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Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 09-19-2004 09:15 AM:
 
Well it appears that the Smurfs are to officially hit DVD with Smurfs volume one said to be coming out soon. http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/229281 As you can see this is an Australian site and Australia tends to get a lot of things later than the US, but this doesn't seem to be out anywhere yet. Are there any US or European online video sites showing similar DVDs coming out soon?
 
Posted by Vic George (Member # 37) on 09-27-2004 05:11 PM:
 
The first season set will be released around Christmas of 2005? Heck, that's quite a while to wait for it!
 
Posted by <Cai-Te> on 09-28-2004 09:16 PM:
 
Actually, we get a bunch of things here before the Americans do. Buffy, being the big example. We had series 5 released on DVD here while they were only up to series 2 over there.
 
Posted by <theViking> on 10-26-2004 07:13 PM:
 
Buffy came out earlier in the UK. Season 7 is already out! You can download DVD images here http://murphy.dynds.tv
 
Posted by <TheViking> on 10-26-2004 07:17 PM:
 
Sorry wrong link http://murfy.dyndns.tv/
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 11-06-2004 03:55 AM:
 
I can't wait to buy the Smurfs DVD. I wonder if it will have any extra features. Some games would be smurfy.
 
Posted by <Grumpy> on 11-17-2004 06:49 AM:
 
I checked out the Smurfs DVD today (I live in Australia). Basically, what you get is no subtitles (so deaf people can't watch it).

I hope The Smurfs comes out in America or somewhere else with subtitles for poor deaf people.
 
Posted by <smurfyguest> on 11-21-2004 10:19 PM:
 
Hello people


The smurfs are now available on DVD. This is the original series. Unfortunately, I only know about Region 4 dvds that come from Australia.

Follow this link for more information.

http://www.magnapacific.com.au/detail.cfm?code=11344


Bye
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 11-21-2004 11:20 PM:
 
I'd like to know what the audio sounds like (the voices), since PAL is 25 frames per second and NTSC is 30 frames per second. I would imagine they would have to speed up the voice track to accommodate for the lost video frames...

[Smile]
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 11-23-2004 05:14 AM:
 
Here is a picture of the Magna Pacific Smurfs DVD:

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The Smurfs DVD Volume 1

Click here to check out all of The Smurfs videos for sale!

[Smile]
 
Posted by <Espie> on 12-20-2004 11:52 AM:
 
Hello

How many shows are on this Smurfs dvD?

Thank you
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 12-21-2004 08:38 AM:
 
Hi Espie!

There are 6 Smurf episodes on the DVD. The episodes are: King Smurf, Jokey's Medicine, The Astrosmurf, St. Smurf and the Dragon, The Sorcerer Smurf, and the Magical Meanie.

I've had a Smurfs DVD section ready for awhile now - I simply forgot to post it!

[Eek!]

Click here for the Smurfs DVD section!

Smurfs DVD trivia: There is a spelling error in the first run of the Smurfs DVD: "Medicine" is incorrectly spelled "medecine". I wonder if they'll correct it...

[Smile]
 
Posted by <Espie> on 12-22-2004 04:43 AM:
 
Thank you Papa
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 01-04-2005 04:48 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Squeaker:
I can't wait to buy the Smurfs DVD.

Hi Squeaker!

Did you pick up a copy of the DVD yet? What did you think?

[Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 01-12-2005 01:54 AM:
 
Yes I got the DVD just after christmas. It would have been good to get the theme song and some extra features. But it was still Smurfy!
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 01-26-2005 08:15 AM:
 
Hi Squeaker!

Glad you liked it! It's great that there are finally legitimate Smurf DVDs for sale. Smurf fans have been really clamoring for a Smurf DVD release for a long time, and it's nice that someone actually listened. By the way, does your copy have the "medecine" spelling error?

Three cheers for the first Smurf DVD release!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 01-26-2005 03:54 PM:
 
*runs off to check*

Yes it does. I wonder if Lazy Smurf was responsible for proof reading the back of the box.
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 01-29-2005 07:11 AM:
 
Just to keep you updated, it appears that Volume 3 will be soon released by Magna Pacific. See the EzDVD website. In case anyone is interested, the whole first season of the Flintstones is coming out in Australia. It may already be out elsewhere. This seems to be whole better deal than what we're getting with the current Smurf releases. Hopefully another distributor or the same one decides to release boxed-sets rather than single discs with 6 episodes. The Flintstone one has 28 episodes and is quite good value for money that way.
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 01-29-2005 01:59 PM:
 
Thanks for the updates Sqeaker and Handy Smurf!

I took another look at the back of the Smurfs DVD Volume 1 and Volume 2. The voice actors are not listed at all in the credits. People like Don Messick, who played Azrael and Papa Smurf, are among the most seminal and influential voice actors of the era. And where would the Smurfs be without June Foray, who played Jokey? One could argue that the Smurfs would have never had the major cultural impact that they had in North America during the 1980s without these actors...

Boy, am I excited about the Smurfs Volume 3! Thanks for the info, Handy!

[Smile]

PS Our Smurfs DVD section was updated awhile ago to include the Smurfs Volume 2, in case anysmurf missed it!
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 01-29-2005 11:11 PM:
 
One thing I've got to ask about these volumes of Smurf DVDs, for those who have them is, are they in order and from the first season, or are they just a mixture of the best episodes?
 
Posted by outerspacerace (Member # 818) on 02-06-2005 04:05 PM:
 
Handy, the episodes on Vol.1 are taken from series 1 randomly, who knows - perhaps the producers considered them the best.

I don't own Vol.2 yet and am debating if I should continue purchasing or not. We don't have the Smurf theme song, the credits seem new (ummm, I doubt the 80's version has a website listed in it!) and I can't stand having episodes in the incorrect order. Is this because they didn't license direct from Hanna-Barbara? Would that explain why there's no theme tune?

The thing Magna Pacific got right was the decent packaging and reasonable price point.

And yes, my copy has the spelling mistake in "Medecine".

Hmmmm I think we should use this site to draw attention to the flaws in this release and point it out to Magna Pacific, maybe they'll improve they're act for future releases.
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 02-07-2005 03:14 AM:
 
Indeed. Most people would prefer getting a whole season boxed-set with episodes in the correct order as the Flinstones will be. Better value as well. I'm still not sure if I will get it. Like you, I'd love to get the Smurfs on DVD, but the current release leaves something to be desired. Thanks for your reply.
 
Posted by shroomie (Member # 840) on 02-12-2005 05:16 PM:
 
i wish theyd have more eps per disc. or atleast a few good extras. i wouldve enjoyed some fake interviews with the smurfs. my humors pretty weird tho. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by wisesmurf (Member # 845) on 02-13-2005 10:01 PM:
 
Hey hey fellow Smurfs.

A message to: PAPA SMURF, SQUEAKER AND OUTERSPACERACE and everyone else who is interested!

The spelling of "medecine" is true and correct! If you actually watched the episode of Jokey's Medecine, you will realise that in the episode, it is spelt m e d 'e' c i n e! So, it wasn't actually Magna Pacific who spelt it wrong. They were going off the actual episode title. I thought I should clarify that for you all.

For those of you enquiring about subtitling, here's the 411:

The financial implications for Magna Pacific to include subtitling on all of their 50+ DVD releases per month would not allow them to maintain their market leading position of affordable DVD's.

The major studios are able to include subtitles, including foreign languages subtitles, as they only have to author one DVD and use it for their entire world market, meaning only one set of materials need to be produced and the cost distributed amongst an enormous market. This saves them heaps of money and they still keep their prices much higher than Magna's despite this saving. In contrast to this, Magna Pacific are the largest producer of Australian authored DVD's in the country and are limited to distributing their titles in Australia and New Zealand only. They do subtitle most of their major releases and the projected revenue for these justifies the cost (up to $20 per minute).

Now, about the music, the quality and so forth. If you look on the back of the DVD at the bottom, it says where this Smurfs version comes from. Magna Pacific purchased the distribution rights to the Smurfs directly from the licensor. In this case, PEYO and I.M.P.S. Strict guidelines prevent Magna from altering the DVD’s in any way, shape or form! The master they authored the DVD from was all they could obtain from the licensor and being that the show is like over 25 years old; naturally the quality is going to be a little off. I am sure that it is not Magna’s intention to release low-standard quality titles. Sometimes, the master is all they have to work with, and being they have strict guidelines that prevent them from altering the master, they have no choice but to release it in its ORIGINAL form!

As for special features…I work in the film industry and I certainly know how difficult it is obtain rights to extra footage, making of’s, games etc. I would assume that Magna Pacific just wasn’t able to obtain these rights to use on the DVD. I am sure they would have if they could. Plus anyway, what special features would you expect from a TV Show that was made in the 80's. It would be interesting to know!

Magna Pacific has been responsible for a great number of quality Children DVD releases. Titles such as: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu Gi Oh, Care Bears, Fairly Odd Parents, Crush Gear, and heaps more. Not only do they bring out great Children’s titles, but they also bring out awesome movie and documentary titles. Rabbit Proof Fence, Strange Bedfellows, SuperSize Me, American Chopper just to name a few. I think Magna rocks! Keep up the good work!
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 02-15-2005 08:16 PM:
 
Hi wisesmurf,

Thanks for your reply about the Magna Pacific Smurf DVDs.

Perhaps you can help answer some other questions.

Any info about the voice actors? Most US animated DVDs seem to list the voice actors along with the characters they played.

Second, was the source material 24 FPS film or 30
FPS NTSC video? (I believe when Ted Turner bought Hanna Barbera in 1991 he converted the cartoon film archives to NTSC video for broadcast). If the NTSC broadcast master was used for conversion to PAL, it would eliminate the 4% audio speed-up PAL video/DVDs experience when transferring from 24 FPS film.

Thanks!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 02-16-2005 03:24 AM:
 
Thanks for the update, wisesmurf.
quote:
what special features would you expect from a TV Show that was made in the 80's. It would be interesting to know!
I stand by what I said before; some games would be smurfy. And I would have liked to see some interviews with some of the people who helped make The Smurfs.
 
Posted by outerspacerace (Member # 818) on 02-16-2005 04:50 PM:
 
Wisesmurf, a good reply indeed. You answered all our questions about the episode spelling, subtitles and transfer quality (which is not so bad anyway).

And you do seem in the know about Magna Pacific, coming from Brisbane yourself (where they are based) I think I'm detecting an employee am I not? This wouldn't be a bad thing, it's great to see them following up and promoting releases to the community.

Is there any chance you could answer my specific questions raised though:

1. Where is the theme, why is it gone?
2. Why are the episodes in the incorrect order?
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 02-16-2005 07:03 PM:
 
Or better still, can't you guys release season boxed sets instead, like the Flintstones series?
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 02-16-2005 07:56 PM:
 
Papa Smurf, I live in Australia and I had a look at some animated DVDs today and the only one that gave any credit to the actors providing the voices was The Simpsons which mentioned the guest appearances. I looked at DVDs from a range of distributors not just Magna Pacific.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-17-2005 03:03 AM:
 
I might have to buy a Multi-Region DVD player to play these DVDs if I order it.

It stinks not being able to watch DVDs from other countries that use the technology differently from ours. [Frown]
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 02-17-2005 04:20 AM:
 
I don't know about you guys, but here in Australia, all recent DVD players from around 2002 on seem to be region free, despite the region 4 labelling. If this isn't the case overseas, I'm sure you can pick up a no name brand player that does it all.
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 02-17-2005 05:22 AM:
 
Hi swarlock!

Handy Smurf is 100% true to his name and totally right - many generic DVD players can be easily converted to "multi-region" players.

If you're in the US or Canada and are looking to buy a multi-region DVD player, here is some info:

1) Make sure the DVD player outputs both NTSC and PAL, and is also capable of actually converting PAL to NTSC.

2) Make sure the player is multi-region, but also capable of having the region "set" if necessary (for "RCE/REA" protected discs).

I've compiled a little list of suitable PAL/NTSC region-free players for sale - you can check it out here. The Cyberhome players described as "Plays PAL DVDs on NTSC TV!" are exactly what you want.

Hope this helps!

[Smile]
 
Posted by wisesmurf (Member # 845) on 02-21-2005 05:07 PM:
 
Hi Papa Smurf

You're very welcome Papa Smurf to my reply. I always rearing to help when and where I can.

I believe the credits were supplied by Peyo. Magna didn't alter the credits at all for Australian Distribution. Maybe you should try and contact Peyo.

As for the source material, I think you best contact Magna Pacific directly as they will be able to tell you exactly what format.

Hope I've been able to help Papa Smurf. Any other questions, just drop us a line. Glad to be of assistance.

Your Friendly Smurf...Wise Smurf
 
Posted by Squeaker (Member # 632) on 03-12-2005 02:45 AM:
 
The Smurfs vol 3 will be available in Australia on 14\3\05. http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/778305
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 03-12-2005 05:32 PM:
 
Yes. I've pre-oredered it. I decided to get all three last week. They sent me vol. 2 so far. Vol. 1 is out of stock and needs to be ordered in. The start theme music isn't the original, but I guess the quality and colours are pretty good considering that these original ones looked a bit washed out when they played them on TV years ago.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-16-2005 03:59 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Handy Smurf:
I don't know about you guys, but here in Australia, all recent DVD players from around 2002 on seem to be region free, despite the region 4 labelling. If this isn't the case overseas, I'm sure you can pick up a no name brand player that does it all.

Mom is bringing me back a Region Free DVD player for my TV. So now I can watch the videos. That of course includes the one that will hopefully be released this year here in The US. [Smile]
 
Posted by <Grouchy Smurf> on 03-17-2005 03:54 PM:
 
Just bought volume 1. The reason it says "JOKEYS MEDECINE" papa smurf is because all the titles were re-done.
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 03-29-2005 12:21 AM:
 
Still it's the only official Smurf DVD release we have. Anyway, volumes 4 and 5 should also be coming out soon: http://www.ezydvd.com.au/mech/search.zml?f=title&q=smurfs The prices of all the DVDs have been reduced.
 
Posted by Liberal Smurf (Member # 979) on 04-02-2005 10:24 PM:
 
I am glad to see that some form of Smurf cartoons are available on DVD now, but I still am holding out for DVD season box sets that provide every episode of each season in chronological order.

Am I pipe dreaming here or do you think we will get something like this in the next few years? It seems to be that everything else is availabe on DVD these days. What the heck is taking them so long on this series????
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 04-03-2005 05:57 AM:
 
I'd much prefer them in seasonal boxed sets as well. Most other shows and cartoon series seem to be released that way. Perhaps we'll be lucky and a major release by a major company will come out soon with heaps of added bonuses. Maybe I'm just dreaming as well.
 
Posted by smurfette1979 (Member # 985) on 04-07-2005 03:13 PM:
 
For the order of the ep's this is how it goes

Disk 1
Disk 2
Disk 3
Disk 4
Disk 5
Disks 4 and 5 seen as they are not out yet i can not say that those will be the ep's im just going by another websites info.
it would be very nice if they did put thm in order though

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 05-14-2005 08:30 AM:
 
Well I recently checked out Smurfs on Ezy DVD again and saw two new entries. Sad thing is, that these sound even worse than the previous releases, because they are single episode DVDs [Frown] When will they listen to what the Smurf fans really want? Anyway check it out here. There's no info on it yet, so check back closer to the release date.
 
Posted by Brainysmurf (Member # 1013) on 05-18-2005 12:51 PM:
 
Does anyone know where these DVDs can be ordered in Europe? Even Amazon.co.uk does not have them!
 
Posted by Handy Smurf (Member # 547) on 05-19-2005 04:48 AM:
 
These are Australian releases predominantly, so you'd probably have to order off Ezy DVD.
 
Posted by Brainy's Babe (Member # 1168) on 09-04-2005 01:22 PM:
 
I'm really longing for dvd box sets containing the full series.

I think I'll have to wait for the Smurfs to see yet another revival in the uk for that to happen though.

Nice to see my fav blue guys on dvd somewhere though :-) And thanks for the info!!! If I get sick of waiting for my "dream boxset" I could order these. And with three out already, surely more will follow :-)
 
Posted by Brainy's Babe (Member # 1168) on 09-04-2005 01:24 PM:
 
Wow, there are 7 volumes already! I agree that single episodes aren't really a good idea.
 
Posted by kittyscavern (Member # 1216) on 11-05-2005 02:29 PM:
 
I've been ordering the Aussie dvds from HMV Australia

http://www.hmv.com.au/search/search.asp?referer=search&SValue=smurfs

The delivery is very quick to the UK and they work out very cheap for us because dvds are so expensive over here compared to the States and Australia. I don't have a region free dvd player (I'm hoping for one for Christmas!) but they do play on the computer because you can just set that to whatever region you want. I haven't had chance to watch them properly yet, but my kids have been watching them all and loving them!

Karen
 
Posted by Eep² (Member # 1249) on 12-19-2005 12:45 AM:
 
http://www.ioffer.com/i/Smurfs-13-Dvd-Collection-335-Episodes-8636632 is a 13-DVD, 334 episodes + specials and the movie for $45 (negotiable) + shipping. I've been asking questions of the seller about it but am weary about buying it without seeing the quality. Regardless, for the price, and the amount of content, it seems like a good deal. Anyone have it who can comment on the quality?

http://www.ioffer.com/advSearchSold.do?target=SEARCH&title=smurf+dvd for other 300+ episode DVD collections, which seem to have better quality than the 334 set (and are cheaper), but who's to say? :/
 
Posted by Eep² (Member # 1249) on 12-19-2005 09:17 PM:
 
OK, I just heard from the creator of the Smurfs on DVD petition that Hanna Barbera is supposedly going to release season sets of The Smurfs next year.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 03-08-2006 12:01 PM:
 
All us Smurf fans need to do is call/e-mail Waner Bros. or Hanna-Barbera and tell them that millions of Smurf fans want the 9 seasons of "The Smurfs" on DVD in the U.S. We need to stay on them. Call and e-mail every day.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-08-2006 06:56 PM:
 
They definitely have to bring them out on DVD. I want all of the seasons to come out! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 03-10-2006 11:55 AM:
 
Yeah it will be nice to have all 9 seasons on DVD i wish i could get them. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-25-2006 07:32 PM:
 
This is great news, I haven't heard of this until now. I would really REALLY love to own all of the Smurf episodes on DVD. There are so many Smurf episodes I have never seen, mainly the later seasons and some of the earlier seasons. Most of them I probably just don't remember. I only have a few tapes of the Smurfs, only two left from 1985 and 1986 and two that I recorded from syndication on Cartoon Network in 2002.

I just hope they restore all of the openings for each season like they had when each season first aired. Prior to the openings on Saturday mornings I remember they had a brief narration from one of the Smurfs telling us about "today's adventure with the Smurfs" while showing some clips of the upcoming episode. I hope they restore that as well to give us the same feel as when it first aired. One (or more) can only hope. [Smurfette]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-26-2006 04:43 PM:
 
Earlier today, I wrote and sent a letter asking Warner Bros. if they could put "The Smurfs" on DVD.

