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

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

#1501 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed May 29, 2019 4:47 pm

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#1502 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 29, 2019 5:06 pm

I for one expect better from my Bitch Fight covers

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#1503 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed May 29, 2019 5:17 pm

These are the sorts of covers people want posted in here, it has to literally be something printed on a laserjet for sale in a Chinatown marketplace to qualify as a truly bad cover

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#1504 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri May 31, 2019 11:41 am

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#1505 Post by aox » Fri May 31, 2019 12:25 pm

Looks more like a barn to me.

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#1506 Post by Feego » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:41 pm

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#1507 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:07 pm

I believe this is in reference to a meme created when the Babadook was accidentally put into the LGBT section on Netflix by mistake and has since developed a cult following in the gay community because of it. Here's an article from The Guardian about it. Shout knows exactly what they're doing. This is absolutely not in any way a mistake.
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#1508 Post by Feego » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 pm

Ha! I hadn't heard of that meme, but then I never hear about any of them until two months later. I thought it was strange that this is the only movie Shout! designed a special "Pride" cover for, even though they have a number of legit LGBT movies.

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#1509 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm

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I mean, very glad that KL is releasing this, but they swapped out a perfectly fine poster for this vaporwave collage monstrosity?

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#1510 Post by sinemadelisikiz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:16 pm

To be fair, the only poster that really gets Marienbad right is this polish poster.

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#1511 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:34 pm

I love these, if I had a few hundred to drop on them I would

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#1512 Post by beasled » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:35 pm

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#1513 Post by furbicide » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 am

sinemadelisikiz wrote:
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To be fair, the only poster that really gets Marienbad right is this polish poster.
Wow! I always love Polish posters, but that one's particularly great.

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#1514 Post by zedz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 am

Never Cursed wrote:
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I mean, very glad that KL is releasing this, but they swapped out a perfectly fine poster for this vaporwave collage monstrosity?
I'm just glad they managed to squeeze in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman as a bonus feature.

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#1515 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:57 am

KL seems to be setting all sorts of new standards....

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#1516 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 am

This Marienbad cover is hilarious in its own way, but I fail to understand what '84 was aiming for with the Sin City cover. Appealing to Critters fans ?

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#1517 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:09 am

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Obviously on a technical level this isn't bad, but it's way too busy and for some reason the focal point of all of the film's copious iconography is... a severed finger??

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#1518 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:11 am

I’m unfamiliar with the film. Is that Gene Shalit with a switchblade?

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#1519 Post by Gregory » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 am

The illustrator gave the lizard guy two left hands and no one caught it...among other problems!

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#1520 Post by Cameron Swift » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:10 pm

The lizard guy appears to actually be holding somebody else's severed hand.

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#1521 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Yes the severed hand is an aspect of that scene, so that's fine. Its picking up all of the 'iconic' moments of the film but it does make the cover look very busy. And one element spoils a major plot point:
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If the magician's assistant looks a bit like a man in a dress, then well, that's because it is.

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#1522 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:07 pm

I rather like that cover.

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#1523 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:25 pm

Same. Considering how much I've been roasted by OP for posting good or mediocre covers in here, I feel vindicated!

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#1524 Post by Gregory » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 pm

Cameron Swift wrote:
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The lizard guy appears to actually be holding somebody else's severed hand.
Mea culpa. That's what can happen when I look at an overly busy cover on a cell phone screen, I guess.

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#1525 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm

DeprongMori wrote:
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I’m unfamiliar with the film. Is that Gene Shalit with a switchblade?
It's a 1980 slasher movie where the gimmick is that the killer takes the mask of whoever he kills during a New Year's party on a train, thus at one point he has a Groucho Marx mask that, yes, kinda looks like Gene Shalit.

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