Horrible cover art, No. 3052: RUNNING SCARED

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  1. Kenneth English

    Kenneth English Second Unit

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    Has anyone else seen this yet?
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
    It looks like a parody of Charlie's Angels or maybe some kind of law-enforcement themed interpretive dance video. Is Billy Crystal stepping on Gregory Hines' leg or is he doing a Michael Flatley impression?
     
  2. Rob_C

    Rob_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Whoa, that is a bad cover. I thought the original cover played to the movie better.
     
  3. Jeremy Anderson

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    I don't normally bitch about cover art... but the first time I saw that cover art, I burst into laughter. It is without a doubt the worst I've seen. The artist's interpretation of Crystal makes him look like an armed ballet dancer! And I hate that "oh look, we're trying to show you how wacky this movie is" lettering on the word SCARED. BLECH!
    And am I the only one who thinks it looks all out of perspective? It looks like two giant guys terrorizing a city! What is this... Godzilla? Crystal has his foot raised like he's going to stomp a screaming tourist...
     
  4. Kenneth English

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    Yeah, the original U.S. movie poster was much better (gee, that sounds familiar [​IMG] ). Take a look at it here: http://us.imdb.com/Posters?0091875
    [Edited last by Kenneth English on August 29, 2001 at 12:23 PM]
    P.S. I'm not sure what the heck is supposed to be going on in that French poster! Looks kinda kinky though...
    [Edited last by Kenneth English on August 29, 2001 at 12:26 PM]
     
  5. Jason Whyte

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    Oh I can't wait to get this disc, but that cover is just nonsense. MGM is the worst offender in providing VHS quality covers that look like they were drawn by third graders. Ugh.....
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  6. bill lopez

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    It's not that bad. The James Bond covers are worse, and the Phantom Menace one is bad. I do love the Willy Wonka one.
    I wonder why the studios find it so hard to come up with a nice dvd cover.
     
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    Maybe MGM has stolen all their artwork from a beginners Adobe Photoshop class. I think they were all final projects. [​IMG]
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  8. Michael Reuben

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    That's a pretty bad cover. I don't care, though, as long as they do a good job on the film.
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  9. Jason Whyte

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    to me, i think the perspective is a little off. Looks like Billy's leg/body is way to long. plus it looks like Billy had a few too many drinks. [​IMG]
    I hate when they do artwork/photos like this.
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    [Edited last by JohnS on August 31, 2001 at 02:19 PM]
     
  11. Alex Spindler

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    That cover is terrible. Is that a posed photograph or a sketch? Becuase that would mean they were actually in that pose for the picture.
    BTW, does anyone else think Billy looks like Yakov Smirnoff in that cover?
     
  12. GaryEA

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    Billy Crystal looks like he's going to step on that guy in the background.
    [Edit: Oops! Mr. Anderson already mentioned this. Sigh. Someone get me a beer...]
    Why couldn't they use a variation of the one-sheet (I know, too wide)? I think it's hysterical, and the tag line is icing on a very fine cake.
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    [Edited last by GaryEA on August 31, 2001 at 08:58 PM]
     
  13. Wes Ray

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    "BTW, does anyone else think Billy looks like Yakov Smirnoff in that cover?"
    Yakov Smirnoff...now there's a name I've not heard in a long, long while. [​IMG]
     
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    Yup, my first impression was that it looks like Yakov Smirnoff Riverdancing and/or having to go to the bathroom. I hate bad cover art myself, but this is so bad it's un-intentionally funny.
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