Who knows? Maybe it will happen. [Smile]
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 03-27-2006 03:30 AM:
 
I hope so. [Cool]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 03-27-2006 04:08 AM:
 
Has about the same chance as 3D Realms getting their proposed Duke Nukem Forever game for the PC finished and released.
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 01-17-2007 12:19 AM:
 
Read the review of the Smurfs Box Set 1 here:

http://bluebuddies.com/Smurfs_Smurf_DVD_Review.htm

[Smile]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 01-25-2007 09:41 AM:
 
I really enjoyed your review and the pictures, Papa Smurf! [Cool]

Thanks for the link! [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-07-2007 07:36 AM:
 
That is a good review. My complaints, however, is the lack of the main theme song and that it hasn't been released in America. I'm more bummed that it hasn't been officially released in America. [Frown] I wonder why they haven't released it here yet. Does anyone know if it will be making its way here soon?
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 03-23-2007 01:30 PM:
 
I'm rather surprised that the distributors chose to "splice in" the modern-day Smurfs title logo in place of the original cartoon show's title logo.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 04-25-2007 02:49 PM:
 
I'm not buying the DVD collection, because Warner Bros. made an unsmurfy mistake! The actual number of episodes(and specials) is 421, not 334! 87 eps. are missing! So do something to fix this! I'll be waiting. [Frown]


P. S. Go to TV.com and look at the episode guide for the actual list of the smurfs. [Frown]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 05-31-2007 10:52 AM:
 
I just got my copy of The Smurfs Box Set 1 (for USA and Canada) from Exposure Entertainment today from an eBay seller. I've only seen a few episodes of it, but like the foreign DVD issues of The Smurfs, they too have the alternate music and the spliced-in modern-day Smurfs logo in the intro sequence. I'll have a more detailed review of this when I get the chance of watching the discs in full.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 05-31-2007 04:31 PM:
 
Man, why are they changing the intro music like that? Just doesn't seem right to me.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-01-2007 06:05 AM:
 
Kinda weird Vic George, why would they change it up like that. Post a pic of the box when you can I would like to see it. I'd rather watch it on tv where its just like it should be!
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 06-01-2007 08:23 AM:
 
Probably the only good thing is that the menu selection screens do NOT have Studio Peyo artwork, though the box label does use the original Peyo cover artwork from the trade paperback version of Romeo And Smurfette.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-01-2007 10:40 PM:
 
Vic your holding out on us!! Show me some pics! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by lordsmurf (Member # 1725) on 06-10-2007 05:37 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by amtraksmurf:
I'm not buying the DVD collection, because Warner Bros. made an unsmurfy mistake! The actual number of episodes(and specials) is 421, not 334! 87 eps. are missing! So do something to fix this! I'll be waiting. [Frown]
P. S. Go to TV.com and look at the episode guide for the actual list of the smurfs. [Frown]

Both numbers are wrong. Smurfs was about 425 stories, compiled into about 262 half-hour episodes, a couple of specials, and a movie. Some episodes had two stories, some had one.

That "334" number is from those god-awful cheaply made bootlegs that claim to be complete, but are far from it. The "420" number is just the stories counted, not the full episode count.

TV.com is wrong. It's actually wrong on many shows. Remember that no official authority writes that stuff, it's a lot like wikipedia, where people just right down what they think. It's not necessarily factual or correct. There is no authoritative gatekeeper.

Just so you know.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 06-13-2007 09:20 AM:
 
According to this article on Retrojunk the season box sets from Warner Brothers aren't to be released until 2008. http://www.retrojunk.com/details_tvshows/16-the-smurfs/

What a drag, another year.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 06-13-2007 12:08 PM:
 
What do you mean another year it's June already. They could have the first season out in January. That only 7 months away. Boy, I'm glad they decided to come out with Season Sets. I hate the Vol. Sets.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 06-13-2007 12:13 PM:
 
Who cares how many Smurfs espisodes there are. As long as they have them all when each Season Set comes out for the U.S. DVD's.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 06-13-2007 01:27 PM:
 
Well, I do care about all the eps. and speicals in all 9 seasons. I hope WB releases all 9 season and the movie The Smurfs and the Magic Flute in one big box set.

Hey Shane! Look at the smurfy bright side! At least they'll be released the same time as the new Smurfs movie comes out! Just hang on! [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 06-13-2007 03:40 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by amtraksmurf:
Well, I do care about all the eps. and speicals in all 9 seasons. I hope WB releases all 9 season and the movie The Smurfs and the Magic Flute in one big box set.

Hey Shane! Look at the smurfy bright side! At least they'll be released the same time as the new Smurfs movie comes out! Just hang on! [Happy Smurf]

They won't be all in one big box set until they finish releasing each of the seasons. That's the way it works with ALL television shows that come out on DVD. Each box set is a full complete season.

Star Trek the Next Generation did this, they came out with each complete season with a box set per-season containing 7 DVDs with four episodes on each. There are 7 seasons so there are 7 box sets and each one was released one by one as they finished each season. When they were done releasing all of the 7 seasons there were choices as to which season or how many season box sets you wanted to order. Then there is the choice to order ALL of the box sets at once all packaged together which is what I did for a discount deal that was running at the time.

I'm guessing the Smurfs will do the same, but I'm not waiting until they finish releasing each season before I get the DVDs. I didn't wait when they were releasing the Quantum leap box sets every six months or so until they were done releasing each of the 5 seasons. I got each season as it came out and that's what I'm going to do with the Smurfs.

I doubt they will release the movie with the box set because the movie wasn't produced by H.B., it was produced in Europe and dubbed to English, I think. So, you would have to get the movie separately.

As for the specials? I honestly don't know if they would include those or not.

In any case, I'm pretty certain each season will be a separate box set. All television shows do it that way. I for one don't mind, as long as they do it and we can get our hands on each complete season I'll be happy.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-14-2007 07:19 AM:
 
Shane you're right on the money here. The Flute movie is definitely not Hanna Barberra, it looks and sounds totally different than the regular Smurfs show. No way would it come out with the release of the normal Smurfs TV show seasons.

What TV show releases the specials along with the normal shows? No way would the Christmas specials or what have you come with Season 1 or 2 (whatever). I just don't see the specials being anything but one-offs.

amtraksmurf, it just ain't ever gonna happen the way you want it. Sorry but you need to let it go!

[Frown]
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 06-14-2007 04:35 PM:
 
Okay. I'll let the decades old movie go, but I DO think WB WILL release the 6 specials along with the series, Or else it won't be complete. Our new member: lordsmurf, told me everything. Just have faith in yourselves!

Here's an example:
I have a Thomas & Friends complete season 1 box set, and at the end(26 and finale) is a Christmas special.

I have faith that it WILL happen to the Smurfs series(with all 6).

So don't make me feel sad and depressed you guys! [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 06-14-2007 05:30 PM:
 
I'm not trying to make you feel depressed, I'm just looking at things realistically. If they will release the specials with the sets or not we'll just have to wait and see. I for one think that would be awesome if they did, so we'll see.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 06-14-2007 08:21 PM:
 
Bust my Buffers and Smurfs! Thank You, Shane! We will wait and see, unlike Smurfy1for2. By using Grouchy's catchphrase: "I hate people who don't have hopes, faiths, and believes!"
 
Posted by Bavir (Member # 1774) on 07-14-2007 02:31 AM:
 
Shane Jensen , I think that you are wrong. All 6 specials are very similar with regular episodes. They also have the same lenght and quality. Special#1 belongs to first season, specials 2 and 3 belong to second season, specials 4 and 5- to third season and special 6- to the Season 7 !
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 07-14-2007 08:16 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bavir:
Shane Jensen , I think that you are wrong. All 6 specials are very similar with regular episodes. They also have the same lenght and quality. Special#1 belongs to first season, specials 2 and 3 belong to second season, specials 4 and 5- to third season and special 6- to the Season 7 !

I hope that's the way it works when the release the DVDs, that would be nice. Let's see what happens.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 07-14-2007 02:15 PM:
 
Thank You for sharing that info to me n Shane, Bavir.
 
Posted by Bavir (Member # 1774) on 07-20-2007 05:04 AM:
 
What is the best e-mail to ask Warner Bros about smurfs season boxes? Since they have many e-mails, I don't know on what e-mail to ask about Smurfs.. ?
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 07-20-2007 01:19 PM:
 
I don't know. Your one of us now, You just need some time think and then, poof.... [singingly] An idea! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 08-01-2007 11:33 AM:
 
UPDATE! New Wave Entertainment (producers of a Special Feature documentary that will be on the DVD) confirm the provect is on-track for release at the end of this year. As per New Wave, the documentary "reminisces about all the fond memories we had growing up with our favorite saturday morning cartoon as well as illustrate why it's essential for our younger generations to experience and absorb the same fond memories."

"The Smurfs" Season 1 for the U.S. will be out by the end of 2007. Smurfs Fans just wait a few more months. Season 1 will be in stores soon. Just in time for Chirstmas.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 08-03-2007 12:27 PM:
 
tvshowsondvd.com has reported that the first "The Smurfs" DVD will be out on December 4, 2007 for the U.S. This SUCKS. Because there coming out in Volume Sets instead of Seasons Sets. I'm pissed off. Why did this do it this way. There's 26 espiodes in the first season. This Volume 1 set has 2 discs with 19 espiodes. All they had to do was have a third disc with the last 7 espisodes on it.

I hope this info. I found is wrong.

Ken Meyer
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-03-2007 01:19 PM:
 
Oh no, volume sets? I hope that info is wrong as well. I see no reason why this can't be released as season box sets like every other show.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-03-2007 01:55 PM:
 
Well, just don't buy it. Just wait until WB releases the real ones. And I'll say, tvshowsondvd.com DVD's are a bunch of RUBBISH!
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 08-03-2007 02:59 PM:
 
WB is releasing the real ones. That's what SUCKS! tvshowsondvd.com I'm sure will buy them from WB just like everyone else.
God I hope it comes out in Seasons Sets.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-03-2007 11:36 PM:
 
They will come in season sets, starting with Season 1, right before Xmas.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-04-2007 06:24 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by amtraksmurf:
They will come in season sets, starting with Season 1, right before Xmas.

How are you sure?
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-04-2007 03:05 PM:
 
[sighing annoyingly]Yes, Shane. Don't believe me?
Go to Smurfs DVD news, one of our smurffans had just found out about it. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-04-2007 03:48 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by amtraksmurf:
[sighing annoyingly]Yes, Shane. Don't believe me?
Go to Smurfs DVD news, one of our smurffans had just found out about it. [Roll Eyes]

Yeah, I saw that, but was thrown off by what they said above with the news that WB is releasing them as volume sets rather than season box sets. Volume sets would be totally uncool, I certainly hope you are right. I want season box sets as much as you. I need to see seasons seven and eight which I totally missed.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-04-2007 10:37 PM:
 
I hope so too Shane, I hope so too. If WB releases them in Volume sets, Then we have no choice but to sue them! [Frown]
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-06-2007 12:28 PM:
 
HEY, The BIGGEST Smurf fan.! The total # of the season 1 eps. is 39! NOT 26! Have you looked in the cartoon episode guide before?! GEEZ!! [Frown]
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 08-07-2007 11:53 AM:
 
Sorry, amtraksmurf. Your right. 39 Eps. is correct. My Bad.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 08-07-2007 06:53 PM:
 
The only thing I don't like about the box set is its use of Studio Peyo artwork on its box label.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-08-2007 03:05 AM:
 
Hi. It looks to me like tvshowsondvd is dvd news site. They have links to buy discs from places like amazon.com. Here is what they say:

Warner Bros will release The Smurfs Season 1, Volume 1 on December 4. The 2 disc set will include the first 19 cartoons (345 mins), newly remastered, along with "The Smurfs' Springtime Special" and "Smurfs: The Music Video."

The trailer on the Popeye DVD released this week mentions that the set would include "all 26 episodes from season 1", and shows four discs, but the information we got today says otherwise: 19 cartoons and two discs on a "Season 1, Volume 1" set.

As you can see from the graphic below, the suggested retail price is $26.99.

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#1 Are they really going to cram all that onto just two discs?

Ok, yes Vic George 2K6 it is using new artwork, weird I know but I saw the same thing with old Batman 'toons, new artwork that doesn't match the style on the discs.

The way they're releasing this means there can be around 19 to 21 disc sets in total. That is a lot of discs. As for the Season One Volume One set, you get twelve 15-minute episodes and seven 30-minute eps, plus the Springtime special and music video. That assumes these are the episodes:

1. The Astrosmurf - 30 minutes
2. Jokey's Medicine - 15 minutes
3. Vanity Fare - 15 minutes
4. St. Smurf And The Dragon - 30 minutes
5. The Magical Meanie - 15 minutes
6. Sorcerer Smurf - 15 minutes
7. Bewitched, Bothered And Be-Smurfed - 30 minutes
8. King Smurf - 15 minutes
9. The Smurfs And The Howlibird - 15 minutes
10. Soup A La Smurf - 30 minutes
11. All That Glitters Isn't Smurf - 15 minutes
12. Dreamy's Nightmare - 15 minutes
13. Romeo And Smurfette - 30 minutes
14. The Magic Egg - 15 minutes
15. Smurphony In 'C' - 15 minutes
16. Sideshow Smurf - 30 minutes
17. Super Smurf - 15 minutes
18. Paradise Smurfed - 15 minutes
19. Sir Hefty - 30 minutes

Is that 345 minutes??

Columbia House has the box art for Season One, but it doesn't say 'Volume 1', it just says Season One, if you look real close.

Wonder what the music video is?
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-08-2007 05:21 AM:
 
I guess I can deal with them as volume sets as long as they still come out with ALL the episodes for each season. It just means it won't be all the episodes at once per season. I can live with that.

It looks like they are finally moving with this. I hope all the intros are intact.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 08-20-2007 11:40 AM:
 
tvshowsondvd.com- explains why "The Smurfs" Season 1 is coming out in Volume Sets.
Still I don't know why they could'nt just delete the duplicate espisodes that there talking about and just put the single espisodes on a DVD. Like most all other TV shows in this world. Why do "The Smurfs" shows have to be different?

I guess I can also deal with getting "The Smurfs" seasons in Volumes Sets. As long as we get them all.
 
Posted by amtraksmurf (Member # 1658) on 08-20-2007 01:19 PM:
 
This is outrageous! I think we should sue n boycott them! [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-20-2007 01:34 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by amtraksmurf:
This is outrageous! I think we should sue n boycott them! [Frown]

No come on, it still seems like we are getting all the episodes, just not all at the same time. After all these years we really should be happy with what we get, assuming we still get all the episodes of course which we will.
 
Posted by carl (Member # 147) on 09-30-2007 07:48 PM:
 
will they be uncut or wil they be edited like they show on boomerrang or will they be the full cartoons ..? i wonder if it wil have the bompers from the show that had casey kasem saying " and now we return to the smurfs " ? ,, hope htey do well on the dvds maken great menues .. im sure smurfs was the bigeest cartoon in the 80s ,,
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 09-30-2007 11:41 PM:
 
Hi Carl,

I'm sure the episodes on the DVDs will be uncut and in their original form. As for the bumpers I can say for certain that those will not be on the disks because those are from the NBC networks themselves and not from Hannah Barbara. Was that really Casey Kasem doing the voice over for those bumpers? Thinking about the voice now I can see how it can be him. Cool.

I'm sure the DVDs will have good menus and yes, they were certainly the biggest cartoon of the 80s. Every time I put an episode on today I feel like I'm transformed back to the 80s like a time machine. Great memories from an awesome childhood.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 10-31-2007 09:58 PM:
 
Here is the press release from Oct 30 2007:

DISCOVER YOUR INNER SMURF!

WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES
THE EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL CARTOON SERIES
SMURFS ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
February 26, 2008


The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 will feature 19 re-mastered cartoons
from the show's Premiere Season and Bonus Material in a two-disc DVD Box Set


Burbank, CA (October 29, 2007) - Consumers will sing "la-la-la-la-la-la" when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 on DVD February 26, 2008. The free-spirited and fun-loving Smurfs are back and ready to reclaim their super-smurf status when their first-ever DVD makes its way into retail outlets. Outfitted in dazzling O-sleeve packaging that features embossing and foil accents, the two-disc box set will contain 19 re-mastered and uncut cartoons from the series' premiere season, along with a special bonus episode, plus a Smurfs music video. The retail price is $26.99 SRP.

Nominated for an Emmy in 1982 for Outstanding Animated Program, the Smurfs will have viewers proclaiming "It's such a smurfy day," as they remember what it felt like to escape into the wonderful world of Smurf Village where everyone and everything lived in harmony. Until, of course, that smurfy world is turned upside down by the evil Gargamel and his malicious feline, Azrael, who constantly attempt to eat the adorable blue creatures. Led by 543-year-year old Papa Smurf, who doesn't look a day over 530, Brainy, Jokey, Smurfette and their entire village are sure to overcome any obstacle before them as they embark on fun-filled adventures guaranteed to keep both kids and grown-ups alike entertained for hours.

Enhanced content for The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 includes:"Viewers of all ages loved this series because the Smurfs were such well-created characters, the show's storylines were clever and inventive, and the quality of the animation was superb. The Smurfs have definitely secured their place in American pop culture. It's nearly twenty years after their original television run and they are still cherished by little kids and adults everywhere," commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, "This was one of the most popular cartoons on television in the 80's and was highly successful during its original broadcast. We anticipate the show's release on DVD will also be a big hit with consumers."

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 will be available from WHV on February 26, 2008 for $26.99 SRP in a two-disc box set. WHV will support the release of The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 with a national advertising campaign targeting television and online media, which is estimated to generate over 125 million impressions. The television campaign will include advertisements on Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Nickelodeon, E! and MTV. Online efforts include advertisements with such sites such as Atom Films, UGO, AWN, Cartoon Network, MTV, Yahoo! and MySpace. Awareness for Smurfs will also be generated by a specially created Smurfs DVD website. An extensive online public relations campaign will also be implemented.

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1
Street Date: February 26, 2008
DVD SRP: $26.99
Feature Running Time: Approx 345 min. + Approx 30 min EC

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 10-31-2007 11:31 PM:
 
Thanks for posting that article. February of 2008 now? It was originally supposed to be December 5, 2007. I wonder why they pushed it back.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 11-01-2007 05:49 AM:
 
As long as they don't keep pushing it back into infinity!
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 11-01-2007 11:48 AM:
 
Yeah, if they did that we would need to get Traveler Smurf involved. [Smile]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 11-01-2007 05:39 PM:
 
This sounds pretty awesome. I sure would like to get it when it comes out.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 11-02-2007 10:54 AM:
 
Here's what it will look like...

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The Smurfs Cartoon DVD - US Release

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[Cool]

... can't wait!
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 11-02-2007 12:01 PM:
 
It's available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It's going for $19.99. How cool is that?
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 11-02-2007 02:05 PM:
 
I got mine pre-ordered from eBay. Still don't like the Studio Peyo artwork it's inflicted with.
 
