Futurama Volume Two- 8/12?

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  1. Kon

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    Hey, I've been reading this board for a while and this is my first post, but anyway according to http://www.foxtvdvd.com, it says Futurama Volume Two will be out on August 12. I hope so, that happens to be the day before my birthday. Anyway just thought I'd share what I found.
     
  2. Galen_V

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    Great find Kon! It's good to know they aren't waiting an eternity to release the show on DVD.
     
  3. EricW

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    are they going to be releasing more than 13 episodes this time?
     
  4. Scott Temple

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    I've been hearing Sept. 2 from just about everywhere. Has it indeed been bumped up to Aug. 12?
     
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    Here's a picture of the cover, courtesy of DVDEmpire...

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  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    DVDEmpire has had that pic for a while...it's the R2 cover. There's no telling if the same cover will be used for R1 yet...probably, but who can be sure? DVDEmpire just probably nabbed it as "temp art", though.




    As far as the FoxTVDVD.com site goes, I think the site may be suffering from a series of typos, including that Futurama date and two other dates. Here's why:

    1) M*A*S*H Season 4 is shown there as 6/15...a keystroke away from being right. Per Fox's password-protected retailer/press information network, and all the other official sources, the release date is still 7/15 for that item. Looks like a slip o' the finger.


    2) Futurama 2 and Angel 2 could be a case of release date switcheroo (plus a 1-week offset on the August date). The new site is saying:
    * 8/12 Futurama "Season" 2
    * 9/02 Angel S2

    The dates previously made available are:
    * 9/02 Futurama V2
    * 8/19 Angel S2

    The simplest explanation is NOT that Fox changed release dates on three titles, but instead that the people creating that web page made a mistake.


    3) Proof of a DEFINATE mistake? Futurama and Family Guy are both listed everywhere on that site as "Season" instead of "Volume". As we know, Fox isn't sticking to "Season" sets on these two shows, but putting them out by "Volumes" instead. Someone got in a rut and wasn't careful. [​IMG]


    4) It can't even claim to have "all Fox TV DVD titles", since nowhere does it mention Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding or Death Of The Incredible Hulk. Okay...both of those were post-cancellation telefilms. I'm only half-serious about that one! [​IMG]


    But really, I'm not trying to beat up Fox here. I'm just trying to point out multiple inaccuracies so that noone is too quick to be *sure* that the 8/12 date for Futurama is correct. Not based on this, anyway.

    Hey, if we get different, definative info that verifies that the FoxTVDVD.com site is correct after all, then I'll be the first to jump on the bandwagon! :wink:


    In any case, welcome to the HTF, Kon! Thanks for bringing that website to our attention; I think it had slipped under the radar here. I hope the errors can get straightened out and I'll be keeping an eye on it for any cool info that might leak out from there.
     
  8. Joshua_Y

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    Excellent news! I wish Fox would get the Simpsons sets out this fast...

    This set will be 24 episodes correct?
     
  9. David Lambert

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  10. Joshua_Y

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    Either way...I dont care...I just want em! [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    Here is what the Futurama seasons look like as far as their (eventual) DVD releases:

    Season 1

    Space Pilot 3000
    The Series Has Landed
    I, Roommate
    Love’s Labour’s Lost in Space
    Fear of a Bot Planet
    A Fishful of Dollars
    My Three Suns
    A Big Piece of Garbage
    Hell is Other Robots
    A Flight to Remember
    Mars University
    When Aliens Attack
    Fry and the Slurm Factory


    Season 2

    I Second that Emotion
    Brannigan Begin Again
    A Head in the Polls
    Xmas Story
    Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
    Lesser of Two Evils
    Put Your Head on My Shoulder
    Raging Bender
    A Bicyclops Built for Two
    A Clone of My Own
    How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
    The Deep South
    Bender Gets Made
    Mother’s Day
    The Problem with Popplers
    Anthology of Interest 1
    War is the H-Word
    The Honking
    The Cryonic Woman

    Season 3

    Amazon Women in the Mood
    Parasites Lost
    A Tale of Two Santas
    The Luck of the Fryrish
    The Bird-bot of Ice-catraz
    Bendless Love
    The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
    That’s Lobstertainment!
    The Cyber House Rules
    Where the Buggalo Roam
    Insane in the Mainframe
    The Route of All Evil
    Bendin’ in the Wind
    Time Keeps on Slippin’
    I Dated a Robot
    A Leela of Her Own
    A Pharoah to Remember
    Anthology of Interest 2
    Roswell that Ends Well
    Godfellas
    Futurestock
    30% Iron Chef

    Season 4

    Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
    Leela’s Homeworld
    Love & Rocket
    Less Than Hero
    A Taste of Freedom
    Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV - x
    Jurassic Bark
    Crimes of the Hot
    Teenage Mutant Leela’s Hurdles
    The Why of Fry
    Where No Fan Has Gone Before
    The Sting - x (Currently scheduled for broadcast on 6/1.)
    Bend Her - x
    Obsoletely Fabulous - x
    The Farnsworth Paradox - x
    Three Hundred Big Boys - x
    Spanish Fry - x
    The Devil’s Hands are Idle Playthings - x

    x = As yet unaired by FOX

    However Fox chooses to mangle this order will mean nothing once they run their final 8 episodes.

    I also came across this very cool interview with series co-creator David X. Cohen in which he divulges a few fascinating DVD tidbits:



    There's a LOT more to this interview, so Futurama fans will want to check it out.
     
  12. Joshua_Y

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    You rock Scott! [​IMG]

    You suck FOX! [​IMG]
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    Hmmmm? Interesting...I added this to my Amazon wish list on April 28th 2003, and I wrote the comment (September 2, 2003) which was what Amazon originally said.

    They've since retracted the date and left it as "Not Yet Released"
    Futurama Vol. 2 on Amazon
     
  14. David Lambert

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    Mark, the explanation for that is here. It took a long time for Amazon (and DVDEmpire) to comply, but comply they have.
     
  15. MarkHastings

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    Mystrery Solved! Thanks Dave


    Edit: I just noticed they did the same thing for "Family Guy" Vol. 2...Not only do they both say "NOT YET RELEASED", but the artwork is gone as well.

    p.s. I had Spet. 9th for the date on Family Guy.
     
  16. Paul_Stachniak

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    Ah nuts. '24': Season 2 is now unconfirmed as well.

    I still hope they keep the Spet 2nd date (if indeed that's what it really was), 'cause I can't wait to rewatch that season, and possibly in DD 5.1.
     
  17. Ben Seibert

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    Wow, it's the day before my birthday as well. Great timing, since I still haven't had an excuse to pick up the first one.
     
  18. Sean Frost

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    I can't wait for this to come out. The secound season is so much better than the first. [​IMG]
     
  19. Scott Weinberg

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    www.davisdvd.com is also reporting the 8/12 release date, and this site rarely steers us wrong. Yay! August! Good news everyone!

    (P.S. Last night's "new" Fox episode ("The Sting") was a lot of fun!)
     
  20. David Lambert

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    Head back over to TVShowsOn DVD and you'll see that last night I published updated specs for Futurama V2, NYPD Blue S2, Angel S2, and Family Guy V2. Fox updated info for all four last night!

    Futurama V2 is definately 8/12 now, switching with Angel S2 which is now 9/2. The other two dates remain the same. I have a full list of specs and extras at the site. Gotta jet, sorry.
     

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