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Video: The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Extras

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Just an aside, make that number three. I think of it as the last good thing the Jim Henson Company itself has produced.
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  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    It is Scrooges movie however at the same time it was also a MUPPETS movie. For that they should've been at the forefront. Now I think Michael Cain is a brilliant actor and I enjoy his work immensely but I watched this for Muppets. Otherwise like I stated I should've just watched a version of The Christmas Carol without them.

    Now I didn't entirely hate this film cause oddly enough I did enjoy the music but I didn't entirely love it either. It was just okay for me. Like I said I really had no intention of buying it but my husband really likes it *go figure* so that's why we'll be purchasing it. I haven't watched MCC in quite a while but I doubt my feelings would change much on it considering I have tried to watch it many many times in the past and just didn't fully connect with it.
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    OK, that I can understand. That is a problem I have with the movie, that aside from Gonzo and Rizzo, none of the main Muppets get very much to do. Every other Muppet character is just a resurrected Fraggle Rock puppet and yeah, that does take away a lot from it but for me it gets by more as a great version of A Christmas Carol than anything else.
  4. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Because some people or a lot of people rather DID feel it added something to the film. Since it was a deleted scene to begin with it would be nice if it was included on the blu-ray as a bonus for fans who feel that strongly about it that way you sort of please everyone. Like someone said watching it now all it screams is 90's song! LOL Plus I think by taking it out it helped the movie not be so repetitive by having too many sappy songs.
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  5. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    The only movie where Robin actually played a big part.
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  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    And also the movie where many people actually thought he was Kermit and Piggy's son. Actually I'm pretty sure there's still a debate like that somewhere on YouTube. :p
  7. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    There should be something at the end of the film that reads NOTICE: Robin is actually Kermit's nephew, Kermit and Miss Piggy aren't married, Peter and the twin pigs are just whatnots, and they do not live in ancient times.
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  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again, in the UK this is almost everyone's "go to" Muppet film. Non-fans will certainly have seen it, and most of them watch it every year at Christmas. Despite (or because of?) the fact that its such a true adaption and has a main focus on Scrooge it HAS kept the idea of the Muppets alive every Christmas for many non-Muppet fans in the UK who wouldn't see them at all otherwise.
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  9. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I LOVE The Muppet Christmas Carol, I really, REALLY do. For me, it was the first clear indication that the Muppets would live on after the devastating loss of Jim Henson and Richard Hunt. It has flaws, virtually every film has (except Ghostbusters - FACT!), but it's insanely entertaining, incredibly memorable and wonderfully festive - everything the CGI Disney's Christmas Carol was not...unfortunately!

    Also, for all UK blu ray owners, the disk is region free, so go grab yourselves a copy. It's already shipping from Movietyme, weeks before it's US release!!
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I like it when it's there, so I can complain that it's even there.
  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So who's buying this movie again?
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, not me, I bought it on DVD years ago!
  13. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Will buy if I had a blu-ray player.
  14. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I received my MCC Blu ray in the post this morning and am delighted to say that it's money well spent!!

    There are a couple of (trivial) gripes but on the whole it's a great disc. The picture quality is a very solid 6/10 and, whilst that seems low, only digitally shot movies and animation score above an 8/10 for me. The picture is a marked improvement on the DVD. The unfortunate distraction is grain which is pretty apparent all the way through, particularly in some of the darker scenes.

    It's also really sad, and a missed opportunity on Disney's part that "When Love is Gone" is still missing. This reason alone could help make the buying choice for fans who may be on the fence but, for whatever reason, they have decided to leave it out. I have never really understood the reasoning but it's up to them I suppose.

    The box, whilst nice(ish), still doesn't blow me away. Theres a nice raised effect on the slip sleeve but Kermit is really REALLY the wrong shade of green - more the bluer end of the spectrum. There is also a weird mash-up of the Drew Struzan art and the poser photography that doesn't quite work on the whole for me. That said, the results are far from criminal and much better than alot of the past DVD artwork for the movies - some of the nineties-early noughties artwork still give me nightmares today!!

    The GREAT part is the audio commentary - it's BRILLIANT!!!!! Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire are on fire and had me laughing my *** off. It's really worth the price of the disc alone. Seriously, every Muppet fan really needs to give it a listen.

    Overall, this is far from the damp squib I was expecting. Better picture would be nice and as I've (over)stated many times, I would prefer to see the amazing work of Drew Struzan shown the respect it deserves but I am so happy with my purchase. I've owned every incarnation of The Muppet Christmas Carol and this is, without a doubt, the best release we've seen...so far!

    Now Disney, give us the original trilogy already!!!!!!
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  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm still trying to convince my husband we shouldn't buy this because it's just not a good movie as he thinks it is. Lol
  16. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    So let me get this straight,
    The first DVD of MCC in 2002 was full screen only but featured a lot of bonus features just not widescreen. It also used the original poster art. This is the only one I have.

    if you want to own a widescreen version of the film on dvd you have to buy the 50 years of being green 2005 version. but there is no widescreen version of when Love is gone on that disk but it is featured in full screen on that same disk. they dropped a bonus feature or two and added pepe's profile on Gonzo instead.

    Now they release a new dvd and first time in Blu-ray and it's not widescreen as well as cutting When love is gone?? But it features all the bonus features from the past two dvd's as well as adding new ones. The other day I saw the new DVD only version mistakenly put out early at Walmart. It listed the Brian Henson commentary but not the new Kermit/Gonzo/Rizzo one. Maybe that's just on the bluray version and the Brian Henson one is only on the DVD? Seeing that if Love is gone...is gone then that would mean part of Brian's commentary is cut off too.

    From what I have read the only complete widescreen release of the movie with when love is gone is the old laserdisc. So then that song has to exist in widescreen then right? It seems like you have to buy every single release so far to own "everything" bonus features and all. I can't believe they cut that song out when it was a featured selling point on past releases and I can't believe it's not in widescreen when the last one was. It seems great they combined all of the bonus features from past and present as well as adding new ones but the film just needed one song that has pretty much always been a part of the movie in all it's releases and tv airings that it's pretty much just been a part of the film from the start and shouldn't have been cut from the theatrical release as stated anyways . This would have been a perfect all out release if it just had those two things (wide screen and when love is gone) which are most important as they are part of the viewing of this film. Oh well...
  17. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, this may put you at ease...hopefully. The new Blu ray is widescreen. I wholeheartedly agree that it should have had "when love is gone" included but, in my humble opinion, if you like this movie, the new release is an essential purchase.
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I reiterate, Disney cutting "When Love is Gone"?! They are Satan incarnate!
  19. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Oh that's very good to hear at least, thank you! I was just going by what I read on-line on Amazon. Lol, I should know better, that's not the best source. That does make it better but very Unfourtunute for the song. Something must be wrong or missing or something. If they don't have a version of that in widescreen. Is the Brian Henson commentary on the bluray too? I only saw it on the back cover of the package on this new DVD. (Mistakley put out early but not the Bluray yet) But part of it would have to be cut as well Because he did comment during the song on the 2002 dvd release.
  20. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Yes the Brian Henson commentary is there also but the real treat is the one by Kermit, Gonzo and Rizzo :)
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