Posted by 1DirXtion (Member # 728) on 12-03-2007 11:55 PM:
 
OMG, this was supposed to be my Christmas gift to myself and now I have to wait even longer. This sucks. I was ready to go into the store tomorrow to get this. So sad [Frown]
 
Posted by osmosis430 (Member # 2114) on 01-31-2008 12:16 AM:
 
pretty cool cant wait for the dvd im long forward to the extras please god let it be loaded with extras behind the scenes original art commentary

i know june foray is speaking on the dvd shes going to sigh my dvd for me

check out this drawing i did back in 1987 when i was in 9th grade pretty scary

take care Dave N
 
Posted by osmosis430 (Member # 2114) on 01-31-2008 12:21 AM:
 
whoops still learning how to upload pics heres my smurfy pic


 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-31-2008 06:29 AM:
 
Not bad, and certainly not scary.
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 01-31-2008 04:46 PM:
 
I wonder why did they change the release date to the 26th of Febuary.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-03-2008 12:38 AM:
 
Yes it was Casey doing these bumpers on NBC and they will NOT be included on any future DVD releases. I pre-ordered mine two days ago.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-10-2008 12:43 PM:
 
My rough-draft version of a fan-created front cover for the Warner Bros.-released Smurfs DVD Season 1 set, styled closer to the Hanna-Barberra versions of the Smurf characters:

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Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 02-10-2008 10:02 PM:
 
Nice Job so far, Vic.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-11-2008 02:48 AM:
 
Agreed. That looks good, Vic.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-11-2008 07:31 AM:
 
Really Smurfy Vic George 2K8! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by threeapplestall (Member # 2131) on 02-12-2008 05:54 PM:
 
Smurfy1For2, I love your signature - "u wished u rocked as i". thats great.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-20-2008 03:58 AM:
 
Got My Smurfs DVD yesterday It came with Smurf Stickers too. I was as happy a pig in smurf.

[Smile]

The first title opening was included too. I'll watch the rest today as I was too exhausted from my trip to Disney World yesterday.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-20-2008 11:13 AM:
 
Cool swarlock! Have you had a chance to look at it all yet? What is it like?

[Confused]

and How was Disney World? [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

PS THANX threeapplestall [Smile]
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 02-25-2008 11:30 AM:
 
Finely Tomorrows The Day Smurfs Fans. I'll be buying the Season1 Volume 1 at Wal-mart. I hope Season 1 Volume 2 comes out sometime soon too. Like I hopefully in 2 months and not more the 3 months.
I think I'll take the day off of work tomorrow and watch all 19 episodes.
I can't believe the DVD is finely here.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-25-2008 03:43 PM:
 
I just ordered mine on Amazon last night. I just got a shipping confirmation today saying the item already shipped. I don't see how they were able to ship it today since the release date is tomorrow. I'm so excited, I can't wait.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-25-2008 03:46 PM:
 
I got a shipping confirmation from the eBay seller I pre-ordered my copy from today.
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 03-03-2008 11:06 AM:
 
[Link Redacted]

Here you can download a torrent with archieved DVD images of both discs of Season 1 Volume 1 [Smile] Enjoy!

[ 03-03-2008, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: Papa Smurf ]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-03-2008 01:54 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy_Smurfer:
[Link Redacted]

Here you can download a torrent with archieved DVD images of both discs of Season 1 Volume 1 [Smile] Enjoy!

For the sake of them continuing to release the rest of the seasons, I wouldn't recommend downloading these. Based on how well the sales do, that will probably be the main factor if they continue to release these or not. So my advice would be to buy up the DVDs as much as possible and spread the word for others to do the same.

[ 03-03-2008, 03:03 PM: Message edited by: Papa Smurf ]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-03-2008 01:57 PM:
 
I hope there is word soon for the next release. I seriously hope that we do not have to wait another two years for the next release. Please. It would be nice if Volume 2 came out before next year and then season 2 next year and so on.
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 03-03-2008 08:57 PM:
 
Yes, it was my mistake...Sorry, simply I didn't think about it when I posted this message. Although not to all people in the world is easy to get these DVD's...I hope we won't wait for Season 1 volume 2 as long as we've waited for S1V1....
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 03-08-2008 02:58 PM:
 
Has someone heard anything about Smurfs season one volume two ? Maybe someone contacted Warner Bros? When are they going to release S1 vol 2 ???
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-09-2008 03:25 PM:
 
I hope that they come out with the second volume, too.
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 03-13-2008 08:54 AM:
 
I'm sure they wlll comre with the second volume...But when ???

P.S. I hope that all 9 seasons will come out!
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 03-13-2008 10:19 AM:
 
Including the seasons with the multi-part episodes like Season 6's "Smurfquest" and Season 7's "Smurf On The Wild Side".
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-13-2008 12:42 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K8:
Including the seasons with the multi-part episodes like Season 6's "Smurfquest" and Season 7's "Smurf On The Wild Side".

Yeah, I really badly want to see those.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-13-2008 03:43 PM:
 
I want every single episode and season of the Smurfs to come out for sale.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-13-2008 04:21 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cool Smurf:
I want every single episode and season of the Smurfs to come out for sale.

Don't we all, don't we all. You are not the only one. [Cool]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-26-2008 03:37 AM:
 
Waiting for most of them to be released.

But NOT as much as The Smurfs Comic Book albums.
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 03-31-2008 05:17 AM:
 
Why there are still no news about smurfs s 1 vol 2 ??? In such slow temps we all will become old earlier than all 9 seasons come out [Frown]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 03-31-2008 07:17 AM:
 
I get the same feeling, too [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 03-31-2008 10:41 AM:
 
Same here. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 04-28-2008 07:49 AM:
 
Still no news about season 1 volume 2 ? [Frown]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 05-01-2008 03:29 AM:
 
Agreed.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 05-01-2008 08:44 AM:
 
Still nothing, huh? I search Google and nothing new comes up. Very disappointing.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 07-08-2008 10:23 PM:
 
I just bought the Season 1 Volume 1 DVD today with my Bday money
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-16-2008 07:36 AM:
 
It's about Smurfin' time! Volume 2 is finally getting released this October.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Season-1-Volume-2/10066
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 07-16-2008 10:49 AM:
 
Papa Smurf: "Let's hear it, my little Smurfs!"

All Others: "Hip-hip-hooray!"
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 07-16-2008 02:19 PM:
 
Splendid! Now I can get both V. 1 and 2 at the same time. Yay me! [Smile]
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 07-16-2008 11:11 PM:
 
Yes!
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 07-17-2008 07:00 AM:
 
Thanks for the link Shane!

Watch the sneak-peek video for the Smurfs Volume Two here:

BRAND NEW Smurf Volume Two Video Trailer (DivX)

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The Smurfs Season 1 - Volume 2

[Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-17-2008 01:34 PM:
 
Smurfaroo!!!
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 07-27-2008 06:27 PM:
 
Not sure if this was commented on before, but from this site's review of Season 1, Volume 1:

quote:
Also of interest: the famous Smurf TV show introduction is missing from this collection. Although the true-blue Smurfs theme tune plays throughout the main menu of the disc, the only version of the Smurfs introduction included is from 1981. Why? Can't we get a legitimate Smurf DVD release with the standard introduction as seen on Boomerang - the one with the song we all know and love?
I believe the reason for the use of the 1981-1982 season intro sequence (as it was for the Australian import version, sans the authentic music) is to basically keep this volume release as authentic with the season in question. The "standard introduction as seen on Boomerang" is actually a shortened version of the 1984-1985 season intro sequence found on the two World Vision Smurfs cartoon compilation VHS tape releases (both of which containing episodes from that season), and frankly I really don't care to see the shortened intro sequence of a later season appearing in all season compilations. I'd rather much have all the seasons have all of their own season intro sequences included AS IS, like the 1982-1983 season's "smurfsong with lyrics" intro, to keep the releases as authentic to their original Saturday morning airings as possible.
 
Posted by mightyboy (Member # 2414) on 07-29-2008 09:13 AM:
 
Hey All,

Just read the thread - I can see it started back 2005...

Not sure if anyone noticed at the bottom of this page is an Ad for:

All 430 episode, 9 seasons on DVD???

If you follow this link, you can get the same product for $15 dollars cheaper...

Thought you might like to know...

Or is this not what you are all waiting for??

Please explain...???
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 07-29-2008 01:08 PM:
 
The "all 430 episodes, 9 seasons" DVD set is actually a low-to-middle quality set of episodes recorded from the syndicated cartoon show on TV or from other sources, and it actually DOES NOT contain all the episodes -- its count is more around 300. I bought the same set from two different places, and they're both rather identical to each other except for the packaging. You're better off waiting for Warner Home Video to do the honors of releasing all 9 seasons in their volume sets.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 07-29-2008 01:33 PM:
 
I'm so glad that this is actually coming out for sale!

I hope they have the episodes like "The Purple Smurfs" and "The Magic Egg" on there.
 
Posted by mightyboy (Member # 2414) on 07-30-2008 06:25 AM:
 
Thanks for the clarification...

I was contemplating buying the advertised product. But thought I ought to research a little first - hence I stumbled onto this site...

I am glad I signed up and saved some money - i am guessing you would not recommend buying the low-middle qualiy set ?

Thanks for the help.

I grew up watching the smurfs and would now like for my children to enjoy them too...So I want to join the choir - please point me in the right direction on who's door i must pound on, or petitions to sign on!!!
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 08-03-2008 03:48 AM:
 
Agreed on the original openings being in tact for any future DVDs from Warner Brothers.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 08-03-2008 03:55 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane J:
It's about Smurfin' time! Volume 2 is finally getting released this October.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Season-1-Volume-2/10066

Saw it on a DVD I bought recently. [Smile]
 
Posted by jorgefer11 (Member # 2486) on 09-13-2008 05:55 AM:
 
I have 422 episodes of the Smurfs including the near impossible to get season 8. Let me know if any of you are interested. my e-mail is jorgegloria@comcast.net
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 09-13-2008 08:35 AM:
 
The impossible-to-get episode I'm looking for is the four-part "Smurf On The Wild Side" from Season 7. So far I've only managed to download Part 1.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-07-2008 07:40 AM:
 
Season 1 Volume 2 is now out (and I already have a copy thanks to pre-ordering on Amazon.com), and, just like the first volume, they kept the Season 1 intro sequence intact (yay!).

Link to the product on Amazon.com

 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 10-08-2008 05:41 PM:
 
In what order are episodes of s1v2 situated? Could you give a list? I can't find it in the internet
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-08-2008 06:38 PM:
 
The episodes featured in this collection include:

DISC 1:
1. The Magic Egg
2. Smurfette's Dancing Shoes
3. Supersmurf
4. The Baby Smurf
5. The Fake Smurf
6. Paradise Smurfed
7. Sir Hefty
8. The Purple Smurfs
9. Haunted Smurf
10. Sideshow Smurfs

DISC 2:
1. The Magnifying Mixture
2. Foul Weather Smurf
3. Painter And Poet
4. The Abominable Snowbeast
5. Gargamel The Generous
6. Now You Smurf 'Em, Now You Don't
7. The Fountain Of Smurf
8. Spelunking Smurfs
9. The Clockwork Smurf
10. The Smurfs And The Money Tree
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-10-2008 08:12 AM:
 
Any idea on the price?
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-10-2008 02:41 PM:
 
$20 on Amazon.com, $25 to $30 if you do Buy It Now on eBay, probably around the same price range in your local video or department store.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 10-10-2008 04:33 PM:
 
The order has been placed on Amazon for me, I'm just waiting for it to arrive now. Can't wait. I hope they keep releasing these from each season until they are all released. Please please please.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-10-2008 05:21 PM:
 
I still find the whole volume tactic ridiculous. Wouldn't it be more convenient if they released the entire season in one box set without separating the season into different volume sets?
Sigh. I'm afraid, to them, it's all about
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Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-10-2008 05:27 PM:
 
If you had all 420 episodes (including the specials, which I counted as episodes) released by Warner Home Video, done with the same quality as their Season 1 volume sets, as one single box set with multiple discs, I think the price of that would run up to the $200 range, maybe less or more.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-10-2008 09:12 PM:
 
Not all the episodes in one set. One season per set.

Like why couldn't they just put the entire first season into one set, and so on and so forth.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-11-2008 08:45 AM:
 
Bear in mind, Kojinka, that some seasons have twice or even three times as many episodes as some of the smaller seasons, since during the smaller seasons there have been aired repeats of episodes from Season 1 (and probably even Season 2), and there are also the two seasons that have four-part episodes, like Season 6's "Smurfquest" (that introduced Grandpa Smurf) and Season 7's "Smurf On The Wild Side" (that introduced Wild). Plus there are the specials to factor in, which require space on a DVD as well. With those things to consider, some seasons would cost you more for a complete box set than others.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 10-11-2008 04:04 PM:
 
I bought the Smurfs DVD at Target for $16.99 on Tuesday.

I didn't know that so many scenes are cut in syndication, especially "The Abominable Snowbeast".
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-11-2008 06:38 PM:
 
I plan on looking for volume 2 tomorrow when I drive back to the dorm.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 11-05-2008 08:08 PM:
 
Hey, y'all. I finally got Season 1 Volume's 1 and 2 at my local Target. Yay, me. [Smile]

Now the question is: When will Season 2 be release? And yes, I think HB will also split that season into volumes too.

Oh well, let's just keep our eyes and ears peel for it. Toodles.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 11-05-2008 09:08 PM:
 
I'm going to ask my grandma for volume 2 for Christmas.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 11-06-2008 06:07 AM:
 
Season 2 is where they have the "Adventures Of Sir Johan And Peewit" episodes.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 11-06-2008 05:35 PM:
 
I hope that they do come out with season 2. It's really great having the Smurfs on DVD now that I don't have Boomerang anymore.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 12-10-2008 08:20 AM:
 
Yes, Season 2 is finally coming! But, I think you all are not gonna like the info that it just released.

Anyway, here's the link: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Season-2-Volume-1/10988
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 12-10-2008 10:42 AM:
 
Big bummer!

Anyway, I've got my copy of Smurfs: Time Travelers from Amazon.com today, so that's good news.

 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 12-10-2008 08:52 PM:
 
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Volume-1/11009 I'm out of words. What Warner Bros think they are doing??? [Frown] No more season sets. Just these stupid volumes again!
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 12-11-2008 12:09 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy_Smurfer:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Volume-1/11009 I'm out of words. What Warner Bros think they are doing??? [Frown] No more season sets. Just these stupid volumes again!

I'm just happy something is coming out. Besides the real big push won't be until the movie comes out next year.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-11-2008 01:36 PM:
 
What the Smurf is going on? Did they give up after one season??? What is this greatest hits business?
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 12-13-2008 05:22 PM:
 
Problem is there that "sometihng" means that Warner Bros has stopped releasing season sets after just one full season [Frown] ((
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 01-08-2009 11:15 PM:
 
You're kidding!
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Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-09-2009 11:08 AM:
 
NOOOOOOOOOO! You idiot! Papa Smurf, get rid of this! [Mad]
 
Posted by Space Harrier Brainy (Member # 2350) on 01-09-2009 02:07 PM:
 
KOJINKA SKETCHETTE:
Rage Train?
Kind of too violent for BlueBuddies Kojinka Sketchette, [Confused] but it's pretty cool! [Happy Smurf]

By the way, yes I agree, what were the makers of the Smurfs DVD thinking?
No more season sets? (breathes heavily) [Mad]

AMTRAK SMURF:
Doesn't mean if it's bad you can call her an idiot Amtrak! [Mad]
Only call trolls idiots! K.S. is not a troll! [Frown]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-09-2009 05:04 PM:
 
LOL looks like Thomas needs an oil change!
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-09-2009 05:22 PM:
 
Somebody's angry at Warner Bros. with their change in marketing plans concerning the Smurfs on DVD releases.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-09-2009 08:21 PM:
 
Kojinka, I understand all this anger. Sometimes I feel just this way for these DVDs have not been released in Brazil yet. [Mad] By the way, your picture is amazing, the train's 'mad' physiognomy was very well rendered! And I liked the machine-guns you added too!
Amtrak, don't call her like this, you have not this right, after all that's a work that shows in a certain way all of us have been feeling about these news.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-10-2009 12:05 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Space Harrier Brainy:
KOJINKA SKETCHETTE:
Rage Train?
Kind of too violent for BlueBuddies Kojinka Sketchette, [Confused] but it's pretty cool! [Happy Smurf]

By the way, yes I agree, what were the makers of the Smurfs DVD thinking?
No more season sets? (breathes heavily) [Mad]

AMTRAK SMURF:
Doesn't mean if it's bad you can call her an idiot Amtrak! [Mad]
Only call trolls idiots! K.S. is not a troll! [Frown]

WHATEVER! I JUST DON'T LIKE WHEN SOMEONE MAKES FUN OF MY FAV. SHOW! SO THERE! [Mad]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 01-10-2009 12:42 AM:
 
lol, Rage Train. oookkkay, Thomas is running on some really bad oil.

Amtrak: please understand that there will always be people spoofing on popular people and shows. (Thomas is no exception).

You should know by now that I don't appreciate name calling of any kind. You are not above the rules here, so please respect the other members!
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 01-10-2009 02:06 PM:
 
I didn't make the image. You can find a lot of images that express anger and disappointment on the Internet. I won't use Rage Train here again if posting it really upsets Amtrak. Rage Train is not making fun of Thomas okay?

Now that I've calmed down, I'll post a much more appropriate macro.
 -
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-10-2009 03:02 PM:
 
Gargamel feeling sorry because Smurf DVDs haven't been released lately??? Kojinka, now I'm the one that says: you're kidding! [Big Grin] LOL!
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 01-10-2009 05:57 PM:
 
The rest of his quote goes "So many un-cast spells, so many un-caught Smurfs!" Let's paraphrase: So many unseen episodes, so many chances lost!
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 01-12-2009 12:29 PM:
 
Kojinka, you sure know how to express your displeasure.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 01-14-2009 04:38 PM:
 
I wish that they would release two versions: a low-priced 5-episode disc, and a regularly-priced 19 or 20 episode DVD set, like the first season collections.
 
Posted by Handy Smurfling (Member # 2675) on 01-20-2009 05:17 AM:
 
Swarlock,Warner Bros. is creating other seasons and volumes but you have to be patient because it takes too long so just relax.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-20-2009 10:22 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K8:
Somebody's angry at Warner Bros. with their change in marketing plans concerning the Smurfs on DVD releases.

I'd be too but hopefully another company will do justice to it.

And that may be a very long wait.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-20-2009 10:28 AM:
 
Amtrak.

There are always going to be people who don't like what you like.

I wish everyone liked Smurfs the way I do but I can't impose/force anyone to see things my way.

That's just the way it is.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-20-2009 10:35 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Handy Smurfling:
Swarlock,Warner Bros. is creating other seasons and volumes but you have to be patient because it takes too long so just relax.

Well, That's a relief. For now.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 01-24-2009 08:58 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mariana MerSmurf:
Kojinka, you sure know how to express your displeasure.

Aww shucks.
 -
 
Posted by Smurfy_Smurfer (Member # 2168) on 01-30-2009 03:44 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K8:
Somebody's angry at Warner Bros. with their change in marketing plans concerning the Smurfs on DVD releases.

