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asianlightning

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« on: 01-03-2003 17:06 »

Howdy all. I just picked up season 2 on DVD and was wondering if there is any ball-park date or time set for the release of the 3rd season?  hmpf
Tweek

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« Reply #1 on: 01-03-2003 17:20 »

Not sure, but this belongs in the stockroom

Welcome to PEEL asianlightning  big grin
Smitty

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« Reply #2 on: 01-03-2003 17:40 »

They'll probably hold it off to near the end of this year so they get maximum holiday sales.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 01-03-2003 18:42 »

Theoretically it should be the end of July.  In reality...  roll eyes
Smitty

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« Reply #4 on: 01-03-2003 18:54 »

Theoretically. But we're talking Fox here. They'll probably pre-empt a July release and release "Worlds Funniest Tapeworms" or something instead.
bart182

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« Reply #5 on: 01-03-2003 18:55 »

considering we had a season 3 episode, in season 5 , we may not be seeing another dvd set for a LONG time.  probably not until the end of the year   cry

I really have no idea how fox will treat season 3, 4 and 5 of the dvd releases.


also, you must keep in mind, they need to gather up all the comentaries and bonus stuff, which im pretty freakin sure hasnt been done yet.

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« Reply #6 on: 01-03-2003 18:57 »

I''m curious as to how they're going to do the commentaries. If the production team have been told to find new jobs (see "sacked" ) then I don't think we'll be seeing as many people participating in the commentaries. There might not even be a commentary for every episode.
blahness

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« Reply #7 on: 01-03-2003 21:01 »

at this current time there will only be 4 dvds since there is only 4 production seasons.  and i think the writers and such would probably be paid to come back and do commentaries... simpsons 1 & 2 dvds im sure those writers have moved on to other things but i could be wrong
Shadowstar

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« Reply #8 on: 01-03-2003 21:37 »

Hey, you got problems? I don't even have Season 1 here in the US. It's coming, but not soon enough!
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #9 on: 01-04-2003 04:06 »

I assume we're talking about a US release, as the UK non-satellite is currently waiting for the end of season 3, I Dated A Robot (I know it's not the production finale). Considering it will be a good 9 months til we get season "4", and then we will probably need to see at least as far as Route of All Evil in season "5" so that all production season 3 episodes have been aired, we're probably looking at a good yeah and a half before any announcement of season 3 DVD in the UK. However, FOX might release it when episodes on it are as yet unaired.

Smitty - I agree with your comment about commentaries, but I remember a while back on CGEF -mArc- posted that the "gang" (Groening, Cohen etc...) were actually about the record the season 3 commentaries. And this was after they knew they were not getting any more episodes ordered. Dunno about Season 4 though...
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« Reply #10 on: 01-04-2003 04:55 »

The last part is right. I got told by them that they were working on commentaries and this was after the season 2 discs were gold. So it must've been season 3/4. I don't think they'll hold back the DVDs because of one single episode (route of all evil) in the UK though.
Gocad

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« Reply #11 on: 01-04-2003 06:08 »

I think Fox keeps a 8-9 month interval for these. At least thats what they do with the Simpson Boxsets.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #12 on: 01-04-2003 08:31 »

Good good. -mArc-, any idea whether FOX would wait until terrestrial TV in the UK has had season "4" since that has a lot of production season 3 eps in it?
Smitty

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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2003 08:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:Smitty - I agree with your comment about commentaries, but I remember a while back on CGEF -mArc- posted that the "gang" (Groening, Cohen etc...) were actually about the record the season 3 commentaries. And this was after they knew they were not getting any more episodes ordered. Dunno about Season 4 though...

That's good to know. I knew they had recorded season 1 and 2 together at the end of 2001 but I didn't know when season 3 was being done.
aslate

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« Reply #14 on: 01-04-2003 08:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
I assume we're talking about a US release, as the UK non-satellite is currently waiting for the end of season 3, I Dated A Robot (I know it's not the production finale).

Well, other countries must have got past season 3 by now and they'll probably just release a PAL R2 version anyway. I doubt they'd wait for us to air them.

Also, US release??? They haven't even got S1 DVDs, the set is on the way, but not for a while still.

