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Film Discussion => DVD Talk => Topic started by: sphinx on April 16, 2003, 12:26:20 AM

Title: giant fucking face
Post by: sphinx on April 16, 2003, 12:26:20 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008K7AO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

 :yabbse-sad:
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: picolas on April 16, 2003, 12:27:43 AM
fuck!
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: budgie on April 16, 2003, 06:25:16 AM
Yes, that is awful, specially with 'two thumbs up!' grinning away beneath it. Critcs' soundbites in promotion, particularly trailers, is bad enough, but even worse on products.

I like the poster for 25th Hour, how can't they see the difference between that and this?
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 16, 2003, 08:59:10 AM
There are two Edward Nortons on that cover...
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Duck Sauce on April 16, 2003, 10:12:59 AM
I liked the poster where it had creases on it to look like its been folded and used a lot.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ghostboy on April 16, 2003, 10:30:23 AM
Wow! That looks like crap!
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: MacGuffin on April 16, 2003, 10:36:13 AM
Better than this one:
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JLQH.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: mindfuck on April 16, 2003, 01:00:09 PM
Wow, that Far From Heaven DVD is quite possibly the ugliest cover ever created by man.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Duck Sauce on April 16, 2003, 02:04:19 PM
Who designs these covers? High School students with access to photoshop?
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Dirk on April 16, 2003, 02:53:15 PM
yeah, this thing is fugly
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ernie on April 16, 2003, 06:01:16 PM
Well, I guess Spike Lee doesn't care at all about his fans...the thing is freaking awful.

I fucking love the PDL dvd cover now...at least it's original.

Thinking about it now, it would be easy to fix despite how bad it is...if they would just take the god forsaken BIG, HUGE Ed Norton out and let the nyc horizon continue to the left, leaving only the small Ed Norton right where he is...it would look pretty fucking cool. Not bad, huh? For someone who's never been in a computer imaging class or anything I mean. That would look awesome.

EDIT - take the fucking critic quotes off too...and make the title a little bigger to compensate for the removal of the giant Norton...then that is perfection. If somebody that's good with photoshop wants to do this, I actually kinda wanna see what it would look like...only if you want to.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Satcho9 on April 16, 2003, 07:46:57 PM
I dont know about you guys, but I buy my DVDs because of the critics quotes. How else  would i know if the movie is any good!?!?
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Sleuth on April 16, 2003, 09:40:08 PM
It's like that saying, "...judge a book by its cover"
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Duck Sauce on April 16, 2003, 11:49:09 PM
If only all DVD covers were either sphinx or criterionish. Something that would be funny if a dvd came out with only critics quotes and awards on the cover just layered on top of each other so you couldnt see anything.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: dufresne on April 17, 2003, 01:58:29 AM
they might as well have gone all the way and showed the way his face REALLY looked like on his final car ride to prison.  it's like they photoshopped most of the bruising and cuts, and just left all the swelling.

oh well. i'm probably still gonna buy it.  great fucking film.

and speaking of dvd covers (you probably have already discussed this cover), check out Auto Focus.  personally, i think this cover will detract people who know nothign about the film to actually pick it up and rent it.

 :(

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000087F7Q.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: pumba on April 22, 2003, 07:18:49 PM
Who is in charge of all these mother fucking shit ass covers? I'm as pissed as a duck who has crabs.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: bonanzataz on April 22, 2003, 10:32:08 PM
thanks for reminding me what a piece of shit auto focus was.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: sphinx on June 21, 2003, 12:18:12 PM
another one to add to the giant fucking faces library

(http://images.overstock.com/f/102/3117/30m/www.overstock.com/images/products/L885977.jpg)

they fucked up an amazing poster.  fuck.

"NO!  ORIGINAL AND CLEVER POSTER ARTWORK WON'T GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION!  GIANT FUCKING FACES WILL!"
- columbia executive

and the faces don't even merge that well, either!

more covers

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JLGJ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008Z45B.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007G1ZB.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009L1TA.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Pozer on June 21, 2003, 01:17:04 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
...if they would just take the god forsaken BIG, HUGE Ed Norton out and let the nyc horizon continue to the left, leaving only the small Ed Norton right where he is...


