Worst DVD Covers...ever! (Part 4K)

Discuss North American DVDs and Blu-rays or other DVD and Blu-ray-related topics.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Monterey Jack
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:27 am

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

#1351 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Why the bloody hands?

User avatar
swo17
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 am
Location: SLC, UT

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

#1352 Post by swo17 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 pm

Those are gloves

User avatar
Monterey Jack
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:27 am

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

#1353 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:22 am

swo17 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Those are gloves
...which she doesn't sport in the original photo art. Makes her look like a zombie reaching out for warm human flesh.

User avatar
Gregory
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:07 pm

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

#1354 Post by Gregory » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:57 am

But she wears those red gloves in the film, so why shouldn't they be shown on the cover? But I guess if someone is that determined to see zombies, I can't talk them out of it. I've never seen a zombie show anything like the kind of emotion the be-gloved girl is here, not even Bub in Day of the Dead.

User avatar
colinr0380
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:30 pm
Location: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, UK

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

#1355 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:10 pm

I mentioned this on the Takashi Miike thread talking about the Bodyguard Kiba films but I have spent much too long trying to figure out the packaging of the UK DVD edition of these films for it not to be worth posting about! I thought that I would scan the covers for this thread, so apologies for the quality. Lets start with the back of the boxset in which the two Bodyguard Kiba films were packaged with the later Family films:
Image

Here is an enlarged view of the important part:
Image

This is where the problems is as, according to imdb (and confirmed in Tom Mes' Agitator book), Bodyguard Kiba is the one about Junpei and the trip to Okinawa, whilst Apocalypse of Carnage is about guarding the beautiful woman (though they actually go to 'exotic Taipei' rather than Hong Kong! EDIT: And wait, does that last line say "marital" arts?!)

It gets worse though when we reach the individual DVD covers:
Image
Image
In which not only the text for Bodyguard Kiba is from Apocalypse of Carnage, but the images are from the second film as well. And vice versa (the images on the discs are of the cover too, which means that both discs have imagery for the other film on them!). Just shuffling the title around would have been all that was needed but unfortunately the mistake appears to be everywhere on the package from the covering boxset to the discs themselves, and it is impossible to really just swap the DVD covers around due to the title on the front not corresponding to the back cover! This is one of those times where one tiny mistaking of one film for another appears to have not been picked up on and ends up causing a fair amount of unnecessary confusion!

User avatar
mfunk9786
Under Chris' Protection
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

#1356 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:04 pm

Image

User avatar
Brian C
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:58 am
Location: Chicago, IL

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

#1357 Post by Brian C » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:07 pm

Oh come on, that’s just hilarious. No fair if being hideous is precisely the joke.

User avatar
mfunk9786
Under Chris' Protection
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

#1358 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:09 pm

Totally, just - wow, they really nailed it. That thing is hideous.

User avatar
mfunk9786
Under Chris' Protection
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

#1359 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Image

...what expression is Jude Law even making here?

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

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

#1360 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:52 pm

"You're putting me on the cover?"

User avatar
DRW.mov
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:43 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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

#1361 Post by DRW.mov » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 pm

This was Jude Law’s reaction to seeing the movie.

User avatar
Brian C
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:58 am
Location: Chicago, IL

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

#1362 Post by Brian C » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 pm

"Who's that guy that my girlfriend is talking to?"

User avatar
Big Ben
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:54 pm
Location: Great Falls, Montana

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

#1363 Post by Big Ben » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:29 pm

At least he's not taking a rip from his juul!

KJones77
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:35 pm

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

#1364 Post by KJones77 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:29 pm

Image

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

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

#1365 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:31 pm

Prob one of the best TT covers, though

User avatar
Monterey Jack
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:27 am

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

#1366 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:05 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Image
No, but terrible Photoshop will...

User avatar
mfunk9786
Under Chris' Protection
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

#1367 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:59 am

KJones77 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Image
My girlfriend in college loved The Sims

User avatar
tenia
Ask Me About My Bassoon
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:13 am

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

#1368 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:14 am

Catching back the thread since the Miike UK covers, this is so much to take in one time.
Wow.
Just wow.
The Popstar steel is hideous, but this Tashlin cover is just absolutely bonkers. It's beyond hideous. It's extra-terrestrial at this stage.

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

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

#1369 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:32 am

Guys, never assume TT does anything approaching actual work for their covers. They just used Fox's original VHS art and applied an awkward font, as always

Image

User avatar
tenia
Ask Me About My Bassoon
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:13 am

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

#1370 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:57 am

Adjectives still apply. This is absolutely awful looking.

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

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

#1371 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:11 am

No doubt, but all key art for this film is (intentionallly) gaudy. I was just shocked that anyone who's seen TT's covers could think they're capable of making something as complicated as this: they can apply shitty filters and layer over shittier font and that's it. Anything more than that came from elsewhere First

User avatar
tenia
Ask Me About My Bassoon
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:13 am

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

#1372 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:19 am

I always though the MoC cover was very fine, which makes this even worse. Note however that I usually am not knowledgeable about existing artworks, but still, I'd think there are better stuff available than this abomination.

User avatar
Cameron Swift
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

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

#1373 Post by Cameron Swift » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:36 pm

Not the DVD cover obviously, but the movie poster in the Philippines.

Image

User avatar
cdnchris
Site Admin
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:45 pm
Location: Washington
Contact:

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

#1374 Post by cdnchris » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:51 pm

Is it wrong that I really, really love that?

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

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

#1375 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:58 pm

That's awesome

Post Reply