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Binder

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« Reply #40 on: 12-21-2010 02:09 »

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...
No prob! As for the menus:





Basically these shapes and colors move about in 3D with clips from the show playing within them, accompanied by trippy Futurama music (probably similar to the stuff heard of the direct to DVD menus).

Episodes look damn crispy, show looks awesome in HD. Listened to the first commentary, it's fun stuff. The usual banter and behind the scenes we've come to expect.
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« Reply #41 on: 12-21-2010 02:21 »

Wow, that packaging looks really great. Makes me sad that the Australian version will most likely just be a plastic case with only the front and back cover artwork.

It also makes me sad that there's no release date for Australia yet...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #42 on: 12-21-2010 07:21 »

Wow, nice!  That packaging is brilliant!

Is the Torgo's Powder ad in there?  Any other good features?
Binder

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« Reply #43 on: 12-21-2010 14:22 »

No Torgo ad from what I can tell, unless it's an Easter Egg. The "Previously on Futurama" feature is pretty cool, with all the intros to the edited for TV movies. Theres around 10 minutes of deleted scenes on disc one, might be the same amount on disc two. Call me crazy ("okay, you're crazy!") but the so-so episodes seem better when watched in the comfort of digital disc. No commercials, no tiny window on your computer screen playing a bootleg, no episode premiere anxiety.
Jezzem

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« Reply #44 on: 12-21-2010 15:25 »
« Last Edit on: 12-21-2010 15:26 »

I think when you watch episodes of something on DVD/Blu Ray they don't seem as bad because you usually watch more than one episode at a time, so rather than thinking "z0mfg! that was the worst thing ever! Futurama has turned into Family Guy!!!" you just think "that episode wasn't THAT good, what's next?"

Or at least that's how I feel when I watch multiple episodes of TV shows on DVD/Blu Ray.
(Not that I ever actually thought "z0mfg! that was the worst thing ever! Futurama has turned into Family Guy!!!" after watching any of the not-so-great Season 6 episodes, that is.)
Binder

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« Reply #45 on: 12-21-2010 15:39 »

True. Commentary tracks help too, as it gives you an idea of what they were going for and sometimes can be funnier than the actual episode. I'm very interested in hearing Attack of the Killer App's commentary.

Btw, funny thing: to make room on the shelf for Futurama Volume 5, I had to take out Volume 4 of Family Guy and stuck it in the closet. After a few more volumes of Futurama, all my FG DVDs will probably be taken off the shelf.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #46 on: 12-21-2010 20:36 »

Thanx for the menu shots. I've ordered it from America, but it'll likely take forever and a day...
Binder

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« Reply #47 on: 12-21-2010 21:33 »

ign reviewed the DVD (gave it an 8) and has a gallery featuring some DVD menu shots (different from the blu-ray menus):
http://media.bluray.ign.com/media/088/088806/imgs_1.html

robotsanta666

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« Reply #48 on: 12-21-2010 23:38 »

Thanks for the pics Binder. If it doesn't get released in Europe soon, I'll also order from the USA. Does anyone know if blu-ray has regions (like DVD) or is it region free?
Binder

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« Reply #49 on: 12-22-2010 00:24 »

According to this site, the blu-ray is NOT region free:
http://bluray.liesinc.net/
Jezzem

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« Reply #50 on: 12-22-2010 05:43 »

You can also see the region in this picture:


(The "A" under the Blu-ray Disc logo)
futurefreak

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« Reply #51 on: 12-22-2010 09:56 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2010 10:54 »

i just got mine today at besy buy, it came with some gift wrapping paper sleeve or something. im just happy they pricematched it with targets website

WHERE IS THE COMMENTARY FOR DVD ugh i'm getting my glasses

ahhh i just figured it out. they should have put it in languages instead of the ep.
Aki

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« Reply #52 on: 12-22-2010 11:32 »

Gosh, that looks amazing. I was extremely close to ordering the US region DVD and surviving with playing it on the computer, but I resisted. In the long run I will want to watch it on the big TV without some badass computer-TV rewiring.

