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I would guess the poster isn’t considered, as it has to “read” well being seen on the screen of a small device? If you’re totally unfamiliar with the movie, screaming Chunk isn’t going to draw them in, sorry kid!

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Love this thread. That R1 cover is shocking. Worthy of inclusion in an all-time-worst-photoshop-nightmares list, never mind just DVD covers.

I hated this cover for the TCM ‘The Lady from Shanghai’ blu-ray…

…fortunately the new Indicator release features artwork based on the original beautiful poster art…

Even though the features are very similar, I bought it just so I didn’t have to look at the TCM cover anymore when I wanted to watch the movie 😉 This old one is pretty suspect too…

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I think every cover with a quoted review of the movie on the front belongs in this thread.

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It’s not possible to create to a non-terrible DVD cover if you have to spell the word midnight “Midnite”, so why bother putting any more effort in.

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Vinnie the P would have made an awesome sith lord!

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One (surprisingly) from Criterion, arriving in September…

Colorise a blurry screengrab from a B&W classic? Yeah that’ll do, it’s not like Criterion are famous for their good taste in covers or anything.

Still, it’s better than this…

…but hardly this…

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VIZ TOP TIPS! - PARENTS. Impress your children by showing them a floppy disk and telling them it’s a 3D model of a save icon.

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Even Laserdisc is not immune to lousy cover art.

Robocop 6? What the heck? And is the Robo in the middle wearing lipstick?

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Maybe they slapped some episodes of the tv series together, and passed it off on overseas audiences as a movie?

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Michael Vejar is a cult-TV directing legend, directing many of Babylon 5’s best episodes and movies, plus lots of episodes TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise… and yes the Robocop TV show.

While this one for ‘Brassed Off’ isn’t as bad as some design-wise, the total misrepresentation of the film as some kind of a Jennifer-Aniston-style light romcom is bizarre…

Imagine of somebody bought it thinking it was… then they get to the clown swearing at the children, the suicide scene and an old man coughing up blood.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

While this one for ‘Brassed Off’ isn’t as bad as some design-wise, the total misrepresentation of the film as some kind of a Jennifer-Aniston-style light romcom is bizarre…

Imagine of somebody bought it thinking it was… then they get to the clown swearing at the children, the suicide scene and an old man coughing up blood.

and Pete Postlethwaite doing this mate… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcoJN9fnVI

bloody hell that is one bad and totally misleading cover.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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ah! The 80’s…


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Not for sale?

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Think it means it was so bad they had to give it away for free 😉


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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And now 4K joins the party.

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Ouch!

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