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

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#41 of 141 Darren Haycock

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Posted August 22 2003 - 12:46 AM

I'm going to assume that the picture quality is as good as they could possibly make it. These aren't the "hot off the presses" episodes of today, and I was satisfied with the job they did with the first two seasons. There's only so much you can do with what you're given...
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#42 of 141 Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 22 2003 - 01:36 AM

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but I think the picture is fine


This is of the reasons I said that the bigger your tv, the worse it is. Plus you're right, the average person doesnt have to look at it with a critical eye.

#43 of 141 Stephen Ford

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Posted August 22 2003 - 02:05 AM

Easter Egg details

Insert DVD Three and from the main menu, enter “84763” on your remote. This brings up the menu of audio outtakes.

Great review.

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#44 of 141 Michael Osadciw

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Posted August 22 2003 - 02:29 AM

Good job Adam! I'm definitly picking this one up!

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#45 of 141 carl_b_byrne

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Posted August 22 2003 - 03:30 AM

Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a pop up episode, and how does one access said episode?

#46 of 141 Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 22 2003 - 04:27 AM

Have you ever watched VH1 pop-up video? Its just a feature than as you are watching the episode, little white boxes pop up giving you trivia about certain things. Usually its triva on an item or person in the shot at the time.

You pick the Colonel Homer episode, hit "special features" and you will see the pop-up option.

#47 of 141 carl_b_byrne

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Posted August 22 2003 - 04:48 AM

Ahhh...its all so clear now. Thankyou very muchPosted Image

#48 of 141 Lyle_JP

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Posted August 22 2003 - 04:52 AM

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it's sketch scanned and painted in a computer (same as disney since Lion King)

Actually, they've been doing computerized in-between and paint work since The Rescuers Down Under in 1990. The Little Mermaid was the last Disney film done entirely by hand in the traditional method. Consequently, it's also the last film you can actually buy true production cels from.

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#49 of 141 David Brent

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Posted August 22 2003 - 05:49 AM

I'm very picky when it comes to picture quality, so I was somewhat apprehensive when I received this set today, debating whether to open it or wait for other reviews.

With a mixture of relief and delight I'm can report that, from my standpoint at least, these episodes look fine - easily besting the UK digital transmissions on Sky and the BBC.

Maybe we've been spoiled by the picture quality on the recent Futurama DVD releases, but these 1991 Simpsons episodes were never in that league.

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#50 of 141 DaveF

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Posted August 22 2003 - 06:19 AM

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I really do appologize if you read this review when I first posted it.
No problem. I didn't intend anything but an encouraging recommendation for your future reviews. And my experience is that praise without honest critique will not help a person improve their writing. If anything.

Regardless, it was an informative review and your efforts, as well as that of the other reviewers, are clearly appreciated around here.

#51 of 141 TerryW

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Posted August 22 2003 - 06:22 PM

Does anyone have the word on whether they used Aerosmith's original music or not in "Flaming Moe's?"
"...when the red, red robin goes bob, bob bobbin' along..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...keep your lovin' brother happy..."

#52 of 141 Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 22 2003 - 06:26 PM

Terry, I will pop it in tomorrow and check for you.

#53 of 141 BrettV

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Posted August 23 2003 - 07:46 AM

Great review, Adam!

Could you please post a pic of the DVD case in your reviews? Thanks!

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#54 of 141 Jason Perez

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Posted August 23 2003 - 09:21 AM

Hello Adam!

What a great review! Very thorough and informative Posted Image ! I really like the way you (and the otehr fellas) are formatting your reviews. As you can tell from the simplicity of mine, I am not the most skilled HTML user out there, but I am trying to learn as I go along. Thanks for your efforts, an keep up the good work!!!!

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#55 of 141 David Von Pein

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Posted August 23 2003 - 11:48 AM

Re. E. Egg...........

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Insert DVD Three and from the main menu, enter “84763” on your remote. This brings up the menu of audio outtakes.
How in the Wide, Wide World Of Flaming Moe's did you ever discover this?!! Posted Image

Is a person just supposed to randomly punch in numbers on the remote, in hopes something pops up? My goodness....That'd take...er...oh, a couple of centuries I guess to get through every possible combination. Posted Image

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Posted August 23 2003 - 04:09 PM

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How in the Wide, Wide World Of Flaming Moe's did you ever discover this?!!

Is a person just supposed to randomly punch in numbers on the remote, in hopes something pops up? My goodness....That'd take...er...oh, a couple of centuries I guess to get through every possible combination.
What? How many unique 5-digit numbers can there be? Posted Image
That's the beauty of Easter Egg listings at sites like DVDReview - let other people do the work for you. Posted Image

#57 of 141 Tony-B

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Posted August 24 2003 - 03:22 PM

Excellent review, Adam! I really like your formatting and layout. I'll definitely get this eventually.
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#58 of 141 David Von Pein

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Posted August 24 2003 - 08:13 PM

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That's the beauty of Easter Egg listings at sites like DVDReview - let other people do the work for you.

I agree. Posted Image
Only in the case of Simpsons-3, it's not listed on DVD Review (yet anyway). And why would it yet be...the darn thing's not even out yet.

Must've been another Egg-citing E. Egg site I suppose. Posted Image

#59 of 141 Adam_Reiter

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Posted August 25 2003 - 02:06 AM

I still havent had time to check for the Areosmith song, or post a pic of the case yet. Possibly tonight guys. Sorry.

#60 of 141 David Brent

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Posted August 25 2003 - 05:04 AM

I popped in the Flaming Moe's episode and can report that it certainly sounds like Aerosmith performing "Walk This Way," if that's the song in question.

David


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