Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Gregory
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#1352 Post by Gregory » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:38 pm

Thank you, Chris. One pic of Japón and one of I Wanna got mixed up.

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#1353 Post by cdnchris » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:40 pm

Just noticed, thanks!

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#1354 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 pm

Detour appears to have a booklet, which is a nice surprise. I retract my complaints about the cover -- it looks better to me now. (And thank you for these packaging shots. I just noticed the camera reflection in the case... it looks like you have a nice professional setup there!)

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#1355 Post by cdnchris » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:04 pm


Boosmahn wrote:I just noticed the camera reflection in the case... it looks like you have a nice professional setup there!
Other than I keep getting the reflection in the photos!

Japon also has a booklet. The rest are inserts.

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#1356 Post by Feego » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:13 pm

The Magic Flute looks lovely. Too bad most of us aren't going to own the single release!

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#1357 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 pm

I love the interior of the Detour package.

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#1358 Post by dustybooks » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:48 pm

The disc design for I Wanna Hold Your Hand is definitely after my heart.

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#1359 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:00 pm

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#1360 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm

That Swing Time cover is new front runner for worst of the year

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#1361 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Yeah, a little disappointed with that one.

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#1362 Post by pzadvance » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:11 pm

wow, love that l'humanité cover.

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#1363 Post by knives » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:16 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm
That Swing Time cover is new front runner for worst of the year
And yet it's the best of the month.

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#1364 Post by KJones77 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:16 pm

Underwhelming art all around, except for War and Peace which is excellent.

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#1365 Post by MongooseCmr » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:16 pm

I really liked Swingtime until seeing the squiggles in the letters... as usual I don’t notice bad font work until you guys make me look for it

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#1366 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Strong disagree, knives. War and Peace is beautiful and I quite like the Dumonts. No strong feelings one way or the other in Hedwig, but it’s apt and of a piece with the covers for their other similar titles

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#1367 Post by Brian C » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Yeah, I don't know what's going on with that Swing Time cover. It looks like placeholder art. But at least they've correctly identified it as a movie with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in it, even if it does that annoying thing where the credits do not match the person underneath them.

Also the Bergman set has been wacky C'd:

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#1368 Post by knives » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Strong disagree, knives. War and Peace is beautiful and I quite like the Dumonts. No strong feelings one way or the other in Hedwig, but it’s apt and of a piece with the covers for their other similar titles
I can buy that argument for Hedwig, though I'd prefer something based on this. For the other three though I feel like they are overly splotchy ala the Burroughs Queer cover in a way I personally don't like.

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#1369 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 pm

Well I think the Dumonts are phenomenal and right on the button

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#1370 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Well I think the Dumonts are phenomenal and right on the button
Dude, what are you doing? Don't you know that you're only allowed to dislike the covers around here?

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#1371 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:32 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm
NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Well I think the Dumonts are phenomenal and right on the button
Dude, what are you doing? Don't you know that you're only allowed to dislike the covers around here?
Sorry I thought I was on the bluray.com site

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#1372 Post by Feego » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:43 pm

I love the War and Peace and L'humanite covers. The rest are whatever. Swing Time is par for the course in Criterion's ongoing campaign to make golden age Hollywood classics look unremarkable. The title font on that one is adapted from this poster, for what it's worth.

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#1373 Post by soundchaser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:48 pm

I wish they'd have updated that poster instead.

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#1374 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:16 pm

pzadvance wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:11 pm
wow, love that l'humanité cover.
Thirded on the L'humanité cover. Its from the key opening shot of the film but the way it has been painted ties it in with the theme of transcendent art versus earthy tangibility too. Love all the other covers too.

Also try to avoid the screenshots from the film on the Criterion page for L'humanité, as one contains a (kind of?) spoiler:
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the shot of Pharaon wearing the handcuffs himself post-interrogation
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#1375 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:17 pm

That poster definitely would’ve been a better choice.

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