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DotheBartman

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« Reply #200 on: 08-05-2005 21:29 »

Review of the set:
 http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdreviews7/simpsonss6dvd.html

Reveals a few new details about the special features, as well as some of the commentators (David X!).
M0le

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« Reply #201 on: 08-05-2005 22:57 »

nuice stuff of couszr i didn;t look at it with gwadasevines on thekenyboard hp;y shitsd too much internetness!!
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« Reply #202 on: 08-06-2005 00:05 »

For those, like myself, who hate the Season 6 DVD Box Set cover, prepare to break down in tears at the early preview of Seasons 7-10...  frown

bankrupt

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« Reply #203 on: 08-06-2005 00:27 »

Well, the content is what's important, but man do those cases suck shit.  From the pics of the actual product on the previous page, it looks like the type of design that will fall apart from repeated openings if good plastic isn't used to make the case.  I'll be cynical and guess the plastic is cheap.  I wish they would have waited until season 11 to start doing this so I could skip buying them.  Yuck city.
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« Reply #204 on: 08-06-2005 01:31 »

Well, this only cements my decision to stop buying DVDs after season 6. The case looks interesting, but I share the same problems that others have brought up: it just doesn't look sturdy enough to last for very long. Not to mention its inability to stand up next to my other Simpsons DVD sets. While I hate having "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" on two sets, I'll have to live without the conclusion to it.

The Maggie and Lisa boxes look like crap...I can't imagine fitting Lisa's box onto a shelf. While I appriciate the creative design, they should have thought this through somewhat.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #205 on: 08-06-2005 01:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2005 01:56 »

Well, the photo isn't 100 percent confirmed to be real yet, and even if it is, it is almost certainly an image that was originally made as a mock-up by someone to prove to Fox that the basic "heads" concept could be done, so they'll likely revise those to make them easier to put on a shelf.  Notice that the Homer one actually looks slightly different from the final one, mainly lacking the line on the bottom of Homer's mouth.  So I think they'll revise them, especcially since Lisa and Maggie are early.  Given the slipcover, I think Fox actually is remaining somewhat dedicated to making sure these stack up well next to 1-5.

Also, that Simpsons Collector Sector guy actually does seem to be serious about the flier for a more normal case....so it actually is possible that you'll be able to send in (hopefully very cheaply or for free) for a better case. If that guy is serious, we  may find out soon what the deal is, as he apparently will be calling the number soon.

So either way, wait til at least this set comes out to reserve judgement...the pictures don't actually reveal how sturdy this thing is, and the mock-up picture ultimately doesn't tell us what the sizes of those boxes are going to be like and how well they'll fit on a shelf (from the pictures of S6 stacked up next to 1-5, it's actually not as big as I thought it would be, and surprisingly is actually shorter).  I don't care for the change either, but I don't think we can really judge until we're actually holding these things in our hands.

For the sake of it, here's a couple images from the tvshowsondvd article, to show they aren't completely nuts.  First, note the slipcover (which would obviously be impossible on Lisa, unless they, inevitably, revise it to be more workable):



And also, one of the set next to the others:

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« Reply #206 on: 08-06-2005 07:53 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2005 07:53 »

Ugh, it looks so out of place. Still, unlike Evan - these shitty cases won't stop me from buying Seasons 6-9. And this is coming from someone who already knows these episodes off by heart, and could quite easily live without owning them. As god-awful as they are, nobody should refuse to buy a DVD just because they don't like its case.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #207 on: 08-06-2005 21:41 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2005 21:41 »

 http://www.sitcomsonline.com/thesimpsonsseason6dvdreview.html

Another review. Gives all the commentary participants on each episode (except for Lemon of Troy; probably just a goof on the writer's part), and gives some other details.  Those menus sound supercool.

Also, from what I've heard elsewhere, the flier for the altnernate "just like before" packaging actually is real, and not a joke.  I don't know details yet, but presumably, for those that don't like the packaging, problem solved.
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« Reply #208 on: 08-07-2005 05:30 »

I'm so happy I could wet my pants, that is that it seems it is real. Now I have another problem, how do I dial that number from England? Would they even send that here, you see I'm getting the Region 1 set imported from America, so I could be a little boned...
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #209 on: 08-07-2005 16:13 »

Just a quick question for all you simpson fan geeks, i'll be amazed if anyone can answer such a random question, but... in an old Simpsons, i think it is one where Bart and Milhouse go to a rock concert. Homer is sitting in the car waiting for them and to amuse himself he sings a song that goes something like "there was a lit-tel spanish fleet, da, da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da da-da dada daaa". Does anyone know if this is a real song he's singing and if so what is it? Its really bothered me and my friends that we dont know what it is. If anyone can help that'd be grand.



