Joe Swanberg’s Hannah Takes the Stairs is now available on DVD (with the popular SXSW 2007 Hannah trailers as “extras”). Like many DVD releases, the artwork for the DVD box is very different than the one-sheet poster used for the film’s theatrical release. A few people have noted that the image used on the Hannah DVD gives a very different vibe than the one-sheet. Personally, I think the DVD cover does its job: if you’re walking around Blockbuster and you’re looking for a good romantic drama, Hannah will look like it delivers. The DVD art resembles the kind of 1990s romantic-comedy DVD boxes we got with angst/romance films such as Kicking & Screaming or Reality Bites, and that’s good company to be in if you ask me. That said, Hannah Takes the Stairs co-star Kent Osborne has a few things to say about the new DVD art (which features him on the far right):
this is the DUMBEST cover ever! this picture says NOTHING about the movie. (for those who haven’t seen it, the movie is about a young woman who dates three different guys) this picture makes it look like it’s about two girls and a guy who are all friends, and then there’s this OTHER weird guy who wants to be in their club and he ends up killing them.