A few words about.....Stewie!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I recently had the opportunity to screen the upcoming
    DVD release of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story,
    the very first full-length unrated DVD feature from
    creator Seth MacFarlane.

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    Don't be concerned that this is a direct-to-video
    release. This is an opportunity for MacFarlane to give
    his fanbase an "edgier" version of Family Guy
    outside of network television.

    What's the story about?

    What begins as an offbeat premiere party for the new
    Family Guy film turns into the actual feature
    itself. The story centers around Stewie who doesn't
    quite feel a connection to his family, that is, until
    he sees what looks to be his father being interviewed
    on television. This discovery sets in motion a
    cross-country adventure from East Coast to West.


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    Fans are going to be extremely proud of this release
    that certainly lives up to the expected level of humor
    and entertainment that have been present in the first
    four seasons of Family Guy. This feature which
    is actually a "film within a film" offers some of the
    most humerous moments seen in the franchise to date.


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    All of the standard Family Guy elements are
    here including those outrageous flashbacks that
    include movie, television and commercial references.
    One of my favorite moments includes a brilliantly
    executed Ferris Beuller parody featuring
    Stewie racing the clock to make it back to the
    playground.

    There's even a SEXY PARTY and a INTERMISSION
    sequence that must be heard to be believed!

    Fans will also be surprised to hear their favorite
    characters utter the "F" word now and then -- though
    I am thankful that it was used sparingly to avoid
    ruining the effect.



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    As a huge fan of Family Guy, I was very
    pleased with the effort that was put into this
    direct-to-video production. This DVD represents
    the very best of what can be done with this series.

    I had a lot of fun with this DVD. Too many laughs
    to count throughout its 88 minutes.

    Please don't hesitate to purchase this DVD.
     
  2. Casey Trowbridg

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    Ron, always good to hear your thoughts, thanks for sharing them with us.
     
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    Looks great but at $29.98 for 88mins I think I'll rent it.
     
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    The cover looks off.

    Will there be anything on this that won't eventually be released on the box sets?
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Shawn,

    As far as I know this is an exclusive
    direct-to-video DVD of material not
    previously available anywhere else.

    I am guessing that no, it will not be
    part of any future season boxed sets as
    it never was intended for season broadcast.
     
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    Actually, the movie has supposedly been chopped up into three episodes which will be shown on broadcast TV, and should be on a future release of the Family Guy TV DVD's. But the episodes will differ from the film version, such as adding, removing, and changing scenes for the broadcast versions.
     
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    I just pre-ordered it for $15.98 at Amazon which is a much more realistic price. I guess the $29.98 was the MSRP
     
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    I just noticed that this DVD is #2 at Amazon right now. Although I am a very big FG fan, I must say I am suprised that this DVD is this popular.

    I hope this means we might get even more of these in the future.
     
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    Oh, great title, Ron. And here I thought I'd see Mr. Harris' take on Stewie Griffin! That would be something.[​IMG]

    Consider me one who will own this DVD.
     
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