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

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Monterey Jack
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#1801 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:47 pm

jazzo wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 pm
I pulled this out to show my kids tonight, and was dumbstruck at how truly awful the design of this DVD set is.
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To quote Crow T. Robot, "Great, dinner's a Duraflame log."

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#1802 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:45 pm

Not sure if this was ever posted (came out in 2015) but good lord: a Sims-version of Roger Moore de-aged a couple decades!

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#1803 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:29 am

Haley Joel Osment is Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in...

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#1804 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:11 pm

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#1805 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:18 pm

Pretty sure that's the original cover art

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#1806 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:29 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
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Pretty sure that's the original cover art
Yeah that cover is just one of the posters. But it's a bad poster, one for the "Oddly Non-Prominent Title" Hall of Fame.

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#1807 Post by Brian C » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:13 pm

I feel like “MEL & GOLDIE” was a much more effective marketing hook 30 years ago than it is now.

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#1808 Post by Cash Flagg » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:39 pm

Ditto “He’s every woman’s dream”!

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#1809 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:45 pm

That hair tho

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#1810 Post by Feego » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:55 pm

Eh, I think that cover is exactly what it needs to be for that film. Also, it's a kind of a cute parody of the Lethal Weapon poster:

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#1811 Post by Red Screamer » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:15 pm

I never noticed how convoluted Lethal Weapon's tagline was until now

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#1812 Post by dustybooks » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:17 pm

Speaking of convoluted taglines, I discovered this poster for Written on the Wind over the weekend and, despite having seen the film, had to create a mental flow chart to understand what it was saying!

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#1813 Post by Luke M » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:48 am

The Mel & Goldie line has me feeling nostalgic for when stars would sell movies alone. Alas.

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#1814 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:42 pm

Luke M wrote:
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The Mel & Goldie line has me feeling nostalgic for when stars would sell movies alone. Alas.
Agreed. Its baffling to me how franchises sell more than movie stars now.

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#1815 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:36 pm

dustybooks wrote:
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Speaking of convoluted taglines, I discovered this poster for Written on the Wind over the weekend and, despite having seen the film, had to create a mental flow chart to understand what it was saying!
"P is the father of Q and S is the son of R. T is the brother of P and has a daughter U. If R is the sister of P, then what is the relation between U, Q and S?"
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Parent of Q is P.
Parent of U is T.
Parent of S is R.

This means that T is P is brother and R is P is sister.

Thus, U, Q and S are cousins.
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#1816 Post by starmanof51 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:22 pm

You like them enough to put them out, but this is the cruel back of the hand the art department metes out, Film Movement?
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#1817 Post by Sternhalma Weinstein » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 pm

"Whaddya wanna watch tonight, Honey? Something green?"

"Mmmmm... I'm in more of a yellow mood to be honest."

"Whatever. As long as it doesn't have subtitles."

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#1818 Post by solaris72 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:21 pm

Culture Shock just hinted that they're releasing THE DEATH COLLECTOR on blu, which is Joe Pesci's first film. Here is the UK DVD cover:

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#1819 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:45 pm

He looks more like he's mildy confused about something on the street corner.

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#1820 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:52 pm

Can't stop laughing at that tagline

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#1821 Post by DandyDancing » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:22 am

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#1822 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:28 pm

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#1823 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:05 pm

I kinda admire that they're not revealing anything by it at least, I can't think of a better idea for cover art (not that this is good)

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#1824 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:09 pm

I remember liking one of the posters...

EDIT: This one, which would be much better, and removing the tagline would keep the mystery intact:

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#1825 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:08 pm

That's a pretty good poster, but it feels more misleading than the admittedly worse one which at least gets the underlying tone right. However, part of the fun of the film is being unprepared for its mood shifts, so yeah, I'd take it. The studio is clearly trying to sell it as a more serious dramatic awards contender, so I wonder if that helps inform the decision to release the current stripped-back empty one.

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