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Video: "The Muppet Movie - The (Nearly) 35th Anniversary Edition" coming to Blu-Ray in 2013

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppet maniac, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I want it to come with a robotic Kermit friend to watch the Blu-ray with me and to do my bidding afterward. I will accept NOTHING LESS, Disney! :)
  2. JohnMan418

    JohnMan418 Member

    Well, this is something I'm looking forward to getting when it comes out. I have the recent DVD release from 2005, but I'm sure the restoration will look great. Hopefully, this release will have more bonus features and the DVD would have a widescreen/fullscreen selection like the 2005 DVD has.
  3. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Well-Known Member

    Heck, the footage in the trailer already looks better than the DVD version, so I'm sure this will look great on Blu-Ray. I'm just hoping we get a release date soon, because this will probably be a first-day pick-up for me. (And that's rare for me on anything but Barney DVDs, so that should say something)

    Just for the record, my Muppet Movie DVD is the Columbia Tri-Star edition from 2001, but I'm pretty sure that uses the same transfer as the 2005 Disney edition.

    Oh, and welcome to Muppet Central Forum, John! :)
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  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Hubba wha?! JohnMan's here! :crazy: Oh joy. Welcome.

    But yeah, this Blu-ray's going to be awesome. Hopefully it'll be out in the summer.
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    It actually seems like Disney used the master print Sony used for their DVD but cleaned it up a little bit. It was an improvement, but not noticeable enough unless you are watching both versions side-by-side. But this new HD master looks much better.
  6. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    No, the UK scene is complete. Unfortunately the print used for the early home video releases was badly damaged - from memory, there were a couple of dozen physical breaks in the film, resulting in the loss of several minutes of material. The scene you describe should include those lines of dialogue. The original theatrical UK release of the film runs about three minutes longer than the US cut.

    All in all, those early releases were very poor - low-resolution, bits missing and a very poor transfer. Whether this is the reason later releases switched to the shorter cut of the film used for the US I don't know.
  7. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    After hearing that the UK print got badly damaged, it sort of reminds me of what happened with the Swedish Chef in the projection room during TMM:

    :hungry:: Gersh gurndy morn-dee, burn-dee, burn-dee,
  8. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Did Germany have the same cut? I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere some VHS prints had the cut as the UK.
  9. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    I don't know. The only German home-video release I've seen is the early-90s Buena Vista tape, which was the same as the US releases.
  10. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  11. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness! I can't wait! I really, really love this movie and I can't wait to see it in crystal clear graphics!
  12. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Yeah! Me too! :)
  13. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any favorite Muppet Movie songs? My favorites are Rainbow Connection, Can You Picture That, and Never Before Never Again!
  14. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    My favorites are Rainbow Connection, Magic Store, and Never Before Never Again.
  15. smalltimecrook

    smalltimecrook Well-Known Member

    Can we just have a date for this please now?
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Please :) lol
  17. Rhys

    Rhys Well-Known Member

    Haha nice
  18. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    If I had to guess - I think this will come out in August. Since the trailer for the Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray came out last July and it comes out in March, so 8 months. Annoucement was in December for this so +8 months, I'd think August.
  19. Muppetgirl1

    Muppetgirl1 Well-Known Member

    I still can't Believe that it's been Nearly 35 years since the Muppet Movie came to the Theaters and to our house on blue Ray Jim Henson would be so proud and happy at the same time:):excited::D;);):eek::cry::super::laugh::excited::):);)
  20. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    The "grasshopper" line was never in the movie. Never. Not even the UK cut. It was only on the soundtrack album.

    I would like to see the additional deleted scenes featured in the book adaptation (Statler and Waldorf on the camel, etc.), but I'm not holding my breath.
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