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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The official theatrical poster is again very painful to see!
Who makes these and most of all who approves these?!?!

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed. It looks like a first attempt at using Photoshop.

The colours aren't corrected, the logo is horrid, the layout is terrible and there are obvious photoshop artifacts.
Is it me or did they rip off the queen logo from the "Queen Complete Works" book?

http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Complete-Works-Georg-Purvis/dp/190528733X


It looks like an asian-bootleg DVD cover.

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote: It looks like an asian-bootleg DVD cover.


LOL... sad but true


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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen logo is from the Magic/Highlander period (check the single covers for Princes and WWTLF0)
It is a phenomenally bad poster. Someone has pointed out that the spotlight in the sky makes it look like War Of The Worlds.


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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The people are all scared because big Freddie is going to eat them!

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if it's the angle or the expression, but the image doesn't even look much like Freddie to me

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don t think also that the crowd is from That Evening !
It seems much more recent picture! Also in the QUEEN gig in 86, the field was not sold out..

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have anyone had a glance on the original Budapest cover from the VHS? That one is actually worse.


Basically blind em and deaf em in the first 10 minutes, and while they are recovering from that put in the less good songs
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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/hu/b/ba/Queen_-_live_in_budapest_vhs.jpg


Basically blind em and deaf em in the first 10 minutes, and while they are recovering from that put in the less good songs
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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Ok, worse, but only slightly.


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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't see the problem with it. It's a cinema poster to be put up in cinemas not a DVD cover. It's purpose is to attract attention from joe public, which I'm sure it will do.

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So would goatse. I think we can hope for a poster that looks like it wasn't created using Photoshop 1996.

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the great question, why only freddie on the poster???

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being himself a graphic designer, Freddie would hate all these crappy artworks and official posters.


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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote: So would goatse. I think we can hope for a poster that looks like it wasn't created using Photoshop 1996.


HAHAHA!! Freddie would love that Idea I'm sure!

And the original 'Live Magic' poster is by no means worse.. very 80s, but not worse.


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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dane wrote:


Rubbersuit wrote: So would goatse. I think we can hope for a poster that looks like it wasn't created using Photoshop 1996.


HAHAHA!! Freddie would love that Idea I'm sure!

And the original 'Live Magic' poster is by no means worse.. very 80s, but not worse.

True, but the way it was raped (read: edited) to create the original Budapest VHS cover is spine-chilling.


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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I couldn't resist and put something together..

Maybe GT or someone with connections can get it to the right people in time ;)




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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would maybe include something from this : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Statues_in_Budapest or this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Szabads%C3%A1g_Szobor.jpg - I think this is the statue used in the DoRo documentary footage

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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rubbersuit wrote:
Agreed. It looks like a first attempt at using Photoshop.
The colours aren't corrected, the logo is horrid, the layout is terrible and there are obvious photoshop artifacts.
Is it me or did they rip off the queen logo from the "Queen Complete Works" book?
http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Complete-Works-Georg-Purvis/dp/190528733X
It looks like an asian-bootleg DVD cover.

Ahahaha, you're right.


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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lostman wrote:
Rubbersuit wrote:
Agreed. It looks like a first attempt at using Photoshop.
The colours aren't corrected, the logo is horrid, the layout is terrible and there are obvious photoshop artifacts.
Is it me or did they rip off the queen logo from the "Queen Complete Works" book?
http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Complete-Works-Georg-Purvis/dp/190528733X
It looks like an asian-bootleg DVD cover.

Ahahaha, you're right.

Yes, Queen ripped off "Queen Complete Works". Didn't now that Queen needed to rip off their own logos.
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/queen/princes_of_the_universe___a_dozen_red_roses_for_my_darling/

Yes, you guessed right, the rip off is made by "Queen Complete Works"/Georg Purvis or whatever published that book without Queen's approval.