Very Merry Muppet Christmas -- where's the DVD?

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  1. Brenton

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    I caught NBC's broadcast of It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie last night, and I must say, it's the absolute best Muppet feature since Henson's death.
    I noticed a commercial for the video and a Muppet Show CD, so I went online to NBC's store, and lo and behold, it's not available on DVD. And it really needs to be on DVD, because a couple of shots were dead giveaways that it was framed for 16:9 and then pan-and-scanned.
    I emailed the NBC online store about it, and am waiting for a reply. Anyone know if it will see DVD before the holiday season is over?
     
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    Just got this reply from NBC's store:
     
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    NBC didn't want to pony up for authoring costs and are just looking for a quick buck. I'll be SHOCKED if we don't have a DVD for next Christmas from Columbia. I've emailed one of the show's producers about it
    The other dead giveaway it was widescreen was the fact that it was being presented in HDTV [​IMG] That and the horrific cropping and panning all over the place
     
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    After reading all the positive reviews for this, I was really disappointed with it. The cameos by the likes of SCRUBS stars came off like a cheap promotional ad for NBC. There were a few giggles here and there (and it was much better than "Muppets In Space"), but still really felt overlong and just lacked the magic, IMHO. "Muppet christmas Carol" is still a far, far better movie.

    At any rate, hopefully they'll restore Snopp Dogg's excised scenes for the DVD!!
     
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    Here's your chance, go to the direct source
    http://forum.muppetcentral.com/
    go under the "merchandise" section and people already have about 2 different threads about it.
    no news yet, but people are talking about it, and the 'right' people are looking at the forum.
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Muppet Central is a fansite, NOT Henson

    Columbia will be responsible for distributing this title
     
  7. Brenton

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    Anybody know why Jerry Nelson wasn't involved in the show?
     
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    I'll ask. Dunno if I'll get a response quickly though
     
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    Jerry Nelson's name appeared in the end credits.
     
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    Brandon, could you up your Font size in the future? It's a tad hard to read. Thanks
     
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    >The cameos by the likes of SCRUBS stars came off like a cheap promotional ad for NBC>

    Havn't seen it yet, especially since I programmed the blasted VCR for only one hour instead of two, but this is the exact same thought that crossed my mind. Gee, we've got a big, well known show that's sure to get lots of ratings, lets get one of our unknown shows on there to help get the word about it.
     
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    I thought that the Scrubs sequence didn't feel out of place at all, and happened to be funny in a good old-fashioned Jim Henson-kind-of-way. Exactly something Piggy would do.
     
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    "Jerry Nelson's name appeared in the end credits."

    I didn't see that, but there were definite differences in his characters.

    I went to MuppetCentral and the rumor there is that he's been seriously ill, and that's why he wasn't involved. I guess we can only hope for the best.
     
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    Just saw the first half, at least to where the VCR stopped at Fozzie's bag delivery. So far, I rather like it. It's not hah hah funny, but it does fit the muppet style more so than the Christmas Carol, or Treasure Island movies. The latter being a bit tough to watch. And even though Gonzo didn't really need an origin story, Muppets From Space is a favorite of mine [​IMG].
     
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    I thought that it was the smartest Muppet film since the Henson days. Just like a return to the "original trilogy". I'd buy the dvd in a heartbeat. I'm sorry it's not out there.
     
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    it BETTER be OAR (HD) and 16x9
     

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