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zapperdan

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« on: 02-04-2004 20:22 »

is it me or are the extras on this boxset absolutely dire? the only decent thing on it is the pop-up episode.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #1 on: 02-04-2004 20:33 »

Completely agreed.  The commentaries are awesome, but as a whole they completely dropped the ball on this set.  I was so disapointed with it.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #2 on: 02-04-2004 20:50 »

There were so many extras promised, Maybe they delays were there because there was trouble clearing them and they had to be taken off
zoidberg74

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« Reply #3 on: 02-04-2004 21:08 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
There were so many extras promised, Maybe they delays were there because there was trouble clearing them and they had to be taken off

I like it. Great commentary and a great season in general. What "extras" were supposed to be included?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #4 on: 02-04-2004 23:01 »

A whole shitload.  A lot of it was even advertised on the Fox store site and at other outlets like Amazon.

Some examples:

Featurette on the George Bush quotes
Featurrette on "logger controversy"
"Maggie 8-Ball" (I have no idea)
"Baby Translator"
THOH II table read
a bunch of audio outtakes that didn't show up

That's just what leaps to mind, there were at least a few others.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #5 on: 02-05-2004 13:21 »

Yeah there was like the babrah bush letters promised, apparently Jim brooks wrote her a letter under the alias of Marge after she denouonced the show, The baby translator was supposed to have Loads of dannys quote on the baby translator, Kelsey Gramma outakes.
There was just a few audio outakes easter egg, The best being Homers' foibels and the extended  role call for the show 'ya hoo'

Dont get me wrong I really love all the commentaries but Once they'd promised some of those things I was quite excited, They got hopes up needlesly I wouldn't have minded if they'd never promised them.

But it still worth it though
CyberKnight

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« Reply #6 on: 02-05-2004 13:33 »

Has anyone managed to access the easter eggs (the ones which require numbers) on the Region 2 discs yet?

More specifically, can you do it in PowerDVD or on a PS2 (which are the only DVD players available to me)?
Shadowstar

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« Reply #7 on: 02-05-2004 15:42 »

Yeah, there were some many freaking extras listed, and there were only a couple. I felt gyped. The main menu is fine, but the inner menus just seem like a cop-out, especially the scene selection that has no music. And with the commentaries, I guess they figured that Futurama's were funnier because of West and DiMaggio. Castellentta and Cartwright are fine, but Kavner, who is in practically every commentary, sits there saying, "That's so great" at the episode over and over, and Smith does absoletely nothing.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #8 on: 02-05-2004 16:05 »
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Has anyone managed to access the easter eggs (the ones which require numbers) on the Region 2 discs yet?

More specifically, can you do it in PowerDVD or on a PS2 (which are the only DVD players available to me)?


with a ps2 You press select to bring up a menu which gives some numbers
The code is something like 84763
So you have enter it as 08 04 07 06 03
You have to make sure the numbers have been enterd so dont press everything too quickly

I think it would also work if you knew the chapter number and could put that in
User_names_suck
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« Reply #9 on: 02-05-2004 16:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 16:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Yeah, there were some many freaking extras listed, and there were only a couple. I felt gyped. The main menu is fine, but the inner menus just seem like a cop-out, especially the scene selection that has no music. And with the commentaries, I guess they figured that Futurama's were funnier because of West and DiMaggio. Castellentta and Cartwright are fine, but Kavner, who is in practically every commentary, sits there saying, "That's so great" at the episode over and over, and Smith does absoletely nothing.

What do you mean 'I guess they figured. futurama commentaries were funnier', what does that have to do with it.

Yeardles does talk about singing as Lisa
and that that amount homer asks lisa to move on the couch seemed 'so harsh'
So its something at least,
Hopefully they can schedule Dan and Nancy to be in the same room, It'd be great if they could ad lib some commentary as homer and Bart, The Spinal Tap DVD has the three of them doing commentary in character
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 02-05-2004 16:19 »

Yeah, I think the comments made about Yeardley's appearances on the commentaries are unfair, personally. First of all, she's only on 2 of the 24 commentaries. Secondly, on both of those there are another 9 commentators in the room, meaning that, with all the other anecdotes and such, there's less room for her to speak anyways. It's different from Julie, who's in many commentaries and would be a lot more useful if she didn't keep blatantly and unconstructively praising the camera angles and the writing.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #11 on: 02-05-2004 16:34 »

Yeah I know. There are too many people doing the commentaries, I think it should be at most 6 or 7 people per episode.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #12 on: 02-05-2004 17:00 »

I'm okay with 8, actually. Some of my favourite Futurama commentaries are composed of 8 people.

