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Old 1st October 2011, 08:54 PM
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Default Have you ever felt embarrassed by a films artwork?

I have just bought Flavia the Heretic and Night Train Murders from HMV. When I got to the counter, the salesgirl looked at me like I was buying porn. I was ready to point out I needed something to watch whilst sharping my chainsaw...obviously, but doubt it would have change the fact.

Has a dvd artwork ever made you think twice? Jess Franco dvds can have that effect and don't get started on Mr Brass.
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Old 1st October 2011, 09:20 PM
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Old 1st October 2011, 09:29 PM
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Guess we just don't buy the same type of films.
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Old 1st October 2011, 09:44 PM
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Guess we just don't buy the same type of films.
I wouldn't be too sure about that!

As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't have any problem buying SalÚ or I Spit On Your Grave in a store. If I received a strange view from the salesgirl, I'd put on my dirtiest grin ever!

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Old 1st October 2011, 09:51 PM
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I wouldn't be too sure about that!

As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't have any problem buying SalÚ or I Spit On Your Grave in a store. If I'd receive a strange view from the salesgirl, I'd put on my dirtiest grin ever!

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My dirtiest grin probably comes across like the first on screen zombie in day of the dead. If I'd had a wonky haircut, those ninja style sandshoes or jeans that have baggy asses in them I might have passed for cool. Instead I get the 'oh here comes that dude who look like Woody Harelson...what s~** he buying this week.
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Old 1st October 2011, 10:24 PM
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Well, not in the same situation, as I rarely buy discs in physical stores, but when some of my wife's friends came here some weeks ago and were looking at my shelves I was hoping they didn't look at some Jess Franco DVDs...
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Old 1st October 2011, 10:41 PM
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Well, not in the same situation, as I rarely buy discs in physical stores, but when some of my wife's friends came here some weeks ago and were looking at my shelves I was hoping they didn't look at some Jess Franco DVDs...
I'm just waiting for the day my girlfriend has a closer look at my shelves. "'Strip Nude for Your Killer'? Oh, come on Paul!"
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Old 1st October 2011, 11:30 PM
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I don't get it. What's the deal? Are most people really still so coy and hung up on nudity, sex and violence in films?

Unless you are buying an instructional DVD entitled "Kidnapping and Raping the Pets of Shop Assistants" I don't see why one would even consider that the person behind the counter might react in any way other than the classic "bored but helpful".

If they thought twice about the covers of DVDs why would they work in a DVD shop?
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Old 2nd October 2011, 12:05 AM
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The cure for the "oh god, how can I buy it with a cover like this" is to buy a porno dvd, you will notice that sex shops won't give you a second glance, no different than buying your first condom or pack of ciggies, never let worry stop you watching a cracking good flick cause of a dodgy cover. Buy it and damn the torpedoes. Kinda like a right of passage.
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Old 2nd October 2011, 07:45 AM
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never with sleeves. The only time I ever felt self-concious buying something was when the newsagent tried to hide my copy of dark side magazine in my copy of the independent as if I was buying a porno mag!
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never with sleeves. The only time I ever felt self-concious buying something was when the newsagent tried to hide my copy of dark side magazine in my copy of the independent as if I was buying a porno mag!
Actually I used to work in a now long gone dvd/cd store and we started selling soft smut like ben dover. The covers were filthy, and every single person was nervous who bought them. Perhaps that was part of the thrill for them.
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Torso!

(^^And I have had some funny looks buying Fangoria in the past.)
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No, I've never felt embarassment in that sense.
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Old 2nd October 2011, 04:58 PM
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I work in blockbusters. Many moons ago we used to stock soft porn dvd's to rent and buy. Tragically we had to say the title aloud to the customer before purchase due to the high number of chancers returning stock saying they had been given the wrong item. This caused some problems as you can imagine. Generally the people buying these things tended to be nervouse overweight 40 year olds who react badly to being embarressed. in nine years time i'll be an overweight 40 year old so I need to start thinking about that soft porn collection pretty soon. I bought erotic witch project from a charity shop a few days back so thats a start I guess!
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