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RE-RELEASE the first season of THE MUPPET SHOW!

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by MuppetShow123, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. MuppetShow123

    MuppetShow123 New Member

    I have been thinking of sending a email to WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT begging them to re-release the first season of The Muppet Show on DVD. Why?
    1. I want to ask them to try and this time secure the rights for the songs that were cut from of the episodes so they can be COMPLETE.
    2.I would like them to put THE JIM HENSON RETROSPECTIVE featurette as a bonus feature. It was planned and anounced, but take off the features list at the last minute.
    3.(One of the main reasons) THE OPENING: Now I know that some people really liked the restoration of the ORIGINAL first season opening, but I think that they should have kept the second seasons' they used in the '80s. I mean, they even put clips of it on the DVD promo but then they were nowhere to be seen. Plus, that is the one most people know and remember from their childhood.

    So...what do you guys think? :skeptical:
     
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Reasons 1 and 2 are fine and good, but if you want the first season to be COMPLETE, you would leave the original openings in.
     
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  3. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

  4. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Ha! best of luck...:rolleyes:
     
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There is nothing I hate more than releases that are futzed with. Syndicated versions, wrong end titles, rebroadcast revisionist end logos... I want an Inspector Gadget DVD release that kept this in tact
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQVYDwQbZk
    instead of the lame 1990's Wonderful World of Dic logo. Even though I can see it anytime on YT, there's something magical about experiencing the show the way it was meant to be experianced.

    Still, I wonder if they can just do a special single disk re-release of just the cut episodes with the material back in. Just so we don't have to double dip.
     
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  6. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    The great part about the muppet show format is that if they can secure the rights to missing songs they can put them as bonus features on later disks. Its not like the flow of an episode is messed up with these missing or anything but I do wish we had them... I have some of the time life dvds so I have the vincent price parts that are missing. I just wouldn't want to have to go buy a new season 1.
     
  7. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I would happily re-buy season 1 to have the complete episodes, however, myself, I'm hoping for a complete boxset of all 5 seasons, with some kind of extra bonuses.
     
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  8. Whilst it would be nice to get the original openings, if you ask me, let's be happy that we've got Seasons 1-3 and put our lobbying energy into getting seasons 4 and 5 rather than into something that will never happen and is less satisfying than finally getting all the episodes.
     
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  9. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    We can't even get season 4 to be released let alone re-release season 1!
     
  10. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I agree that the main thing we need is season 4 and 5. However I do think Disney should (and I think they will at some point) release a completely unedited version.

    At least there is the almost complete German release of season 1 (which has english audio). I think I'll buy that at some point, if Disney doesn't seem to be planing anything soon.

    P.S. This is my 100th post! :)
     
  11. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what the jim henson retrospective was? Anyway, I wouldn't care for re-released copies of season 1 or any of the other seasons, because I want to get the money to buy the first three seasons first and trash my bootled low-quality scratched copy of the full series. Also, I think whatever the jim henson retrospective was they should save it for a season 4 bonus, I mean they need to dig up at least 3 bonuses for S4 and 3 for 5.
     
  12. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

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  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they could fit just the cut episodes uncut on one DVD so you don't have to rebuy a whole set.

    Of course, it's hypothetical that if they can't clear out the rights to 4+5, I'm sure they still can't renegotiate the first season.

    Freaking music copyright holders.
     
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  15. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    At least they were able to clear them for the German release.
     
  16. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    A Jim Henson Retrospective sounds like it's really cool. Hope they release it either on seasons 4 and 5 or a re-release of season 1, because I would definitely buy it.
     
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  17. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

    If they do re-issue S1, it'd most likely be Blu-Ray, IMO.
     
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member


    I'm pretty sure I read that videotape (which is what TMS was recorded on) can't be mastered in High Definition, so a Blu-Ray release would be out of the question.
     
  19. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Personally, myself, I don't like Blu-Rays, and, the only reason I buy them, is for the extra bonus features. ( I LOVE bonus features!)
     
  20. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    don't even have a blu-ray player, besides you can find all the extras on Youtube, and most muppet movies lack good blu-rays *cough* MFS, MTM, GMC, MTI *cough*, the only good features are on TMM, MCC, and TM
     


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