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Author Topic: Is there anywhere I can find the four Futurama movies in episodic format?  (Read 2290 times)
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Johnnyboy33

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« on: 07-29-2010 07:09 »

I love the movies but sometimes I'm in the mood to watch just one of the subplots featured in each movie (Insane Asylum portion of Benders Game)
I know they were aired in episodic format on Comedy Central, but are they available anywhere else?
Applepie

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« Reply #1 on: 07-29-2010 22:53 »

Can't you just watch them and stop them after twenty minutes and watch the rest the next day? that makes more sense.
Johnnyboy33

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« Reply #2 on: 07-31-2010 02:23 »

Actually that makes no sense whatsoever, as each Futurama movie is 72 minutes long.
For this reason each movie was chopped up and re-edited to work better in episodic format, meaning they now contain new material and a new overall presentation for the stories. I, for one, am interested to see what the altered and whether or not I think the story works better in four part format.
Svip

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« Reply #3 on: 07-31-2010 02:29 »

Uhm... each film is 88 minutes in length.  Well 88-89 minutes long.  It is true that they were some slight re-editing (such as adding 'previously on Futurama' and adding a 'to be continued' at the end), but from what I've seen, there is no big change in the plot.  Though it is somewhat nice to see some of the single plots outside the context of the entire film.
Johnnyboy33

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« Reply #4 on: 07-31-2010 02:32 »

Whoops, must have been mistaken about the movie lengths, but my point still stands. It was sort of hard for me to pick out the 4 distinct plot lines and I'd like to see where each "Part" begins and ends.
Jezzem

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« Reply #5 on: 07-31-2010 02:34 »

Not to get overly pedantic, but the movies were actually more around 88/89 minutes long. It would be interesting to have a Season 5 DVD set with the episode version of the movies, just for the nerdy thrill of seeing the differences between the episode versions and the movie versions...

Pre-post edit: Dammit, Svip beat me too it!
Svip

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« Reply #6 on: 07-31-2010 03:00 »

You took five minutes to write that post.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #7 on: 07-31-2010 03:44 »

Whoops, must have been mistaken about the movie lengths, but my point still stands. It was sort of hard for me to pick out the 4 distinct plot lines and I'd like to see where each "Part" begins and ends.

Every three chapters on the DVD is an episode. Simple. Each chapter is an 'act' within that episode.

The movie episodes are out there on the internet. Well, Bender's Big Score is at very least. You just have to look in the right places.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #8 on: 07-31-2010 07:09 »

As I understand it, the additions are pretty minor, for the most part...the biggest one is that Bender's Big Score has a fake ad for "Torgo's Powder" added into it.  Otherwise there's some little "previously on" things with the Futurama characters, new opening captions, and not much else.  I think the Infosphere site said they added a few establishing shots here and there.

If you do watch them in episodic-form, be aware that they also cut out material for time.  For instance, the montage sequence of Leela and Lars on dates gets cut down significantly.  If you just want to know the separation of the episodes, just watch closely on your DVD timer....at exactly the 22, 44, and 66 minute marks, a new "episode" starts (sometimes it's especially obvious, like Nibbler shouting "Dooooomed" followed by a cut to black, before cutting back).

I, for one, could honestly probably do without having the "episodes" on DVD, but I do hope that on one of the future sets they include all the little extra bits of material (even the "Previously On" bits) as an extra.  Just put them in a quick montage or something.
Jezzem

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« Reply #9 on: 07-31-2010 11:48 »

You took five minutes to write that post.

That's because while typing my post I went to the infosphere to check the running times of the movies was right and I got distracted by your filthy trivia sections!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #10 on: 07-31-2010 21:12 »

You can see the movies in episodic format when Comedy Central shows them. 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #11 on: 08-01-2010 12:50 »

I Watched BBS in 4 Parts, and there are Bonus bits of Footage at every break and at the End, and it Definately makes it more Exciting than watching it on DVD. I always got mad because they left the Cliffhanger on the best part of the Movie.  eek
DotheBartman

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« Reply #12 on: 12-30-2010 09:53 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2010 09:55 »

Sorry to bump this, but I wondered if someone could help me, and this seemed fairer than starting a brand new thread....