Question: Is "Bend it Like Bender" an extended Bender dance (6ACV12) with the song "Bend It"?
Aki

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« Reply #53 on: 12-22-2010 11:35 »

Btw, and please delete this if considered ad or something: For anyone who's got the DVD, we at the Infosphere are really glad if you help us change all the season 6 screenshots to ones without the TV channel thingie. I too will ofcourse help when I get the DVD.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #54 on: 12-22-2010 14:14 »

That is some absolutely stunning packaging and presentation.

I'm so tempted to get this, but I'm going to hold out for an updated Complete Collection. It will happen... It will happen...
Aki

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« Reply #55 on: 12-22-2010 14:31 »

It will take a while, Dorsal Axe...
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #56 on: 12-22-2010 16:40 »

I like the music on the disc 1 menu.  Reminds me of Descent.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #57 on: 12-22-2010 23:16 »

the animation looks top notch on the box and the menu's.

how is 'dbm'. no spoilers, but is it funny?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #58 on: 12-22-2010 23:21 »

Yah, I thought it was funny for what it is.  I mean, it's supposed to be intentionally "bad" because its Fry writing it.  Some good comic tropes, gags and clever puns on "delivery."  I haven't watched it with the commentary track yet, and that usually makes me appreciate it even more.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #59 on: 12-22-2010 23:36 »

Easter egg time!


Got a few extras left to watch, but all in all, great set.  Loving the commentaries.

Aki: Bend it Like Bender is sort of amusing but nothing special.  It's the same song, but after the footage from "Mutants are Revolting," it's just the rest of the song with a bunch of rather random clips of Bender from throughout the series.  It's sort of amusing and fun to try to spot the episodes the clips are from, but basically it's like a glorified version of one of those fan-made music videos on YouTube.

Deleted scenes are pretty great.  The ones for "That Dark Katz!" are especially funny and odd.
Aki

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« Reply #60 on: 12-22-2010 23:46 »

Sounds cool. Can't wait to get it, I am curious of the commentaries. Any big highlight to point out?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #61 on: 12-23-2010 02:48 »

I wouldn't say there's a huge, huge thing in them that will blow anyone's mind.  They definitely talk about various extended storylines or other elements that were cut out of episodes at various stages.  We find out exactly what Maiya Williams' connection is with the Futurama staff.  They clarify Wernstrum's mis-coloring in "Late Philip J. Fry" (hint: it was just a goof).  Dan Vebber explains that his anger at Kirk Cameron motivated him to write the evolution show.   John DiMaggio spends a lot of time talking like Tracy Morgan and it's strangely awesome.  There's the usual funny stories that have little to do with the episode.  Stuff like that.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #62 on: 12-24-2010 01:51 »

I grabbed the DVD version set today and it came with an awesome box to place the set into. Not sure if that was an exclusive for Best Buy or what but it was nice none-the-less to offer "free" wrapping.
futurefreak

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« Reply #63 on: 12-24-2010 10:41 »

best buy exclusive. Said so on the plastic (i got it too)
CoiletteUSA

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« Reply #64 on: 12-24-2010 12:53 »

Does the Blu-ray version have any Easter eggs? I haven't been able to find any.
Aki

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« Reply #65 on: 12-24-2010 13:08 »

Does the Blu-ray version have any Easter eggs? I haven't been able to find any.
Have you checked those DoTheBartman mentioned? I don't know if the easter eggs are generally exclusive to one format.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #66 on: 12-24-2010 18:26 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2010 18:28 »

I think the menus are a bit different, so it's possible you have to find them a slightly different way...I'd be surprised if they were left off entirely, though.

