Covers and menus for Just The Smegs revealed!
And, yeah, it’s pretty good! I think the metallic border is a bit too fussy (especially since the back of the cover and the spine is black, which makes the transition a bit jarring) – I get the whole ‘Garbage Pod’ motif, but perhaps it could’ve been done a bit more subtly. It does kind of echo the original Smeg Outs VHS release, though. The menus are nice, clean and simple – as you’d expect from a ‘Just The…’ release, but I feel I must protest at both menus exclusively featuring series VII screen grabs! Tsk. Still, it’s a strong design and I do like the film strip on the cover, even though – as we all know – only series VII was shot on film(!).
While I’m here I’ll post these ‘packshots’ we got from 2|entertain today as they’re EVER SO SLIGHTLY different to the versions we got on TOS (yes, look, the shadows are different on the Just The Smegs one, and The Bodysnacther Collection cover actually hasn’t been seen as a proper box yet… ok? Look, it’s showing off its slipcase and everything, the filthy whore) and I get excited about these sorts of things.
It has to be said, I think the Bodysnatcher cover looks a lot better in that picture than it has in the past. Maybe I’m just being dazzled by the hugely glossy surface they’ve expertly balanced it on?