Futurama Movies Collection
Futurama Movies Collection
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|Actors:||Futurama: Bender's Game, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, Futurama - Bender's Big Score, Futurama - Into the Wild Green Yonder|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Studio:||Twentieth Century Fox|
|DVD Release Date:||February 24, 2009|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 10 reviews|
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19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Good effort by the Futurama crew, but the slower, more grandiose plots take some getting used to Apr 18, 2009
When Fox commissioned a new series of Futurama episodes after Futurama's initial cancellation, it was decided that four feature-length episodes would be produced, and this is the result. In general, the plots are slower to develop and more sweeping in scope than the plot of a typical Futurama episode.
In Bender's Big Score, nudist alien scammers use a time code tattooed on Fry's buttocks to go back in time, steal all of Earth's treasures from the past and rule the world. Meanwhile, Leela meets the man of her dreams, and a frustrated Fry wonders if his life would have been better off back in the 21st century.
In The Beast With A Billion Backs, a tentacled, amorous monster from another realm invades the universe and promises the lovelorn, heartbroken citizens of the universe (including our heroes at Planet Express) a life in paradise.
In Bender's Game, the Planet Express crew seek to uncover the mysteries behind the ruthless Mom's dark matter mine, but Bender's overactive imagination catapults everyone into an alternate D&D-themed medieval universe.
In Into The Wild Green Yonder, Leela becomes an eco-terrorist outlaw when she seeks to save a small planet from being destroyed by Leo Wong's entertainment empire. Our heroes end up pitted against each other when Fry lears that the planet is a key element in a cosmic struggle for the fate of all biological life in the universe.
It is clear that the Futurama crew conceived of these movies as epic adventures instead of merely extended-length episodes. The animation and score are certainly up to snuff; scenes from the Futurama universe(s) are rendered in stunning detail, and the music enhances the mood of the movies throughout.
As mentioned above, the plots are slower to develop than in a 22-minute episode. On one hand, the storylines are intriguing, infused with Futurama's brand of subtle satire and develop the main characters in clever ways. On the other hand, the moods throughout the movies undergo slow, seismic shifts, and as a result viewers who are accustomed to Futurama's typical joke-a-second pace may find portions of each movie tense or tedious.
Overall, the movies have a different flavor from the episodes of the original series, and they don't quite reach the heights of Futurama's finest episodes, but they're all entertaining in their own ways. Devoted Futurama fans especially should consider the set of movies a mandatory purchase; Futurama's return to the airwaves could very well be contingent upon the sales of the movies, and the movies show that the series still has quite a bit to offer.
11 of 14 found the following review helpful:
"Collection" is simply 4 individual DVDs sold together Apr 20, 2009
Just a warning to those who make the assumption that the "Futurama Movies Collection" is a boxed collection of the four Futurama movies. In fact the collection is simply four individual DVDs within their individual cases that are sold together by Amazon as a single package. It is no different from purchasing them separately.
However, please note that there is a price advantage. At the time of writing (April 2009), the collection costs $72, while purchasing them individually would cost $90.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Feb 08, 2011
I love all 4 of these movies! I had watched them already before hand... and well I decided I needed to own them cause they are really funny!
If you loved the Show you will like the movies :)
As for seller side, the movie cases and Discs were in great shape and was shipped very nice, thank ya!
The "Big Four": A must have for the Futurama fan. Oct 20, 2012
By Scruffy's Apprentice
All four of the Futurama full-length movies for a reduced price. How can you NOT love that!
The movies themselves are a bit slow to get going in action and laughs, but the plots are more sweeping and the payoff at the end better than a regular episode. "Into the Wild Blue Yonder" is really required for series continuity, as it feeds directly into the first season five episode, "Rebirth," but all of the other movies add to the genre as well.
If you're a D&D or Tolkien geek (like me) "Bender's Game" is a real treat to watch. "The Beast with a Billion Backs" is pretty funny, but "Bender's Big Score" is awesome! It really ties nearly EVERYTHING in the Futurama universe together in one film, and I think really sets Leela and Fry up as a couple. (I won't spoil how or why.)
The extras on the DVD's are pretty good; nothing earth shaking though.
I've seen complaints about the cardboard packaging on here, but that's standard for even the seasonal releases. The DVDs I received had no scratches or defects on them, and since I transfer all of my DVDs into large multi-DVD holders, storage in the flimsier cardboard container is not an issue.
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this set for the avid Futurama fan. If you're not a huge fan of the show, you might actually like these movies more, as the way they're put together is different from the series, and they tend to be more long-term engaging.
Futurama Mar 13, 2010
By Dusty Griggs
Futurama is one of my favorite animated series of all time. After being canceled from television the creators have made four full length feature films. All four of them are as hilarious as the tv series. I love it!
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