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

  1. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    How is he keeping people from being excited? You shouldn't let what others say that doesnt affect you directly ruin your mood. Still, I understand how tiring it can be to see the same things spouted again and again (and everyone is guilty of it from one time to another ;) )
    How much is the itunes version anyway?
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  2. heralde Well-Known Member

    True I mean I have friends who didn't like the movie that much, but we just agree to disagree and move on. And as much I enjoyed the movie, Beaker always does have good points about what the movie could have been.
  3. heralde Well-Known Member

    Same here. There's a little thing called the economy and right now it's broken. :ouch:

    As much as I enjoyed The Muppets (2011), if I were forced to choose I would probably buy Being Elmo on DVD instead. It was very inspirational and interesting and hey how many documentaries feature Richard Hunt so much? Hehe ;)

    But if other people want to buy The Muppets, that's fine of course. This debate isn't so much about this particular movie but about the big Blu Ray scam that's affecting all movies.
  4. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    By the way, thanks to Ryan for pointing me to the wide assortment of very inexpensive Blu-ray players. I imagined it would be $200+ but they had some as low as $60 and there wasn't even a sale on! I went with a $100 Sony brand since they're the ones who are behind Blu-ray, but i was very happy to replace the tweaky DVD player I purchased 16 months ago at the same price! I'm ecstatic about my new Blu-ray player. I'd been waiting for years to have a good reason to finally buy one and Disney just provided that. Everything else to me is noise. I can't wait for the catalog of Muppet movies to hit Blu!!!
  5. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I may still get the blu ray one just because I at least have something to watch it on. Its my birthday. I'm not paying for it :p
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  6. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    $9.99, plus tax.
  7. heralde Well-Known Member

    Lol, exactly. If it was a gift, I'd be more than happy to accept. But my own money has to stay with me right now, lol. ;)
  8. beaker Well-Known Member

    My gripe is that people are unwilling to acknowledge that Disney went out of their way to deliberately screw dvd owners. Even Frogboy acknowedges its a ploy to get people to give up dvds.

    It's on netflix now, but I want to own the actual dvd and enjoy any features it has. Words cannot express the emotional impact and specialness of it. Any true Muppet fan needs to see it, as there's so many rare Muppet/Dark Crystal/LabyrinthSesame clips, footage/pictures/stories involving Jim, Frank, Kermit Love, Hunt, etc. I knew Clash had an incredible journey, but I was just blown away by it. There's even some Kermit and Jim clips I had never seen before. I know I've voices my displeasure in how ubiquitous Elmo has become, but there's no denying the character has deeply resonated and connected on so many levels with kids be they inner city, suburban or worldwide.

    It's funny everyone I took to see the Muppets 2011 liked it more than I did, the 3 decade plus hardcore fan:) So Im very happy it did what it needed to do, but I hope the next film is not a sequel and gets back to the grassroots independent realism and magic of the first three.

    Im still waiting to see what Disney has in store merchandise and other means. Hopefully an announcement will come by spring.
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  9. beaker Well-Known Member

    If the Itunes version had the deleted scenes, featurettes and behind the scenes extras/bloopers I'd pay $15 for the download.
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  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    Yup, just found it on Netflix recently which is great. Now the documentary has not changed my cynical view of Elmo's World, heh, but I loved Kevin's overall story. It's very inspirational, particularly for young people starting out their careers. You will likely encounter a lot of setbacks, but you can't let that defeat you. :)

    And yeah there were a lot of photos of Jim and Richard I'd never seen before which is always nice and it was great getting to know Kermit Love better.
  11. beaker Well-Known Member

    You can tell Kevin reaches into this very vulnerable, stunted child like part of himself when you see his face and body language as he's performing Elmo.

    The only part of the movie that made me sad...was I think he should have spent more time with his daughter. I realize he wanted Elmo to have the utmost quality performances worldwide, but I think it was highly unecessary for him to be at EVERY promotional spot in the late 90s through mid 2000's.

    However the fact he's gone so out of his way to help children in many different ways I think counter balances that.

    It just sucks that most Muppet fans will skip out on it because of the Elmo title or because its an independent documentary.
  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, like I said... EVERY company wants to do it, though... Rango had 10 scenes and an alternate ending, and I swear there was some very recent movie I just looked at the back of and it was loaded with features... and it was the standard version. It's a big conform or Frog You... something that's dreadful about our consumerist culture. And you can say "Oh, blu-ray is ONLY a hundred bucks" all you like. And I don't care if it works on a standard 10 year old, falling apart TV set that's like 13". It would just look like everything else. If anything, I need a new TV, and they're all relatively expensive, unless you buy a fall apart third party brand.

    The bottom line is there was no need to do this, it's a cheap marketing ploy, and they wouldn't stand to lose any money if they put at least the deleted scenes and the Tex Richman extended song on the standard version. After all, if there's one thing that everyone wants, it's to essentially see more movie. It's such a cheap trick to force a sell up on people, and I bet Sony's pulling strings backstage.
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  13. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Really? Usually iTunes doesn't say what the bonus features are until you buy it
  14. Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    my main gripes with everyone complaining right now are 2 things

    1: everyones taking it as a personal attack, as if Disney is doing this just to spite you who dont own a blu ray player

    2: everyone forgets EVERY BLU RAY IS LIKE THIS from The Muppet to Transformers to even bad movies like What's Your Number?...not one of those have really any special features on the standad disks...heck Transformers didnt even have features on the regular Blu Ray...every movie and studio does this...why are we so surprised that it happened now?
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  15. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Is it up for pre-order on iTunes yet?
  16. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They have images of their menus.
  17. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well in a way, it's worse than an attack. As DrTooth said, it is a marketing ploy that is encouraging unnecessary and wasteful spending when many Americans are out of work and struggling to get by. I have a perfectly working DVD player and for me to have to spend my money (that I kinda need right now) on a Blu Ray player just to get some bonus features is beyond insane and again, incredibly wasteful. Capitalism run amok is screwing the country right now and nothing is going to change unless people speak against it and refuse to just go along with these conglomerates' games.

    The future of technology is in streaming video, not physical disks, and these companies know it. They're treading water and hoping they can at least still manipulate the public (and their money) a couple more years.

    That does not mean we are not happy to have The Muppets (2011) on DVD/Blu Ray. Of course we are and that's the point. These companies are counting on our enthusiasm. They're taking advantage of our love for the Muppets. They're hoping we'll just ignore the games they're playing. And a lot of us are just sick of playing the game.

    So this is not just mindless complaining. This is ordinary people who are just a little tired of having their fandom get taken advantage of.

    Yeah that's the downside of the business, it does take you away from the family a lot.
  18. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Some see the donut, others can't help but complain about the hole in the center for posts and posts and posts and posts.

    And posts.

    Constructive criticism is one thing, but there always seem to be members who pick apart every bit of good news only to see the bad in it. This transcends the Blu-ray vs DVD discussion and paints the whole forum. It's one thing to express/explore disappointment in a home video release or a portion of a movie, but it's another to rant about it for 4 pages of a thread and talk about evil agendas and boycotting things. MC is becoming a much less thoughtful place in recent years. Bah, I started my thread and will be focusing more on those while I watch the special features on the Blu-ray player I purchased for my love of Henson/Muppet movies. :)
  19. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's a link showing clips from some of the bonus features: http://www.traileraddict.com/tags/the-muppets

    Some of the highlights include the deleted jail scene and part of the documentary, with dialogue from Droop. Interestingly, what's listed as "extended scene" is actually part of the screen test on the way to the read-through.
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  20. zoebell Active Member

    i'm excited to see all this stuff!
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