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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Mirza, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to put together a list of videos that have blatantly ripped off cover art from better known, major film releases.
    Any suggestions/examples?
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  2. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I cant remember the name, but there was this movie with Frank Stallone, which had the EXACT SAME COVER as his brother Sylvester's "Cobra". (mean guy with laser sight gun and a cigarette, dressed in black leather)
     
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    In the latest of issue of Entertainment Weekly (the one with Madonna on the cover) there is an ad for a new movie (the title is escaping me) that rips off the artwork for The Last Picture Show exactly.
    It struck me right away because I am a big fan of LPS and it seems like like an odd choice to rip off. Maybe they thought no one would notice?
     
  5. LarryDavenport

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    I don't remember the names of the films, but at the video store the other day I saw two films that looked liek Swingers (one had Emilio Estevez in it).
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    There is also some new(er) prison movie out on video (Animal Factory?) w/ Willem Dafoe that has a cover almost identical to Papillon!
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    It's not just the low budget movies.
    "Die Hard 2" and "Speed" posters. Compare and contrast.
     
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    The Scream Trilogy posters look awfully like the "The Faculty" poster. [​IMG]
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  10. Scott Weinberg

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    A very similar thread existed a while back on this very topic. I did a search for that thread, but the search option isn't really behaving right now. Here are some that were discussed in that thread. I'll be back if I can think of some more.
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  11. Patrick Mirza

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    Oh..my..God!!
    Those two "Suspicion" movies are amazing! I can't believe the cajones of some video art people!!
    That's not just similar, that's "lawsuit similar"...
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    The 'Beyond Suspicion' art changed. I guess FOX realized it was a blatant rip off.
     
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    I looked up that movie in Entertainment Weekly. It's called American Outlaws.
    Check it out:
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    Very cute. You could mix all 14 of those movies together and maybe come up with one good flick.
    OK, take the original Scream out. It's a solid movie.
    Oh yeah, the cover arts are kinda similar, but I think it's just coincidence... [​IMG]
    And you forgot two.
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    This was not just a simple rip-off of the cover art...
    It was an actual photo theft.
    I saw a copy of Laser Mission with the EXACT same front cover art photo of Brandon Lee as the VHS tape of Rapid Fire.
    The only change was the font and title.
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    This is probably a stretch. When I saw the Family Man cover on a commercial, it reminded me of Being There. They weren't as similar as I thought when I checked them out side-by-side. Still, with the 'Burbs cover thrown in, this is obviously some kind of archetype cover. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some more famous cover they are all based on, but I can't think of it.
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    Regarding the Suspicion movies, I remember one of the teasers posters for Nurse Betty being strickingly similar, which is kind of weird, seeing as Freeman was in Betty and Under Suspicion.
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    Oh, and Matthew, here is another one to add to the list:
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