Captain SwanMan saying "Grammer aint important kids." since nientine niety aite. - niethers spleling.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #210 on: 08-07-2005 16:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2005 16:26 »

Actually it is in fact a fairly famous song called "Spanish Flea".  Homer butchers the lyrics though.

I'm sure you can find something on it in google.  I did find a little article on the guy who wrote it, I think...
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Alpert
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #211 on: 08-07-2005 18:30 »

Thank you very much, google isn't much good when all you've got is da-da-da da da da, but now i know what its called i'll track it down. Thanks again.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #212 on: 08-17-2005 12:43 »

I bought season 6 yesterday. The outside cover really sucks ass but the DVD holders inside don't. They should have made the outside like the others and have the book DVD holders inside. The DVDs extras were kinda mehish. I haven't heard any of the commentaries yet.
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« Reply #213 on: 08-17-2005 14:18 »

I'm looking foward to Springflields most wanted. I've never seen it, I just need my DVD's to arrive!...
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« Reply #214 on: 08-17-2005 23:23 »

Here's some info on getting the regular season 6 box from tvshowsondvd.

Apparently there is a number to call or you can go to www.simpsonsbox.com to find out what you need to do to get your box.

I plan on giving this a try since the Homer head sucks so much.
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« Reply #215 on: 08-18-2005 00:34 »

I ::heart:: the Homer Head.
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« Reply #216 on: 08-18-2005 02:02 »
« Last Edit on: 08-18-2005 02:02 »

I love the head design, but it's a pain to actually get the discs out, and the disc holders are flimsy.  The commentaries are fantastic.  Worth the $30 in and of themselves.  The Star is Burns one is probably my favorite, although Susie Dietter and Ken Keeler don't get to say much.  I'll probably end up ordering the alternate box for the set, since mine is already falling apart after ONE DAY.  Like Mike Riess said, Fox is a friend of quality.
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« Reply #217 on: 08-18-2005 02:11 »

I'll be interested to hear what Matt Groening has to say on the "A Star is Burns" commentary...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #218 on: 08-18-2005 03:04 »

^He's not on it.  And interestingly, they don't really discuss the controversy, but at least the story has basically been told before.  For the commentary itself they probably just decided to be safe and not discuss the issue  I still reccomend that track though, if only because Jon Lovitz continues to be ridiculously funny.

I highly reccomend "Homer the Great" though...there's a great bit where they actually discuss NHC and the internet fans for a few minutes.  There's some other great tracks as well.

Overall great set, I've basically gone through everything (even found a couple minorish easter eggs) now and it's excellent.  Many great features, and commentary and improved presentation also makes it much easier to notice details I'd never caught from various episodes.  There were some clues in "Who Shot..." that they mention on the commentary that I had honestly just never noticed.  I also love having so many deleted scenes (my vote for the best one: Bart on a skateboard in the hallway of the hotel in the "Shinning", ala Danny on the trike in the movie.  Not to spoil too much of it, but the appearance of Sherri and Terri was priceless.  There's also some great bits involving John Denver, seen only in the animatic). 
Beamer

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« Reply #219 on: 08-18-2005 23:01 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
^He's not on it.  And interestingly, they don't really discuss the controversy, but at least the story has basically been told before.

Oh, okay. Didn't think he'd be on it, but the comments between him and Jon Lovitz at the end of the A Streetcar Named Marge commentary lead me to believe he might - Jon said something like "The Critic got its introduction on The Simpsons... and we all know how much Matt LOVED that!" to which Groening replies (after the laughter dies down) "Let's save that for another commentary..."

Oh well, I'm still really stoked about this. I'll definitely be buying this one when it comes out, Season 6 is one of, if not my favourite season. Roll on September 26!  smile
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« Reply #220 on: 08-19-2005 08:34 »

In the Futurama Comic, Crossover Crisis it says
The Simpsons "Made people go blind when it was first broadcast in HDTV in 2005?"

Beware The Simpsons, this is certain to become true!
BendingUnit4000

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« Reply #221 on: 08-19-2005 12:10 »

Does anyone know of where I can find something that lists the easter eggs on all the Simpson DVD sets?
mcl6525

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« Reply #222 on: 08-19-2005 16:45 »

if you go to simpson crazy.com and clik on information and then clik and dvd guide and there you are.
evan

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« Reply #223 on: 08-23-2005 00:33 »

In theory, I don't mind the Homer Head for the boxset. It's growing on me more than I thought it would. However, my problem is that the material is just too flimsy. It's impossible to stay open for anything less than a second. Plus, the booklet kinda gets jammed when you close it. The Head is good in theory, but only servicable in practice. I wonder what the box box will look like.

