Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. Body Boy

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    I thought Graduation Day's altering worked well. I loved it!

    Christmas Evil's cover though, yeah. That is awful. Beyond awful.
    But I am sticking with my Synapse DVD, so all is fine. Carry on.
     
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    They've been bit by the comic book-type artwork bug. I agree they should at least provide the original art on the reverse.
     
  3. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I'm curious - what alterations caught your eye on Graduation Day?
     
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    Vinegar Syndrome simplified the fonts, changed colors, erased the famous tagline and added red borders so that it finally looks like a modern Photoshop effort.
    Compare this to the reverse cover of the UK disc (disc on the right) that was published on 88films facebook site. That's a thing of beauty!

    The problem is that most of the shops still display the first draft of the VS cover. The one below is the one you will actually get. I bet some will be surprised when they receive their orders.

    It is OK if VS feels the need to come up with something new but they should at least offer the original art on a reversible cover like Shout, Arrow or 88films do.
    Those movies are mostly bought by people who grew up in the 80's and want to have the movie they saw at the cinema or at the videostore when they were young and the original poster artwork is definitely part of the nostalgia.
     
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    I love both covers. The original because, well, it feels like the post on the disc package, and the altered VS version because the red lines give it a video quality.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Understood. I noticed they all seem to do tweaks here and there to match current fads in media. Right now I can't stand the state of movie art which is mostly: glum looking characters, rain, sparks and lots of debris. I now HATE teal/cyan which used to be a favorite color.
     
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    I rewatched Raw Force tonight and it's a terrific disc. It's certainly a worthy addition to any schlockmeister's collection. Now… when the hell is Demonoid: Messenger of Death going to be released???
     
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    Pardon me, but those complaints are just being anal. It's basically the same cover. It isn't like they took multiple parts of the film and did a collage among floating heads like the crappy ones Scream Factory displays for the world to see, or took a minor supporting character and treated him like the star of the film simply because he's a big name now. Vinegar Syndrome has done all right by me.

    If you're really that into nostalgia, then pony up the dough for an original VHS copy.
     
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    Glad to see some Bob Chinn movies.
     
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    Yeah, I won´t loose any sleep over this, since it´s the same painting on the cover.

    Now THIS would be a cover art to complain about :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    I love the VS covers... especially the minor flourishes and backgrounds. So far as making art that pops right down to the font, I think they are on a level with Criterion's covers.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not seeing a huge difference here. The changes are negligible at best. Honestly, I think I prefer the revised artwork.

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    That cover with the red is ugly as hell horrible. Also why is the image all flipped for? Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. The dude who runs VS doesn't reply to mesages so lame!! Contacted him via facebook and e-mail NOTHING so shady!!
     
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    I prefer the revised artwork too. The first is classic, but the tagline makes it look like a cheap photoshop job. I love the red border. The complaints are... totally stupid if I am being quite honest.
     
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    They remastered a movie in 4K that hasn't been available in widescreen since it was in theaters. I totally don't blame them for not responding to Facebook / e-mail complaints.

    Watch the movie, not the cover.
     
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    If the cover does not matter, then why should I buy the disc?

    I could store a file somewhere and that's it. Fact is that most people would not spend the same money on files that they spend on actual discs.

    That's why the cover does matter.

    By the way, both pictures above are not the original artwork.
     
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    logic not found
     
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    Really making this big a deal out of a cover? Buy the poster if you want the original artwork. Buy the movie if you want the movie.
     
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    Now, the HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME cover art debacle was something to crow about--this, not so much. And no, the owner of the company doesn't owe you anything. Just don't buy the product if you're that upset. Simple.
     
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    If you're really going to be that particular, then NO home video release has the "original" artwork. Every single one of them has been adapted in some manner from the movie poster. Even the original poster art probably had subtle modifications depending upon which market and country it played in.

    If you want to store a compressed file, not get the special features, or support the fine folks that remaster these films thus ensuring more great releases in the future, and be a dick about how the cover isn't exactly 100% identical to a VHS cover from 30 years ago which itself took liberties with the original art, then that's your prerogative I guess. :rolleyes:
     
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