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Will there ever be a Muppet Show DVD Box Set?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Oliver, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Ive been holding off on the Time-Life offers in hopes that they are released together in one collection, I'm pretty sure Ive heard rumors of this possibility so does anybody know whether this is being planned or is likely to happen? Also, Im pretty sure I've read online that Time-Life is planning another 5 Best-Of volumes of the Muppet Show, can anyone confirm? I'm trying to decide whether I should go with the current Time-Life 15 dvd offer or hold out in hopes of a box-set containing all current discs.

    Finally, how many Best-Of dvd's currently exist?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    There are currently 6 "Best of the Muppet Show" DVDs available I think:

    - Peter Sellers / John Cleese / Dudley Moore
    - Harry Belafonte / Linda Ronstadt / John Denver
    - Elton John / Julie Andrews / Gene Kelly
    - Mark Hamill / Paul Simon / Raquel Welch
    - Bob Hope / Dom DeLuise / George Burns
    - Steve Martin / Carol Burnett / Gilda Radner

    The first four listed were also released as a 4 disc boxed set. The Alice Cooper and Vincent Price episodes were released commercially on VHS, but I haven't seen that on DVD yet and I am not sure if that tape was actually part of the "Best of the Muppet Show" series or not.
  3. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Than what is the Time-Life 15 Volume collection composed of?
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    There are 15 DVDs. I don't know what they all are, but I do know they go beyond what Buck Beaver listed. He may be talking about the Columbia set, which is the same thing only more expensive.
  5. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Have you heard any confirmations of another 5 volumes being released or if there are any plans to release all 15 current issues in one collector's box-set??
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    I think it's unlikely the 15 Time-Life discs will be repackaged as a box set, so if you want them, get the 15 disc set Time-Life offers.

    It is possible there may be 5 additional discs, but they may never see the light of day. There are so many changes going on right now with Henson it is just hard to tell. What we have now be it for several years. So pick up the discs you can today and enjoy The Muppet Show.
  7. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the insight, looks like I'll be placing an order this week.

    I dont see how hard it would be to produce some cardboard cases to package the dvds in though... itd be so much more convenient..
  8. suggsy

    suggsy Well-Known Member

    I had these written down somewhere so this is vol. 11-15. All together there are 45 Muppet episodes on dvd. If necessary I would buy them all again if season sets were released.

    11. Roy Rogers & Dale Evans/Kenny Rogers/ Mac Davis/
    12.Libarace/ Rita Moreno/ Linda Carter
    13. Tony Randall/ Beverly Sills/ Pearl Bailey
    14. Liza Minelli/ Madeline Khan/ Mummenschanz
    15. Senor Wences/ Lola Falana/ Juliet Prowse
  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    The Time-Life DVDs were not available to order here in Canada directly from Time-Life last time I checked, so all we get up here are the Columbia ones. Those six are the only editions I've seen available for sale in stores in Canada, it's very possible others are available here and certainly all 15 discs are available in the U.S.

    Given the choice, I'd take the Time-Life discs.
  10. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    got the time life discs myself, but I had to order them through a friend in the states...they won't even accept payment from an address outside of the US....for some legal reason or other....

    I'd buy all 45 eps again in a second if they were part of a season by season box set release...
  11. dbarrie

    dbarrie Well-Known Member

    It's too bad JHP isn't planning to release complete seasons on disc. It would be a missed opportunity for them if they decide not to undertake this project. They're showing (most of) the episodes here, so why not put them all out on DVD. I'm taping them all off of TV, but I'd much rather spend $ on buying them on DVD, because they leave out most of the extra skits by throwing in commercials.

    Speaking of the TMS DVDs, I bought one of the best-ofs this afternoon just so I could show some support towards the products JHP has released to date. I bought the one with Steve Martin, Carol Burnett and Gilda Radner. I'm also considering buying the UK TMS discs because I plan to buy a region-free player. One of the incentives to buying the UK discs is that they include old TV specials like "Of Muppets and Men" (still own the book btw), and the 30th anniversary special. It also includes some of the classic TMS eps (e.g. Elton John, Star Wars, etc.).

    OI MuppetFan

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