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

#2376 Post by Feego » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:57 am

To be honest, the Bringing Up Baby cover has grown on me, but I wish they had picked better images of Grant and Hepburn. I've always been partial to this still:

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#2377 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:02 am

Amazing Goose wrote:
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I haven't see the film, so it may be a perfect choice but I'm always going to see The Mirror cover in this context:

https://www.reddit.com/r/criterion/comm ... &context=3
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Actually, I wonder what the approval process is like for titles like this? I know on some titles where the director is still among us and involved with the reissue, Criterion will get a handful of designs with a ton of variations on each one (like imagine six different designs with something like four or five different variations of each), and they'll get the director's input on which one they like. In this case, I guess it's just an in-house decision and they run it by the rights owners (who basically just make sure there's nothing ridiculous or scandalous about the chosen design).

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#2378 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:41 pm

any idea if "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" will be a digipack or a standard keepcase ?

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#2379 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:01 am

Fast Times at Ridgemont High picture on Amazon looks like a standard Scanavo case.

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#2380 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:10 am

No digipacks for Memories of Murder or Irma Vep:
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#2381 Post by lzx » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:53 pm

Criterion has actually updated the Deep Cover cover to make the money design more period-appropriate. Hilariously, even though they tweaked all but two of the bills, the one in the lower right-hand corner still sports the anachronistic seal and looks mirrored.

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#2382 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Sun May 02, 2021 2:41 am

is "Ace In The Hole" a digipack for a single-Blu-Ray now or a Scanavo ? (initially this was a combo DVD/Blu-Ray)
I wonder if they still kept the digipack packaging which looks really nice.

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#2383 Post by swo17 » Sun May 02, 2021 3:00 am

Scanavo

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#2384 Post by cdnchris » Mon May 03, 2021 2:09 am

So apologies for being so late on these, but here are April's titles:

Masculin féminin
The Furies
History is Made at Night
Memories of Murder
Irma Vep

Hopefully won't be an issue for May's.

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#2385 Post by omegadirective » Mon May 03, 2021 9:28 am

This is awesome that they still include the novel for The Furies.
I have the original DVD release, so I already have the book, but I noticed that some reissues don't include the novel like The Man Who Fell to Earth's blu ray release.
I wonder if a blu ray release of Short Cuts or a solo blu ray release of Picnic at Hanging Rock will include the book.

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#2386 Post by tenia » Mon May 03, 2021 9:38 am

If I'm not mistaken, the lack of book in some re-releases are because of contractual issues, si I guess as long as there's a deal with the publishers, Criterion will include the novels.

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#2387 Post by dwk » Mon May 03, 2021 11:06 am

Short Cuts is on Blu-ray and it does not have the book. The DVD release lost the book due to rights expiring long before the Blu-ray happened, so that wasn't surprising.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Blu-ray only release did drop the novel.

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#2388 Post by omegadirective » Mon May 03, 2021 12:17 pm

Well then I am very grateful I still have those original editions!

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#2389 Post by cdnchris » Wed May 05, 2021 1:18 am

Trances (Poster insert)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Booklet)
Merrily We Go to Hell (Insert)
Flowers of Shanghai (Booklet)
Nightmare Alley (Insert and a surprise)

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#2390 Post by barbarella satyricon » Wed May 05, 2021 3:00 am

The Flowers of Shanghai cover, as illustrative art, is attractive enough. But it also feels just completely disconnected from the tone and the textures of the film itself, which, in my mind’s eye and memory, is a truly immersive and enveloping filmed representation of an unfilmable historical past, filled with tactility and depth in its images. This illustration, on the other hand, looks like a lot of well-arranged layers rendered cleanly. These kinds of posts are like yelling into the void, yes, but there it is.

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