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

#2276 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm

The DC is only 2 minutes longer then the R-rated cut and I believe that's due to the "Hellfire club" scene being longer, along with less pixelation. There is also a Cannes cut that is 10 minutes longer but hasn't been available to the public.

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#2277 Post by Pavel » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:41 pm

Criterion including the Cannes cut would make Never Cursed's purchase more of a sacrifice

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#2278 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:47 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:12 pm
In the storied tradition of this forum, awesome, I just bit the bullet and imported the Arrow blu
The Arrow is terrific (I think I voted it best release of 2019)- I just hope for your sake you somehow get a booklet!

Oh, and to keep this on topic to the thread, the Arrow has a better cover too

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#2279 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:20 pm

Very excited for this one

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#2280 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:30 pm

Are we expecting this to be a new restoration from the Arrow? I see Janus has mentioned it as "new" on social media, but mk2 just helped restore the film for the Arrow blu less than two years ago

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#2281 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:02 pm

I doubt they would do another 2K restoration for this, so It's probably going to be the same transfer that Arrow used for their release.

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#2282 Post by Matt » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:47 am

The Lincoln Center website states “new 2K restoration” so yes, likely the same as the Arrow.

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#2283 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:04 pm

According to bluray.com the Persona bluray only re-release will remain a digipak. Makes sense because of the booklet

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#2284 Post by ianthemovie » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:31 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:04 pm
According to bluray.com the Persona bluray only re-release will remain a digipak. Makes sense because of the booklet
Hopefully the tray will be a bit slimmer at least.


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#2286 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:55 pm

Love the personality inventory on the Parallax View booklet, and the image on the Smooth Talk one underlines the unsettling implicit tone to offset the romanticized cover

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#2287 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:45 pm

Smooth Talk is great all-around, and I have a fondness for Man Push Cart. The back of the latter is a little uninspired, though.

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#2288 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:02 pm

Janus Poster for Ikarie XB-1:

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#2289 Post by DandyDancing » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:26 pm

I'm very happy with the Flowers of Shanghai cover. That Janus poster is awful.

Do they really need Cameron Crowe's name to sell Fast Times?

Very bland cover for Trances. The whole repackaging seems phoned in.

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#2290 Post by J » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:00 pm

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#2291 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:03 pm

I was afraid the Flowers of Shanghai cover would be bad but it's gorgeous. Alas I see they are still making classic Hollywood covers with robot stand-ins.

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#2292 Post by senseabove » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:06 pm

That Merrily We Go to Hell cover is atrocious, up there with Cluny the Robot Riveter... The concept is fine, but those faces are awful.

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#2293 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:10 pm

That Nightmare Alley cover is a mess. Turn it upside down and look at how bad those body proportions really are

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#2294 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:13 pm

senseabove wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:06 pm
That Merrily We Go to Hell cover is atrocious, up there with Cluny the Robot Riveter... The concept is fine, but those faces are awful.
March in particular looks absolutely hilarious, but even more than that, their facial expressions aren't communicating anything- which is clearly what the cover is going for

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#2295 Post by Wigs by Leonard » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:35 pm

I rather like the Nightmare Alley cover - he's in the precise position of of the Hanged Man card in tarot, which is a nice touch, and I think it's one of the better new illustrations for a noir they've come up with in the past few years. Glad they reneged on the Janus poster for Flowers of Shanghai. The Arzner is another groaner, but for me the real horror is the Fast Times cover - it screams one of those "Totally Tubular 80s Throwback!!" repackages. I can't look at it.

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

#2296 Post by bottlesofsmoke » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:38 pm

The Fast Times cover looks like the Dazed and Confused cover, just change the aesthetic from 70s to 80s and use buttons instead of the holes in the Digipack.

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#2297 Post by agnamaracs » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:39 pm

Trances is great.

I like how they aped the Stiff Records logo on Fast Times.

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#2298 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:07 pm

The Flowers of Shanghai cover is beautiful. I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up being my favorite cover of the year.

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

#2299 Post by movielocke » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:14 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:10 pm
That Nightmare Alley cover is a mess. Turn it upside down and look at how bad those body proportions really are
Yeah, And look at March's eyeline on Merrily we Go to Hell. I guess her forehead is super interesting? Her eyeline is perfect, though.

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#2300 Post by senseabove » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:23 pm

I guess they were going for March having an alcoholic stupor-induced thousand-yard stare past his beautiful bride, who is reacting with surprise at that stare. But...that's very much a guess.

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