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The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

According to TVShowsOnDVD the 13th season of the show will be released on 4-disc DVD (MSRP $49.99) and 3-disc Blu (MSRP $59.99) in August. The only bonus feature will be audio commentaries on all episodes.

I like that FOX is continuing the show and that now they will be offering it on blu-ray, but it seems like season 13 might be the last extra-packed season we get since the commentaries were recorded over a year ago...
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

My only question is concerning the dual format release. Season 20 was the first time they started producing and airing the show in HD (and that was for half the season, as the first half was apparently upconverted, and looked it). Does that mean Fox will just do the same thing here? If so, I'll just go with the standard DVD...
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Good lookin out on this one
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I find this ridiculous. So now FOX is shitting on extra features on their overpriced TV seasons?
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I never really paid much attention to the special features on the other sets, aside from listening to a few of the commentaries and the different commercials they had, so I don't really care. However the price should go down if the features are missing.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

The commentaries are always excellent and about all I need for bonus features. I'm in.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

So no deleted scenes like usual?
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Glad they are continuing the releases. Even if this isn't Simpsons at its best, there's still some great episodes.

I'm going to be VERY disappointed if they don't release another "Head" Package to go along with Krusty The Clown and Comic Book Guy. I've always picked up the "Head" Packages (since they started with the dual packaging) on release day and then picked up the standard box later on when it was on sale and would like to continue that trend, so hopefully they are planning on a "Head" Package and just haven't released the image yet.

I really don't see why anyone would get this on Blu-ray though, especially when it is most likely just going to be upconverted. And why they chose Season 13 to kick off the non-HD broadcast Simpsons on Blu is beyond me; if anything, they should have gone back, done work on the "classic" seasons and released them on the format.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

The problem with these weak seasons is they really need as many bonus features as they can.. what is with the skimping? They've done such stellar work on all of the previous seasons, why stop now? This is a bit ridiculous.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Glad they are continuing the releases. Even if this isn't Simpsons at its best, there's still some great episodes.

I'm going to be VERY disappointed if they don't release another "Head" Package to go along with Krusty The Clown and Comic Book Guy. I've always picked up the "Head" Packages (since they started with the dual packaging) on release day and then picked up the standard box later on when it was on sale and would like to continue that trend, so hopefully they are planning on a "Head" Package and just haven't released the image yet.

I really don't see why anyone would get this on Blu-ray though, especially when it is most likely just going to be upconverted. And why they chose Season 13 to kick off the non-HD broadcast Simpsons on Blu is beyond me; if anything, they should have gone back, done work on the "classic" seasons and released them on the format.
Honestly those "head" packages are dumb as hell, simply because they stopped producing them the way they were. After season 10 they just started getting lazy and loosely gluing face "plate" onto the regular season box, I bought the Krusty one but then with the Comic Book Guy one I just bought the regular set and took the Krusty one off. Had they kept making them the way seasons 6 - 10 were made I would have been fine with them, but they messed it up.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by Texan26 View Post
So no deleted scenes like usual?
I'll be really upset if these are gone.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I hope they release a head packaging for this and the remainder of the seasons, if nothing else, at least as an Amazon exclusive or something.

If no head packaging, I might go for the blu.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I didn't see this on any major DVD news sites but officially the set will be jam-packed as usual. Phew. What a relief.. I'm a Simpsons completist but I was going to hold off since honestly Season 13 is just one of, if not the weakest season of the show (IMHO). Looks like it will be available a month early as well at Comic-Con.

Hardcore fans will have the opportunity to score the set a full month earlier at San Diego Comic-Con July 22-25. Fans who purchase these early copies of the season set will also receive a collectible limited edition lithograph as a free gift.

The set will feature all 22 episodes from the thirteenth season, including audio commentary on each of them from executive producers, directors, cast and even special guest stars like Stan Lee, Joe Mantegna, Delroy Lindo and others.

Also included are deleted scenes, featurettes, animation showcases for two episodes, sketch galleries and various Easter eggs. Other than a few menu animations, the Blu-Ray set offers no additional content.
http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/06/29/th...ray-august-24/
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Wait so the blu-ray has no special features, just the DVD... that makes absolutely no sense...
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by critterdvd View Post
Wait so the blu-ray has no special features, just the DVD... that makes absolutely no sense...
I read that as no features exclusive to Blu-ray, not that the Blu-ray is devoid of extras.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

want to know when the season 21 on dvd .
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Seeing the SD episodes on the season 20 blu-ray makes me not care about Simpsons on blu-ray until season 21, when the show was actually made in HD. I think I'll get the regular DVDs until then (and I like the fold-out packaging they've been using for the last few seasons - they look great with some fun new art, don't take up much space, the discs are easily accessible and the booklets are fantastic).
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I may buy the bluray because I hate the way my dvds have gotten scratched in the fold out packaging they have used the last two seasons.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

I was under the impression this would be available for purchase at Comic Con and not just pre-order. Anybody happen to pick this up at Comic Con and want to comment on the packaging? Is it more or less the same as Season 12?
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Seeing the SD episodes on the season 20 blu-ray makes me not care about Simpsons on blu-ray until season 21, when the show was actually made in HD. I think I'll get the regular DVDs until then (and I like the fold-out packaging they've been using for the last few seasons - they look great with some fun new art, don't take up much space, the discs are easily accessible and the booklets are fantastic).
Um season 20 was in hd. Just not the first 7 or so eps.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by JohnnyDaBull View Post
Um season 20 was in hd. Just not the first 7 or so eps.
True, but the upconverted episodes were quite noticeable in comparison to the HD ones. Considering that basically, Season 13 of the show would basically be completely upconverted, I wouldn't expect the Blu-Ray release to be worth the extra money.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Originally Posted by JohnnyDaBull View Post
Um season 20 was in hd. Just not the first 7 or so eps.
The first half of the season was natively in standard def and upscaled to HD on the first disc of the blu-ray - which weren't a huge difference from the show on regular dvd.




While the final 11 episodes were in HD and presented as such on the blu-ray and looked fantastic.

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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

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I was under the impression this would be available for purchase at Comic Con and not just pre-order. Anybody happen to pick this up at Comic Con and want to comment on the packaging? Is it more or less the same as Season 12?
The packaging looked to be the same as the others. Ralph on the cover and I want to say it was in 3-D.

I didn't pick it up. They were charging $40 for it and the bonus "lithograph" was a cheap poster. I'll wait for African-American Friday and pick it up for $20.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

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The packaging looked to be the same as the others. Ralph on the cover and I want to say it was in 3-D.

I didn't pick it up. They were charging $40 for it and the bonus "lithograph" was a cheap poster. I'll wait for African-American Friday and pick it up for $20.
Okay, thanks for the info. That's what I had presumed. I figure the next significant packaging change probably wouldn't come until S16.
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Re: The Simpsons Season 13 - Aug 24, 2010

Yeah, they've been consistently changing it every five seasons, so while it looks like crap on my shelf that it changes like that, at least it's in intervals.

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