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#1 of 58 Patrick Mirza

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Posted July 24 2001 - 07:08 AM

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 of 58 Mark Pfeiffer

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Posted July 24 2001 - 07:49 AM

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#3 of 58 Fred Bang

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Posted July 24 2001 - 09:20 AM

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)

#4 of 58 Jodee

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Posted July 24 2001 - 09:32 AM

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 of 58 LarryDavenport

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Posted July 24 2001 - 09:41 AM

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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#6 of 58 Tim Hoover

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Posted July 24 2001 - 10:46 PM

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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#7 of 58 Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted July 24 2001 - 11:33 PM

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#8 of 58 ChristopherM

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Posted July 24 2001 - 11:41 PM

It's not just the low budget movies.

"Die Hard 2" and "Speed" posters. Compare and contrast.

#9 of 58 Jason Whyte

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Posted July 25 2001 - 03:58 AM

The Scream Trilogy posters look awfully like the "The Faculty" poster. Posted Image

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#10 of 58 Scott Weinberg

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Posted July 25 2001 - 04:10 AM

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 of 58 Patrick Mirza

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Posted July 25 2001 - 09:52 AM

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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#12 of 58 Chad R

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Posted July 25 2001 - 09:58 AM

The 'Beyond Suspicion' art changed. I guess FOX realized it was a blatant rip off.

#13 of 58 Jodee

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Posted July 25 2001 - 10:04 AM

I looked up that movie in Entertainment Weekly. It's called American Outlaws.


Check it out:

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#14 of 58 Scott Weinberg

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Posted July 25 2001 - 02:02 PM

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Posted July 26 2001 - 05:06 PM

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#16 of 58 Scott Weinberg

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Posted July 26 2001 - 05:12 PM

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.

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#17 of 58 rutger_s

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Posted July 26 2001 - 08:40 PM

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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#18 of 58 Greg_S_H

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Posted July 26 2001 - 09:00 PM

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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#19 of 58 rhett

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Posted July 27 2001 - 05:14 AM

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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#20 of 58 rhett

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Posted July 27 2001 - 05:24 AM

Oh, and Matthew, here is another one to add to the list:

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