EXACTLY what I was thinking.

and the PDL cover is nice and all, but seriously, WHAT IS WRONG WITH STICKING WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTERS?! I don't get it.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Pozer on June 21, 2003, 01:22:14 PM
Quote from: sphinx
they fucked up an amazing poster.  fuck.


fuckity fuck fuck.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 22, 2004, 01:12:13 PM
Quote from: poser(isms)

and the PDL cover is nice and all, but seriously, WHAT IS WRONG WITH STICKING WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTERS?! I don't get it.


I myself am partial to the barebones edition cover where it's the kiss rather than Sandler's face.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on July 22, 2004, 02:25:44 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002234LS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: mogwai on July 22, 2004, 02:58:05 PM
this thread goes hand by hand with another one:

http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=6521

which one are we going to settle with?
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Stefen on July 22, 2004, 03:06:02 PM
Who the fuck cares. This place is a smile away from complete anarchy, whats the point of having things organized when the title of the thread you are looking for is giant fucking face, and someone has to the ball to say use the search function.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on July 22, 2004, 04:46:33 PM
Quote from: mogwai
this thread goes hand by hand with another one:

http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=6521

which one are we going to settle with?


Ah, but not all bad covers have giant fucking faces on them.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: The Red Vine on March 20, 2006, 06:55:05 PM
I like the Brokeback poster a lot, although it's kinda obvious. a few months ago I would've challenged anybody to get the original DS poster for under $70. I was finally able to grab mine for about $60.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: GoneSavage on March 20, 2006, 07:28:03 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6305574944.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Giant fucking face eating a fucking small face.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: picolas on March 21, 2006, 12:13:26 AM
winner so far.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Gamblour. on March 28, 2006, 11:06:44 AM
Nope, I don't think so. The idea behind the big face is that the persona of the star is recognizable. In Election's case, Witherspoon was neither a star, nor is she even recognizable. Just a big face, the persona of the character.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Redlum on March 28, 2006, 11:32:38 AM
...and she actually looks less like Reese Witherspoon and more like Drew Barrymore
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: picolas on March 28, 2006, 09:44:33 PM
Nope, I don't think so. The idea behind the big face is that the persona of the star is recognizable. In Election's case, Witherspoon was neither a star, nor is she even recognizable. Just a big face, the persona of the character.
all i was saying was that it was the giantest fucking face. not being a marketing decision shouldn't disqualify a face from being fucking giant.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: cine on March 29, 2006, 08:10:31 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000EHQ7Y2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V57054195_.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JLV7.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.dvdempire.com/gen/movies/7980h.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000E5LEV0.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on March 30, 2006, 12:53:30 AM
I think you mean:

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/7920/attack5iw.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on October 23, 2006, 04:05:49 PM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/drt500/t508/t50833rivj7.jpg)

Giantest head ever?  His head alone is 3x as big as the city.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: MacGuffin on November 15, 2006, 04:34:19 PM
Giantest head ever?  His head alone is 3x as big as the city.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000JLTRKE.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V36734335_.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on December 18, 2006, 02:39:02 PM
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9140/1263407hzt7.jpg)

Looks like he's about to inhale that Oscar.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: RegularKarate on December 18, 2006, 03:24:06 PM
Also looks like he was rendered for a Playstation game.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: pete on December 18, 2006, 07:41:05 PM
also looks like a shitty movie.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: MacGuffin on August 26, 2007, 11:19:07 AM
(http://www.tlavideo.com/images/catalog_gaybase/121708.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: davidchili on August 29, 2007, 04:23:22 AM
two not so giant fucking faces and a body

the worst dvd cover i came across recently:

(http://www.dvdspring.com/UploadFiles/2007-2/2007215183015229.jpg)

Prestige, ladies and gentlemen

this is so much better:

(http://mov.eo2u.com/attachment/movie_chanel/newbigposter/6549781164019384.JPG)

Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Tictacbk on October 16, 2008, 04:04:50 PM
this seemed like maybe the right place to put this...

