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

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  1. Mark Cappelletty

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    I concur. This is the worst DVD packaging I've ever seen. Ever. I took the discs out (all look okay) and put them in clear plastic sleeves and put them in the folds of the "booklet. " Totally retarded move by Fox. I'm sure some bonehead in marketing just got a bonus for his "radical" idea. Idiots.
     
  2. Geoff_D

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    Worst. Packaging. Ever.
     
  3. Daniel-M

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    Since Family Guy volume 6 apparently has normal(aka good) packaging this monstrosity might be Matt Groening and company doing
     
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    For the MG releases they are going "green" ala the Futurama movies. I think it's due to Al Gore being good friends w/the staff since his daughter works w/them. I'm okay w/a better, ecological ways to package things, but not when it comes to dvd releases.
     
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    As someone else pointed out (Dave?), the box is not eco-friendly at all, not with the plastic slipcase and big plastic Krusty face.

    BTW, at least two of the discs in my set have had trouble playing. I'm afraid the sleeve holders are scratching them.
     
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    All of my discs played just fine, but I did remove them from the case permanently. I put them in those little individual CD/DVD sleaves and put them in between the folds of the inner packaging.

    I agree with everyone else. Worst packaging ever.
     
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    Exactly what I did. So far the discs are fine.... but this is the second set I got. I returned the first due to too many scratches. I was at the customer service desk and went through two new sets at the counter to create a decent set. They probably weren't too happy but they let me do my thing to ensure satisfaction.
     
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    Also, all of the scratched up discs caused by these cases that are returned probably end up in a landfill.
     
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    I'm surprised that FOX hasn't responded to the complaints yet. Has anybody ever actually complained to the company, email or phone, or just accepted it as it is and went on w/life?
     
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    I refuse to believe that Fox hasn't noticed. We'll see when Season 12 is released
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing in regards to complaining about the packaging. Does Fox know about the public's disapproval? Is there enough of a backlash to warrant a change in packaging? I was excited about this set up until I heard about the packaging debacle. Needless to say, I'm not in any rush to pick it up any time soon.
     
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    Worst Season Ever...Worst Packaging Ever. And more landfill-friendly than previous packaging. I get the joke.

    Got the season as a "completist"...but there's no way these discs will get damaged from continually taking them out and putting them back in. Not here.
     
  13. TravisR

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    If all the whining about the head packaging on S6 led to a change for the next 4 seasons and a mail-in for the S6 box then I think Fox knows that most people (and probably not just OCD fans) hate this package. Of course that doesn't mean that they will change it.
     
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    A little late but here's the easter eggs for this set.

    On the menus for Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder, Eight Misbehavin', Take My Wife, Sleaze, Faith Off, Saddlesore Galactica, Bart To The Future, Days Of Wines And D'Oh'ses, Last Tap Dance In Spingfield and Behind The Laughter, push UP from 'Play Episode' which highlights the crystal ball above, press ENTER and a deleted scene plays.

    On the menus for Beyond Blunderdome, Little Big Mom, The Mansion Family and Alone Again, Natrua-diddly, press UP from 'Play Episode' which highlights the deck of cards, press ENTER and a deleted scene plays. There is a second deleted scene which you get by pressing UP from 'Play Episode' highlighting the deck of cards, press LEFT and the crystal ball highlights, press ENTER and you'll see the second deleted scene.

    On the menu for Kill The Alligator And Run, press UP from 'Play Episode' which highlights the crystal ball, press ENTER and you get a promo poster for the episode.

    On the main menu for disc four, press UP from Days Of Wines And D'Oh'ses which highlights a '?' on a sign, press ENTER and you get a clip from The Simpsons Ride.
     
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    Here's another "kind of" Easter egg, since it just happens and there is no way that I know of to turn it on or off.

    On the "Behind the Laughter" episode at the part near the end where they reveal where the Simpsons "really" live, a yellow question mark appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Press enter on your remote and you will see clips with all the alternate location line readings of where they live.
     
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    On disc 4 there's also a hidden Japanese commercial for Lemon CC soda. Only problem is I can't get to it on a regular DVD player- I scanned the disc on the computer and see it's on Title 17, but I haven't found any way to get to it through the menu, and if you program a regular DVD player to play that title, it'll just jump to the beginning of the first show, so someone REALLY doesn't want people to find this. Has anyone found the intended way to get to this?
     
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    Some guy on the IMDb-boards claims that he got Simpsons Season 11 the old way. Anyone know if Fox wised up and changed it, or is his guy lying?
     
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    Depends on what he means by "the old way".

    Does he mean the interior packaging, or that he just got a box that didn't have the Krusty head pasted on it?
     
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    he didnt say "the old way"
    what was actually said was.
    "My season 11 doesn't have these "sleeves" everybody is talking about. The packaging on my is just like the previous season ones with the palstic trays."


    by Ledtap 1 day ago (Fri Jan 9 2009 18:06:33)
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    My season 11 doesn't have these "sleeves" everybody is talking about. The packaging on my is just like the previous season ones with the palstic trays.

    Re: Season 11 DVD 'Sleeves'
    by RetconAddict 12 hours ago (Sat Jan 10 2009 06:19:51)
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    Where are you from? Countrywise.

    Re: Season 11 DVD 'Sleeves'
    by Ledtap 4 hours ago (Sat Jan 10 2009 14:02:01)
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    United States
     
  20. TravisR

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    Never say never but I doubt it. If they have changed it, the guy is extremely lucky to have already gotten one considering how many thousands of 'old' copies are still sitting in the Fox warehouses (they aren't going to throw the old packages away) and the warehouses or shelves of Amazon, Best Buy, etc.
     

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