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Binder

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« on: 07-27-2010 15:03 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2010 07:05 by [-mArc-] »

While season 6 is only a quarter the way through (or half the way through if you consider the first 12 episodes broadcast season 7 and the next 14 broadcast season 8), I'm already wanting info on the next DVD volume!

Past Futurama volumes have fittingly contained and matched the numbering of the production seasons. But with the odd split of the current season, does anybody think there's a chance that we'll receive Volume 5 early 2011 containing the first 13 episodes and Volume 6 containing the last 13 episodes? Family Guy (sorry to bring it up) isn't a stranger to half a broadcast season DVD release. Also, other Comedy Central programs often release 6-14 episode DVDs. the Sarah Silverman Program releases a DVD every 6 episodes, while South Park releases full seasons of 14 episodes. Venture Bros season 4 (not a FOX or CC show) has had a situation similar to Futurama, splitting a production season in half and airing it over the span of two years. The way Venture Bros is releasing their DVD set is the first 8 episodes on only DVD this year, and the next 8 on DVD and a Blu-ray of all 16 to be released next year.

With all that in mind, what are folks opinions on how Futurama will return to home video? Would you prefer two 13 episode volumes, or wait until late 2011 for a 26 episode megaset?
Jezzem

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« Reply #1 on: 07-27-2010 16:21 »

I'm hoping that the new DVDs will be released by production seasons, like the old ones were, with the 26 episodes in the one set.
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 07-27-2010 20:30 »

I agree with Jezzem, even if it does mean a longer wait, though I won't be put off by a split release; it'll all look as nice up on my DVD shelf in the end and it's not like I'll be holding out for Blu-ray anyway. I'm just curious how many moons - if any - will occur between us non-Americans getting the DVDs/Blu-rays/what-ever and our respective countries' broadcasters actually running the shows...
Binder

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« Reply #3 on: 07-27-2010 22:23 »

I'd love for them to do a full 26 episode release, however they could release a Volume 5, Part 1 in January 2011 then a Volume 5, Part 2 in December 2011 and package Part 2 with a slipcover that fits both releases. That, or have folks mail in their proof-of-purchases for a cardboard case to hold both parts (I remember the third Lord of the Rings extended edition did this with RotK).
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 07-27-2010 23:19 »

All options sound good. I'll be getting whatever they release. It would be nice to get something earlier rather than later to tide us over, but with no broadcast schedule outside of America I worry about that. I think it will be a long wait and America will get a set much earlier, even though the UK got Season One on DVD way earlier, and some other seasons earlier...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #5 on: 08-01-2010 02:50 »

It wouldn't surprise me if the UK gets the DVD release before they air on TV over here at very least.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #6 on: 08-03-2010 14:57 »

My guess is the new season won't come to DVD until next year. 
Binder

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« Reply #7 on: 09-02-2010 15:42 »

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iF: So the DVD coming out in December is the 13 that just aired?

COHEN: Yes. Just because the way Comedy Central has scheduled airing them, we would have to wait forever basically to release the new ones on DVD, if we waited for all 26 were shown. It makes sense to put out the 13 that were released this year. And the holiday episode will be on there. We’re going to be doing some DVD commentaries on there too.
http://ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=3955

Ah! So it appears my guess was correct! Looks like we're getting Futurama Volume 5 this X-mas, and Futurama Volume 6 next summer/fall. Looks to be a full release with commentaries and extra features, so no need to fear a repeat of the Simpsons season 20 dvd.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #8 on: 09-21-2010 01:07 »

That is fine with me, it really makes no difference. I am a happy trooper, the sooner we get the dvds the better. Cheers
Binder

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« Reply #9 on: 10-06-2010 19:48 »

WOO!

