2 Muppety Adventures: The Great Muppet Caper / Muppet Treasure Island Of Pirates & Pigs [Blu-ray]
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I’ve always loved the Muppets. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve watched them, be it on TV for Muppet Show re-runs or in the theaters for their latest round of movies.
There is a certain divide, though, between the films. They were original stories at first, taking the Muppets on great adventures with them as the focal point. But then, the focus shifted, and they started adapting great literary works, and were pushed to secondary roles, with humans in the lead.
This blu-ray combines two films, one from each of those eras, and is quite a strange pairing. However, in my mind, The Great Muppet Caper And Muppet Treasure Island: Of Pirates & Pigs 2-Movie Collection [Blu-ray] works.
Starting with the earlier of the two films, The Great Muppet Caper was always one of, if not my absolute, favorite of the original Muppet films. I had a VHS of it as a kid that I wore out. For those of you who have never seen it before, Kermit and Fozzie play twin brothers, which is one of the movie’s running jokes, who also happen to be reporters. Gonzo is their photographer who comes along for the ride. While on assignment in London investigating the jewel heist of Lady Holiday, Kermit runs into Miss Piggy, who tricks him into thinking that SHE is Lady Holiday. Naturally, Muppet hilarity ensues. The film may not be one of the greatest stories ever told, but it is fantastic. It’s also the ONLY Muppet film that Jim Henson himself directed. The musical numbers are also pretty great.
The film’s transfer to blu-ray is absolutely stunning…so much so that I was kind of surprised by how good it looked. It even sounds fantastic! Not bad for a film that old, I have to say.Read more ›
1) Just because it's a Blu-ray disc doesn't mean the content is of great quality, and
2) While Disney typically does a wonderful job of remastering classic movies when releasing them on Blu-ray, they also occassionally don't seem to care about quality whatsoever.
I've always loved the Great Muppet Caper. To me, the original Muppet Movie and it's follow-up, the Great Muppet Caper were the two best Muppet features. So I was looking forward to finally having it on Blu-ray. I admit that I had not previously sen Muppet Treasure Island, but I was looking forward to finally seeing that as well.
First, we watched MTI, having not seen it before. While the video was of OK quality (although certainly nothing spectacular), the audio quality was terrible. It's as if when they remastered it, they didn't realize the vocal tracks were not at the same level/volume. The music and sound effects were fine, but it was difficult to hear the actors' lines whenever there was also music playing and/or sounds effects. The only time we could here the conversations was when there was no music or sound effects. And even then, we had to turn up the volume on our system quite high.
Next, we watched TGMC. While the sound seemed somewhat OK on this one, the video quality was just terrible. It wasn't even DVD quality. It literally looked like we were watching an old VHS tape of the movie.
So if you're looking to "upgrade" your existing copy of both/either of these movies from your existing DVD copies (or even VHS tapes, for that matter), don't bother. It's just not worth it. You're not going to get anything close to Blu-ray HD quality. The only way I can recommend purchasing this set is if you don't have the movies at all, and you're willing to settle for a low-quality copy of them.
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Not a fan of Muppet Treasure Island at all, and I would've never purchased it on it's own. A lot of people agree with me, and I suspect that's why they bundled them up together... Read morePublished 5 months ago by anonymous
This movie/series is an upgrade to our regular dvds making the switch to Blu-ray. For a while I was only getting the action movies on Blu-ray, but prices between the two have... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Getting it right
Theese are two good movies especially the older one The Great Muppet Caper which ranks as the best right along with The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhatten. Read morePublished 6 months ago by christmas lover
Bought this combo strictly for Muppet Treasure Island and I do not regret this combo purchase one bit. The Muppets are a classic in my family!Published 6 months ago by Heather Byrd
Muppet Treasure Island takes a great classic and adds tons of comedy and great acting, to create a fun filled movie. I can watch this over and over. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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