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Frighteners - shabby new cover

Discussion in 'DVD' started by James Reader, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. James Reader

    James Reader Well-Known Member

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    Here for your viewing (dis)pleasure
    Well, what a mess. Does anyone really think that this will sell better than the original 'face behind wall' cover would? I notice as well that Universal are pushing the Lord of the Rings connection.
    Looks like all hope of an Ultimate Edition are officially out of the window now [​IMG]
     
  2. Tim Glover

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    Lord, thats awful. I don't have a problem with them cashing in on PJ's LOTR success but at least give us something that's worth a second purchase...like a new transfer and add a dts track. AND CHANGE THAT COVER!!!!!
     
  3. Andy_MT

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    common sense would have said that universal should've cashed in on PJ by releasing said special edition, with an agressive marketing campaign alongside "lord of the rings". PJ is in the limelight at the moment, and given that this could be a limited window, it would have been perfect timing to maximise revenue from this title. (as well as "cashing" in on the recent back to the future release with MFox)
    unfortunately i keep forgetting ... this is universal. not known to be the brightest sparks in the industry, and this is yet another in a long line of opportunities lost.
    and how meagre is this DVD going to look compared to new lines' LOTR.
    i suppose there's always hope that common sense will break through by the time LOTR 3 comes out, but refer back to previous point ... this is universal etc.
    still, at least we all get some smashing new art work. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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  5. Donnie Eldridge

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    "Damn! That's wack!"
     
  6. Julie K

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    I hate the current trend of movie posters (and DVD covers) that shows the faces of the main actors. Boring. Universal is just bringing the Frighteners cover into the trend.
    [ shameles self promotion ]
    Anyway, for those who didn't see it over in the software for sale section: Frighteners SE LD for sale
    [ /shameless self promotion ]
     
  7. Patrick Mirza

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    I saw this at Circuit City this past week... thought exactly the same thing. What a mess.

    Thank goodness for my Frighteners laserdisc set!
     
  8. Matthew Chmiel

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    Universal is redesigning a few of their DVD covers due to recent films that have been released (Frightners = LOTR/Jackson, Dante's Peak = Die Another Day/Brosnan).
    Old Cover:
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    New Cover:
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    (Courtesy of Shrill from DVD Talk)
     
  9. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Well-Known Member

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    Ack. Pooey. They spend how much on these advertising campaigns and this is the end result? There is no profit in creativity, it seems.

    Bruce
     
  10. Deborah*T

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    Poor old Linda Hamilton, taken off the DVD cover.
    As for the new Frighteners cover: that really is frightening!!
    I am buying it quick before they change the cover on R2 as well. I loved that movie. Fantastic. [​IMG]
    Deb
     
  11. Tim Glover

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    As far as Dante's Peak is concerned...with all due respect to Linda Hamilton and Brosnan; NO new cover art would make me sit through that movie again! Once in theaters was brutal.
    Once in college I lost some weight etc...my roommate was quick to point out that despite a new look, "Same package, different wrapper"... I think that's true here.
    And I agree with Andy here, what a lost opportunity for Universal here with the Frighteners. [​IMG] Some one there needs a root canal or something to help them gage better what people are wanting.
     
  12. Alex Spindler

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    Thank god. I had been holding off on purchasing this one until it had a new and terrible cover. I'll run out and pick this up right now.

    Waits for the proper special edition
     
  13. Scott Simonian

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    *Sigh*
    [​IMG]
     
  14. rutger_s

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    One word...
    Damn.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Steve_Knutzen

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    In the words of Mike Meyers' angry Scottish charcater
    "What do I think of the cover? IT'S CRAP!!"
     
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    [​IMG]
    Chris S.
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    Down with Noggin covers!
     
  18. Rob Lutter

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    I don't get it. The material already exists to make a KICK ASS DVD Special Edition of this movie (new cut, commentary, long ass documentary ala LOTR EE).
    I already own the old version... but I would really like the extra material w/o shelling out $250+ for an LD set.
    Sigh. [​IMG]
     
  19. James Reader

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    I guess Universal will never learn then, as for the new Dante's Peak cover [​IMG]
     

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