Perhaps DtB can help me on this, but after I play an episode with the commentary, I can click up and press the episode call-number (that the character is holding) and highlight it. When I press it, all I get is the same episode as before. Is something supposed to be going on here?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #224 on: 08-23-2005 20:09 »
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I have checked, though not all of the episodes yet (the numbers are the episode's production codes by the way, so it's a detail for nerdy fans). Most of the time it just plays the episode again, but in a couple cases you get small easter eggs instead.  THOH V has an animation of an eye appearing in a peephole (someone else discovered this) and Who Shot Mr. Burns has one of gunshots. For all the call-numbers you have to select something from the episode's menu first (say, scene selection, or playing the episode works too of course) before you can select them. So far I'm not sure if there are any other eggs, other then an obvious one of David Mirkin talking about Anne Bannecroft (put the commentary for "Flying" on, let it run past the Fox logo at the end, and you get that egg automatically).

Incidentally there were a couple season four eggs discovered pretty recently too, which is weird.  You can find them here though:http://www.gamewinners.com/dvd/SimpsonsSeason4.htm
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #225 on: 08-23-2005 20:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2005 20:22 »

It'd be cool if they had a mini-series kinda thing like the Crossover Crisis comics. It's a way to bring back Futurama in the most reasonable way, and the show still be "The Simpsons", especially if it's set in Springfield. I've personally been in a Barns & Noble, and seen the Homer head, and I've gotta agree. VERY flimsy casing...Crappiest I've ever seen for a DVD set...Don't feel like buying any boxed Simpsons dvds just yet..
SuperKing24

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« Reply #226 on: 08-23-2005 20:26 »

does it really matter if it looks out of place? come on its fine. the joke they made is funny about that, if you call the number.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #227 on: 08-23-2005 20:35 »

By the way, since I don't really know Thatmuch about the boxed sets and such what are Easter Eggs?  laff Yes, I'm dense ok?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #228 on: 08-23-2005 20:40 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2005 20:40 »

   
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It'd be cool if they had a mini-series kinda thing like the Crossover Crisis comics. It's a way to bring back Futurama in the most reasonable way, and the show still be "The Simpsons", especially if it's set in Springfield.

Won't happen, since Matt Groening doesn't like crossovers.  He only allowed it in the comics when they gave him a reasonable idea for it, and on the actual The Simpsons show, it would seem too surreal and too gimmicky (part of the reason it was "okay" in the comics is that it was basically set in the arleady surreal Futurama universe, and they wen't into a Simpsons comic book).  As for the crossover with "The Critic"....hopefully you already know the story, but suffice to say he wasn't exactly happy with that episode.

More cameos will probably happen though.  In fact I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't put a Futurama cameo somewhere in the Simpsons movie.

Oh, and "Easter eggs" are hidden material, for instance, highlighting an image on a dvd menu for an extra "hidden" feature.  Lots of dvds use them, including the Futurama sets. They're called easter eggs because, of course, the idea is to search for them.
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« Reply #229 on: 08-23-2005 21:18 »

Thanks. A Simpsons movie? I dreamt the day someone or some random ad told me about this event...I often thought they needed one..
DotheBartman

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« Reply #230 on: 08-23-2005 22:33 »
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They've been somewhat quiet about it, but they are writing it now, yes.  Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) said something a couple months or so ago about them doing a first reading of the script around then.  No one has any idea when it'll come out though, I don't think.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #231 on: 08-24-2005 16:46 »

Maybe around the same time as the rumored Futurama movie?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #232 on: 08-24-2005 17:12 »

The Simpsons movie comes out in 2008 and the Futurama one comes out in 2007. Look it up at IMDB, people!
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #233 on: 08-24-2005 18:01 »

 smile I'm looking forward more to Futurama nowdays than Simpsons
SuperKing24

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« Reply #234 on: 08-24-2005 18:14 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
The Simpsons movie comes out in 2008 and the Futurama one comes out in 2007. Look it up at IMDB, people!

havn't heard that, cool.  a while form now, but cool.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #235 on: 08-24-2005 19:17 »

Guys, IMDB doesn't actually know anything....neither movie has an announced or set in stone date.  It's just approximate.
Jay

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« Reply #236 on: 08-24-2005 22:48 »
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Yes, but it is fun to think of what might happen if those dates were true.
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« Reply #237 on: 08-28-2005 14:47 »

Question:

Is the new season and episode of The Simpsons on tonight on Fox?

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DotheBartman

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« Reply #238 on: 08-28-2005 15:22 »

Nope.  It starts on the 11th.
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« Reply #239 on: 08-28-2005 16:05 »

ok thanks
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