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-5/14507

After 4 seasons on the Fox Network, Futurama was officially canceled in 2003, but it proved to be too popular and simply refused to go away. The 20th Century Fox studio and show creators Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen initially brought the series back in 2007-2009 as a group of 4 direct-to-video films (Bender's Big Score, The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender's Game and Into the Wild Green Yonder). These were all later broken up into 4 parts each, and those 16 "episodes" were aired on Comedy Central as a "5th Season" for the show. This proved rather popular, and in addition Groening expressed publicly a desire to continue the franchise. So the studio and the cable channel worked out a deal for a 6th Season (with the original voice cast) to begin airing on Comedy Central, starting this past June 24th. 13 Episodes will have aired by Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

This morning Fox Home Entertainment has announced to retailers that on December 21st, just days before Christmas, they will release those 13 episodes as 2-disc sets titled "Futurama - Volume 5" on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc formats. Bonus Material on both versions (may not be finalized, and could be subject to change) will be Audio Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, "Bend it Like Bender", "Previously On…", "Fry's Crudely-Drawn Comic Book - The Crudely Animated Edition", "Behind the Fungus: Makin' a Hit Song", "The Prisoner of Benda" Table Read, "Fry's Crudely Drawn Comic Book Alternate Design" and a Bender Audio Outtake.

Episodes are presented in widescreen video (in high definition on the Blu-ray version), with audio in English (in 5.1 Dolby Digital on the DVD, and in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio on the BD version). There's also an option on each version for audio in Spanish Dolby Surround, plus subtitles in English, Spanish and French. Cost is $39.98 SRP (CA$54.98 SRP in Canada) for the DVD set, and $49.99 SRP (CA$69.99 SRP in Canada) for the Blu-ray Disc version. Package art, featuring Bender chomping a cigar, is the same on both formats as you'll see below. Check it out:

Taken from: http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-5/14507#ixzz11bOMPga6

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 10-06-2010 19:58 »

Thanx for the info, I'll probably be importing this over from America. Looks decent!...
Binder

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« Reply #11 on: 10-06-2010 20:19 »

My only hope is that they don't shaft the blu-ray version with crappy plain packaging. I prefer the pullout cardboard bit covered in new art on both versions rather than the DVD version getting all the fancy art and the blu-ray getting a plain blue snap case.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #12 on: 10-06-2010 22:36 »

The case looks awesome, now I am not going to be able to sleep for a couple months. I have no patience. Me want now.
Quolnok

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« Reply #13 on: 10-06-2010 23:17 »

The "Previously On…" feature sounds like the recaps from BBSp2-4, BWaBBp2-4, BGp2-4 and ItWGYp2-4 and it's pretty clear the filmisodes won't be put on DVD now if this is volume 5, so either this or volume 6 will also have that Torgo's advert and the filmisodes' title captions.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #14 on: 10-07-2010 02:57 »

The "Previously On…" feature sounds like the recaps from BBSp2-4, BWaBBp2-4, BGp2-4 and ItWGYp2-4 and it's pretty clear the filmisodes won't be put on DVD now if this is volume 5, so either this or volume 6 will also have that Torgo's advert and the filmisodes' title captions.

I certainly hope so - given that those are all among the top special features I've wanted on a future DVD, along with the usual commentaries and deleted scenes of course - but I could just as easily see it being the "Recap 'O Rama" clip that was made for the Comedy Central site, or something similar to it.
Regulator

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« Reply #15 on: 10-07-2010 06:55 »

Hmmm...I wonder if Bend It Like Bender has anything to do with the Devin Townsend Project song...
mazda07

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« Reply #16 on: 10-07-2010 21:48 »

hmm so when the new box is comeing ot with the 12 episodes. ..
what does the other box then come with?  i men the finale episodes og the (half season).   a all the episodes comeing in one ebox or does it. like this one.  come in a half set? any know smile
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #17 on: 10-07-2010 22:19 »

Ya they are releasing the 13 episodes near christmas, the 13th episode airs in November. The next 13 episodes will probably be aired the summer of 2011.
JavieR

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« Reply #18 on: 10-09-2010 08:50 »

The Blu-Ray set is on preorder at Amazon.com for $34,99: http://amzn.to/awp1oG

...that's $15 less than the retail price. The DVD set could be priced for $24,99... still somewhat expensive for only 2 discs.. but.. it is... Futurama!!!
mazda07

