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Peter Jackson's MEET THE FEEBLES On DVD


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   Joshua E

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Posted January 28 2002 - 05:08 AM

Just saw this on DVDPlanet's release schedule:

MEET THE FEEBLES DVD
Director: Peter Jackson

Synopsis:
Imagine if the puppet-creations that appeared on your favorite family variety show were real...and had real adult problems and vices; adultery; Vietnam flashbacks; drugs; murder...

RELEASE DATE: 2/26/2002
Studio: SPECTRUM

Languages
Original Language: English


Audio/Video Features
Widescreen:
16x9: No
Full Screen: Full Frame
Color: Color

Audio Format:
English Dubbed:
DTS: n/a
THX Certified: n/a


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Product Features
Box Set: No
Commentary/Multi-Audio: No
Cast/Crew Biographies: No
Closed Caption: No
Deleted Footage: No
DVD-ROM Content: No

Filmography: No
Making Of: No
Multiple Angles: No
Music Video: No
Outtakes: No

Parental Lock: No
Production Notes: No
Production Stills: No
SDH: No
Trailer: No


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Special Features:
No Special Features Listed

#2 of 41 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted January 28 2002 - 05:14 AM

Hey, I was just getting ready to post the news!

Anyway, I hope it will be better than the Substance disc. Too bad about no special features - I liked LOTR but it's a shame we can't get SEs of any of his other works.
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#3 of 41 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted January 28 2002 - 06:48 AM

I have the Subtance DVD of this film,
and will promptly put it on eBay.

Funny thing is, I could've sworn that
reports stated Jim Henson Studios would
sue if this title was ever released in the US.
(Substance is in Canada.)


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#4 of 41 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted January 28 2002 - 07:23 AM

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I have the Subtance DVD of this film,
and will promptly put it on eBay.
Mark, why are you unloading your Substance DVD when the forthcoming one has exactly the same specs? I would wait for a review, personally.

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#5 of 41 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 28 2002 - 08:19 AM

Agree with Ken, I really want the movie, but having never heard of this company, I'll wait for reviews.
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#6 of 41 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted January 28 2002 - 08:23 AM

You know, the transfer on the Substance disc is pretty bad. This new company would really have to work to be worse...

But I do wish they would at least get the rights to "Sex Drugs and Soft Toys" which is a mini-documentary. It's not quite as much fun as "Good Taste Made Bad Taste", but it would still be worth it.
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#7 of 41 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted January 28 2002 - 08:41 AM

Yep. It cannot be worse than the
Substance DVD.. And if it is,
I can always order it from another
Canadian on-line retailer.

Mark

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#8 of 41 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted January 28 2002 - 08:50 AM

"Full Screen: Full Frame"

???

Isn't the OAR 1:85?

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#9 of 41 OFFLINE   Shad R

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Posted January 28 2002 - 02:42 PM

Stupid movie. Hated it. The ONLY time I laughed was when the frog was doing his knife throwing routine, while he was drugged up. That was it...I didn't even watch it after the frog had a vietnam flashback...that's when I said "enough is enough" and turned this garbage off.

#10 of 41 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted January 28 2002 - 04:36 PM

I showed my friend Cara this film,
and after watching the film her comment was:
"The most amazing thing about this film
is that you have seen it more than once."


I love this film, but I make no bones about
saying it is a horrible, tacky, uber-sick film.
Rarely do I like films in this genre, but
Peter Jackson does put some undefineable
appeal in his "Shit-Schlock" films that
I find quite entertaining.

This film and Dead Alive are "must own" titles for me.


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#11 of 41 OFFLINE   Raymond Johnson

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Posted January 28 2002 - 06:14 PM

This a true cult classic...it has that twisted sense of humor,that you just have to get in order to like the film...all else will just be offended ect if you actually take the film seriously & have no sense of humor at all.



I loved Dead/Alive....but this film took some getting used to. I tryed watching it when on the Sundance Channel,but just wasn't into it & didn't find it as funy as reputed to be,aside from a few crazy moments like the nam flashback/Deer Hunter paraody.


I finnaly watched the entire movie on another showing late night & thought the movie was great,really funny,entertaining,original & very outragous....in other words,my kind of moviePosted Image

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Posted January 28 2002 - 08:22 PM

I haven't even seen this one yet, totally uncool! Posted Image

However, I don't know if it's available in Denmark at all, guess I'll have to check out the DVD then...

