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Muppet Show Season 1-3 on Bluray

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Alvin, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Does anyone know if there are plans for season 1-3 of the Muppet Show to be released on Bluray? then the impending question...when will season 4 be released???
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    They didn't even release season 4 on DVD. I don't think Disney's even thinking of re-releasing the first three seasons. Maybe in seven years or so.
  3. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Bummer...that's a shame...they could really market those with the release of "The Muppets" on DVD and Bluray on the 20th.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If they just re-release the ALREADY released first three seasons, I'm sure we'd all be a whole lot annoyed and angry. I mean, unless season 1's rights are renegotiated and we get the missing songs put back in... at least 90% of the fan base would double dip for it if we get to see Vincent Price's manic performance of "You got a Friend." Sure, you can see it on youtube, but dang if it isn't worth spending another 30 bucks to see that again.

    It's just the annoying problems they refuse to disclose regarding the now 3 year gap, especially since there was a 2 year gap between the first and second release. Not only should we have the entire series by now, but we would have had them 2 years before the movie was even released, and we'd be finishing up Muppets Tonight if it was split into 2 seasons.

    There is no hope for this being released with the movie's DVD like everyone predicted. We would have had news of that before the DVD's release.

    Like I said before, I can wait 10000000000 years to get these DVD's. Fine. I don't care. It's the fact that Disney refuses to disclose on why there's such an annoying hold up that's bugging me now. If it's a music rights issue that has to be re-negotiated, fine. Understandable. if it's just sheer unwillingness to release anything in season set form, inexcusable.
  5. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    They are putting six episodes on the Blu-Rays at Target!
  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I hope they'll just put some episodes of Muppets Tonight on the bonus features on one of the seasons. I don't think I would buy Muppets Tonight separatley.
  7. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    At Target...gotcha...will watch for that...
    AND since technically since Disney owns the Muppets now...wouldn't that cover everything they have done including season 1-3?
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    You've Got a Freind didn't make it on the DVD due to copyright issues.
    And the Target thing, I suggest you look for it on the release date at a Target store, it's already sold-out online and will probably sell out fast at the stores too.
  9. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Crap...Ok thanks!
  10. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I believe (but don't know for sure yet) that the bonus disc from Target with the episodes on, is going to be a DVD, and only the film is going to be a Blu-Ray. :(
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's a thing about music rights. If you put music in a show, even if your characters sing them with different lyrics, you still don't own them. And while it sounds like a simple exchange of money, a lot of music rights holders are... well, let's say joyless old fogies that don't even own so much as a record and only love music for the money it brings them. Sometimes they'll let you renegotiate and just pay them an overly generous royalty, other times they'll be obstinate poo brain and refuse to let you use a song you already got the rights to use years before, but have no qualms about using it in a laxative ad... EVEN at the protest of the family of the deceased musician. Truth be told, Elvis's family threw a big stink when some talentless ad man used "Viva Las Vegs" rewritten with classy lyrics to sell Viagra. Raised a stink yes, could do a dang thing about it, no.

    The theory is that it has something to do with the Michael Jackson estate's ownership of songs MJ bought in the 80's... including half rights to Beatles songs. it's very complicated from there... but estates are even MORE head up their butt obstinate than crotchety old music rights holders. That's why we haven't seen any John Denver and the Muppets re-releases. Dude that runs his estate is a freaking moron that the fans want Michael Eisnered out of there. That's what I think... the John Denver episode is in limbo because of the imbecile that owns that estate. There's probably something with Lucas and the Star Wars episode, but then if Lucas had a problem with Disney, we probably wouldn't see this:


    Rights of character issues ARE different when it comes to film, but I don't think even George would screw a relationship like that up. I'd tend to think he'd be happy to see that on DVD. Mainly because it's not the Christmas special.

    Even if that were the case, I'd rather see NO Star Wars or John Denver episode than no season 4 or 5 at all. But the Michael Jackson theory sounds reasonable.

    But if this is just because Disney sucks at Season Set releases, there's NO excuse there.

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