It’s funny, as mediocre as I felt Cowboys and Aliens was as a film, I’m honestly surprised to see it hit the DVD stands with such hideous cover art.
Seriously man, the cover above represents one of the more lazy efforts I can recall for a major DVD release.
It’s got the obligatory orange and blue color contrast thing goin’ on, which shows at least some degree of competence/lack of originality on the part of the designer, but when you look at the individual elements with even the slightest attention to detail, it looks just plain ratty.
For one, all the major figures in the image are lit inconsistently, but more importantly, they’re blended together with little to no finesse.
It’s like they took a bunch of stock images from the film, through color filters over them, and slapped them together with no regard for how they might interact with one another.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what happened.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some other crappy DVD covers, shall we?
… Okay, now that’s just sad.
Not only do we have an inappropriately dark and brooding color palette and theme for THE GREATEST-FEEL GOOD SPORTS DRAMA OF ALL TIME, we also have a truly sad super imposed Stallone head atop a stock model body.
Honestly, I do crappy head swaps in Photoshop as a joke, so why the fuck did this guy get paid to do it, to ROCKY of all things?
Let’s move on to something worse before I throw a Rocky fanboy related fit, shall we?
Ladies and gentleman, I believe we’ve found our cream of the crop.
Probably the funniest thing about this cover, besides it’s utter craptacularness I mean; is the fact that it represents a film that actually has quite a lot going for it in terms of visual aesthetics.
Seriously man, as “meh” as it might have been, Minority Report was one beautiful fucking movie.
From the excessive airbrushing of Action Cruise’s face, to the boring and plain-as-fuck layout, this is one hideous fucking cover.
Honestly, and I mean this in absolutely the most negative way possible; this cover looks like something from The Asylum films catalog.
It’s that fuckin’ bad.