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Any word on a seperate Complete Season 4 release

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by TopperFraggle, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    *lol* I almost thought that was Fraggle Rock season 4 when I first read it :3. Since this is that section and all ;)
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Jamie, the whole thread (including recent comments) pertain to Fraggle Season 4.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oh. I misread it. Still, it's not a Get Smart thread. And if I'd come here looking for the Fraggle Season 4 set news the same thing would have happened. :p
  4. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    I hope Fraggle Season 4 news comes soon too, and that it’s delivered to this thread.

    Comments over the last three days have delved into shows in similar home video situations as Fraggle, not just Get Smart. The release patterns of these shows reflect options HIT could have chosen before their contract expired two months ago.

    And hopefully it represents options Henson might choose in the near future.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I only brought that up to show that other companies that randomly released the complete series have retroactively decided to release single volume season sets. I still think had the HIT! license hung around for one year longer, we would have had S4 of FR separately released. I still don't get the logic that they use the same disks, and they'd just have to print/burn more of them and put them into another box, and it still wasn't considered.
  6. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    Very good point :)
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It was that one misleading post that simply read:

    "And Season 4 is announced for September 8th"

    that lead me to believe it was Muppet-related news. When read alone it appears as if it's Muppety news as this is not a General Discussion thread. It was a misstep and I'm over it. We all make them. Just bites to be elated for one moment to have dashed hopes the next. Either way this thread was about FR so it would happened anyway. :coy: However, it was still a misleading post to Fraggle fans.
  8. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    We fraggle fans are use to dashed hopes, they sit right next to where my Mokey plush would be :(.
  9. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    I thought quoting my own statement was reference enough. My apologies for any confusion.
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I should have read the previous posts before the last one. I just clicked that Season 4 link and was perplexed for a moment.

    On another note, I hope the new Henson licenses go to a company with above board strategies. The Fraggle Rock DVD set bait and switch was not in the Fraggley spirit. The Mindstyle folk promoted the idea of Fraggle figures but never delivered. I think the Fraggle brand speaks for itself. It doesn't need a gimmick. :smirk:
  11. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I've always thought that you don't need anything extra when there is so much radish/vegetable based you could do with fraggles :). Mix that with music and they sell themselves IMHO. Maybe the world just needs a reminder how wonderful braking into song can be?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I still think most of the problems stem from the rumors that the Fraggle Rock film was to be released this year. You know, the ones made a while back (2007 or so) when we got word it was being considered and written. Unfortunately, only we knew that they only wrote the treatment. But somehow, I guess Mindstyle and HIT thought the movie was coming out by 2010... so S4 and the toys would be released to coincide with the movie. The movie ain't coming out until 2011 at the earliest if things go smoothly, and now Mindstyle and Hit's licenses expired. Still think it was butt backwards to release the complete series BEFORE they released S4.... a complete series would have been perfect to coincide with the movie... more so than a hold out single season.

    Remember when FR S3 was released? One of the original bonus features was a sneak peak of the movie? Something tells me that's the reason why they wanted to delay it. And when it wasn't coming soon enough, Hit dropped the license (and possible Mindstyle). At least that's the impression I'm under. I'm still a bit skeptical about this new company. I don't even like the name of it... sounds too generic.
  13. wemblingalong

    wemblingalong Active Member

    True it does sound generic, but I wasn't impressed with Hit at all. Many of the DVDs released by them were a disappointment. As for the 4th season not being available separately that was just awful! I'm glad people from all over sounded the Fraggle horn and boycotted the boxed set in peaceful protest. :smirk:
  14. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Yeah but the thing is it really doesn't matter if people "boycotted" the box set (I didn't I was totally happy to get it for christmas, :excited:) cause whether it sold though the roof or didn't sell very much at all, it was still the end of the contract between Hit entertainment and Henson.
  15. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Right. And HIT likely knew it wouldn't be renewed, so they turned greedy. Considering the circumstances and the calendar, I'm pretty sure they were never going to release Season 4 once they decided to do the complete series. Not even their ill-informed customer service reps got wind of anything different that time.

    And now it's up to Henson.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Again... they did perfectly well until the end of the license when they got greedy and lazy. Mostly lazy (and I wouldn't doubt Lionsgate pushed them into screwing up the DVD release... if anyone pays attention to how Lionsgate releases DVDs, you would know what I'm talking about). I'm still dumbfounded that a distribution company needs a distribution company (what's that about?) But in the several years Hit was doing the Fraggles we saw merchandise and DVD's... very well thought out DVD's with amazing bonus features no other company would do for a show that didn't just come out. The fact we didn't get Mokey and Matt plushes was more the fault of the retailers not wanting to continue to stock them. prototypes were made, so the toy company and Hit wanted to get them out.

    And, also the movie... everyone thought the movie was to come out this year, and I'm guessing the delays the movie has come through have killed most of the other projects (the Mindstyle toys for one).
  17. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    Now I know I haven't made a new post on this thread in a fair while and I'll sound like a complete idiot saying this (tiring day) but this isn't making the dvds come any faster so it would help to really mostly post updates but then again I'm not The Count or anyone so I'm not in charge, I'll probably regret saying this lol.:)
  18. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Ok man I don't want to rude or nothing, but there isn't going to be any updates. I mean I truly believe that if you're just going to wait for a season four release, well honestly I think you're in for a loooong wait. Don't get me wrong, I can't blame you, it's a total bummer that we all paid hard earned money for the first three seasons only not to get a seperate season four. But still I enjoyed what Hit entertainment was doing for the time being.

    It really doesn't matter what is posted on this thread, right now there is no such thing as a season four update and truthfully it really doesn't look like their will be anytime soon.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I third that.... this has just become a "Let's bash Hit, despite the fact we wouldn't even have had so much as a single 3 episode release on DVD without their initial vision." thread. It's all but closed now.
  20. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Totally agree with that point.

    But all I'm saying is if we all just leave this thread as an "updates only" thread, than it won't get any posts for a long while.

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