Who might be angry at Warner Bros except us (Smurf fans) ? [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 01-30-2009 03:54 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kojinka_Sketchette:
You're kidding!
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LOL! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I nearly peed myself when I saw this. This is HILARIOUS! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 03-03-2009 11:56 AM:
 
[Sigh] What was W. B. thinking? They said they'll release the DVD's in season sets. But no, they just made Season 2 in random sets. What a waste of time. [Frown]

And once again, I rather wait till they release all of the Season 2 eps. [Frown]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-05-2009 05:22 PM:
 
If the True Blue Friends DVD says Volume 1 on the side of the box, I wonder if they will come out with Volume 2 later on. It sure would be nice if they did. [Astro Smurf]
 
Posted by S.H. Oingo Boingo Brainy (Member # 2350) on 03-05-2009 06:45 PM:
 
Amtrak, it really is a waste of time. You are correct! [Frown]
I'd go listen to Oingo Boingo now.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-08-2009 10:02 AM:
 
I just finished reading Papa's Review of The True Blue Friends DVD.

The new Smurf DVD - True Blue Friends was released March 3, 2009. It's a little collection of five Smurf episodes from Season 2.

1. S-Shivering S-Smurfs
2. Turncoat Smurf
3. The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No
4. The Haunted Castle
5. The Black Hellebore

 -

There are great things about the new DVD and there are some things that could be improved too...

Pros:

+ 5 fun Smurf episodes from Season Two

+ Excellent bonus material - can't be found anywhere else!

+ Great price - won't break the bank on this one!

+ Any legitimate Smurf DVD is a good DVD!


Cons:

Smurf fans want to see complete seasons of the Smurfs released to DVD!

- Why has the format of releasing each complete season changed?
(ie Smurfs Season 1 - Vol. 1 & 2 are excellent DVDs!!)
- Can we expect to see the rest of Season Two episodes?
- This latest DVD lacks the high-quality digital video restoration seen in The Smurfs Season 1 vol. 1 & 2. (This DVD has the same quality as the original 1980s cartoons)

I wonder what Warner is up to...

Overall, I'm glad I bought the DVD. I love watching the Smurfs and now I can add five more episodes to my collection, plus the extras! I hope that future Smurfs DVDs are still coming and that we'll be able to get the complete seasons. Although this DVD is priced less than the The Smurfs Season 1 Vol. 1 & 2, I would rather pay a few extra dollars to get the amazing quality of S1V1&2 and have complete seasons. It would also be nice if the video is digitally re-mastered (like S1V1&2) on future DVDs too!

[Razz]

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[Wink]
 
Posted by Natural Smurf (Member # 2702) on 03-08-2009 01:38 PM:
 
well,well,I would say that This new DVD thing has no volumes and no seasons because it is a family Funny video,So that is the case.CASE CLOSED!
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-08-2009 08:50 PM:
 
I too wish that it could be like the earlier DVDs, but I'm just glad that I have more Smurfs episodes to watch and enjoy! [Cool]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-10-2009 07:23 PM:
 
Ditto, Cool Smurf!

Here's a picture of the True Blue Friends disc...

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The Smurfs Volume 1 - True Blue Friends

I hope this means that more volumes are soon to follow!
[Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy Smurf (Member # 2688) on 05-01-2009 06:57 AM:
 
Looks like Vol. 1 must have sold well, because on August 18th, WHV has scheduled another one-disc Smurfs DVD, "Smurfy Tales", according to TV Shows on DVD:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Volume-2/11796
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-01-2009 07:40 AM:
 
Good to see it Smurfy Smurf! Like the last one they're all from season two.
 
Posted by Oingo Boingo Smurf (Member # 2350) on 05-01-2009 01:25 PM:
 
Warner Bros. really must sell them in season sets instead of these echoey volumes because we all like that Smurfs show!!!
[Mad]
I seem to have an uncontrollable urge over the company giving up season sets forever.
I'M DONE WITH THIS ISSUE!!
[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 05-01-2009 07:01 PM:
 
At least they have another volume coming out instead of no volumes coming out. [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfy Debbie (Member # 2688) on 05-02-2009 08:37 AM:
 
That's how I look at it, too. Shorter DVDs are better than NO Smurfs DVDs at all.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-02-2009 12:23 PM:
 
I agree Smurfy Debbie!! 90 minutes is better than none. And at least we get more from season two!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-26-2009 09:32 AM:
 
Here's the latest news for the smurfs DVD.
The smurfs:smurfy tales the second
smurfs collection after the smurfs true blue friends.and the fourth release after the smurfs: season 1 vol.1&2
The Smurfs:smurfy tales
will be release on august 18 2009.
pre-order now at www.amazon.com
 
Posted by Oingo-Devoloid Smurf (Member # 2350) on 05-26-2009 02:01 PM:
 
Well, I'll probably come back for this...

Honestly, It's just not fair when they don't sell season sets but instead they do volumes! It takes so long!!! [Mad]
Warner Bros. must bring back the season sets NOW!!!! [Mad]
But at least there's still smurfs...
Why!?!?!? It's like they sell 5 episodes in every long time period!!! [Mad]

Sorry, if I over-anger myself over this, but they have to bring the season sets back, it really gets my gut. Really, gets my gut...

At least this is better than no more episodes being sold to market... but STILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really have some hope that somewhere, we can find Smurfs Season #2 season set... [Frown] I'm kind of upset... because it just... takes so long to release every single Season 2 episode (due to volume sets)... it's faster if they do SEASON SETS!!!!!!!

What is wrong with W.B.??? Are they mad about selling season sets & decided to recap and go SLOWER???
[Mad] [Mad]
Grrr...... I have problems......

Season sets must...... come back....... it's a mad situation............
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 05-26-2009 09:34 PM:
 
Just 5? Great smurfs! [Eek!] [Frown]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-27-2009 03:00 AM:
 
Yeah!i know it! that's why i didn't post the
news about WB give up the season sets!
[Mad]
it's terrible and sad!
but still better than nothing.
but SMURF! what a waste! [Mad]
after this post i need to calm down...
 
Posted by Oingo-Devoloid Smurf (Member # 2350) on 05-27-2009 03:15 PM:
 
I completely agree Smurfysmarts & Brainy Smurf Snaeha!!! It kills my throat that they give up season sets!!

Let's hope we start a parade called, "We Want More Smurf Season Sets"! Because this is just kicking my brain that they go slow & give up season sets! I'm bugged about W.B. going so selfishly slow.
[Mad]
I want to cry! You know, let lots of tears come out of my eyes...
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 05-27-2009 04:14 PM:
 
If I had a company I'd release the season sets.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 06-12-2009 05:25 PM:
 
I too prefer the Season x volume y and z format because it provides more free space on home shelves. (I have so many DVDs, half of which belonged to my mom)
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-18-2009 02:58 PM:
 
Did anybody buy the new Smurfs' Smurfy Tales DVD today? I sure did! [Cool]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-20-2009 03:54 AM:
 
I will buy the new Smurfs'Smurfy Tales DVD.
But not around this time because
my cousin still not come to thailand after
we last met early of june with my list of
items that i would like him to buy it for me.
Including smurfs true blue friends DVD
and other rare smurfs items.
He'll be arrive in thailand about the end of
august or early september,i hope...
Anyway,i agree with Konjinka Sketchette
Because my house have a mountain of DVD and CDs
I guess if include with the others that i just
disposed it maybe more than 200 copies in total!
But still need to buy this one!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-20-2009 11:52 AM:
 
I bought it too Cool Smurf! I love it! I watched the one with the giggle potion. Grouchy sounds so funny when he laughs!
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-21-2009 11:18 AM:
 
On the biographies, they show clips from episodes that haven't come out on DVD yet. Will those come out, too?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-21-2009 02:26 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfysmarts:
If I had a company I'd release the season sets.

I think so! It's OK that a different kind of Smurf DVD is better than nothing, but if I could choose I'd prefer the complete seasons too. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 08-21-2009 03:19 PM:
 
Yeah, Squeaky... at least 5 episodes is better than nothing. And yeah, we want the season sets like we prefer it!!
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-15-2009 09:49 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by De-Evolution Smurf:
Yeah, Squeaky... at least 5 episodes is better than nothing. And yeah, we want the season sets like we prefer it!!

True that!
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 11-18-2009 10:47 PM:
 
The third volume of The Smurfs 2nd season is now in stores. It's called: Volume 3: World of Wonders. Toodles.
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 11-19-2009 06:42 PM:
 
Thanks Swarlock!
Amtrak, it seems like Warner Bros. may be going slightly faster with the releases, right? But still..... we prefer season sets.
 
Posted by jerzysmurf (Member # 3100) on 02-15-2010 12:46 PM:
 
Any word on the Smurf Christmas specials coming to DVD?
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-03-2010 09:20 AM:
 
Nope,not a single smurf for it...
But i hope it will. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-04-2010 03:17 PM:
 
For any fans living in the UK:

According to their Facebook page, Fabulous Films Ltd, in conjuction with Arrow Films, have picked up the rights to release the Smurfs in England, and release date information will follow soon. It is believed there will be a complete Season 1 box set, with a complete Season 2 to follow soon afterwards. As an English man, this is the smurfiest news I have heard all year, my favourite cartoon is finally coming to DVD in this country!
 
Posted by Binky (Member # 2693) on 05-04-2010 08:12 PM:
 
What excellent news, Chris. I was beginning to think that England was being permanently ignored with regard to the DVD releases. I am so pleased to know that the Smurfs are coming to England!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-05-2010 05:16 AM:
 
Complete season set in england!?
Wow,that's smurfy!
Lucky for england because i'm really deserted
now in thailand no such thing as smurfs here!
The introduction of smurfs to thailand must be
around after the movie released that will
happen if it's good enough...
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-08-2010 10:52 AM:
 
Well it's only rumour, but I hope the UK release is a complete season box set. It is definitely a possibility though, since the UK rights to the Smurfs are not owned by Warner Home Video. In fact, no major company has ever owned the rights to release The Smurfs in England when we had VHS. The 80s videos were released by The Video Collection (apart from the odd one released by Lollipop Video), the 90s video were released through Polygram, and the two released in 2000 were through Bonkers (a subsidiary of Contender Entertainment). So under different company rights, the DVDs could be distributed differently over here, and with any luck, quicker, than in the US.
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-21-2010 06:16 PM:
 
I can now confirm that the UK IS INDEED getting complete season sets of the first two seasons. Season 1 will be released on July 5th and Season 2 will be out September 6th. They are both now up for pre-order at various sites for around £30 each, the Amazon.co.uk links are posted below.

Season 1 pre-order: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smurfs-1-Complete-DVD

Season 2 pre-order: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smurfs-2-Complete-DVD

Additional information, The Smurfs and the Magic Flute is coming to DVD as well! There is no pre-order or confirmed release date for it yet, but it has just been re-rated with a U certificate by the BBFC, thus confirming that it is on the way. Definitely some of the smurfiest news that I have heard all year, and it's especially great for those fans from England!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-21-2010 06:58 PM:
 
Thanks for the news and links ChrisDilke!




The Smurfs Complete 1st Season DVD
- All 27 episodes! -

Format: PAL
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (Europe)
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2010
Number of Discs: 4

The Smurfs Complete 2nd Season DVD
- All 24 episodes! -

Format: PAL
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (Europe)
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2010
Number of Discs: 4

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-21-2010 07:28 PM:
 
No problem, Smurfy1For2. I think the artwork is really lovely on both sets, but I'm a little concerned about how they says "All 27 Episodes" or "All 24 Episodes", because aren't there 39 episodes in Season 1? I only assume that the DVDs will combine two 10-minute stories into 20 minute episodes, like the UK VHS tapes did.

And I'll be sure to notify you when The Smurfs and the Magic Flute becomes available for pre-order, because I believe it will be the first time that it's legally available on DVD?
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-21-2010 10:13 PM:
 
Smurfy update, ChrisDilke! Thanks!!! It's so smurfy that the DVDs are coming out in complete seasons. I also think the cover artwork is very cute!

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-21-2010 11:14 PM:
 
Thanks for the UK smurfs complete season sets pics,smurfy!
That's really ashame of the US release thats
they slacks of season set and turn for volume
set and now still no news for the US DVD version!
[Mad] [Frown]
ChrisDlike,i owned the smurfs and the magic flute
DVD but it's not actually legally or it maybe
But it's from televista and quality is right
from the film (not remastered and VHS quality)
Audio is ok but it's have some hiccups and smurfs
voice was too high and hard to heard of what they
said.
If it's gonna be another version i'll give it a try! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-22-2010 02:02 PM:
 
Yes, hopefully if these sets have been done right it could put the US DVDs, and their bizarre release schedules, to shame. I am a little concerned about these though, particularly as the Season 2 cover art says "All 24 Episodes". There are surely more than that in Season 2. I also really hope that they have followed the correct order of episodes here, the list that seems to be published everywhere (including this site) is quite wrong. For example, they all list "The Smurfette" episode as being Episode 20-something, and logically we all know that is completely wrong. Surely it IS the 2nd episode of the series, as put on the US Season 1 Part 1 DVD?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-22-2010 03:43 PM:
 
Hi Chris!! At least they're for sale finally and that's all that matters really! Having two box sets is a pretty sweet deal!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-22-2010 03:58 PM:
 
Hi Smurfy! Yes, you have a point, the fact that they are finally available in the UK is the most important thing, some Smurf is better than no Smurf at all, and with two box sets and the Magic Flute on the way, it's more than America has got so far.

I am just a little fussy when it comes to quality, usually I like to get the best quality possible. As somebody who has Blu-ray I would have been ecstatic to see our blue friends available in HD, but I knew that would have been a long shot. The DVDs will still be fine and should look good.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-23-2010 08:21 AM:
 
ChrisDilke,Blu-ray smurfs videos is always sweet!
I only watch blu-ray movies from PS3.(I don't have BD player)but it's works well.
How about some special features?
Very few people contribute to the smurfs these
days...
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-24-2010 12:55 PM:
 
Brainy Smurf Snaeha, I have no word on what special features will be on the discs, but I may have found out the reason why the Season 2 box set says all "24 " episodes, instead of 36 or something like that. Someone posted an early review of the sets on Amazon.co.uk, and bear in mind that I don't know where they got this information from, so it could be false. Apparently it's because a number of episodes in Season 2 were Johan and Peewit stories, the ones where they were the lead characters and the Smurfs themselves were guests, as apposed to the occasional vise versa roles. Apparently those episodes are being treated as part of their own separate series, which was not overly popular, and won't be included in the Season 2 DVD sets. Like I said I can't confirm whether this is 100% true, but it does make sense to me. And I am not sure what to say to it, I didn't mind the J&P episodes in Season 2, but I don't think I would miss them if they weren't included.
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-25-2010 10:30 AM:
 
No cover art as of yet, but Play.com now has The Smurfs and the Magic Flute up for pre-order. It's released the same day as the Season 2 box set.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/15364086/The-Smurfs-And-The-Magic-Flute/Product.html
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Rocker Smurf) (Member # 3178) on 06-04-2010 04:43 PM:
 
Taken from Amazon.co.uk, here is the cover for the Smurfs and the Magic Flute UK DVD! How smurfy!

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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-04-2010 06:21 PM:
 
COOL pic Chris!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-06-2010 03:26 PM:
 
Great news, Chris!! So you and other Smurf fans in the UK might get both seasons with all episodes! I've always found that complete seasons are much more advantageous. And the picture of Smurfs with the magic flute is very cute!! [Enamored Smurf]
By the way, thanks for the nice pictures, Smurfy!! [Big Grin]
Brainy S., probably these seasons might be launched in our countries next year due to the new Smurf movie, but don't get disheartened, suddenly the DVDs may appear even before, who knows? [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-07-2010 08:41 AM:
 
My Season 1 DVD came this morning from Amazon, and I am quite a bit annoyed at how it was delivered. When I opened it up some of the discs had come loose inside the box, and while the rest are fine, it has left Disc 3 with some scratches! Ironically, that one is the Brainy Smurf disc - he always had the worst luck, doesn't he? It plays OK, but it still annoys me that I buy something brand new and it doesn't come in 100% new condition.

Anyway, onto the set, I've had a quick look at it and it's looking pretty smurfy! Like the international sets, the episodes are fully uncut and remastered, and on the Blu-ray player they upscale pretty well. However, they don't have the original opening sequence featured on the Region 1 DVD (I had the Season 1 Part 1 DVD from the US). It's the same opening but with different music and episode title cards. I am guessing the episodes are exactly the same as the ones featured on the Australian DVDs. The episodes are also better put together here than in the USA DVD, each episode is put together to run for 20 minutes each, whether it's one story or two. The Region 1 DVD seemed to be all over the place.

It also comes with a couple of booklets inside, one listing all the episodes in the season and one for the characters. The character guide also includes Baby Smurf, Wild Smurf and the Smurflings, perhaps suggesting that Arrow Films and Fabulous Films are planning to release all 9 seasons over time. I have taken some pictures of the set if anyone was interested in seeing what it looked like.

Front cover (Comes with cardboard sleeve, paper sleeve is the same inside):
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Back cover:
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Discs 1 and 2:
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Discs 3 and 4:
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Episode Guide:
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Character Guide:  -
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-07-2010 10:32 AM:
 
SMURFAROO! Thanks for sharing the pictures and description... I felt like I was opening it up right along with you!

[Wink]

So typical that the Brainy Disc had the bad luck. I've had that happen to me once when I bought a new DVD - one of the discs had slipped from the holder. I think it's cool that they also included the booklets... they aren't included in the NTSC Smurf DVDs. I agree with you that it sounds like they will probably release the 9 seasons... especially if they're taking the time to "introduce" the smurflings characters etc.

I really love that picture of the Smurf on the front of that Character Guide!

Again - thanks so much for sharing!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-07-2010 01:02 PM:
 
No problem, Sassette, even though there is now a problem for me! I started watching the set, but began with Disc 3 as I wanted to check that it really did work properly. And unfortunately, it doesn't! About 16 minutes into Smurfette's Dancing Shoes (which is the first episode on that disc), the disc freezes, jumps and glitches, and eventually gives up. And I was playing it in my Blu-ray player, which must have a strong laser since it needs to support HD playback, so the scratches were definitely worse than I thought. Pictured below is a photo of the play side of the disc, it's not 100% clear but I think you can clearly see part of the damage that was caused from the disc coming loose inside. Consequently I am now going to have to send it back to Amazon.

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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-07-2010 03:09 PM:
 
YEAH!! The case is awesome looking Rocker Smurf!!. So cool!!!!

What's the Character Guide Booklet and episode guide like inside?

Bad luck about the scratched disc. Why can't they make cases that actually keep the disc in? I've had this happen to me too!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-07-2010 07:32 PM:
 
The booklets are really nice and colourful, but both of them have problems. The episode guide gives descriptions which practically spoil most of them, while the character guide booklet gives some nice bios of the characters, but has its mistakes. It lists both Greedy and Cook Smurf separately, when they were both combined into the same character in the cartoon. Also the booklet's image of Cook Smurf is actually Greedy. And where it describes a smurf that was not actually in the show, it fails to mention one that was! The booklet leaves out Tailor Smurf, who I thought was one of the more recurring characters in the series.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-08-2010 03:23 AM:
 
Thanks for the UK Smurfs DVD,rocker smurf!
The packaging and design is brilliant box art
i mean.
This one is better than The US DVD!
Ouch! i got some scratches! (laugh)
I always have a bad luck.
No news for US DVD so far...
(sigh) if they didn't turn it to volume discs
It would be better...
Well it's awful that your DVD get scratches
right off the box.
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 07-08-2010 08:20 AM:
 
Oh that must suck on how the disc is scratched. whenever i buy some disc from the internet i always check to make sure its not scratched.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-25-2010 07:35 PM:
 
I now have a fully working replacement copy of the set, and thought I'd post a short review.