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« Reply #15 on: 01-05-2003 02:25 »

What how can you not have season 1 so oviously you shouldn't have season 2 either. The month  has been confirmed for aussies season 2 comes in May season 1 is available now.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #16 on: 01-05-2003 06:21 »

Yeah aslate, was just thinking FOX might piss of us UKers by releasing loads of season in the US at once, snatching our head start away from us :-P
bart182

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« Reply #17 on: 01-05-2003 17:35 »

one quick example of a show being on DVD before UK would be the show 24.  It was on DVD before the first episode aired in the UK (I think), meaning fans could just buy the dvd set or download episodes before the show is finished or aired in UK.


One might wonder if episodes get released on DVD in the US before theyre even aired in UK for futurama.

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« Reply #18 on: 01-05-2003 18:18 »

I predict an August release for the Season 3 DVD's. Btw, according to Sky magazine, Season 5 of Futurama is penned for an April premiere.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #19 on: 01-06-2003 02:15 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
one quick example of a show being on DVD before UK would be the show 24.  It was on DVD before the first episode aired in the UK (I think), meaning fans could just buy the dvd set or download episodes before the show is finished or aired in UK.

Sorry, but you're wrong   big grin The final 24th episode of 24 Season 1 aired on BBC 2 on a sunday night. The DVD (and VHS) box set came on sale the very next day. This was I assume engineered by the BBC to get maximum ratings.

If you meant the DVD was released in the US before it aired in the US, then you're probably right  eek

However, Friends is a good example of a show that is released on video before the series has finished on TV. At least in the UK anyway.

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asianlightning

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« Reply #20 on: 01-06-2003 08:26 »

How about all those other American shows that get the DVD treatment in Europe, but not here in the US? Ally McBeal, The Family Guy, The West Wing, what's up with that? I don't understand how this kind of stuff can happen?
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« Reply #21 on: 01-06-2003 09:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
However, Friends is a good example of a show that is released on video before the series has finished on TV. At least in the UK anyway.
I think that is why C4 are showing Friends earlier in the year now (they are starting S9 on Friday when they used to start it sometime in April/May).

 
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Originally posted by asianlighting:
How about all those other American shows that get the DVD treatment in Europe, but not here in the US? Ally McBeal, The Family Guy, The West Wing, what's up with that? I don't understand how this kind of stuff can happen?
I think it is something to do with syndication (the same reason as to why Futurama hasn't been released so far in the US). We don't really have syndication in Europe (well, we don't in the UK and I think the rest of Europe doesn't either) so it isn't so much an issue.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 01-06-2003 09:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I predict an August release for the Season 3 DVD's. Btw, according to Sky magazine, Season 5 of Futurama is penned for an April premiere.

If that's true, then "Route of All Evil" should air by the end of May.

I'm sticking by my guess of July 2003 for an S3 release date.  All the S3 episodes will have aired in the UK by then, and a July release would make it 10 months after the S2 release, the same gap as between the first two boxsets.

Gocad

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« Reply #23 on: 01-06-2003 14:11 »
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Originally posted by Puny Human 354:
   
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
However, Friends is a good example of a show that is released on video before the series has finished on TV. At least in the UK anyway.
I think that is why C4 are showing Friends earlier in the year now (they are starting S9 on Friday when they used to start it sometime in April/May).

   
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Originally posted by asianlighting:
How about all those other American shows that get the DVD treatment in Europe, but not here in the US? Ally McBeal, The Family Guy, The West Wing, what's up with that? I don't understand how this kind of stuff can happen?
I think it is something to do with syndication (the same reason as to why Futurama hasn't been released so far in the US). We don't really have syndication in Europe (well, we don't in the UK and I think the rest of Europe doesn't either) so it isn't so much an issue.

There might nothing like syndication, but the reason, why can't release DVDs is the same. No Network would pay for a Series that is already available on the market. That's why the US DVDs are going to be released after Cartoon Network has broadcasted the first season.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #24 on: 01-06-2003 14:14 »
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I'm sticking by my guess of July 2003 for an S3 release date.  All the S3 episodes will have aired in the UK by then, and a July release would make it 10 months after the S2 release, the same gap as between the first two boxsets.

That's all very well and good, but remember that there is a large number of production season 3 episodes in the airing season 4. I would imagine the season 3 dvd would not be released with so many of the episodes on it still unaired on terrestrial tv. Hope I'm wrong though, cos a July 2003 release would be right after my exams, nice treat for getting through them. Also a 6 week summer holiday to commit them all to memory.

