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The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island coming to Blu-ray December 10

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Muppet fan 123, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Disney's back with another awesome Blu-Ray release. MTI and GMC are both coming to Blu-Ray on December 10th 2013 in a double feature release set. Yes, you read that right.
    It's weird they're putting these two together, since the two movies don't have to do much with each other, but it's pretty awesome you can now get two Muppet movies for the price of three. :laugh:

    So..we've been complaining about The Muppet Movie cover for a while now. But when seeing this one, I come to appreciate the other one.


    AAAAHH! THERE'S A FLAT FACE KERMIT ON IT! Why are we still seeing that thing?!
    Haven't we seen those Bunsen and Beakers without the pirate costumes on?

    Look: Here's the same Beaker without the pirate costume:

    See! They just Photoshopped the pirate clothes right on to Bunsen and Beaker! Talk about lazy!

    Otherwise, I'm excited. Love these two movies, and would be cool to see it on Blu-Ray. All I have to do now is actually get a Blu-Ray player. :p
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  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think that cover is so bad.... For a double-feature release.

    I would have expected one of these to come out closer to the release of Muppets Most Wanted.

    I think I saw an Amazon listing that also had blu-ray listings for both movies separately.
  3. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I hate that cover, and I hate that their packaged together.

    But I do like that we only have to wait til the end of the year to get the remaining theatrical Muppet movies on Blu-ray lol.

    The one good thing about them being packaged together is that it'll take up less shelf space (something that is becoming increasingly important to me haha). But in this case I wouldn't mind having two cases instead of one because I put my Muppet movies in theatrical-release order on the shelf. The question for me will be whether this goes between The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan, or between Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppets From Space lol.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Except, you must realize how delightfully low cost it's going to be. I've seen these Disney Double sets before, and they're a fairly good price. Cheaper than buying them both if they released them separately. Unfortunately, they don't tend to have much for special features that the regular DVD's didn't. At least as far as the other double disks go.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It would be interesting to see if this release includes The Making of Muppet Treasure Island special that aired on The Disney Channel in 1996. I'm surprised Disney opted for a different behind-the-scenes feature for the original DVD release. Of course that's also depending on if Disney wants to include behind-the-scenes footage that shows the performers (does last years Muppet Christmas Carol release have any behind-the-scenes features with the performers?). This would also be a good opportunity to release the Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along video as a bonus (again, something I'm surprised wasn't on the previous releases).
  6. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    I'm quite disappointed, I was really looking forward to purchasing both movies and this is probably my OCD talking but there is no way I will buy it now. I thought it was a guarantee we'd get a quality Great Muppet Caper release next year when the new movie premiered and instead we get this?

    On the other hand if both films come on separate disks i'll go ahead and buy them, i'm sure I'll come across some much nicer covers online and i'll just make my own different sets. I'm already doing that with the Muppet movie.

    I know it was a long shot before and now even more but Muppets Go to The Movies TGMC extra please?:fanatic:
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is just me being in a really rotten mood right now but really? People are complaining about this? Sheesh. Aw, the dvd cover is ugly so I won't buy it. Aw, both movies are included but I would rather spend more money buying them separatelythan take the cheaper alternative. Be happy you're getting a blue ray release at all.

    Double feature dvds/blue rays are usually a heck of a lot cheaper than if you bought the movies separately.

    I probably won't be buying this simply because I like neither movie. Although, I do wonder why they put GMC and MTI together. it is a strange combination.
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  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Quoted for truth.

    Between this and Scooter singing some Maroon 5 bit, we're going down the slippery slope of annoyingly unpleasable, impossible jerkish fanbase. We don't want to be Sonic or Transformers fans that complain about eye colors and flames painted on.

    As for the covers... get over it. We'll never ever have a Drew Struzan cover on these things. Look at all the other DVD's on the shelf around them. They're all made out of stock art. Does flat head Kermit look terrible, and should Disney have gone with one of their new posers that look much, much better? Absolutely. I agree to that. I gotta say, I love the double cover concept.

    Not really, when you think about how they already released MCC, TM, and TMM as Blue all separate before. It's just easier to get the last 2 movies they own out of the way.
  9. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    Cover arts might seem stupid but i'll tell you one thing they really sway my decision. The movie always comes first but if I already own it then the cover always makes a big difference. I remember when Muppet Magic was re-released had it not been for the cover I probably wouldn't have bought it again. Same goes for the new release of It's a very Muppet Christmas movie, I liked the new cover so I bought it.

    Had this been something I didn't already own (Muppets Most Wanted) i'll take what I can get. The only reason i'll buy The Muppet movie is for the few new special features and nothing else. Now if these new releases come with some nice features i'll buy it regardless but if it's just the two movies with a cover i'm not fond of then know... a nicer package would have changed my mind.

    It might sound stupid but the packaging does do a lot and sometimes if the film has been seen multiple times or is available in other formats it does help.

    The new series under the dome is cool but not my favourite but they have this really cool package for the first season and if I have money left over that has swayed my decision into buying it.

    It might sound stupid to some but that's how I feel about this, plain lazy. So much work went into these two films and they can't even bother to present it with the respect it deserves and then i'll be happy :)

    thanks just how I feel :)
  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't hate the cover. Sure, they could've done better, but I'm not going to complain. They're putting the last two Muppet movies not on Blu-ray ON Blu-ray in one fowl swoop.
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  11. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Wow that's awesome!
  12. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I was not aware they were the last two movies that needed a release. That makes more sense then. Ignore my last statement about it being strange. :o
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'll admit, it is strange they're releasing them that way instead of a TMM/GMC and MCC/MTI pack, but it's just easier if they got those two out that way.

