than that...

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#1495 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 24, 2019 1:57 pm

Well they are awfully photoshopped, including Wheaton's non-existent leg tripping him on the rail line

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1496 Post by eerik » Fri May 24, 2019 2:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
That, uh, looks like a fine cover. Am I missing something?
They went from a great cover based on the original poster to a generic "characters moving towards camera while looking down" photoshop that's rather awkwardly put together.

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1497 Post by Lost Highway » Fri May 24, 2019 3:09 pm

We really need a “Most Mediocre DVD Covers...ever!” thread.

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1498 Post by Nw_jahrles » Mon May 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Better order your "Limited Edition Slip Cover" before it sells out.

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1499 Post by Gregory » Mon May 27, 2019 3:01 pm

eerik is right: as he walks, Wheaton is putting his right leg forward, but somehow it's his left foot that's stepped across the rail (possibly occupying the same physical space as it). Great example of bad photoshopping creating things that are like Escher's "impossible objects," only stupid-looking.

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Re: Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4)

#1500 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 27, 2019 3:03 pm

I know the Blu-ray forum was pretty merciless to that Just Before Dawn cover too, but I don't mind it. I think the artist was going for the art style of the period's young adult paperback novel covers. Compared to the gross/gruesome covers slashers typically get, with flesh ripped asunder and bloody organs oozing out, I'll take this YMCA tract look any day

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