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

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#2401 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon May 17, 2021 5:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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After Life is terrible in its bland thoughtlessness
One of my favorite films. The upper part with the chair is fine. The pairing with that bottom shot, however....

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#2402 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:47 am

'The Human Condition' trilogy will be presented in a standard case:

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#2403 Post by swo17 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:54 am

Presumably one of those slightly thicker cases like they used for some 3-disc dual-format releases?

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#2404 Post by omegadirective » Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:45 pm

Human Condition Blu Ray is *still* not available for pre order on the Canadian amazon site!

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#2405 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:59 pm

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#2406 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:07 pm

Worth nothing that the illustation on the cover is by a major artist, Emory Douglas, who did illustrations for the Black Panthers and for radical publications.

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#2407 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:10 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:07 pm
Worth nothing
I don't think that's what you meant to say!

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#2408 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:20 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:10 pm
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
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Worth nothing
I don't think that's what you meant to say!
Oops! Terrible typo! “Noting”

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#2409 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:14 pm

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#2410 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:20 pm

An incredible month for covers. I thought Flowers of Shanghai's cover was a sure winner for 2021, but Mona Lisa's is having me rethink that assumption.

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#2411 Post by knives » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:57 pm

Wow, with the van Peebles this has to be the best month ever, right? These are all grade A films with grade A covers.

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#2412 Post by Pavel » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:24 pm

Can't say the titles themselves are particularly exciting for me, but excellent covers indeed

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#2413 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:37 pm

Pavel wrote:
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Can't say the titles themselves are particularly exciting for me, but excellent covers indeed
Same... The Damned cover is my favorite

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#2414 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:46 pm

I love that Mona Lisa cover so much.

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#2415 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:51 pm

Mona Lisa is great, the rest are fine

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#2416 Post by Brian C » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:45 pm

Kind of an unusual month for me in that I haven’t actually seen any of these films, but at the very least these covers make all of them look like interesting movies. Not always the case!

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#2417 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:12 pm

I already have the Arrow release; but indeed the artwork for "Mona Lisa" is gorgeous. I thought that the Arrow transfer was X4 (unless I'm mistaken with The Long Good Friday); both were in the very first Criterion DVD (I still have these 2 titles somewhere; and I'm wondering if they were in anarmophic/16:9.
There were not much bonus on the early Criterion release; certainly an audio commentary... any more memories about what were the bonus of the original Criterion DVD ?

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#2418 Post by CSM126 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:32 pm

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:12 pm
I already have the Arrow release; but indeed the artwork for "Mona Lisa" is gorgeous. I thought that the Arrow transfer was X4 (unless I'm mistaken with The Long Good Friday); both were in the very first Criterion DVD (I still have these 2 titles somewhere; and I'm wondering if they were in anarmophic/16:9.
There were not much bonus on the early Criterion release; certainly an audio commentary... any more memories about what were the bonus of the original Criterion DVD ?
Just the commentary, a trailer and liner notes by the director.

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#2419 Post by Gerald Christie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:15 pm

Never thought I would say this, but I actually love all the covers.

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#2420 Post by Kracker » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:36 am

Damn they change art directors up there? because this is a significant step up. Color schemes are nailed and everything.

Does Mona Lisa win for the biggest cover glow-up on a blu-grade?

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#2421 Post by black&huge » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:54 am

Kracker wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:36 am
Damn they change art directors up there? because this is a significant step up. Color schemes are nailed and everything.

Does Mona Lisa win for the biggest cover glow-up on a blu-grade?
i went most of yesterday thinking there were no upgrades for september then suddenly remembered it was Mona Lisa. The new cover is such an upgrade in itself and so great it made me forget it was already in the collection!

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#2422 Post by movielocke » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:06 am

Mona Lisa is the cover of the year. wow.


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#2424 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:57 am

That inside art for The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs is incredible across the board, from image selections to aesthetic contrast in color- what a great package

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#2425 Post by CSM126 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:31 pm

Received the Riggs set today and it is, indeed, a beauty. Really glad they went the digipak route here. It looks and feels really nice.

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