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Old 07-27-05, 05:29 PM
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Naked and Masculin Feminin Criterion covers




Im very excited about this

20th September release date

New Jean Luc Goddard too


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Old 07-27-05, 06:37 PM
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FINALLY Naked on DVD. Glad to see the rumors were true.
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Yea I agree lemdog...I can't help but be underwhelmed by the Naked cover.

I prefer this French edition cover.



Extras look awesome though

here

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Underwhelmed as well. It took them THAT long to come up with that? Still going to pick it up, though. Great film.

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Old 07-27-05, 08:50 PM
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Been looking forward to this release. Bad cover or not, I'm all over it.
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Old 07-27-05, 08:55 PM
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If this were anything but Criterion I bet people would say those covers look great. Sorry, I don't understand that.
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Old 07-27-05, 10:02 PM
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Higher standards for Criterion maybe?
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Old 07-27-05, 11:21 PM
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Criterion's laserdisc had a dark green cover with a bar code printed on it in slightly lighter green print. I'd attach a pic but it doesn't photograph clearly.

I liked it, but it's not the kind of thing that jumps out at you on a retailer shelf.
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Old 07-27-05, 11:59 PM
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Both of those are terrible covers....very, very poor design!!!

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Old 07-28-05, 12:26 AM
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The sad thing is that both films are
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Old 07-28-05, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mifuneral
If this were anything but Criterion I bet people would say those covers look great. Sorry, I don't understand that.
Wrong. I have nothing against Criterion covers, but this one sucks.
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Old 07-28-05, 12:32 AM
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I like the Naked cover. I don't care much for Masulin Feminin.
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Old 07-28-05, 01:35 AM
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Does anyone else think the cover for The Man Who Fell To Earth is just a little... I don't know... pretentious? Artsy fartsy? Awful? I know this is Criterion, a company that has ushered some creative and beautiful artwork (no floating heads here!), but come on... this movie? That cover? Blech.
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Old 07-28-05, 01:45 AM
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Naked is one of my fave flix from the last few years...can't wait to gobble this puppy up!
Hey, Lemdog- I MADE Brewster McGee...and I think everyone on here should own it!
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Originally Posted by Peep
Wrong. I have nothing against Criterion covers, but this one sucks.
maybe I'm misreading your post, but it looks like you entirely missed the point of mine. I'm saying that-- to me anyway-- these covers look good; I'm saying that it seems like people are saying these covers look bad simply because they expect Criterion covers to look GREAT. That is to say, as someone else said after my own post, people have higher standards for Criterions, but imo that leads to a negative effect where instead of praising the good covers they criiticize them for not being GREAT.
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I'm not loving that Masculin-Feminin cover, but I have to say it shows the shallow petulance of that character really well.
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Having not seen Naked, all I can say is that the guy on the cover looks just like Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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It is. It's David Thewlis.
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Old 07-28-05, 04:47 PM
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Personally I was expecting people to just love those awful covers, simply because it said Criterion. Glad to see people aren't drunk on the kool-aid.
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What's up with all of these boring covers all of a sudden?
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Old 07-28-05, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by canaryfarmer
What's up with all of these boring covers all of a sudden?
It's the generic text font that really kills them.
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The Naked cover is decent, but could use a different font. The Man Who Fell to Earth could also be better with a different font, and maybe not taking up the whole cover for the title. However, the Masculin Feminin blows. It's way too cluttered, and may be up there for worst Criterion cover yet.
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The last 2 posts reflect my feelings on these covers as well. It's all about the fonts used, and their placement. I think the images are really good, but the title text is beyond bad! On Naked and The Man Who Fell To Earth, they both look like preliminary text, just to give a 'rough' idea of the placement. It's hard to imagine that that's how it'll end up. It just doesn't look professional.
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I know it's not a "real" Criterion per se, but the Chasing Amy artwork was really shitty too. I think that might be the worst one.
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