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Old 08-03-05, 06:41 PM
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Family Guy: Vol. 3 - 11/29/05

From tvshowsondvd.com:
Fans will have to wait no longer for the next Volume of Family Guy on DVD! The hilarious first part of Emmy nominated Season 4 will have you laughing like you've never laughed before. Edgier and more irreverant than ever, you'll forget you've ever heard the term "Politically Correct!" The must-have DVD of the season -- any self-respecting guy will own Family Guy Volume 3 on November 29th.

Probably the hottest news we've posted today (and we've posted a lot!), is Fox's announcement of Family Guy Volume 3, which contains the first 13 episodes from the fourth season. The 3 disc set will sell for $39.98 US ($54.98 CAN), and hit stores on November 29. The set will feature full frame video, with English/French Surround tracks, and English/French/Spanish subtitles.

Disc 1:

1. North by North Quahog
2. Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High
3. Blind Ambition
4. Don't Make Me Over

Disc 2:

1. The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire
2. Petarded
3. Brian the Bachelor
4. 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter

Disc 3:

1. Breaking Out Is Hard to Do
2. Model Misbehavior
3. Stewie B. Goode
4. Bango Was His Name Oh
5. Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

Extras include:

* Commentary tracks (episodes and participants aren't known at this time)
* Behind the Scenes with Stewie
* Ressurrection of Family Guy
* Deleted scenes
* Animatics
* Family Guy "Live In Las Vegas" Music Video
* And more!
So it looks like it's just the first chunk of the fourth season on this volume. I wish they'd wait and put out a set of all of them, since the amount of episodes on this set only warrants a 2-disc set. Oh well.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:10 PM
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Are episodes 11-13 from the Family Guy/Stewie DVD movie? If so, that would make me want to just wait for this set.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:15 PM
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Yes. Episodes 11-13 are the basis of the Family Guy movie coming out on DVD also as a separate release.

The only thing I don't like about this announcement is SRP for this set. I think $39.98 SRP for 13 episodes is too much.
The Volume 1 and 2 featured twice as many episodes for the same price.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:23 PM
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the msrp for the other two was $49.98
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Old 08-03-05, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
the msrp for the other two was $49.98
Volume 1 contains 28 episodes and it was priced at $49.98 and we get Volume 3 with 13 episodes (of which 3 episodes will be released separately in the Family Guy Movie DVD) and is only $10 dollars cheaper.

I guess Fox is counting on Family Guy fans to buy the set no matter what the price is.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:58 PM
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Can't wait!
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Old 08-03-05, 08:10 PM
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BOOOOOO!!!!

Fox needs to just wait and put the entire season out at the same time. This is obviously a way to try and get more money, but it won't work on me.

All those episodes could easily fit on 2 discs.... right now they only have 4 episodes on each disc, which amounts to less than an hour and a half of video.
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Oh, guess I'll just Netflix the movie then and buy this. Although the amount of discs and price is dissappointing, it's Family Guy and has a ton of extras, so I'll buy it.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by chiguy
Are episodes 11-13 from the Family Guy/Stewie DVD movie? If so, that would make me want to just wait for this set.
Yes, but I would guess these would be the "TV versions" of the episodes from the movie... that is, they won't be as explicit as the DVD of the full movie.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:21 PM
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* Family Guy "Live In Las Vegas" Music Video
Is this from the bonus DVD from the Live in Las Vegas CD?
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Old 08-03-05, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Yes, but I would guess these would be the "TV versions" of the episodes from the movie... that is, they won't be as explicit as the DVD of the full movie.
You're right. I didn't even think about the season set being censored. I'll probably wait to check out Volume 3, then get the movie.
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I can wait for the season set (if they don't release one, then I'll just wait for a good sale). $40 msrp for only 13 eps is too much for me--even for Family Guy.
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I'm going to have to pass on this. A $40 suggested retail price might be ok for 13 eps of a 40+ minute drama but not a 20 minute cartoon (no matter how much I love it). I'll probably just get the movie and leave it at that.
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Old 08-03-05, 09:48 PM
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I hope they repackage this as the entire season, if so, I can easily wait because I wasn't really impressed with these new episodes...
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I'd rather be patient and wait for the entire season. Thanks for the news though.
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As much as I love Family Guy - screw FOX. I will not buy half a season for $40. They can go ____ themselves. Talk about milking the fans.
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Why not just release the whole damn season as 1 set? Screw FOX, I can wait, hell I still haven't even bought Vol. 2.
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I think people are forgetting that this is MSRP that we're talking about. Who sells at MSRP? FYE, Media Play, etc. If you go to one of the "ye olde house of over-price" for your new releases, you deserve to get ripped off.

Let's take another Fox release, 24 Season 3 and see how it sells.
MSRP: $69.98
Amazon.com: $54.88
DeepDiscountDVD.Com: $48.85
Bestbuy.com: $57.99

So I think it'd be safe to say that DeepDiscount's price will be about $30.

That being said, I agree that it's stupid to release half a season, especially when 3 eps will already be out as the movie.
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Old 08-03-05, 11:19 PM
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Sorry, I have to chime in here: This is the only show in history to be resurrected long after cancellation. It was brought back for one reason and one reason only : DVD sales. Now you people are surprised that Fox is trying to make some money off the new run of episodes? Hell, if I were at Fox, that would be the first thing I'd do. And compared to the crap HBO pulled with the final season of SaTC, this is very charitable.
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To be fair (and since I hate Family Guy, I hate to be fair), calling this only a partial season is somewhat arbitrary and not even very accurate.

Fox ordered 35 new episodes of Family Guy. 13 of them were used for a summer run. Then it'll run the other 22 episodes starting in September. Now, all these episodes are part of the same production cycle, and Fox seems to be treating them all as part of one "season," but it makes just as much sense to treat the summer episodes as one season, and the fall-winter-spring episodes as another season. Which is what the DVD department is doing, and it makes complete sense.

And the price, while high for 13 episodes, isn't really unusual. Futurama and King of the Hill both had that same list price for their 13-episode first seasons.

Whew! All this FG defending is making me ill. But the only thing that strikes me as crass is releasing the phony "movie" when the episodes that comprise it will be released again two months later.
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Old 08-04-05, 12:11 AM
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I hope there are commentaries on ALL the episodes, otherwise I'm a little shakey on this, especially since 3 of the eps are repackaged from the movie (probably censored too).
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Now you people are surprised that Fox is trying to make some money off the new run of episodes?
Not surprised, but certainly disappointed.
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I'd rather be patient and wait for the entire season. Thanks for the news though.
Same here! Besides...I'll just buy the movie for now as I have all of this seasons eps saved on my DVR box!
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What makes you guys think they're going to release the full season as one set? It makes no sense that they'd release vol 3 as a half season, vol 4 as a half season, and then go back and release vol 3 again as the full season. Where would that put vol 5?

And regarding the "movie episodes," keep in mind there is a lot of footage from the movie that isn't in the episodes. Namely the bookends (for those who haven't seen the movie, there are segments at the beginning and end that show the "premiere" of the movie). Plus, as someone else mentioned, there's the censoring that will go on in the episode versions.

So both vol 3 and the movie are definite buys for me.
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Old 08-04-05, 02:05 PM
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This makes perfect sense to me. It is Fox, and they are in the business of making money. They will take my money on 11.29 for the set because I'm all over it
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