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aslate

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« on: 11-11-2002 19:16 »

Well, we all know they are out and our eyes are now sore from PEEL to DVDs to PEEL and so on. So, what do you love, like and (hopefully not) dislike?

futufan

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« Reply #1 on: 11-11-2002 20:05 »

Yeah, including the menus/animations ... love, like or (again, hopefully not) dislike?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #2 on: 11-12-2002 06:29 »

It looks like aslate has an echo.  Either that or someone's just trying to gain cheap posts.

I've only seen two episodes so far, with commentary.  I like the animated menus, although there's still that annoying pause as the music/animation track resets.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-12-2002 06:46 »

I think futufan just wanted to emphasize that he is most curious about the menus.

On that: The one with the bomb is a bit dull once the intro part is over and the selection fish looks stupid in the under water one, but otherwise, they are great. beats the rotating simpsons heads 10-fold
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 11-12-2002 06:52 »

I like the disc 2 "Problem with Popplers" animation where the bomb lands on Bender, opens out, and the episode names appear on the banner.
Mr_Predator

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« Reply #5 on: 11-13-2002 10:04 »

Yeh the animated menu screens are alot better this time, but still could be alot better.

Also it still kinda sticks when trying to change the language settings, or maybe its just my slowish DVD player.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 11-13-2002 14:41 »

The animated menus are great, a vast improvement over the static ones from the season 1 set, and the sounds is a lot better too. The fish is misplaced, why not use Zoidy to point at the episode selected? The bomb drop looks cool, but the best I've seen is the U-Yank one.

I've only seen 3 episodes (with commentaries) but this set looks like a blast. Maybe I'll post some more once I've seen the rest.

Only minor annoyance is the language selection. It takes me 5-12 tries to get the commentaries started, and it bugs me. I'm using the DVD-drive in my PC, but that shouldn't matter. Is minor, but still annoying.

Welcome to PEEL, Mr_Predator. Enjoy it here.  big grin
Mr_Predator

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« Reply #7 on: 11-13-2002 19:43 »

Samething happens to me with the language section, just got a knack of it now, just go up and wait a few seconds and it selects the commentary  smile, still slow but easiest way.
aslate

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« Reply #8 on: 11-13-2002 19:46 »

Not sure if this is me/DVDs/DVD player but on some DVDs (no.4 mainly) when i hit Menu on the begining copyright crap, it not only doesn't work, but then 'locks up' and doesn't change.
Tweek

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« Reply #9 on: 11-14-2002 05:00 »

I think they don't want that copyright stuff skipped, when I pressed menu it said that function was not available

The menu screens are OK, once the initial animation on the main menus is over the sub-menus look better.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #10 on: 11-14-2002 07:56 »

I skipped past all the copyright notices just by pressing "N" in PowerDVD, then the first episode starts playing and you can select menu to get back to the menu (duh!).

As for selecting the commentary, I load up the episode menu, select Language Selection, click on Audio Commentary then on Resume Episode.

Bingo! Works every time.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 11-14-2002 13:56 »

I just press 'DVD menu' on my remote and I skip straight past all that copright crap. It never locks up for me, and I've never watched it.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #12 on: 11-14-2002 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I just press 'DVD menu' on my remote and I skip straight past all that copright crap. It never locks up for me, and I've never watched it.

Those copyright notices are there for a reason! You better not be playing them on oilrigs!

Does it still say that, I never read them either...
Zed 85

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« Reply #13 on: 11-14-2002 16:01 »

Poor guys on the rigs aren't allowed to watch anything except Terrestrial TV. God that must suck.

Yeah, DVDs are fantastic. Only thing I find is that sometimes the actually episodes become slightly unjointed (do that godawful Yank black fade in/out like at adverts) just when it seems to change chapter.  confused
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 11-14-2002 18:12 »

I love these audio commentaries. Informative most of the times, and you always funny to hear. Granted there are dull, silent moments, but you get the feeling it's because the guys are caught up enjoying the episodes.

My favorite snippets so far:

Melllvar

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« Reply #15 on: 11-14-2002 19:03 »
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^ Have to go along with that.

One of the things I was looking forward to the most (apart from the episodes themselves) was the commentaries.


There are less silent moments in the commentary for "War Is The H-Word", where they cannot speak fast enough.

EDIT:  Another one was the commentary for "Bicyclops Made For Two":


Loved that.
dadbot

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« Reply #16 on: 11-15-2002 00:41 »

there's a few eggs spread over the discs like on season 1 - to see them just go the episode menus and scroll down.  If something highlights - hit enter.  They're not terribly exciting, but don't blame me.  Looking forward to the commentaries though.
Joe25

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« Reply #17 on: 11-15-2002 01:05 »
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I finally got to see the credits to these episodes!!!
M5438

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« Reply #18 on: 11-15-2002 12:18 »

Yay!  My discs just came!  I haven't watched any of it yet, but I have all weekend to do that.
aslate

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« Reply #19 on: 11-15-2002 20:17 »

On the 2nd DVD's special features menu, it says Nibbler is 3,277 years old. This confirms that Nibbler is old enough to have been there to 'help' Fry fall into the cryogenic tube.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #20 on: 11-16-2002 05:12 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
On the 2nd DVD's special features menu, it says Nibbler is 3,277 years old. This confirms that Nibbler is old enough to have been there to 'help' Fry fall into the cryogenic tube.

That's really cool  cool I guess he's not 5 afterall.
Guy

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« Reply #21 on: 11-16-2002 06:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Joe25:

Well, what are the answers?
aslate

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« Reply #22 on: 11-16-2002 08:04 »

Well, robots are interested in sex entirely for the perversion.

