X-Files Season Eight Cover?

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  1. PaulP

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    That's what DVD Empire has up. Tiny, yes, but if it's correct, this means the're changing the visual style of the boxes. Ugh. Hopefully the spines will still match...
     
  2. Matt Naglieri

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    Looks like a fake to me.

    Besides I don't think that it has been officially announced yet.
     
  3. Paul_Stachniak

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    FOX wouldn't change the style.

    It's a temp.
     
  4. David Lambert

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    This was three weeks AFTER Amazon had started posted pre-order information for these items, a few days after I noticed DVDSoon had the same items for pre-order...

    ...and a couple of days before DVDEmpire posted the same items, including 4 pieces of "cover art" for that group (among which is the X-Files cover above!).


    It may be a temp cover, but then again it may not be. Although Fox hasn't made that available at their account-driven press site, they often push covers to retailers long before the press has them. As I said when I posted that art a week-and-a-half-ago, "X-Files is markedly different, but after sleeping on it I am thinking that it probably is in keeping with the stylistic change to the opening credits that accompanied DD's departure."

    IF (and this is a big "IF") the guys at Fox decided to lower the prices on S8 and S9 because of "Little-or-No Duchovny" (to pay royalties to...though Anderson increased hers during those years, so they perhaps still can't), then changing the packaging style a bit would be a good way to section off those releases from the others. But they might STILL use DD's face on the covers to "sell" the merchandise...after all, they were in a quest to find him or protect him in the various stories, right?

    Just some thoughts. [​IMG]
     
  5. Paul_Stachniak

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    Yeah, he appeared in about four episodes, I believe.

    He didn't actually leave until Season 9, and that's still a joke because he came back for the last episode.
     
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    I would guess that's a scan of the "Coming in November, X-Files The Complete 8th Season" insert
     
  7. Rick P

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    I'm just waiting till people scream when they switch to the ThinPak packaging for TV releases (Family Guy, Futurama) for X-Files, MASH, etc..
     
  8. Adam T

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    It's not the cover, I've seen it before. It's the cover to a trading card set by Inkworks.

    Inkworks/ The X-Files Season 8 Trading Cards

    It's a promo card or something.
    I don't think Fox would just change the cover like that.
     
  9. Joel C

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    That site also posted temp Alias artwork.
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

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    All indications are that series already started will retain current packaging, while new series will be thinpack
     
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  14. PaulP

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    I was just upset because had it actually been the real cover and Fox decided to forgo the previous design of the X-Files boxes, we'd never know what color seasons 8 and 9 would be!! Noooooo....... [​IMG]
     

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