Firstly, the episodes are presented in a mostly wonderful and lovingly Smurfy fashion. They are fully remastered like the USA DVDs were, however I noticed on my copy that The Smurf Apprentice did cut some scenes out, and Vanity Fair has not been remastered at all. Maybe an accidental error perhaps, but it didn't really bother me too much. There is also the audio sync error with the Magnifying Mixture, which hasn't been changed. But all in all, it's generally a very impressive set. Also, the episode order is much better. The first episode in the set is "The Smurfette", which makes sense and feels like it was the first episode made (some of the character's voices sound a little different to what they sound like for the rest of the series).

Now onto the extras. There isn't much to offer, but what is featured was worth watching. There is a set of character biographies to read on the disc, though they are identical to the ones featured in the character booklet. There is also a 12 minute long feature explaining the history of the Smurfs, where text scrolls from bottom to top of the screen for the viewer to read. And finally, the "I Smurf the Smurfs" documentary from the Region 1 DVDs is included. I hadn't seen it before and found it very interesting to watch.

Overall it's not absosmurfly flawless, but it's as smurfy as a Smurfs DVD set can get, and smurfs the USA DVDs to shame. Roll on September 6th, where the UK gets the second season, (however it will not include the Johan and Peewit episodes, but they were never that good anyway) and The Smurfs and the Magic Flute movie.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-25-2010 07:40 PM:
 
I'm glad you've got a replacement set now!! Awesome review Rocker Smurf!!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-25-2010 11:47 PM:
 
Can anybody post some news of US smurfs DVD,
Please?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-27-2010 01:11 PM:
 
Smurfy news for UK smurf fans! The Smurfs and the Magic Flute has had its release date pushed back from September 6th to October 4th, but despite this, it is now available to order on Blu-ray! So if anyone has an HDTV and Blu-ray player or PS3, here is a chance to see our true blue friends in high "smurf-inition".

Smurfs and the Magic Flute Blu-Ray

I have cancelled my DVD order in favour of this, and when I receive it I will post a review, including info about its region coding. If the Blu-ray disc turns out to be region free, then that means it will work on any player around the world.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-27-2010 02:50 PM:
 
Thanks for the info Rocker Smurf!! I hope they made a good blu ray version of the Magic Flute!
I can't wait to see pics and read your review!!


The Smurfs and the Magic Flute UK DVD
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute DVD
PAL Version (UK)

 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-29-2010 09:52 AM:
 
Smurfy news rocker!
I got PS3 but it's US console so i hope they will
release it with region-free i got the old DVD
version of magic flute before and i still like
to buy this for high-smufinition expierience!
I just wondered what is Warner bros. is doing now?
Not a single news for 6 months or more!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-05-2010 04:23 PM:
 
I just got Season 2 on DVD! Having only just received it today I haven't been through the whole set, so there won't be a full review from me yet. But for now I will leave some pictures of the package itself for you all to see.

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Front cover

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Back cover

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Disc 1 (with Greedy Smurf)

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Disc 2 (with Poet)

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Disc 3 (with Vanity)

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Disc 4 (with Handy)

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Season 2 Episode Guide (there's also a character guide booklet which is exactly the same as the one with Season 1).
 
Posted by Jordan Rivers (Member # 3118) on 10-07-2010 12:30 PM:
 
hey, cool pics Rocker Smurf. Wouldn't mind having that episode guide.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-07-2010 04:54 PM:
 
GREAT pictures! Thanks for sharing the photos. I especially love Brainy sitting in the rocking chair on the episode guide.

Can't wait for your full review!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-07-2010 05:42 PM:
 
Thanks Sassette! You can expect to see two full reviews from me next week, as my copy of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute has been dispatched. I have viewed Disc 1 and so far it is looking smurferiffic! Great job restoring the episodes, and since the Magic Flute is on Blu-ray, I look forward to seeing how well the transfer to 1080p high smurf-inition has been done!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-09-2010 12:30 PM:
 
Haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but look what came through my letterbox this morning, two days before it's meant to be released!

Front cover:
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Back cover:
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Disc:
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Advert for the Season 1 and 2 DVDs, on the inside of the sleeve:
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Might watch it later on and write my review on the quality. I can confirm though that the disc is locked to Region B players, meaning that the US, and other areas who are Region A or C will need a multi-regional Blu-ray player to watch this disc.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 10-18-2010 08:37 PM:
 
AWESOME Rocker Smurf!!!! You are lucky!! I like on your Smurfs and the Magic Flute inside sleeve the line "The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 - Out Now in All Good Retailers".

Give your review when you can. I don't understand why they do that region stuff it seems like a hassle.

[Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-19-2010 07:21 AM:
 
Wow! I can't believe you got it BEFORE the official release date. Great pictures!!! I bet the quality of the Blu-Ray will be amazing.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 10-19-2010 04:55 PM:
 
thats really awesome rocker did you buy them on amazon? i remeber seeing this website with the full smurfs seasons but idont know if it was a scam or not.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-19-2010 05:17 PM:
 
Re: Smurfy1for2, I managed to view all of Season 2 before sending it back on Amazon because I was unhappy with the damage that one of the discs received by becoming dislodged during postage - again! My copy of Magic Flute didn't have this problem, although I bought it on HMV rather than Amazon. And the line "Out Now in All Good Retailers" is actually a complete pile of smurf! Apart from HMV stores, I haven't seen either box set in a single high street store, that's why I have had to buy them online.

And the studios did region coding on DVDs for legal issues. For Blu-ray, several of them don't bother and make many titles region free, but unfortunately, it's not the case for the Smurfs and the Magic Flute.

Re: Sassette, it happens to me a lot when I pre-order online. They dispatch early to try and make sure you get your items on their day of release, but most of the time I get them a day or two earlier. And I will watch the Magic Flute Blu-ray hopefully tomorrow, then I can write my reviews for both of them.

Re: GreenDay Smurf, I bought Season 1 and 2 on Amazon yes, but for the reasons I have previously stated, I wouldn't recommend them. I bought the Magic Flute on HMV though and that came with no problems or damage (though Blu-ray discs are pretty hard to scratch up badly).
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 10-19-2010 05:21 PM:
 
thank you rocker!! um why wouldn't you recommend them is it because most have been scratched?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-19-2010 07:13 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GreenDay Smurfs:
thank you rocker!! um why wouldn't you recommend them is it because most have been scratched?

That's exactly why. I'm really fussy about my DVDs staying in mint condition at all times anyway, but the bottom line is that when I buy something listed as brand new, I expect it to look brand new when it arrives, especially after I've paid nearly £30 for it.

I haven't asked for a replacement of Season 2 from Amazon, just a refund. I'll just buying it again at HMV when it goes down in price.
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 10-21-2010 05:33 PM:
 
oh thats good im really fussy when i buy something i want it brand new no scratched or ripped. so when you buy season 2 is it the whole thing and is it just in England or is it everywhere?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-21-2010 07:04 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GreenDay Smurfs:
so when you buy season 2 is it the whole thing and is it just in England or is it everywhere?

It's not the "whole" Season 2, as all the Johan and Peewit episodes are missing (although they generally weren't that good anyway). But it is the most complete Season 2 collection available, and it is only available in England. The rights to the show are owned by a different company in the UK than in the USA or anywhere else.
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 10-21-2010 07:17 PM:
 
oh ok thanks i dont really like how things come out before things in other countries
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-23-2010 02:36 PM:
 
Finally, here are my reviews:

"The Smurfs: Season Two"

So here we are again with the Smurfs for their second season, and if you thought the UK edition of Season 1 put the USA DVD editions to shame, this set certainly does the same thing. I watched the set in comparison with my Region 1 DVD “The Smurfs: Smurfy Tales”. As we all know, the Season 2 release schedule in the US was a complete mess and a huge travesty. They only reached three separate DVDs, each containing only five episodes each, none of which had been remastered. If UK consumers are concerned that the same thing has happened here, worry not. Almost all the episodes here have remastered picture and sound quality, leaving only a few specks that probably come as a result of animation error. The only episode that doesn't seem to have had as much treatment is “The Lost City of Yore”. The transfer for this episode is extremely inconsistent and messy, while some scenes look really good, others look awful, with picture and colours looking very washed out and dull. It doesn't look as bad as it did on the Smurfy Tales DVD, but it didn't look good either. I'm guessing this is probably the way the episode has always looked, which is a bit disappointing. However, the rest of the series looks excellent, picture and sound are restored but nothing has been changed or altered. Any animation errors that have been there since the 80s remain.

As with Season 1, the episodes are also fully uncut, and some of them really benefit from having those scenes restored. One clear example is the episode Squeaky, there is one scene which was cut out of the syndicated version, and it shows a potential and probable cause for Squeaky's death, rather than have it happen somewhat randomly overnight. The only possible downside to the set is that it isn't the “complete” Season 2, as while it contains every Smurfs episode, it leaves out all the Johan and Peewit episodes. I personally never thought they were that good, so it isn't a major loss for me, though it might be for some other people. The other disappointment is the “inclusion” of bonus features. It's as if someone put Lazy Smurf in charge of compiling them, as they are exactly the same as the extras on the Season 1 DVD. For me though, The Smurfs isn't something I'd be expecting a lot of extras for, just the episodes do very nicely.

Overall this is another top notch, smurferiffic box set, which proves that there are remastered prints of the Season 2 episodes out there. Stand out episodes here include Squeaky, one of the show's most sweet and touching, The Adventures of Robin Smurf, a wonderfully imaginative version of the Robin Hood story, and the two special seasonal episodes: My Smurfy Valentine (set at Valentine's Day), and The Smurfs Christmas Special (where goodness makes the badness go away). I just hope it sells well enough that Fabulous Films continue to release the series on DVD quickly, and particularly because Season 3 had some of the best episodes ever made. The third season includes Handy's Sweetheart, in which Handy meets Marina, and soon afterwards the two fall deeply in love with each other. And who could forget Once in a Blue Moon, where we saw Baby Smurf for the first time? It was one of the most adorable episodes in the show's history. So if you are a fan of this show, or want to revisit fond memories, or want to introduce the Smurfs to someone less familiar with it, buy this to go with the Season 1 set, you will not regret it.

"The Smurfs and the Magic Flute"

Watching this for the first time after seeing most episodes of the cartoon, it took me two viewings to really get into it. Having loved the Smurfs since childhood, the season 1 and 2 box sets have really brought back some wonderful memories, and on first viewing, I was a little disappointed with this film. It's definitely not bad, it's very good entertainment, fun and musical, however there are several differences to the Smurfs TV show. The film was released in 1976, five years before the Saturday morning cartoon started, and was also made with no involvement from Hanna-Barbera. Therefore the animation style is different, the voices are not the same, and even some of the names have been changed. In the UK version, which is the one featured on the Blu-ray (the same as the one on the 1985 VHS), the characters Johan and Peewit are named John and William, Grouchy Smurf is named Grumpy, and Hefty is called Strong-Man Smurf here. There's also no Gargamel or Smurfette to be found here. It's a film that is certainly closer to the original Smurfs comics from the 50's, so depending on whether someone might have grown up with a preference either for the comics or for the show, it is still great for Smurfs fans, but some of them might find it disappointing.

Onto the Blu-ray quality, and this, to my knowledge, is the first time that independent studio Fabulous Films has released any title on the format. So how is it? To my great surprise, it's a very impressive transfer. Yes, it was never going to be the same level of high quality as something like Avatar, but it's still good. The colours are bright and tones of the picture well balanced, a little softness suits it perfectly, making the brightness sharp would've ruined it, I think. The audio is generally clear as well, however one of my biggest problems was with the song where William tries to talk in Smurf language. The characters sing so quickly that it can be very hard to understand what they are saying. While I thought this added humourous value to the scene, I think some others might be annoyed by it. And like the Smurfs DVD releases, there are no subtitles whatsoever. It's great that Arrow Films and Fabulous Films are bringing these characters back to home video in the UK, but on future season releases, they really need to add subtitles to the discs. There's also not a lot in the way of bonus features, and nothing to watch, just a few things to look at or read on the screen.

All in all this is a very good transfer for an entertaining film that not all Smurfs fans will enjoy, but all should check out sometime, if just to see where it all began.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-24-2010 08:12 AM:
 
I got my own the smurfs and the magic flute DVD ripped to my PS3!
(Different version)
A rare one that my cousin bought for me from amazon.com
It's from televista they said it released in 2008.
Now it had been discontinued so i was very lucky to have it!
One of the last copy i guessed!
I played it on my PS3 with 1080P upscaled and it very good looked much
sharper but not as much as Blu-ray for sure because this one is not remaster
aging footage is all over the place and sometimes screen is about to crash.
But still exceptionally consistent overall.
I'll upload the whole movie on youtube a day or two from now...
And I'll be waiting your comment,rocker smurf!
Talking won't do much good of how it looks though...
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-25-2010 10:37 PM:
 
Excellent Review! Very thorough and interesting.
[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 10-27-2010 04:49 AM:
 
Those are awesome reviews Rocker Smurf. I've never been too sure about a movie with so much Johan and Peewit in it but I bet it looks amazing in Blu Ray even if the animation is all different than normal.

It's GREAT to find out that they remastered Season 2 I hope they release them like that over here too. Thanks for sharing and let us know if you find any easter eggs!!
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-15-2011 09:49 AM:
 
There had been no releases of the Smurfs last year. I wonder what's going on with Warner Bros.. And I don't know about this year, cause I'm not sure if there will be any DVD releases. [Frown]
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 03-31-2011 11:44 PM:
 
Warner Home Video has announced that The Smurfs - Volume 4: A Magical Smurf Adventure, a new two-disc collection, will be available on DVD in the USA this July 19th:

The fans of the Hanna-Barbera produced animated classic Smurfs series are many, but here in North America the DVD sales often skews toward a very young crowd. In 2008, Warner Home Video released the first season of the show on a pair of 2-disc sets, split into Season 1, Volume 1 and Season 1, Volume 2. Soon after, however, the full impact of the economic downturn came along, and Warner saw that videos of kidvid such as the delightful short blue guys became much more popular as "budget-priced" single-disc releases, that could easily be bought by casual fans as impulse items found somewhere near the cash register.

So instead of Warner putting out complete season sets (like Fabulous Films made available in the UK, and which we should note will NOT work in standard off-the-shelf players bought in North America), during 2009 the USA and Canada got 3 single-DVD "volumes" of episodes, all culled from the show'ss 2nd Season (in themed groupings, rather than in order). Those 3 titles contain 5 cartoons each, meaning that 15 Smurfs shorts out of the second season's 46 total (I think that's the right number) are all that have been available in North America so far.

Today Warner Home Video has announced that The Smurfs - Volume 4: A Magical Smurf Adventure, a new single-disc collection of 5 cartoons, will be available on DVD this July 19th (the timing on this is meant to tie in with the cinematic debut of Sony's new CGI Smurfs film, which sports an all-star cast). Another themed group of stories, these are again all from the 2nd Season, but are all new-to-DVD for North America. Cost, like the previous single-disc Smurfs volumes, is expected to be $14.98 SRP. Package art isn't available yet, nor any other details (such as audio or video specs). However, we do have a list of the contents for you, copied and pasted here from the info Warner has provided:
UPDATE: Wow, don't we feel silly! It seems like Warner might have pulled an early April Fools' joke on us, because we waited as long in the day as possible to post this news about The Smurfs - A Magical Smurf Adventure, in the hopes that we would get package art to accompany the provided info. Well, that artwork arrived not long after we finally went ahead and posted what we had...and the e-announcement which contained that box art showed that the info we had just passed along to you was all wrong!

As you can see from the e-announcement graphic below, this is actually going to be a 2-DVD set with 10 cartoons, for $19.97 SRP. Besides the 183 minutes of featured content, there will also be bonus Extras called "Smurf Speak" and "Smurftastic Moments". Full specs aren't mentioned in this document, but we do note that the "English SDH" (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) logo is present. No list of included cartoons is provided, and since the count (10 instead of 5) is different than our earlier studio-provided info, we're not certain any more if the above list has any accuracy or not (or whether they will all be second-season installments, either). Stay tuned, though, and we'll update you further as things get cleared up. We regret the confusion, of course!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Magical-Smurf-Adventure/15193
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-01-2011 04:24 AM:
 
Thanks Debbie!
It's about time and they learn their lessons.
Smurfs are back on DVD!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-01-2011 04:28 AM:
 
For you guys convenient here's the picture! [Big Grin]
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Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 04-01-2011 02:25 PM:
 
This is not an April Fools' joke, right?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-01-2011 02:39 PM:
 
I guess not, Onesimos. And, it's no laughing matter.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-03-2011 01:56 PM:
 
Great news, Debbie & Brainy!!! Thanks for sharing!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 04-03-2011 08:59 PM:
 
Well, it's about time! [Smile] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-04-2011 07:19 AM:
 
It still reeks of MILK!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-04-2011 08:49 AM:
 
I don't smell milk.
 
Posted by Smurfnut (Member # 3596) on 04-28-2011 12:48 AM:
 
Just noticed the below on wikipedia. Looks exciting!

Magna Home Entertainment is to release the first of two 'Ultimate Collections' on September 14, 2011. Each of the hard-cover book collections will be limited in numbers and exclusive to Australia and New Zealand. The first book will contain Seasons 1-5 and 8 episodes from the Johan & Peewit series, with the book pages containing smurfs information, character profiles and more. The second book will contain Seasons 6-9 and a further 8 episodes from Johan & Peewit series. Release date is yet to be advised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-28-2011 06:23 AM:
 
Hooo-wee! Dad-gum! Brand new DVD's of all seasons! I gotta have 'em all!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-28-2011 06:31 AM:
 
Milk in that context is trying to get more money from people, usually by delivering less.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-28-2011 09:03 AM:
 
Well,of what the magna ent. trying to do WB release
is just simply milk things down and really not
very value but you got all the seasons from
magna' ultimate collection.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 04-29-2011 01:35 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Milk in that context is trying to get more money from people, usually by delivering less.

At least it shows that the Smurfs are not Communists.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-29-2011 04:28 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Milk in that context is trying to get more money from people, usually by delivering less.

quote:
Originally posted by Onesimos:
At least it shows that the Smurfs are not Communists.

No, it just shows that Warner Bros. are becoming greedy buggers.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-29-2011 07:38 AM:
 
They just don't want to cut the cheese they simply
wanted us to have less content so they can make
endless volumes of DVDs to make money.
More profit than make the whole series in one
big boxset and they can no longer release another.
My comment is a bit harsh but i just had enough...
Sorry if i take this too serious...
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 05-05-2011 01:01 PM:
 
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/37448/pr-the-smurfs-a-magical-smurf-adventure-on-dvd-july-19-2011
This press release tells which episodes are on the upcoming 2-disc set.

"10 “Smurftastic” Featured Episodes Include:

Smurf Van Winkle – Lazy is tricked into believing he’s slept his life away.

