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Big, Floating Head! Aviator Cover - Bleh

Old 03-25-05, 04:13 PM
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Big, Floating Head! Aviator Cover - Bleh

Not being a fan of "big head" or "floating head" DVD covers, this one just truly disturbed me! Yikes!!

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Old 03-25-05, 04:20 PM
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"I am the great and powerful Oz"

Not only a giant head, a giant disembodied head. It looks as if the airplane is some sort of bow tie. Or that the plane is being piloted by a giant head.

I'd think that something like DiCaprio sitting in the cockpit of a plane would be a more appropriate, and easily marketable, image.

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I'll bet that the giant head is duplicated on the disc coverart and they needed a two disc panorama for it to fit on.
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He has this "Buy this disc or I'll come over and kick your ass" look.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
He has this "Buy this disc or I'll come over and lick your ass" look.
Fixed.
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I'm not liking this cover at all, but at least it beats the R2 one:


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He looks scary
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Old 03-25-05, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD King
I'm not liking this cover at all, but at least it beats the R2 one
your link doesn't work cuz you can't link to DVDAnswers.com pictures.

Leo's hand looks like the guidance counselor on South Park...I forget his name.
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Old 03-25-05, 08:34 PM
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Its the friggin original poster art!!!!
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I'm not liking this cover at all, but at least it beats the R2 one:

at least it has chicks in it.

The R1 cover just has Leo's big fat head.
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Old 03-25-05, 09:27 PM
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Thank God 99.9% of the time.....it's all spine.
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Old 03-25-05, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Its the friggin original poster art!!!!
Exactly. I think it fits the idea behind the movie very well.
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Originally Posted by gutwrencher
Thank God 99.9% of the time.....it's all spine.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Its the friggin original poster art!!!!
I thought this was:



It's about a billion times better, anyway.
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Old 03-25-05, 11:33 PM
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I thought this was:



It's about a billion times better, anyway.
Actually, that's not even a poster for the movie, but the soundtrack. The cover of the DVD is the original poster art. I have no idea how to post a pic, but check out IMDB. The poster art there is identical to the DVD release. I don't see what everybody is complaining about. I thought it looked good and captured the movie perfectly. I know it's fashionable to rail against "big head" covers, but if it's done right, occasionally I think it can work out, like in this case.
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Old 03-26-05, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1997
Actually, that's not even a poster for the movie, but the soundtrack. The cover of the DVD is the original poster art. I have no idea how to post a pic, but check out IMDB. The poster art there is identical to the DVD release. I don't see what everybody is complaining about. I thought it looked good and captured the movie perfectly. I know it's fashionable to rail against "big head" covers, but if it's done right, occasionally I think it can work out, like in this case.
I'm aware that's the CD, but if you cut off the far right side, it's the OTHER movie poster. Here's a better version :

I just like it a lot better than that one. But I do agree with you that the same folks who whine when the one-sheet isn't used on the DVD should be happy when it is. It's just that this one-sheet is much nicer and more cerebral.
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Old 03-26-05, 06:22 AM
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I like the poster much better as well. Im still going to buy the dvd but the cover does look pretty bad.
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Not much of a fan of the DVD cover they're coming out with. Might check out other regions and hopefully find a DTS track somewhere.
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Almost as bad as the cover for The Last Samurai:



Same studio...no surprise there.
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