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Your Thoughts: TMS Season 1 DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 6, 2005.


Because there are scenes edited from The Muppet Show DVDs:

  1. I am no longer buying the set

    6 vote(s)
  2. I haven't decided yet

    8 vote(s)
  3. I'm still buying the set

    100 vote(s)

  1. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    What is going on in this thread?:confused:
  2. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: *sigh*
  3. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Dil's trolling again. Just ignore him.
  4. Dil

    Dil Guest

    "What is going on in this thread?:confused:" isn't the answer.
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Is the answer be quiet and go away? Cause that seems to be the general opinion that people have about you...
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Okay, dude. Whatever you say. Hey, everyone, I think we all better just bow down to Dil because apparently it can't be any other way.:smirk:
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *bows down to Dil* ...Oh...Were you...Joking? ...Um...*doesn't bow down to Dil*
  8. Dil

    Dil Guest

    The correct answer would be... 'right'.
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    ...Whaaaaat?? *to Bry* Why are we bowing down to this guy if he doesn't make any sense...But then again, why make cents when it's more profitable to make dollars? :zany:
  10. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Lisa!;)

    And believe it or not, the oddest of the Muppets makes more sense than this guy does anyway.
  11. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    :eek: : Mee mee mo mo mo mo mee me me mo mon!

    Me too Beaker, I loved TMS Season 1...Especcially Ethel Merman:crazy:
  12. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    I loved season one of the show. I hope that they keep the muppet morsels cause I find the facts very interesting that they put on there.
  13. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    I thought the quality of the picture and audio on the first DVD set was perfect. The extras like the "Sex & Violence" pilot and the Pitch Reel were a great addition. I was dissappointed with the cuts that were made. I can't really understand why certain sketches needed to be cut tho. Take the Vincent Price episode for instance. I have that particular episode on about 4 original releases now and the new Disney release is the only one to have cut the "You've got a friend" sketch. Why did Columbia/Tristar not have the same trouble with getting the copyright clearance when they released that episode in full only a few years ago?
    I sincerley hope that Disney put their hands in their pockets and use all this money they are getting from sales to try and secure the copyright for every episode of season two in full!
  14. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Rights can change. Maybe they weren't available when Disney asked.
  15. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    You could be right. I do, however, find it rather strange that it's only since Disney have bought the rights to The Muppets that all these copyright problems have come up. I have original Muppet tapes from the 70's to the present day and it has only been recent releases that have been incomplete.
  16. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    It's very probably a coincidence. Music rights have become something of a problem in the last few years, which just happens to coincide with Disney's acquisition of the Muppets. It's entirely probable that Columbia would have hit the same problem had they been able to continue with their releases.

    Basically, it boils down to this: the rights-holder is under no obligation to license the use of their property to anyone. If they choose to do so, they can choose what - if anything - they want to charge for it. The situation changes all the time as the perceived value of a particular recording alters. For example, it is not currently possible to license original Beatles recordings for home video use. This is a fairly recent change - a few years ago, it was fine. It also varies by country: all four seasons of Quantum Leap released to date have cuts in the US releases due to music problems; only the fourth season has been cut in the UK.

    This isn't entirely a recent problem, however: MFC has never been available uncut in the US due to music rights issues.
  17. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    It really angers me to think that some companies are so tight fisted that they won't even let a franchise like The Muppets use their material. I don't understand what they think they are going to lose out on. Do they think that the original recording will lose value if included on a Muppet DVD? It's all about money. Everything is always about the money.

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