Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cover Up

Take a look at this new Blu-ray cover for the 1997 film The Full Monty

Confession time: I've never seen The Full Monty. It's one of those films that for one reason or another I've never got around to watching, so I have no idea what it's about. Judging from this cover though, I'd say it's a horror movie about a deranged doctor who decapitates his victims and grafts their heads onto new bodies. Think Frankenstein crossed with The Human Centipede.

Hold on... what's that now? OK, I'm being told that's not what happens. Apparently the film is about a group of unemployed working class British men who decide to become Chippendale-type dancers. Are you flippin' kidding me?

Welp, you certainly could have fooled me with this cover. Look at that thing! Just look at that horrible, horrible paste up job. You couldn't make a worse looking cover on purpose. None of those actors were anywhere near those bodies when this photo was taken. 

Apparently the graphic design department at Fox has decided to stop using Photoshop and has resorted to cutting out photos of heads and crudely pasting them onto stock shots of nude men. Definitely a questionable move in this age of desktop publishing and digital manipulation, but kudos to them for bucking the trend and trying something different. Even if it is a dismal failure that should be buried deep underground and the earth above it salted.

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