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The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

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The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

According to TVShowsOnDVD



The Blu-ray Disc version has the same content and extras, but fitting onto 3 discs, and presented in high-def...but still in the full-screen 1.33:1 aspect ratio (as originally broadcast). Audio formats are upped to English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, with options for Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. English and Spanish subtitles are included on this, too. Cost is $59.99 SRP. The only bonus material mentioned at this time are Audio Commentaries on all 22 episodes.

Guest voices for this season include the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Matthew Perry, Jane Kaczmarek, Jess Harnell, music group R.E.M., George Takei, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Paul Newman, Richard Gere, Ben Stiller, Jon Lovitz, Reese Witherspoon, Wolfgang Puck, Dennis Weaver, Frank Welker, Olympia Dukakis, Russ Leatherman ("Mr. Moviefone"), music group Phish, Stan Lee, James Lipton, Robert Pinsky, Carmen Electra, Frances Sternhagen and Joe Mantegna as "Fat Tony".
An odd play IMO for Fox to start here on the SD seasons -- as these "teen" seasons aren't as memorable/popular/beloved/call-it-what-you-will as the first 10 or so -- but you have to start somewhere I guess.

If they ever decide go back to the previous SD seasons for BD editions, I'll be curious about the general quality of these.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Great news! I'm fine with grabbing Season 13 and up on Blu. As much as I love the first twelve seasons, and despite how often I watch 'em, they're not really something I would need to double dip on.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

First day pick up for me. The only two seasons I didn't get on release day were season 1 and 20.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Since these seasons weren't in HD, I might just go with the dvd, at least it has a well done booklet with an episode guide.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

The commentaries were always the best part about these. Great news, but I will be getting the DVD most likely.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

I cant see a reason to get this on bluray... ill stick with dvd.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

wish they would release seasons 11 and 12 on blu...i stopped after season 10 due to the shitty packaging.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Gotta stick with the DVD's - I watch them in too many places.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Sold!
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Damn lot of people looking down on the blu ray version has me thinking. I'm only gonna watch this on my ps3 though. I might not make a descision until I'm @ the store.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Unless the price isn't too far out of range, I will just stick with the DVD version.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

If they don't screw over the BD on packaging / inserts / etc., then I'll consider it, but for continuity's sake alone I want the DVD. Although the most recent DVD packaging for these seasons would benefit from BD's scratch protection. Maybe I'll figure out a financially viable way to own the DVD packaging but the BD discs.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

And here I thought April Fool's Day was last month....
Nice one Fox...release upconverted SD video on BD and charge $10 more for it! OR we can all save money, get the DVD version, and just let our BD players do the upconversion and have it look about 99% the same....
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

^I agree with you, but there is some benefit, in that with the terrible DVD packaging that has been scratching discs, the protective Blu-ray coating (and, judging by season 20's BD packaging, a standard BD case) helps keep one from worrying about scratched discs.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
Gotta stick with the DVD's - I watch them in too many places.
Ditto.

Also, and as the first half of the season 20 blu-ray proved, HD doesn't do much for the 4x3 episodes.


Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
wish they would release seasons 11 and 12 on blu...i stopped after season 10 due to the shitty packaging.
I've been loving the packaging on the last few season sets. Nice gate-folded interiors with awesome artwork, fantastic booklets and easy to access discs that you can take out and put back in lickety-split and they're relatively thin. I wish all multi-disc sets were packaged like this. And I don't understand what people are saying about scratched discs, mine are fine.

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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Are these not originally animated at a higher resolution than SD?
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Ditto.

Also, and as the first half of the season 20 blu-ray proved, HD doesn't do much for the 4x3 episodes.


I've been loving the packaging on the last few season sets. Nice gate-folded interiors with awesome artwork, fantastic booklets and easy to access discs that you can take out and put back in lickety-split and they're relatively thin. I wish all multi-disc sets were packaged like this. And I don't understand what people are saying about scratched discs, mine are fine.
12 is better than 11, which is almost impossible to remove the discs from. There is very little room in it at all, and the discs can get scratched just from rubbing up against the cardboard. 12 is a little better, as they coated the inside where the disc goes with a smoother substance in order to help prevent scratching (which it did, more-so than season 11 at least). I absolutely LOVE the look and design of the package though. It would lend itself perfectly to the BD format, since the discs have the scratch resistant coating. It's a great design, other than the tendency to scratch discs.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Are these not originally animated at a higher resolution than SD?
No, they weren't.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Good to know. I assumed they were on 35mm film cells or something. In that case, I'll be buying the DVD set unless the BD is only a couple dollars more.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

I have to agree with the general census going on. I bought season 20 on Blu-ray, but there was a reason for it. For the catalog season's I'm going to stick with the DVDs and save the $5...
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

Originally Posted by critterdvd View Post
I have to agree with the general census going on. I bought season 20 on Blu-ray, but there was a reason for it. For the catalog season's I'm going to stick with the DVDs and save the $5...
See, that's my dilemma. I'd rather get the DVD, since the Blu-Ray will simply be upconverted, and I'd rather save the extra money. But at the same time, I don't like the packaging for Seasons 11 and 12, since that kind of packaging is such a hassle with keeping the discs from getting scratched (I know 12 is better than 11 in that regard, but it's still not 100%, and it's just the principle of the matter)...
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

If the Blu-ray is only a little more than the DVD I might consider buying this otherwise I'll just get the DVD version. I still need to pick up 11, 12, and 20 but have been waiting to get 11 and 12 cheap, and haven't decided if I want to get 20 now or see if they re-release it with extras later.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

To anyone who has the BD, is your booklet damaged??? I think the way the case is designed on the inside makes all booklets damaged on the bottom.
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Re: The Simpsons: The Complete Season 13 -- August 24, 2010

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To anyone who has the BD, is your booklet damaged??? I think the way the case is designed on the inside makes all booklets damaged on the bottom.
No, it's fine.

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