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payndz

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« on: 10-27-2003 18:48 »

Mwah hah hah! Season four DVDs now all in my hands as I type (well, not literally, that would make the typing a bit hard).

Anyway, I watched 'Spanish Fry', the one episode I'd missed (man, to think *that* was the last ever new Futurama episode I'll see...), and went through the extras. The deleted scenes are the usual mixed bag (some funny stuff, some that falls flat, and the secondary characters, as ever, take the brunt). The CG models are interesting for the hardcore - the PE ship and Planet Express neighbourhood are worth a look for the details, but some of the models are one-shot jobs that elicit a shrug (what, no mobile oppression palace?). The 'how to draw characters' sheets are limited to Bender and the Professor (good job I self-taught myself how to draw Amy  big grin), and the pencil tests are a *very* random assortment of animated sketches.

I've only listened to disc 1's commentaries so far - good stuff and fairly focused, though if the other seasons are anything to go by, they'll get more random as they go on. Fun to have Kristen Gore tell us exactly what her dad thinks of the show, though!

Haven't found any Easter eggs yet, though there are supposedly some there. Will report back when I find anything!
Ranadok

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« Reply #1 on: 10-27-2003 19:15 »

Whaaaa? Why so early? Isn't the release date in a month or so? Lucky duck...
Bendo

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« Reply #2 on: 10-27-2003 19:28 »

I noticed that there is included a table read for Devil's Hands - can you tell us if this is similar to A Tale of Two Santa's where it is just audio and no video or is there video included this time around?
Me so envious!
RM
CyberKnight

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« Reply #3 on: 10-27-2003 19:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
Whaaaa? Why so early? Isn't the release date in a month or so? Lucky duck...

payndz works for HotDog (a magazine in the UK) - or so I believe?  wink

I take it you weren't impressed with "Spanish Fry", then?
FlasUrama

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« Reply #4 on: 10-27-2003 20:05 »

You are really lucky to own that, i duno how many peelers would kill for that DVD set right now,  big grin
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #5 on: 10-27-2003 20:49 »

I would kill for it, but the one thing stopping me is that I don't own a R2 player!  But keep on giving us the juicy details about commentaries, all the cool extras, etc.!
thecrashtd

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« Reply #6 on: 10-27-2003 22:39 »

I did something to my DVD player so it's a multi region and a macrovision free DVD player now  smile
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #7 on: 10-28-2003 02:57 »

Lucky payndz. Enjoy the set for me until I get one! Only...some..days to go!
Prof_Funkstein

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« Reply #8 on: 10-28-2003 05:24 »

payndz, you lucky bustard (term for a type of bird).

Me wants mine too.  frown
sheep555

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« Reply #9 on: 10-28-2003 05:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendo:
I noticed that there is included a table read for Devil's Hands - can you tell us if this is similar to A Tale of Two Santa's where it is just audio and no video or is there video included this time around?

That's an easter egg (like the S3 discs), and is almost certainly audio only (table reads being taped, not videoed).
oxygengiver2000

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« Reply #10 on: 10-28-2003 08:44 »

i would kill where do u live?? and where do  keep the dvd's
Xmpel

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« Reply #11 on: 10-28-2003 13:02 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2003 13:02 »

Does it still have that boring black background on the cover?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 10-28-2003 14:05 »

Maaaan, I so envy you! That's awesome  cool Could you tell us anything about the inside box art, like the montage and slip case?  smile
payndz

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« Reply #13 on: 10-28-2003 14:32 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2003 14:32 »

^ The discs I have are test discs, so there's no packaging at all, unfortunately...

The commentary for 'Where No Fan...' has quite a lot of fun Trek stuff in it (David Goodman, who now writes for Enterprise, sounds like even more of a Trekkie than David X!), and there are several moments where they get so caught up in the story that they forget to talk!

As for 'Spanish Fry', it was mildly amusing, but just turned into a succession of nob and wank gags. Not exactly Futurama's usual level! And I was never found angry domestic arguments terribly funny, especially when they go on for half an episode. But that's just me...
User_names_suck
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« Reply #14 on: 10-28-2003 17:57 »

damn it i hate it when they stop talking during the commentaries
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #15 on: 10-28-2003 18:22 »

The worst case of them stopping talking was the commentary for "The Cryonic Woman". That episode really would've benefitted from Stuart Burns telling us his inspirations for the episode, why Sarah Silverman was cast for Michelle and why in god's name they thought Pauly Shore would be good to have on the show. But instead, they make comments about Pauly's chest hair, John DiMaggio fluffs a joke, Billy West imitates Michelle and Scott Vanzo complains a lot. For an 8 person commentary, that was amazing.  mad
User_names_suck
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« Reply #16 on: 10-28-2003 19:27 »

yeah, and didn't they realise that when they dont know what to say, they just need to ask john to do
about 10 or more seconds of scat until they think of something to say.
season 3 for thats lobstertainment has a few minutes of nothing, i start think i've accidentley changed audio track
David A

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« Reply #17 on: 10-28-2003 19:29 »

I think it's pretty obvious why Pauly Shore was in "The Cryonic Woman".  It shows us what bad taste Fry has, if he thinks someone as lame as Pauly Shore is worthy of idol worship.  It also shows us what bad taste Michelle has, since he's the loser she ends up with.

