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

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#701 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:08 am

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I haven't even seen so much as a commercial for this, but that damn pig will be in my nightmares I know it.

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#702 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:09 pm

I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.

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#703 Post by cdnchris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:13 pm

My kids have already watched it a gazillion times. Which means I've watched it a gazillion times.

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#704 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:21 pm

I saw a free screening of it because I'm such a fan of the director, Garth Jennings's music videos (including Blur's "Coffee and TV", R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life", and Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now") and his movie Son of Rambow, both of which suggested he would at least make a good music-oriented "let's put on a show!" movie. I will say it was worth the money I spent on it and leave it at that.

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#705 Post by cdnchris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 pm

It's cute, but seemed a bit long to me (though I'll give it credit for actually taking the time to develop its characters). I liked the cockney gorillas and McConaughey was fun. But the kids loved it so I guess that's all that matters really.

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#706 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:41 pm

knives wrote:I'm sure that's part of it, but it is definitely also because he doesn't have the money to release it. Even Lion took a herculean effort to get its dismal release because he doesn't have the money to maintain a distribution structure.
I'm assuming this is also the reason why the UK hasn't seen any sign of films like Snowpiercer or The Immigrant as yet, years after their US theatrical release.

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#707 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:10 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.
Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.

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#708 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:25 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Roger Ryan wrote:I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.
Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.
That took care of the TV ads, but I was seeing the trailer on rental DVDs and in theaters ad nauseam for months...and it wasn't as if I was only viewing family films!

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#709 Post by Gregory » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:52 pm

The Narrator Returns wrote:I saw a free screening of it because I'm such a fan of the director, Garth Jennings's music videos (including Blur's "Coffee and TV", R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life", and Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now") and his movie Son of Rambow, both of which suggested he would at least make a good music-oriented "let's put on a show!" movie. I will say it was worth the money I spent on it and leave it at that.
As a bonus from his music video past, he gets to repurpose his old rejected video ideas: case in point the luminescent squid dancing to Kanye West's "Flashing Lights"

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#710 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:29 pm

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Roger Ryan wrote:I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.
Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.
That took care of the TV ads, but I was seeing the trailer on rental DVDs and in theaters ad nauseam for months...and it wasn't as if I was only viewing family films!
I don't rent DVDs and go to the theater sparingly, usually for R films.

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#711 Post by Morbii » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm

I never saw it either.

I haven't had TV hooked up in 11+ years, haven't been to the theater in about 3-4, and I guess I'm buying the wrong Blu-rays and DVDs!

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#712 Post by lzx » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 pm

Ribs wrote:Image
As if out of spite, they've made it worse:
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#713 Post by dx23 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:22 pm

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#714 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:36 am

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#715 Post by calculus entrophy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:12 am

Wow, all of a sudden I'm not so sure about Blow Out anymore. You know a cover is amazingly bad when it can take a movie that you've liked for years and actually make you question your judgement. Bravo!

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#716 Post by Banasa » Mon May 01, 2017 10:02 am

I like to think that your love of it may come back do it being part of that trend of late 1970s and early 1980s American independent filmmakers having very minimalist poster design. Usually its reserved for films by Woody Allen and Cassavettes. But even De Palma dipped his toes into it.

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Probably could have picked a slightly better screen capture of Travolta, but eh.

I'm surprised this trend was never re-appropriated in the internet age. There probably are a few examples out there, but nothing immediately comes to mind.

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#717 Post by calculus entrophy » Mon May 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Phew, yes - much better! It seems to have neutralized the odor.

Thanks!

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#718 Post by colinr0380 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:36 pm

Its the car driving into the dock of the bay and the generic cityscape that really gets me about that cover (very 90s action film styled), even before we get to the different sized floating faces and black and white John Lithgow.

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#719 Post by calculus entrophy » Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 pm

Agreed, It oozes the "Dun, dun or chung, chung" Law and Order "sound all its own."

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#720 Post by manicsounds » Wed May 03, 2017 9:04 pm

Because the scene with the wax mannequin of Dustin Hoffman in the jungle was the most memorable part...?

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#721 Post by calculus entrophy » Wed May 03, 2017 9:24 pm

Ha! It was almost as though someone was making a zoologically-challenged Cougar reference but couldn't find the right stock art by the deadline

.......nahhh, can't be.

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#722 Post by Morbii » Thu May 04, 2017 6:36 am

Sorry if this one's been posted before.

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#723 Post by Costa » Thu May 04, 2017 7:24 am

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and I still can't buy this due to the bad cover:
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these are much better but they have an inferior video quality:
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#724 Post by Ribs » Thu May 04, 2017 7:48 am

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#725 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:15 am

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