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Videos: Deleted Scene and Bloopers from "The Muppets" Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Phillip Administrator

  2. Cal New Member

    That deleted scene was quite nice. A shame t'was cut; it would have been nice to see more of Gonzo, more of Bunsen, and more of Gary interacing with Muppets aside from Walter, all in the film.
  3. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would they release 4 versions of the same movie?

    The 19.99 dvd seems like a waste of money (and a waste of resources on disney's part) when the 23 dollar dvd has the soundtrack and a bonus feature -_-
  4. zoebell Active Member

    this makes me so excited to see the rest of the deleted scenes!

    i can't wait to get the dvd. btw, what's the biggest difference btw the 3 disc edition and the 2 disc? is is just the soundtrack card?
  5. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    3 disc version has a digital copy of the movie and a soundtrack card, 2 disk version doesnt
  6. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Over there it says the blooper reel is only if you buy the soundtrack card too. Is this true?
  7. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna assume amazon has their facts straight. Like I said, 4 versions of the movie is absolutely ridiculous. I can understand two versions, but four is just slimy (for lack of a better way to express my feelings -_-)
  8. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe Amazon goofed, but it looks like the regular DVD won't contain ANY bonus features at all. Shameful, Disney.

    Good deleted scene. I have a feeling this isn't the whole deleted scene, as we don't see Gonzo throw the bowling ball. Since I'd expect both to be part of the same scene, it'd be a waste to include them as two seperate deleted scenes.

    And the blooper reel appears to include some bloopers from deleted scenes, like Kermit and Miss Piggy's break-up that caused the gang to split up.
  9. MWoO Active Member

    this isn't a deleted scene as much as it is an altered scene. The bowling ball was replaced by a vacuum and Beaker running away was sped up in the clean up montage.

    I do like that Fozzie wasn't the only one trying a cheap trick. I think that if the scene was kept it would have given the bowling ball at the end a little more signifigance. Firstly, it would have given more meaning to Gonzo's act as we now know it was his first attempt at doing it for real. Second, it sets up the bowling ball act and gives a little foreshawdoing.

    I like the altered scene better, but at the same time I kind of like that they showed Gonzo having lost his confidence in his acts only to regain it later on. After all, that what the movie was really all about. Getting the muppets back to who they were. The scene goes to show just how much thought was really put into this script.
  10. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    This isn't 4 versions of the same movie. This is 4 packagings of the film. What's wrong with allowing people to purchase the deal that's best for them? Some fans already have the soundtrack and others might just want the movie etc. Disney is just trying to accommodate everybody. Why the complaints?

    Package 1= DVD = $19.99
    Package 2 = DVD + Digital Soundtrack Download = $23.99
    Package 3 = DVD + Blu-Ray = $24.99
    Package 4 = DVD + Blu-Ray + Digital Soundtrack Download = $29.99


    I got package number 3 because I downloaded the soundtrack when the film came out, but I got this from the Disney Store in order to get the extra little prints that came with it there. Walmart with have finger puppets instead. It's all marketing and it serves to facilitate sales. The only complaint i can understand is the omission of the deleted scenes on the DVD. I'm sure it could have fit, but Disney's obviously trying to get people to buy Blu-rays.
  11. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    what got me annoyed is that the bonus is only on the Blu-Ray disc and there's none on the DVD that comes with it. I was going to buy that one until I saw that.
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  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've been saying that since the DVD specs came out.

    Now, format of the movie you want to watch should be the only choice. Blu-Ray is much higher in clarity, sure, but again, a high def TV is the only way you'd know the difference. And while it does work on a regular TV, it's like driving a Monster Truck in a cul de sac. The fact that Disney's pulling crap by withholding special features for the premium edition that not every Muppet fan can enjoy is nothing more than a cheap, pathetic, below the belt business decision. I'm going to have to get the Blu-ray 2 pack just to have the features, and make friends with someone who has a Blu-Ray just to see them. Like I said before, if they ONLY put the deleted scenes on the regular disk, I wouldn't say a word. So much of this movie was cut to fit the 100 minutes that they could probably make another movie with them, and I don't think a single Muppet fan here wouldn't want to see more of the movie. Even though certain scenes will not be re-edited into the film MCC style, some of us want that feeling of where those segments could have gone in, giving a better flow to a movie with just that one minor problem to it.

