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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. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree. That dead horse is dead and now it's getting stinky. No use kicking it anymore...other than it's just icky and kind of rude to disrupt dead things. So I'm gonna leave that alone.

    That Droop clip is amazing! It was amazing to hear him again.There seem to be so many funny moments in these extras that I wish more of them had made it into the film! That's a good complaint to have.

    And is that a Gloat rebuild or is that a different Green Frackle?
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  2. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    At 1st i also thought that was Gloat Frackle, but it also kinda looks like Snake Frackle too. Hmmmm..??

    ...Or MAYBE a one of the dark grren hunchbacked frackles from Muppet show episode 507? :smirk:
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  3. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    It is isn't it! I never got MTM on DVD, as I had it on VHS, and when it first came out on DVD I didn't have a DVD player and was still happy with the VHS, but when I found out it was on Blu-Ray I jumped at it. Great quality! Great film!
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  4. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    I've just pre-ordered The Muppets! :) In the end I went for the Wocka Wocka edition plus the free exclusive 'Viva Metal Box' from BestBuy.com. I had to get it sent to friends (who live in the US) of my parents who will then send it on to me, as BestBuy won't ship outside the USA.

    Can't wait till it gets here!
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  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The texture on Kermit and the rest of the puppets is so beautiful.
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  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Gahhhhhh. Seeing this is maddening, as this looks like the ultimate deleted scene/extra. THIS is what I was hoping the movie would have been more like. I actually envisioned a nifty office scene for a muppet film idea http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/the-muppets/dvd-bonus-extended-scene

    Yeah I cant apologize for making a stink on disney intentionally screwing dvd owners. Not when you see these amazing things. I cannot wait til they all get put on youtube
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  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah as much as I enjoyed the final film, I was shocked to see how much I enjoyed the deleted scenes even more. This was clearly an editing issue. The final film had too much plot exposition and not enough humor. If they do make another film, hopefully that will get more balanced out. :)
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    The deleted scenes had that 'real life', independent movie edge to them, while the movie was mostly glossy and colorful. Sometimes things can look TOO good.

    That said, I really cannot spare many bad words for this movie.
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah pretty much. Again, I enjoyed the movie. But the medium of film in general has its ups and downs and now is not one of its up times, hehe. All this obsession with making things look perfect, way too reminiscent of the 50s, another lukewarm time for movies. Still it's pretty much the Internet's fault, which we benefit from everyday, so I guess it would be hypocritical to complain. ;)

    And the good thing is eventually the pendulum has to swing the other way. :)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Agreed. All I'm saying.

    Way to fend off against piracy. No wonder they wanted SOPA to pass so bad.
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  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think it's also now more a political issue. I just don't like feeling pressured to buy a blu ray. I have an absolutely amazing dvd collection I've worked hard on for over 12 years. Unlike vhs, dvds last indefinitely if handled properly(most used or rental games, used cds or dvds are rarely taken care of) and I just dont see the need for a blu ray. Especially since my dvds arent going to look any different on a blu ray player with the tv i have.

    Every single extra Ive seen on trailer addict has blown me away, and even tho I had mixed feelings on the film, I woulda gladly paid $20-$25 for a dvd if it had all those. I more than understand blu ray specific features like popups/further exploration/live/etc stuff wouldnt be on it. But there is ZERO reason other than greed why they couldnt all be on the dvd. They did this SAME thing with the Tron releases.
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  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It does come down to "we control what you buy." It's pretty creepy actually. Not that it's anything new. And obviously they're not the only ones doing it. But the working and middle class have really come under attack lately on all fronts and this just feels like the latest.
  13. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    Ok wow. Kermit, Scooter, Gonzo, Fozzie and Rowlf together. Bantering back and forth. Comfortable with each other and just acting natural. Everyone (except Rizzo but I'm willing to forgive that) has something to say and it doesn't feel like anyone is in the background because no one is comfortable performing them yet. Basically five of the most important Muppet character sharing time together in a way that we really haven't seen since Henson died.

    THIS is something we need to see more often and something I wish we could have seen a little more of in the movie. And the best part is that this IS something we can see more often, considering each of these characters is now played by a different performer.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Seeing that scene is deeply surreal for me. In 2002 I posted a screenplay synopsis for a new Muppet film. The opening of the movie was set in a high rise office where all the Muppets were busy in a madcap type scene.

