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Old 08-11-16, 07:29 AM   #1
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And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

...Film Movement's upcoming releases of Takeshi Kitano's Boiling Point & Violent Cop:

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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

I wasn't sure what to expect from the thread title, but those are indeed horrendous. Even worse than the Star Trek II director's cut.
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Old 08-11-16, 08:53 AM   #3
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

But people would pay hundreds of dollars for those if they were Mondo limited edition silk screened prints.
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

Those are pretty bad. This is worse:

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Old 08-11-16, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

That Apollo 13 cover can't be real. Please tell me its not real.

If it is I may just have to buy it because it is so awful.
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

Art for Boiling Point & Violent Cop is horrendous but I'm just happy they're finally coming to Blu.
I'd be even happier if we could get Blu-Rays of Fireworks & Sonatine.
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

What in the holy hell is that Apollo 13 cover? Please tell me that it's part of some ill-conceived series of covers and that there are more of them out there for other movies.
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Old 08-11-16, 11:02 AM   #9
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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What in the holy hell is that Apollo 13 cover? Please tell me that it's part of some ill-conceived series of covers and that there are more of them out there for other movies.
Oh, it very much is.





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(I should also point out that I owe Tyler Foster from this site all the credit for these wondrous discoveries.)
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Old 08-11-16, 12:00 PM   #10
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Those designs are so awful that the project had to be conceived by someone who has no knowledge of what the collecting public desires. At least the Sony steelbook "pop art" releases have a very unique artistic approach to each design. These are just hideous. Send that marketing genius back to the mail room.
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Old 08-11-16, 12:13 PM   #11
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Universal Home Video's art department is a joke ... I don't know whether to laugh or cry; Tom Hanks looks like he has a man-gina. I expect a lot more from Film Movement, that too is hideous.
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Old 08-11-16, 12:17 PM   #12
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Those Kitano covers remind me of so many comic books (mostly indie stuff, but even some by the majors) that try to disguise an "artist's" fundamental misunderstanding of human anatomy and excessive cross-hatched "shading" with overblown computer coloring. You can pretty easily picture the original black and white art on those and it's very amateur stuff. The colouring reeks of someone being inspired by Shout's often kaleidoscopic cover paintings without really understanding what makes them work.
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Old 08-11-16, 12:18 PM   #13
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

I like the movie but always HATED the cover art for:

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Old 08-11-16, 12:24 PM   #14
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Umm...these may not be the greatest covers ever (although the Weird Science one is actually okay in my book), but they are far from the worst. In fact, there are so many blu ray covers that are so bland...too numerous to count, that is the worst sin of blu ray covers, that no effort goes into the cover (a point that has been brought up many times in the past on this forum).

At least some of the boutique labels that typically charge a premium for their product try to put some effort into their covers (Twilight Time and Shout are the first two that come to mind).
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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Art for Boiling Point & Violent Cop is horrendous but I'm just happy they're finally coming to Blu.
I'd be even happier if we could get Blu-Rays of Fireworks & Sonatine.
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I still have the old R1 DVD releases.

Are you Region-Free? Third Window Films (UK) has released a lot of Kitano on BD this year, including Hana-Bi (Fireworks).
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Old 08-12-16, 11:46 PM   #16
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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Oh, it very much is.





More here:

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All these movies have already been released. What are these just re-releases with new art?
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Old 08-13-16, 12:04 AM   #17
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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...Film Movement's upcoming releases of Takeshi Kitano's Boiling Point & Violent Cop:

On the contrary, I applaud their decision to hire artists with glaucoma.
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Old 08-13-16, 12:34 AM   #18
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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All these movies have already been released. What are these just re-releases with new art?
I believe these and many others are being sold at Walmart with this style of artwork.
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Old 08-13-16, 06:17 AM   #19
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

My reaction to the Kitano covers is, "Someone is sleeping with the art director."
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Old 08-13-16, 06:28 AM   #20
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

Yet Mondo artwork is still worse than these.
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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All these movies have already been released. What are these just re-releases with new art?
Yes. They're the same discs re-packaged.
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Old 08-13-16, 09:24 AM   #23
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Re: And the winner for worst Blu-ray cover art of all time goes to...

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Oh, it very much is.





More here:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/ug...bluray-covers/

Enjoy!

(I should also point out that I owe Tyler Foster from this site all the credit for these wondrous discoveries.)
I sort of like the Psycho cover:



And The Birds isn't bad, either.

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Umm...these may not be the greatest covers ever (although the Weird Science one is actually okay in my book), but they are far from the worst. In fact, there are so many blu ray covers that are so bland...too numerous to count, that is the worst sin of blu ray covers, that no effort goes into the cover (a point that has been brought up many times in the past on this forum).
They took one of the most beautiful women of the 80s and made her look like a transvestite crack whore!

The only explanation for that cover is that rather than using a reference photo of Lebrock from the 80s, they used a photo of Lebrock from the 2000s!
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Yeah those Hitchcock ones look like the artist realized everything that was wrong with the other ones and did them correctly.
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