Revenge of the Smurfs – The Smurfs try to get even with an army that’s stormed their village.

Magic Fountain – The Smurfs search for a magic fountain.

Smurf Me No Flowers – Lazy is led to believe he has only a few days to live.

The Cursed Country – An evil master captures Smurfs to work in his diamond mine.

The Blue Plague - Brainy gives the Smurfs a meal that makes them feel like chickens.

The Ring of Castellac – The Smurfs return a drugged duke to his rightful place.

A Mere Truffle – Tracker loses his memory while leading the Smurfs on a truffle hunt.

Gormandizing Greedy – Greedy gains weight after a diet of sweets and desserts.

Sister Smurf – Smurfette and a young girl are held captive by an old hag."

I'm glad that WB isn't cutting corners by just breaking up the previous season sets into smaller sets like they've done with Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes releases.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-05-2011 02:30 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfnut:
Just noticed the below on wikipedia. Looks exciting!

Magna Home Entertainment is to release the first of two 'Ultimate Collections' on September 14, 2011. Each of the hard-cover book collections will be limited in numbers and exclusive to Australia and New Zealand. The first book will contain Seasons 1-5 and 8 episodes from the Johan & Peewit series, with the book pages containing smurfs information, character profiles and more. The second book will contain Seasons 6-9 and a further 8 episodes from Johan & Peewit series. Release date is yet to be advised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs

I want to believe that, but I can't until I see it appear on Magna's official website or somewhere puts it up for pre-order. I have now had two Season 1 DVD sets become defective by growing some strange kind of sticky residue on Discs 1 and 4, yet bizarrely my Season 2 set is fine. Also every time I have tried to contact Fabulous Films to ask why this has happened, or ask whether any further seasons are coming out in the UK, they just ignore me. If this Season 1-5 box set proves to be genuine, I'll get that instead.
 
Posted by Smurfnut (Member # 3596) on 05-08-2011 08:19 PM:
 
Hi All,

Got my hands on a sneak peak [Smile]

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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-09-2011 05:26 AM:
 
WOW!!!!!!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-09-2011 05:50 AM:
 
I'm a little concerned about how it looks like the discs will be packaged inside the book and against the pages, it could make it challenging to get the discs out without leaving scratches on them. Having said that, WOW INDEED! That is a very nice looking set, it'll probably be expensive, and that's not to mention the shipping and GST of the set from Australia to the UK. Even if it does cost me though, I don't think I could resist that. I'll be sure to import.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-09-2011 10:10 AM:
 
The DVD set if from Australia, and I have an American DVD player. How would I get an Australia DVD player for playing Australian DVD of a different region?
 
Posted by Peazjelly (Member # 3101) on 05-09-2011 11:56 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
How would I get an Australia DVD player for playing Australian DVD of a different region?

You want to get a multi-region DVD player. A multi-region DVD player plays all discs from all countries on your television.

You can buy a multi-region DVD player here.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-09-2011 04:53 PM:
 
Thanks, Peazjelly. Wait till I tell my friends and family.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-09-2011 10:17 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
The DVD set if from Australia, and I have an American DVD player. How would I get an Australia DVD player for playing Australian DVD of a different region?

Not only you need a region-free DVD player, it needs to play PAL discs. I hope your television is PAL-compatible as U.S. TVs use the NTSC standard. Australia uses the PAL format that is also used in Europe.
 
Posted by Peazjelly (Member # 3101) on 05-09-2011 11:24 PM:
 
>> Get a Universal DVD player and play any DVD from anywhere in the world.

Onesimos, most of the multi-region (aka region-free) players I linked to perform PAL to NTSC conversion on-the-fly, which is built-into the chipsets used by the players. Conversely, they will convert NTSC to PAL.

That means that the disc will work regardless of where you are in the world, or what type of TV you have.

Here is a longer technical explanation:

There are two issues that occur when you buy a regionalized DVD (almost all DVD video discs).

1) The disc is coded to only work on one type of player (Region 1, USA and Canada for example).

2) The disc is coded for a specific "broadcast standard" (PAL or NTSC).

Each region of the world has its own DVD player and discs. Discs must match the player. Region 1 discs sold in the United States or Canada work on Region 1 players. Region 1 DVD players are the type of DVD players sold in the USA and Canada. Other countries have different region numbers built into their discs and players.

Another issue is the broadcast standard. Different places broadcast video in different ways technically - and they are not compatible with one another. If you live in the United States, Canada or Japan your TV will be NTSC. If you live most elsewhere, your TV will be PAL.

This explanation is a gross simplification of the situation. There are exceptions. But these are the basics.

So what happens when you insert a disc into a DVD player? First, the player checks to see if the region matches.

DVD Player: "ok disc, what region are you?"
DVD Disc: "I'm a region 1 disc"
DVD Player: "I'm region 1 too. I'm going to allow this"

Another scenario:

DVD Player: "ok disc, what region are you?"
DVD Disc: "I'm a region 2 disc"
DVD Player: "No way, I'm a region 1 player, you are forbidden"

Region free scenario:

DVD Player: "I'm set to region 0, I'll play anything"
DVD disc: "Ok brah who cares what region I am"
DVD Player: "Awesome you are authorized to play".

But let's assume we make it past the first test, or that we have a region free player. The next issue is the video or broadcast standard.

On a non PAL-to-NTSC converting player:

DVD Player: "I can only play NTSC video"
DVD Disc: "NTSC? What is that? I'm PAL..."
DVD Player: "I'll output the video all messed up or not at all".

On a PAL-to-NTSC converting player:

DVD Player: "I can play NTSC, PAL, SECAM you name it"
DVD Disc: "Cool bro because I'm PAL".
DVD Player: "No problem. I'll just change you to NTSC so you work on the TV with no issues..."

That's basically it. A good multi-region player ignores the region code and converts the video for the television automatically.

If you're using a digital HDTV connection like HDMI or DVI, PAL and NTSC are basically irrelevant because the signal is being upconverted in many cases regardless. There are other issues, like "Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE)" discs which are explicitly made to disrupt region-free players, and all sorts of minutiae regarding video conversion, but most of the time that is not important for most people.

I recommend to just get a good multi-region player and you should be fine.

Many of these DVD players also play the DivX format common on the internet as well, FWIW.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-10-2011 04:35 AM:
 
Holy Smurfs!
That's one smurfy boxset!
I love magna for doing this!
About the DVD region and player region.
Aussies always got the best stuff!
PAL or NTSC doesn't matter In thailand we used
both PAL and NTSC standard i don't why but that's
pretty convenient.
And for the DVD player i just lucky to have the
same DVD player as the ones on dvdexploder.com
so i just follow their instruction and use the
remote input "access code"
and be able to access the hidden menu that's can
change the DVD region freely I just set it to
Region 0 so that my DVD player can plays all titles worldwide! (LG DVD player since 2004)
But my PS3 sadly a US so it only plays region 1
and all region (0) I can't watch the HD upscaled.
The best way is leave the region code to "ALL"
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-16-2011 11:25 AM:
 
A new UK DVD just came up for pre-order on Amazon, and I have to say it's a massive kick in the smurf. It's just four episodes, and currently does not specify which ones they are. I've been waiting 8 months for something new from Fabulous Films, and this is all they give us? Where's Season 3?? I'm going to wait to see if it's newly released episodes, which would mean that Fabulous Films have obviously used the same method that Warner Bros did in the US, or four selected from the Season 1 and 2 sets, which would make this a cheap cash-in in the run up to the movie's release.

The Smurfs - Four Smurf-tastic Episodes UK DVD
Four Smurf-tastic Episodes UK DVD

 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 07-18-2011 01:26 PM:
 
Look what ShowsOnDVD just announced.

Tomorrow sees Warner's release of The Smurfs - A Magical Smurf Adventure, and the studio has today announced that they'll follow it up quickly with an October 4th bow of The Smurfs - Holiday Celebration. This 48-minute disc comes with the second-season installment "The Smurfs' Christmas Special", and the seventh-season's "'Tis The Season To Be Smurfy". Video is full frame, audio is English stereo, and there are English subtitles as well. Cost is $14.97 SRP, and here's a look at the packaging:

Smurfs Holiday Celebration

It'll be available sometime in October and feature two Hanna Barbera Christmas specials. [Smile]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 07-18-2011 01:43 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Milk in that context is trying to get more money from people, usually by delivering less.

quote:
Originally posted by Onesimos:
At least it shows that the Smurfs are not Communists.

No, it just shows that Warner Bros. are becoming greedy buggers.
True. But if it's not WB, It's Disney or Sony. They all do the same thing. It's not a charity here. It's not right but that's how it is for better or worse.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-18-2011 02:25 PM:
 
New Christmas DVD's starring Smurfs! Speaking of Smurfs at Christmas, the Collider interview with the producers mentioned Smurfs' 22-minute Christmas short on the Smurfs movie Blu-Ray / DVD.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 07-18-2011 07:38 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
New Christmas DVD's starring Smurfs! Speaking of Smurfs at Christmas, the Collider interview with the producers mentioned Smurfs' 22-minute Christmas short on the Smurfs movie Blu-Ray / DVD.

Part of it will be 2D animated which I like a lot. [Smile]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-19-2011 08:14 AM:
 
I'm not asking companies like WB to be charities, just to be fair in their pricing of content, even if it's content that isn't as popular as their own properties such as Looney Tunes or DC Comics animated material. But I guess some people aren't interested in the concept of "fair trade". In an Ayn Randist society, this stuff would end up costing up to $100, if not more.
 
Posted by HabaneroNick on 07-22-2011 12:40 AM:
 
It would be nice if they did an entire DVD Series 1-9 Box Set Collection. I can't find Series 7 Smurf on the Wild Side Parts 3 and 4. If anybody has these 2 episodes please let me know. Thanks. I feel smurfed out [Frown]
 
Posted by Smurfnut (Member # 3596) on 07-22-2011 01:05 AM:
 
It's in the Smurfs Ultimate Collection 2

Smurf Ultimate Collection 2 DVDs

Smurfs Ultimate Collection 2
 
Posted by HabaneroNick on 07-22-2011 12:40 AM:
 
Where can I get the Smurfs Ultimate Collection 2?

Thanks for the info.
N
 
Posted by Peazjelly (Member # 3101) on 07-24-2011 11:56 AM:
 
When it is available, Smurfs Ultimate Collection 2 will be available here.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 07-24-2011 05:34 PM:
 
There are two Smurf DVDs for sale in Brazil now but just with some episodes and Brazilian Portuguese dubbing. I'm a bit afraid this last one won't be the same of 29 years ago. [Roll Eyes]

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The DVD above has eight episodes, but the site where I found the images didn't mention which of them.

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Yet this one has got six ones: "The Smurfette" (sure...), "My Smurf Valentine", "Smurfily Ever After - Special", "Queen Smurfette", "Speak For Yourself Farmer Smurf" and "Smurfette Undone". To be sincere I'd prefer that each Smurf DVD here in Brazil could be launched with episodes of one determined season, not necessarily all of them, instead of this miscellaneous collections. Well... Better than nothing. [Frown]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 07-30-2011 03:27 PM:
 
I got "The Smurfs- A Magic Smurf Adventures"DVD, or something like that.
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 07-31-2011 05:26 PM:
 
One nice thing about the new "A Magical Smurf Adventure" DVD is that some of the episodes include the "Don't miss today's Smurf Adventure" clips from the original NBC broadcasts. Disc one's shows have Smurfette's voiceover with clips from season one's episode, "Sideshow Smurfs" (not included on this disc), and Disc two features Papa Smurf's voiceover with clips from "A Mere Truffle" (on that actual episode!) and another with clips from "The Good, The Bad and the Smurfy" (which isn't on this disc). It was nice to see these clips again, which I hadn't seen in years. I think Clumsy Smurf also had a voiceover clip used for previews as well, but these aren't on this disc.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-31-2011 05:39 PM:
 
Can you post them for me, Debbie?
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 07-31-2011 07:22 PM:
 
I am afraid that I don't have the know-how to copy the clips from the disc, and posting them online when I am not the creator of the works is a bit of a gray area. Maybe someone else knows where to find them online. As for the clips themselves, they just consist of episode clips with a character voice-over (and sometimes sound effects), with no new animation.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-03-2011 11:08 AM:
 
I've just placed my order for the Ultimate Collection 1 box set, meaning that when it turns up I can sell my Season 1 and 2 DVDs, as well as some of the videos I've been holding onto until the series came to DVD. When I get it I'll also be sure to post pictures and leave a review here.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-11-2011 04:25 AM:
 
Here are some details about the Smurfs' Christmas spin-off for the Blu-Ray / DVD release: Here’s what Kerner said about the 22-minute original movie being released on the DVD/Blu-ray:

“There’s a 22-minute original movie that we’re making right now with Image Works. It is all animated, that will come out—oh my goodness, the DVD comes out at Christmas! Imagine that. It is a Christmas-themed 22-23-minute piece that is just spectacular. One of the great conceits of it is that we enter—it’s a little bit of A Christmas Carol—we enter into the present world with the Smurfs that everyone will have known from our movie, the 3D photo-real Smurfs in a photo-real Smurfs village, the village that you all saw when you saw the film today. And then, when we go back, I don’t wanna give away too much, into Grouchy’s dream we’re now in the 2D world of the Smurfs, much more traditional in terms of what you would have originally seen in a Smurfs cartoon in that way, is a distant memory in that way, and then we go back into live-action again.”

This is going to be like the Kung-Fu Panda spin-off short: "The Secrets of the Furious Five".
Here are some images from the special which first came as a bonus DVD for "Kung Fu Panda" double DVD pack, then on NBC TV on February 26, 2009, and then on its own solo DVD on March 24, 2009.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1287845/

Enjoy the trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go-HVAHABug
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-26-2011 04:06 PM:
 
There's no release date for it yet, but you can now pre-order The Smurfs on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=smurfs
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-22-2011 05:03 PM:
 
More Smurf DVDs were launched here in Brazil:

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'The Smurfs and the Magic Flute' (DVD cover); the production is said to be American (1976) and the cover back tells the production was Hanna-Barbera's, what I don't believe; here's IMDB to take out any doubts.


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'The Smurfs: Animals' (93')


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"The Smurfs: Moral Lessons" (83');


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"The Smurfs: Fairytales" (136').
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 09-23-2011 11:26 AM:
 
hI EVEY SMURF I REALLY WISH I COULD GET THE DVD BUT IT CAME OUT 6 YEARS AGO. I DIDNT KNOW WHAT SMURFS WERE WHEN I WAS 6!!!!!
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 09-23-2011 02:22 PM:
 
You can get Smurf DVD's on Amazon.com. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-24-2011 08:55 AM:
 
Smurf DVD and Blu-ray Releases
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-27-2011 01:39 PM:
 
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-30-2011 03:45 PM:
 
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-05-2011 05:58 PM:
 
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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-06-2011 12:25 PM:
 
Look what I got in the mail today!

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And here be some photos. This is what the front of the book looks like after you take it out of the main box.

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The front page artwork of the book:

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What one of the pages in the book looks like, and how the discs are stored:

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An example of what the discs look like, they all have pretty much the same image style:

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And the back page:

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I haven't had a chance to watch any of the DVDs themselves, but when I do I'll comment on the picture quality.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-06-2011 01:59 PM:
 
Yippee!!!!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-14-2011 11:10 AM:
 
'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy this Christmas here in the UK - a festive-themed Smurfs DVD will be released over here in November. It contains all four Christmas episodes from across the series, this includes The Smurfs Christmas Special, Tis The Season to Be Smurfy, Baby's First Christmas, and The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas. I won't need to pick this up as I will have the complete series on DVD in November, having now pre-ordered my copy of the Ultimate Collection 2. But I think the cover art for this DVD is very smurfy indeed.

'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-14-2011 12:01 PM:
 
Why does the UK and Australia get the good releases and America gets bupkus?
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-14-2011 03:53 PM:
 
Good question... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-14-2011 04:52 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Why does the UK and Australia get the good releases and America gets bupkus?

Believe me, the UK releases are not all that good. Despite me giving very good reviews for them regarding picture and audio quality, both season box sets, particularly Season 1, are problematic. I've been through three copies of Season 1, one of which I had to send back due to a faulty Disc 3. But on the last two copies I had, Discs 1 and 4 have picked up some really odd, sticky residue on the play sides. I have cleaned them both but it keeps coming back. Season 2 has the same problem that the Season 1 set had, I've bought it twice and both times it has arrived with discs falling out of place in the post, leaving scratches on at least one disc. That plus the fact that the UK Season 2 set does not contain the Johan and Peewit episodes. The mammoth Australian DVD set on the other hand, is excellent. It contains all the episodes from Seasons 1-5, including some of the J+P episodes on a separate disc, with the same excellent remasters that the UK discs have. It is still available on some Australian sites, so if you have over $100, or whatever currency your country uses, to spare, this is the set you want.
 
Posted by zg123 (Member # 2573) on 10-26-2011 09:26 AM:
 
hello
just a quick question about the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes.
how is the picture quality there? like other Australian releases? or a remasted version like the US first season that was super quality.

1 more question. does the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes has different intros for the seasons? or it has the same intro to all the episodes of all seasons?

thanks in advance for the info
and have a smurfy day [Smile]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-26-2011 03:55 PM:
 
http://bluebuddies.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/2643/2.html#000042
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-27-2011 03:44 PM:
 
First Look: Smurfs' Christmas Carol poster

A Christmas Carol

Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez) represents Ebenezer Scrooge
Smurfette (Melissa Sturm) represents the Ghost of Christmas Past
Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen) represents the Ghost of Christmas Present
Hefty Smurf (Gary Basaraba) represents the Ghost of Christmas Future
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-28-2011 03:55 AM:
 
Like nobody couldn't see that Grouchy is going to play the Scrooge.
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 10-28-2011 06:32 AM:
 
Gargamel could have played Scrooge, but no one wants to see Gargamel turn good...it would spoil the series!
 
Posted by aprilsmurfling (Member # 3862) on 10-28-2011 07:17 AM:
 
Great found BlueTiger [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Nurturer Smurf (Member # 4050) on 10-28-2011 08:31 AM:
 
i can't wait to see that. someone told me that she just knows that when the dvd comes out it won't even hit the shelves before i'm standing there with my hand out saying "smurfs please!"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-28-2011 11:04 AM:
 
Thanks, Guys!
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 10-28-2011 01:10 PM:
 
Oms!!!! I just wish Handy was the ghost of christmas present...... [Frown] But i still want to see it!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-29-2011 05:23 AM:
 
Debbie: Gargamel could have played Scrooge, but no one wants to see Gargamel turn good...it would spoil the series!

BlueTiger10- I abso-smurfly agree with you, Debbie. Because Gargamel will always be a villain, so Grouchy is the obvious choice.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 11-01-2011 05:03 PM:
 
It is interesting that the voice actress for Smurfette is not Katey Perry, but the other voice actors are the same as in the film.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-01-2011 05:07 PM:
 
Well, Onesimos, maybe it's because that Katy Perry is busy with other things like music, concerts and songs. Still, Brainy is voiced by Fred Armisen, Grouchy by George Lopez, Clumsy by Anton Yelchin, and Hefty by Gary Basaraba.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-01-2011 07:01 PM:
 
Papa Smurf also gets a different voice in the video feature with voice actor veteran Jack Angel.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-02-2011 03:24 AM:
 
Here's the info on Mr. Angel's voice career.