    I literally think they could have kept on filming, and have made a completely different(but more enjoyably indie and real) film with hardly any budget worries. Some movies have shot so much side footage, they ended up releasing a whole separate movie(Anchorman/Ron Burgandy, Smoke/Blue in the Face, etc) I know the office scene isn't an actual deleted scene, but that single minute of footage grabbed me in ways that a lot of the actual film failed to...as spectacular and well meaning a lot of it was executed.
    I just want to see a really natural, almost independent movie type Muppet film experience without glitter, glitz and whiz bam ADHD modern concerns.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    A review of the Blu-Ray lists the deleted scenes. Off-hand, I recall the deleted scene "titles" being (and paraphrased): Walter's Nightmare, A Hero in LA, Life's a Happy Song Missing Verse, Strip Mall Awards, Muppets in Jail, some Credit Card scene, Bowling for Beaker, and Extended Muppet Telethon Opening & More!

    Hmm, the "and more" part of the extended telethon opening is intrigueing... I wonder if it's meant to be several deleted scenes on one deleted scene chapter stop... Or a montage of small unimportant deleted scenes... We have a week to find out.

    It looks like we won't be getting the full flashback scene where Kermit and Piggy have a falling out... And if the Bunsen and Beaker scene was originally longer it looks like we won't get to see it on the DVD.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm just gonna throw my two sense in and say personally for me and I'm just speaking for me I can't speak for anyone else in that I honestly don't really care about what bonus' or extras are on the Blu-ray or DVD all I care about is a good Muppet movie. The Muppets are back and that's what I am personally excited about. I have found plenty of extra goodies on Youtube and Google to satisfy me. And I've been wanting a Blu-ray player for awhile now so for me this just gives me more of an incentive to get one being that I am a HUGE Muppet fan like everyone else is. I mainly want it for the picture quality. I tend to go for more of the interviews then behind the scenes stuff anyways. Just throwing my opinion out there.
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Can you watch the Kermit and Piggy scene on youtube?
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    No, the only deleted scenes online are the few that were posted on, I think, Amazon.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm going to give my thoughts on all of the deleted scenes on the blu-ray, and provide a rating system, with five stars being the best.
    • Walter's Extended Nightmare - four stars
      I'm unsure as to whether I'd prefer the full scene to be in the movie. It would have given us more Muppet content early on before waiting almost ten minutes to get back to the familiar characters, but it does seem a little bit much. Maybe I'd give it a five star rating if a few obscure characters were thrown in for good measure. In fact, if they didn't want to ignore Uncle Dealdey's past with the Muppets, they could have put him in this scene, to establish him as a Muppet.
    • "Life's a Happy Song" missing verse - two stars
      Somehow I feel the song would have needed another sad verse, sung by Gary, for this to be needed, but I don't know what Gary could have expressed sadness for this early in the film.
    • A Hero in Hollywood - Two stars
      I'm glad they cut this out.
    • Credit Card Club - Three stars
      I think I like this scene better than others do, though it loses some points for not being too Muppety, and for looking a bit like a mix between Twillight and The Disney Channel's tween sitcoms*. But I like the idea of a show focused on credit cards and featuring snooty kids.
    • The Strip Mall Awards - three stars
      A good scene, but it does go on kinda long. I like the line about "making too many cameos in kids films", and Kathy Griffin being desperate enough to accept the fake award, and it's one of the few times Sam seems to act like his old self (when for the rest of the movie he seems to be okay with the Muppets gettig back together... Maybe a little more like his attitude in Sex and Violence).
    • Bowling for Beaker - Five stars
      I wish this scene was kept in, especially since Bunsen only got one line in the completed film.
    • Muppets in Jail - Four stars
      Better than the awards scene, but it wouldn't make sense to include this without the awards scene. Interesting that Walter had enough money to bail the Muppets out of jail. A shame we didn't get the scene with them leaving the jail house, shown in one of the trailers.
    • Extended Telethon Opening - Five stars
      I wish this was left in. I wonder if this was all done in one take or if editing was involved (I think I saw the top of Dave Goelz's head under Bunsen). Wow, this sure does include lines by a few characters who don't get much dialogue in the film. I don't know why they needed to include the telethon opening with it, but I'm judging these scenes based on the deleted portions.
    • Extended Forget You - Four stars
      Wasn't too excited about this, since the extra scenes were in the music video version (though I was sort of hoping we'd get the msuic video versions of this and Man or Muppet). But it's still great, though I wonder why they chose a whatnot to play the farmer. It would have been a good scene for Link or Pops. Yeah, I know, they often had generic whatnots in scenes that could have been given to more consistient characters.
    • Extended Punch Teacher - Five stars.
      A very funny scene. Though I was sort of expecting Mary to give a response to it, since she is a teacher. Was also hoping we'd get to see Gary's "Are there Muppets in this?" line. I guess we'll still be wondering what led to that line (or maybe he said something else and the line was dubbed into the trailers, but even then, we don't see Gary talking in the CDE office scenes at all).
    • Extended "Let's Talk About Me" - Five Stars
      James Bobin said that this was the only deleted scene he regretted cutting, and I can see why. It's very good.
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I haven't gotten to see the deleted scenes yet but I plan to look at them tomorrow.

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