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.

#351 Post by McNulty » Tue May 16, 2017 4:49 pm

swo17 wrote:Image Image Image Image Image
They somehow found a way to make the new Sid & Nancy cover worse than the OOP one.

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#352 Post by Luke M » Tue May 16, 2017 4:53 pm

I actually like the cheap MGM S&N cover better. Hopscotch is an improvement, don't care for the other cartoons, and Breaking Point looks good.

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#353 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 16, 2017 4:53 pm

I like Drew Friedman but these aren't doing it for me

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#354 Post by Graphist » Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Yea, the Sid & Nancy one needs more work

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#355 Post by FakeBonanza » Tue May 16, 2017 5:03 pm

The all-new Sid & Nancy artwork they commissioned must've missed the May 15th deadline, and Criterion just couldn't put off the announcement any longer.

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#356 Post by jms choice » Tue May 16, 2017 5:05 pm

I'm kind of squinting and squawking and rolling my eyes a bit and it definitely looks a lot better that way.

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#357 Post by Mungo » Tue May 16, 2017 5:05 pm

The only one I like is The Breaking Point, in large part because of the B with its corner cut off by the gun barrel. All the rest are too cartoonish (in the case of La Poison, to the point of turning Germaine Reuver into a grotesque caricature with a bizarre forehead,) with the exception of the bizarrely spartan Sid and Nancy.

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#358 Post by movielocke » Tue May 16, 2017 5:10 pm

I like all the covers, but especially Breaking Point and Hopscotch.

at least they replaced two of the worst covers in the collection with Sid and Nancy and Hopscotch!

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#359 Post by kcota17 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:12 pm

Was definitely expecting something more loud and vibrant with Sid and Nancy, not something that looks like a 2 Chainz album cover.

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#360 Post by jms choice » Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 pm

don't go giving them any more funny ideas, or they'll add that parental advisory sticker on the cover too!

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#361 Post by Andre Jurieu » Tue May 16, 2017 5:20 pm

He's a succinct artist.

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#362 Post by dwk » Tue May 16, 2017 6:40 pm

For those that want to know, Greg Ruth confirmed he did the The Breaking Point cover and word is Kyle Baker did the Hopscotch cover. No one has taken responsibility for the Sid & Nancy cover

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#363 Post by criterionsnob » Tue May 16, 2017 7:10 pm

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#364 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue May 16, 2017 10:18 pm

Even Sid has a problem with the cover art.
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#365 Post by Morbii » Wed May 17, 2017 5:41 am

I quite like the cover for The Breaking Point and don't mind the one for Sid & Nancy.

I'm so sick of the cartoon covers. Hopscotch looks like slapstick, for fuck's sake. I think they work sometimes, but it's rare. They work for films that are animated, slapstick, or (perhaps) comic book-based films as long as one is aware of it. Very rarely for other films in my opinion -- Onibaba is an example of one I like, but I still think it would have been better with a still from the film. Anyway, ugh.. they're just going for it nowadays.


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#367 Post by cdnchris » Sat May 20, 2017 2:21 am


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#368 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Sat May 20, 2017 7:47 am

cdnchris wrote:Dheepan
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Beautiful covers! Also
extremely interesting, well written case study.

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#369 Post by cdnchris » Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 am

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project, No. 2 (I put it up on Facebook for the time being but it's public and shouldn't require an account to view)


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#371 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:46 am


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#372 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:47 pm

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#373 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:50 pm

Let me be the first to say the Rebecca cover is better than the old one.
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#374 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:51 pm

Overall, a really pretty good month. The Lynch cover isn't great but I don't really expect there are great options.

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#375 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 pm

A whatever month. No terrible covers, which is something, but nothing particularly good either

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