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« on: July 21, 2003, 01:54:01 PM »

 ::) check this out, this is the cover for a European release of THE EIGER SANCTION. Looks like the person in the publicity dept went out for a liquid lunch, came back and let their airbrush run wild :o :o :o :o


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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2003, 02:05:09 PM »

Oh dear God!! Thats the worst picture of Clint ever!! Looks like the cover of some John Tesh or Michael Bolton type album.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2003, 02:47:30 PM »


That can't be a serious cover ..... It just can't .




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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2003, 03:03:14 PM »

"Join Clint Eastwood and Friends for Christmas Time in Carmel."
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2003, 03:08:14 PM »

Looks like they were trying to make Hemlock look like Kincaid with that hair color (though why... I have no idea).  

Guess they ran out of silver and black paint before they got to the eyebrows.  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2003, 03:09:39 PM »

Wonder what Tuco would have called him?

HEY FROSTY!!! :D
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2003, 03:35:52 PM »

Stranger and Philo...  this is inspiring me to start a poll for worst DVD cover art.  Any others you might recommend, along with URLs for images?
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2003, 04:15:22 PM »

well, Ive seen that pic a lot of times before, but they changed the hair lol ;D I dont think its that bad actually (minus the hair of course) but it looks like clint is trying to pass for some kinda supermodel ;D
 Anyone ever watched zoolander? Looks like an expression Ben Stiller would have used in that movie :-\
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2003, 04:18:49 PM »

It's frost, guys ... Cold in them there hills! ;)

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Und hab' mich sehr gefreuet.


Doesn't this belong in General Discussion, though ... since we're not selling or buying this product? ;)
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2003, 04:58:52 PM »

Anyone ever watched zoolander? Looks like an expression Ben Stiller would have used in that movie :-\

Blue Magma  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2003, 06:07:45 PM »


Matt ,

If you are going to do it you should open it up to worst Video or DVD cover.

I have a few ideas .

I still think this sleeve is a joke from Stranger, it can't be real ..... can it?


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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2003, 06:15:24 PM »

Okay, Philo... worst VHS and DVD cover art.  

PM me with your ideas and I'll start a poll.  8)
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2003, 10:01:00 PM »

Wild guess, assumes a lot and could very well be way off the mark:

Nobody goes that crazy in Photoshop on accident, so it was deliberate. Why would the European release feature this intentional "aging" of Clint. Why silver him up?

MAYBE...

Because many Europeans are big fans of Clint as a director, perhaps more so in the last 15 years or so, as he has grown into a grand master, an elder statesmen of high quality filmmaking. So, when you release an older title featuring a much younger Eastwood in that marketplace, you try to age him visually on the cover to make the sale based on image association ("Hey is that Clint Eastwood the acclaimed director on the cover?" rather than, "Hey is that Clint Eastwood the American action star?")

Such is my stab in the dark. Now as to the quality of the Photoshop work, well...  :-X
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2003, 10:08:08 PM »

Maybe they're just trying to appeal to older women, especially since it's a "pin up" picture. ;)

The young women with such fine taste on this board are different from most their age who like younger actors like Vin Diesel and whoever else they like.  It's more the older women who like Clint.  They grew up with him.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2003, 10:12:03 PM »

I'm hip. If I hear one more woman go off about what a "hottie" Orlando Bloom is... ::)

That would make this Photoshock work kind of a reverse marketing technique - age the subject to increase sex appeal in a chosen demographic. Interesting take, Matt :)
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2003, 10:14:51 PM »

[quoteI'm hip. If I hear one more woman go off about what a "hottie" Orlando Bloom is... ]
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the worst pic of clint is still better than the best pic of that guy ;D
 
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2003, 01:59:41 AM »


Wow, I think I went to bed last night with Two replies in this thread ;D ;D Misty you are right, the picture itself is not bad, I think I have many shots from the actual photo shoot, that were used on Magazine covers etc around the early 80's (minus the grey/silver paint job ;D) I'm sure Philo is familiar with these shots also...
AND it is for real, I can work wonders with an airbrush, but I promise this is not my work!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Yeah Video and DVD art sounds good Matt, are we talking just Eastwood or any subject?
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2003, 02:55:00 AM »


Well Stranger ,

I didn't mail my ideas to Matt until I heard back from you.
If this is a real cover and I won't be convinced until I see one in the shops (what a horrible thought) then there was no point mailing Matt because this is the worst cover I have ever seen .  :o



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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2003, 03:27:35 AM »

I think it's from the Netherlands Philo.
So I don't think we will see it here. I hope.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2003, 03:34:37 AM »


Well I don't understand why it has "15" on the cover.



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