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Pre-Order Sesame Street 40 Years DVD Boxset

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but those are on so many other DVD releases... I'm glad that there is just so few instances of double dipping on this set, and so many rare bits we may never have seen...

    Telly's FIRST appearance is on there... a fan's biggest dream. We didn't even see that on Youtube or even SS's own video player yet! I am TOTALLY psyched for this set. Sure, there are a few more skits here and there I'd love to see... something with Gilbert and Sullivan for example... but there's just so much there already. And the extras alone are worth the purchase.
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Agreed completely. You're not going to see these extras ANYWHERE. An interview with Jon Stone, Caroll, AND Kevin? That's worth twenty bucks right there--and that's less than half of the bonus features!
  3. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Well-Known Member

    The Interviews and Even The Pop up Facts that come on screen, if the facts are anything like TMMS Season one than its going to be great! :)
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When I first saw that list, I misread AlphaQuest: R as "Alphabet Chat: R", listed under season 21, and then I saw that it was in episode 1800 from season 13 and thought there was a major error there.

    I am confused about how "Behind the Street" has options to "turn on" an d"turn off". I assume these are video featurettes, not commentary tracks, so I don't know what's mean tby turning them on or off within the menu. Unless they are like those video interviews with Michael J Fox on the Back to the Future DVD set, which plays video of the interview in a small square while the movie plays simultanteously.
  5. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Well-Known Member

    I think what you are talking about are the pop-up Facts as the DVD goes along, you can either have the Facts pop up during the clips or turn them off and watch the clips and moments as themselves with no pop-up facts.

    I was also wondering what any of you think the menus will be like, do you think animated and music? and how do you think the menus will be set up as each season pick your clips or by category,

    I was just wondering what your thoughts were, :)
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    No, if you look at that list, you'll see that it has "Pop-Up Facts" followed by "Turn Feature On" and "Turn Feature Off", and then it lists "Behind the Street", followed by "Turn Feature On" and "Turn Feature Off".
  7. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Well-Known Member

    Oh Ok I was just trying to give some info I knew! :D I guess this is going to be one DVD set that we can do all the guessing and get all the facts that we can about the set but then won't truly know everything until the set comes out, I bet there will be some great surprises on the set that we won't even know before hand, I bet there will be some little moments on this DVD set that make us smile even thought its not big long moment just the little moment that bring happiness, and Muppet goodness and brings us back to being child again,

    On the Jimmy Kimmel Show With Big Bird, they showed the DVD set and it Looks like each disc is in a Case of its own and not one big case holding two disc like I though, don't hold me to that, but I think that's what I saw,

    I guess two cases work because on the back of each case you can put each of the clips that are featured on the disc,
  8. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Personally speaking as one of the tape traders on the board, i wouldn't do it. I can't speak for everyone but most tape traders follow a code of ethics out of respect for the property we love (and also not to cross any legal lines) that we don't make copies of something that's officially released and in print. To me it doesn't matter if they're individual clips or not. If someone contacting me wanting a whole bunch of clips and these clips were the ones on the 40th anniv boxset, my response would be "you can find these on the boxset - please buy this so money goes to SW which will allow them to do more projects and other releases we love"
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, but therein lies the problem. What if someone doesn't care for any particular clip included in the original official release? Would I or anyone else be able to delete the clip? And wouldn't that mess with the following clip/sketch to the point it creates some residual mess when viewing? That's why it might be better to do a fan-based compilation, just not including the non-desired clip or sketch... Plus, additions and/or substitutions can be further made. Again, haven't decided what I'll do. Meh. :attitude:
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looks like I might have been right after all. The clip I think it is is at sesamestreet.org under the similar title Grover's Important Meal. I would have given it a title like "Grover's Resraurant: Food Chain".
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about how the "Behind the Street" feature has a "turn on" and "turn off" option, and I wonder if maybe that feature is a series of introductions for certain clips, allowing viewers to choose between watching all the clips with or without them. It's a long shot. Have there been any DVDs that had a feature done like this?
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed some things about this set in contrast to the Old School sets. For example, since all of the episodes on the old school sets were sponsored by 2, there were many 2 segments on those sets. But this set doesn't have any clips about the number 2 (unless you count Two Princes, which is really just about cooperation, not counting).

    The first Old School set had a lot more bonus season 3 segments than the other seasons, and on this set, season 3 has the smallest number of clips out of the first five years.

    Also, while Old School Vol. 1 had a mix in numbers of bonus clips for each season, Old School Vol. 2 had the same numbe rof clips for each season, with the exception of season 6, which had three more. Most of the seasons from the late 1970s are represented with only one clip (seasons 6 and 9 are the exception, with three segments each).

    So far we haven't had an Old School Vol. 3, or any 1980s equivilent, but this set seems to make up for it a bit. Seasons 11-14 are all represented with quite a few clips each when compared to seasons 6-10. Afterwards each season of the 1980s is represented with either two or three inserts each.
  13. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Well-Known Member

    This is just a question,
    I know this Set is supposed to come with a Book,

    Do any of you know how the Book will be packaged with this DVD set? Will it be inside the set or will it be out side with the DVD attached,

    And if I were to go to Best Buy, Target, or Walmart would I be able to find the DVD and the Book that comes along with there?

    No to Get confused I am talking about the 40 years of Sunny Days DVD Set that is supposed to come with a Book,

    I am asking because a couple of years ago I went out to get a DVD that was supposed to come along with a special something and I ended up going around to a couple of stores with my Mom looking for the DVD that had the special something, so I am just asking just incase some one here knows what its going to be like,

    Thanks! :)
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, the set will come out tomorrow. I hope a review comes out tonight, somewhere.

    Has anybody noticed how a lot of the "new-to-english-speaking-North-American DVD" have been released on the Shalom Sesame videos? Thos probably shouldn't count as "double-dipping", since many of those skits were partially dubbed in hebrew, but it is interesting.
  15. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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