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Pre-Order: "The Muppets" on Blu-ray and DVD coming March 20

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    There was never any chance we'd get a "special extended cut", that only happens with pg 13 movies trimmed down from an R, or R's cut from "Unrated". (Unrated is often an NC-17 type film)

    However, way too early to say if this will have deleted scenes and special features.
    I think Disney knows people will be royally unhappy if there's no extras, so I wouldn't worry...yet.

    If it turns out there will not be any special features, as is sadly often the case these days, I will absolutely not be supporting the home release out of protest and urge others not to either. Same thing if they put all the extras on the blu ray, another shady tactic companies do. Remember Star Trek 2009 on dvd? No extras, and everything was put on the blu ray. I dont own a blu ray, and refuse to "upgrade" and replace all my countless dvds and then have to buy a blu ray on top of a fancy 55" lcd panel or whatever.

    But again, I can't see them not putting bells and whistles on this...even though, Tron Legacy had absolutely NOTHING on the home release.
  2. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    The Muppets' Wizard of Oz DVD is an extended cut. Just throwing it out there.
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    why would u needto upgrade all your dvds to blu ray? just get a blu ray that plys dvds. Refusing to upgrade to bluray is like refusing to upgrade from VHS to DVD, but at least you can get a bluray that plays dvds. Or even better, get a ps3. It plays games, bluerays, and dvds all in one machine! You can even use it to get netflix and all kinds of other stuff.
  4. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    Why couldn't there be a DVD/Blu-Ray Machine. I have over 200+ (Nearing 300) DVD's, I'd rather not have to convert and get all 200+ movies for Blu-Ray, That'd be over at least $500 or more out the window.
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Letters to Santa as well. That was a TV special that didn't need to get extended and they did it anyway, so I'm sure we'll see something.
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    You CAN play DVDs on a Bluray player. You don't have to rebuy your existing collection to upgrade. In fact, it will make your dvds look better when connected to an hdtv.

    A PS3 is the best way to go. Like I said, it plays dvds, blurays, and games, and has digital content.

    Edit: and a bluray player is as low as $80 if not cheaper with all these x-mas sales. I think people just resist change.
  7. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Blu Ray is pointless, and I'll tell you why.

    We have a few good years, 5 at the most before everything's completely digital anyway. This is rushing obsolescence to a technology almost everyone actually has now with a premium device that basically offers just a small bell or whistle. You DO need a high quality TV to even notice a difference, and that's basically another thing to have to buy. Make no mistake, I'd LOVE to get a huge LCD TV and watch films with a trace amount more of clarity... but that's a LOT of money. 30 dollar DVD's, 80 dollar players, 200 dollars at the cheapest TV's.... no, you don't have to toss the DVD's out yet... even though I'm sure they'd have lock out technology for regular DVDs so you have to buy more. But I don't have the money, and I'm sure a LOT of people here don't.

    All I'm saying is, putting ALL the special features on blu ray is extortion. Plain and simple. At LEAST give us the deleted scenes (I'm sure there's enough to make a secondary movie, though), one BTS, and most of the advertisements. Leave the higher end interactive crap for the Fadget lovers.

    But that one advertised it right on the box.


    But then again, I hear "the love is Gone" was cut from the theatrical version of MCC and put back into the home video version. At the very least, I wanna see the FULL Tex Richman backstory. Just that. Just that re-incorporated into the film. Maybe the bit where Kermit says he just house sits from time to time, but really lives in a swamp. But the movie ACHED for that Tex Richman scene.
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    well I like Blu-ray. I own a Blu-ray player, and so I buy blu-ray disc, along with a nice 42inch TV. However I also have a DVD player in my bedroom and, my computer only has a DVD ROM drive and DVD ROm on my PS2. I love the combo packs because I don't have to worry about where I can/can't watch what I bought. :attitude:
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    cauuuuuse you dont have one!!??! :shifty:
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  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Sorry, there's no comparing the massive leap from vhs to dvd. It's more like the leap from PS2 to PS3. Heck, for a lot of older movies it's like the leap between Gamecube and Wii. And what's the point of owning a blu ray player just to play my old dvds? Wouldnt I from a consumer psychological standpoint have to rebuy my films in blu ray format?

    Just the ugly bright blue plastic along bugs me.
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Right, and how much is the HDTV in order to get good use out of it? I have the perfect setup right now. I never liked Ps3 games(more into 360), and I like to play dvdrs, cdrs, etc in a dvd player.
  13. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    Or you could use it to both watch old DVDs, as well as new Blu Rays. I don't see why you'd need to re buy movies just to have them on blu ray.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Um, LTS and Oz were telefilms. So a few extra seconds tacked on to something truncated for commercial time is different than a theatrical release. Very much doubt they'll do that.

    Ive borrowed/been given "upgrades" people insisted I "had to have"...a Ps3, digital tablet for drawing, etc. Gave them all back to the gifter. I like having two nice big lcd screens for my computer workstation since I do a lot of music and video editing, as well as photoshop. But for movies, I just prefer letterbox to movies in the 16:1 aspect ratio.
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    then why buy a blu ray player? If Im going to buy one, Id want to have the newest blu ray transfers/extras of Akira, LOTR trilogy, Matrix trilogy, the new Star Wars blu ray, Alien quadrilogy...thats thousands I dont have.
  16. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    So you can have NEW movies on Blu Ray, at least, or even one or two blu ray re-releases you really want. It's not like there's no reason to buy one if you don't buy every rerelease out there.
  17. MustSeeHDTV

    MustSeeHDTV Member

    Okay, I'm a lot bias here as you can tell from my username. DVD's are way too blurry for me (even upconverted by Bluray player), but they are fine if you still have a standard definition TV, which appear that they ones complaining still have. Believe me you would not want DVD's if you had an HDTV. I can't stand it when I go to a restaurant or bar that have HDTVs but they leave it on a standard definition channel. I'm not saying that to be snobbish but because it really looks bad (fuzzy/stretched out wrong).

    The reason why they have those Blu-ray packs with DVD is so you can buy them now (if you still have DVD), and not have to get the Blu-Ray later when you eventually upgrade. Believe me, I would rather a separate Blu-Ray release without DVD as it would be cheaper. They figure it is a way to get the product out there. This may be the reason why I remember reading that like 60% of video sales are Blu-ray now. It does seem low if companies are releasing special features on Blu-ray only.

    As for a cheap bluray player deal, here is one from Groupon. I have never seen it so cheap. $59 sale for the next 5 days.

    The best friday deal there was $199 40" Sharp 1080p at Best Buy, so prices are reaching commodity levels. Black Friday prices are usually the standard price the following year. Plus this is a Sharp, not a cheap brand like Best Buy's Dynex or Insignia. Most TV experts say to fully appreciate 1080p (due the pixel structure), it must be at least 40".

    You don't have to have an HDTV to use a bluray either, but you will not be able to see the higher detail if you don't. Just hook the Bluray player up to your TV through composite input. That way you can slowly upgrade and get the missing features.

    I personally do not buy as many Blu-ray as I did DVDs. I mostly rent now, but buy the occasionaly Blu-ray (The Muppets will be one). There are those that rent BDs from Netflix, Blockbuster or Redbox and rip them to a hard drive to play back on a computer/media player to their HDTV so they don't have to rebuild their collection in HD, but I'm not condoning that.
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  18. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    seriously, who said u MUST rebuy everything? i like having new movies in hd.

    and really? letter box? really?
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  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I don't need to see fine detail on George Clooney's pores to enjoy Oceans 11.
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  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    PLEASE tell me your kidding??!!!

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