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MrBurns

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« on: 03-18-2001 10:39 »

Does anybody know if/when Futurama will be available on DVD?

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Radijs

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« Reply #1 on: 03-18-2001 12:18 »

its availabe on dvd I think
MrBurns

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« Reply #2 on: 03-18-2001 12:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Radijs:
its availabe on dvd I think

Well, not in Germany so far  smile

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bart182

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« Reply #3 on: 03-18-2001 20:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Radijs:
its availabe on dvd I think

You lie!  YOU LIE!  Where is it then?  I havent seen any DVDs!  Oh well, just go to my sites dvd section...... http://members.tripod.com/~slurmman/dvd.html.


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The Baz

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« Reply #4 on: 03-19-2001 01:50 »

No it isn't out on DVD yet... well it may never be, but I hope it is soon.  I wouldn't excpect it until Season 4 or 5, for FOX to release Season 1 and so on, or if it comes out on syndication.
bart182

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« Reply #5 on: 03-19-2001 06:03 »

yeah what Baz said.  wink
FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 03-19-2001 08:07 »

I read on the futurama newsgroup that there's supposed to be DVD's coming out in France this christmas.
 http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=2882

I have no idea how reliable that site is...what do I look like, a frenchman?
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« Reply #7 on: 03-19-2001 08:16 »

go to bed.

anyway, i dont think they will release DVDs till they are in Season 4 or 5, either.
Radijs

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« Reply #8 on: 03-19-2001 08:39 »

Then what are those anivcd episodes?

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2001 08:44 »

TV-grabs encoded in MPEG-1 (they arent official and DVD uses MPEG-2 which has a much better quality)
Zoidberg

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« Reply #10 on: 03-19-2001 22:16 »

C'mon FOX! Hurry it up with the DVD release!  big grin

I hope they would release a 3-disk set for each season. The first two would contain the 20+ episodes and the 3rd would contain extras like art, weird facts, and maybe some footage on the special effects. I would spend a lot of money to get those Futurama DVDs.  smile
futurefreak

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« Reply #11 on: 03-20-2001 02:35 »

i need a DVD player badly...a futurama dvd would be so cool  tongue

Scotty

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« Reply #12 on: 03-20-2001 08:29 »

DVD's of Futurama would be great.. now all those shops have to do is lower the price of DVD players so i can afford one  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #13 on: 03-20-2001 15:02 »

if you go for a DVD-rom its not only nerdier, its cheaper.

yay!
MrBurns

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« Reply #14 on: 03-20-2001 15:06 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
if you go for a DVD-rom its not only nerdier, its cheaper.

yay!

Yeah! I got one myself, Pioneer blablabla, great choice! Just bought some DD 5.1 speakers recently, great choice, too. Now I've run out of money  big grin

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The Baz

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« Reply #15 on: 03-20-2001 19:49 »

I've got a DVD player and they are worth it...well if you have $150 to spare that is.  A 3 DVD box set of Futurama would be sweet , but expensive (Toy Stories cheapest is $70!) and might cause people to go by it.  So I'd be happy with a 2 set or just 1 for each season.
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« Reply #16 on: 03-20-2001 20:21 »

wow Scooty...err i mean Scotty is here!  tongue

Radijs

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« Reply #17 on: 03-21-2001 02:10 »

You pay 70 bucks for a DVD? Wauw.

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])unno

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« Reply #18 on: 03-21-2001 04:16 »

my folks won a ps2 and that comes with the works (dvd player and rom). <in a raffle>

dvd players a worth the money you save up for them with (in my case $2), $150 should get you a good one.

futurama on dvd would be great. then i only would have to get up from the couch twice, to watch the first episode, to take it out after i have wached season 1 over and over again.

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!! :O)


Radijs

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« Reply #19 on: 03-21-2001 06:25 »

I wonder what x-tra functions they would add.
Subtitling in many many languages. extra features?

what else would you like?

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slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #20 on: 03-21-2001 06:34 »

70 bucks? where? A DVD?
The Baz

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« Reply #21 on: 03-21-2001 20:36 »


Opps maybe I wasn't to clear.  $70 was an example of the expensive 3 disc set DVD.  The one menitoned was Toy Story-- it included Toy Story 1, 2, and an extra DVD filled with extras.

But for a single DVD, a $20-25 tag is usual.

The extras I would like to see in a Futurama DVD would be bios of the characters or voices maybe. A look at behind the scene animation, like someone said.  Storyboards or cut scenes.  Things like that would suit me, but being Futurama I wouldn't need any if it came down to that.
DeckardSmith

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« Reply #22 on: 03-22-2001 00:14 »

We're talking about Fox here...It's only a matter of time before they start selling them.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-09-2001 12:33 »

thought i would revive this due to the weekend poll.
I voted $30 (though i dont have a dvd player).
Generally, i think DVD is overpriced. It's not that much more fun than watching VHS. Not for someone who is short sighted to some degree anyway  smile
FishyJoe

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« Reply #24 on: 06-09-2001 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
Generally, i think DVD is overpriced.

Amen to that. Sure, the picture quality is a lot better than VHS, but not 20 dollars better. And the extra features are basically novelties.

On second thought, the fact they won't wear out like tapes is great...but still, the price increase keeps me from stocking up on DVDs.

bart182

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« Reply #25 on: 06-09-2001 14:52 »

DVDs aren't that expensive!  I always see brand new movies like &#8216;traffic&#8216;, &#8216;crouching  tiger, hidden dragon&#8216;, and many other titles for less then 17.99 each!  The stuff that is expensive is TV shows...  Season one box set of  The X-files was like $149.98 (but that was 7 disks).  And I&#8217;ve seen other shows get DVD&#8217;s that were only 30 dollars.   I think for season one of futurama, it will only be 2, or at the most, 3 dvds.  Because season one only had 13 episodes.

