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

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#803 Post by Morbii » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:50 am

But isn't a bad cover for what surely promises to be a horrible film going to be one of the things that gets it sold, thus catapulting it to a "good" cover? :D

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#804 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:42 am

Why is he holding a Wi-Fi router?

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#806 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:21 am

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It's just a Best Buy exclusive steelbook, but that doesn't make it any less hideous.

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#807 Post by Anhedionisiac » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:06 pm

Huh. That's actually the same mocked-up cover Edgar Wright's original script had. I remember because it's incredibly rare, and even somewhat ballsy, for a screenplay to have an illustrated cover.

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#809 Post by Big Ben » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:09 pm

Tom Cruise is confused while quad-pupiled mummy looks on.

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#810 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:11 pm

I had no idea Olive Films was releasing the Mummy

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#812 Post by Morbii » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:46 am

The Return of the Living Dead actually looks ok, but the rest are a travesty.

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#813 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Holy shit, those Fox/MGM covers are a whole load of atrocious shit. How could anyone think those look good?

I swore there was a thread for good covers on this site, but couldn't find it. I have to share the outrageous, very NSFW online-only cover for Lucio Fulci's The Devil's Honey.
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#814 Post by Big Ben » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:06 pm

I'm speechless.

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How could anyone think those look good?
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#816 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:28 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:I have to share the outrageous, very NSFW online-only cover for Lucio Fulci's The Devil's Honey.
Totally bizarre and I want it on my wall.

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#817 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:35 pm

You know, for making kids!

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#818 Post by knives » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:45 pm

Pretty sure that's not how that works.

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#819 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:49 pm

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#820 Post by Zot! » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 pm

My wife works at a lady hospital. They had a woman who died from having her husband literally blow up there after giving birth. Some kind of crazy embolism. So having somebody play the Benny Hill theme into your vagina seems ill advised, no matter how sexy it sounds.

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#821 Post by dwk » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:18 pm

I believe that that The Devil's Honey cover is actual poster art, not something created for the Blu-ray. There is also this variation on that poster
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#822 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:41 pm

domino harvey wrote:All of these
Pardon me, I left out the best part
Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena's designs.
What family night would be complete without a double feature of Black Swan and Jennifer's Body as the kids color away?

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#823 Post by jorencain » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:49 pm

dwk wrote:I believe that that The Devil's Honey cover is actual poster art, not something created for the Blu-ray. There is also this variation on that poster
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Unless there are multiple movies where saxophones are played into vaginas, that poster reminded me that I saw this on Cinemax or something when I was around 10 years old. That image made it all come flooding back!

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#824 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:35 am

I kind of love in that cover for The Mummy that the tip of the pyramid is given a Cruise-eyeline distracting lens flare! Does it all go Stargate-y in the film itself?
domino harvey wrote:All of these
Morbii wrote:The Return of the Living Dead actually looks ok, but the rest are a travesty.
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:Holy shit, those Fox/MGM covers are a whole load of atrocious shit. How could anyone think those look good?
There's one heck of a frustrated tattoo artist working in their art department.

I don't think the artwork itself is bad per se, but its another one of those 'only makes sense from a brand/marketing point of view' things, where so many disparate films with their own aesthetics are being shoehorned into fitting an art designer's narrow conception of them. Its almost the opposite of a Criterion point of view where, whatever our point of view of the actual success of those covers ( :wink: ), they're definitely being tailored to the specific film that is being sold. Here with the uniform stylisation there's almost nothing to tell a potential purchaser whether they're getting a harrowing gritty piece like The Hills Have Eyes (though its the slightly less gritty remake rather than the original) or arguably 28 Days Later, classic existential body horror with Black Swan, From Beyond and The Fly, or goofy comic pieces like Return of the Living Dead, or Killer Clowns! Or Young Frankenstein, which is the truly leftfield pick from that company! (Maybe that's why the head is facing slightly to one side in comparison to all the others). Then there's a bunch of modern pap to lure in the unwary or undiscriminating collector, like Devil's Due or The Other Side of the Door.

Its another one of those approaches that reminds me of publishers re-printing books with different covers to obscure the content within or appeal to a narrowly defined demographic (like printing Romeo & Juliet with a Twilight-esque cover), or lure the unwary (or unsure of whether they've seen this particular version of Carrie because just from sight alone the artwork, or even looking at the other films its being bundled in with, could mean either the 1974 or 2011 version) into buying the same thing again on an impulse purchase. Its almost as if they're not confident enough in the source material to let it be itself, for better or worse. Or its just change for the sake of change, and a few extra sales.

Oh, and I love that Fulci cover! (With its own eyeline-distracting added lens flare/sparkles!) I presume playing that way provides the good vibrations as well as a pleasing echoey effect to the music! Brings a whole new meaning to Young Man With A Horn!

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#825 Post by Banasa » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:03 am

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James Whale's Metropolis!

I'm going to spam Cohen's design person/team with this link until things change.

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