Once Upon a Time in the West Primary Poster

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I think that the primary poster for Once Upon a Time in the West should be changed from rm3690409984 to rm1378371584. 

The current primary is the artwork from the DVD cover rather than an actual poster. It is incredibly unusual for a film as popular as this not to have an actual poster set as the primary image. The alternative is the original and most iconic poster for the film. It has a great design and stunning artwork whereas the current primary is visually dull and has characters poorly photoshopped on. The image is very good quality.

I'd be grateful if somebody could explain the rationale behind the decision to reject this suggestion. Thanks.
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Aaron

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The poster you suggest even has the rating M for Mature audiences, which was only used from 1968 to 1970, the first years of the MPAA rating system, which makes your suggested replacement a nice historical treasure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Association_of_America_film_rating_system#Replacement_o...

It's also an excellent scan; amazing how much detail is readable when you open the image in it's own tab and start zooming in!
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Hi Aaron,

Please use the "Suggest as primary image for C'era una volta il West (1968)" button on the image to submit a request to our data editors for review.

Regards,
Will
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Thanks, but I have already done this and been rejected. I was hoping you could explain why.

I cannot understand the justification for having a DVD cover as the primary image when a high quality image of the original and iconic poster is available. Almost every other mainstream film uses a poster as the primary image. Surely my suggestion should be approved?
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I have submitted the request again just now, with the reason "Current image is DVD cover. This poster is a high-resolution scan of a poster with the M rating, which was only used 1968-70." Confirmation number 180406-155948-982802

I'd like to point out that this was not at all obvious to me that I would find such an option after tapping the "Edit Tags" button. But since Will said it was there somewhere, I explored. Perhaps "Suggest as primary poster" should be another button on that bottom row of Image display?
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The primary image has been changed to the poster I suggested! Thanks!
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Must have been Will. My contribution is still Pending.