Thursday, August 02, 2007

DVD Cover Ruination: Last Mimzy DVD Cover Destroyed

[This post is part of a weekly series. Click here to see the rest of the series. Click here to see my original rant against DVD cover art.]

Floating head posters are the worst, but at least I understand why they're sometimes necessary: Sometimes you need to rely on your stars to sell the movie more than you can rely on conceptual or abstract artwork.

That being said, let's take a look at today's selection, "The Last Mimzy." First, the movie poster:

Nothing too spectacular, but at the very least, mildly intriguing and mysterious. Now witness the vomit-inducing DVD cover:

Instead of retaining the original DVD artwork, they have replaced it with this unsightly shot of two of the stars, with a color scheme that looks like a faded, ugly, and sad dime-store children's picture book. Why plaster the stars onto the cover if they are child actors that are mostly unknown to the DVD-renting public?! It's not like I'm going to see Chris O'Neil on the cover and think "That's a Must-See!" Sheesh...

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