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Fake Criterion Covers

A collection of fake Criterion covers that have surfaced online.

Imagine if George Lucas decided to release the original Star Wars trilogy through the Criterion Collection.

The home video company are renowned for their editions of “important classic and contemporary films” and their tasteful covers.

A thread over at MUBi has highlighted a lot of imaginative redesigns of notable films in the ‘Criterion style’, including Star Wars, Die Hard and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This gallery features some of the more notable examples:

> WSJ article on Fake Criterion covers
> Official Criterion site

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail

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