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Pre-Order Muppets Letters to Santa DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Jun 23, 2009.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" is coming to DVD in September. You can now pre-order and save 30% off the regular price. The special release with feature the entire special, fifteen minutes of deleted scenes, a documentary-style featurette and much more.

    Since most of us will be getting the Letters to Santa DVD, we'd like to mention that if you order the release from Amazon using this link, a small portion of your order will go to Muppet Central to help keep the site, forum and radio running smoothly. It's a great way to help MC and get a great price on the DVD set with a low-price guarantee. We greatly appreciate each person that helps support MC by placing orders through the site.

    If you haven't read it, here's an insightful interview from the Letters to Santa writers...

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/letters_to_santa.shtml

  2. Andibcool

    Andibcool Member

    Hmm dont know but is that DVD worth it ?
    Ive seen the TV special on the net for free.
    Maybe for 10-15 $ for the DVD i would say ok but 27$ retail price ? Even with preorder its still 19$ not sure if the extras are worth it.
  3. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i wanna buy it so bad and help MC, but i'm already trying to get my parents to buy me something else. and when i ask for more than one thing, i always end up with nothing at all.
  4. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I'm looking forward to this release, but that price is asking for alot for a single disc DVD.

    I mean I know $27.99 is suggested retail price, but man, if it's just like 20 bucks that's still pretty costly. It was only an hour long tv special and even with those extra features I can't see spending that much money on it, :sympathy:, I'm sorry to say.

    I'm guessing and hopefully thinking that Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart (much as it bugs to say that one) and most other places will sell it for half that price, :smirk:. It would be nice to help out this site and just pre-order for that $18.99 price, but in these tough times, speaking for myself here) I've been much more tight about how I'll spend my money than I use to be.
  5. Lori

    Lori New Member

    Fill me in, please

    So there I was about to watch the new Muppet movie on tv when my husband and I got into an argument:grouchy:. I was so mad and the movie was ruined because I missed half of it. I could care less about extra sleeves and cost. I'm not rich, but muppets are muppets and if it's available I've got to have it. Loves and hugs to the muppets.:flirt:
  6. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Everyone here is a big Muppet fan hence why we join.

    I'm speaking for myself here, but even though I'm a huge Muppet fan I can't and won't paid that much money for a single disc DVD, :mad:. I'm more than happy to spend 30 bucks on a Muppet show season set or Sesame Street old school volumes. I was happy to spend 40 bucks on the Fraggle seasons. But that much money for a single disc dvd, :smirk:, I'm sorry but if I were to spend that kind of money, I better be meeting Kermit the Frog at the same time. Even if that price was like half at Wal-Mart or so for about 15 dollars, I would still find that steep, but I would go ahead and buy it.

    Just yesterday, I bought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Season 7, part 4, which is a single disc dvd and cames with a little Raphael toy, that was only for ten bucks, a very fair price.

    I'm sorry but this tv special wasn't even that good to justify a suggested retail price of 30 bucks, no way, sorry. I'll save the 30 bucks for season four of the Muppet show, I'll be waiting longer, but the price for those DVD sets is totally fair, unlike this one.
  7. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i agree. dvds seem to just be so expensive. there is no sense in buying ONE dvd for almost 30 dollars.
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    for the price there better be some good extra featurs.
  9. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I'm sure once the DVD is released in retail outlets such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, it will be sold for less than that, the question is, how much less? Even it was 20 dollars at those places, I'm sorry to say, I would still have to pass, :sympathy:. 15 dollars is still kind of pushing it, but I would most likely buy for it. $10 would be a fair price.

    Plus maybe I would be more more willing to spend the 15 to 20 dollars if I felt the extra features would something really worth checking out. I mean a single disc dvd better be loaded with extras if asking for that price. But right now I don't feel these extra features are worth it.

    Like I said if I'm going to pay 30 dollars for a single disc DVD, I better be getting my picture taken with Kermit the Frog, or a big Muppet doll better come with it or something.

    Right now it doesn't look good that I'll be buying this DVD the day it comes out.
  10. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Amazon.com has this listed at just $15.99 at the moment, perhaps now is the time to pre order it?

    Chris
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    This is an absolute must have. While only about 47 minutes total, the special had the cinematography of an actual film with that rich movie look. It felt more like a movie given the cinematography.

    One of the best things about a lot of Muppet dvds are the extras. I cant stand Kermit Swamp Years the movie, but the Joe the Armadillo extra on the disc is entirely worth it. Same with most the extras on a lot of Muppet dvd releases.

    15 minutes of deleted scenes and a documentary is very well worth it to me, and Im poor! Itd be nice if they included the music video that aired on nbc.com as well as Pepe doing his usual skits but Im definitely going to be buying this.
  12. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    That is still a bit on the pricey side, but a lot better.

    Yesterday, I bought the DVD Kung Fu Panda and it come with a little Beanie Baby toy of Po, that was only 15 bucks, so that was fair in my book.

    Like I said for a price like that, I'm just saying that it would be nice if they include some kind of gift like that.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I agree that it is a must have. Although everyone says that it should be longer, it actually felt (in my mind) quite long as it was, because so much was happening and because the story had so many moments and songs. (Like MFC) When it finished, I thought I'd been watching something much longer. It's quick, funny, cute, furry and well worth the price.

    Now I'm just checking to see when it's available in the UuuuKay.
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    http://astore.amazon.com/muppetcentral/detail/B002DLB15W



    Is this what the cover is going to look like? I really like it! It is a nice pic, but why have Stalar and Waldorf on the cover they where only in the movie for a few shots.

    Good gravy this has been a good week for Letters to Santa or for me anyways. First we learn that they are up for an Emmy, and now we have the cover art! To cool.
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It looks fan-made to me. A nicer fan cover than most, but some characters look "softer" than others. I wouldn't mind if this was the cover, but I think they could do better. There was a better-looking Piggy puppet in the film along with the one they used. I much prefer that one. We've seen a couple of covers so far. I wonder which one they'll use?
  16. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I feel they could do a better cover as well. Plus dwayne1115, as you asked "why put Statlor and Waldorf on the cover?" It's seems to me that Statlor and Waldorf have been enjoying a newfound popularity as of late. They made appearences on Jimmy live and VH1's show The Great Debate.

    And welcome to the fourm Frog Racer, :D
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with using a simple picture from the movie on the cover! Or taking a picture of Kermit in his adorable Orange coat!
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I... like it okay. It seems odd to use actual shots of Rizzo, Pepe, and Piggy from the movie... but not the others. (And it looks like Fozzie's body from the movie was pasted onto Fozzie's head from a poser picture taken awhile ago.) I like Kermit in the hat as the centerpiece, though. And I do like how many characters were included on the front (has Rizzo been on the cover of anything besides MFS?). I do like it overall though, there are just a few nitpicks I have. Mostly the fact that it looks kind of cheap and hastily put together. (And that red outline with the puke-yellow background? Barf.) Those stamps of the cameo stars on the letter are horrible. They really need to ditch those. Find a new picture of Gonzo, too. Maybe put someone underneath Pepe to balance it out. It looks weird having Sam on the other side but an opening there. Maybe Scooter? Bobo? Dr. Teeth?

    But I've rambled on this much longer than I meant to... Overall I like it and I'll still be buying this (duh). Just think it could've looked the slightest bit better.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't know I'm tempted to try and contact Muppet Stuidos and see what they say. Anyone dare me?
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I triple FROG dare ya! :eek:


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