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Futurama: Volume Three (1999)

Billy West , John DiMaggio  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Phil LaMarr
  • Writers: Matt Groening
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, Animated, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Fox Film Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
  • Run Time: 506 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013RBX0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,938 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Futurama: Volume Three" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 22 episodes on four discs
  • Commentary by Matt Groening on every episode
  • Deleted scenes from 17 episodes
  • Storyboards, character art, and "how to draw" galleries
  • Animatic, 3-D models, and more

Editorial Reviews

Good news, everyone, the third DVD volume of Futurama is just as funny as ever--irreverent, boundlessly inventive, warmhearted, and chock-full of in-jokes, sight gags, and fleeting references to all manner of pop-culture icons and obscure genre classics. In fact, if the show has a problem, it's that it's all so lovingly crafted that scarcely a frame goes by without something both funny and clever going on: when a horse wins a race by a quantum fraction, Prof. Farnsworth fulminates, "You changed the result by observing it!" Recurring minor characters (Elzar the chef, the robot mafia, the mutants in the sewers) pop up unexpectedly throughout, providing another wink to dedicated fans; like Red Dwarf, this is a show that loves the genre it sets out to spoof. Shame, then, that the show has had a troubled broadcast history and never quite found the mainstream appeal of its stablemate The Simpsons.

Fry and the Planet Express team find themselves stranded on a planet of unfeasibly large women ("Amazon Women in the Mood"), standing in for psychotic Robo-Santa ("A Tale of Two Santas", with John Goodman reprising his evil robot), and variously falling in love with each other and sundry other humans, aliens, man-bots, fem-bots, virtual reality constructs, and even the Planet Express ship itself.

Futurama, Vol. 3 comprises 22 episodes on four discs. As with previous DVD sets, the animated menus are a treat, and there's a selection of bonus features including deleted scenes, storyboards, commentaries on every episode, animatics, "How to draw" tips, and more. Sheer heaven. --Mark Walker

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Good news, everyone, the third DVD volume of Futurama is just as funny as ever--irreverent, boundlessly inventive, warmhearted, and chock-full of in-jokes, sight gags, and fleeting references to all manner of pop-culture icons and obscure genre cla

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273 of 291 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's STILL The Greatest Show Ever Made January 1, 2004
A Kid's Review
I got this Boxed Set for Christmas (Finally the Australians get something before the U.S.A). Anyway, This is my overall review of the 22 episodes:
01: Amazon Women In The Mood: 4/5, Death By "Snu Snu" is funny.
02: Parasites Lost: 3/5: Fry gets infected by parasites which makes him irresistable to Leela.
03: A Tale Of Two Santas: 5/5, Bender becomes Santa after Muderous Old Saint Nick is frozen.
04: The Luck Of The Fryish: 5/5: Fry finds out that his brother (Yancy) stole his 7 leaf clover, along with his name.
05: Bird Bot Of Ice-Catraz: 5/5: After crashing a tanker, Bender believes he's a penguin.
06: Bendless Love: 3/5: Bender falls in love with Flexo's Ex.
07: The Day rhe Earth Stood Stupid: Leela learns that Nibble belongs to an ancient, intelligent race. Everyone on Earth is made stupid except Fry. 5/5.
08: Thats Lobstertainment: 5/5: Zoidberg convinces a famous reletive to make a movie with Calculon.
09: The Cyberhouse Rules: 5/5: Leela gets to eyes; Bender adopts 12 oprhans, attempting to make money.
10: Where The Buggalo Roam: 3/5: A Race of martians kidnapp Amy and her Buggalo herd.
11: Insane In The Mainframe: After being involved in a backrobbery with Bender's friend Roberto, Fry and Bender are sent to the robot "looney bin" for criminly insane robots. 5/5.
12: The Route Of All Evil: Cubert & Dwight open a competing delivery buisness, and overpower Planet Express. 5/5
13: Bendin' In The Wind: 5/5: Bender goes on a tour with Beck after he breaks his body (This ep has awesome music).
14: Time Keeps On Slipping: 4/5: The crew interferes with time, causing time slips.
15: I Dated A Robot: 3/5: Fry downloads a Lucy Liu bot.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As funny as TV in the U.S. gets February 24, 2004
Futurama is so sharp and so funny at times that it manages to be dark, cynical, funny and uplifting all in the same episode, as in The Luck Of The Fryish. That episode and many other truly clever and funny stories are included in this set. Matt Groening's vision that technology improves with time, but people rarely do is alive and well in the 22 episodes in this set. Many classic as well as grade-B science fiction themes are explored with hilarious results, such as in Godfellas and Amazon Women In The Mood respectively. The show gives great comedic treatment to ideas seen in countless SF movies, TV shows and stories from the past. Episodes in this set range from good to great; there are no bad ones.
Extra features such as commentary by creator Matt Groening and deleted scenes make the set a special treat. With comedy this dense, you can watch these over and over again many times and still find new things to laugh at as with other great comedy shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Monty Python's Flying Circus. I highly recommend this set and I hope to buy it as soon as it is available!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I must say, I was skeptical when I first saw this show being previewed to air on FOX. I thought "Oh great! A ridiculous spin-off of The Simpsons." But when the show started airing on Adult Swim after it was cancelled, I thought, "What the heck? I have nothing to lose right?"

