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Your Thoughts: Fraggle Rock DVD

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The first Fraggle Rock DVD has been released in the USA. Read a review of this three-episode disc, then pick up a copy exclusively at your local Wal-Mart or on-line soon at www.hitstoreusa.com.


    Apparently some Wal-Mart stores have this title in stock as of today (7/20) while others will not be getting it in stock until next Tuesday (7/27). So if your Wal-Mart doesn't have it yet, they should most definitely be stocking the title as of next week.

    Let us know what you think about this long-anticipated DVD release.
  2. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    My grandson got me one for my birthday. :p :D
  3. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Can anyone confirm if this Wal-Mart distribution deal will be limited to the United States? I ask because of all exclusive stock orders that Wal-Mart has promoted in the past, I've yet to see one turn up on this side of the continent... I'm just wondering if there's even a slight chance my local WM in Montreal would carry this title?
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Three episodes? Less than $10??? Super sweet!

    Maybe Disney buying out the Muppets inadvertently had a positive effect on the Fraggle Rock franchise.

    For under $10, no reason not to get these!
  5. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    This is great news indeed. I'm definitely buying a copy and I would strongly encourage all Muppet fans to do the same. Buy buying this DVD, not only are we adding to our collection of classic Muppet material, but we're sending a message to the Henson company, thus increasing the likliehood that they will release more of their work in the future.
  6. I will definatly buy this DVD. I hope we can get a "Fraggle Rock: Philo & Gunge" DVD with:
    Home Is Where The Trash Is
    Gunge The Great & Glorious
    Sprocket's Big Adventure (bonus episode)
    Rude Dude (bonus Mopatop's Shop episode)
  7. Rowlf's Roadie

    Rowlf's Roadie Well-Known Member

    This is really important. Enough of us declared our want for a DVD and we got it. Enough of us wanted Farscape back and we got it. Only question now is if there are enough of us to affect how Disney handles the Muppets.
  8. Brian Damage

    Brian Damage Active Member

    I'm in Australia. Anyone reckon I've got a chance? This is US-only, isn't it?

    Should I try good ol' eBay?
  9. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    Unfortunely yes it looks like it's US only, just like the Timelife DVD's. But unlike the timelife dvds it looks like us non americans can get our fingers on the DVD. The Hit website http://www.hitstoreusa.com/ ships outside the US so when/if the dvd comes on their site then all you need to do is to order it. And add an extra $7.95 for the shipping
  10. jeremyactor

    jeremyactor Well-Known Member

    I got my copy last night at Wal-Mart... looks good, however I don't like the way they merged episodes 1 and 2 together... they made it 1 big episode.

    I also seem to have found a small problem - on the bonus episode, the mouth movement of EVERYONE is way off... I think the audio and video aren't lined up correctly - anyone else see this problem? It could be my player, but the other episodes were fine...

  11. blackurth

    blackurth Well-Known Member


    my walmart didn't get it in yet :(
  12. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    I could see that coming. :boo: :rolleyes:

    Is this problem very evident during the songs in that episode?

    There's a similar problem on the Disney Treasures DVD set "Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol. 2" - the sound on "Runaway Brain" is WAY off-sync. I don't have that set, but that's what I've heard, from reliable sources.
  13. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    I have three questions about the DVD. I haven't been able to get one yet, their are no Wal-Marts real close by me.

    :smirk: Are their menus, if so what do they look like? (post screen grabs maybe)
    :zany: Is the Pingu episode (or the show for that matter) any good?
    :excited: Are their subtitles/closed-captioning?
  14. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Episodes 1 & 2 are merged???

    Can I get confirmation on that from anyone else cause if so that's ridiculous!

    Hit! would have to be seriously clueless to do a thing like that, are they still unaware of their consumer fanbase, cause I don't know many folks who have taken well to supporting studios who edit a show's release context in such a way... certainly not enthusiasts of the DVD medium, nor fans and preservationists of the series - it seems so far that Hit! appears to be quite negligiant in such regards.

    This started out as "test" (so say random messgaeboard posters as such has never officialy been stated) with 2 episodes, it's since turned into 3 episodes and a Pingu short, and now it seems to be 2 episodes edited into one another with audio timing glitches in the 3rd...

    I know I definitely will NOT be buying if this is the sort of treatment that Fraggle Rock will continue to recieve. I'll go with the R2 sets from Columbia instead...

    Someone please verify this, because I'd like to contact Hit about this!
  15. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    I hope my Wal-Mart carries it on the 27th of July.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ahhh... so it IS only at Sprawl*mart.... No wonder why Target and Best buy.... and Suncoast... and Boarders... and everywhere else I checked had none.... The closest Wal*store is all the way on the Highway.

    Shame Best buy didn't pick up the option. I mean, who wants a magical, memorable 80's television show, adored by millions when you can sell 30 copies of unwanted "Cat in the Hat" DVDs, a movie with unanimous bad reviews from critics....
  17. Missy

    Missy Member

    My husband (yup, got married while I've been away from the board) picked up the DVD for me yesterday morning and I noticed the audio problem too - especially before Gobo reads his postcard to Red - the voice isn't even the same! It's much softer and a higher pitch for a few lines of dialogue. Even so, I can't complain...the Fraggles are on DVD!! :)
  18. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Well-Known Member

    stupid wal-mart *shakes fist* the one by me didn't have ANY AND didn't know what I was talking about.........wal-mart.com doesn't have it on their site either :cry: ......*stupid stupid dumba** wal-mart*
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering they're still trying to milk more money out of "Barney the Dinosaur" looooong after the novelty wore off, I don't think that's a terrible mistake.
  20. wembleyfraggle

    wembleyfraggle Well-Known Member

    I asked my WalMart and they didn't know eather, than the lady said, "Ill check the list if you think it really is comming out." She checked and showed me, sure enough it said "Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock DVD/VHS July 27". So I would expect them next Tuesday!


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