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Old 09-13-04, 07:25 PM
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Which DVD Cover for 'The Cookout' - YOU GET TO DECIDE!

Lions Gate Home Entertainment needs your help. DVD Talkers get to vote for which DVD Cover they'll use for the DVD Release of 'The Cookout' (on DVD January 2005)

This is an EXCLUSIVE opportunity for you to help decide what cover this DVD will have.

Vote now:

The Cookout Cover #1:


The Cookout Cover #2:


The Cookout Cover #3:


In addition to voting please post your thoughts on the covers and why you chose the one you chose.

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Old 09-13-04, 08:02 PM
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bling bling and the dog. . . money!
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I picked the first. The wasted empty space in the middle served no purpose in the other two pictures.
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Old 09-13-04, 09:06 PM
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I picked the first. The wasted empty space in the middle served no purpose in the other two pictures.
Yep.
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All that... dead space... were they expecting to fill it with critics' quotes?
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I chose the first one but, I think they are all pretty lame.
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They're all so bad, I can't bring myself to vote.
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I just love how the cast names have so few 'first names in narrow font'...

I mean, they could have at LEAST done

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Number 1 (but with number 3 titles).

Still all quite lame, but im sure they match the movie
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Old 09-13-04, 10:23 PM
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Fourth option:

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Old 09-13-04, 11:35 PM
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Oh, I'd pay $40 for the fourth option, no question about it!
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Option four all the way, not that I would ever watch that movie.
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Old 09-14-04, 10:23 AM
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Number 1 is the best of a so-so group, although they should use "The Cookout" logo for option 3. But none of them makes me salivate.
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Old 09-14-04, 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by MrE
Number 1 is the best of a so-so group, although they should use "The Cookout" logo for option 3. But none of them makes me salivate.
Gonna have to go with this too. The other 2 have entirely too much wasted space that doesn't look good.
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my vote: #2

number 1 is way too crowded... it'll disappear on the shelf... it's 'best-buy camouflage'

but none of the choices blew me away... standard fare... floating head overkill...

but what do i know, i'm a graphics designer, and clients choose the draft i deem the most ugly 9 out of 10 times...
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Mine was for 3. I agree, 1 is too crowded for my tastes, and I liked the little grill thingy in the title.
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These are all terrible. 2 & 3 are virtually identical. I abstain.

A better idea would be to get the cover art community to submit their ideas. I bet anybody over in the cover art forum could whip something better up in 5 minutes.
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I'll vote #1 - it will be a chance for someone to yell "OH MY GOODNESS- THERE"S A WEINER ON MY DVD!"
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They're all so bad, I can't bring myself to vote.
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Originally posted by MrE
Number 1 is the best of a so-so group, although they should use "The Cookout" logo for option 3. But none of them makes me salivate.
yup -- need to get rid of all the bling bling on #1's cover
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I voted #3 because I hate the "Big Head Syndrome" of DVD covers. I would much prefer "wasted space" than the crowding of the first example. Not that I have any interest in this particular movie, but the whimsical font of the third cover also seemed most appropriate.
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Why is the Ad Arts (movie posters, billboards, DVD covers, VHS covers, even the sticky wall snipes) for African-American cinema alway so damn chump?

The studios clock huge profit margins from these films, yet they get treated like dirty step children...
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#1 and #3. Absolutely hate the "bling-bling" title for the movie on #1, but the close-up on the characters is more appealing. Like the font used on the title for #3, and think the grill substituting for the o makes for a unique and easy way for the movie to stand out.

God, I just noticed the "diamonds" on the basketball. Horribly tacky. Make a fourth cover with the title/non-bling of #3 and the main photo of #1.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I bet anybody over in the cover art forum could whip something better up in 5 minutes.
But I did!
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