Well! I was astonished at how well everything went together! Matt Groening has certainly out-done himself this time! I couldn't believe how much imagination and wit was put into this show. It made me think: "If Matt Groening has this much talent in imagination and humor, then why is it that "The Simpsons" has been stale for a period of time now?"

It also raised the question: why did FOX cancel this show after only a handful of seasons? And why did they cancel "Family Guy"? Then the stupid number of reality shows began to emerge and FOX's so-called "reason" for cancelling this show and "Family Guy" began to surface. The reason for cancelling the shows in favor for reality shows (American Idol and all that other crap) was that FOX felt behind the times and decided to go with the "reality" trend. BAD MOVE!!! Now that the show "Family Guy" has had such a cult following in DVD sales, FOX has "miraculously" revived the show. But, chances are "Futurama" is not returning to FOX anytime soon, which pisses me off so bad because it was on for such a short while. Anyway here's the story about the show and characters. Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The series begins with Philip J. Fry, a New York City slacker who is cryogenically frozen by accident on New Year's Eve, 1999. He is defrosted one thousand years later on December 31, 2999 and finds himself in New New York City.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Season with Hilarious Commentaries. February 8, 2004
This is a great collection of the third season of Futurama. Note that this is the Complete Production Season of Futurama of 22 episodes, and is not listed in the same air order as shown of FOX. This set includes commentaries for every episode (IMO the funniest and most entertaining yet!), the Emmy award winning episode "Roswell that Ends Well" with an alternate commentary, deleted scenes from several episodes, a story board for "Parasites Lost", an animatic for "Anthology of Interest II" 3D Model tests for several effects used in the show, a table read for "A Tale of two Santas" (hidden easter egg), still art gallery, and more!
Even if you've seen all of the episodes in this set on the Cartoon Network, I'd still buy it for the commentaries alone which to me, are a lot more fun to listen to that the Simpsons commentaries. I'd also reccomend buying the Season 4 set (which contains the last 18 episodes of the series) even though this set is slightly better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Futurama, you never fail on the humor. Every episode is a laugh and knee slapper! Great to put on the tv dvd player and curl up oin bed to fall asleep, like a bed time storie,... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Lisa West
2.0 out of 5 stars Love the Show but Faulty Discs
Froze and skipped right outta the box. No scratches or any visible defect.....Also the case is TERRIBLE cheap cardboard, the disc simply slides between two pieces, no way to secure... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marcus Glover
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I had initially purchased Volume 1 on Amazon and got Volume 2 at Barnes and Noble. I love listening to the commentary done by the production people as well as some of the actors,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by SirNoobAl0t
5.0 out of 5 stars The madness of Fry
Futurama has to be one of the funniest and best animated TV serials of all time (for my $$ it's the best; my wife digs on it too). Read more
Published 8 months ago by THowerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live Futurama
Love the redesigned case, Love this season. Long live Futurama! Great Price as well, Would like to eventual get all futurama on Blu Ray.
Published 10 months ago by Justin Sands
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the HD
this is not usually a show to watch with my dog but he love it too and we wiggly our tails all day
Published 10 months ago by OJM
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama
<3 I love it is funny great and as Futurama fan I finally competed my series. I am waiting for the two others to arrives but is great.
Published 10 months ago by Talia Barrozo
5.0 out of 5 stars Here is why you should buy the DVDs + Bender is great!
If you're reading this review you might be wondering why you should buy the DVDs here is why. The DVDs contain the audio commentaries by the cast and crew and writers of the show. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chuck Bittner
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama is top notch and very enjoyable!
Futurama is a very funny cartoon and I love it and highly recommend it! Creative, unexpected humor with little hints to the 80's
Published 13 months ago by Ron Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars more futurama
big fan of futurama and volume three should be a part of any collection...roswell that ends well is one of my favorite from this volume
Published 14 months ago by Irvin J. Laguardia
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