- Sep 8, 2003
- Reaction score
The Extended version of the movie alone is reason enough to buy the blu-ray.
'On the Set with Walter, Inside the Gulag' is included on the Australian Blu ray. I only bought the DVD though, so I can't tell you what it's like.Also missing is the previously announced “I’m Number One” Frog-E-Oke track when you pause the movie. Apparently this feature still exists on the digital copy, just not on the disc itself. And in the UK, they were told that the movie would come with an “On Set with Walter, Inside The Gulag” featurette, which nobody seems to have gotten on either side of the pond. Yet another Thing We Don’t Get to See. ---- Tough Pigs
Sorry, but this point is completely moot. The Muppets have done bathroom jokes MANY times before in the past, even during the Jim era.And, yes, the bathroom joke with Ricky and Constantine is awful. That's the thing though, about the bathroom jokes. They aren't shown in a positive light. Whenever there's a bathroom joke, the characters never react as if it's funny (Gonzo facepalms at Kermit's poopenburgen "joke", and Scooter has a particularly hilarious reaction to the aforementioned "joke"), so it would appear that the characters themselves are taking a jab at it, saying how unfunny that type of humor is. That being said, bathroom jokes and Muppets are best kept as faaaaaaaaaar away from each other as possible. Negative reaction or not.
During Waldorf's slip-up in the train scene, you can see Dave Goelz's head in the right corner and during Ricky Gervais' first laugh-out-loud flub, you can hear Eric Jacobson's laugh. That's as much direct physical presence we got from the performers.On the subject of blooper reels, I feel gypped when most of the "bloopers" are not bloopers. A "blooper" is a mistake. Ricky Gervais bursting out laughing is a blooper. Characters chatting for the camera is not. And I miss the good old days when Muppet bloopers often involved the puppeteers, a hand or a head coming into view, or even the puppeteers letting the puppets fall. *sigh*