A couple days ago, the covers for DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD were revealed on Target's website and slated to be released August 27th. After I posted the pictures on Twitter the news spread like wild fire. The consensus towards the designs of the covers were really mixed. There were Blu-Ray covers that were revealed on Amazon's international website that looked a little better than what the United States initially got and people are still holding on to hope that maybe Best Buy's exclusive steelbook version will have a better design. In my opinion I actually like the design for the Blu-Ray and 4K combo covers, but the design for the DVD is really disappointing.
When I look at the covers for the Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD the contrasting colors makes the cover feel very intriguing for the eyes. There is also a lot going on with Ghidorah and Godzilla facing each other and the helicopters and the Argo flying by Godzilla. If I saw this on a store shelf somewhere like Target, F.Y.E., etc. these Blu-Rays would catch my eye immediately.
The DVD cover, however, is a carbon copy of someone's fan art. It was even used for one of Total Film's magazine covers and it looked like a total mess. As one person on Twitter mentioned Warner Bros. could have used many other poster designs. There were so many that were released following up to the movie's release date. There were the character posters, the I - Max posters, the posters created by the contest winner. Warner Bros. could have even used the same image used for the Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD covers to keep their releases consistent. Any of those would have worked for a DVD cover, but to use an image from a magazine that copied someone else's artwork is shameful. On top of that, the design itself is actually ugly. If you look at the fan art Godzilla looks more anatomically correct than what is shown on the actual DVD cover. If someone's art looks better than the actual design of the cover then that really says something.
Just for show, here are most of the posters for the movie. Warner Bros. could have used any of these posters and it would have still looked a lot more appealing than using that shameful design the DVD cover is using now.
Just to rub the salt on the wound, here are the Blu-Ray and Steelbook covers from Amazon's international website and the digital cover from I-Tunes. For the most part, they are consistent with each other. The odd man out is the Steelbook version, but even then it's still a better design. A shame that the DVD can't even get a decent cover. I am on the boat that hopefully Best Buy will reveal their exclusive SteelBook version some time soon and I will report as soon as there is more information.
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