Discotek re-releasing green jacket box set at discounted price!
Discotek and retailer RightStuf are teaming up to release a discounted version of their green jacket DVD set.
While the 1969 pilot film will still be included, all of the previous special features will not. That means you will have to purchase the older set if you would like to read Reed’s liner notes and listen to fan commentary.
The re-issue will retail for only $25.99 and features some stylish new package art. The new Discotek Lupin logo designed by Brady Hartel (who currently has a Cagliostro image as his Twitter header… wink wink nudge nudge) also replaces the previous gold bar logo.
We can’t help but notice the new “TV collection” logo. Hopefully Discotek will be using this logo again in the future as a red jacket release in this style would look fantastic next to that green tinted cover art!
The new set will release on the 27th of May in the United States.
Hi this is a thing I designed. It’s cool that people seem to dig it! The cover has a really cool wrap-around glass shatter effect to it. I’ll try to post some images of it when it comes out.
I’ve had that Cagliostro header in my twitter header since before I ever did any work for Discotek though.
Got in a conversation today with my Big Boss, Simon Carless, about 1990s BBS and internet culture stuff — stuff that’s long gone.
One thing that I was very into then was the dial up BBS. There were all kinds of local BBSes… Actually, I better actually explain this a bit for people who didn’t live…
Read this history lesson about ANSI because it’s awesome.
OOPS, YOU DIDN’T PRESS UP IN TIME.
KEVIN SPACY DIDN’T SUCCESSFULLY MAKE A BACK-ALLEY DEAL BEHIND THE LINCLN MEM.
(if only they still made full motion video based games… Idea courtesy swamitime.)
So if you watched Salty Cupcakes last night, you know we announced that the new version of Skullgirls after the publisher swap will be called Skullgirls Encore.
A lot of people have asked me for this particular piece of art for a while, so here’s the XMB background in full res, uncompressed!
Here's the link!
You can make a desktop out of it or summat, ey?
Whenever I see people talk about “Dokes”, this is all I can ever think of. Big ups to Mike Toole for inspiring the rhyme.
I think nerds do, yeah. A lot of people seem to think that picking out plot holes or logical inconsistencies, usually really small ones that have no impact on the dramatic arc of the narrative, is more fun than involving yourself in the story or the characters and makes you “smarter” than the filmmakers. Witness those “everything wrong with [insert movie]” videos that are nothing but bullshit nitpicks that have all the valuable, insightful critical analysis of a wet bag of dog poop.
Normally the stuff that gets pointed out as a “flaw” or a “mistake” is either a meaningless continuity error or some minor bit of plot convenience that’s required to get the story from point A to point B. In bad movies, these conveniences are so huge that they take you right out of the story and all you can think about is how ridiculous the leap of logic is. In good movies, even noticeable plot holes don’t matter because you’re so wrapped up in the drama/comedy/whatever and you care about the story and the characters enough to just go with it. A lot of people are very resistant to even the idea of the latter, so we wind up with a bunch of pointless, insight-free nitpicking disguised as “film criticism”.
The best film criticism isn’t about “gotcha, now I’m smarter than the screenwriters” posturing - it’s about appreciation, about understanding what the filmmakers were attempting to do and if they were successful in terms of execution. Movies are, by and large, all about how they make you feel, what they make you think about, how the characters build, how the story unfolds. Focusing on “hey, there’s no way that car could’ve made that jump!” or “that computer OS doesn’t operate that way!!” is missing the point. That stuff can be fun to point out in a movie that’s failing on most levels, but if you’re watching something that is genuinely dramatically gripping and the only thing you have to offer in analysis and discussion is a bunch of myopic nitpicking, you’re doing it wrong.
James Harvey did this cool breakdown of the Akira logo. Everybody who knows me knows how much I’m into analyzing fonts used in packaging and logotypes, so it’s cool to see someone else interested. Haettenschweiler is also the font used for the Metal Gear series, by the way. Here's some info about it. Here's what James had to say:
I’m seeing a number of different attempts at recreating the Akira font floating around, to varying degrees of accuracy. So, I had a go and put this guide together for anyone who wants to have a crack at doing it themselves, either for Bartkira or for particularly intense wedding/christening invitations.
I can’t make it out to the show myself, but I hope you can because it’ll be great!! Bye!
How do you keep up with all this stuff, Mariel. D: