Mother, Jugs and Peeves

I hate head colds. Not that they’re related to the above blog title, but considering how I feel, I just thought I’d throw that out there.

No, one thing that bugs me is when dvd/movie poster designers have very clear reasons to line up a celebrity with their name, and yet… somehow… they don’t.

This one, for instance. Bill Cosby was Mother, and Raquel Welch was Jugs, but their names don’t line up. It would have been nice if they could have flipped the image, too.

As a publishing guy, let me just say… Argh.

It doesn’t affect the movie, of course, which is fortunate since it’s actually one of my favorites. If you like dark comedies, you should definitely check it out.

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2 thoughts on “Mother, Jugs and Peeves

  1. Topher Kersting

    It’s often a problem due to the actors’ contracts. If Ms. Welch was guaranteed top billing, then her name has to appear first on the poster. In this case it’s particularly odd, since Mr. Cosby gets top billing in the credits. They should have done what they did on the original movie poster: Put Ms. Welch’s name raised in the center, but this was probably some studio exec justifying his existence.

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