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Matt Wilson

« on: 09-07-2002 23:18 »

This may already have been asked, but..

FOX's international DVDs have the season sets based on production numbers, not airdates.

HOWEVER FOX's American season sets for The Simpsons are based on airdates.

This was proved by the fact that two season 2 episodes, "When Flanders Failed" and "Stark Raving Dad", were not included on the DVD and will instead be on the Season 3 DVD, due to the fact that they were held over until September.


The international Futurama DVD has all 13 episodes, correct?

It's my deduction that the American DVD will only have nine.

Why? Because, if you go by airdate, "A Flight to Remember" thru "Fry and the Slurm Factory" were held over and aired as part of Season 2.

Just a nagging concern that I hope can be either confirmed or proven false. Cause that'd make for a sucky DVD, unless it were only 25-30 bucks instead of 50.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #1 on: 09-07-2002 23:35 »

No reason to worry yet. Nothing to happen on that front anytime soon.

There aren't real "international realeases" either. That would be region-0 encoding.

My German (region 2) Simpsons 2 set only has 7F01 through 7F22, too. "When Flanders Failed" and "Stark Raving Dad" aren't on them and as far as I know, not on the UK release either.

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 09-08-2002 02:16 »

9 episodes would make for a poor DVD, plus they'd have to re-work the DVD and packaging and all that, I can hardly see them bothering.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #3 on: 09-08-2002 10:11 »

They may never get around to releasing the Futurama sets in the US anyway.  I just found an excuse to upgrade my DVD player to a nice region-free machine and bought the region 2 discs.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #4 on: 09-08-2002 10:16 »

I don't even think Futurama will be out on DVD for a while in the US anyway. And besides, South Park's making their DVDs and they're going to have 10 episodes for this past season on one set. I don't think a two-disc season one DVD would be a problem.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #5 on: 09-08-2002 10:31 »

Merchandise forum?  Yeah, sure, why not.
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