Worst DVD covers!

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  1. Ryan Belfast

    Ryan Belfast Stunt Coordinator

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    What do you think are the worst DVD covers out there. I am a big fan of James Bond, and I think the DVD covers are horrible, except for TND Special Edition and DAD. Also Panic Room SE is a joke. LOL

    Octopussy is rough.




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  2. Arnie G

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    Does that mean you like widescreen & full frame?:b
     
  3. JonZ

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    25th hour
     
  4. Ryan Belfast

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    LOL . I meant Big Fan [​IMG]
     
  5. Dennis

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    Let me get Excalibur out of the way. It's not only bad, what makes it horrible is the great cover art it originally had. It went from a work of art to some scenes from the film thrown together.

    La Bamba might even be worse, a scene of Lou Diamond Phillips singing, they didn't even bother to put in the background.

    Lately, Open Range with the "big heads" just begging to be placed near the register at your local supermarket.
     
  6. Fredric

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    You can't beat this:

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  7. PhilipG

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    I think Universal's bilingual covers on Canadian DVDs are really awful. Back To The Future trilogy particularly.

    As for Excalibur, they couldn't even get the tagline right on the new cover. [​IMG]
     
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    Why would anyone expect this to be a very funny, satirical movie with a collection of amazing actors? Would you even rent this?

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  10. Robert Spalding

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    I'll put in my vote for Real Genius
     
  11. Patrick McCart

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    I think most vintage films ought to keep poster art 99% of the time.

    Here's some examples:

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  12. Shawn_KE

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    Love the movie, hate the SE cover.

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  13. Tony Whalen

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    Ryan, have you seen the "Zinema" covers for the Bond flicks? I've printed these out, and damn if they don't look spectacular all lined up on the shelf. (There are covers there for all the movies up to TWINE.)

    (Note that there is a perfect matching cover for Die Another Day at DVDCoverart...I've printed that one as well.)

    They are region-1, but you might still be able to use 'em! [​IMG]
     
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    Any MGM cover.
     
  15. Richard Kim

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    Patrick McCart:

    Fortunately, I have the original orange Vertgo cover on DVD.

    The Matrix Revolutions cover is absolutely atrocious.

    Another example of a bad cover (though not on DVD) is the VHS cover of The Patriot. The huge headshot of Mel Gibson looks like he's trying to take a dump. [​IMG]
     
  16. ThomasC

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    Peter Pan (DVD cover compared to theatrical teaser poster):

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    Looks more like a cover for a TV/direct-to-video release than a theatrical one. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. Fredric

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    Sometimes you get an upgrade:

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  18. Kain_C

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    I like the new Manchurian Candidate cover (and the movie).

    But I disagree with the guy who said Revolutions has an awful cover. No way! That and Reloaded have some of the BEST covers.

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    HATE these covers for the Oliver Stone Collection.

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    HATE the ugly banners on top too.

    BTW...what is that site for custom DVD covers? thx
     
  19. Emilio_M

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    I have to say, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS cover is one of the laziest covers I have ever seen. Ever.
     
  20. Alex Spindler

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    Real Genius is always my vote, because it wasn't just like a lazy cover, but they took effort to make something remarkably bad and also totally unworthy of the fun film within.

    The Matrix: Revolutions cover is just lazy because they couldn't come up with a consistent theme for the cover so they just took each of the theater posters and put them all on the cover. Zero effort, completely inconsistent with the covers of the previous two movies.
     

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