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Chanukah Zombie

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« on: 06-20-2003 01:48 »

I'm trying to decide whether to buy one or more of the DVD boxed sets and, if so, which one(s first).  The only thing that interests me is the deleted scenes.  Therefore, what I'd like to know is whether anyone has yet compiled a list of all the deleted scenes in each of the three boxed sets out so far, and how long are these scenes individually and totalled?  If no one has done this yet, maybe now is the time?  I'd also appreciate any information on "coping" with DVD regional encoding firmware in the USA. 
Grim

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« Reply #1 on: 06-20-2003 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 02:49 »

I dont think anyone would bother compiling this list, MOST of the deleted scenes are alternate jokes, only a few of them really contain much new animation or information. The real gems of the DVDs are the commentaries not the deleted scenes.

as for firmware, search your drive here- http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php

I dont know much about altering player firmware yourself as my machine that is region hacked came professionally done.
Pittzoid

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« Reply #2 on: 06-20-2003 02:58 »

i dont like how the deleted scenes have screwed up sound and picture
K5

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« Reply #3 on: 06-20-2003 13:34 »

Deleted scenes seems to be grabed from VHS!? But this is better than nothing!
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2003 15:21 »

In the advertisements for DVD Seasons I & II, they show one scene where Fry has a special "sandwich port" in his spacesuit's helmet and another where the Slurm guy gets into a hovercar crash with the PE landlady.  Those looked really promising.  Any others like that? 
Grim

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« Reply #5 on: 06-20-2003 20:40 »

there is only 3 on the s3 set worth anything
1) New Scarry Door episode
2) Amazonian Shower Room
3) Communist Detector
McGrady

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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2003 21:47 »

I think s3 has the most deleted scenes, pretty much every episode has one (or more) in the set.  S1 had a couple (that weren't very good anyway) and s2 were better but had pretty much the same ratio -- about 1 deleted scene per 3 episodes.

All the deleted scenes were removed because of time constraints; however, the S1 scenes that were selected to be removed were neither really good nor funny (they were usually plot devices).  S2's deleted scenes were removed because they weren't as good as the other scenes, but were still funny and they needed the time.  S3's deleted scenes were (mostly) as good as the rest of the scenes in the episodes -- some of which should not have been removed.

My recommendation is s3.
The Skoot

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« Reply #7 on: 06-21-2003 06:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
there is only 3 on the s3 set worth anything
1) New Scarry Door episode
2) Amazonian Shower Room
3) Communist Detector

I found most of the deleted scenes on the season three set great actually. There were only one or two that fell flat.
Gocad

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« Reply #8 on: 06-21-2003 06:59 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 06:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
there is only 3 on the s3 set worth anything
1) New Scarry Door episode
2) Amazonian Shower Room
3) Communist Detector

What about Scruffy's scene in "A Pharaoh to Remember"? This one rocked!
Sil

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« Reply #9 on: 06-21-2003 16:03 »

The reason the quality is not so great on the deleted scenes is that they were usually taken out before the episode was polished up, while the episode was in its first 'colour' (when it first comes back from Korea).  This means that the sound effects (if present) are not finalised, there is no music unless it has been licensed, and the colours are not totally final. That's why the quality isn't always great.  They are usually cut out at this stage because the Futurama team are allowed two minutes extra per episode than what will fit on their time-slot in the final version. So they cut the scenes down before the sound-effects people and cleanup artist spend a lot of time polishing the episode only for it to be cut.

And I totally agree - the commentaries are the best extra feature on the DVDs (or the big credits  wink)

You should get all of them, but I'm gonna disagree just to be contrary and get S1 first. I got season 2 first and now that I've watched all the episodes I have in order, S2 makes alot more sense to me having seen S1.
M Jackson
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« Reply #10 on: 06-21-2003 17:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 17:53 »

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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
I'm trying to decide whether to buy one or more of the DVD boxed sets and, if so, which one(s first).  The only thing that interests me is the deleted scenes.

 
I can't believe you're even considering not buying them. The Futurama DVDs are the best way to see the show. The flawless sound and picture quality are a real eye opener, when you go back to watch a recorded VHS copy you can't believe how washed out, fuzzy, and grainy the show looks. I strongly recomend all the series on DVD but if you want to buy just one first, go for Season 3, in terms of deleted scenes it's probably the best.
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #11 on: 06-22-2003 00:35 »

Well, I already have copies of every episode that was aired and they're of decent quality.  It's really because of this that I'm interested in deleted scenes.  Since the series has been cancelled, the only "new" Futurama available to me after that will be the deleted scenes.  I'm just wondering if I'll really enjoy them.  From the way they're described they sound really rough.  Also, I still have little idea how much of them are.  How long are they usually? 

