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Worst DVD covers!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ryan Belfast, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. captainjoe

    captainjoe Stunt Coordinator

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    Someone knows how to use the posterize feature on Photoshop.

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    at least they did change the wretched Fountain cover
     
  3. MatthewLouwrens

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    So they did - and the new version looks much better.
     
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    Another new contender... the 300 single disc cover:

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  5. captainjoe

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    That was such a bad move on WB part. USE THE ORIGINAL POSTER!!!!!
     
  6. Joel C

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    Looks pretty much like a theatrical poster to me -- one of them, anyway (there were a few).
     
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    yeah. most of the posters for this one were awful [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris S

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    I don't know whether this new cover is really bad but it sure made me laugh pretty hard.

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    Sure, lots of bad posters here, but this is one that really must have almost halved the potential sales for the disc.

    Devil-Ship Pirates is a relatively exciting pirate movie starring one of the cult-movie men of the moment (well especially in 2000 when the DVD came out) Christopher Lee and featuring a full scale pirate ship, plus it had some rather good original poster art:

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    So what do WB put on the front cover?

    A blurry, random photo on Andrew Keir getting hung:

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    Does nothing to sell the film at all, and makes it look like some sort of black and white melodrama.
     
  10. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

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    Looks like the hd camp whether blu-ray or hd-dvd are on the same band wagaon.. have you seen the new cover for Bram Stokers Dracula? Uhhhggg......
     
  11. TonyD

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    havent seen it, how about a link or a pic?
     
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    That's an odd one for sure.
     
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    Well at least it doesn't contain that big ugly silver swoosh like so many other Blu-ray titles. I really hate that thing.
     
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    i dont think it's bad at all.
    il like it.

    different , far from the usual big head covers.
     
  16. Stephen_J_H

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    Stephen...

    That is the one i really like too.... Wish they would of used that one...

    Chris..

    I agree... freaking hate it... hate it.....
     
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    The most disappointing covers for me this year were the James Bond covers.

    The original movie posters have to be among the most iconic in cinema history and I can't stand the bland photoshopped artwork they slapped on the new editions. Why are studios so stubborn? Who are buying the products anyways? We let them know what we want and yet they continue to deliver the exact opposite in this regard...

    The Bond films are not even among my favorites, but I honestly feel that i probably would've been that much more enthusiastic to purchase them if they utilized the original marketing designs that are so much more appealing.

    Studios hired terrific artists and spent lots of money to deliver poster art to promote their releases. Why not use what's already at your disposal instead of having some computer hack render digital graphics in photoshop to slap onto a dvd?
     
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    The Digital Bits posted the cover to the new Kubrick set. Could've been a lot better.

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  20. MarcoBiscotti

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    That's pretty lazy but I guess they're pushing these more as individual titles since they're only doing select reissues.

    I'm gonna ditch the box anyways and keep all the remasters on my shelf beside the older box along with the Dr. Strangelove S.E.
     

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