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New Cover Art - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Patrick Mirza, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Well-Known Member

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    IMO, they screwed up the cover art big time:

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    It originally was to look like this (before the disc delay):

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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Yeah, the new cover art stinks.

    Figures.
     
  3. Marc Colella

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    That's just a terrible cover.

    Doesn't represent the film well at all.

    Of course the studios have to sell the DVDs by showing the faces, so I guess I can't blame them.

    Surprising they didn't include Julia Roberts name or face on the cover.
     
  4. Paul Anthony

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    The original cover art is so much better, the studios are trying to entice the public to buy (or rent) the DVD by recognizing the actors on the cover, which I think is pretty unnecessary. [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, the large image of the actor is now becoming the standard for DVD releases. [​IMG]

    BTW, I really hated the new cover art for "Footloose" they shouldn't have messed with that. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Chuck Bogie

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    I really like that picture of Drew with the mustache...
     
  6. Gary->dee

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    That is by far the worst cover art I have ever seen. Period. Even worse than Signs or any other controversial cover we have discussed. I was able to get the poster and now I'm glad I did.

    How I loathe the noggin shots. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Welcome to Nogginville: Population YOU!
     
  9. Howard Glenn

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    That's cover is cheesier than the Gong Show!
     
  10. Gary->dee

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    I wonder when some of these studios will realize that the moviegoing public and consumers in general actually have a memory and might remember a distinct image associated with a movie hence, making the DVD purchasing process slightly easier by using the original art instead of possibly confusing people with new and uncreative DVD artwork. In other words if a movie can be identified by a single image, the poster artwork, and that remains consistant through to the DVD release, I wonder if that would inturn generate more money and possibly less confusion.
     
  11. Damin J Toell

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    With all due respect to the original theatrical poster (and, indeed, with all due respect to the film, which was my favorite of 2002), that poster didn't help sell too many tickets. Although Miramax's entire marketing plan for the film bears much of the blame for the poor box office run, I can't blame Miramax for trying something different for home video.

    All I care about will be what's encoded on the disc itself...

    DJ
     
  12. Seth Paxton

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    Well the cover sucks BUT considering that the film went nowhere with the general public they probably figured it was pointless to keep selling the film in the original manner. It feels like a move of desperation to me.

    And wasn't this film getting rereleased at the theaters, or did they scrap that idea?


    Anyway, hopefully someone will make a high rez cover available in that poster art format because the new cover has replacement written all over it.
     
  13. Marc Colella

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  14. Gary->dee

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    Yeah I guess you're right. Sometimes I look at the world through widescreen glasses. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like some artists over at DVDCoverArt.com will be busy in the coming months.

    High School leads to McDonald's. McDonald's leads to Telemarketing. Telemarketing leads to Car Washes. Car Washes lead to Community Colleges. Community Colleges lead to -- major Hollywood studio DVD cover art departments![​IMG]
     
  16. Derek Bedard

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    yes Santa Claus...that coverart does suck
     
  17. JulianK

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    Not only is that new version one of the suckiest covers ever, I can't figure out how Drew Barrymore ended up getting top billing in this movie!

    Maybe the studio thought that the theatrical release was soooooooooooooooooo long ago, that the disc needed a new sleeve to improve its chances.

    Whatever, I'll be picking this up as soon as it's released, but that new cover is history as soon as a replacement is available!
     
  18. Damin J Toell

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  19. Paul_Stachniak

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    Holy crap, that sucks.

    Why would anybody select this over the original?!?
     
  20. Jeff Kleist

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    They should just offer original art on the flipside

    Ship it with noggins, let us flip it over for Artistry
     

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