Also, stop using Spoilers, this is a thread about the DVDs, so why are they needed.
Teral

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« Reply #23 on: 11-16-2002 10:05 »


I don't mind talking about the DVD's in general terms, like how I'd rate them, what I liked, what I hated, etc in unspoiled form. But some might rather hear the jokes/info from the audio commentaries, than reading them here. That's why I use spoilers.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #24 on: 11-16-2002 12:30 »

Ihave watched all 19 episodes with and without commentary in 5 days, and it's been a blast. About 5 of these episodes were brand new for me, including AOI 1.

David X. Cohen once again proved to be a very funny guy in my opinion, and I really got the impression that all the team really enjoyed working on the show a lot.

The menus were nice, but I had been hoping for new sequences, not just animation used from episodes. (I know knew new sequences would have cost non-existant money, but I misunderstood spanish and french buyers comments about the menus).

I was frankly shocked that the SEASON 1 DVD trailer was on disc 4. This trailer was on the Season 1 DVD, and I know that there is a season 2 trailer. Why wasn't IT on the disc???

On the plus side, was nice to hear a female voice on a couple of the commentaries. And here I was thinking it was only us sweaty guys who get gigs in prime time animation.

Overall, I'd give the set a 8/10; for being Futurama; for the diversity of the episodes (too many so-so episodes); for being a very fair price; and for the commentaries, they really are a great addition, almost like getting 38 episodes for the price of 19!

Roll on Season 3 (May 2003 at the last rumour)
Kryten

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« Reply #25 on: 11-16-2002 20:56 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Well, robots are interested in sex entirely for the perversion.

Also, stop using Spoilers, this is a thread about the DVDs, so why are they needed.

Why? Because, if you missed it the first million times we complained about it... THE DVDs ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN AMERICA!!! Therefore, any surprises on the DVDs won't be known to us until FOX gets its head out of its ass and releases them!
aslate

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« Reply #26 on: 11-16-2002 21:12 »

So then why American's should steer clear from this thread, shouldn't they?
bankrupt

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« Reply #27 on: 11-16-2002 22:23 »

Got my DVDs yesterday from amazon uk.  Watched the first two episodes, they look so much better coming from my DVD player than my worn VHS tapes.  I've never seen AOI 1, so I'm really looking forward to seeing it for the first time.
 
So far the only thing I'm not thrilled about is that they still used that flimsy material for the outside sleeve.  I wish they'd go to cardboard like the Simpsons DVDs or a sturdier plastic.  It's a delicate job putting that sleeve back on the case without damaging it.
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« Reply #28 on: 11-17-2002 01:41 »

On the spoiler matter:
Make a new thread called "Season 2 DVD Spoilers".

We can't really wait for the USA to get them, too, just like we don't wait for Germany to actually show the episodes of Season 4.

I will close down the "just got my..." thread in return
PCC Fred

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« Reply #29 on: 11-17-2002 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
Ihave watched all 19 episodes with and without commentary in 5 days, and it's been a blast

Lucky bastard.  My week's been such a mess I've seen 2 episodes  with commentary, and 5 minutes of an episode without commentary.  It's like watching FOX, but with less sports coverage.
aslate

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« Reply #30 on: 11-19-2002 12:37 »

I'm outraged! The sound on How Hermes Requesitioned His Groove Back is out of sync! That is only on the audio commentaries, but when you get to the end (and the song in particular) it is terrible!
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #31 on: 11-19-2002 15:24 »

Yeah I noticed that too, must be because of all the people talking, and they music and singing. Still a little annoying, but funny too.
futufan

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« Reply #32 on: 11-22-2002 19:29 »

The Easter Egg comments (below the photos) are pretty funny
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #33 on: 11-29-2002 13:24 »

I've been looking throught the extras, and there's some really great stuff. But I wish there were more production drawings, and I hope that either on the Season 3 set, or Season 4 set that they'll show pictures of all the merchandise ever produced for the show, and posters and things like that  smile
Hawk

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« Reply #34 on: 11-29-2002 13:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2002 13:43 »

MelBee

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« Reply #35 on: 12-01-2002 15:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 THE DVDs ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN AMERICA!!!!

Sorry if this is a dumb question... but why do you not get multi region DVD players? I can play DVDs from any country on my player or on my PC.
Kryten

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« Reply #36 on: 12-01-2002 16:24 »

You wanna buy me one? Because I ain't payin' for a new DVD player just for the Futurama DVDs.
MelBee

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« Reply #37 on: 12-01-2002 16:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2002 16:40 »

I'd love to buy you one, I plan to win the lottery next week   smile
you should still be able to play them on your pc with the right software, though I suppose it's better to watch them on a big screen    big grin
Melllvar

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« Reply #38 on: 12-01-2002 16:44 »

^ Dib's on a new car.  wink

Anyways, you could get the Region-X disk for PS2.

Failing that, move to England.
Teral

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« Reply #39 on: 12-01-2002 17:01 »

Now why would anyone move to England, voluntarily? Nothing but rain, bad railways and ale.

ON-topic: I browsed through a British DVD magazine (I think it was called "DVD Review" or something), while waiting in line at a shop, and they had an article about the season 2DVD. They were pretty impressed by it, and even offered one away as a prize in a competition.

Final verdict was: Movie:8 Extras:7

Granted, I don't know the scale they use, but judging from the article they judged it as a solid, recomendable product, better than the Simpsons DVD's.
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