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#13 of 41 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted January 28 2002 - 11:00 PM

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Stupid movie. Hated it.

Gee...I guess you won't be getting the DVD then? Posted Image

I really enjoyed MTF. It certainly seems vile on the outside - ok, even vile on the inside. But it, like Bad Taste and Dead Alive, has a certain sweetness to it. For all its nasty reputation, compare MTF to, say, Maniac or HenryPosted Imageortrait of a Serial Killer. Or to films even worse. During the course of MTF we see puppet sex, puppet vomit - hell, any puppet bodily fluid you care to name - puppet homicide, and so on, but never is there anything mean. Peter Jackson may be the gross out king, but he's not mean spirited.

MTF even, again like Bad Taste and Dead Alive, has a happy ending. The good guys live, the bad guys don't. One might even be impelled to read a very simple morality play into the proceedings (but I'll resist here). There is no glorification of the twisted. There may be characters who are vile or twisted, but they come to a typically gory end while the nice guys escape basically unharmed.

Beneath all the goo and gore, Peter Jackson's films, most certainly including MTF, are all rather sweet and innocent. I think many people fail to see this because of all the goo and gore, but look harder next time. It's there, just beneath the blood.
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Posted January 28 2002 - 11:19 PM

From now on, I'm going to go into every thread where I didn't like the film in question and post "Stupid movie. Hated it." That way everyone can partake of my excellent analysis of each and every film!

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Posted January 29 2002 - 05:05 AM

Well said Julie, good analysis of Jackson's work. How about leading us in a chorus of Sodomy? Posted Image
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Posted January 29 2002 - 08:27 AM

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How about leading us in a chorus of Sodomy?
Every now and then I get an urge to drive through town with my windows rolled down while the stereo blasts out that lovely little song.

But sanity eventually catches up with me.
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#17 of 41 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted January 29 2002 - 09:23 AM

Julie-

You just explained to me why I like
Meet The Feebles and
Dead Alive, but don't like
ANY other "shlock" films.

Excellent!

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Posted January 29 2002 - 03:33 PM

Greg,
Do you really want me to go into why I didn't like it? Cause if you do...I sure got the time...
First, I found most of it in bad taste....For me, I just didn't find it funny, and I didn't like it. I thought it was garbage. "JOKES" revolve around a drugged up frog, a rat in the porn industry, and a seal having sex with a cat! Not to mention the bad language, toilet humor( I like it when it's funny, Dumb and Dumber is good example of toilet humor that I think works), and an elaphant that can't get an erection. The idea of muppets cursing and killing each other just isn't my cup of tea.
Also, Greg, I didn't notice you posting a review. I came in here because I was curious about why you guys liked it. I hated it. That's just my opinion, so I posted it. I was just telling you what I thought, that's all. Greg, I'll be looking forward to your review Posted Image

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Posted January 29 2002 - 09:51 PM

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First, I found most of it in bad taste....For me, I just didn't find it funny, and I didn't like it. I thought it was garbage. "JOKES" revolve around a drugged up frog, a rat in the porn industry, and a seal having sex with a cat! Not to mention the bad language, toilet humor( I like it when it's funny, Dumb and Dumber is good example of toilet humor that I think works), and an elaphant that can't get an erection. The idea of muppets cursing and killing each other just isn't my cup of tea.


(Rolling around laughing wiping tears from my eyes..."toilet humor that works"...whoooo!!!!)

Reading your list, these are all reasons why we LIKE this movie! Just when you think it can't possibly get any more bizarre and shocking, it does! And THEN you think it can't possibly get any more bizarre and shocking, and it DOES! Again and again! Yes, this is one perverse film, but it's just too cool. It's not a falling-down-laughing comedy, it's a...um....er...uh...well, it's a "character study" with funny, and yet tragic overtones. A true classic in the "puppets gone bad" genre. I think I like Dead Alive a little better than MTF, but MTF will always have a special place in my spleen.

Thank you Julie for YOUR wonderful post. You got it.

My husband and I only went to see LOTR because we were such big Peter Jackson fans. We would have been first in line at ANY new Peter Jackson film. Nice that it was LOTR/FOTR, which is of course, a great film. The director of Bad Taste is UP THERE WITH THE BIG BOYS NOW!!! Who'da thunk it? Good good good for him!

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Posted February 26 2002 - 02:07 PM

so has anyone picked up the new dvd yet?
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