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Where it all Began Special Edition Specs

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by GelflingWaldo, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    The technical specs for the upcoming Fraggle Rock Where it all Began Special Edition DVD have been released. I've listed them below. Note there is no Pingu listed anywhere, it is all 100% Fraggles


    Wembley and the Gorgs
    Let the Water Run

    Special Features:
    Fraggle Songs: A Musical History of Fraggle Rock
    Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series episode: The Great Fraggle Freeze

    Interactive Menus
    Closed Captioning
    Release Date: October 19, 2004
    Run time: 170 minutes
    Standard Retail Price: $14.99
  2. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    It comes with an episode of the animated series? A whole episode? Cool!
  3. WOW! This just made my day. Now I have buy this. Good thing I have the other DVD and I can still watch Pingu. I just hope the first 2 aren't merged again.
  4. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    It was actually a whole lot better to go into credits and then play the next episode, but I was quite pleased with the way they merged it.

  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    On behalf of all the Pingu fans i am both shocked and stunned ! LOL!

    I dunno - i am a little underwhelmed at that. It probably needed the behind the scenes documentary to make everyone who got the first disc buy the special edition. The history of the songs is good but if they are just going to bump cheaper DVD's into more expensive ones by including an episode from the cartoon i won't be getting them. I didn't think the cartoon was that great. I'd rather they just put out more in the format of the test release at the cheaper price.
  6. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how many episodes there were in the Fraggle Rock Animated series :confused:

    And if we think about it, this re-realease of "Where It All Began" has been labeled Special Edition and has been geared towards collectors after many requested collectors edition DVD season sets to HIT!. So might they be testing the collectors market for Fraggle Rock DVD's or better yet Season Sets :confused:

  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Uh, pardon my ignorance. But what's "Pingu"?
    And will the Special Edition DVD's still come with the questionaire like the original test run? If not, then where online can I find and fill out this questionaire?
    Thanks, and hope to hear from you guys soon.
  8. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    Pingu is a clay animated penguin. Hit put a episode on the first Fraggle release.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Too bad it's not including "Down at Fraggle Rock" documentary.
  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I think the Walmart release was to test the market. I'm guessing this is first in a line of Fraggle releases each containing 3 live eps (released in order) and a few special features (probably more animated eps). I very much doubt we will ever see season sets from HIT!
  11. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    So is there 2 US fraggle dvd releases?
  12. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    If HIT does release the show this way, 3 episodes a release, it will take 32 Volumes to release the entire show. And at $15 would cost you $480 to get all 96 episdoes (that's about $5 an episode - not counting special features) and would take probally 4-10 years until they would all be released.

    The Animated Fraggle show had 13 episodes, but some were made of two seprate 15-min stories that could be split between two releases. Their is footage from the Down at Fraggle Rock special that could be used to make new featurettes (instead of the whole hour special, HIT! could edit new segments using some footage from it with new stuff and show clips; like a 15-min. feature on just Doozers, a featurette on the Gorgs, another on the Music, one the international versions, and more), their is the "Fraggles look for jobs" thing that could go on the final release, there are original test skits and footage, they could make "best of montages" (like the best of Uncle Matt, which shows some of the best Travling Matt Clips from the serries), their are a lot of people they could interview, and their are plenty of Fraggle Songs to create more "sing-a-longs". If HIT! made more 3-episode releases (in order), with 1-2 special features a peice I would not make me upset, I would much rather have season sets, but I think getting the whole show out their is more important. :smirk: May be they'll do both, seasons sets for the hard-core fans, and 3-ep releases for casual fans and families.
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    True. With the plethora of Fraggle stuff out there, they shouldn't have any problems doing season sets or bonus discs, really. Plus, with almost all the performers still alive, they should definitely do some interviews or at least commentaries!
  14. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock, the cartoon!

    Here's the episode guide for the 1987-1988 Fraggle Rock cartoon.

    Season 1 (1987-1988)
    A Growing Relationship/Where No Fraggle Has Gone Before
    Big Trouble/Necessity
    Gobo's Song/Homebody Matt
    Laundry Never Lies/What Boober's Nose Knows
    Mokey's Flood Of Creativity/What The Doozers Did
    No Fraggle Is An Island
    Red's Drippy Dilema/The Funniest Joke In The Universe
    The Best Of The Best/Ambassador Gorg
    The Great Fraggle Freeze
    The Great Radish Round Up/Lucky Fargy
    The Radish Fairy/Fraggle Babble
    Wembley & The Bemble/A Fraggle For All Seasons
    Wembley's Trip To Outer Space/Fraggle Fool's Day

    Here's a short description from 80scartoons.net

    Fraggle Rock

    The fun-loving fraggles (Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and others) share adventures in the underground caverns they call home. They live under the home of Doc and his dog, Sprocket. Other characters include doozers, Wrench, Wingnut, Majory, Traveling Matt, Ma and Pa Gorg, Flange, and Philo.
    A Jim Henson Production in association with Marvel Productions. Thirty minutes. NBC: September 12, 1987 to September 3, 1988.


    :smirk: :excited:
  15. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    How about commentaries by the Fraggles? Picture hearing Gobo, Reb, Wembly, Mokey, and Boober talking about episodes of the show. That could be fun for the performers to do, revist the characters, and no rebuilding puppets required. Plus imagine the banter the 5 could come up with.
  16. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    That's a fantastic idea! I love it! something new could be done with the fraggles without the problem of having to rebuilt puppets.

    And thanks too those who answered the Animated FR related question.
  17. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I think I heard that most of the original puppets from FR have disinegrated by now. :smirk:
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I bet they will continue releasing the discs like this until they stop selling enough to be profitable and fans will be without a completed FR DVD collection until something else happens in the future. Look at what you said above - it's the most profitable way for HIT! to release these, not what the fans would like most but they'll buy them and it'll do. It's the same thing being done in the UK with He-Man actually at the moment - it's a question of profit, and also a question of whether there are more casual fans prepared to spend $15 on a 3 disc release than there is dedicated people out there who would spend $40+ in one go on a season set. I doubt we'll see season sets from HIT! unless Henson really pushes for it, it just isn't like them and at the end of the day JHC have to look at it financially too.

    As for special features, as is the case with TV DVD's from any company they try to do what they can without spending much money. That's probably why they are using an animated episode and bits of the live action series cut into packages. Commentaries should be possible - Henson could record them in LA (although the cast are all freelance so that might work out expensive), it could be done in London (Jocelyn Stevenson - FR writer works for HIT! and they could just use her and pay for one puppeteer) or they could even do as they do on those He-Man discs and do "Fan Commentary" where a few hardcore fans who know their trivia do it instead of the cast. You've got BlueFrackle in London, Joggy not far away in Europe - that might be a nice idea if they were looking for that kinda thing. I think it's possible that we'll see the behind the scenes documentary at some point either complete or split up, although there seems to be issues in the USA with it at the moment. One nice thing might be the Fraggle session at Muppetfest with all the cast there - it's a long shot but that was recorded i believe. I can't see them doing "on camera" interviews and re-building puppets - way too expensive.
  19. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Something like that is possible. The original episodes of Star Trek were first put out in two-episodes-per-disc, single disc releases. Now there's a "demand" for it, so it's making its way to complete season sets. Season one was released yesterday, with season 2 in November and season 3 in December. And this is Star Trek we're talking about here, something everyone in the world knows has a die-hard fan base that would just eat up season sets. Look how they got treated at first.
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    ALL the Fraggles have deteriorated. The foam they were made from rotted out, and when you'd insert your hand into the puppets you'd pull it out with little balls of foam, and the inside of the puppet would break apart.

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