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/47d8df4123
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on May 31, 2011, 02:02:00 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513KGBU42tL.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 31, 2011, 04:44:36 AM
Holy fuck! This last one is the worst!
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: analogzombie on November 23, 2011, 03:49:28 AM
(http://criterion-production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/3668/597_BD_box_348x490.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Ravi on November 30, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513KGBU42tL.jpg)

Jesse Eisenberg Sues Claiming 'Camp Hell' DVD Cover Overplays His Tiny Role (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jesse-eisenberg-camp-hell-lawsuit-267539)

Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Sleepless on November 30, 2011, 12:19:13 PM
Quote from: That Article
When the DVD was released on August 9, the cover allegedly featured Eisenberg's name in large letters above the title of the film over a large photo of Eisenberg's face superimposed on an image of cabins in the woods.

Allegedly?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513KGBU42tL.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Reelist on October 15, 2012, 10:18:20 PM
worst title ever



(http://movi.ca/im/mio/HIMOM.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Pubrick on October 15, 2012, 10:48:49 PM
I swear that had been posted already.

I distinctly remember someone commenting on him being bigger than the whole city.

Maybe it was in worst cover art.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: polkablues on October 16, 2012, 12:13:03 AM
I swear that had been posted already.

I distinctly remember someone commenting on him being bigger than the whole city.

Maybe it was in worst cover art.

Previous page. (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=1180.msg234648#msg234648)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Pubrick on October 16, 2012, 12:44:03 AM
Dammit I even looked.

I musta scrolled so fast the image didn't have time to load.

Anyway reelist what's your excuse
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Reelist on October 16, 2012, 08:02:02 AM
Oh, damn. I guess I just thought it was enough of an unknown movie that no one had noticed it before! And I wanted to point out how much I hate the title. I just bought the DVD and can't wait to watch it, but looking at the cover I'm like "What the hell is going on here?"  The shit is so bad, it deserves to be on every page of this thread anyway.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: socketlevel on October 16, 2012, 02:16:00 PM
Oh, damn. I guess I just thought it was enough of an unknown movie that no one had noticed it before! And I wanted to point out how much I hate the title. I just bought the DVD and can't wait to watch it, but looking at the cover I'm like "What the hell is going on here?"  The shit is so bad, it deserves to be on every page of this thread anyway.

I've seen it, it's kinda great. goes wonky the same way Network does with the liberation army at about the halfway point. It's a heavily political movie and the "hi, mom" is referencing the age old shout out that people say when caught on live camera.

It's raw de palma, raw deniro. it's a super sloppy movie but you see how both the actor and director were fuck the system at the time. so punk rock, you should check it.

That dvd cover is one of those made 40 years later to sell the movie to deniro fans kinda things, here is the original poster:

http://www.moviegoods.com/movie_poster/hi_mom_1970.htm

Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Fernando on October 17, 2012, 10:38:29 AM
this is probably my favorite thread title.

another great one was Above All, I am a Thread. An Official Spoiler Thread, Just Like You, unfortunately its title had to change because some ppl are just dumb.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 17, 2012, 11:12:36 AM
this is probably my favorite thread title.

Mine too.

And don't forget we have the top Google result for giant fucking face. That warms my heart.
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Neil on October 17, 2012, 04:40:31 PM
(http://www.solarnavigator.net/images/silence_of_the_lambs_dvd.jpg)
Title: Re: giant fucking face
Post by: Reelist on October 18, 2012, 09:39:25 AM
^ One of the rare examples that actually works.


another Hopkins movie that does:


(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgwNDU4MDcyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDQxNzIzMQ@@._V1._SY317_CR8,0,214,317_.jpg)




some that really fuckin' don't:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cc/The_rite_2011_film_poster.jpg/215px-The_rite_2011_film_poster.jpg)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjEwODUxNzUzMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODg3MzM5._V1._SY317_CR1,0,214,317_.jpg)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk3MzA0MjI5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODIyODEyMQ@@._V1._SY317_CR4,0,214,317_.jpg)