Disney has been doing a pretty good job at giving us reasons to buy Blu-Ray players. First was The Muppets, then Muppet Christmas Carol, and coming in just a few days, The Muppet Movie. And now they’re finishing up their slate with a double-whammy of Muppet Treasure Island and The Great Muppet Caper, coming to Blu-Ray on December 10!
(It’s worth noting that the other two Muppet feature films, Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets From Space, are distributed by Sony and are already available on bare-bones Blu-Ray sets.)
It’s interesting to see that they’re meshing these movies together, as if they’re suggesting that neither one could support its own release. And while I might say that nobody should necessarily have Muppet Treasure Island on their shelf, Great Muppet Caper is absolutely a must-have. But if Disney Home Video agreed, wouldn’t GMC get top billing?
We don’t know what the bonus features will be yet, except for one: With the purchase of this Blu-Ray set, you get a free example of horrible box art! Just look at those pasted-together images. Gonzo, Rizzo, and possibly Fozzie are stock photos from their respective movies, but Beaker, Bunsen, and Animal have their pirate clothes Photoshopped onto them! And don’t even get me started on that flatface Kermit. Actually, do get me started. Are you freaking kidding me with this, Disney? Do we need to have another art contest to show you that the fans can put together some brilliant examples of movie art without resorting to cutting-and-pasting heads onto a pile of rags?
We’ll keep you guys updated on the special features as we hear of them!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com