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HTF REVIEW: The Simpsons - The Complete Third Season (Highly Recommended!)

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#1 of 141 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:11 PM



#2 of 141 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:13 PM

Please forgive the formatting. I am trying work on it as we speak. I typed this in Front Page the formatting is COMPLETELY different. EDIT: After literally 3 hours, I finally fixed the formatting. Every single line of text needed fixing. Sheesh.

#3 of 141 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:18 PM

Picture quality has been a consistent issue with these Simpsons releases. Season 1, sourced from what I believe were affiliates' video masters, is especially bad. Season 2, which a marked improvement as they were sourced from the film masters, still had it's share of problems.

Thanks for the review! The variety of images and detail was very much appreciatedPosted Image Keep up the good work.

#4 of 141 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:19 PM

Adam: Each line in Frontpage formatting is converted into line breaks by the vBulletin software. To fix the problems, make sure all of the HTML is one line, with no breaks.

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:46 PM

Adam, two questions come to mind. 1. In the Episode, "Flaming Moe's," which has a guest appearance from Aerosmith performing, is their music intact? 2. Is the packaging consistant with Season One and Two or have they switched to the slim cases like Futurama and Family Guy? Thanks for the review.
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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for the review. BTW, you have a misspelling in the thread title with THRID.

#7 of 141 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 20 2003 - 07:09 PM

Terry, I will check on the Flaming Moe episode tomorrow. I believe its not the actual original version. When I played the songs on the "jukebox" extras, the song came in nice and loud. Sounded good. I have not seen Season 1 or 2. Have you seen The Transformers season boxed sets? These are like those. It folds out. They are not individual slim line cases. Sorry for the initial problems in my first review posting. Got it worked out for the most part. I will have Ron fix the title for me. Thanx.

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Posted August 20 2003 - 07:43 PM

How many episodes have the pop-up option? Before I got my copy, everyone was saying that there was a pop-up episode on each disc but there's only one on Colonel Homer as far as I've found...
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Posted August 21 2003 - 12:44 AM

For those interested, there are hidden commentary tracks on some episodes in this set. On disc one there are two commentaries for the first episode on disc two there are two commentaries for episode second episode on the disc. If there are episodes on disc three and four that have two commentaries I don't know, I have only had time to watch the first two discs but I would suspect that there is a similar pattern with one episode on each disc that has two commentary tracks instead of just one. You access the commentaries by flippeing through languages while the episode is running. Regards, Erik

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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:10 AM

I'm not a big fan of easter eggs or hidden stuff in general. I mean, it can be kind of a fun, but I feel like I'll miss something or forget about something and thus lose out on something cool. Guess I should start keeping a little listing for each movie.


[quote] Terry, I will check on the Flaming Moe episode tomorrow. I believe its not the actual original version. [quote]

If it's not the original, any idea how it's changed and why they changed it?
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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:40 AM

[quote] How many episodes have the pop-up option? Before I got my copy, everyone was saying that there was a pop-up episode on each disc but there's only one on Colonel Homer as far as I've found... [quote]

Kevin, I could only find that one pop-up episode. Colonel Homer. I believe that is the only one.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 02:03 AM

I'm very excited for this set, but I'm still hoping that one day we'll get a full documentary on the making of this show. I also really wish we would get the deleted scened
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Posted August 21 2003 - 02:32 AM

Adam - you gave an interesting review, but I suggest having someone proof-read future reviews. You had various grammar errors and several creative uses of the English language. Posted Image My favorite is, "They most detailed as yet, even is future episodes."

You also apparently have a unique TV, the "Sony WAGE"

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Thanks for the informative review.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:07 AM

Wow, they really got their stuff together on Season 3. It looks like the menus are more practical, and most importantly, did they listen to our requests about cast commentaries? I was expecting Season 3 to be just more of the same as seasons 1 and 2, but they really improved it. Thanks, Fox!
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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:31 AM

I'am glad to ear it's great. I was not expecting anything for the picture since this date from 1991. If digital season look as good as Futurama.. then i will say WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! Now.. the only problem i have.. is if they continue this stupid 1 season a year thing.. SuperHDDVD in 3000x2000 will be avaible. there still 12 season to go, 12 years????? Gimme a break and step those up to 3 a years... they did a terrific job with Futurama and King Of the hill, i don't know what holding them..

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:47 AM

Oh my god, is that a PLAY ALL option I see on one of those pictures?!

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:57 AM

Adam... great review. I'm not a fan of the show but it appears as though you spent a great deal of time covering the product for those who are. Thank you. Herb.
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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:21 AM

[quote] Oh my god, is that a PLAY ALL option I see on one of those pictures?! [quote] Yep. A Play All feature has been added to the main menu of each of the 4 discs.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:26 AM

[quote] Adam - you gave an interesting review, but I suggest having someone proof-read future reviews [quote]

I really do appologize if you read this review when I first posted it. It had a lot of problems. I have been so incredibly busy these last couple of days. Then I got the DVD's in the mail. I had to stay up until 1am for 2 nights writing this review. Then, when I posted it, I had major formatting issues. The time I was going to spend proofreading, I spent fixing the format. I definately had some areas that needed fixed. Being so tired last night, and working on this for so long, I just wanted it up.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:26 AM

i didn't think the simpsons was ever digitally animated...





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