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Old 01-12-18, 08:05 PM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re back to the one release per year model. Unless after Disney acquires Fox they move releases out faster.
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Old 01-12-18, 08:09 PM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Yeah, any news at all on the DVD front concerning further seasons what with the Disney acquisition?

As for season 20, the one that was already released is bare-bones, and I know the show runners want to do a stacked set for that one with commentaries and deleted scenes, just like all the other sets.
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Old 07-21-19, 10:00 AM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

With the sale to Disney, I just assumed they were done with the DVDs, but I guess not...

Season 19 out on December 3 Season 19 out on December 3

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Old 07-21-19, 10:03 PM
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Ridiculous price but I pre-ordered to show my support. Glad we're getting another season even though it took a long time between seasons eighteen and nineteen.
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Old 07-22-19, 08:18 AM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Poked around on Amazon and it looks like they're letting all of the previous seasons go out of print.
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Old 07-22-19, 08:24 AM
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$50?! Man, I'm the biggest Simpsons fan I know, but come on. That's a tough one.

Weve thought about Disney+ or whatever it's going to he called and if The Simpsons moves to that, and it looks like it will, that may be what actually gets me motivated to do it.

I've taught my kids to love The Simpsons. I win.
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Old 07-22-19, 09:33 AM
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I kind of am guessing it’ll drop in price before it releases. Although if I remember correctly Season 18 which was the last one Fox released was supposed to MSRP for $34.99 or $39.99 at first I believe. So either way looks like Disney is charging more. They probably know there’s money with these sets, but they don’t release a lot of full seasons so maybe are testing how much people are really willing to pay.
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Old 07-27-19, 05:51 PM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Just glad they finally decided to release Season 19 of this series and maybe #21 comes out early to mid-2020.
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Old 07-28-19, 02:34 AM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

They better go back to Blu-Ray at least for season 21 onward, since those are in HD.
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Old 07-28-19, 10:23 AM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
They better go back to Blu-Ray at least for season 21 onward, since those are in HD.
I really don’t see that happening. We’re lucky to be getting them on DVD rather than not at all.
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Old 07-28-19, 10:32 AM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

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They better go back to Blu-Ray at least for season 21 onward, since those are in HD.
No chance. Neither Fox nor Disney could give a shit about releasing TV seasons on Blu-ray anymore.
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Old 07-28-19, 06:00 PM
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And one can see a perfect example or two as to how releasing classic shows on the Blu-Ray format did sales wise, from which heard was terrible as I'm referring to those few seasons of I Love Lucy and Andy Griffith.
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Old 07-28-19, 06:46 PM
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It actually surprises me that Fox released as many seasons of The Simpsons on Blu-ray as they did. Six releases is quite a bit really. I’d like to see future seasons on Blu-ray, but considering the releases were almost cancelled all together I’m glad to be getting anything at all. ​​​​​​

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Old 07-29-19, 11:28 AM
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Well, pre season 21 were not in HD, so while the blu-rays do look marginally better, it's not a big deal.
I do hope that if they do ever get to releasing the HD seasons, that those will be on blu-ray, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 07-29-19, 01:28 PM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Hey, thought I'd ask here: I happened to catch some older Simpsons eps at a friends house the other day, they had a DVR backlog from the syndication broadcasts. It was the episode where Homer made himself morbidly obese so he could work from home. Anyways, it was cropped to 16x9, and while the tops and bottoms were tight, but it wasn't absolutely butchered like I'd expect.
Did they do these at 1.66 or something? Or just zooming out on the image to get more real estate of the picture?
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Old 07-29-19, 06:13 PM
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They’re zooming. There are a few jokes I remember being ruined by the cropping.
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Old 07-29-19, 09:56 PM
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No chance. Neither Fox nor Disney could give a shit about releasing TV seasons on Blu-ray anymore.
They did release all o the X-Files on blu-ray, so there's that.

But then shows like Legion, The Americans, and American Horror Story got the shaft.

They don't seem interested in releasing Buffy the Vampire Slayer on blu-ray, but we should be grateful for that since the HD masters they made are fucking horrible.

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Old 07-30-19, 02:27 PM
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Meanwhile all the seasons on Vudu got upgraded to HD but they're also cropped to 16x9. They had the original Christmas episode for free and it was originally 4x3 SD, they put it up for free later in HD and my copy is now cropped- but I have it on disc so it doesn't matter. There was a complaint on the Vudu forum from someone who bought some of these not knowing they were cropped, and the response was "too bad, that's what the studio gave us and we're not changing them." There's a mysterious blank space where episode 1 of season 3 used to be also. Wonder if that was erased from "purchased" collections?

Ironically I don't think I've seen any other 4x3 show with cropped masters (except Seinfeld, and there's lots of notes about that one.) One of the DVD commentaries has Matt Groening say "By the way, you better be watching this in the correct aspect ratio", and that was before the cropping for cable started.
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Old 07-30-19, 04:06 PM
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Re: No More Simpsons on DVD

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
They better go back to Blu-Ray at least for season 21 onward, since those are in HD.
I'd definitely pick up the first couple HD seasons. The writers made a much stronger effort when the show made the jump to HD and made the show funny again for a short while.
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Old 07-30-19, 04:53 PM
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Yeah, seasons 15 to 20 (roughly) were the dregs of the show (with some bright spots here and there), but things picked up a bit with 21 (of course, not like the classic seasons), and had a better good to poor episode ratio than the few seasons before.
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