Check Out These Stunning Artistic Blu-Ray Covers for Sony Movies
Who would've thought it would be Best Buy bringing us awesome DVD covers? It is our general policy to skip most DVD/Blu-ray news, however this time I'm making an exception because this artwork is fantastic and I need to pay some compliments to whoever came up with this. A new promo called Project Pop Art has been announced involving Sony re-releasing 16 cult movie hits on Blu-ray this November. Each Steelbook Blu-ray is wrapped in gorgeous pop art from designers all over the world curated by Gallery 1988. They've chosen a handful of bestseller hits including The Fifth Element, Superbad, District 9, Snatch, Taxi Driver, Das Boot, Stripes, even The Who movie Tommy. All of them turned out great - see below.
While this artwork is from Gallery 1988, the actual Blu-rays can be pre-ordered directly from Best Buy and you can own these exactly as they look (which is pretty damn cool). These covers rival 20th Century Fox's artwork debuted at Comic-Con this summer for a special one-off Blu-ray promotion. Everyone knows that DVD/Blu-ray covers somehow always end up with the worst art the marketing department can find, usually much worse than any movie poster art, and even filmmaker complaints won't get them to change it. So it's actually kind of exciting to see some custom covers like this officially approved by the studio, not to mention readily available to purchase. They've gotta do something to revamp Blu-ray sales again during the holidays.
Check out these cool Blu-ray covers with the images coming from Entertainment Weekly - click for bigger:
Honestly, all of these covers above are impressive, and I might be order a few of them just because they are so good looking. My favorites are: The Fifth Element, of course since I'm a huge fan, Taxi Driver is amazing, Das Boot and Drive are awesome, Snatch is fantastic and really love Dr. Strangelove with the text overtop of him in the chair like that. I need to get them! Pre-ordering (with release around Nov 23rd in time for Black Friday) is available now on BestBuy.com, just go to their site and search for the movie you want and you'll see the cover listed as "Only @ Best Buy" and "Steelbook". The art is curated by Gallery 1988, and we expect them to eventually sell prints. Artist info listed for each on EW.com. Which ones are you getting?