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I kinda feel cheated......,
This review is from: Family Guy, Volume Nine (DVD)
I've been a fan since January 31, 1999.. Bought every DVD including the random DVD's they release so Seth MacFarlane could make some extra cash (like he needs it). But now I'm starting to get a little upset with these half season DVD releases.. I really feel scammed. I almost feel like not buying anymore. Between netflix, hulu, and amazon prime I'm starting to realize that people like Seth MacFarlane cant hold my arm behind my back in order to have their shows on demand.. Let alone the fact that family guy has kinda gone downhill the past 3 years... Maybe a handful (2-3) are memorable. Lets take a stand and maybe they will go back to trying to make us happy instead of filling their pockets :)
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Initial post: Nov 17, 2011 11:33:50 AM PST
Seth MacFarlane has no control over how the DVD sets are split. That's all Fox's decision. But, I agree with you about the half seasons. If they're going to do that, they should do the same thing that they do with Glee, which is release half seasons and then a full season box set release later on.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 8:41:16 AM PST
This, and it's not such a big deal. Family Guy doesn't really have an -ending- to seasons. Making it pretty much stupid to be releasing seasons and not volumes. They fill up a volume, then create the next one. They have done it in the past too.
Posted on Dec 14, 2011 12:32:35 AM PST
I have been watching them for free on Fox.com and they are just not as funny anymore. The humor is too mean spirited and bad jokes linger forever. According to an interview on Pierce Morgan, McFarlane is gettting 100 million a year. Let's have Seth earn his reputation back by making the shows funny again! I haven't bought the last three and won't until the show is funny.
The only time I have ever purchsed the DVD's is when they have sales during the holidays. There is no way that I'd shell out $24.99 for 13 episodes.
Posted on Dec 14, 2011 2:22:01 PM PST
C. Wright says:
I agree with half seasons. money makes the economy work.
The OTHER TV stations want a chance to REplay episodes for people too that they can't get on disc already. Dividing the seasons make sense for many companies involved. Good business decision.
Posted on Dec 15, 2011 9:52:11 PM PST
Fox releases the seasons in 13 episode volumes at $20-something per volume because they expect more profit in the long run than if Fox released the complete seasons at $40-$50 something apiece. Fox isn't going to release complete seasons at the single volume price. I'd prefer season sets, since I am collecting the series. But since the episodes within the volume structure are in airdate order (excluding the Star Wars episodes and the occasional special, all released separately), I don't mind the volume structure. Bear in mind also, that most episodes on DVD have commentary and the option of viewing both the broadcast and uncensored versions of the episodes. Plus there are usually additional features. In reply to JJ the elf, it wouldn't be stupid to be releasing seasons, just because Family Guy tends to have one-shot plots with no great reliance on prior continuity. Think of an anthology show like "The Twilight Zone", which had no continuity between episodes, other than the promo for the next episode toward the end of each episode. Would it make no sense to release that show in seasons?
Posted on Feb 27, 2012 3:15:14 AM PST
G. Clemmons says:
Wow...The whole idea behind Family Guy is NOT to make us happy, but for them to fill their pockets. It's called free enterprise. I'm glad we have greed so we can enjoy Family Guy. Otherwise there is no motivation for people to create and show. How the show is packaged is NOT the creators decision.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 3:08:21 PM PST
He was paid 100 million for his next contract with Fox, NOT 100 million a year. It is a lot of money but not per year. Love the misinformation on the Internet and those that perpetuate it.
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