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

#2076 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Feego wrote:
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On the other hand, a brief Google image search reveals this could have been far, far worse.
I never knew that this had a previous Twilight Time release! :wink:

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#2078 Post by bamwc2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:19 pm

Feego wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:20 pm
To me, the Moonstruck cover just seems like a needless reworking of the original (and famous) poster. I've never seen the film, but the impression I've always had is that it's very much a "New York" movie, so the appearance of the New York skyline behind Cher seemed fitting. Without it, this could just as easily be a Witches of Eastwick character poster.

On the other hand, a brief Google image search reveals this could have been far, far worse.
Oh my God. Nicholas Cage looks positively desiccated. It's like some unholy insect sucked out all of his bodily fluids and left his dried out corpse behind.

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#2079 Post by BillyLiar » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Oh my God. Nicholas Cage looks positively desiccated. It's like some unholy insect sucked out all of his bodily fluids and left his dried out corpse behind.
And then the unholy insect designed a typeface.

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#2080 Post by Luke M » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:36 am

We don't talk enough about how many fan-made, custom covers are truly awful.

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#2081 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:44 am

Feego wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:20 pm
On the other hand, a brief Google image search reveals this could have been far, far worse.
And the survey says!...

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Re: 177 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

#2082 Post by RichardFisk » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:26 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum as a subscriber/user, but not as a reader. However, I do not know where to post the following (and whether it's been discussed elsewhere):

I just got my order on the doormat and it contains the following four CC titles:
*The Lost Honor Of Katherina Blum
*Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
*Cremator
*The Cranes Are Flying

ALL booklets are damaged (the 'open' side of the booklets were pushed against the hard plastic thingy, so they all ripped) and TWO of the four inlays were put in by toddlers I guess, because they were sticking out half an inch/1 cm.

I had this before ON OCCASSION, but not like this and in this quantity! My question(s) to you all:
Can I get new booklets from Criterion? And who to approach? And last but not least: is this the right board for this (guess not!)?

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Re: 177 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

#2083 Post by Yaanu » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:21 pm

RichardFisk wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:26 am
Hi, I'm new to the forum as a subscriber/user, but not as a reader. However, I do not know where to post the following (and whether it's been discussed elsewhere):

I just got my order on the doormat and it contains the following four CC titles:
*The Lost Honor Of Katherina Blum
*Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
*Cremator
*The Cranes Are Flying

ALL booklets are damaged (the 'open' side of the booklets were pushed against the hard plastic thingy, so they all ripped) and TWO of the four inlays were put in by toddlers I guess, because they were sticking out half an inch/1 cm.

I had this before ON OCCASSION, but not like this and in this quantity! My question(s) to you all:
Can I get new booklets from Criterion? And who to approach? And last but not least: is this the right board for this (guess not!)?
You'll want to email Jon Mulvaney at mulvaney@criterion.com for replacements.
However, when I last emailed them regarding a replacement for one of my own BDs, they explained that due to COVID-19 regulations they wouldn't be able to continue the process for mailing replacements until a later date. I don't think it would hurt to send an email regardless, since they may reach out later when they're open again. That's more of my own wishful thinking, though.

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#2084 Post by black&huge » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:30 pm

I had two things I requested packaging replacements for but it was right as the country was going on lockdown. It was for an All About Eve digipak since I had gotten a copy with the original rubber nipple packaging and the slip case for the Moral Tales set. Well what ended up happening is that they responded by saying since everyone was now working remotely for an indefinite period and again this was right as the quarantine was beginning they would just send out completely new copies without having to return/exchange anything. Keep in mind this was for packaging so it may not be the case for inner materials or the case (meaning situation) at all. Basically though I urge people that if it is still the case just do not abuse it. I still feel weird I got a whole new Moral Tales set and offered numerous times to ship back my copy with a dinged up slip but they refused.

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#2085 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:08 pm

Anyone else have the now out-of-print Last Year at Marienbad Criterion blu? Man, that packaging has not held up, completely browned like an old newspaper. It's not in the sun or anything. My father's 50 year old record collection looks better.

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#2086 Post by criterionsnob » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Yes, mine's been out of the sun, but completely faded too.

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#2087 Post by Paupau » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:26 pm

Noticed it a few days ago. The difference from the cover to the spine really looks bad.

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#2088 Post by willoneill » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Just went and checked mine, looks fine. I've moved twice since I bought it, but it's always been stored in the basement out of direct sunlight.

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#2089 Post by Yaanu » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm

The same has happened to my copy of the film. I've done my best to keep it out of sunlight as well.
I was thinking it might be more of an issue with dirt and dust, though. I wouldn't know how to go about trying to clean it up without potentially ruining the material, though.

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#2090 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 pm

I appreciate the responses, and the confirmation that it's not just my copy.

My Confession: I don't totally hate the browning of the packaging. It kinda fits with the movie's whole vibe. Finitude. Temporality. Ephemerality. What are we all but a digipack of Last Year at Marienbad slowly browning in the bookcase of time?

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#2091 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:23 am

Same thing with our copy of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

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#2092 Post by tenia » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:54 am

I'm quite certain my On The Waterfront digi also browned over time, despite never being in the direct sun.

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#2095 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:18 pm

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#2096 Post by Harmonov » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:19 pm

Awful covers this month for the two new titles. Really bad.

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#2097 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:19 pm

I think both of the new covers are fine. Nothing amazing but certainly not bad. Definitely not really bad.

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#2098 Post by Harmonov » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:20 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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I think both of the new covers are fine. Nothing amazing but certainly not bad. Definitely not really bad.
Agree to disagree. Fair play.

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#2099 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:23 pm

There have been a fair amount of solid visually-pleasing artistic designs given to other Crash releases lately, so it's nice to see Criterion going for something completely different in full nightmarish chaos

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#2100 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:41 pm

As far as Crash, I like all three covers from the releases this year but I think the best one is from the Mondo reissue of the score on vinyl

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This would have been cool if laserdiscs were somehow still a thing

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