Sunday, August 14, 2005

Early Muppet Special Edition Specs

DisneyDirect.com has posted that the upcoming special edition releases of four classic Muppet film will arrive on November 29, 2005. In order to celebrate Kermit's 50th Disney is planning special edition re-releases of "The Muppet Movie", "The Great Muppet Caper", "The Muppet Christmas Carol", and "Muppet Treasure Island". All four films will be presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, however information on the aspect ratio (widescreen or full screen) is not publicly available yet. The DVDs will offer a new collection of bonus features (some exisiting and some newly created) - a final and complete list is not available at this time. However fans hopes that unlike the previous release, these special editions hold the 16x9 widescreen transfers. I'll keep you all posted as more information on the bonus features and aspect ratio become available.

The Muppet Movie: Special Edition
- "The Muppet Movie" (restored and remastered)
- "Backstage Disney: Behind the Muppet Movie"
- "Pepe Profiles Present -- Kermit: A Frog's Life"
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- English and French language tracks
- ...and much more!

The Great Muppet Caper: Special Edition
- "The Great Muppet Caper" (restored and remastered)
- "Backstage Disney: Behind the Muppet Caper"
- "Pepe Profiles Present -- Miss Piggy: The Diva Who Would Not Be Denied"
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- English and French language tracks
- ...and much more!

The Muppet Christmas Carol: Special Edition
- "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (restored and remastered)
- "Backstage Disney: Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic"
- Audio Commentary with director Brian Henson
- "Christmas Around the World"
- "On the Set"
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- ...and much more!

Muppet Treasure Island: Special Edition
- "Muppet Treasure Island" (restored and remastered)
- "Backstage Disney: The Tale of the Story Beyond the Tail''
- "Hidden Treasure" audio commentary with director Brian Henson
- "Treasure Island Sing-Along"
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- ...and much more!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

[sarcasm]

Love the cover of "The Muppet Movie." What? No Mickey Mouse next to Kermit? Well, maybe he'll make an appearance in the BACKSTAGE DISNEY extra.

[/sarcasm]

Idiots. They're also beginning to overexpose Pepe - He's becoming the next Elmo.

Wake me up when someone responsible gains control over the Muppets.

Anonymous said...

Hate the cover art. Hate Pepe.

Anonymous said...

You guys are being the nexts pain in the necks for being so negitive for every little coment page. Another thing, what's wrong with the cover art? I think they did a good job. It's better than the flat headed Kermit pose.

Grant said...

Fools. You can not overexpose Pepe.

Anonymous said...

Disney have announced that the press release did not reveal evrything about the dvd in the press release and that the dvds will actually have BOTH widescreen and pan and scan version of the film on them! So we can all be happy!!!!

Jeremy said...

Has there been any word on why The Muppets Take Manhattan hasn't been included in this set of re-releases?

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