Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas Collector's Edition DVD

The classic Jim Henson film "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas" will be released in a special edition DVD just in time for Christmas. This very special DVD release will hit stores on October 4, 2005.

The new DVD will be loaded with never-before-seen footage that Emmet fans will enjoy, including bloopers, deleted scenes, and a behind-the-scenes documentary.

The DVD will include a lost song from the film. This song has never been released before and comes complete with an introduction from Paul Williams (song writter). The DVD will also hold in-depth interviews with Paul Williams, Jerry Nelson, Cheryl Henson, Marilyn Sokol, Rollin Krewson, Caroly Wilcox and Michael K. Frith.

HIT Entertainment is working to create a great DVD for the fans of the touching special. However, as I reported earlier, due to Disney's ownership of Kermit the Frog, HIT has decided to release the special with the short Kermit scenes at the beginning and end of the special edited out. It may not be completly uncut, but the great collection of new content for fans should make up for it. With a suggested retail price of $11.99 (or less), it is a great DVD to pick up, enjoy and share all holiday season. So be sure to mark your calendars to pick up "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas: Collector's Edition DVD" when it hits stores in October.

Special thanks to Phillip Chapman of Muppet Central for his research and reporting on this product.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why can't we ever have a complete version of this amazing program?

t3rry said...

Great news!

Sorry to learn that Kermit isn't included, but that won't hurt the story.

Scott said...

Greg, what do your contacts say about releasing it with the Kermit scenes in the UK? HIT released Dog City on Region 2 DVD in the UK with more Rowlf in it than there is Kermit in Emmet Otter. This is obviously the same exact thing.

Anonymous said...

How sad is it when we have to depend on legacy material (a few years shy of 30 years old) for something genuinely entertaining from either the Disney Muppets or the Henson Muppets? Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

How sad is it when we have to depend on legacy material (a few years shy of 30 years old) for something genuinely entertaining from either the Disney Muppets or the Henson Muppets? Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

MY 32 - YEAR - OLD SON STILL CONSIDERS THIS ONE OF HIS ALL-TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES...

I KNOW HE WILL LOVE HIS GIFT THIS YEAR....

L WELLS
ALABAMA

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Magnolia said...

I picked this DVD up today at a grocery store. It was sitting in a display rack of misc. DVD's. My 7 year old twin sons LOVE it and I enjoyed it too! Great family holiday movie. They really laughed at the bloopers at the end.

Misty said...

Thanks a lot! I saw this on ebay and had no idea what the difference was. Do you happen to know if any store websites are selling it? I checked walmart.com and walgrees.com (where I bought my non-collector's edition tape) and came up with nothing. Anyways, I love this movie and highly recomend it.

Misty said...

Sorry, it was walgreens.com, not walgrees.com