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The official WORST STUDIO COVER ART thread. Post your worst covers!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    It never ceases to amaze us how many times studios botch
    original poster art and put out a product with something on the
    cover that has been badly photoshopped.

    Oh, okay, it doesn't really happen that often -- but when it does --
    you just cringe at the fact that your favorite movie's poster has been
    reduced to hack job work on the front cover.

    We want everyone to have some fun with this.

    Think of one or more Blu-ray or DVD titles whose cover art was
    so completely far off from the original artwork that you ended up
    hating it.

    If you can, post a picture of the movie's original poster alongside
    the offensive Blu-ray or DVD release.

    Here is one of my most favorite examples:


    Take a look at this great poster for one of my favorite comedies,
    Murder By Death....

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    And this is the best that Sony could do with that artwork. With all
    the comic greats that appear in this film, one would think this was
    a Peter Falk movie with a supporting cast:

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    I mean, what ghastly ugly artwork!

    (and by the way, Sony, we need a Blu-ray release on this one please)
     
  2. Cinescott

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    Here's one of my favorite movies and its hideous Blu-ray cover:

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    .........................Here's one of the more-than appropriate poster images, used on the DVD:

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  3. GMpasqua

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    Psycho, classic movie poster
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    Blu-ray is the exact same as the Universal Legacy Series, and on top of that both covers have the iconic Bates House, but the covers make it look like its about the house. You'd think Universal could come up with something more original for the 50th Anniversary.
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    Do I win something? hee hee hee!
    Seriously, the worst poster to DVD cover botch I've ever witnessed! REally...who okay'd that?
     
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    whole stuff seems to be old.
     
  8. Kate Depth

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    it not seems as u feel.
     
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  11. Ensign Eddie

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    Actually, a quick glance of the Blu-Ray cover on a store shelf would make me think it's Psycho. A quick glance of a box with the original poster would make me think it's a film adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play. :D
     
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    I wasn't going to say it...but I kind of like the iconic sign and house on that blu cover. Not bad...
     
  13. Aaron Silverman

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    Yeah, I agree, and about Fiddler on the Roof, too -- those disc covers are different, but they aren't exactly terrible.
     
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    Can't post artwork from work, but will when I get home. In the meantime, I agree 100% with Ron. LOVE Murder by Death, LOVE the original poster art, LOATHE the dvd cover art and NEED a blu ray of the film! (I'm feeling very emphatic today! LOL)
     
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  17. Vincent_P

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    Lion's Gate's "artwork" for the NEAR DARK Blu-ray is atrocious. It makes it look like a TWILIGHT film.
    Vincent
     
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    I try to take a glass is half full view of that cover and hope that many Twilight fans bought Near Dark thinking it was like Twilight.
     
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    Well..in this is a case I believe the Blu-ray cover is better than the original poster art (sort of reverse what most are saying). The Original is the actor's faces where as the blu-ray is the hotel ..and really, it's what's going on at the hotel that the film is about not Janet Leigh's face
     
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    Oh, the horror that is The Apartment dvd reissue cover. Just hideous. Never cared much for the original poster art, but it's certainly preferable.
     

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