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#1 of 495 Ryan Belfast

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Posted April 22 2004 - 11:28 PM

What do you think are the worst DVD covers out there. I am a big fan of James Bond, and I think the DVD covers are horrible, except for TND Special Edition and DAD. Also Panic Room SE is a joke. LOL

Octopussy is rough.




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#2 of 495 Arnie G

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Posted April 23 2004 - 12:09 AM

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#3 of 495 JonZ

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Posted April 23 2004 - 12:20 AM

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#4 of 495 Ryan Belfast

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Posted April 23 2004 - 12:32 AM

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#5 of 495 Dennis

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Posted April 23 2004 - 12:42 AM

Let me get Excalibur out of the way. It's not only bad, what makes it horrible is the great cover art it originally had. It went from a work of art to some scenes from the film thrown together.

La Bamba might even be worse, a scene of Lou Diamond Phillips singing, they didn't even bother to put in the background.

Lately, Open Range with the "big heads" just begging to be placed near the register at your local supermarket.

#6 of 495 Fredric

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Posted April 23 2004 - 01:01 AM

You can't beat this:

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#7 of 495 PhilipG

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Posted April 23 2004 - 03:04 AM

I think Universal's bilingual covers on Canadian DVDs are really awful. Back To The Future trilogy particularly.

As for Excalibur, they couldn't even get the tagline right on the new cover. Posted Image


#8 of 495 Harold Wazzu

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Posted April 23 2004 - 03:25 AM

Try lookin at this thread too: http://www.hometheat....hreadid=189953

#9 of 495 Jim Blackie

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Posted April 23 2004 - 03:30 AM

Why would anyone expect this to be a very funny, satirical movie with a collection of amazing actors? Would you even rent this?

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#10 of 495 Robert Spalding

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:10 AM

I'll put in my vote for Real Genius

#11 of 495 Patrick McCart

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:16 AM

I think most vintage films ought to keep poster art 99% of the time.

Here's some examples:

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#12 of 495 Shawn_KE

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:29 AM

Love the movie, hate the SE cover.

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#13 of 495 Tony Whalen

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:30 AM

Ryan, have you seen the "Zinema" covers for the Bond flicks? I've printed these out, and damn if they don't look spectacular all lined up on the shelf. (There are covers there for all the movies up to TWINE.)

(Note that there is a perfect matching cover for Die Another Day at DVDCoverart...I've printed that one as well.)

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#14 of 495 Scott Shanks

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:38 AM

Any MGM cover.
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#15 of 495 Richard Kim

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Posted April 23 2004 - 04:47 AM

Patrick McCart:

Fortunately, I have the original orange Vertgo cover on DVD.

The Matrix Revolutions cover is absolutely atrocious.

Another example of a bad cover (though not on DVD) is the VHS cover of The Patriot. The huge headshot of Mel Gibson looks like he's trying to take a dump. Posted Image

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Posted April 23 2004 - 05:00 AM

Peter Pan (DVD cover compared to theatrical teaser poster):

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#17 of 495 Fredric

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Posted April 23 2004 - 06:00 AM

Sometimes you get an upgrade:

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#18 of 495 Kain_C

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Posted April 23 2004 - 07:00 AM

I like the new Manchurian Candidate cover (and the movie).

But I disagree with the guy who said Revolutions has an awful cover. No way! That and Reloaded have some of the BEST covers.

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HATE these covers for the Oliver Stone Collection.

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HATE the ugly banners on top too.

BTW...what is that site for custom DVD covers? thx

#19 of 495 Emilio_M

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Posted April 23 2004 - 07:24 AM

I have to say, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS cover is one of the laziest covers I have ever seen. Ever.

#20 of 495 Alex Spindler

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Posted April 23 2004 - 07:28 AM

Real Genius is always my vote, because it wasn't just like a lazy cover, but they took effort to make something remarkably bad and also totally unworthy of the fun film within.

The Matrix: Revolutions cover is just lazy because they couldn't come up with a consistent theme for the cover so they just took each of the theater posters and put them all on the cover. Zero effort, completely inconsistent with the covers of the previous two movies.





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