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Old 12-10-10, 12:24 PM
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Worst DVD covers

I searched and didn't find a thread on this topic. My impetus for starting this discussion is that I received the following ridiculous-looking DVD today for the movie, I Never Sang for My Father. I don't know why they didn't just slap on the old VHS cover instead of this egregious crap. One can't even ascertain the title of the movie.



Another one that comes to mind is the cover for the superb movie, The Silent Partner. Not only does it have typos (Suzanne York), but the image bears no relation to the content of the movie. Hell, it's an overtly Canadian movie, yet there's a U.S. bill pictured. This film deserved much better than such a slapdash cover treatment.

Old 12-10-10, 12:33 PM
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Re: Worst DVD covers

Not to defend it (because it's truly, truly ugly), but the cover of the I Never Sang for My Father DVD(-r) is one of its theatrical one-sheets. So, for those wanting original posters as case artwork, well, there you go.
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I think we've done this type of thread before... but Merry Christmas
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Re: Worst DVD covers

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Not to defend it (because it's truly, truly ugly), but the cover of the I Never Sang for My Father DVD(-r) is one of its theatrical one-sheets. So, for those wanting original posters as case artwork, well, there you go.
I thought so, and it's totally inappropriate and inane (what's with the gigantic "YES"?) as both a poster and a cover.

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I think we've done this type of thread before... but Merry Christmas
I was surprised when a search yielded nothing, but maybe I used the wrong terms.
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That's tacky. Looks like a Troma cover.
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I was surprised when a search yielded nothing, but maybe I used the wrong terms.
Yeah, weird. I am almost positive we've done it before. Or maybe it was part of another thread. Ohwell. Always fun to look at bad covers.
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Re: Worst DVD covers

Here's another I just remembered. An absolutely outstanding movie. Too bad the cover makes it look like some el cheapo mad-scientist programmer.

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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Here's another I just remembered. An absolutely outstanding movie. Too bad the cover makes it look like some el cheapo mad-scientist programmer.

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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Yeah, weird. I am almost positive we've done it before. Or maybe it was part of another thread. Ohwell. Always fun to look at bad covers.
It was called "Great Movie with a Crappy Poster/DVD"
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...dvd-cover.html

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Re: Worst DVD covers

i don't think this thread should be moved or merged with another. This is about crappy dvd covers.. whether the movie is good or not. I can't think of any awful dvd covers at the moment.
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The original Planet of the Apes DVD:

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Re: Worst DVD covers

I agree that these can be separate .. We have....

"Great Movie with Crappy Poster/DVD"

"Crappiest movie with the coolest DVD cover?"

"Worst DVD covers" (this one)

I wonder how many more categories we can come up with .... that will be fun and chanllenge..
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& btw.. if you include Blu-Ray in this.. don't forget Minority Report... lol
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Sure, Blu-rays, DVDs from other regions, etc.
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The original Planet of the Apes DVD:

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Ditto. Dumb shits.
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Ditto. Dumb shits.
While not as iconic as the aforementioned movie...I hated this cover because it revealed a pretty big spoiler to anybody who never saw the movie. (Hancock.)

Spoiler:
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The Hancock cover is a bigger offender than PotA, in my opinion, as Hancock spoiled that surprise less than 6 months after release. PotA, on the other hand, had already been referenced and parodied enough times that it was no longer much of a secret.
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I think we've done this type of thread before... but Merry Christmas
cover that Val Kilmer exactly look like Beavis from Beavis & Butt-Head lol.
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Re: Worst DVD covers

This is still my favorite:

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^Oh, that is garbage! Makes it look like an exploitation cheapie.
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Not "terrible" I guess because the cover does feature a smokin' hot Yunjin Kim (of Lost fame), but it's incredibly misleading as there isn't an ounce of skin or sexiness in this straight-up action film. (I enjoyed regardless.)

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I liked the movie but I thought the cover was terrible.

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