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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bottom caption is what makes it bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



So many things wrong here, but the most wrongiest is Fatone's awesome staredown.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Look and Sound of Perfect"

What the fuck!? I trust this is pertaining to the quality of the DVD, with it placed where a film's tagline normally is. Too, what the hell with there not being a gun or something in the artwork that gets across that the film is a sexy crime tale rather than just a sexy tale?

Pretty pathetic, this.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack Sommersby wrote:
"The Look and Sound of Perfect"

What the fuck!? I trust this is pertaining to the quality of the DVD, with it placed where a film's tagline normally is.

That's HD-DVD's slogan, although I think Universal is the only one still slapping it and much else in the way if HD-specific graphics on its packaging. Not quite so objectionable as the hellish thing Disney puts on their Blu-ray discs, but I wish they'd all knock it off.

To give Universal some credit, they have stopped using the unreadable silver-and-black color scheme on their HD-DVDs' spines.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I went through all 11 pages of this thread. How did this not get mentioned? I know Weinberg is quoted on the back, but still...



I've seen this movie many times and I have yet to see a single roller coaster in the damn thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently that fact that he JUST (recently!) crossed the border is a big plot point.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Gag. Just... gag.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Oscars could have done a DVD cover montage featuring those with characters' heads at the top of the box, and a long shot of some moment of action at the bottom of the box. I see this all the time at the video store.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really hope they fixed the spelling before they put out the actual DVD:



Oy. The Beeb, yet. Worst typo since "feminisim" on the cover of Ms.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this is the big change Oz was talking about: we've finally branched out into DVDs.


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst photoshopping ever on McGinley?


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was honestly torn as to whether to put this here or in the Cool DVD Covers thread.

Let's say it's hilariously awful and cool.


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the DVD schedule lately, Rob. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Stephen Colbert!
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



(Better look here.)



The Photoshop job on Parker's head is brilliant.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



With white Impact font with black outline text and intentional misspelling, the tagline looks like LOLCAT text.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But of course:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have convinced myself that this will be the greatest thing ever:



IMDB synopsis: "A teenager with an early onset of male-pattern baldness befriends his high school's janitor." AWESOME.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osmond's smile isn't as creepy this time. Shame.

Of course, there's always the C. THOMAS HOWELL STAREDOWN:

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There's worse horror movie covers, until you realize that this is a kids' movie. I may post a rant/article about the cover and the nigh-inexplicable R rating as the October release date looms nearer.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. Fucking awful.



And what was wrong with the original design?



I do not know.

The new disc's got some cool extras, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. My. Goodness.

You want to know the worst video cover to a film with one of the most brilliant posters ever?

Theatrical:

http://www.impawards.com/1993/flesh_and_bone.html

Video:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00005Y1UW/sr=1-1/qid=1218940021/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=130&s=dvd&qid=1218940021&sr=1-1

You want to know, though, what country has the best movie-poster artwork?

Turkey.

Over half of my posters are from Turkey, with this one being one of my favorites:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TURKISH-MOVIE-POSTER-STONE-COLD-DEAD-RICHARD-CRENNA_W0QQitemZ260273016517QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116#ebayphotohosting
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