I was re-watching the DVD for Swallowtail Butterfly that I bought after watching the film on YouTube xD – and Because I’m cheap, I bought the Hong Kong version, when the Japanese version comes with English subtitles. I don’t think it’s the DVD per se, but the way it was shot. I don’t really know what it is, it’s scratchy, and it could certainly be because the film is kinda old. However, I would like to see a clean better release by Criterion… of all of Shunji Iwai written and directed films~
I think my favorite covers are between Hana & Alice and Love Letter. I like the “softness” or maybe I’m just more in the mood for sakura blossoms, and snowy landscapes. I was actually gonna go with the ballet theme, but it made it seem like a darker theme and not at all bubbly… though my first concept had to do with Alice’s card deck, but I couldn’t find a perfect card.