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« on: 01-05-2002 10:38 »
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I really want to get the Futurama DVD when its out but i'm woried that it is a bit expensive. The cheapest i've found was 31.99 for it, anyone got it cheaper or found it cheaper anywhere else?
(this is region 2).
Also, do you think it is worth it, are the extras worth it? Any thoughts.

 
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Just Chris

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« Reply #1 on: 01-05-2002 12:26 »

Ah, yes. I find the extras and just the sheer joy of watching them immortalized on DVD worth buying it. It's even worth more if you live in the US like me, because we have to wait a little longer.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #2 on: 01-05-2002 13:03 »

C'mon, man! Be more impulsive! Anyways, get them before they're gone.
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Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 01-05-2002 13:05 »

Yea, i was going to get 1, i just wonder if anyone can find it cheaper? If so please tell me, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: 01-05-2002 13:32 »

the price you listed is amazon.co.uk i think and it already is below the list price, doubt you will find it cheaper than that anytime soon.

if you want to do a good deed for the cgef/peel bills, order it over the link on cgef  wink
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« Reply #5 on: 01-05-2002 14:33 »

Yea, i think i probably will, it is the cheapest i have found online, but if i do find it cheaper i will order it there, but if from Amazon, i will order through CGEF
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« Reply #6 on: 01-05-2002 14:55 »

Any1 that still does reply to this post i would really appreciate if you could find Futurama DVD (region 2) cheaper than 31.99
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 01-05-2002 16:27 »
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Having Futurama on DVD is totally worth the price, I don't know how you can even ask that. Even if it was 500:00 I would still buy it.
futurefreak

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« Reply #8 on: 01-05-2002 19:17 »

i dont have it, but in one word: "probably"  tongue
wu_konguk

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« Reply #9 on: 01-06-2002 10:07 »

Sometimes money is not importamt unless your poor  cry call it a minimum wadge I call it slave labour argh.
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Space Pope
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« Reply #10 on: 01-06-2002 10:41 »

To me price is, i'm only 13, my paperround ain't that big and my pocket money isn't that much so it matters alot to me
VelourFog

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« Reply #11 on: 01-06-2002 11:53 »

I'm going to buy it the second it comes out here in the US.  Or preorder it at amazon.com.  There are some things you just have to snatch up
Shadowstar

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« Reply #12 on: 01-06-2002 12:00 »

Duh! The Futurama's extra features are way better than the Simpsons, which only has outtakes on one episode. Not that the Simpsons DVD was bad, it was incredible. I must watch the animatic for Space Pilot 3000 and original sketches... I must get the Futurama DVD! If you go here: www.videocds.com/cartoon/futurama1-3.htm
you can buy all three of the Futurama VCDs. 6 discs with all of the 1ACV episodes for only 30 bucks.
Binder

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« Reply #13 on: 01-06-2002 12:03 »

When will this ever come to the US?
Shadowstar

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« Reply #14 on: 01-06-2002 12:30 »

I have no clue, I'm just buying it from that website I put the link there for. It's in English, what more do you want?
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« Reply #15 on: 01-06-2002 12:38 »
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Thanks guys (and gals, before you complain), i'm still looking and if i find it cheaper i'll put it up so you can all get it cheaper, well, all of you from the UK anyway! At last we have one thing before America!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #16 on: 01-06-2002 12:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Binder:
When will this ever come to the US?

Your having a laugh aren't you, because of American syndication laws it can only be released 5 years after it's original airing. Luckily I'm English and don't have to wait any longer than the 28th, thats why in America your on about season 1 of Buffy while Englane is on season 3, not that I watch Buffy but you get my drift. It is fair though, I mean you do get them aired before us.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-06-2002 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 It is fair though, I mean you do get them aired before us.

True story. It is fair. Besides making a DVD multiregional shouldn't be that difficult, as far as I'm informed. So just order the DVD's from Amazon.co.uk, and get your DVD-palyer "fixed". I may be wrong though, don't quote me on it.  big grin

Another thing: the DVD-drives in PC's, aren't they multiregional? I don't know, so I'm actually asking here.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
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« Reply #18 on: 01-06-2002 17:33 »

They are multiregional, but it depends on the program that you use. It is the same for DVD players, they can actually read multiregion, they are just locked to one by the makers. If you get a program to run DVD movies, you can normally select region about 5 times, then you are locked to that region, but some may let you play multiregions without a limit!
VelourFog

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« Reply #19 on: 01-06-2002 17:50 »

But how do you know what the limit is?  I don't want to jinx my dvd drive. 