Jack Angel
Birth Place: Modesto, California, United States
Date Of Birth: Oct 24, 1930
Voice Over Language: English

Contact Info:

Official website:
http://www.jackangel.tv/

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Jack-Angel/

VOICEOGRAPHY
Title Character Episode / Addl. Info
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Live-Action Film) Teddy
Aion (2009, Video Game)
Aladdin (1992, Animated Film) (additional voices)
All-New Dennis the Menace (1996, Animated Series) (additional voices)
All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The (1983, Animated Series) (additional voices)
All-New Super Friends Hour, The (1977, Animated Series) Hawkman
American Tail: Fievel Goes West, An (1991, Animated Film) French Cat
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001, Animated Film) Truck Driver
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005, Animated Series) Pirate Captain "The Waterbending Scroll"
Balto (1995, Animated Film) Nikki
Beauty and the Beast (1991, Animated Film) Tavern Man
Beetlejuice (1988, Live Action Film) Preacher
Ben 10 (2005, Animated Series) Technorg "Grudge Match"
Blondie and Dagwood (1987, Animated Special) Herb Woodley
Mr. Beasley
Bonkers (1993, Animated Series) Max Coody
Scribble
Bug's Life, A (1997, Computer Animated Film) Fly
Cars (2006, Computer Animated Film) Auto
Casper (1996, Animated Series) Count Dracula ?
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978, Animated Series) Flash
Fort Knox Guards "Wanted: The Super Friends"
Hawkman
Japanese Distress Caller "Monolith of Evil"
Samurai
Soldier "Super Friends: Rest In Peace"
Darkwing Duck (1991, Animated Series) Liquidator / Bud Flood
Moluculo McCawber
Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988, Animated Series) Professor Chin
Dink, the Little Dinosaur (1989, Animated Series) Hubble "Old Timers"
Dino-Riders (1988, Animated Series) (additional voices)
DuckTales (1987, Animated Series) Quackerbill "Merit-Time Adventure"
DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Dukes, The (1983, Animated Series) (additional voices)
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007, Animated Series) Comrade Chaos "Old Money"
EverQuest II (2004, Video Game) Barwyn Sympronian
Cannix Silverflame
Eldin
Generic Male Barbarian
Generic Male Dwarf Merchant
Generic Male Human Merchant
Generic Male Kerran Merchant
Glademaster
Rulinthus the Treant
Stalker Pulsarian
Tunarian Human Alliance
Finding Nemo (2003, Computer Animated Film) Mr. Johanson
Full Throttle (1995, Video Game) Bolus
Factory Door Guard
Funny Lady (1975, Live Action Film) Radio Announcer
G.I. Joe (1983, Animated Series) Security Guard "My Favorite Things"
Strato-Viper "Once Upon a Joe"
Wet Suit
G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987, Animated Film (Direct-to-Video)) Wetsuit
Goof Troop (1992, Animated Series) Police Officer "In Goof We Trust," "For Pete's Sake"
Grim & Evil (2001, Animated Series) Master Control "House of No Tomorrow"
Grim Fandango (1998, Video Game) Bruno Martinez
Chepito
Large Hitman
Seaman Naranja
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000, Animated Series) Vulturo "Very Personal Injury"
Hercules (1997, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Hook (1991, Live Action Film) Pirates (ADR group)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008, Computer Animated Film) Old Time Who
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006, Computer Animated Film) (additional voices)
Iron Giant, The (1999, Animated Film) "Atomic Disaster" Narrator
Kid 'n Play (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Lilo & Stitch (2002, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Little Mermaid, The (1989, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Mad Scientist (1986, Commercial) Mad Scientist
Mask: The Animated Series, The (1995, Animated Series) Judge "The Green Marine"
M.P. "The Green Marine"
Monchichis (1983, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Monsters, Inc. (2001, Computer Animated Film) Monster
Mork & Mindy (1982, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series (1995, Animated Series) Oniro "Old Friends Never Die"
New Adventures of Captain Planet, The (1993, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990, Animated Series) Cookson
Robert Mullins
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007, Video Game) Captain Teague
Pole Position (1984, Animated Series) Dr. Zachary Darret
Porco Rosso (1992, Anime Film) Pilot
Prince of Egypt, The (1998, Animated Film) Egyptian
Prince Valiant (1991, Animated Series) (additional voices)
ProStars (1991, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Ratchet & Clank (2002, Video Game) Mayor
Rescuers Down Under, The (1990, Animated Film) (additional voices)
Ring Raiders (1989, Animated Series) Make
Scooby and Scrappy-Doo (1979, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour, The (1982, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Smurfs, The (1981, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Snorks, The (1984, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1993, Animated Series) SWATbots
Spider-Man (1981, Animated Series) Dr. Donald Blake "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner"
Man-Mountain Marko "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner"
Moe "Triangle of Evil"
Spider-Man (1994, Animated Series) Nick Fury (1996-1998)
Spirited Away (2002, Anime Film) Radish Spirit
Super Friends (1980, Animated Series) Flash
Hawkman
Samurai
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984, Animated Series) Samurai
Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, The (1985, Animated Series) Hawkman
Samurai
Superman (1988, Animated Series) (additional voices)
TaleSpin (1990, Animated Series) Announcer "Flight of the Snow Duck"
Barney "Jumping the Guns"
Clopstokia Finance Minister "Whistlestop Jackson, Legend"
Detective Thursday "Vowel Play"
High Marshall
Hog Salesman "The Bigger They Are, The Louder They Oink"
Monkey Chauffeur "A Star is Torn"
Reporter #1 "Whistlestop Jackson, Legend"
Restaurant Waiter "A Star is Torn"
Slush Parade Announcer "A Spy in the Ointment"
Slush Police Officer #1 "Flight of the Snow Duck"
Usher "For Whom the Bell Klangs"
Tarzan (1999, Animated Film) Monkey
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987, Animated Series) Rex One
Toy Story (1995, Computer Animated Film) Rocky Gibralter
Toy Story 2 (1999, Computer Animated Film) (additional voices)
Toy Story 3 (2010, Computer Animated Film) Chunk
Transformers, The (1984, Animated Series) Announcer "Trans-Europe Express"
Arcana "The Rebirth"
Astrotrain
Breakdown "The Key to Vector Sigma" Pt. 1
Cyclonus "The Return of Optimus Prime", "The Rebirth"
Dutch "Only Human"
Omega Supreme
Professor Terranova
Ramjet
Smokescreen
Ultra Magnus
Transformers: The Movie, The (1986, Animated Film) Astrotrain
Treasure Planet (2002, Animated Film) Robocop #2
Schwartzkopf
Trumpet of the Swan, The (2001, Animated Film) Justice of the Geese
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984, Anime Series) Commander Cossack
Hazar
King Zarkon
Watchmen: The End is Nigh (2009, Video Game) (voices)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988, Live Action/Animated Film) Toon Shoes
Wizard of Oz, The (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Wolfenstein (2009, Video Game) General Zetta
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-12-2011 05:45 AM:
 
http://bluebuddies.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/2643/3.html
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-12-2011 08:06 AM:
 
Surprisingly, judging from the preview of the special, Jack Angel's Papa Smurf voice seems similar to that of Jonathan Winters'.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-12-2011 12:40 PM:
 
Yup, that's a funny thing about voice-overs.
Blake Clark replaced the late Jim Varney's voice for Slinky in Toy Story 3, Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher were replaced by Joel McHale as Elliot and Mike Epps as Boog in Sony Pictures Animation's Open Season 2, and P!nk is taking the late Brittany Murphy's place in the new movie: "Happy Feet Two". So you never know whether it is either the same voice or a different actor prior to replacements, budgets or actors who pass on.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-12-2011 12:50 PM:
 
For a videogame example, in the currently-released Batman: Arkham City, Tara Strong replaced Arleen Sorkin as the voice of Harley Quinn, yet she does such an amazing imitation of Arleen's Harley Quinn voice it's hard to tell the difference.

I guess if somebody can pull off such an indistinguishable imitation of a previous voice actor's voice for a character, then the switch wouldn't be a problem. It's only a problem when there's an obvious glaring difference between voice actors when a switch is made, like with whoever did the voices of Gargamel's ancestors in Season 9 of the Smurfs cartoon show when Paul Winchell walked off the show.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-12-2011 01:51 PM:
 
I understand, VicGeorge. We can always tell who's who and who sounds alike. Just like when Frankie Muniz once voiced Chester, before he was replaced by voice actor Jason Marsden when Muniz's voice changed in the Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon.
 
Posted by zg123 (Member # 2573) on 11-14-2011 09:48 AM:
 
rocker smurf.. plz i have a question about the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes.

how is the picture quality there? like other Australian releases? or a remasted version like the US first season that was super quality.

1 more question. does the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes has different intros for the seasons? or it has the same intro to all the episodes of all seasons?

thanks in advance for the info
and have a smurfy day
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-15-2011 10:26 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
For a videogame example, in the currently-released Batman: Arkham City, Tara Strong replaced Arleen Sorkin as the voice of Harley Quinn, yet she does such an amazing imitation of Arleen's Harley Quinn voice it's hard to tell the difference.

I guess if somebody can pull off such an indistinguishable imitation of a previous voice actor's voice for a character, then the switch wouldn't be a problem. It's only a problem when there's an obvious glaring difference between voice actors when a switch is made, like with whoever did the voices of Gargamel's ancestors in Season 9 of the Smurfs cartoon show when Paul Winchell walked off the show.

Michael Bell did Gargamel's Ancestors. It seems that Paul was starting to get gravely ill at that point if I remember correctly.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-15-2011 10:31 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Why does the UK and Australia get the good releases and America gets bupkus?

Because Warner Brothers is too stingy.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-15-2011 10:39 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I'm not asking companies like WB to be charities, just to be fair in their pricing of content, even if it's content that isn't as popular as their own properties such as Looney Tunes or DC Comics animated material. But I guess some people aren't interested in the concept of "fair trade". In an Ayn Randist society, this stuff would end up costing up to $100, if not more.

Point taken.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-15-2011 10:45 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by HabaneroNick:
It would be nice if they did an entire DVD Series 1-9 Box Set Collection. I can't find Series 7 Smurf on the Wild Side Parts 3 and 4. If anybody has these 2 episodes please let me know. Thanks. I feel smurfed out [Frown]

The entire nine seasons in one box set would cost you the life savings of the rent of your house.

I remembered seeing a Friends DVD ultimate Set for more than $200.00
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 11-25-2011 12:25 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by zg123:
rocker smurf.. plz i have a question about the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes.

how is the picture quality there? like other Australian releases? or a remasted version like the US first season that was super quality.

1 more question. does the Autralian Ultimate dvd boxes has different intros for the seasons? or it has the same intro to all the episodes of all seasons?

thanks in advance for the info
and have a smurfy day

The Australians sets have the same masters that the UK and US DVDs do, which must be new or at least very up to date masters because generally they look very good. And I haven't been through every single episode yet, but I've had a quick look and it looks like all of Seasons 1-8 all have the same intro, but there's two different jingles with them, and it varies which episodes have which. Only Season 9 retains its original intro.

Also, another heads up for UK fans, there's a new budget-priced DVD up for pre-order now, named "4 Valentines Favourites For The One You Smurf!"

My Smurfy Valentine DVD - 4 Valentines Favourites For The One You Smurf!

As you might expect, they're all love-themed episodes. There's no word on what four episodes will be on the disc yet, but these are my predictions:

"My Smurfy Valentine" - The clue is in the title. This has to be on the disc.
"Romeo and Smurfette" - I would expect this to be on there too.
"Handy's Sweetheart" - If they don't put this one on the DVD then they are mad.
"Smurfily Ever After" - They'd be mad not to include this one too. I think a few weddings were planned, or nearly happened, in some episodes, but to my knowledge, this is the only episode where a wedding was the central theme and the bride and groom to be did actually get married.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-03-2011 09:59 AM:
 
Anyways for a month or so after Christmas, I'll be reviewing the Ultimate Collection box sets, as well as having some thoughts about making a video review of both of them for each box set page in Amazon.com, to give in some information about the packaging, details and most importantly - quality of episodes/seasons. (Which also give in some recommendation to any fan of The Smurfs)

So what do you Smurfs think? Good idea eh? [Smile]


Daniel Coffey
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-08-2011 11:11 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
Also, another heads up for UK fans, there's a new budget-priced DVD up for pre-order now, named "4 Valentines Favourites For The One You Smurf!"

My Smurfy Valentine DVD - 4 Valentines Favourites For The One You Smurf!

As you might expect, they're all love-themed episodes. There's no word on what four episodes will be on the disc yet, but these are my predictions:

"My Smurfy Valentine" - The clue is in the title. This has to be on the disc.
"Romeo and Smurfette" - I would expect this to be on there too.
"Handy's Sweetheart" - If they don't put this one on the DVD then they are mad.
"Smurfily Ever After" - They'd be mad not to include this one too. I think a few weddings were planned, or nearly happened, in some episodes, but to my knowledge, this is the only episode where a wedding was the central theme and the bride and groom to be did actually get married.

FURTHER UPDATE:
I just got up this morning and browsing on Facebook, when I finally got the answer about the details on the forthcoming UK DVD from Fabulous Films. Unfortunately that's the point where I was left unsure what to think of it next, but that's it.

The actual episodes on the DVD (Two of them were guessed right) were:
1. My Smurfy Valentine
2. Romeo and Smurfette
3. Smurfette's Dancing Shoes
and 4. Papa's Wedding Day (Hang on? Wasn't this already in another compilation DVD for the UK called '4 Smurf-tastic Episodes'?)

For proof; here's my post to the DVD distributor itself in regards of the DVD:

 -

So I had to admit Rocker Smurf, that some people do get mad if neither 'Handy's Sweetheart' nor 'Smurfily Ever After' were confirmed to be on the valentine related DVD as we thought they're meant to be. [Frown]

And lastly if anyone thought this was a joke - No it actually wasn't. (Although I'd wish it had to be)

But still as far as we all know that most of us like Rocker Smurf and myself (when I open the presents on Christmas day) had both got 'Ultimate Collection' DVD box sets from Australia and we're happy with it as it has the entire series from the beginning to end.


Have a smurfy day.
Daniel Coffey (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 12-12-2011 12:44 PM:
 
I saw the smurfs chirstmas carol!!! I was very surprised about how much they used Handy
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-12-2011 01:46 PM:
 
Thanks for your comment, Mrs. Handy Smurf!
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 12-12-2011 02:03 PM:
 
No problem Blue Tiger!!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-13-2011 03:15 PM:
 
FURTHER UPDATE:
I've just recently found the front cover of the upcoming Smurfs DVD for the UK which is officially titled as;

My Smurfy Valentine: 4 Valentines Favourites For The one you Smurf!


Even though I wouldn't be that bothered to get the DVD, as I had already soon be getting the entire series on DVD from Australia for Christmas, the cover seems to look so smurfy too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 12-14-2011 08:53 AM:
 
Very cool Clumsy. [Wink]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 01-01-2012 04:24 AM:
 
I hope that The Thai Smurfs Blu-ray got smurfs
a christmas carol.
According amornmovie.com said that the release date of The Smurfs in Thailand is January 12 2012.
By MVD (Pacific)
If it not have one i'll make sure that i'll
tell my sister in US to buy one for me and carry
it to Thailand when she come back in March.
 
Posted by sportette smurf (Member # 4102) on 01-01-2012 06:34 AM:
 
i got the movie for christmas its awsome i love the christmas carol on my smurf village app grouchy calls smurfette a moth
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 01-02-2012 09:27 AM:
 
Is there any word on future US Smurf releases on DVD? [Confused]
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 01-05-2012 09:19 AM:
 
IMPORANT MESSAGE:
For those who got their copies of "Ultimate Collection 2" box set, I have noticed that one certain episode had been missing and that's "Lost in the Ages". (Although it had been included in another Australian DVD called "Time Travellers" with all season 9 episodes)

So I have emailed Magna about the issue a couple of days ago, and from two nights ago, I got a response.

So here it is:
"I’ve also looked into the issue you raised about the missing episode “Lost in the Ages”. We were originally advised that the 3 part episode was combined, but as you mentioned this is not the case. We are now looking at whether this can be added and still fit on the disc without compromising on the picture quality.

If this can be done then this will be updated for the Season 9 launch late this year and could replace the Ultimate Collection disc that you have (we would send you a free copy of the disc when available).

The only issue we have is that the book episode list won’t match the disc unless we are able to combine all 3 parts, which we may not be able to get approval from the licensor on.

I will come back to you later once we have looked into it further."


Speaking of the launch date, for those in Australia; so far 6 individual seasons of the Smurfs had been out on DVD, each separately from Ultimate Collection box sets.

And the last three are definitely coming out later this year.


So I hope that will had us understood about the issue of the missing episode. (Which would eventually be included for 3 part episode of "The Smurfs That Time Forgot" for the release of Season 9 late this year.)


Clumsy_1991
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 01-05-2012 09:30 AM:
 
I hadn't realised that a Season 9 episode was missing from the Australian set! Thanks for the heads up! And will you keep us up to date on whether the problem can be fixed and if a replacement program will be put in place?
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 01-05-2012 09:32 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
I hadn't realised that a Season 9 episode was missing from the Australian set! Thanks for the heads up! And will you keep us up to date on whether the problem can be fixed and if a replacement program will be put in place?

I certainly will, when the time eventually passing by.
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 01-05-2012 09:33 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Clumsy_1991:
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfette Smurfling:
Thanks to whoever rated me. It means alot! Nice to know you think I deserve 5 stars!! <3 Smurfadoodle- could you also tell me who you are?!

To answer your question, it was I. [Angel Smurf]

And no that isn't look much like me, but like I said, I had to admit that the cover looks smurfy all the same. [Smile]

I rated you 5 Star too Smurfette! [Smile]
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 01-05-2012 09:33 AM:
 
That's good to know Clumsy.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 01-05-2012 09:38 AM:
 
@Jokey Smurf22 Thanks.