 Incidentally, is it just me or are the voices of the Simpsons commentators generally less distinctive than those of the Futurama commentators? I mean it took me a while to distinguish Al Jean from Dan Castellanetta and Jim Brooks from Mike Reiss, and I can barely remember how any of the writers sound. If anything, the directors voices are more memorable.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #13 on: 02-05-2004 20:37 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
A whole shitload.  A lot of it was even advertised on the Fox store site and at other outlets like Amazon.

Some examples:

Featurette on the George Bush quotes
Featurrette on "logger controversy"
"Maggie 8-Ball" (I have no idea)
"Baby Translator"
THOH II table read
a bunch of audio outtakes that didn't show up

That's just what leaps to mind, there were at least a few others.

Hmmm...now I see what you mean. Now I feel a bit let down.
Gorky

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« Reply #14 on: 02-05-2004 21:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:

 ...Incidentally, is it just me or are the voices of the Simpsons commentators generally less distinctive than those of the Futurama commentators? I mean it took me a while to distinguish Al Jean from Dan Castellanetta and Jim Brooks from Mike Reiss, and I can barely remember how any of the writers sound. If anything, the directors voices are more memorable.

I actually find it harder to distinguish voices on the Futurama commentaries, mostly those of the writers. On the Simpsons DVDs, I can recognize and distinguish everybody.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 02-05-2004 22:56 »

Another missing extra I forgot was that there was supposed to be some "animation discussion" with Brooks, Groening, and Jean.  Not sure what happened to that either.

Anyways, I'd have to say I agree that the voice actors on the Futurama commentaries are more fun to listen to.  I prefer the Simpsons commentaries overall (more information and they don't devolve into endless joking and laughing nearly as much).  But where West and DiMaggio are at least hilarious in their sometimes intrusive behavior, the Simpsons ones just seem to comment every once in a while.  Cartwright and Castellenetta do say some interesting things (and are also occasionally hilarious, like Cartwright's "My water broke, man" in Bart's voice), but Smith doesn't show up enough and Kavner's contributions seem fairly useless.
zapperdan

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« Reply #16 on: 02-06-2004 13:32 »

kavner does sound like she's got ME most of the time. there's a real sense of exhaustion in everything she says. i know that's just her voice, but it does bring things down.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #17 on: 02-06-2004 13:57 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 13:57 »

when her voice goes high enough she could be Gonzo.

I have no trouble telling voices apart really
They sound different to me, I think Billy and Fry sound more like there characters than Dan.I could listen to Mike reiss all day(I hope people get that joke)
Some of the directors voices are hilarious like Mark Kirkland and Jim Reardons
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 02-06-2004 18:43 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Anyways, I'd have to say I agree that the voice actors on the Futurama commentaries are more fun to listen to. I prefer the Simpsons commentaries overall (more information and they don't devolve into endless joking and laughing nearly as much). But where West and DiMaggio are at least hilarious in their sometimes intrusive behavior, the Simpsons ones just seem to comment every once in a while. Cartwright and Castellenetta do say some interesting things (and are also occasionally hilarious, like Cartwright's "My water broke, man" in Bart's voice), but Smith doesn't show up enough and Kavner's contributions seem fairly useless.

 Yeah, The Simpsons commentaries are more informative, but a bit dry. It's a shame that they couldn't have been more informative on Futurama commentaries actually, because if they had been they would've been perfect.

 Speaking of the voice actors, one of my favourite Castellanetta moments is on the commentary for "The Otto Show", when they start talking about voice actors impersonating other voice actors and then Dan goes "Of course, we all love to do Julie," and then he imitates Kavner going "Oh yeah, that's great!" Brilliant!  laff

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
I could listen to Mike reiss all day(I hope people get that joke)

 Give our Region 1 friends a few years and perhaps they might just get it!  wink

 
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Some of the directors voices are hilarious like Mark Kirkland and Jim Reardons

I agree. I particularly love Jim Reardon's voice. He's got quite a sharp wit on him too.  cool
Tweek

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« Reply #19 on: 02-07-2004 09:38 »

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