I love The Asylum. There's no irony there. I'm one of the few weirdos on this planet who actively embraces a studio that releases schlock after schlock, month after month. To say I have a soft spot in my blackened, cinematic heart for their bottom-of-the-barrel mockbusters would be a lie. More accurately, part of my heart was replaced long ago by a shunt made of bad movies with bad "special" effects starring people who haven't been heard from in a long, long time. If you were to remove said shunt from my system, a little part of me would die inside. Then again, that may not be a bad thing, as clearing my Syfy channel recordings would free up a ton of space on my DVR.

Today marks the release of Princess of Mars on DVD, a landmark of sorts for the low-budget studio. This is the first time they've been able to both piggyback off a current release (the cover claims it is "The classic story that inspired James Cameron's Avatar) and pre-emptively piggyback off a future release (Pixar's John Carter of Mars), which is a coup I can only imagine they are still patting themselves on the back for pulling off. So in honor of their creative apex, I'd like to throw some love/hate to seven of their best DVD covers.

Of course, this being the Asylum we're talking about, best has a whole new meaning.
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