DVD Covers that look alike

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  1. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    I guess the industry has tapped out all the possible ideas for cover art/posters for films. As I find more and more movies have Identical or similar covers.. for instance:

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    I know there are better examples, so if you can think of any more, please post them. This could become a funny thread.
     
  2. Matt_H

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    How about these?
    The original Space Jam poster was also similar
     
  3. Dane Marvin

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    I'm definitely noticing a pattern with Gene Hackman movies...
     
  4. Paul_Stachniak

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    Just remembered another one:

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  5. Dean Kousoulas

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  6. JohnS

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    what is the one that looks EXACTLY like the swingers movie poster.

    think it has one of the sheen's/Estevez's in it
     
  7. Chad A Wright

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    I've always found it funny that M:I-2 and Minority Report look exactly the same. Especially with the same actor, and the fact that they sit side-by-side on my shelf.
     
  8. Rolando

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    I love these threads. there is one per year and I so hope studios notice them.

    It's almost insulting to see hoe obvious the lack of originality is but most insulting is the obvious fact that many are hope to fool people into buying or renting the wrong movie by making the cover similar to another one.

    shameful if you ask me...

    does make make for a cool thread though [​IMG]

    so bring them on!

    bring on Mimic and Phantoms... and all those obvious knock offs!!!
     
  9. Matt_H

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  10. Robert Anthony

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    Heh. they were in such a hurry to slap out a Swingers ripoff they misspelled "Aint it Cool News"

    Poor Emilio Estevez
     
  11. Paul_Stachniak

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    I know I saw a movie at Blockbuster with a cover that was a DIRECTED rip off of Goodfellas. Don't remember what it was called, tho I think somebody from Goodfellas was in it.

    This is gonna bother me all day now.
     
  12. ChadMcCallum

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    [​IMG]

    and

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    Both are MGM releases too.
     
  13. Vince Maskeeper

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    There was an identical thread to this a few years ago, wish I could find it.
     
  14. Vince Maskeeper

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    Oh, found it:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=16812

    The Under Seige/Beyond Suspicion one was nothing compared to:

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    They eventually changed the cover to:
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    -V

    PS: Guys, You should edit your posts and should link to the amazon or deepdiscount smaller images instead of those HUGE ones!
     
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    Granted, the latter was clearly intended as a parody of the former.

    (BTW, do movies GET any worse than Problem Child?)
     
  16. Sean Cauley

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    I can't remember the name of it, but there's a direct-to-video flick that has a nearly identical cover to Ghost Ship's fairly creative ship/skull double-image.
     
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    Could this be the one you're talking about?
     
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    Not only are the box cover images essentially the same, but the movies are pretty interchangeable as well.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
  19. Rolando

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    IIRC the faculty resembles those 2 as well as I know What You Did Last Summer.
     
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