Media Home Entertainment had the best video covers for early 80’s slashers – so good they managed to filter down to Australia intact whereas the region would usually get an altered style or campaign. Home Sweet Home is as good an example as any, indicative of the qualities that made Media stand out.
On first notice that Media would shrink the poster art into a box would be, these days, blasphemy but that’s part of what made Media’s covers work – the colored box frame put emphasis on the company more than the individual movie and thus instilled a confidence in the customer. Different colors for different movies, usually intentionally clashing with the color of the film logo, made the spines pop out on the shelf. Back covers would use the template of a short no-nonsense synopsis and four photos. You could always count on Media.