Hey Andy, can I borrow your DVDs?  And some blank tapes?   tongue
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 10-29-2003 05:21 »

I never thought about the Pauly Shore debacle that way. Hmm...

Oh, and I'm anticipating payndz's answer to your question to be something like "Yeah, you can borrow the blank tapes but you'll have to get your own DVDs."  wink
payndz

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« Reply #19 on: 10-30-2003 17:03 »

^ Something along those lines.  big grin

I just listened to the commentary on the final episode, as well as the table read Easter egg, which has some jokes that didn't make the final cut. (It's weird hearing John DiMaggio do his lines in his normal voice instead of Bender's for the first act. BTW, Lauren Tom's got a really cute laugh, and Tress MacNeill's laugh sounds just like Mom's!) Awww... it's all over! There is no more! And Matt never quite gets time to reveal his plan to bring back Futurama at the end...
Venus

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« Reply #20 on: 10-30-2003 17:12 »

was katey in the table read?
payndz

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« Reply #21 on: 10-30-2003 17:18 »

^ Yes - as far as I could tell, it was the entire regular cast, plus Dan Castellaneta. David X makes a point in the commentary that they were 50% sure it would be the last ever episode, so they wanted to make sure all the regulars were in it.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #22 on: 10-30-2003 18:32 »

Is there anything in the commentary regarding the music that plays when they open the casket in "The Sting?"
Rocketboy

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« Reply #23 on: 10-30-2003 20:35 »

I heard that there were deleted scenes in "TDHAIP" What were they like?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #24 on: 10-31-2003 14:28 »

Yeah, I'm curious about that too...
Teral

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« Reply #25 on: 11-04-2003 14:02 »

In care of this thread, a quick question for Payndz: are the discs region 4 compatible? ie. is the Aussie copyright warning still there?
caitsith01

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« Reply #26 on: 11-04-2003 20:20 »

Thanks Teral.

Payndz - I would really appreciate an answer re-Region 4. As I recall the only way to tell is to look at the warnings when it loads up. Is there an Australia/New Zealand one?
payndz

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« Reply #27 on: 11-07-2003 17:31 »

Ho yus - there's an Australian copyright notice, so it's R4 as well as R2. Order away! If you're not in New Zealand and therefore can't be arrested under their insane new law banning imports of DVDs! (Jeez, and I always thought New Zealand was kind of cool. Who'da thought their government was the MPAA's bitch?)

As for 'TDH...' deleted scenes - yup, four in all. (Pretty short, though.)
caitsith01

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« Reply #28 on: 11-08-2003 01:35 »

Wicked, thanks for the info. Ordering as we speak...
Tweek

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« Reply #29 on: 11-08-2003 06:52 »

Sounds good stuff, this is the series I'm most looking forward to getting on DVD as I've only seen a few episodes, all the other series I'd seen all or most of before buying the DVD.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #30 on: 11-09-2003 07:59 »

I'm gettign my set for 15 from a guy on Todmorden market... bit of a wierd bloke, but reckons he can sell them at that price and STILL make a profit.

So that's 3 to get there, 2 for a double cheeseburger from the trailer, 30p for a can of coke at the cheap stall nearby, and then 15 for the DVD's. All in all it'll cost me 20.30 including lunch.

That means I save around 20 compared to highstreet prices, which I can spend on booze when I get back, and I can sit watching my DVD's with a crate of Grolsch. And I should still have some change with which to bribe my family to stay the hell out of the living room whilst I watch. YAY!
User_names_suck
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« Reply #31 on: 11-09-2003 09:35 »

yes you do that
David A

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« Reply #32 on: 11-17-2003 10:47 »

So Andy, now that you've seen all the episodes, can we expect reviews of "Season 5" on ANSTATMAW anytime soon?
User_names_suck
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« Reply #33 on: 11-20-2003 18:22 »

whats ANSTATMAW
aslate

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« Reply #34 on: 11-20-2003 18:26 »

Ain't No Such Thing As Too Much Amy Wong
Arachnid

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« Reply #35 on: 11-28-2003 20:12 »
« Last Edit on: 11-28-2003 20:12 »

   
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Originally posted by payndz:
Ho yus - there's an Australian copyright notice, so it's R4 as well as R2. Order away! If you're not in New Zealand and therefore can't be arrested under their insane new law banning imports of DVDs! (Jeez, and I always thought New Zealand was kind of cool. Who'da thought their government was the MPAA's bitch?)

As for 'TDH...' deleted scenes - yup, four in all. (Pretty short, though.)

Huhwhat? I live in NZ, and this'll be the second futurama DVD set I'm importing - the previous one didn't cause any problems, and I don't anticipate any from this, either - not to mention a couple of seasons of M.A.S.H. I'm importing for my parents for christmas.
What's this about it being illegal to import DVDs?

Edit: I just looked up the legislation, and it's not quite as bad as it sounded initially: It only applies to theatrical releases, and private importation is excluded from the bill. So really, you only have to worry about it if you're a company wanting to parallel import. (That still sucks for buying DVDs locally, though :/)

Edit 2: Oh, and I forgot to say: It only applies for 9 months after the theatrical release of a movie.
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