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Fraggle Rock on DVD - Region 2

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by BlueFrackle, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Hey Guys,

    Fraggle Rock is coming to Region 2 DVD (Europe).

    It will be released in France on September 15th.

    It will also have the Original English soundrtrack !

    Im not sure how they will work out the British Matt segments tho, Or the British 'Captain' segments.

    Extras -
    • Bloopers
    • Interviews
    • Making of Fraggle Rock
    • English/French Audio

    It will be 30 episodes this year, And another 30 next year and then the remainder the year after.

    They will be produced by LCJ Editions, a French DVD copmpany.

    They also say that it is an Eternal Edition.

    See ya
    BlueFrackle
  2. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    What about in AMERICA!!!!!! eeeeek!
  3. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Great news. Did the French actually have original Captain/Matt segments or did they just dub over the English ones ? Thats the only way i can see them pulling this off with English audio without resorting to subtitles.
  4. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Luke,

    Im not sure abut the Matt segments, But they did have French 'Doc' segments.

    I should think those parts would have subtitles, Or you get an option to watch the whole British episode with the Captain and UK Matt segments ?

    See ya
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    THANK GOODNESS FOR REGION FREE PLAYERS!

    Hey BlueFrackle!

    This is the news I've been waiting for! Unlike most people, I dont care at all about an american release, as I have a master dvd player (ie: can play every single media format on a shiny disc) that has region free. Folks, this might be it as far as FR dvds, so get your region free dvd player (usually the off or generic brands, which are cheaper anyways)
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just think that it's stupid and confusing that they have different formats for these things. Europe has PAL, we have NcST PH. D. E I E I O or something. That drives me nuts to no extent. If so, we'd be able to grab some British Fraggles DVDs and play'em here with-out expensive equiptment or those pricey conversions.

    And besides, don't DVD's have different Language soundtracks anyway?
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I just think that it's stupid and confusing that they have different formats for these things. Europe has PAL, we have NcST PH. D. E I E I O or something. That drives me nuts to no extent<<<

    thats true, but with a dvd player like daewoo or any number of off brand names, theres no such thing as regions or PAL or ntsc or a difference between vcd-vcdr-cdr. Heck, Im hoping fans start ripping specials like the Weezer half hour, Swamp Years, and I LOVE THE MUPPETS BBC special to cdr/vcd rips!
  8. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hey Corey

    I know you can get region free players in the states but how the heck do you get a PAL signal on a NTSC TV set - they are totally different display formats ? I take it you must have some kind of PAL compatible TV set as well ?
  9. HombreDeSilla

    HombreDeSilla New Member

    >how the heck do you get a PAL signal on a NTSC TV set - they >are totally different display formats

    Dunno about Corey but I know the codefree player I have has the option to translate the Pal signal to NTSC or vice versa. PAL video tends to 'move' a bit oddly on my NTSC tv but it's better than nothing.

    -Steve
  10. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    The region-free/all-region DVD players that work on NTSC TVs have a converter included in the unit that converst the PAL signal to NTSC. I would think it's just as easy to get one that will convert an NTSC signal to PAL.

    It's more difficult with VHS. NTSC to PAL converters are relatively cheap, but getting a unit to convert a PAL signal to NTSC is another story. Those start in at about $400.
  11. WOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!! The fraggles are comin', the fraggles are comin'!! :D :D :D

    *has no idea if his DVD player is "region free" or whatever, but sure hopes so*
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    luke:

    >>>I know you can get region free players in the states but how the heck do you get a PAL signal on a NTSC TV set - they are totally different display formats ? I take it you must have some kind of PAL compatible TV set as well ?<<<

    Well heres the thing. I used to have an expensive dvd player. Then my mom gave me some very generic dvd player she won,
    and once i showed what it could do...i took back my other dvd player and now all my friends have generic 'master' dvds. These things are incredible: dvd all region even pal, vcd/vcd-cdr/svcd,
    photo cds, cds/cdr music, mp3s...everything except console video games!

    the signal? I dont know, but when i pop in my uk playstation region europe dvd, it plays FINE! I even got a huge flatscreen, and monster video/audio cables...so everybody over to cory's house for MTM and MFC! hehe I just want people to start converting never gonna be available to dvds tv specials to vcd! hehe. Anyways, I know people in europe that have these too, so they can play ntsc on their tvs.

    Now PAL vcr? nope, thats wayyyyy to expensive to convert, as man i wish i could get a hold of the US banned song of the south and some other disney oddities.

    So Luke/War/Jog/etc...what JHC dvds are there in europe that arent here? I heard storyteller and soon FR, but what else?
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    oh yea...the hoobs

    BTW, i know luke and some others said the hoobs wasnt the greatest show, but im still curious (i still havent even seen big bag) i was wondering why the hoobs even tho scheduled, never came to us cable? also, is bear in the big blue house in europe, or just US? If its one or the other, Im SO glad we get Bear. I love that show. I have idea thats would expand the format and make it cooler, but oh well. The Hoobs isnt like a bunch of muppets behind an anything muppet 'wall' ala sesame is it?
  14. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory,

    We also have Of Muppets and Men on DVD.

    And something about Season Box Sets of The Muppet Show in France around the same time as the Fraggle Rock releases.

    See ya
  15. Animal

    Animal New Member

    Hey BlueFrackle,

    GREAT news! But where did you get that info???
    Any pages where I can read more about this and the season box-sets of Muppet Show you´re talking about???

    *Hans*
  16. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Hans,

    Hey,
    I got this information from a TV Researcher in France.
    I got the Fraggle Rock info from him too.

    He said Thirty at first then Season by Season on DVD.

    We will find out what this all means in September !

    I'll keep you all updated !

    See ya
  17. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hey Corey

    We get Bear, as well as Moppatop, as well as Hoobs, as well as other Henson stuff on Nickelodeon and it's offshoot channels. Basically we do better than most other countries Henson-wise.

    Hoobs actually i now rate more than i ever used to - i spent a week reviewing it for Toughpigs and i got really into it and spoke to some of the folks behind it. The people behind it have worked on a few of the Muppet Movies and other Henson TV shows. It really is turning into something very Fraggle Rock-ish. It was supposed to come to the Odyssey Channel in the states but when Hallmark bought out of the Henson TV deal 'Hoobs' got nixed as part of that. Hoobs is definitely not a bunch of anything Muppets - they all have their own characters and are styled very differently, plus the music is i would say well at the standard of the Muppet Show or Fraggle. It takes a while to get into but i think it is something that has really gone underated just because it isn't on in the states yet.
  18. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Re: Cory,

    Where are you getting this information from?
  19. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Scott,

    From the same French Person i got the Fraggle Rock DVD info from.

    We'll have to wait till September to know what is actually happening, I know im gonna see what happens in France before i buy the Columbia Realeses.
    Id much rather Season Box Sets than Best of Discs...

    See ya
  20. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    The thing about French DVD's is that even with the english language track, the French will always be the one that plays when you first turn the disc on and change the audio track. Not saying that matters too much but it is a bit more fiddly than English discs.


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