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cellery

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« Reply #80 on: 03-10-2002 03:25 »
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A late night (for me) welcome to PEEL, Interim!   sleep  Quick post after registering, I was a dork and waited 2 months before I did.     tongue

Edit: TOTP and "Where's futurefreak?" dance
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« Reply #81 on: 03-10-2002 11:05 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
 Agh! I just want the DVD's.   frown I don't care how... Damn DVD's only work in europe and asia...

Using Google, I found some info on Aussie release dates. The reliability of the sites is up to yourself to judge. Links here.

BTW, welcome to PEEL, Interim. Enjoy it here.  big grin
SQFreak

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« Reply #82 on: 04-03-2002 20:59 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
I don't know if Australia will EVER get the DVD's   cry and I can't even get them from other countries, because it doesn't work on my DVD player   cry   cry

I have good news for you! The Futurama DVDs are for Regions 2 and 4!

You can order it from http://www.amazon.co.uk.  (Like I did. I'm an American, but I have a region-free DVD-ROM drive.)
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #83 on: 04-05-2002 04:08 »

I just played one ep just now. Disc Three's When Aliens Attack.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeee!

Bad News First:

The Box: The gorgeous slipcover for the box had a little damage, similar to that which has been mentioned before: the artwork can actually be scraped off with a fingernail, and a tiny, nearly-unnoticable scratch cut through a bit of background art. Very minor crushing on one corner. Everyday-type damage. This was all inside the shrink-wrap, so it happened at the factory...

The Discs: One disc cover had one tab of the two-tab button broken, allowing the disc to slide about freely. One minor scratch. Again, everyday handling will do worse, and without affecting playback.

Good News: It's official, DVD is better than cable broadcast quality. (squeezes thumb and forefinger together) I came this close to crapping myself when the title sequence ran. (weeps) Beautiful. Beautiful. Final cost, shipping included, from Amazon.co.UK: $48.48 (subject to current exchange rates). Or $3.73 per episode.

Yank fans with a second (or region-free) DVD player want to buy this NOW. I so want to blip off work tomorrow so I can watch these things 'til my brain bleeds...
SQFreak

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« Reply #84 on: 04-07-2002 17:51 »

Don't forget to turn on the commentary track! Some of it is obvious, but they divulge some nice secrets.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #85 on: 04-07-2002 21:57 »
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Thanks, SQFreak! (As noted in another DVD thread, the commentary track can't be mouse-clicked for some reason if you're playing it on your PC, but can be accessed using the directional/select buttons on the DVD-player program's control panel.) They put to rest any questions about the accidental/non-accidental nature of the infamous "Nibbler shadow," but don't give anything away.

EDIT: Just finished The Series Has Landed (audio commentary version). The commentary is almost as funny as the show! It's really too bad Katey and Billy and Lauren weren't there.
Mitsui

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« Reply #86 on: 04-08-2002 14:13 »

 cry <mutters> stupid VHS with lousy five minute featurette and a few deleted scenes. Pfft!
bankrupt

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« Reply #87 on: 04-08-2002 22:40 »

Still waiting...
McGrady

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« Reply #88 on: 04-08-2002 23:50 »

The commentaries are mainly Matt, David, a writer or two, a graphics guy (2d or 3d), and a character voice, either (only) John Dimaggio or Billy West.  None of the other voices are in this DVD set.  I think Claudia Katt (sp?) is the only woman who was in the commentaries.

I would recommend you keep the outer slips in a safe spot; sliding on and off that chintsy plastic covering will rub off the paint, and the cardboard box has some shoddy rubber cement glue.  It won't stay closed if you keep the 3 plastic cases inside, they barely fit.  The plastic cases they come in are plenty good; I wish the Simpsons DVD set came like this, instead of the cardboard and plastic.  Actually, I had to return/replace the first Simpsons DVD set I had, as the third DVD was jammed in so hard I could not get it out and ended up breaking the damned DVD in half.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #89 on: 04-09-2002 02:17 »

I keep the box and slipcover safe inside my Futurama lunchbox.  smile I don't know what I'll do about Season Two though...
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« Reply #90 on: 04-09-2002 12:08 »
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I always take special care when sliding the slip case on and off, sometimes it's a real pain to get back on because it barely fits and I don't want to bend it too much or it will dent. I store my Futurama DVD's with the rest of my collection, but I make sure they're not in direct sun light or they'll fade.
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« Reply #91 on: 04-09-2002 17:00 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
I keep the box and slipcover safe inside my Futurama lunchbox.   smile I don't know what I'll do about Season Two though...
Buy a new lunch box?  tongue

SQFreak

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« Reply #92 on: 04-09-2002 20:09 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Thanks, SQFreak! (As noted in another DVD thread, the commentary track can't be mouse-clicked for some reason if you're playing it on your PC, but can be accessed using the directional/select buttons on the DVD-player program's control panel.) They put to rest any questions about the accidental/non-accidental nature of the infamous "Nibbler shadow," but don't give anything away.

EDIT: Just finished The Series Has Landed (audio commentary version). The commentary is almost as funny as the show! It's really too bad Katey and Billy and Lauren weren't there.

Yes, I noticed it was clickable in PowerDVD XP (demo) but not in WinDVD (my primary player).

What's this about the Nibbler-shadow? What episode? (I'm afraid I wasn't listening extremely closely.)
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #93 on: 04-10-2002 02:11 »
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
What's this about the Nibbler-shadow? What episode? (I'm afraid I wasn't listening extremely closely.)

The very first episode! Believe it or not!