Neither of them is anything too special, although the second one is pretty amusing.  It's actually mentioned on the relevant commentary, although they don't hint at it being hidden or even on the set at all (I'm guessing that commenting on it gave them the idea to include it afterward).
futurefreak

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« Reply #67 on: 12-25-2010 09:26 »
« Last Edit on: 12-25-2010 20:30 »

I have to say, I am quite disappointed by the commentary. There are a couple good ones but most aren't very notable. You guys were funnier during classic Futurama! Need more anecdotes!! Signed, loyal viewer since 1999

edit: OK the commentary for Prop Infinity was pretty great and Late Philip J. Fry. I must have hit all the bad ones earlier.
Gorky

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« Reply #68 on: 12-28-2010 20:52 »

As far as the commentaries go: I just felt profoundly dorky when they started talking about trilobites in the Clockwork Origin commentary, and I knew--before MG prompted DXC to discuss it--that the Nick-Cage-Stole-My-Trilobites-At-An-Auction anecdote was coming.

But anyway, I thought overall the set was worth the money (though I got it as a Christmas present, so I suppose that's meaningless). The commentaries were amusing, as always (though I missed Ken Keeler). I did notice that, in the episodes where they recorded the commentary after the airdate, the writers were particularly defensive about all the things us dang fans were critical of (however, I liked that DXC admitted to how flippin' derivative the Land Titanic was; I just felt such vindication). They just do not seem to like us people out here in Internet Land...though I suppose I can't really blame 'em. We are some picky, picky nerdlingers 'round these parts.
Gonzo the Grape

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« Reply #69 on: 12-29-2010 00:18 »

I've listened to all but two commentaries at this moment in time and I think they are pretty close to par as far as past commentaries.  The tricky thing is that a lot has already been said about the characters and such, so they don't have as many wells to pull from.  I felt that Matt G. was very quiet.  I felt like there were too many people a couple of times and as much as I like the voice actors, I feel they disrupt the flow a bit too often.  Like most commentaries, actors don't add as much as writers and creators.  That's just my opinion. 

I think I would enjoy a commentary with just David X. Cohen, he supplies the best stuff. 
 I too would have liked Ken Keeler there, but if he doesn't like to do it,  then oh well. 

 I am happy the series is back!  I enjoy the characters and am happy there are new episodes being made.  For me, 6 of the 13 are really good and I look forward to watching them many times!  The other 7 are fine, and I enjoyed them because they are new and have the same great characters.  I think towards the end of the run of these first 13, Futurama started firing with all guns.  I am guessing the next wave of episodes are going to be excellent! 

p.s.- Does Fry's skin seem a bit lighter on these 13 episodes?
jabalong

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« Reply #70 on: 12-29-2010 16:04 »

Anyone have a picture of the Toynami flyer inserted with Volume 5? Thanks!

 roll eyes
winna

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« Reply #71 on: 12-30-2010 03:45 »

I actually wish they would have gone with the plastic cases.... but oh wells.  It's a nice set regardless.
Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #72 on: 12-30-2010 07:34 »

I'm still upset that there was no video commentary on the BD version.  But I guess just having new Futurama is something to be happy about.
winna

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« Reply #73 on: 12-31-2010 03:37 »

There are no commentaries on the bluray version?  For realz?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #74 on: 12-31-2010 05:34 »

No video commentary.  The BD versions of Bender's Game and Wild Green Yonder had video of the commentaries being recorded, rather than just audio.
Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #75 on: 12-31-2010 08:42 »

What DtBM said. Being able to actually see them was awesome.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #76 on: 12-31-2010 20:06 »

I thought BluRay had more space than DVD's, so would have more extras not less...
winna

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« Reply #77 on: 01-01-2011 03:39 »

It has the regular commentaries apparently, but as DotheBartman pointed out, the Bluray versions of the movies not only had commentaries, but they had the commentaries video recorded so you could see the people as they were making the commentary I assume.  The Bluray version of 6ACV, however doesn't have one of these video commentaries, but I infer that it still has the normal commentaries.
futurefreak

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« Reply #78 on: 01-01-2011 09:30 »

How does that work, a video of the commentary during the movie? Is it a split screen thing?
Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #79 on: 01-02-2011 04:11 »

Yeah it has the normal commentaries and granted the video part of the commentary was nothing too special, it was just a neat little extra.  And to answer FF it was just a little picture in picture thing in the corner.
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