Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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#2101 Post by Finch » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:18 pm

I like the Criterion cover for Crash best.

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#2102 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm

I actually like the cover for Amores perros. It reminds me of a dragon's mouth, not a dog's.

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#2103 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:27 pm

I like the Amores Perros cover but is this first cover where the director's name is larger than the film itself. I also like the Gary Tooze approved cover of Crash


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#2105 Post by Clarence » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:59 am

Interesting that the Pierrot le fou inner cover has a picture of the Fuller scene with the green tint despite it not being present in this version.

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#2107 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:24 pm

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#2108 Post by criterionsnob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:32 pm

All quite lovely. I love, love, love the Buñuels, even if they're not very different than expected.

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#2109 Post by Blutarsky » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:42 pm

The Buñuel set is not a knockout, yet I love it. I can’t wait to have it on my shelf. But the Rolling Thunder Revue art is just...dreadful.

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#2110 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:05 pm

Minding the Gap looks great, but it reminds me of the poster for Super Dark Times.

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#2111 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:11 pm

Aside from the facial expression in The Ascent that looks a bit like The Passion of Joan of Arc in a dissociative state, the rest are fine. I'm glad they kept the Phantom of Liberty DVD art, which is one of my favorites.

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#2112 Post by J M Powell » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:08 pm

The individual Buñuel covers are fantastic, but the wacky font nonsense on the set cover looks terrible to my eyes.

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#2113 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:47 pm

Wow, looking again I absolutely hate That Obscure Object of Desire's design due to a very personal nails-on-chalkboard physiological reaction to certain sensory stuff related to lips. Just looking at it is making me feel like crawling out of my skin.

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#2114 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:20 pm

The Rolling Thunder cover is Criterion's version of the Sgt Pepper art work

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#2115 Post by mteller » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:01 am

I was rather surprised to discover it's not designed by the same person who did W.R..

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#2117 Post by Pavel » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:24 am

Like all the other Netflix titles so far, Rolling Thunder Revue is going to be a digipak, which makes me wonder whether Atlantics and especially American Factory (a much less high-profile release than, say, The Irishman) are also going to be packaged that way.

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#2118 Post by lzx » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:52 am

All the titles Criterion have announced so far are Netflix-produced, whereas the other two are not; I wonder if that makes a difference?


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#2120 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:22 am

That insert with Ghost Dog is an awesome touch

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#2121 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:19 pm

I love The Irishman packaging. It's a shame I'm not interested in buying it..... The Moonstruck insert is an interesting choice. A good one though. I'm glad they included the family portrait in the packaging

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#2122 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:37 pm

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#2123 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:39 pm

Damn it, two minutes too late!

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#2124 Post by Luke M » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:56 pm

Man, that Smooth Talk art is so cool. I know, I know, we've seen it before, but that doesn't make it any less cool. Just wonderful illustrations and colors make it pop off the page err screen. The rest are good, not a bad one in the bunch.

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#2125 Post by CSM126 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:31 pm

Smooth Talk is a really good choice. It almost looks like one of those teen romance novels aimed at middle school girls back when I was a kid. Which actually works because the film starts off so breezy and innocent before turning right around when Williams creeps into the picture, much as he’s creeped up behind Dern in the art. Really good cover design.

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