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« on: May 20, 2003, 12:50:29 AM »
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you know when a movie comes out and it has a really cool poster?  and then the video/dvd comes out and its some crappy stills from the movie badly photoshopped together, usually of big stars heads?  (the Out Of Sight video comes to mind as a particularly apalling example.)  

what are some of the worst video covers?  feel free to post pictures to compare.

apologies if this has been talked to death, but its something i really really hate.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 01:00:49 AM »
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I know exactly what you mean.


...the poster wasn't that much better.

However, sometimes they make an improvement with the DVD.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 02:08:40 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 05:55:52 AM »
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I cant be bothered thinking of any at the moment but I'm sure sick of seeing Eberts and Roeper's 'Two Thumbs Up' on covers. It doesn't mean shit. Especially when excellent films have one stamped on their cover (e.g. 25th Hour) when films like 'The Mexican' do too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2003, 06:14:19 PM »
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ugh.



Good movies. Bad covers.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2003, 06:20:33 PM »
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ARRRGGGHHH! That deserves SO much better.

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2003, 06:46:06 PM »
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Covers blazened with awards really piss me off. I cant understand it from a marketting POV either. Surely those who give a crap about what awards a film has won etc, dont need a cover to tell them about it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2003, 07:24:47 PM »
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Covers blazened with awards really piss me off. I cant understand it from a marketting POV either. Surely those who give a crap about what awards a film has won etc, dont need a cover to tell them about it.


I actually think they're trying to sell people who don't go to the movies and haven't even heard of most of them. I think the marketing people may divide markets into "moviegoers" and "home movie viewers," and they obviously don't think much of the home movie viewers' ability to think for themselves. They hope that when a dumb passerby sees a DVD cover screaming "awards! thumbs up!" that'll bludgeon them into buying/renting it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2003, 07:28:51 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2003, 08:25:20 PM »
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thank god PDL wasn't nominated for any Oscars.

I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate when that stuff happens. Out of Sight sticks out the most for me as well. that was such a cool poster.

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2003, 10:24:10 PM »
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MONSTERS BALL! yes. i forgot about that one. in college i actually did a 25 minute speech about how badly bastardizing home video art bugged me and monsters ball was a prime example.  its not that i was that fond of the poster, but what they are essentially doing here is tricking joe average into renting movie with halle berry "cause shes hot".  what i especially like is how her haircut is the one she wears in real life and doesent resemble in the slightest the one she wore in the movie and how she doesnt look a bit like her character.  

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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2003, 11:05:46 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2003, 12:06:51 AM »
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All the ones where they blend in 8 different images and it looks like somebody just learned photoshop.

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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2003, 07:09:31 AM »
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Just like this

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2003, 07:16:43 AM »
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This one had so much potential
but alas, they used this
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