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Pre-Order "The Muppet Movie" coming to Blu-ray August 13, 2013

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, May 17, 2013.

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  1. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I just know that the usual ungrateful fanboys/fangirls who don't how to be nice or happy will have nothing but negative things to say. Counting the minutes until it happens...
     
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  2. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'd wish for commentary and the missing scenes. Let's hope those wind up on there. Either way, I'm glad to have a crisp blu-ray print of my favorite movie!!
     
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling any cut sequences are completely lost, or too hard to find for them to bother. It's not like they knew in the future that they'd have a place to put them.

    Though they could have culled some stuff out of alternate international prints, but not much.
     
  4. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Active Member

    This sounds cool! I might as well buy it if I had money at the moment...
    I don't notice edits that much in TV shows and movies; for example, one Danger Rangers episode I watched on ThisTV was supposed to cut to the song "It's All Up To Me" after they give the kids earplugs, according to a fan who watched the original version. But most of the time, I don't care about cuts in shows, I just enjoy it the way it is.
     
  5. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Hopefully they are in the vaults. Wouldn't they have a original negative used in theatres? They could just split the scenes in using that maybe!
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's easily forgiven if an older movie lost any BTS/edited footage. Remember, they pretty much threw it all out most of the time. The only reason to be disappointed if it didn't make it onto the film is if Henson has that old footage and never bothered to give it to Disney/Disney didn't bother to ask for it. Yes, the special features are pretty light and there's no reason why there shouldn't be commentary. But on the bright side, those who don't have or want a Blu-Ray player and have any copy of the original one won't feel terribly left out.
     
  7. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    A DELETED SCENE? From the UK copy? Does anyone know which one? The extended version of I Hope That Something Better Comes Along would be fantastic!:)
     
  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Part of that is included, yes.
     
  9. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    So wait, they're using the UK verion or the US one? I already have the UK one but it's cropped. Hopefully they still have a theatrical print in the archives to use.
     
  10. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    The scene does not appear in the commonly-seen prints (but does appear in the extended print). However that doesn't technically mean it derived from the UK. For all we know, the extended scenes in the UK version were in the original theatrical release (in both the US and UK). Nobody's really kept a good track record of the earlier Muppet movies, so whether or not the original theatrical release had more footage is up in the air.
     
  11. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I would love to see the extended scenes, but I'm not exactly sure if anyone even has a 16mm copy anymore.
     
  12. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks,
    I've just recieved my copy of "The Muppet Movie" on Blu and wanted to share my (unwelcome?*) thoughts...

    Firstly, the positives. This is the Muppet Movie on Blu Ray...which is awesome. I have owned this movie in every incarnation so far. The menu for the disk is kinda nice. It has some Fuzzy Feltish quirky animations of Kermit on the banjo, Gonzo with the balloons and Kermit and Piggy in a boat. It's nice to see Disney creating something new for this release, although I really don't like the recycling of the Muppet Movie "logo" from the Sony release, it doesn't tie in anywhere and is a pointless inclusion (i'm a designer - stuff like this really grates on me unfortunately).

    The picture itself is, well it's definitely the best it's looked I suppose. The previous version I owned is a region 1 DVD which looks horrendous when played on a UK player as PAL has more lines that create the image, so US discs always look poor and exceptionally soft. More good news to UK buyers, the disc, like the Muppet Christmas Carol, is region free and will work on all players :)

    Now the bad-ish stuff. The level of noise is very distracting and certainly more than with The Muppets Take Manhattan Blu Ray. This is often the case with old movies but this does feel excessive in this release, it also breaks up the picture in in some scenes, in particular the swamp scene at the beginning where it makes Kermits skin(?) seem alive!! Daylight scenes tend to look better though and overall the colours are vibrant - Kermit has never looked greener!

    What is sad, is that Disney have gone with the final credit sequence where you cannot hear the Muppets voices. I'll never understand this decision, it's pointless and serves absolutely no purpose. Why on earth this version ever surface is beyond my comprehension!

    I also found the extras rather underwhelming. The intermission feature is nice. Sadly it features the new god-awful Fozzie puppet, though my thoughts on that are well documented (hate it!!). When you pause the disk, Kermit, Fozzie and Animal dance across the screen and "Can you Picture That" plays with some really nice and fitting graphics play. After that, the Rainbow Connection plays and again it has nice lyric graphics appear.

    The Doc Hopper ad is great and quite funny, particularly seeing Hopper struggling to read off the cue cards. Best of all, the Jim Frawley footage is awesome. There's some brilliant new bits that I have never seen and theres also what has been available on YouTube for years. Definately a highlight of the disk!

    The Frog-E-oke is just the intermission videos again - very pointless having the same feature appear twice!!

    Other than the original trailers and the re-used Pepes profile, that's pretty much it. I would have loved to see more features on the release such as deleted scenes and a commentary. The one done on the Muppet Christmas Carol was absolutely brilliant and would have been welcome here.

    Overall, I'm happy that I bought this release and there's definately some nice stuff but I can't help but feel that it's a missed opportunity. The picture, I personally feel, could have really been improved more than what is shown here. Anyone who wants to know how good a movie from yesteryear can look only needs to check out the awesome Jaws Blu ray. Sadly Disney did not feel that The Muppet Movie warranted that level of commitment here.

    Also, the cover still suuuuuuuuuucks!!

    *Unfortunately, Muppet Central is becoming a place where opinions are not welcome and any non pro-Disney flag waving is attacked.
     
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I like your review it has both pros and cons you seemed open minded to a point, and gave a clear picture or what is on the disk. Sure some of what you said is your honest opinon or likes or dislikes, but that happens with almost every review.
     
  14. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Where did you get the blu ray from so early in the UK?? I wanna order one too.

    Chris
     
  15. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Movietyme is the best (but most expensive) place to get US blu rays. Generally you receive them up to a month in advance :)
     
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  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Man i cant wait! Does anybody know if you perorder from walmart or amazon do they have it at your door the day its released or before?
     
  17. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Did you remember to search the DVD menus for the hidden Easter Egg outtakes?
     
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  18. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Active Member

    This isn't really related to the movie, but personally, I don't get why some people on this forum hate the new Fozzie puppet. I wasn't too big on the cone-headed Fozzie from the late 2000's myself.
     
  19. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    First unboxing video:



    They still used out of date stock photos from like 2000-and on....
     
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I wish I had a job and money to buy this. You would think that us memberes woh have been on the site for a long time, and have really made a diffreence in the Muppet fan communituy would get a free copy.

    On a side note Muppetlover123 your the first peroson I have even seen open a blu ray box with one hand! nice video!
     


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