TCFHE Press Release: "The Simpsons" The Complete Eleventh Season

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. AnthonyC

    AnthonyC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got the regular version at Target...yes, it's neat that they make so much original art for these sets, but two double slims could have some nice inlay art. Besides, if this is a space-saving measure...the How I Met Your Mother season 3 set I also picked up is slightly smaller with its two slimcases.

    Besides, didn't they learn from the season 6 debacle how anal retentive Simpsons fans are about the DVD packaging?
     
  2. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    131

    My guess, judging by the latest "Futurama" movie releases, is that Groening and co. are now into "Green" packaging. The Futurama movies are housed in cardboard sleeves as well.
     
  3. Ron68

    Ron68 Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    0
    I ordered the Krusty head the other day but haven't received it yet. I haven't seen either box yet, Wal-mart had space on the shelves for this but they were empty, I'm going to be disappointed that the head package isn't going to be like the last ones. The inner packaging sounds terrible, I can just see the discs getting scratched up. I'm just glad to be getting the episodes
     
  4. Arild

    Arild Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    0
    What the hell is the point? They're DVD covers, it's not like people are gonna just keep the discs and throw the cover out into the forest. In fact, people might be more inclined to do so when the cover is so crappy.
     
  5. Jay Pennington

    Jay Pennington Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,189
    Likes Received:
    0

    Because one day, no matter how many years off, all of our DVD collections will be in landfills. The cardboard sleeves will decompose, and the plastic ones won't.
     
  6. RichieMagoo

    RichieMagoo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Heh....that coated cardboard will likely take almost as long as plastic to decompose...if it ever does decompose.

    Things that are expected to be durable and have a long lifespan should be made of materials that are durable...or they'll end up in the landfill a lot sooner. Save the "green" stuff for disposable items or items that have a short lifespan- not something that people will keep for decades. That's just contributing to the "disposable" culture. Talk about bass ackwards!

    Oh..and if anyone needs/wants season 10- it's finally on sale at Amazon for $20.99 - Just ordered my copy!
     
  7. Wezzo

    Wezzo Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    16

    That's just what I was thinking. I can't understand why the release of this season has been fraught with so many little issues.

    I just hope that one day, probably in 2020 or something, TCFHE release the complete ultimate super-duper Simpsons complete series set and I can get rid of the mixed-packaging monstrosity that is my current Simpsons DVD shelf. If only they'd stuck with regular digipaks, or better yet dual-slimcases, all the way through.
     
  8. Daniel-M

    Daniel-M Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    They want to be enviromental by not using trays, but making a plastic face and a extra plastic-cover no one wants is OK? Don't buy it
     
  9. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,621
    Likes Received:
    3,796
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    It's either that or they wanted to shrink the packaging by using the cardboard interior to save on shelf space. Considering it only saved about an inch of space, I tend to think it's that wanted more environmental friendly packaging (like the Futurama DVDs).
     
  10. Daniel-M

    Daniel-M Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    We should try contacting Fox and give them some feedback so they fix this for season 12 and maybe even make proper Season 11 packaging

    Scroll down to the bottom to fill out a form
    Fox Home Entertainment
     
  11. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,189
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate
    Got the Krusty head box today and the regular package is underneath. Which begs the question: Why is the regular version priced higher?

    Nice package otherwise.
     
  12. Andrew Radke

    Andrew Radke Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Guelph, Ontario - Canada
    Real Name:
    Andrew Radke
    Would someone be so kind as to post an image or two. I'm trying to get a mental image on what we're dealing with. I haven't bought, nor seen the Krusty head package yet. I own the previous 5 heads and after reading the last number of posts, I'm torn on whether I should buy this one.
     
  13. Joe Tor1

    Joe Tor1 Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    2
    This is, without doubt, the WORST DVD packaging I’ve ever seen!

    I opted for the “standard” packaging, as I’ve always done since the “head” packaging began. When I opened it… I COULDN’T FIND THE DISCS!!!

    There was folded illustrated cardboard, with no discs on either side. For a moment, I was truly dumbfounded. Then I realized that the discs lie loose WITHIN unseen, internal POCKETS of the folded cardboard… and are NOT SECURED by anything.

    Not only is this damaging to the Discs (Disc Three already had a noticeable imperfection causing me to return it for an exchange), but these are the MOST DIFFICULT DISCS TO ACCESS of any set I’ve purchased since the early days of 2004! Even the return clerk at Best Buy was flummoxed when opening the package to try to find the discs inside! Can you believe it?

    Nothing designed for pleasure should require this much needless effort to remove from its packaging! How does a major studio like FOX approve such a thing! This is more akin to a one-dollar discount store PD package! Every bootleg, I’ve ever owned is more securely and sensibly packaged.

    If this is how FOX has begun treating one of their franchise properties like THE SIMPSONS, I really fear for the remaining season of VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA… that is, if we get it at all.

    Could someone please post that telephone number for FOX that was circulated a while back? It may have been published in the old VOYAGE thread, but I’m hoping someone on this thread has it. I’d like to voice a complaint about this travesty in packaging! And, so should we all! Maybe we can get a “package replacement”! (I can dream, can’t I?)

    Oh, wait… I get the joke! They’re using “Krusty Brand” packaging! Never mind!
     
  14. RichieMagoo

    RichieMagoo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0

    I could just see that- It would probably cost $989.00 and be packaged in some hiddeous pink donut facsimile...or a Smtihers head or something...
     
  15. chadHobbick

    chadHobbick Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    6
    Real Name:
    Chad
    It would be the giant pink cardboard donut w/the discs making up the interior of the donut, and of course there would be nothing but separating each disc making scratches all but impossible.

    Okay, let me get this straight regarding the S11 release, underneath the outer plastic Krusty sleeve is the regular package art that Amazon is charging $10 extra dollars for?
     
  16. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    131

    It really is a joke, they are virturally impossible to remove without having to grab the disc with thumb and forefinger, touching the surface of the disc. If they had to use cardboard, why couldn't they have done it they way they did Futurama where there was a holder for the disc on the surface.
     
  17. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,189
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate

    At least in my case, yes. (Looks like $7 more on Amazon.)
     
  18. Bryan Ri

    Bryan Ri Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,689
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    NYC Area
    Real Name:
    Bryan
    I'll echo what everyone else is saying: this packaging is horrendous. This isn't the petty head packaging complaining. It is extremely difficult to get the discs out, and always results in having to touch the disc. This is a complete blunder and I would hope that the studio does not repeat this mistake on further releases.
     
  19. Ethan Riley

    Ethan Riley Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,588
    Likes Received:
    349
    Just got it. YIKES. This is absolutely the worst packaging I've ever seen, and I have over 200 tv-on-dvd sets. I think we should lodge a formal complaint, or make a petition or something. I'm considering taking out all my Simpsons dvds out of their packages and putting them into a binder.
     
  20. Ron68

    Ron68 Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    0
    I received mine today and the only thing about the set I hate, is the way the discs are housed in the fold out tray. None of the discs were scratched but it was really difficult removing them. They may not be scratched now but they will be over time. Some of my Pearl Jam CDs are in similar cases and they've gotten damaged after repeatedly taking them out and putting them back in the cardboard sleeves, the same thing is going to happen with these Simpsons discs. I would have preferred slimcases. The box the Krusty head is attached to is sturdier than the previous heads, I still prefer the previous ones. I love the artwork on the fold out tray.
     

Share This Page