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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#1426 Post by Graphist » Wed May 15, 2019 9:58 pm

The Koker Trilogy artwork is indeed great, understated but beautiful.

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#1427 Post by cdnchris » Wed May 29, 2019 12:25 am


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#1428 Post by TheGodfather » Wed May 29, 2019 1:51 am

cdnchris wrote:
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Swing Time
Love that artwork on the inside

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#1429 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:40 am

Same. I forget what the consensus was here on the cover but overall it's a very handsome package

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#1430 Post by bakofalltrades » Wed May 29, 2019 2:13 pm

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Blue Velvet - though mild, I'd say it's NSFW

Blue Velvet's front cover uses a metallic ink for the blacks so there's a cool little effect when you shift it in the light.
I was ok with the Blue Velvet cover to begin with, but realizing that removing the digipack cover kind of evokes pulling back a curtain makes it a bit more clever to me. I like it.

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#1431 Post by starmanof51 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:40 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
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Same. I forget what the consensus was here on the cover
Pretty negative, Domino swung the hatestick rather hard.

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#1432 Post by cdnchris » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:39 pm


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#1433 Post by Yaanu » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:38 pm

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A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman
And with this, spine #212 has been disappeared from the Criterion Collection.
Well, only if the DVD box set doesn't have the number on the fourth disc. Anybody know if that's the case or not?

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#1434 Post by movielocke » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:22 pm

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A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman
And with this, spine #212 has been disappeared from the Criterion Collection.
Well, only if the DVD box set doesn't have the number on the fourth disc. Anybody know if that's the case or not?
*shrug*, they did the same thing to the cassavetes set to zero outcry, I don't see the problem here either.

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#1435 Post by kcota17 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:42 pm

And same with the Fanny and Alexander Blu-Ray Set as well right?

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#1436 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:20 pm

In the DVD set Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie is its own disc and has a spine number of 212. It's found on the disc for Winter Light in the Blu-ray set.

Cassavetes set assigned 256 to A Constant Forge for the DVD set. It is found on the disc for Shadows in the Blu-ray set.

Fanny and Alexander's Blu-ray release had all four spine numbers collapsed down to one: 261.

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#1437 Post by dda1996a » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:56 pm

Which means there are no #212, 256, and whatever numbers were assigned to Fanny

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#1438 Post by captveg » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:53 pm

This is also true for the BD releases of Grey Gardens / The Beales of Grey Gardens, and The Seventh Seal / Bergman Island. I'm sure there are another few as well.

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#1439 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Which is why I saw those releases in half to be able to renumber the spines

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#1440 Post by movielocke » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:03 pm

dda1996a wrote:Which means there are no #212, 256, and whatever numbers were assigned to Fanny
They exist and a person for whom those numbers are terribly important can just get the dvd and have the precious possession of the numbers. :-p

I half seriously hope that the koker numbering conundrum indicates they’re just going to stop numbering box set shells altogether going forward.

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#1441 Post by black&huge » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:13 pm

They should prolong hitting the 1000th spine by reassigning these missing box set numbers for whatever is left to release at the end of the year. Would absolutely make no sense but that makes it even funnier.

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#1443 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:32 am


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#1444 Post by McNulty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:17 am

Hedwig gets digipak treatment over War and Peace. Baffling.

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#1445 Post by goblinfootballs » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:26 am

McNulty wrote:
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Hedwig gets digipak treatment over War and Peace. Baffling.
Well, you have
PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek, and (on the Blu-ray) portraits of Hedwig by photog­rapher Mick Rock, illustrations by animator Emily Hubley, and excerpts from two texts that inspired the film: Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas
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PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor
so I would imagine the printed material influenced the packaging.

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#1446 Post by Graphist » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 pm

McNulty wrote:Hedwig gets digipak treatment over War and Peace. Baffling.
Yes, I was hoping and was sure for no particular reason War and Peace would be a digipak. Would’ve been great to see some more of those beautiful watercolor drawings.

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#1447 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 pm

Image Image Image Image Image Image

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#1448 Post by Luke M » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:25 pm

The Circus is my favorite Chaplin cover

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#1449 Post by ng4996 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:46 pm

Polyester is probably my favorite of the year so far. Cluny Brown is undoubtedly the worst. I wish they had done something more with The Cloud Capped Star, I know that's the films most ubiquitous image, but it just seems rather bland. Overall a good month though in terms of releases.

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#1450 Post by dda1996a » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm

I won't restate the obvious, but is everyone fine with The Circus? It's not awful, but I don't think it's very good either. Polyester and Local Hero are great though

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