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The Very Best of The Muppet Show DVD - Email Campaign

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by BlueFrackle, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Hey Guys,
    Please do this even if you are not from England.
    We will all benefit from it in the end...

    If enough of us email, They will take notice.

    I have sent this email to Columbia Tristar asking that they take The Muppet Classic Theatre fairy tales off of The Very Best of The Muppet Show, Volume Two DVD, And replace it with something that has more quality to it.

    Please send Columbia Tristar an email giving the same kind of message, You could even cut and paste your favorite selections from my email.

    There email address is - CTHVUK_Feedback@spe.sony.com

    My email ----

    Hi,
    I just want to say that 'The Very Best of The Muppet Show, Volume One' Is absolutely Fantastic !
    All the Muppet fans love it, and Even though we already bought the Video, we went out and got the DVD too !

    One of the best things was the Extra's, We never thought we would have that on DVD to keep forever, and then you went and put Quizzes, Profiles and Muppetisms too !

    We recently heard that you are now going to release 'The Very Best of The Muppet Show, Volume Two', We are overjoyed !

    Except for one thing, The Extras.
    We have heard that you are going to be using 'The Muppet Classic Theatre' Fairy tales.

    Most Muppet fans really HATE this series, They think it is one of the poorest and most badly made Series Henson have ever made.

    We would like to see something else put in its place, So I come to suggest a wide range of Henson Programmes that you could use instead -

    - Ranging from top to bottom, Top selections are better -

    Muppets On Puppets - Early Behind the Scenes Special
    The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence - The Muppet Show Pilot Episode
    The Muppets Valentine Show - Another Muppet Show Pilot Episode
    The Tales of The Tinkerdee - Muppet Series Pilot

    The World of Jim Henson - A documentary on everything Henson
    Henson's Place - Documentary on The Muppets
    An Evening With Jim Henson and Frank Oz - Interviews with the geniuses behind the Muppets
    Jim Henson Hour: The Secrets of The Muppets - Behind the Scenes of The Muppets
    Jim Henson Presents: The world of Puppetry - Behind the Scenes look at Puppetry

    The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson - A Tribute to Jim Henson by The Muppets
    The Muppets A Celebration of 30 Years - A celebration of all things the Henson company had done up until its 30th year
    The Muppets Go To The Movies - A one hour Muppet Show with Guest stars Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin
    The Muppets at Walt Disney World - The Muppets Visit Walt Disney World
    The Muppets Go Hollywood - The Muppet Movie Premiere Show

    Miss Piggy's Hollywood - Miss Piggy and Gonzo go star Hunting in Hollywood
    The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show - A Show Hosted by Miss Piggy

    The Great Santa Claus Switch - Ed Sullivan And The Muppets Christmas Special
    The Frog Prince - A Muppet Fairytale
    The Muppet Musicians of Bremen - A Muppet Fairytale
    Hey Cinderella! - A Muppet Fairytale
    Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas - A Muppet Fairytale

    John Denver and The Muppets: A Rocky Mountain Holiday - A Hiking Vacation with The Muppets
    John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together - A Muppet Christmas Special

    All these Muppet Compilations have new Footage and are narrated by various Muppets -

    The Muppet Revue - Compilation of The Muppet Show Clips
    The Kermit and Miss Piggy Story - Kermit and Miss Piggys best Moments on The Muppet Show
    Children's Songs and Stories with The Muppets - Compilation of Fun Muppet Moments
    Rock Music with The Muppets - Compilation of all the Rock music on The Muppet Show
    Muppet Treasures - Compilation of The Muppet Show Clips
    Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff - A Compilation of Gonzo's Favourite Muppet Moments
    Muppet Country Music - A Compilation of the best Country Moments on The Muppet Show
    Rowlf's Rhapsodies - Rowlfs Favourite The Muppet Show Moments
    Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook - Fozzies Best Moments on The Muppet Show


    Please let me know what you think.
    And the Muppet fan community hope that you can now pick a quality programme.


    Thank You
    BlueFrackle
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    Reply in this Thread with what you said, Or if anyone gets any replies.

    Thanks once again !
    BlueFrackle
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I sent one !
  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Luke,

    Thanks !

    Is anyone else going to send an Email ?


    Let me know !

    See ya
  4. 9504184b

    9504184b New Member

    Have done so as well. Definately worth a try.

    I mentioned the possibility of extra sales through releasing material not previoulsly available on video as well.

    Gordon
  5. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Gordon,

    Thanks !

    I hope it isnt just going to be the UK people who sign this.

    I know we always sin or help out when there is a cause for US merchandise.


