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The best cover art

Please give your list of the best dvd cover art, broken down into categories.

comedy

horror

action

drama
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Horror:
Evil Dead: Book of the Dead

Nothing else really stands out
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My personal favorite:

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Se7en

and the custom made ones made by dagon ( I think ) of Freddy Vs Jason and Pirates of the carrabiean
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Anything that doesn't feature GIGANTIC heads.
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My current favorite: (this pic doesn't do it justice)
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Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal
Never seen it, but wanna buy a poster of the dvd cover. It just looks so cool.



Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia


Six Feet Under Season 1


Sixth Sense (Vista 2-disc)


A Woman is A Woman


Rosemary's Baby
What's scarier? The Devil's spawn or skinny as a skeleton Mia Farrow? I'm going to go with the later.

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without the focus banner









....etc.....

Pro-B

etc....

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Damn it! Why can't all releases be as nice as the French ones. I have the 3 disc "Brotherhood of the Wolf" from our mapple-leaf neighbors and the case is just a regular black amaray case, identical to the two-disc case holding "The Others." I love how the French version is a fold out with many of the principals highlighted individually. I believe those photos/shots were also used as movie posters for the film.

Canadian Version 3-disc


much better cover art than the US/Canadian 1 disc version...
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can anyone think of any comedies that stand out NOT American Beauty, even though it's funnier than hell
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The Rushmore Criterion cover is a great comedy cover.
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Originally posted by caiman
My personal favorite:

Thats beautiful. Whats the film like ?, ive never seen it, but was tempted to buy it for the cover alone
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Any cover art that uses the Original Poster Art....anything else is a sin.
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Originally posted by flyboy
Any cover art that uses the Original Poster Art....anything else is a sin.
In rare cases, it's a great sin. Lots of great DVD covers replace ugly original posters. Look at half the Criterion releases...
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Hopefully the kagemusha dvd cover will look like this:




Drama:




I would like this a whole lot more if it didn't have the oscar in the corner.

Comedy:

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Originally posted by flyboy
Any cover art that uses the Original Poster Art....anything else is a sin.
To illustrate DonnachaOne's point:

Original Poster




Dvd Cover




Original posters can suck at times. 99% of the time they can be improved.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Original posters can suck at times. 99% of the time they can be improved.

I couldn't disagree more....


Originally posted by Flyboy
Any cover art that uses the Original Poster Art....anything else is a sin

99.9% of the time I'd say that is correct, IMO, of course. A few examples to illustrate Flyboy's point:

Original Poster




"Improved" art




Original Poster




"Improved" art




The 20th Ann. cover for Tron is the only example I can think of right now where the new art was an improvement over the original.

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The original Rushmore poster is excellent and sells the film perfectly, as does the Criterion cover.
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Originally posted by Mountain Biker
The 20th Ann. cover for Tron is the only example I can think of right now where the new art was an improvement over the original.
Have you seen any Criterions latley?
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Originally posted by Mountain Biker


"Improved" art





"Improved" art



WOW....just wow. I knew the electrified Val Kilmer was a bad cover but that first one...damn. I didnt know Photoshop had a "SHIT" plug-in.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
To illustrate DonnachaOne's point:

Original Poster




Dvd Cover



I think I actually prefer the original poster. What's so special about that pencil sketch?
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http://images.dvdempire.com/gen/movies/617647h.jpg]

I'm not able to attach yet.

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Originally posted by Rivero
I think I actually prefer the original poster. What's so special about that pencil sketch?
it and others were done by the director's brother to conceptualize the production design. anderson also did the artwork on the children's bedroom walls in Royal Tenenbaums. in this case i'd prefer to have the sketch as it seems to come more organically from the creation of the film, and not buena vista's marketing department.

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