There are fifteen epsidodes in season 3.  If the deleted scenes average at one minute each, and there's approximately one per episode, then that's a quarter of an hour of "new" Futurama.  Does this estimate sound right to you guys or a little over or under or what?  A whole episode is only about twenty minutes long, not counting commercials and credits.  So maybe Season 3 is the way to go?  Bear in mind I'm on a tight budget lately so I need to fret over any recreational purchases.  Thanks again.  smile
M Jackson
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« Reply #12 on: 06-22-2003 05:00 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 05:00 »

There are 22 episodes in season 3! The DVD boxsets are released in the production seasons. It Covers Amazon Women in the Mood to The 30% Iron Chef. Season 1 has 13 Eps and Season 2 has 19! After this there is only one more boxset that will range from Kiff gets Knocked up a Knotch to The Devils Hands are Idle Playthings.
Just but them!
Even if your used to watching the Eps on digital TV, the sound and picture quality on the DVDs is a billion times better!
FlameBoy

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« Reply #13 on: 06-22-2003 05:31 »

Basically, if you're a Futurama fan, you want to get the DVDs. Even if you "have copies" (i.e downloads) you should buy them to support the show.
The Skoot

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« Reply #14 on: 06-22-2003 06:58 »

Like everyone's been saying, the quality of the show on DVD is far superior to anything else. Also, you may only be interested in the deleted scenes, but the commentaries are an absolute hoot to listen to. I almost cried laughing during the Pharoah commentary.

As for length, season three is advertised as having fifteen minutes worth of deleted scenes. None of the scenes reach one minute long though (at least IIRC); instead, there's usually quite a few from each one that can either be just a single line, or an entire scene.
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #15 on: 06-22-2003 07:16 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 07:16 »

     
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
I'm trying to decide whether to buy one or more of the DVD boxed sets and, if so, which one(s first).

Well, I guess that explains the parenthetical "s first" in my question.  Even if I do end up getting all of them eventually (which is probably what will happen sooner or later), I'd still like to get the one containing the most "new" material first.  So far, it looks like Season 3 is the way to go.  By the way, is "Knotch" the official spelling of the title in [4ACV01]?  I'm trying to be as obsessive as I can possibly be and for this to happen the correct spelling is essential!     
Sil

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« Reply #16 on: 06-22-2003 07:58 »

I still stand by getting them in order.  I got 2ACV first and it was really weird to then go back and watch 1ACV afterwards, because the character models aren't as consistent, the sound's not as good and so on.  The *most* extra material is on 3ACV, so if that's what you're after then...
But the commentaries are great! I nearly died laughing on the one for 2ACV07 (Put Your Head On My Shoulders) - it's one of my favourite episodes and the commentary was just the funniest thing.  It's nice to listen to the people who've made us lot so happy enjoying their own work, at the same time as being incredibly entertaining.
Teral

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« Reply #17 on: 06-22-2003 08:40 »

If delted scenes are the deciding factor, you'll want season 3, no doubt.

Season 1 is somewhat lacking in deleted scenes, and most of them aren't aprticular funny. The only memorable one is Corpse-a-tron in "Love's Labours lost In Space".

Season 2 is more numerous (although you wont get more than 1 or 2 pr episode), and the jokes cut much better. Most of them was done for time-purposes.

Season 3 is a lot better, many scenes, better jokes, etc. The scenes are rough animations, with voice-actors only. No background noises or music.

But, truely, the audio commentaries is the real gem on these DVD's. Informative, funny, and with many staffers giving pointers and opinions. Particular David Cohen is cornucopia of informationa nd hillarity.
Sil

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« Reply #18 on: 06-22-2003 09:00 »

They all are! Just John DiMaggio's laughing cracks me up.  I'm easily pleased.
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #19 on: 06-24-2003 09:38 »

Okay, I get the picture.  Audio commentaries rock.  Got it.  A big etiology fan like me especially will probably get a bang out of them.  I suppose even rough animations have their value because, in some cases, they explain the storyline a little better or add to the "canon" of Futurama.  At least, according to what I've seen you guys say so far.  For example, I don't think a Killbot is shown anywhere in the series except for that deleted scene everyone keeps mentioning in S1.  Just to clarify, none of them were polished to the point where they were ready to go into the show, right?
McGrady

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« Reply #20 on: 06-24-2003 11:46 »

All of the deleted scenes were fully animated, colored, and lip synched to the voice actors.  They did not have music or sound effects done for them.
The Skoot

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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2003 15:34 »

Some of the season three deleted scenes (and a chunk of the animatic) have David Cohen filling in for some lines. S'not as wierd as you;d think though. Apart from that, the picture quality isn't quite as good, and there's no music or sound effects (like McGrady said).
Sil

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« Reply #22 on: 06-30-2003 08:15 »

Yeah - the colours could do with cleaning up a lot too - if you look at the deleted scene from Hell Is Other Robots  (1ACV09), you can see that the colours haven't been finalised on Bender's wings.
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