    I agree. I don't see why that's not the take home. You don't really need to get these if you have them on DVD and don't want the upgrade. I doubt we'll see any new bonus features, since the other Disney two disk Blu films basically have the same features as their DVD counterparts. But if you were waiting for the blu-ray editions of both movies, well... now you get to get both of them for about the same price as getting them separately.

    That said, I reiterate... Disney did this already with their own movies. Usually with the DTV sequels being the back up disk. They have sets of Rescuers, Emperor's New Groove, Lilo and Stitch (that has the actual sequel to the film, rather than the movie length pilot or finale of the TV series), Mulan, and Pocahontas. Only difference is, MTI is not a sequel film. I don't see how this is "lazy" or "not giving the films the respect they deserve." Actual lazy/no respect would be burying these in the Disney Vault, never to be seen again. Heck, Ducktales the Movie got a limited DVD release if you only joined the club, and Doug's First Movie didn't even get released on DVD.
  14. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I don't think the releasing was lazy. The only complaints I had were about the cover. Not too much effort is put into their Blu-Ray covers, and this isn't the first time.

    True, there are worse poser Kermits out there, but we still don't want to see any of these flat-face Kermits anymore, especially when Disney already has nice Kermits they've used to promote The Muppets.
  15. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    It's not that I don't like the cover art, it's the fact that i'm not a big fan of these two films put together. I don't want to take away anyone's excitement over these and yeah i'm also glad they've been released in some form but honestly I was hoping for much better.

    If we got the TMM & TGMC together and TMCC and MTI together it would have been fine but this just doesn't make sense. I understand they've done this before and it's a good strategy for releasing sequels which haven't done as well as the original;. To me this is like combing Aladdin and Aladdin III: King of Thieves on the same Blu-ray and giving us a single release of Aladdin II: Return of Jafar

    Maybe the last few muppet movies released on blu-ray didn't sell to well and this is the only profitable way to do this. There's probably a great reason but just as TMTM and MFS on BLU-RAY I will not buy it for the simple reason that i'd rather wait for something better. Maybe once all the films are out on Blu-ray we'll get a nice box set or something and I rather hold out on that.

    Anyway I can see my comment had distracted from the thrill of this release so please continue with your excitement and don't let me stop any of you.

    Of all the Muppet movies my favourite one has to be TGMC and I would have much rather have paid a bit more for a single release of each with some bonus feature and even the same half cover art they've used for this release in full for each movie. It's not the photoshop that bothers me it's the fact that they are both together.

    I feel I am taking up space on this discussion trying to get my point across so this will be my last post on this subject.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I still can't believe anyone's complaining about not having to spend twice the money on these things. :rolleyes:

    It's not like The Muppet Movie Blu-Ray had any exquisite features, and I doubt they'd bother to add extra to either of these no matter what format it's on.

    I'm far more annoyed by the stuff Disney won't release than the stuff they are.
  17. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    Yes being cheaper is definitely not something to complain about and if they both come with nice juicy extras then I would be a fool to complain. The thing is that by adding these two titles together it feels like there is no need to add anything extra since we're practically getting a free movie.

    I've waited for TGMC to be released on Blu-Ray ever since BLU-RAY first came out and i'm disappointed to think that this gem of a film will not get it's own release which would force them to add at least a few extras. The Muppets Go To The Movies I know this has been mentioned numerous times and they probably don't even have the rights to release it and if they do then i don't see why they don't. Personally i would have paid extra (as i would have done with no problem had this not been announced first) for the hope that a film that has not been re-released on any format for almost ten years gets the recognition it deserves.

    If this is the only choice then be it but i still think the double feature Blu-ray does not work for these two films. I believe they deserve better yet it's great that at least those of us who really want it can now get it. You know what i wouldn't have minded having as a double feature? MTI & MWOO

    I'm no expert on this at all but i do think that TGMC would have sold really well if they released it in January or maybe even February or even December 10th that close enough to the new movie.
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  18. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    So, my main question: Does this mean we'll see soundtrack re-releases for these two? I wants Steppin' Out With A Star and Shiver My Timbers, flanblabbit!
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  19. John Pannozzi

    John Pannozzi New Member

    Doug's First Movie WAS released as a club exclusive. It, and the DuckTales movie, are also available on Disney's own eBay store, FYI.

    But back on topic, I personally am quite pleased by this news. All I want is at least some of the extras from the previous DVD releases of these films include, and I'll be all set. Now if only we could get seasons 4 and 5 of the Muppet Show on DVD. Maybe when Muppets Most Wanted comes out next year?
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of the time I found that some of the Land Before Time sequels were released together on DVD and the sequels included were not in order. Like one DVD that has the two movies with Chopper (II and V), though that makes a little sense since it was promoted as a Chopper release. Don't know off-hand what other LBT films were released together on DVD.

    Actually Disney does have the rights to that special. They might need to clear various music rights (and maybe also the rights to film clips that appear in the opening number), but Disney does have the distribution rights to that one.

    Though if The Muppet Movie blu-ray doesn't have The Muppets Go Hollywood then I guess I'll be surprised if this has The Muppets Go to the Movies (or The Making of Muppet Treasure Island, or the MTI sing-along video).
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