Anyway, I would pay 50 bucks each set.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #26 on: 06-09-2001 15:51 »

 
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DVDs aren't that expensive!  I always see brand new movies like &#8216;traffic&#8216;, &#8216;crouching  tiger, hidden dragon&#8216;, and many other titles for less then 17.99 each!  The stuff that is expensive is TV shows...  Season one box set of  The X-files was like $149.98 (but that was 7 disks).  And I&#8217;ve seen other shows get DVD&#8217;s that were only 30 dollars.   I think for season one of futurama, it will only be 2, or at the most, 3 dvds.  Because season one only had 13 episodes.

Anyway, I would pay 50 bucks each set.


Ok I guess you're right...depending on where you get them, DVDs aren't too expensive. But places like Best Buy are selling crappy DVDs(with no commentary or anything) for around 30 dollars, which is outrageous. Plus there's the crappy X-files dealie...ugh.

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« Reply #27 on: 06-09-2001 21:46 »

did i mention how badly i need a DVD player?  tongue

bart182

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« Reply #28 on: 06-09-2001 21:50 »

Why don't you just use your parents player?  or the DVD drive in your computer?  Huh? huh?    tongue   tongue

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Kifley Jr

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« Reply #29 on: 06-10-2001 00:18 »

For Some Odd Reason I Purchased A DVD Player [Set Top Box {Other Words For TV}] About 3 Months Ago.. I Saved As Much Money As A 17 Year Old Jobless Teen Can Save And Went All Out On It..
Playes DVD/S-VCD/VCD/MP3 Disks/CD-R/CD-RW...
Now I Find Myself Broke And Cant Afford Those Damn Movies.. Even The Cheap Ones..
I Found Myself Buying The Movie "Se7en Platnium Edition [2DVDs]" [Seven] For About $50 Canadian.. Dont Get Me Wrong I Dont Regret It In The Least..

I'm Willing To Pay Those Outraggouse Prices Because Im Just A Dumb Guy I Guess..

And Even If Futurama Was to Come Out With A 5DVD set For Season 1 I Would Pay As Much As There Sellin' It For
VelourFog

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« Reply #30 on: 06-10-2001 18:58 »

DVDs are fun for a while.  I'm getting sick of all the lame ass "special edition" DVDs though where they have like "digital sound and theatrical trailer"  to me, that is not so much a special feature.  Do they try to make the vhs sound as crappy as possible?  and hello?  you can see the trailer on TV or get it off the internet in most cases.  Trailers are just ads for movies, and if you can watch the whole movie right then, the trailer isn't such a big deal.  If it were a really old movie then the trailer might be something no one has seen in a while and might be fun. 

Don't DVDs get scratched up though? I know my cds do, even if i try to be extra careful with them they still get scratched all up, which is super annoying.  now they are having more and more VHS with special features too, so i think DVDs will have to try a little harder if they want be to buy them.


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« Reply #31 on: 06-10-2001 19:01 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
Why don't you just use your parents player?  or the DVD drive in your computer?  Huh? huh?     tongue    tongue


my parents dont trust me with their electronics...in fact they dont trust me...must be due to the frequent "bending of the truth" i do...  tongue

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #32 on: 06-11-2001 00:33 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 Amen to that. Sure, the picture quality is a lot better than VHS, but not 20 dollars better. And the extra features are basically novelties.

On second thought, the fact they won't wear out like tapes is great...but still, the price increase keeps me from stocking up on DVDs.


I gotta agree. I have a DVD player, (coz one of dads clients from a tile company gave it to him) and, while I dont own any DVDs I often get them out from the video store. they are more expensive to rent out, and they often have scratches on them ( once you have a scratch on a DVD, they are totally [edited], which is a downside) But, if i had the choice between buying futurama videos or futurama DVDs, i'd be getting the DVD. the quality is better and so is the sound, and you get extras, which are fun to play around with.

Kifley Jr

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« Reply #33 on: 06-11-2001 16:51 »

 
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Don't DVDs get scratched up though?

DVD have a special surface so, even though they get scratched, it doesn't affect the video or sound at all...

  cool
Kifley Jr

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« Reply #34 on: 06-11-2001 16:53 »

Geezz I've seen DVDs so scratched up but never affecting the quality..
Those DVDs must have been used to play frisbee..  smile

VelourFog

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« Reply #35 on: 06-11-2001 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Kifley Jr:
 DVD have a special surface so, even though they get scratched, it doesn't affect the video or sound at all...

   cool

so why wouldnt they do the same thing to CDs? I mean those get ruined....



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« Reply #36 on: 06-11-2001 23:23 »

It's not the surface that is special.
DVD's carry a lot of redundant information (error correction codes), so does normal CD.
I guess they just have a higher percentage on DVD.
A scratched DVD shouldn't result in frame drops tho (unles the scratch is circular), but in faulty areas. One problem is, an error within one frame can propagate to the next couple of frames with some bad luck (i think chances where about 1:3), but should end after a second, if there arent new errors.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #37 on: 06-12-2001 04:55 »

like I said, when they get scratched, you cant watch that particular scene, and it may bugger up scenes to come. If its old enough, the whole movie will be crapped up.

Momobeast

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« Reply #38 on: 06-12-2001 14:07 »

Ghostbusters, is the only DVD you'll ever need, + Futurama of course!!!
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« Reply #39 on: 06-12-2001 20:14 »

and Se7en, and fight club, and braveheart, and...
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