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« Reply #19 on: 10-09-2010 09:19 »

its already done and preorderet big grin
CommanderZapp

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« Reply #20 on: 10-10-2010 21:36 »

Thanx for the info, I'll probably be importing this over from America. Looks decent!...
Yeah, to relate to that... Anyone know if it's going to be the same box-art in Region 2? The size of the box has been different, but I dunno.
JavieR

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« Reply #21 on: 10-11-2010 16:03 »

Hurray, the DVD set is now also available for preorder for $27,99 at Amazon > http://amzn.to/daDTjK

I was expecting the price to be $25,00 or less.. but I don't think the price will drop more.. perhaps 1 or 2 bucks less..
CommanderZapp

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« Reply #22 on: 11-02-2010 21:11 »

And now we wait...   Wait... Wait... Until December... tongue
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #23 on: 11-14-2010 04:54 »

Eye-catching cover, I must say but DVDs going for that much? Blasphemy. They're surely robbing me blind and somehow I like it.
pluche93

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« Reply #24 on: 11-16-2010 00:17 »

what?? no Leela on the cover frown im sad
CommanderZapp

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« Reply #25 on: 11-16-2010 10:38 »

what?? no Leela on the cover frown im sad
Pluche, I'm sure that they'll make a cover with Fry, Leela, the Professor, and the "others" if there's more seasons. Fry should be on the S6.5 cover, Really nice art though.
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Louiswuenator

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« Reply #26 on: 11-16-2010 15:24 »

Eye-catching cover, I must say but DVDs going for that much? Blasphemy. They're surely robbing me blind and somehow I like it.
As long as my money is going towards keeping the show alive, Futurama can rob me anytime.   flirt
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« Reply #27 on: 11-18-2010 23:12 »

Someone posted this deal in the forums DVDtalk.com I jumped on it and I thought I'd share it with all the true Futurama Fans on here.

You can get the Volume 5 blu-ray for $19.49 shipped or the DVD for $14.99 from FoxConnect.com (Fox's DVD/BD online storefront).

When you add either one to your cart, it currently deducts an additional $3.00 off the current pre-order prices of 24.99 (Blu) and 19.99 (DVD).

Add the discount code QC12YT9EA in the Shopping Cart's coupon box for an additional 10% off; UPS Ground shipping is free no matter how you checkout -- but UPS 2nd Day shipping is free IF you checkout using Google Checkout.

End result: $19.49 shipped for the Blu-ray and $14.99 shipped for the DVD.

Happy shopping and long live Futurama smile
JavieR

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« Reply #28 on: 11-19-2010 06:57 »

Someone posted this deal in the forums DVDtalk.com I jumped on it and I thought I'd share it with all the true Futurama Fans on here.

You can get the Volume 5 blu-ray for $19.49 shipped or the DVD for $14.99 from FoxConnect.com (Fox's DVD/BD online storefront).

When you add either one to your cart, it currently deducts an additional $3.00 off the current pre-order prices of 24.99 (Blu) and 19.99 (DVD).

Add the discount code QC12YT9EA in the Shopping Cart's coupon box for an additional 10% off; UPS Ground shipping is free no matter how you checkout -- but UPS 2nd Day shipping is free IF you checkout using Google Checkout.

End result: $19.49 shipped for the Blu-ray and $14.99 shipped for the DVD.

Happy shopping and long live Futurama smile

I saw this promo, Amazon is giving a way higher price for people like me that wanna buy it and ship it to another country... I reported the lower price at Amazon, I hope they listen and they drop the cost a little.

If you want you can report it too, so perhaps everyone outside the US can get the dvd / blu-ray version of the Futurama Vol. 5 for a lower price..
DotheBartman

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« Reply #29 on: 11-27-2010 06:16 »

So...have people noticed that the Amazon page now has (more) complete listings of the special features?

