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

#2126 Post by Pavel » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm

The Parallax cover is very disappointing, especially for such a great film. This is a pretty common complaint, but it looks exactly like a fanmade fake cover. The only one I really like is Smooth Talk.

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#2127 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:49 pm

Smooth Talk is great, and I don’t mind The Parallax View at all, but the rest feel like effortless cut/paste jobs

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#2128 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:01 pm

Really? Mandabi looks exquisite

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#2129 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:14 pm

I was referring primarily to the Bahranis, but yeah I don't really have an opinion on that one though I can see how one could like it.

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#2130 Post by Brian C » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:17 pm

I agree, I like MANDABI a lot also. CHOP SHOP has a real “this movie could be about almost anything” generic vibe to it though. Actually what it looks like is a major-studio poster where they know people won’t be interested if they knew what the movie is actually about, so they just throw some smiling faces up there and call it a day.

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#2131 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:18 am

Is the one for Parallax View new?

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#2132 Post by DRW.mov » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:27 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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Is the one for Parallax View new?
Yes, by Adam Maida whose behind most of their political thriller covers (Manchurian Candidate, State of Siege, Canoa, Confession, etc)

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#2133 Post by olmo » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:45 am

Pavel wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
The Parallax cover is very disappointing, especially for such a great film. This is a pretty common complaint, but it looks exactly like a fanmade fake cover. The only one I really like is Smooth Talk.
Couldn't disagree more, I honestly think it's up there with the best.

Minimalist covers usually are reductive & throwaway by and large, however I think this is an exception. One image encompassing so many themes of the film.
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The psychological test
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The final sequence.
And above all a general visual statement on a USA riddled with the hoary old 'military industrial complex.

It's a small work of genius.

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#2134 Post by cdnchris » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Essential Fellini

It's slightly taller than the Bergman set and reminded me a lot of a vinyl/LaserDisc box set

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#2135 Post by CSM126 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:24 pm

Gorgeous. Very excited to get that in my hands.

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#2136 Post by Grand Wazoo » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:33 pm

Should fit nicely next to those limited King Crimson boxes!

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#2137 Post by black&huge » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:40 pm

FINALLY. Thank you Chris! as far as how wide the spine is, is it really one inch?

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#2138 Post by Blutarsky » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:53 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:
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Should fit nicely next to those limited King Crimson boxes!
Same here. Putting it next to my Bergman, Velvet Underground box set, and the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper. This set looks beautiful.

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#2139 Post by cdnchris » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:06 pm

black&huge wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:40 pm
FINALLY. Thank you Chris! as far as how wide the spine is, is it really one inch?
I don't have a ruler ready but yeah, it looks to be about an inch

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#2140 Post by black&huge » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:58 pm

awesome! I already have an idea of where I'm placing it then on my shelves

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#2141 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:10 am

Tantalising photos of the Essential Fellini box!

Amazon has this as the product dimensions - 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches - obviously wrong; would you be able to give us an idea of the actual measurements, Chris?

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#2142 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:19 am

ellipsis7 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:10 am
Tantalising photos of the Essential Fellini box!

Amazon has this as the product dimensions - 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches - obviously wrong; would you be able to give us an idea of the actual measurements, Chris?
12.5x11.6x1 in.

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#2143 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:30 pm

On my Fellini set, the insert that houses the discs has scratches or some other imperfections. I e-mailed Mulvaney about it; hoping for a replacement insert.
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#2144 Post by Vincejansenist » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:05 am

Picked up my Fellini box yesterday and while I think the construction and layout is quite gorgeous, I really find myself liking the front less and less. The sort of director-cum-circus master idea is clever I guess but the front image looks childish to me and there’s a flatness to the design that fees inappropriately contemporary. I think the album cover inside of all the faces in an ever-so-slightly garish hue is much stronger, it’s busy and detailed in a fitting way and more worthy of a director whose individual works, especially Amarcord and La Dolce Vita, are some of the most striking in the collection.


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#2146 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:38 pm

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#2147 Post by The Pachyderminator » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:41 pm

I don't know. The design on the outer box reminds me of army camo, and I'm not sure that's the effect they were going for.
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#2148 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:50 pm

I don't like the box cover and roughly half of the individual ones at all.

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#2149 Post by Ashirg » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:58 pm

Covers of previously released films -

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#2150 Post by criterionsnob » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:11 pm

Slightly different angle of box shown on Unobstructed View.

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