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Muppets Season 1 releases Aug 9, 2005

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, May 20, 2005.

  1. Whatever Active Member

    I agree!
  2. Mr.Penguin Member

    :D :D I'm buyin' this the day it comes out! Beautiful cover too!
  3. MrsPepper Active Member

    Well, if it was filmed for TV, they wouldn't be able to have a widescreen version, would they? They'd have to edit the picture, and it would be an unnecessary hassle.

    I agree with subtitles, though. They come in handy alot. And you discover really interesting lines you wouldn't have caught otherwise. Moulin Rouge, anyone? "Frank is living in my FOOT." ;)

    Um, also, is anyone else worried that the felt covers will up the price?
  4. GelflingWaldo New Member

    It was shot in widescreen and edited in widescreen. If you had a widescreen TV you would have seen it broadcast in widescreen and the NYC premiere was in widescreen too. They have a widescreen version available, they just opted not to use it.






    The price is already set at $39.99 retail (but store discounts will make it less). I have bought some other box sets that come in textured packaging and the price has not really been affected by it. The felt cover will make it cost a little more to make, but in the end the cost per-set will not be effected that greatly (or noticeably) by using felt vs. if they used plain cardboard.
  5. MrsPepper Active Member

    Well, thank you for answering both questions.
    If it was shot in widescreen, that would make a difference, then. I never knew tv movies were edited, I always assumed they tape them like they would a tv show.
    Okay, that makes sense. But I live in Canada, and my worry is that because of the exchange rate, (and add shipping if I pre-order it from Disney) that it will end up being much more than $50 canadian. :sympathy:
  6. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Greg, do we Yet know if this will be released in England?

    And/or Mwoo. I am getting the gitters.
  7. HPDJ Member

    Yeah, I think I'm gonna have to get a multi-reigon player sometime soon!
  8. MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  9. morthimmer New Member

    Muppet Danny, I've tried to post a message before but I don't know if I did it right... here is what I wrote in it....
    I found a link in an Amazon page where they sell all 5 seasons on DVD, they have artwork and the price is $199 USD, you can see the page here

    http://empiricalfilm.com/products.php?iProductID=308&iCollectionID=77

    What do we know about this?, I think is not an official product but I have some dutes about it because I think in Amazon doesn't sell illegal products.
  10. Kimp the Shrimp Active Member


    this is so illeagil copy
  11. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Certainly is...
  12. Douglas Fir New Member

  13. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It depends on exactly how they do it, and what they do. Sometimes remastering means they just fix a few things here and there. I think the Bullwinkle sets (in certain episodes) really made progress. In fact, the first episodes on the season one disk did an amazing job of making it sound and look new. But sometimes they use restored when they mean to say remastered, and only the picture looks a bit clearer than the original source.

    But Digital is slightly better than analogue in certain cases. Depending on the disk or disks. Things are usually clearer than video, but there is some pixilation on certian things.

    But what it all comes down too is that it's much better than having to rewind and fast forward.
  14. anathema Active Member

    Digital is - by definition - poorer quality than analogue. DVD is capable of vastly superior quality to VHS, but that's not saying much :)
  15. MJTaylor Member

    Everything I have read about the season 1 set sounds good. I hope it does well and that it will lead to Disney releasing it in Australia. If it does I will buy it. Same with Fraggle Rock. :)
  16. MrsPepper Active Member

    I preordered my set yesterday at Future Shop, and got a reasonable price for it too. :D
  17. Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

  18. Toast New Member

    Hello Muppet fans! I'm new to this forum and am happy to be here! This is my very first post!

    I have to say that I am thrilled to have the Muppets first season on DVD and I will let all you Canadians know where the best place to buy it will be!

    The furry cover is a great idea.
  19. MrsPepper Active Member

    Ah, welcome, my fellow Canuck! :D Muppet Central is awesome, you'll love it here.
    I've ordered my set at Futureshop for 39$, which I didn't think was too bad considering I'm picking it up in store (as in, no shipping fees tacked on, only tax). If you end up finding it somewhere else cheaper, I'll feel pretty silly!
  20. Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    5 weeks to the release

    sorry 6 wks left

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