    See ya
  6. petrieboy

    petrieboy Member

    BlueFrackle

    Hey
    I will help out too, but I have a question.
    Do you have a dvd player that plays Region 1? If so, do you have the Time Life dvds? If so, don't they have all the same stuff that is on the Muppet Best Ofs in UK, but 13 more volumes? If so, why do you want them?
    My other question is about the Muppet Fairy Tales. Are these the "Muppet Classic Theater" that was released in the 90s? I thought that was a pretty stupid video, but I think it would be great to have the whole thing as an extra. Did they chop it apart so you only get a couple parts of it on a dvd? That seems ridiculous since it was all part of one program. I do agree that there are plenty other things that are better though. I really wish they would either green light a release of Jim Henson Hour/ Storyteller/ Muppets Tonite ... or use all the episodes up on extras. I hate letting stuff go to waste when fans can be enjoying everything. Man, I really want The Muppets at Disney World... I will tell them that. But we're all going to be very jealous of you if the UK gets good stuff. When it comes to the Muppets, I wish every country would just release the same stuff so no one misses out.
    :)
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Petrie,

    Thank you very much !

    So far DVD wise in the UK all we have of The Muppet Show is The Very Best of The Muppet Show Volume One.

    You can read a review I wrote of what is on that DVD, Just click it.

    You will find that there is only Two episodes on that Disc, This isnt a series like the TimeLife series in the US.

    We have got Volume One and will now get Volume Two, But they want to put two Muppet Fairy Tales from The Muppet Classic Theatre.
    This means they will chop two up, Right?

    So i say why do that when they can put something else on it in one peice ?

    And please anyone else who is reading this, PLEASE send an email !

    Every Email Counts !

    Thanks!
  8. Rugbylass

    Rugbylass New Member

    Re: BlueFrackle

    The problem with the Time Life DVDs is that we can't get them shipped over here. Lots of American distributors won't ship to the UK (EBGames for instance ships to just about every other European country but not to the UK- now that's annoying!). So even though I've got a multi region DVD player I just can't get hold of the Time Life DVDs :( You're right though, with a world wide fan community it'd be great if things were released worldwide too.

    And BlueFrackle, I've sent my e-mail!
    Cheers,
    Helen
  9. 9504184b

    9504184b New Member

  10. Rugbylass

    Rugbylass New Member

    Oh, now that I didn't know. Thanks, that's great! But what does all this mean?

    Please Note: Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE): has been added by Warner and Columbia to certain Region 1 DVD’s. RCE will prevent the DVD from playing on some “Multi-Region” DVD players. If you are in any doubt that your player may not be able to play RCE DVD’s, we recommend that you do not order this title, as we are unable to accept returned RCE DVD’s.

    I suppose I'll have to check with the people who made our DVD player to see if it'll work. No point spending 30 quid on 2 DVDs if they won't play!
  11. 9504184b

    9504184b New Member

    basically, if your DVD player will let you set it to be a particular region - 1 in this case, then theres no problem, and these discs will work fine (assuming your TV can play American format NTSC signal!).

    If your DVD player is set to 'region-free', but you can't set it to be a particular region, then these will probably not work.
  12. Rugbylass

    Rugbylass New Member

    Ah right. I think mine goes region free, but I'll check in the manual tonight. Thanks for making that a bit clearer for me!

    Actually, on second thoughts, my laptop has a DVD player and that's set to region 1. Problem solved!
  13. 9504184b

    9504184b New Member

    Glad to be of service. And the laptop will have no problem playing NTSC either.

    If you do a search for 'muppet' on Play.com you can get the Muppet Movie DVD, which I have and is wonderful, and lots more.
    Be warned: it is a site I have ended up spending an -awful- lot of money at! They are pretty reliable as well.
  14. Rugbylass

    Rugbylass New Member

    Yeah, I've bought a few cds from play (like the latest Ben Folds cd/dvd for just 8.99!) but I've not dared look at their DVD section. I'll have to have a quick browse through and put it all on my Christmas list!
  15. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    I've heard that the US Time-Life "Best of the Muppet Show" DVD's are region-free. I haven't tested this though. Can anyone confirm whether they will play on all region DVD players or not? (If you are using a PAL tv you'll likely still need a PAL-NTSC converter to change the signal).
  16. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    Thanks for those of you who signed !

    I think we may have half a chance of doing this !

    See ya
  17. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny New Member

    There's A Best Of Muppet Show Two DVD??????
    Jamie
  18. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    I just want to mention that I've just droped them a mail.
  19. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Jamie,

    Yup !

    Send an email to request something good as an extra !

    Thanks DK !!


    See ya
  20. GuySmiley

    GuySmiley New Member

    Just sent mine!


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