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The Muppets 2011 DVD details

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetlover123, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the movie to be released on VHS! or better yet Beata, or even better some of the real big lazer disks, then you can complain. The movie is getting put out there We don't have to wait forever for it and we can watch the movie over and over. Sure they should put more on the DVD but times are a changing dvd is slowly becoming the VHS of our time, and studios and merchants want us to buy the new and latest things out there that's just basic economics. Now I know that times are ruff for everyone, but to boost up the economy if i need to buy a Blu ray, or PS3 to get all the bonus features of the movie then I'm going to do it and it will be money well spent, because I wont just be buying it for the Muppet movie.
    Muppet fan 123 and Stulz like this.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    DVD's aren't becoming obsolete by Blu-Ray. They're becoming obsolete by digital downloads. THAT'S the future. Blu-Ray is just a premium that only a special few can get (and don't give me the "Oh, it's only 125 bucks" crap either). it's not the huge transition between VHS and DVD... it's more like Betamax only Sony learned it's lesson by forcing all the other companies on board.

    I DON'T want a Blu-Ray, I DON'T want a PS3 (which is going to be obsolete in a year), I can't afford the equipment that even makes a difference. And I certainly don't want to have to buy a 100 dollar device to watch something that SHOULD have been on the standard copy, but wasn't due to in bed studio politics.

    YAY! We're getting the movie with one lousy feature while those who have the shiny new technology that's going to go down the same time and way as DVD get all the good stuff. What's to be optimistic about if you don't have the disposable income for some lame device that only techy geeks have or care for?

    If we got a new toy line and the likenesses were just off, we'd have board wide complaints about it. Look at what happened when Fun4All tried the Sesame Line. What did we get? Complaints saying there's a lack of quality and refusal to spend money on them. Why is this any different? It's a poor product with one pathetic "oh well, at least it's something" feature that doesn't even have a price break. They made the special features, they CAN put them on the standard disk, they chose not to because Sony wants to play Entertainment Mafia and force studios to put everything on the premium format, which WILL be obsolete, maybe even before DVD's finish their run.

    And if you DON'T think the era of digital downloads is coming soon, look at all the places where FYE, Suncoast, and Blockbuster USED to be.
  3. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    He's right...look at all of the movies giving you a streaming download of the movie. before long that's all you'll buy. Just be sure to have a large enough hard drive to keep them on. And at that the sizes are getting larger and the prices are coming down. Plus look at all the storage space you'll save and not have to worry about where to put that next new DVD or Blue-ray disc.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Exactly. That's coming a LOT sooner than you think. Blu is the unnecessary extra step in DVD obsolescence. Putting the special features on the Blu is just a lame attempt to get us to buy more Blu, all the while screwing those who will HAVE to rebuy everything as downloads anyway just like you that are happy with their standard players. DVD and Blu Ray are the same technology only Blu's a little more advanced. Blu didn't save Suncoast and FYE from tanking... downloads are going to kill the retail store, and adding a fancy premium format isn't going to slow it down in the least.
  5. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Yep...just wonder of they will do away with all the "bonus" features...or leave that to suckers who still buy the hard copy...but if they go away, wonder if the "bonus" features will too?
  6. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    If I could just say something...
    YouTube, baby. :cool:
  7. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Bonus features might be on Youtube for a time...but if the actual hard copy of a Blu-ray or DVD goes away there may not be any bonus features....unless they offer them along with the digital download.
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yes the only one that you might not get would be the Comentary.

    Dr. Thooth and others I think we are missing the real and true point here. The Muppets are getting out there, and they are getting more then just a little DVD releases with no features what so ever. As the stand point of being a Muppet fan I'm thrilled beyond bed wetting that we get any features at all. Just think if this sells as well as I think it will both DVD and Blu ray this will show Disney that Muppet things sell, and we might some day get Muppet Show season 4.
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    AMEN!!!!!!!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    So pretty much, noone seems to get that Disney actually had to go out of their way to NOT put any special features on the dvd. I know dvd specs, all those special features on the blu ray version would have fit snugly on the specs of the dvd.

    None of the people telling us to shut it seem to get that it's not a technical issue, but a ploy issue on the part of Disney. Not to mention bad marketing.

    How come it's ok for y'all to whine endlessly about Season 4/5(just download em off torrents...youre gonna be waiting a long time so dont hold your breath) but not about Disney going out of its way to scrooge fans?
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I just got done pouring through season 4 on dvd, and am starting on season 5. :)
  12. Farron

    Farron Member

    I haven't fully seen the blu-ray yet, but this piece may not have worked on the DVD at least:

    Disney Intermission - Groundbreaking Blu-ray feature. Pausing a movie will never be this much fun, as the Muppets take over the screen every time you stop the disc!

    There are things done on blu-ray discs that just can't be done on DVDs (with various animation, interactivity, picture in picture, internet connectivity, etc). It isn't just about better picture and sound.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh I get that, even with films where the dvd contains all the bonus stuff as the blu ray, the blu ray version does and should have those bd excl. interactive features.

    But not putting on interviews, deleted scenes, making of featurettes, etc...which has been a tradition for muppet films?
  14. Farron

    Farron Member

    Yeah, those I'm not sure about the reasoning behind. If there was some reason where they say it couldn't fit on one disc they could have always made it a 2 disc DVD release.
  15. jrxing

    jrxing Member

    I am really disappointed in the lithographs for preorder. Anyone else disappointed? Ill probably order it even though I already reordered the finger puppet set.
  16. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with the lithographs? I haven't prordered anything but was trying to decide between the lithographs or the finger puppets...kids would love the finger puppets but I thought the lithographs would be nice. Are they just not quality images or bad image choices?
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  17. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I've only seen the one image (of Kermit playing & singing Rainbow Connection), but I thought it was fantastic!! I'd love to see what the other 3 images are. I might even preorder from Disney just based on the Kermit pic alone! :)

    But then again... those finger puppets are pretty cute, and would be a lot of fun for my Boy and I! :D
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm taking a big stab in the dark and saying that the "Disney Intermission" thing will just be those various little green-screen bits with the Muppets popping in and out when you pause the film.
  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Yeah like Kermit coming in and waving and Animal putting his mouth over the camera, Fozzie cleaning the screen, you know, all the stuff we've been seeing recently,
  20. jrxing

    jrxing Member

    In regards to the lithograph, I guess my expectations were to high based on other preorders . I was hopping for more group and or individual. Kermit, Fozzie are great but disappointed in Walter/kermit &then piggy/kermit, weird angles.


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