Does anyone know of anywhere where I could get JUST the Torgo's Powder advertisement?  I tried recording it tonight since CC rebroadcast "Bender's Big Score," but something got messed up with the recording (at least I was able to see it live, though; I'd never seen it before).  Any fan sites?  Some clip on the official CC website that I just haven't found?  Anything?*

*(BTW: Yes I realize there's some restrictions here regarding talking about illegal downloads.  But in any case, I haven't found one of those, either!)

Oh, and just to be potentially helpful to someone reading this, I'll just note that the "Futurama Madhouse" site has some of the bonus footage from the second two movies in a video montage in its videos section.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #13 on: 01-01-2011 20:11 »

Sky 1 HD here in the UK showed all 16 of the Season 5 episodes a couple of weeks ago, so I recorded them. I'm going to try to get them from the box to my computer because they are incredibly, ridiculously hard to track down and are very rarely broadcast (they seem to prefer showing the actual films). And it's the only way to watch the first two films in HD.

There isn't much in the way of bonus material though, other than the obligatory "Previously on Futurama..." montage for every episode. BBS has a bunch of small extra scenes, like the Torgo's advert. ITWGY has several extended scenes, that were not shown in the film.

Still, sometimes it's nice to watch them as broken down twenty-minute chunks.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #14 on: 01-02-2011 10:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2011 10:16 »

^Any plans to upload them anywhere by any chance?

Yeah, I've actually been trying to track these down somewhere and it's virtually impossible.  Plus, since Comedy Central always broadcasts all four "parts" of one of them in a row, they cut the "Previously On" parts out entirely.  It's kind of hilarious with Bender's Big Score, because I think those segments are supposed to replace the full intro, but instead there's a version of the intro with a random Zoidberg part in the middle (from the DVD intro) for no reason.  I'm not certain whether it's because of that, but it's hilarious.
Johnnyboy33

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« Reply #15 on: 01-02-2011 11:08 »

Yeah if you manage to upload those somewhere I'd certainly like to know, just to check 'em out.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #16 on: 01-03-2011 17:05 »

It's kind of hilarious with Bender's Big Score, because I think those segments are supposed to replace the full intro, but instead there's a version of the intro with a random Zoidberg part in the middle (from the DVD intro) for no reason.  I'm not certain whether it's because of that, but it's hilarious.
Nah, I think that is meant to be there for some random unknown reason. wtf? At least, I seem to recall being completely thrown by that.
Quolnok

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« Reply #17 on: 01-03-2011 22:58 »

I have recordings of BBSp1, BGp1-4 and ItWGYp1-4 on my computer. I didn't record from a HD channel, and Ten only had a cropped 4:3 version of BBSp1 at the time so it's a widescreen recording with bars at the sides.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #18 on: 01-04-2011 00:41 »

Seriously, if either of you is willing to share those as files I will have your babies.  Metaphorically*, that is. 

*Maybe.

That's funny about the Zoidberg bit...it's so weird and random.  I wonder if they'll fix that when the show goes into syndication later this year.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #19 on: 01-04-2011 00:55 »

Bad news, nobody. I went to go check out the Zoidberg thing, and it seems my box automatically deleted the first two film sets of episodes. frown But it appears Sky 1 is showing the entire series again, so there'll be another chance to record them soon I imagine.

Still, I'm pretty angry that it did that. I was so desperate to record them at the time! no no
DotheBartman

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« Reply #20 on: 01-04-2011 01:07 »

Eep, I hate DVR recorders for that reason...I used a DVD recorder, although that got screwed up for a different reason.
MiKE42
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« Reply #21 on: 01-13-2011 04:06 »

Hi,

Further to this topic, does anyone have a copy of Bender`s Game - Part 1?

Maybe recorded from Eleven in Australia this week?

Thanks for any help,

Cheers!
MiKE42
MiKE42
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« Reply #22 on: 01-15-2011 14:33 »

Ok this thing  WAS broadcast - more than once! And once in the last week! wink

Surely someone on PEEL has a copy they can um copy for me, or knows where to

get one?

BG Part 2 is on Eleven on Monday, so I can get parts 2 -4...and would be happy

to copy them...

Please take pity on a longtime, (since 1999) ,Futurama fan and help me out!

Thanks all,

MiKE42
Sal

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« Reply #23 on: 01-24-2011 00:58 »

I'm hope I'm not annoying anyone by bumping such an old thread but this is relevant to my interests.

I was just wondering if there is now anywhere the movies can be found in episodic format?
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