Readers of this blog will remember that I was not a fan of The Muppets when it came out in movie theaters. It was a minority view, I know. But my viewing of the movie on DVD has not changed my opinion. If anything the errors were more glaring and most of my family wandered off to do other things about half-way through.
There was a glowing review of the movie posted the blog as well. If you feel like I’m way off base in my review, you might want to Mike B’s review that instead.
But this post isn’t about the movie, it’s about the DVD / Blu-Ray that was just released. I received the 3-Disc Wocka-Wocka Value Pack for review. It included:
- The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think) – A laugh out loud look at the actors’funny gaffs and gags from behind the scenes of making Disney’s “The Muppets.”
- Disney Intermission – Groundbreaking Blu-ray feature. Pausing a movie will never be this much fun, as the Muppets take over the screen every time you stop the disc!
- Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of Disney’s “The Muppets.” Hosted by unit production manager monster J.G., the cast and crew take a behind the scenes look at making Muppet and movie history.
- Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song. Rapping his way through the story of his miserable life, Tex tells audiences why he turned out to be such a rotten guy.
- A Little Screen Test on the way to the Read Through. This hilarious footage follows the Muppet gang as they go to their first table reading of the script.
- Eight Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary with Jason Segel, James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller
- The Combo Pack also comes with the popular theatrical spoof trailers
- The Complete Soundtrack
The sound and presentation on the Blu-Ray was well done. I especially enjoyed the ‘intermission’ feature where the Muppets take over your tv when the film is paused. Gives those watching the film something to do if someone has to leave suddenly to make popcorn or something.
I really enjoyed having the complete soundtrack for digital download. I found Bret McKensie’s songs the best part of the movie and still find myself humming “Man or a Muppet”. I also have to give them credit for including an audio commentary, while the movie itself never worked for me, the people working on it area obviously talented and it was good to hear their enthusiasm for the product and the legacy of the Muppets. I just wish they’d made a movie about the Muppets.
While I didn’t enjoy the movie, I want to give you the chance to enjoy your own copy of the DVD / Blu-ray version of the Muppets. Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook and leave a comment with the name of your favorite Muppet on this Facebook post to be eligible to win. One winner will be drawn on March 26th at 5pm EST. I can only ship to US addresses, only one entry per household, please. Not valid where prohibited. Thank you.