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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 07 2013 - 09:08 AM

I have no idea how many times I've seen The Muppet Movie.  Virtually every screening on laserdisc.  One of my son's favorites as a young 'un, 3 1/2 decades later, it stands the test of time beautifully.

 

This is a very special film.  Charming, endearing, entertaining.  And beautifully made.

 

My hat is off to the work by Mr. Henson, Mr. Oz and the entire Muppet gang, and to Disney for doing right by the film, and bringing it to Blu-ray with superior quality.

 

Gorgeous color, proper grain structure.  Everything is in place for a perfect presentation.

 

For your kid, or the kid in you, The Muppet Movie is one of the greats.

 

A perfect Blu-ray.

 

Image - 5

 

Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

 

Very Highly Recommended.

 

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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 07 2013 - 09:54 AM

So looking forward to watching this for the first time 

in many, many years.

 

This is the absolute best Muppet film ever made and

nobody has been able to top it (though I did immensely

enjoy The Muppets).

 

Happy to read that Disney did a load of right with this one.


 

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#3 of 25 OFFLINE   rybev

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Posted August 07 2013 - 12:10 PM

Screenshots: http://blushots.weeb...ppet-movie.html

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted August 07 2013 - 03:12 PM

I just remember all those celebrities in their cameos--making the thing funnier by sheer force of their personalities alone. In the recent Muppet film, the celebrities were trying to be funny. That's the difference, I think.


 

 


#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted August 07 2013 - 03:15 PM

I have not seen this movie in years.  In fact, it was probably when I was in high school.  We used "The Rainbow Connection" as the music for our commencement address.



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Posted August 07 2013 - 05:19 PM

Can't tell from the screenshots, but have they done "The Disney" on this one and erased the arm rods and other traces of puppeteering?


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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 07 2013 - 06:13 PM

Can't tell from the screenshots, but have they done "The Disney" on this one and erased the arm rods and other traces of puppeteering?


Puppets? Mr. Frog. Ms Piggy?

Puppets?

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Posted August 07 2013 - 06:50 PM

It's not perfect if it is not the original theatrical version.  I have read on other forums it is still the edited version.



#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:07 PM

what are the alterations?
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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted August 07 2013 - 10:40 PM

It's not perfect if it is not the original theatrical version.  I have read on other forums it is still the edited version.

 

What edited version?


 

 


#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Hasslein

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Posted August 07 2013 - 10:44 PM

There are several edits from the theatrical cut. The worst is the edited Rowlf song... Some try to say the extended version was only a UK home video release, but that is not true. I saw it in the theatre, and the Leonard Maltin book confirms the home video version is edited. Here is a link to youtube post of original cuts.

 

http://www.youtube.c...ch?query=muppet



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Posted August 07 2013 - 11:23 PM

Wow. I doubted whether those extra lyrics to "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along," which are on the (now back-in-print) soundtrack, were ever part of the film, but there they are. I also had no idea they did a completely different arrangement for "Never Before, Never Again." Were these only for the UK release?

 

I take it the extra lyrics to "Movin' Right Along" were never in any version of the film.


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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Nelson

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Posted August 08 2013 - 08:16 PM

Hmmmm...I guess it's not a perfect Blu-ray after all. :-(

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Posted August 09 2013 - 10:10 AM

Went and saw this with Mommy.  We laughed so hard when Kermit was riding the bicycle, just something I'll never forget.  :*)   I really must buy this and watch it with her again sometime in spite of the edits. 


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#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Osato

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Posted August 10 2013 - 06:13 AM

Thanks Robert!

 

Great to know that this one looks great on blu ray.

 

Will be picking it up as soon as I can get to it!



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Posted August 15 2013 - 10:24 AM

As I pointed out in the review thread, this movie has a very annoying "Intermission mode" that comes on whenever you hit play.  I had the misfortune of trying to answer a phone call while muppets suddenly started shouting on the screen.



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Posted August 15 2013 - 11:28 AM

As I pointed out in the review thread, this movie has a very annoying "Intermission mode" that comes on whenever you hit play.  I had the misfortune of trying to answer a phone call while muppets suddenly started shouting on the screen.


If it's like the Peter Pan Blu-Ray, that can be turned off via a selection in the discs's Set Up Menu. It's defaulted to be on.

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Wayne_j

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Posted August 15 2013 - 11:50 AM

I figured it out, I still think it is a very annoying feature to be set on by default.  I actually went to the set up menu before watching the movie in case Disney pulled an "OZ the Great and Powerful" and defaulted to DD 2.0 for the soundtrack.  I didn't even notice the intermission option.

 

If it's like the Peter Pan Blu-Ray, that can be turned off via a selection in the discs's Set Up Menu. It's defaulted to be on.



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Posted August 15 2013 - 02:08 PM

hee hee, that sounds neat.  Can't wait to see that.  Wondering if it's plasma friendly... 


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Posted August 15 2013 - 04:19 PM


Edited by Traveling Matt, August 15 2013 - 04:20 PM.

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