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Your Thoughts: "The Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppet Treasure Island" on Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    When you receive your "Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppet Treasure Island" Blu-ray, post here and let us know your thoughts...

    The restored version of the Muppets second feature film, "The Great Muppet Caper" and fifth feature "Muppet Treasure Island" is coming to Blu-ray on Tuesday December 10, 2013. Find out all the official details here on this anticipated Blu-ray release.

    Since most of us will be getting the restored version of these movies, if you order "The Great Muppet Caper"/"Muppet Treasure Island" Blu-ray combo from Amazon using these links, that a small portion of your entire order will go to Muppet Central to help make future upgrades possible. It's a great way to help MC and get a great price on the Blu-ray. Thank you for supporting MC by placing orders through Amazon links on our site.


    PLEASE NOTE: Muppet Central's official review will be on-line shortly. This post will be updated when the review is on-line.

    If you have seen "The Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppet Treasure Island" Blu-ray or DVD, please like this post.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Oh man! I love this blu-ray, and yet I have my problems with it as well.
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the double post, but I want to say that I found two slightly noticeable mistakes with this release. I'm not going to say what they are until the review is posted, but they do hurt the quality of the blu ray in my option.
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  4. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Haven't actually had a chance to watch either of them yet, but I do want to say that for whatever reason, I like the cover better in person than seeing the pictures online lol. It's still not-that-great though (and looking at The Muppet Movie and Muppet Christmas Carol, those covers sucked too... what is it with Disney and the covers for the older Muppet movies on Blu-ray? lol).

    And the only problem I have with this release is... where to put it on my shelf with the other Muppet movies. I keep them in release date order, so the question is whether I put between The Muppet Movie and Muppets Take Manhattan, or Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppets From Space lol. It seems to be more geared as a "Treasure Island" release, so for now it's going after Christmas Carol.
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  5. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    My local Wal-Mart didn't have any sadly :/ ill probably order off amazon
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The neat thing about this release is that it comes with three disks. The blu ray and a DVD for both movies. So what you could do is get an empty DVD case and make it for ether Caper or Treasure Island. It's not a perfect way to put them in order but it works. I would also agree with you this is more a Treasure Island release then a Caper release. Treasure Island has more special features, and is also the first on the select movie menu as well. Hope that helps.
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for double posting yet again!
    I knew I was going to get on Tuesday. so on Monday I went to the local Wal-Mart, and made sure it would be there, and I would have enough money to get it. That next morning when I came to buy it I found that Disney could not have released this at a more worst possible time.
    They have this going up against Despicable Me 2 and The blu ray release of Mary Poppins. It's like they knew it would not sell, but didn't even give it a fighting chance . I would think that if Disney was going to put forth the effort of putting both movies out on blu ray that they would want to get as many sells as possible, but that dose not seem to be the case.
    It seems that this was marketed towards the older Muppet fans who grew up with the Muppets. If that where the case though, the marketing, and the product it 'self should have been done a lot differently.
  8. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I couldn't believe my eyes when I came across this in my local Big W. Even better was the fact that I saw about 4 people carrying a copy. :) Top it off, the cashier made a comment on how she had several more people made a purchase since its release. If the combo is doing decently well in a backwater town like mine, then surely it's not such a lost cause.

    Also, watched The Great Muppet Caper for the 7th time in three days and I still have no idea where it stands on my scale of 'Worst to Best Muppet Movies'. It would be my all-time favourite if it weren't for it being almost Piggy-centric. I find it really difficult to tolerate her as it is. Kermit (as usual) is amazing and I giggle with delight every time I see Jim Henson. Nicky Holiday reminds me of my uncle after one too many cocktails.

    As far as special features go, I really didn't expect much for TGMC considering they merely lucked out on having a Jim Henson interview on the MTM Blu-ray. And for MTI, it's always a delight to see or hear Brian Henson and I quite enjoyed the commentary. Seeing Steve and Dave was also fun and it didn't take much to see their great chemistry.

    I still think it was a stupid idea to put the two films together, but at least the older projects are still being recognised.
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  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I am wondering if anyone is noticing anything odd about the commentary,
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  10. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Yes, I noticed it too! Whenever Gonzo and Rizzo piped up, it was like they were asking you to pause the film so that a behind-the-scenes clip would play or something. Then they would say stuff like,"We're back!!!!" or, "Meanwhile, on Muppet Treasure Island...." to return to the film.

    That was weird, but oddly amusing...
  11. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    The commentary came straight from Disney's first DVD release of the film. And on that particular release, Gonzo's and Rizzo's comments would lead to some behind the scenes clips. I don't have the new Blu-ray release, but are you saying that the behind the scenes clips aren't included?
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've read that the commentary on the original DVD release had them introducing special "hidden treasures". So I'm guessing that didn't make it to the Blu-ray (which is surprising, I would think that if that could be accomplished on the original DVD then it should be on the Blu-ray)?

    I wonder what the point is of having two additional DVDs with just the movies and no bonus features. If they're not going to put bonus features on the DVDs, shouldn't they just put both movies on the same disc? Is there a GMC/MTI DVD or is this Blu-ray/DVD combo all that's available right now?
  13. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    That's right, there's no clips included unless I've been doing it wrong. Did the clips come on automatically, or did you actually have to pause the film to watch them?

    I've got the Blu-ray combo and it is all on one disc- even the bonus features from both. Unless there is a different pack from mine, the bonus features were always going to be questionable.
  14. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Anybody know if the MMW sneak peek is just a trailer or is it a clip?
  15. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I must have the wrong sort of combo because there was no MMW trailer or clip to be found on mine....that kinda sucks.
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Oh that sucks yeah there is a bluray with both films and each film has a dvd so its a 3 pack
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Here is the "Sneak Peak" of "Muppets Most Wanted" this is what is on the bul ray in the previews section.
  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That is indeed what I am saying! Gonzo and Rizzo's intros for the behind the scenes "Hidden Treasures" are still on the commentary, which can be very confusing to anyone who has not seen or heard the original commentary. It's like this:

    2002 Commentary:
    Rizzo: Stop the movie we have to show you this!
    (the movie would then automatically pause and go into a "Hidden Treasure" behind the scenes clip.When it was over it would go back to the paused movie)
    Rizzo & Gonzo together: We're back! (The movie would continue to play until the next one)

    2013 Commentary:
    Rizzo: Stop the movie we have to show you this!
    (Nothing happens two seconds latter)
    Rizzo & Gonzo together: We're back!
    So you can see how confusing that would be to someone who has not seen the original. My thoughts on this where the fact that they had two movies on one disk, and more then likely ran out of room. If that where the case then they should have ether deleted Gonzo & Rizzo out completely, or just recorded a new commentary with them all together.
  19. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's weird that they didn't include those clips. I'm pretty sure I watched the original DVD with commentary at one point... but I honestly don't remember the movie cutting to different clips during mid-commentary (but it was a long time ago when I first watched it lol). It was either an oversight on Disney's part or they just said "screw it" lol.

    Also, I do like how the slipcover has a picture of Kermit in pirate outfit on one side and Kermit in reporter outfit on the other. It's cool that you can choose which one you want facing out on your shelf.
  20. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    That's sad i thought this and the lady gaga special when they say "preview" that they meant a clip from the movie.

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