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aslate

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« Reply #25 on: 01-06-2003 14:21 »

FOX don't care about what's aired on terrestrial TV! Infact, they'd probably prefer to release the DVDs before they are aired, as they can label them with 'Featuring unaired episodes'. They've sold C4 the rights to air Futurama, that's all, so C4 can't do anything to delay the release. And wouldn't FOX rather get the money now?
Gocad

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« Reply #26 on: 01-06-2003 14:31 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
FOX don't care about what's aired on terrestrial TV! Infact, they'd probably prefer to release the DVDs before they are aired, as they can label them with 'Featuring unaired episodes'. They've sold C4 the rights to air Futurama, that's all, so C4 can't do anything to delay the release. And wouldn't FOX rather get the money now?

FOX wants to make as much money as possible. That does make you patient sometimes.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-06-2003 14:40 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
FOX don't care about what's aired on terrestrial TV! Infact, they'd probably prefer to release the DVDs before they are aired, as they can label them with 'Featuring unaired episodes'. They've sold C4 the rights to air Futurama, that's all, so C4 can't do anything to delay the release. And wouldn't FOX rather get the money now?

Plus, doing this sort of thing wouldn't exactly set up a good business relationship for the future.

I'm hoping for a Summer 2003 release, as the Futurama box sets are released soon after their Simpsons Season counterparts, and The Simpsons Season Three is scheduled for May according to FOX (but hey, scheduled means they can pre-empt it! With When DVD Box Sets Miss Their Release Dates!)  wink.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-06-2003 17:05 »
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The Season 3 DVDs will have the following episodes ...

1- Amazon Women in the Mood
2 - Parasites Lost
3 - A Tale of Two Santas
4 - Luck of the Fryrish
5 - The Birdbot of Ice-catraz
6 - Bendless Love
7 - The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
8 - That's Lobstertainment!
9 - The Cyber House Rules
10 - Where the Buggalo Roam
11 - Insane in the Mainframe
12 - The Route of All Evil
13 - Bendin' in the Wind
14 - Time Keeps on Slipping
15 - I Dated a Robot
16 - A Leela of Her Own
17 - A Pharaoh to Remember
18 - Anthology of Interest, Part II
19 - Roswell That Ends Well
20 - Godfellas
21 - Future Stock
22 - The 30% Iron Chef

No word on a release date yet ...
Gocad

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« Reply #29 on: 01-06-2003 17:21 »

More, MORRREEEEE! Seriously, I'd be really disapointed if the BOX isn't loaded with extras.
aslate

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« Reply #30 on: 01-06-2003 18:50 »

 
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Originally posted by futufan:
The Season 3 DVDs will have the following episodes ...

1- Amazon Women in the Mood
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22 - The 30% Iron Chef

Yay! It's almost like buying a S4 boxset!

futufan

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« Reply #31 on: 01-06-2003 18:51 »

Very true ...
Shadowstar

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« Reply #32 on: 01-06-2003 20:38 »

Heh heh heh...
Oh, and for all of you who don't know, Futurama Season 1 Region 1 DVDs come out late March, April(?)
Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 01-06-2003 23:36 »

March 15th.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #34 on: 01-07-2003 06:22 »

Why is everyone banging on about C4's deal with FOX to air episodes, and how it'll affect the S3 release date?

SKY air new Futurama episodes long before C4, and once "Route of all Evil" airs on SKY, it's aired in the UK.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #35 on: 01-07-2003 16:08 »

Yeah, we just don't know if FOX will wait until C4 have aired it first. We just need to wait and see, as this is the first box set to be released soon after (some of)the episodes have been on C4.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #36 on: 01-07-2003 17:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
as this is the first box set to be released soon after (some of)the episodes have been on C4.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Season 2 DVD set come out about a month after 'Cryronic Woman' aired for the first time on C4? That was pretty soon after.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #37 on: 01-08-2003 14:28 »

Yeah you're right. That's not the topic of discussion though, as there are lots of season 3 eps in the airing season 4. So they won't be aired on C4 for a while.
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« Reply #38 on: 01-27-2003 12:40 »

Don't know if this has already been posted on CGEF or PEEL but according to the Region 2 DVD project there are some Futurama 3 DVD extras currently submitted with the BBFC. Including audio commentary (huzzzah!)

 http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?sectionId=3&articleId=5127
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« Reply #39 on: 01-27-2003 12:51 »

I saw it on the BBFC, but there wasn't really much to report on .. there were 4 commentaries rated at pg/12... the first commentaries for s2 were submitted a great deal before the DVDs arrived. It gets interesting once the BBCF rates the other extras.
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