How and where can you get your DVD players fixed?  Do they do this at chain electronics stores, or is it more of a back alley kind of thing?
VelourFog

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« Reply #20 on: 01-06-2002 17:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 It is fair though, I mean you do get them aired before us.

So?  It isn't fair.  The only other countries we owe anything to are the Koreans!

 laff It's a nice touch for the people who don't get to see the show much at all.  Well that phrase could apply to the east coast of the US as well.  And it's not like they are doing it just to be nice.

in other words I'm just jealous.   cry jerks


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« Reply #21 on: 01-06-2002 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
But how do you know what the limit is?  I don't want to jinx my dvd drive

You can't jinx you DVD Drive, but your DVD software will only play Region (what you set last) so if you paid for the program i wouldn't advise setting it to a different region other then the one you live in. But if you downloaded it (4 free) and can do it again, it doesn't matter!


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« Reply #22 on: 01-06-2002 18:17 »

The other alternative is to pay for someone to chip it, depending on the model it costs around 50:00 which is about $70:00. Not many shops will chip a player and if the shop is an autherised dealer (which most are) then don't even ask.

The best option is to find a shop which sells "grey imports", basically these are players which came through differnt shipping channels and are rarely autherised by the company but exactly the same, only at cheaper prices. Don't buy a grey import but do find a shop which sells them, in England a HI*FI/Home Cinema shop called "Richer Sounds" sells them. Anyway just ask them if they can chip your player etc and they will probably get it sent away to get it chipped and it should be back within a week. If your lucky then the shop staff will be able to do it themselves.

I think that just about covers it.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #23 on: 01-13-2002 15:53 »

I'll buy you DVD's...I don't have a DVD player...But, I'll buy your DVD's
impact

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« Reply #24 on: 01-13-2002 16:45 »

I think the best option is to buy a DVD drive for you computer that isn't restricted to a particular region, or failing to find such a drive, buy one that you can unlock by flashing its bios with a different version. You'll also need a decent PC to play DVDs but I believe that's not a problem nowadays (at least 300MHz CPU and 64MB of RAM).

There's a lot of sites on the net that will help you to decide which DVD drive is the best for you...
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #25 on: 01-13-2002 16:54 »

 
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Originally posted by meisterPOOP:
I'll buy you DVD's...I don't have a DVD player...But, I'll buy your DVD's

the same case that me, but i have 3 months until it ve released here

Ricky

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« Reply #26 on: 01-14-2002 05:47 »

Release-date for the Futurama DVD in Norway was Jan 4, but they suddenly decided to delay it 6 weeks, to Feb 15. Reason is, and I quote the publisher here, "most likely due to the events of Sept 11". Yay.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #27 on: 01-14-2002 11:10 »

i'll buy the dvd right away when it's released here.
Kryten

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« Reply #28 on: 01-14-2002 19:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Ricky:
Release-date for the Futurama DVD in Norway was Jan 4, but they suddenly decided to delay it 6 weeks, to Feb 15. Reason is, and I quote the publisher here, "most likely due to the events of Sept 11". Yay.

Bwah? Now they're just making excuses.

Damn, they'll probably have the DVD out on Chapek 9 before it gets to the US.

BenderRules

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« Reply #29 on: 01-15-2002 05:48 »

Maybe get it on video if you're strapped for cash?!

I have an episode guide which says that there were 9 episodes in season 1, but the box set has 13 doesn't it? Anyone know where these extras are from?? Are they from season 2 or what?
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« Reply #30 on: 01-15-2002 05:59 »

Season 1 had 13 episodes, only the first 9 were aired in the first run. The other 4 slipped to season 2 on TV. Production season and TV season rarely match, eg, the current Season 4 on TV (ha!) is mostly episodes produced for season 3 really.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 01-15-2002 13:45 »

I hope season 2 will include "War is the H word", I also hope season 3 will include AOI 2 and all the other season 3 produced episodes.
Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 01-15-2002 21:22 »

That will be the case, if they follow the pattern from the Season 1 DVD, Otis.

However this will require the episodes to have actually aired at one time. And with the shabby treatment FOX is giving Futurama right now, I wouldn't be the least surprised if they still had a few unaired 3ACV episodes left in 2 years time.  mad Stupid FOX.
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