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Old 20th July 2011, 01:08 PM
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How much of that was down to the fact that it was a lenticular sleeve, limited to 1000 copies though? If the lenticular sleeve wasn't limited (or indeed if the sleeve bore the same image but wasn't lenticular and wasn't limited), do you think it still would have sold as many copies on the day of release?
True. But, equally, if it had been a limited edition lenticular that featured a more, um, restrained image, would it have still sold out? It's hard to say.

However, I'm pretty sure I remember Almar saying a few years back that the sleazier, more explicit covers sell better than the classier covers.
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I think that's an excellent cover which strikes the right balance between classy and sleazy, exactly as the film does.
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The problem Shameless have is if they are going to feature a specific scene from the film on the cover then it will appear sleazy, nasty, gory etc. Be it Barbara Bouchet naked, a dead child, or a battered woman dying on a gravestone. It is an exploitation genre film after all.

Here's an exciting alternative pic you could use for a panel, sure to wow the punters.
Or maybe they should use this:




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I think that's an excellent cover which strikes the right balance between classy and sleazy, exactly as the film does.
Aside from Bouchet's nudity, I don't think it's sleazy at all.
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I hate sounding like such a moaner but I do think it deserves better.

Hopefully the reverse will be better.

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Aside from Bouchet's nudity, I don't think it's sleazy at all.
That's the only bit that makes it a little sleazy and I wouldn't change that bit at all!
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Or maybe they should use this:




I hope no ducklings were harmed in the making of that cover Pete.
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Looking at the cover again, it would seem more appropriate if it was the cover to Peeping Tom or Krzysztof Kieślowski's brilliantly erotic A Short Film about Love.
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While I'm not a massive fan of Panel A I understand where Shameless are coming from, it does cover a lot of the imagery from the film. Besides which Bouchet topless on the cover will entice a fair few buyers, don't forget that WE know the film isn't really that sleazy but the general buying public don't.
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In terms of in-store purchases, I don't know if it matters whether the artwork is 'good' or not as sales will be gained or lost on how interesting, appealing or eye-catching it is. I think this cover checks those boxes.
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