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From the Annals of Bad DVD Art – The Mechanic

This phenomenon seems to happen so often I’m going to start keeping track of it. Movies that have stylish, attractive, even innovative posters get the blandest, most boring and same-old DVD covers. The latest offender goes from a Saul Bass-esque throwback that’s eye-catching and intriguing to a cover that looks like a straight-to-video reject from the ’80s, right down to the italicized cast names and tagline. I just don’t get why they go to the trouble of getting really nice poster art and then throw it away for the DVD.