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Questions about the UK Muppet Family Christmas DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Douglas Fir, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir New Member

    "A Muppet Family Christmas" is being released on DVD here in the UK on Monday (3rd November). I already have the highly edited US Region 1 release from a couple of years ago but this new Region 2 release will have "The Christmas Toy" as an extra featureso I may consider buying it again... but I want to know if this is the full version of "A Muppet Family Christmas" before I lay my money down...

    Both Amazon UK and Blackstar give a running time of 70 minutes for the DVD and Blackstar have the extra feature of "The Christmas Toy" listed at 49 minutes (which with the PAL/NTSC conversion probably means that it's the full version)...

    But that means either they've cut down "A Muppet Family Christmas" to 21 minutes (which is ridiculous!) or that the seventy minutes listed is just for the main feature... but there has never been such a long cut has there???
  2. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Not very likey :cry: The DVD will be the same as the UK VHS print, Longer the US Print YES!. The reason Blackstar & Amazon say it's 70mins is they both totaled the two specials together, and listed the lenght of The Christmas Toy on it's own.

    Hope it helps
  3. MuppetFan123

    MuppetFan123 Member

    I am interested in getting this DVD, but dont wanna get burnt again as when I bought the French edition.

    Does anyone know if this DVD version has the piano scene with Rowlf and Fozzie and the Snowman singing their version of "Sleigh Ride".


  4. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    Well I bought it and although I still havn't seen the whole thing, I will tonight though I can confirm that everything is there, from the original VHS release in the UK a few years ago not the one aired on TV. It might have something extra but I havn't seen it yet, I just checked for the snowman and Babie scenes.

    ps. who ever has this are you dissapointed with the main menu, It is cool and has that christmasy feel especially with the Snowman in it but I find it so stupid using the same picture used for the cover of The Very Best of TMS Volume One.

    Any thoughts?
  5. MuppetFan123

    MuppetFan123 Member

    Thanks for the fast response. That would be very appreciative if you could confirm everthing that is in there when you watch it.

  6. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir New Member

    I own (and of course have watched) both the US and UK DVDs and I can confim that the out of tune piano scene and Fozzie & the Snowman singing are all on the UK DVD + the Muppet Baby film, Statler & waldorf's section of the musical medley, etc.
  7. MuppetFan123

    MuppetFan123 Member

    Thanks for answering my question...Very much appreciated !!
  8. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    Douglas beet me to it, eveything is indeed their, except for two thing's.

    Fozzie hanging up his stocking's, which was never really released on any video or DVD either in the UK and the US and for some strange reason during the Sesame Street Pagent the scene with Grover, playing the mouse is completley cut, Why? I have no idea.

    good thing's I have both the US and UK version, Ican now say I have a complete MMFC even if it is on two seperate DVD's.
  9. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    I apologise to everyone, i thought the Grover scene was not there but apparantly it is, I must have missed that part for some reason.

    so i'm happy to say the UK release is the same as the video release a few years back
  10. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    Thanks for the info guys. I now know that I'am going to buy this release
  11. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir New Member

    Actually when I was re-reading the list of scenes that were missing from the US DVD over at IMDb I got to the one about the stocking and then couldn't remember if that was in the UK DVD or not!!!

    I'm no expert on Muppet history so I was wondering what the history of that scene is? Was it in the original broadcast and then subsequently cut from future versions or was it something that was filmed and then cut before it aired? Also where should it take place in the story?
  12. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    you can read more about that cut here http://www.muppetcentral.com/help/faq/collectibles.shtml#9

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