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« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2009, 10:46:59 PM »

I'd have thought that larger boxes would incur larger costs... I guess that's not the case.
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« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2009, 02:01:58 AM »

If the box is bigger than normal, that is a HUGE indicator of crapiness.
If the back of the box has NO PICTURES from the film, it is probably garbage.
If there are quotes like, "The goriest horror film ever!" with no one attributed to the quote, it's almost certainly crap (that one is basically exclusive to direct-to-DVD releases).
If there is a drawn cover art image which is matted like the box was a picture frame, it's probably crap (Ratboy, as seen below, does this). 
If there's an ultra-cool Boris Vallejo/Frazetta style painting on the cover, and it's obviously a low budget film, it is probably crap.
If it has famous people in it in the era before they were famous, it's probably crap - especially if it is a film that was long out of print until they got famous.
If you can determine the cover art doesn't match the plot description at all, it is probably crap.
If the cover art font looks like the font from a more famous similar movie, it IS crap.
If there's a hologram on the cover, it probably sucks.  Ditto with 3D art that sticks out of the box, lights, sounds, and other box gimmicks.
If there is obvious photoshopping on a live action photo on the cover, it probably sucks.
If the title bears a striking resemblance to a big budget film's title, it probably sucks.
That describes about 90% of the movies I rented on tape back in the day  TeddyR
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« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2009, 11:22:49 AM »

I'd have thought that larger boxes would incur larger costs... I guess that's not the case.

It's probably true, but I'm sure making the movie stand out on the shelf was more economical than making a good movie. Just like putting kick-ass cover art on a cheapo movie. It's turd polish.
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« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2009, 12:38:12 PM »

Night of the Bloody Open Heart Ape Surgery Stock Footage

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« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2009, 01:06:09 PM »





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« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2009, 02:27:55 PM »

I've never had any experience with bigger-than-normal VHS boxes, what are those?


http://www.slasherindex.com/bookbox.html

There's a few examples.  They're not ALL bad (a few typical polished Hollywood films got these boxes in the early VHS days, I think), but most of them are.  It should be noted I'm not referring to any specific kind (one company's boxes are actually called Big Box VHS, IIRC), but any non-standard VHS boxes that are physically large.  

The worst examples were the ones that actually were a sleeve, just with a box made way larger and styrofoam inserts to hold the VHS.  




Thanks for that little insight, I kinda wish I experienced the days of VHS more, though I think I would have hated sleeves though, those things must be really flakey after all these years.
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« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2009, 04:20:34 PM »



I own this DVD . . .

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« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2009, 08:17:07 PM »




BIG FOOTS ASS AHAGHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2009, 10:49:12 PM »



I own this DVD, and I can honestly say I love this movie. Not as much as I love "Don't Look In The Basement", but it is demented film-making at its zenith.  The whole bit with the train noises while the couple is in the train car, and then when she steps out onto the porch, the sounds stop, because they aren't really ON a train, just in a remodeled train car.  I damn near wet myself every time I see that scene.
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« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2009, 11:05:07 PM »




BIG FOOTS ASS AHAGHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


I immediately thought of a Charmin commercial when I saw that one. TeddyR
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« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2009, 06:13:47 AM »




I like big butts and I cannot lie....


I'll bet ya Bigfoot has dingleberries.
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« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2009, 06:27:27 AM »

This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.



Dude, this looks like some surrealistic weird dream:
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« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2009, 07:22:30 AM »




I'm guessing about 90% of the curse is his meaty rump...  TongueOut
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