Kryten

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« Reply #94 on: 04-10-2002 13:31 »

 
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  The very first episode! Believe it or not!



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« Reply #95 on: 04-10-2002 14:18 »

 
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It would help if Fox were to actually show it though.

Kryten

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« Reply #96 on: 04-10-2002 14:59 »

You want EVERYTHING?
Teral

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« Reply #97 on: 04-10-2002 15:58 »
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It's all about instant gratification. What ever happened to the joy of expectation?


 
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(This is more some info for SQFreak, than an actual reply to BrainSluggo, but feel free to read)

SQFreak

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« Reply #98 on: 04-10-2002 22:19 »

Okay, I'll be watching that...now!

I just discovered my Simpsons season 1 DVD has commentaries on it too. FOX DIDN'T EVEN PUT IT ON THE PACKAGING!
Just one more example showing that TCFHE, as well as FBC, is run by a bunch of non-hyperintelligent-monkeys.
Kryten

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« Reply #99 on: 04-11-2002 00:18 »

Lucky for me I knew the commentaries were on there.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #100 on: 04-11-2002 03:04 »

 
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Sexcellent!
Mitsui

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« Reply #101 on: 04-11-2002 13:52 »

Hehehehe, sex.

BTW on CGEF the second DVD has been rumoured to be coming out in England in .... September.  smile. Yay.
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« Reply #102 on: 04-12-2002 14:40 »

BrainSluggo

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« Reply #103 on: 04-14-2002 05:39 »
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I run the English subtitles while taking in the audio commentary. I'm not knocking the hard effort that obviously went into the DVD set, but in Fear Of A Bot Planet, which I am watching right now, there is an astonishingly clumsy mistake; when Bender says "Oh, and I suppose Pitch-o-Mat 5000 was just a modified Howitzer!!," the subtitle reads, "...I suppose pitching at 5000 was just..." G'uh!! (Had the error resulted in a sentence that still made even a lick of sense, I wouldn't be so piffed by it.)

The commentaries frequently have me screaming with laughter by the way. Plus all the little spoiler and non-spoiler secrets they're passing out everywhere are just great.

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
McGrady

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« Reply #104 on: 04-14-2002 11:05 »

The subtitles for the DVDs are bad, they are among the worst I have seen.  They contain grammatical errors from changing the script, spelling errors, and it often leaves out details.

The commentaries say, "We won't find out how nibbler got home from this trip for two seasons more."  If he is talking about season 1 + 2 seasons, that would be season 3.  However, nothing is said in season three, unless it is in the 30% iron chef or the route of all evil.  If you look at it in the point of view that the commentaries were made at some point during season three, he would be talking about season 3 + 2 seasons = season 5.

Just something to think about; I think the writer who said it was off by a season.  He probably meant "we won't find out for three seasons".
Mitsui

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« Reply #105 on: 04-14-2002 15:25 »

Ive just got a DVD player. Yay for me.

Do you think its worth selling my Futurama videos for a measly sum (I dont know how much) and replace them with the DVDs. Are the extras really worth it??
cellery

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« Reply #106 on: 04-14-2002 15:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
Do you think its worth selling my Futurama videos for a measly sum (I dont know how much) and replace them with the DVDs. Are the extras really worth it??

Definitely, the extras are well done and there are more of them, plus DVD has higher picture and sound quality that doesn't degrade over time like VHS does. Go for it!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #107 on: 04-14-2002 15:50 »

Yes! I wouldn't even think twice about it, the commentaries alone are worth it, not to mention the awesome picture transfer (you'll be able to read many more of the signs and see loads of extra details). The menus are nice and it's a lot easier picking an episode without having to find the right place on a tape. Do it, it's a quality set smile
Teral

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« Reply #108 on: 04-14-2002 16:12 »

Let me chime in a say, if I were you I'd do it in a heartbeat, Mitsui. As stated the audio commentaries are superb, incredible funny and bery informative. Cohen, Groening and DiMaggio are very entertaining.

The rest of the extras are great too, the original storyboards for "Space Pilots 3000" is almost as good as the commentaries, complete with Cohen comments and directions. Go for it.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #109 on: 04-14-2002 17:11 »

Oh, absolutely. I was finally able to read the yellow sign in the opening sequence! I haven't listened to half the audio commentary yet, and what I HAVE listened to has been worth the price of the set--and I haven't barely touched the "little" extras like the storyboards for Space Pilot 3000 and close-ups of fictional movie posters like Planet of the Clams.

Mitsui

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« Reply #110 on: 04-15-2002 13:25 »

Heh, cool guys. I think I will.

Ive been asking people at school if they want it and the best offer was 12.50  frown. People I know just dont seem to like Futurama (except for you guys of course!)
bankrupt

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« Reply #111 on: 04-20-2002 14:29 »

I just got my Futurama DVDs from Amazon UK!  And they came in good condition!  It wasn't supposed to come until Monday, but I got it today.  Also, Amazon has it listed for 35 pounds, but on the checkout page it came up as 30 pounds.  So with shipping it was only 33 pounds.  With the conversion it was about $49, $10 cheaper than the dump I originally ordered it from.  Now I can demand a damn refund from the other place instead of waiting for their infinite backorder.  Yippee!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #112 on: 04-20-2002 14:58 »

Good for you bankrupt, it's great that you finally got it in good condition, when you get a refund from the other place you should demand double your money back smile
Binder

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« Reply #113 on: 04-20-2002 15:26 »
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Maybe Nibbler is gone in AOI1 because the episode shows what if Fry DIDN'T go to the year 3000 so Nibbler wasn't there for that extra shove of the chair to get him in the tube.

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