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

#1251 Post by tenia » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:39 pm

I myself wonder why some releases have a back cover blurb written in Justify and others don't.

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#1252 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:43 pm

And now we've officially run out of things to discuss on our discussion forum

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#1253 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:19 pm

Sigh. Well I guess I'll just shut it all down then.

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#1254 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:13 pm

We had a good run there at the end with Domino's Pizza, at least

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#1255 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 pm

To add on, I've always wondered why some of the inner prints are a straight black, like Yi Yi or Fish Tank.

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#1256 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:We had a good run there at the end with Domino's Pizza, at least
I was laughing pretty hard at that one. At least we will always have the memories.

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#1257 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:47 pm

Boosmahn wrote:To add on, I've always wondered why some of the inner prints are a straight black, like Yi Yi or Fish Tank.
I assume just to save money on a reissue that might not sell all that well.

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#1258 Post by tenia » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:43 am

domino harvey wrote:
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And now we've officially run out of things to discuss on our discussion forum
Well, yes and no. Criterion's covers (+ spines and backcovers) follow quite strict patterns, so it's always surprising to stumble of the few that don't. I recall for instance the story with the slightly misaligned spines a few years ago.

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#1259 Post by CSM126 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:19 am

If slightly misaligned spines surprise you and warrant discussion, you might want to try going outdoors once in a while. There’s trees and flowers and people and stuff out there.

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#1260 Post by tenia » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 am

Well, this is the criterionforum, not the treesandflowersandpeopleandstuffforum.
Joke aside, it's not like I care or so, it's just those small things in life that can make one chuckle.

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#1262 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 am

Because we're all the same color...to the Predator

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#1263 Post by criterionoop » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:25 pm

New titles are up!

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#1264 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:27 pm

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

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#1265 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Ooooooh, A Face in the Crowd.

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#1266 Post by goblinfootballs » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Love the Diamonds of the Night cover.

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#1267 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Face and Diamonds are both great

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#1268 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:41 pm

And the individual covers for the Police Story films:
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I know that this is probably appearing because of the UK Eureka releases but this does make me wonder whether this might bode well in the future for a release of Police Story III: Supercop, previously released by Criterion on Laserdisc.

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#1269 Post by Brian C » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:46 pm

These cover images are all more square-shaped than normal. This isn't a packaging change, is it?

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#1270 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 pm

I can't speak to the ones that swo posted but I resized the two Police Story ones so they would not display too large.

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#1271 Post by mteller » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:52 pm

swo17 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:27 pm
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First thing I thought of was this:

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#1272 Post by Lemdog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:03 pm

I usually don't care too much about the cover art, but god the entire police story package is horrible.

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#1273 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:08 pm

A Face in the Crowd and Diamonds of the Night are both great, although the images on the Police Story set look very uncanny to me.

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#1274 Post by Graphist » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:Face and Diamonds are both great
I agree. Exquisite, especially the latter! But is it just me or the guy on the FITC one is pointing at his derriere? :)

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#1275 Post by movielocke » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:27 pm

Love the eighties look of the police story package, looks very fun.

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