"The Complete Picture"|
This Charming Man
Original copies of the Europe DVD were packaged in a soft plastic case while reissues were packaged in a hard plastic one of the same size.
For the rest of the world, the front artwork was produced from a Dennis Hopper photo of man and woman sitting side by side at a table. It is titled "Biker Couple" and is taken from his 1986 collection "Out Of The Sixties". It is 'the complete picture' joining the two halves used for "Best...I" and "Best...II" albums. This is the only explanation for the title because the compilation doesn't include all Smiths videos and shouldn't therefore be titled "The Complete Picture".
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Japan: The promotional edition of the 1997 re-release on laserdisc is promo-marked on the 'label' and has a promo sticker on the back of the sleeve (confirmation needed). The promo version of the original DVD edition from 2000 has a white and red promo sticker over the barcode on the back and is promo-stamped on the DVD's inner rim.
Switzerland: An electronic press kit promoting this compilation was distributed on videocassette at the time of its release. A 12-track promo video compilation featuring videos not on "The Complete Picture" has been reported. This may or may not be the same as the video compilation titled "Montreux Reel" (MON067/14081) which featured material from "The Complete Picture" plus the videos for "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "Ask" (live) and "Shoplifters Of The World Unite".
USA: An advance copy of this video compilation was distributed inside a black die-cut card slipcase. A 2-track promo video (Warner 071086) featuring the videos for "How Soon Is Now?" and "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" is assumed to have been produced to promote this release although it could also have been meant to promote the "Best...I" and "Best...II" compilations. It could also date back to 1985.