November 20th Street Date
Definitely looking forward to it. Although that is a pretty strange cover and could do with an improvement.
It's bad -- but so is their packaging and overall presentation, which looks like bad photoshop. I've gotten over it at this point, but they look like tacky, cheap releases, even though we're paying a relative premium for them compared to almost every other label out there (besides Criterion)
They've gotten better. The recent "Republic" waves have much more appealing layouts on the back covers. The old Olive releases typically had a lower budget appearance, with the summary in black sandwiched between two large screenshots or production stills. Lots of otherwise free real-estate is dominated by the those images. Specs and credits were framed in separate blocks.
It stayed the same for a while, until they decided to remove the black border around the credits and display them in an unattractive bold yellow
One the Republic titles started rolling out, Olive started to improve their back cover layouts significantly. The summary sandwich is gone and the box-framing of the specs has been removed for something more aesthitically pleasing
The last two waves have improved aesthetics even further by removing the relatively unattractive bold font on the back cover credits and reduce the space they take by roughly 1/2, switching to a smaller and frankly more professional-looking and attractive type-face and formatting. Captain Carey USA
, My Son John
, and Private Hell 36
all share this improvement. I haven't gotten this week's wave yet, so I'll take a gander at those shortly.