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Bonus

    * Full Length Audio commentaries on all Episodes

Deleted Scenes:

    * Too Good for Television!
    * Behind the Fungus: Makin' a Hit Song: Futurama star Billy West hits the studio to record the 31st-Century mega-hit "Shut Up and Love Me."
    * Previously on Futurama:The rarely-before-seen episodic openings of the Futurama DVD Epics
    * The Adventures of Delivery-Boy Man:An Original Video Comic Book, Scribbled and Performed by Philip J. Fry
    * Bend It Like Bender:Bender's First, Best, and Only Music Video!
    * The Prisoner of Benda: Live Table Read Live and unrehearsed, the Futurama cast takes their first plunge into the script.  Accompanied by early storyboard animatic footage.

The bolded part I'm really stoked for.
Binder

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« Reply #30 on: 11-30-2010 15:23 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2010 15:24 »

Someone posted this deal in the forums DVDtalk.com I jumped on it and I thought I'd share it with all the true Futurama Fans on here.

You can get the Volume 5 blu-ray for $19.49 shipped or the DVD for $14.99 from FoxConnect.com (Fox's DVD/BD online storefront).

When you add either one to your cart, it currently deducts an additional $3.00 off the current pre-order prices of 24.99 (Blu) and 19.99 (DVD).

Add the discount code QC12YT9EA in the Shopping Cart's coupon box for an additional 10% off; UPS Ground shipping is free no matter how you checkout -- but UPS 2nd Day shipping is free IF you checkout using Google Checkout.

End result: $19.49 shipped for the Blu-ray and $14.99 shipped for the DVD.

Happy shopping and long live Futurama smile

Thanks for that! The forum you linked actually revised the info you posted with a new pre-order code. So best to go to the link and follow the most up to date instructions.

AWESOME deal though. I bought the blu-ray for $17.99. So f***ing cheap! Discounted price + $5 off + 10% off + free 2 day shipping = amazing!

Now I only hope that the bluray version isn't given the shaft when it comes to packaging. It seems all the FOX dvd's get more art than the blu-ray versions. Case in point: blu-ray versions of Simpsons season 13, Bender's Game and ITWGY were in standard plastic cases while the DVDs were in pull out holders that featured some really cool art. Less sturdy? Sure. But they looked 10 times cooler.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #31 on: 12-03-2010 04:42 »

Quick question - Does anyone know if the intro credits are going to remain abridged on all of the episodes except "Rebirth" and "That Darn Katz?"  This was a bit irritating to me because seeing the whole intro and especially hearing the whole theme helps get me in the Futurama mood so to speak.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #32 on: 12-05-2010 05:26 »

There's no way to be 100 percent certain until the set actually comes out, but I'd say it's about 99 percent certain they'll be the abridged versions.  This is because they appear to have been made that way to begin with, and the iTunes/Amazon versions included the shortened intros.  Other shows that have shortened versions of their intros in some episodes usually include the shortened versions in DVD sets, except when the intros were shortened for syndication and not the original broadcasts.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #33 on: 12-05-2010 08:54 »

1% chance eh?  Crap.  Well, as Fry once said, "You can't give up hope when it's hopeless - you have to hope even more."
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #34 on: 12-05-2010 13:03 »

I agree the chances are slim, Barbados slim...
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #35 on: 12-09-2010 07:06 »

[edit: shortened the title]

For those that don't read CGEF or follow the tweets (shame on you): There is a give-away at CGEF with 10 sets sponsored by FOX.
Binder

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« Reply #36 on: 12-19-2010 20:51 »

w00t! My blu-ray shipped today from FOX! With 2 day air, hopefully it'll arrive by Tuesday.
Binder

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« Reply #37 on: 12-21-2010 00:26 »
« Last Edit on: 12-21-2010 00:28 »

Good news no one! It came and I took photos! Package sticklers will be delighted to know that they went with the paper case. Yes, the paper sleeves aren't as sturdy as a standard case, but this way you get all the fancy artwork! The Simpsons season 13 bluray was shafted in this regard.









 
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #38 on: 12-21-2010 01:35 »

Thanx for the pictures, this is some brilliant artwork! Possibly the best Futurama packaging to date, and that's saying something. You'll have to let us know what the menus are like too wink...
another head in a jar

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« Reply #39 on: 12-21-2010 01:38 »

Beautiful, I hope to get mine on Dec 25th...if not then the 26th
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