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DVD Covers That Suck: My Best Friend’s Girlfriend

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Full disclosure, I have never seen this movie. All right, fuller disclosure: I will probably never see this movie. Dane Cook films might be for other people, but I don’t think they’re for me. That being said, I have seen this DVD cover several times at local video stores and the like, and I must say, the DVD cover makes me want to grab every copy of the movie and toss them into a bonfire and watch it burn. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought that they purpose of a DVD cover was to entice you to watch the film, not to make you want to punch every person involved in the production of the film.

First off, I hate how obviously photo-shopped this cover is. It looks like they hired a 14 year old to do this. It’s sloppy, lazy work. Second, I hate the cheesy, wannabe cool guy posturing that Dane Cook is going for. What’s with his hand? Is he gonna pop a cap in Kate Hudson’s ass? What is he pointing at?

This cover makes me really sad for Kate Hudson’s career. She’s gone from being an Oscar nominated actress to costarring in Dane Cook films? Wow. And then there’s that Jason Biggs, who sort of lives in these kinds of movies, sort of creepily lurking in the background.

But, for me, the worst part of the cover is poor Alec Baldwin. What in the hell is he doing? Alec Baldwin is a very good actor, and perhaps the filmmakers wanted to give their Dane Cook film a touch of class. Regardless, the photo shop wizards who tackled this cover make him look absolutely ridiculous. This cover really, really sucks.

DVD Covers That Suck: Meet the Parents (bonus edition)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

There are a lot of DVDs out there. Thousands and thousands of them. Let’s face it, the cover art to many of these DVDs simply suck donkey balls. I am tired of looking at them. In fact, sometimes, if the cover art is really bad, it may prevent me from buying or renting the DVD in question (or, at least for a while). So, I decided to start an occasional blog entry where I would bitch about DVD cover art. Why? Because I can, that’s why.

The first one I would like to talk about is the bonus edition cover of Meet the Parents. Here it is, in all its suck-tastic glory.

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First of all, why the hell do they have to call it the “bonus” edition? That just sounds desperate and lame. Ok, so the original DVD release was called “special edition” (and is still available,) so why release another edition? Because I guess Universal Studios needs more money. They should call it the “Ben Stiller Needs Another Yacht edition.”

I love the movie “Meet the Parents.” I think it’s great. De Niro is a hoot, and late 90s/early 2000s Ben Stiller was a master of the slow burn. To watch him finally loose it on the airplane late into the picture is to watch a comedy genius at work. That being said, I hate this cover. In fact, this awful cover has prevented me from buying this DVD several times. Maybe that makes me a weirdo, I don’t know.

I don’t like that it tries to cram all the main characters into a tiny space. I don’t like Ben Stiller’s strange, obviously photo-shopped reaction. I don’t like that for some reason the cat, Mr. Jinks, is on the cover. I feel like they’re really, really trying too hard with this cover, and it’s not working at all.

I like the original DVD cover art, I thought it was pretty funny (I like when the DVD cover art doesn’t change the movie poster much, because the movie poster is usually better anyway. When they change the DVD cover art from the movie poster, 80 percent of the time it’s a bad move). Anyway, both DVDs are available on Amazon, and they’re the same price. So, do yourself a favor and get the one that doesn’t have a suck-tastic cover.