OK. Last April I wrote a post about movies and theaters and DVDs. I had NO idea how it would be received. But for some reason, it became the most read post of my seldom seen little blog. Not a day goes by without getting at least one hit on the post and I have always meant to revisit this topic so…here are ten more of the best examples of DVD cover art I have seen.
Disclaimers and Explanations
This is about cover art. And it is about certain design aspects that I like. I haven’t seen many of these movies so the inclusion of a cover is not an endorsement of the movie. It just means that I like the cover.
Several of the covers come from the Criterion Collection. Criterion has been around since 1984. According to their Mission Statement the Criterion Collection is “a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.” Basically, great movies presented in the best way possible. Their cover art represents the best in the industry. In fact, finding great cover art at Criterion becomes a matter of picking one or two at random. No matter what you pick, they’ll be great.
So, in no particular order, here are the latest 10 covers.
The People Speak
I know nothing about this movie. I just love the angular aspect of it. The red stripe stands out also.
I know its just a compilation DVD, but the cover has a very cool retro thing going for it.
From Criterion. I love the photograph, the color, the font and layout. Did I miss anything?
I don’t even know if this cover was printed or sold in North America. I just know that I like it.
Band of Brothers
Coming on the heels of the success of Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers is simply the best mini-series ever made. The cover is pretty great too.
From Criterion. This might be one of my all time favorites.
The Best of Star Trek TOS
A new set of DVDs. They are using design cues from the Star Trek Movie posters. It works.
The Navy vs The Night Monsters
This movie is from 1966. The cover art is the original poster. Painted covers are a lot of fun and this one has everything. Monsters, heroes, ingenues in ripped dresses and nukes.
The Dark Knight
Hey… It’s Batman. In front of a building that’s on fire. On fire. In the shape of the Bat Signal.
A Serious Man
I don’t know a thing about this movie. I do like the cover though.
These are the best for now. Please feel free to send me more. And make a comment.