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Your Thoughts: Ed Sullivan Muppets Magic DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Michael_D33 New Member

    That's what I've done. Ordered it from Best Buy.com where it said it would ship in about 5 days and then they said it was back-ordered and would take longer. ??? Why is this back-ordered?

    This is a great DVD that is sooo hard to find!! :(
  2. GonzoLeaper Active Member

    Muppets Magic is very hard to find!

    Pretty no store anywhere around where I live has had this video.
    I finally found a copy of it today at Suncoast, after they told me on the phone that they didn't have this video at all. To be fair, maybe they just now got it in. Amazon did seem to have some issues with the release date, seeing as how it kept changing around. Anyway, thankfully, I was able to special order a VHS version for a $5 deposit. So now I'm waiting for the video to come in.
    The only copy Suncoast had was on DVD and I needed the VHS video so,...
    Anyway, for those still looking for it, I think your best option is to check there or just order it from Amazon.com
  3. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I ordered my Sullivan and Storyteller DVDs from Amazon last Tuesday and got them Friday morning. I'd recommend going through them. No problem.
  4. uncleduke New Member

    I ordered it from Best Buy - they kept on moving it back (and charging my credit card every time they did so) after being charged for it 3 times, and no shipment date in site, I went to www.overstock.com
    http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=507559

    Only 8.99, and a buck-forty shipping, and got it in about 4 days, with no hassles at all.
    They even take Paypal!
  5. Frodis Member

    Hey all,

    I found the DVD on Sept 16th at Suncoast Motion Picture Co. in a mall outside of Chicago, IL. They had at least two copies. The downside to finally finding it in a store was the "mall price" of $14.99. I gladly bought it though. Very cool dvd! Don't miss it!

    Frodis
  6. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    My Little Project

    If there's anyone out there who can't bear to look at the crude cover art for the Sullivan DVD, I mocked up my own. There's a low res thumbnail version and a hi-res printable one. If you have an old computer or a slow connection you might not be able to access the printable version. It's pretty darn big. Anyway, just wanted to share.

    All of the imagery came from seperate screen shots that were sharpened and enlarged. There is a painterly effect to these, but I pushed screen grabs as far as they could go. I also felt this composition would seem more friendly and familiar to people. I'd like to see people come up with their own. There was an interesting contest over at TP last month. It would be cool to see what fans come up with.

    I have provided crop marks and a bleed on the printable version.

    low res http://jamesvier.com/etc/sull_dvd_mini.jpg
    prinatble http://jamesvier.com/etc/sull_dvd_medium.jpg
    :)
  7. Super Scooter New Member

    Wow! What an improvment! When I finally get it, I'd deffinitely print that one out to use!
  8. G-MAN Active Member

    I cant figure out the lyrics to "Rock It To Me", if you can, please e-mail me at muppetman8@aol.com
  9. Lu775 Member

    Jamie,
    Your cover kicks their covers @ss! (What were they thinking?)

  10. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks! I had to repaint over the photographs some and that takes moderate drawing skills. Many graphic designers don't have such traditional skills (believe it or not). Although their guy seems to be color blind too. LOL! At least the content is good! :)
  11. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    it is at medea play on sep 25 i found and bought it this is the best dvd i have right now this is really really cool this old stuff. Jim and Frank are wonderfull in this and you see Frank is camra shy tring to hid behind Jim in one part of it i laughted i crried and i love this dvd :)
  12. prickle747 New Member

    has FINALLY arrived in my parts ...........picked it up for 19.99 CDN

    and i must say worth every penny .....the clarity was better than i

    thought it would be..............SUPER COLLECTION.......

    ed sullivan is not even in my era and i thought is was excellent

    and the 2 bonus features.........was cool

    kinda surprised the skit of kermit playing the piano was not on there

    thought it was suppose to be.............picked up the ram file of it on

    this site .....................DON'T MISS OUT !! :)
  13. dbarrie New Member

    Where did you buy it? Ed Sullivan isn't part of my era either, but I became a "late fan" after watching the TV specials and clip trip shows in the '90s. I even saw the Christmas special Bob Newhart hosted that featured the Muppets as part of the guest list. I live in downtown Toronto, btw, so I hope I can get it at one of the stores like HMV instead of ordering it through Amazon.

  14. prickle747 New Member


    ordered it through Cinema 1.............took a week to arrive

    get it while you can.........not sure on the production number on these.
  15. dbarrie New Member

    Looks like I may have to order it through Amazon after all. There aren't any Cinema 1 stores in Toronto. However I managed to find another Ed Sullivan DVD at Bay St. Video, a store that boasts itself as having "Toronto's biggest DVD collection." This DVD contains the edited version of a Kermit skit that's not on Muppets Magic! ("Music Hath Charms") It's the 1st Ed Sullivan retrospective hosted by Carol Burnett, and I remember watching it when it aired on CBS about 12 yrs ago.

    Can't wait to get Vol. 2, the Muppets Magic and the Holiday Greetings DVDs! If there's a place you know in Toronto that might sell any of these titles please let me know.
  16. prickle747 New Member



    DID YOU TRY HMV ? i was going to order it there

    think it was the same price
  17. dbarrie New Member

    That's OK, I'll just order it from Amazon because it turns out there are other DVDs I want to buy that don't appear to be available here. I've looked at the major record stores downtown w/o success.

  18. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    this is the best dvd i own i will love it for ever im going to wathc it right now
  19. muppet_dk Active Member

    I got mine yesterday, I ordered it a week ago from a canadian online store.
    I must say that this DVD is well worth the money spent on it. Except that poor cover.
    It was a great thing to see those old skits.
    I just hope they will realease another DVD with the missing skits and The great Santa Claus switch.
  20. Lu775 Member

    Hey Prickle, where's a Cinema 1 store? $19.99 is the lowest price of heard for this so far.
    Someone told me they saw it at DVD Wave for $23.99.

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