    However, I'd rather buy the actual CD soundtrack separate. Only if something happens to my computer, I still have the CD copy. I'm sure there's a way to back it up, but I'd rather get the CD by itself.
  13. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I understand that, but whats irritating me is that Package 1 is JUST the movie. It doesnt have ANY special features. Package 2 has the soundtrack card yes, but why does this one have the bonus feature? Why cant Package 1 have the bonus feature? Same disc, same specs. I see no reason for it. On top of that, Why cant both packages of the blu ray include the digital copy? I would understand if it was 4 packages with the exact same content plus or minus the download card, but instead they made 4 versions of the dvd, each with additional content that should have come on it to begin with -_-
  14. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's a valid complaint. I'm going out to buy a Blu-ray player this week because of the upcoming disc and money is very tight. A 2-disc DVD set with all the special features would have been nice. Disney is one of the first companies to sign on to Blu-Ray and they are trying to influence customers with these decisions. Meh. I guess it's finally worked on me, but I would have gotten a player anyway once TMM came out on the format.

    It is a little weird, but we should be raving about all the available goodies rather than complaining about particular packagings that we're not gonna get anyway. :p
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  15. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Guess there's a reason that scene was cut...:halo:
  16. panmanthe2nd Active Member

    The 3 disc version has the soundtrack card and the digital copy.

    It say's on MuppetWiki that, the digital copy has an exclusive bonus called 'Inside Walter's Trailer' Take a peek inside Walter's trailer as he prepares to play his big role.

    I was thinking about buying the 3 disc edition because of the extra bonus, but I really want the Metal Box version (it just has the DVD and Blu-Ray), so I'm going to get that. I'm hoping one of the UK releases will have 'Inside Walter's Trailer', and then I'll also buy that.
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The packaging doesn't bother me none... just the fact that not everyone can enjoy the deleted sequences and extended song sequence. The bonus sound track stuff doesn't effect my decision either way, but the lack of bonuses DOES. Especially since an almost bare bones DVD release should have been cheaper at least. There's no reasoning behind this decision than to kiss Sony's ring. And in the end, it's going to hurt regular DVD sales of this movie. Of course, I'm not taking this as an "of course Disney does this to the Muppets" bit. They aren't special there. But it seems like the regular DVD collectors who are happy with the format they have are being ignored. I'm sure there's a space issue that prevents everything offered on the Blu copy to be on the DVD in more than one disk... but at LEAST half of the deleted sequences and the extended Tex Richman scene SHOULD have been carried over.

    Here's my question, though... if Disney didn't care to have a regular DVD release of the movie, why then did they even offer it at all? 20 bucks for one lousy feature? Sure, that stuff might fly for Netflix or Redbox... but for home video purchase, they might as well JUST released the combo pack with or without the soundtrack.
  18. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    That is exactly how I feel.
  19. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It's a Disney release and they've likely projected sales. I doubt they'll lose a dime doing it this way. Most people apparently have Blu-rays these days. They should definitely have put as much on the DVD. What the heck happened to the 2 disc DVD set? But this is how such releases go so i have no real complaints. Blu-ray players are now at DVD competitive prices. Also, there are actually a lot of people who don't watch special features or want any of it. Personally, I think the bare bones should be offered for 14.99. That makes the most sense. But again, don't really care. I'll probably wear out the disc and have to buy it again. Hahaha.
  20. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Slightly more people have Blu-Ray. I don't know anyone who actually has one.

    Like I said before, the future isn't a premium version of what we have, the future is digital downloads. I still find Blu-Ray an unnecessary step in the matter. It's shinier and flashier, but it's basically the same as a DVD, it just holds more data. It's not like the huge jump from VHS to DVD.

    By the time most people have a Blu-Ray player, it will be over. Everything will be online only. If it was 10 years away, I could see the matter, but digital downloads being the norm is on our doorstep, at least down the street and walking at a brisk pace.

    But I agree. Where's the 2 Disk REGULAR DVD? I bought the Beauty and the Beast DVD from last year as a gift from someone, and it had all the features you'd come to expect from Disney on the second disk. It's such a shame that this is the norm for every entertainment company... but the difference between those companies and Disney is that in less than a year the bare bones DVD releases go from the 20 dollar SRP to as low as 10 bucks in a few months. Sometimes less. Disney's usually don't.

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