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The cover art is mimicry of the Criterion Collection, a line of DVDs / Blu-Rays of "significant" films (often the outputs of notable auteurs like Kurosawa or Truffaut but also things like Armageddon) Criterion is credited with inventing commentary tracks and special features back in the early 90's when they were still relegated to laserdiscs. They are expensive (a single film usually runs $60-100, generally) but all aspects of the package are held to ridiculously high standards, from the minimalist cover art to liner notes to the picture, which is usually remastered by hand over the course of several years from original prints. They usually contain essays on the film by film scholars and numerous commentary tracks from the cast & crew but also film scholars, all of which tend to be excellent. Most of the time they contain at least one feature-length documentary on the film. By and large they are the ultimate film package. For a cinephile they are an absolutely perfect gift.


The Seven Samurai, as an example

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yes, these covers are really...awesome *cough*






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