@Rocker Smurf And one last thing - if you would like the replacement disc by the time the issue would eventually be fixed, I'm quite certain Magna Home Entertainment would be very glad to send the replacement disc to you too. [Wink]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 01-12-2012 06:10 AM:
 
Today is the release day of The Smurfs DVD,VCD and
Blu-ray in Thailand!
The Review will be follow...
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 01-13-2012 07:16 PM:
 
Here's the poster for smurfs participation on
children's day!
 -

Translated:
"This year children's day the smurfs are ready to
bring fun and happiness to all kiddies!
With many activities and smurfy prizes from smurfs
at B2S stores at central world,Ladphrao,Bangna and
Rama 9 branches.
On Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15 2012!"
*Information shown here are subject to change without notice.
I just look at the thai edition of the smurfs
blu-ray it licensed and distributed by MVD (Pacific)
It's not by Sony home entertainment which is a bit
weird and it also the reason why MVD can't get
the exclusive content like US edition does which is the disney quality mini-movie: The Smurfs a
Christmas carol.
But luckily i already downloaded the leaked
finished version of it so that's ok i'll just have
to deal with it's sub-DVD quality.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 01-23-2012 02:48 PM:
 
Fabulous Films just announced on their Facebook that there will be two new Smurfs DVDs released in the UK this year. The first of which is titled "The Smurfs Springtime Special, and Other Easter Favourites", which will be released 26th March, and the other is titled "The Smurfic Games, and Other Favourite Sporting Episodes", which will be released in June, presumably because of the London Olympics around this time. I have to say, I have no idea what other episodes they could put on these DVDs. I cannot think of any other Easter or sports related episodes, at least not off the top of my head right now. Any ideas?
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 01-26-2012 12:16 AM:
 


The Smurfs Springtime Special and Other Easter Favourites

Release date: 26th March 2012

EPISODE CONTENTS
1. The Smurfs Springtime Special
2. April's Smurfs Day
3. The Golden Smurf Award
4. Jokey's Shadow
5. Predicable Smurfs
6. Smoogle Sings The Blues

LINK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/B0071LT81I


Clumsy_1991
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 01-26-2012 05:57 AM:
 
I'm glad to see The Smurfic Games is getting the DVD treatment, even if it's not an American release.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 02-13-2012 07:12 AM:
 
For the fans of "The Smurfs" in Australia, here's the link to the forthcoming DVD releasing in April;
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/DVD/smurfs-the-specials-collection/dp/6110632

And to be honest, from what I see in the product description, the DVD will definitely containing the specials from the cartoon show.
These ones such as "The Smurfs Springtime Special", "Smurfily Ever After", "The Smurfs Christmas Special" and more.


Clumsy_1991
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 02-13-2012 02:35 PM:
 
I wonder what the last four episodes in the PAL DVD release (The Golden Smurf Award, Jokey's Shadow, Predicable Smurfs, and Smoogle Sings The Blues) have anything to do with Easter. Many of the mentioned episodes have to do with the beginning of spring.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 02-13-2012 03:58 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Onesimos:
I wonder what the last four episodes in the PAL DVD release (The Golden Smurf Award, Jokey's Shadow, Predicable Smurfs, and Smoogle Sings The Blues) have anything to do with Easter. Many of the mentioned episodes have to do with the beginning of spring.

To be precisely honest, Easter is the part of good times in spring around April every year.

And thus, there are plenty of episodes with the theme of spring are very well chosen for the PAL DVD. [Smile]


Hope this should helps. [Wink]
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 02-20-2012 02:09 PM:
 
From a couple of hours ago, I have found out that "The Smurfic Games" DVD have emerged into several UK retail sites, ready for pre-order.

Anyway here's the cover:

The Smurfic Games and Other Favourite Sporting Episodes

Release date: 2nd July 2012

EPISODE CONTENTS:
1. The Smurfic Games (1984 Special)
2. Smurf Box Derby
3. Mud Wrestling Smurfs
4. The Most Unsmurfy Game
5. A Hole In Smurf
6. Karate Clumsy


LINK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/B0079K4YHY

P.S. As we know that this year is London Olympics 2012 in the same month as the DVD, so I guess that was a pretty good timing too. ^^
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 02-27-2012 05:27 PM:
 
I'm happy that I got the Smurfs Season 2 set from the United Kingdom and that so far it works on my computer. But ugghh...it still feels rather cheap when you don't have the authentic Season 2 intro sequence (it's still Season 1 with the "carnival" music and the modern THE SMURFS logo), and there's no Johan and Peewit episodes included, either. Anyway, I'm glad to have most of Season 2 on DVD, even if I have to use my computer to watch it.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-09-2012 08:25 PM:
 
The boxarts for the PAL sets are quite misleading as the artstyle for both are from Studio Peyo and not from the Hanna-Barbara cartoon series. Not only that, but the Studio Peyo artstyle is contemporary, not from the 1980s.

It is a shame that the WB will not release any more box sets after Season One, as if it did, we should be seeing Season Four or Five by now.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-10-2012 03:51 AM:
 
Considering who is releasing the DVD sets in foreign markets, it's understandable that the distributors would use Studio Peyo artwork. WB, on the other hand, being the owners of Hanna-Barbera property, doesn't have an excuse in this regard. And they are allowing the release of episodes for download through Amazon Instant Video and Apples iTunes, but some of them are still the edit versions from the syndicated Smurfs Adventures and not the originals.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-05-2012 06:05 AM:
 
Something Clumsy 1991 (or Dan5589) pointed out to me at Smurfs Wiki.

Official American re-release of The Magic Flute on DVD.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 05-30-2012 12:39 PM:
 
After several months of being out of stock, both mgrcentral and DevotedDVD has bought out five more copies of The Smurfs: Ultimate Collection 1 box set each on eBay - for those who wanted to complete their collection. (as well as Ultimate Collection 2, which is still available)

If some of you would like to buy either of those box sets, then you have to save your money - as well as to think when you would get it, because the stock might not be able to last anyway.

In the meantime you could still be able to find all six individual seasons of The Smurfs on DVD sets from eBay sellers in Australia. (which shipping them worldwide)
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-18-2012 10:04 AM:
 
Smurfs: Complete Season 6 (Region 4 DVD) packaging problem
While I finally have the Smurfs: Complete Season 6 (Region 4 DVD) set from Australia, what's preventing me from trying to enjoy this is that the disc tray packaging is terrible. Three of the discs are arranged in a manner so that it's nearly impossible to remove them from the tray without potentially damaging them. Magna Home Entertainment really needs to work on making disc tray packaging less of a hassle for people to get their discs out to play them.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-19-2012 06:33 AM:
 
Aussies sure loves the smurfs.
And what the heck the Americans doing right now?
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-19-2012 06:44 AM:
 
Oakley, as far as Americans, just releasing the episodes through download streaming services such as Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Zune. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, Season 2 episodes aren't available.

It's a good thing there's Video LAN, a media player program for Windows that bypasses the region codes of DVDs so that I can watch them on my computer.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-19-2012 11:07 AM:
 
Sorry streaming service is still an illegal service in Thailand.
Since the DVD sales here are just not high enough to make the streaming service profitable. (Blu-ray are only for the rich)
Majority of people here still watching video CD and VHS tapes.
No offense,I still prefer the physical copy of the media but yeah when it comes to preservation nothing beats digital content.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 07-19-2012 05:14 PM:
 
Which are the best Aussie sets to get? The 2 full series sets or the separate full season sets? Regarding completeness, playability, extras and packaging, I mean.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-21-2012 04:51 AM:
 
Probably the season sets.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 07-21-2012 08:19 AM:
 
Ok, thanks Vic. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Kirben (Member # 4556) on 08-03-2012 09:28 PM:
 
The DVD release of The Magic Flute in the USA is unfortunately non-anamorphic, and the UK dub, according to review at DVD Talk.

I wonder if we will see ever see the American dub of The Magic Flute on DVD in the future.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-04-2012 03:38 AM:
 
Sigh...it figures. First Imavision, then this. Fortunately I still have the Televista release version.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-08-2012 03:43 PM:
 
I'm glad I transferred the Vestron version to DVD, even though it came out kind of choppy.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-16-2012 11:59 AM:
 
I just bought a used DVD copy for $2.25 plus tax on Amazon! [Cool]
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-16-2012 07:45 PM:
 
I bought this yesterday. While it was nice seeing this film again after many years, the UK dub leaves much to be desired. The opening titles seem to have been altered to a brown background and a different typeface for the credits (which also includes "www.smurf.com"!). Also after having seen this film and read a few of the Papercutz Smurf comics, I noticed that the Hanna-Barbera cartoons actually did a much better job of developing personalities for the Smurfs than Peyo and his writers did. Peyo certainly could plot a story or a gag, but his Smurfs mostly seem generic, a group of interchangeable look-alikes. Hanna-Barbera's writers created a community of recognizable personalities that could play off of each other that seems to be absent from "The Magic Flute", a film that slowly moves along from each gag and plot point to get to its conclusion giving little thought to the personalities of most of its cast, except for Peewit.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-16-2012 09:29 PM:
 
Debbie,you have to know that The Magic Flute story was in the Johan & Peewit and the first story to feature the then new character,smurfs.
So peyo obviously not fine tune the character,smurfs is originally a supporting character so that's why smurfs lacked polish compared to their own series.
And the 1976/1983 movie is no exception,peyo knew this is a Johan & Peewit story so he have no choice to keep it stayed to the original story.
The big reason why the movie is pale in comparison to the H-B series is that it's Johan & Peewit story originally not a smurf's
You gotta have to thank you Johan & Peewit because without them the smurfs would never existed.
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-16-2012 11:03 PM:
 
I have read the English translation of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, so yes, I am aware that it was the introduction of the Smurfs. (It is a shame that we never got to read any of the other Johann and Peewit stories in the USA.) Perhaps it may be a bit unfair to compare it to later Smurf adventures. But in the handful of Smurf comics I've read, most of the Smurfs aren't named and even our main protagonist is usually just called "Smurf". The few that are named are usually just playing out their personality as a running joke (Grouchy complaining, Brainy endlessly philosophizing, Jokey and his "surprises", Smurfette as "the girl", etc....and even Hanna-Barbera was guilty of perpetuating some of these gag personalities, while adding another dimention to most of them.). I am not putting down Peyo as a storyteller, as he certainly wrote some fun stories, just commenting that it seemed that the stories were the biggest focal point over coming up with a dynamic cast of characters. And I am quite fond of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, and more than happy to add it to my collection.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-17-2012 08:51 AM:
 
I think I know why it's the UK dub...its distributor is Fabulous Films, which also distributed the film in the UK on DVD. Yeah, thanks for the un-memories.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-21-2012 08:17 AM:
 
I watched it yesterday, and despite the differences, it was pretty good.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-31-2013 07:50 PM:
 
Attention! Warner Bros. are releasing a 3-DVD set of the Smurfs soon. It's called, The Best Of Seasons 1 & 2. It will be coming out on March 12. [Smile]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-01-2013 01:12 PM:
 
Wow! Just in time for "Smurfs 2"!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 02-01-2013 02:47 PM:
 
More wasteful products that say "they'll buy up anything that has Smurfs on it". Please, Warner, just give us the season sets and stop smurfing around with the fans.
 
Posted by Shaney Smurf (Member # 1345) on 02-01-2013 08:40 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
More wasteful products that say "they'll buy up anything that has Smurfs on it". Please, Warner, just give us the season sets and stop smurfing around with the fans.

I agree with Vic. We already have DVDs from both seasons. We don't need a best of from them. It's ridiculous. What about new DVDs releasing the rest of the seasons? Come on WB. This is just dumb.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-02-2013 02:51 AM:
 
I saw The UK version of Smurfs And The Magic Flute back in November on Netflix last year. I'll be honest I wasn't very impressed with the dialouge changes and the voices weren't all that great. I like The US version more.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-02-2013 02:53 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
More wasteful products that say "they'll buy up anything that has Smurfs on it". Please, Warner, just give us the season sets and stop smurfing around with the fans.

Hear hear!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-02-2013 04:57 PM:
 
Here in Brazil it's even worse. In 2011 some Smurf DVDs were launched each according to themes, not to seasons. And I was told they haven't got the same dubbing 30 years ago, when the cartoons were broadcast on Brazilian TV (1982). Therefore I didn't buy any of them, I've always preferred that every DVD would be released with each determined season and not those miscellaneous collections. [Frown]
So that I agree with Vic, Shaney and Swarlock these "best-Smurf-episode-DVD-sets" are not such a good idea. It even seems a marketing ploy.
Waste of time, WB. [Frown]
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 02-02-2013 05:27 PM:
 
I don't see why WB don't offer "made to order" season DVDs for Smurfs like they did for the SilverHawks Season One Vol. 2.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 02-03-2013 02:45 AM:
 
One word for the reason: GREED.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 03-06-2013 10:59 AM:
 
NEWSFLASH:
Looks like the long wait is over, since Fabulous Films (in conjunction with Arrow Films) has released the first two seasons of the Smurfs cartoon show on 4-disc DVD set for the United Kingdom. So you see, as I was browsing their website this morning, when all of a sudden - I catch the glimpse of three more upcoming DVDs for the United Kingdom; which are exactly three more seasons from the show! (Seasons 3 - 5)

No release date has confirmed for these DVD sets yet, but here are the front cover of them:

THE SMURFS: COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (4 DISCS)
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THE SMURFS: COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (4 DISCS)
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THE SMURFS: COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON (4 DISCS)
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So the rest is assured, although it's just four more seasons to be out on DVD for the United Kingdom, and that's that!


Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-06-2013 07:54 PM:
 
Smurfy news for the UK collectors, and I really love those cover designs. But, my smurf... the trouble I had with the Season 1 and 2 box sets. Every copy I bought and exchanged was delivered with at least one disc out of place and scratched, or glitched on at least one episode. And even my Season 1 UK DVDs, which I exchanged twice, turned rotten with some form of sticky residue on Discs 1 and 4.

I'm happy with my Australian Ultimate Collection sets. Stylish packages, no faults with any of the discs, and all the Johan and Peewit episodes that I imagine will be missing from these. I'll pick up the Season 9 UK box set if they remember to include the one missing episode from the Aussie box set, but otherwise, I'm done buying the series. That is unless it's eventually released on Blu-ray.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 03-06-2013 11:40 PM:
 
Even though I still have my copies of the first two seasons on 4-disc DVD sets, I'm happy with "Ultimate Collection" sets too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 03-12-2013 10:06 AM:
 
IT'S SMURFINGLY OFFICIAL

I recently search the Smurfs items on Amazon to see what's coming up, and there I found these DVD sets again:

The Smurfs: Complete 3rd Season
The Smurfs:Complete 3rd Season


Smurfs: Complete 4th Season
The Smurfs:Complete 4th Season


Smurfs: Complete 5th Season
The Smurfs:Complete 5th Season


And this time, I shall be happy to confirmed that they will definitely released in summer individually to UK stores on June 3rd.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-14-2013 10:42 AM:
 
When 'The Smurfs and the Magic Flute' was launched in Brazil (about 2 years ago) at that moment I couldn't afford it, and when I could, it had become hard to be found then.

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But at last I found it yesterday! As Sassette usually says, SMURFAROO! [Big Grin]
The curious thing is that, as I mentioned in other post here, the cover back tells the production is said to be American (1976) and the cover back tells the production was Hanna-Barbera's, what it's not true. That's a Franco-Belgian production, with music of Michel Legrand ('The Thomas Crown Affair' and 'Summer of '42'). [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-14-2013 11:23 AM:
 
For my copy which was a Televista version back in 2008 when it still on sale on amazon i really can't afford to wait and collect money since it have like only few copies left!
For $24.99 and i tell this to my cousin (kinda) in US to buy one for me.
Thinking about convert the whole DVD into a good quality digital format like MP4.
What a good cousin he doesn't even ask me to pay him back!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-14-2013 12:55 PM:
 
Let's hope we have more to come!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 04-02-2013 05:47 AM:
 
According to TVShowsOnDVD website, I have found out that there will be another DVD for the United States from July 16th - and this time, with more episodes from the second season, never before on DVD. (except one from the first season, which was previously released on Season 1, Volume 2 DVD)

THE SMURFS: SMURF TO THE RESCUE!
#1. The Goblin of Boulder Woods
#2. Sideshow Smurf (Previously on Season 1, Voulme 2)
#3. The Three Smurfketeers
#4. It Came From Outer Smurf
#5. One Good Smurf Deserve Another
#6. The Sky is Smurfing, the Sky is Smurfing

LINK: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Smurfs-Smurf-to-the-Rescue/18256#ixzz2PJ0Hh2PN
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-02-2013 06:35 AM:
 
Seriously why can't they just released the **** thing in season sets?!
The show is over 20 years old (30+ with the 1st season)
I grew tired of all these easy cash grab releases.
At this rate i would be in my 40s before they even touch season 9 (Sarcasm)
WB IS greedy.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-02-2013 01:22 PM:
 
Thanks for the news, Clumsy 1991! Looking forward to seeing the cover art & pictures for this when it comes out.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-02-2013 04:49 PM:
 
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Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 04-03-2013 03:42 AM:
 
I have just found the cover today, which is located at Amazon.com.

So here it is:

Smurfs to the Rescue DVD
SMURFS TO THE RESCUE

(Release Date: July 16, 2013)

BUY --- Smurfs to the Rescue

Clumsy_1991

P.S. My 100th post! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 05-04-2013 01:17 AM:
 
GENERAL UPDATE ON DVD RELEASES FOR THE UK:

From just a month after three more seasons would eventually be released in June, two more individual episodic DVDs were already up on Amazon.co.uk for pre-order. And this time, these two DVDs focus on two well-known characters; Papa Smurf and Smurfette.

Love Smurfette DVD
THE SMURFS: LOVE SMURFETTE

(Release date: 1/7/2013):

>>>> BUY "Love Smurfette"

Papa Smurf Rocks DVD
THE SMURFS: PAPA SMURF ROCKS!

(Release date: 1/7/2013):

>>>> BUY Papa Smurf Rocks

Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-04-2013 07:26 AM:
 
I love the "Smurfs to the Rescue" DVD cover! And check out Papa Smurf rocking out on the guitar - who knew he had that in him?

[Wink]

Great updates, Clumsy.... you always keep us up-to-smurf. Thanks!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 05-13-2013 11:12 AM:
 
I have emailed Richard Walker (Fabulous Films) for some descriptions on two forthcoming DVDs for the United Kingdom, and he had kindly given me some DVD artwork sleeves, which included the description and featured episodes in each one.

So here goes:

LOVE SMURFETTE:
1. Smurfette's Flower
2. Smurfette's Lucky Star
3. Clockwork Smurfette
4. Wild About Smurfette
5. Soothsayer Smurfette
6. Smurfette's Green Thumb

PAPA SMURF ROCKS:
1. Papa's Puppy Prescription
2. Papa's Family Album
3. Papa's Last Spell
4. Papa for a Day
5. Papa's Big Snooze
6. Papa Loses his Patience

In a meantime, Seasons 3 - 5 are coming to United Kingdom on DVD from the first week of June! So be on a look out!

Daniel (Clumsy_1991_
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-13-2013 04:15 PM:
 
Excellent info, Clumsy! Thanks a smurf!!!!!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Kirben (Member # 4556) on 06-11-2013 10:47 PM:
 
Beyond Home Entertainment are finally releasing separate DVD digipaks for the last three seasons in Australia on 1st August 2013:
The Smurfs: Complete Season 7 - 65 episodes (5 DVDS)
The Smurfs: Complete Season 8 - 24 episodes (2 DVDs)
The Smurfs: Complete Season 9 - 39 episodes (3 DVDs)

Source: August 2013 Dealer Kit
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-12-2013 03:25 AM:
 
Well, that's great that Australia's getting the last three seasons of the cartoon show in sets. I wonder what happened to Magna Pacific.
 
Posted by Kirben (Member # 4556) on 06-12-2013 03:31 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I wonder what happened to Magna Pacific.

Beyond Home Entertainment bought Magna Pacific back in 2009, and finally merged Magna Pacific mid last year.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-10-2013 02:17 PM:
 
FURTHER UPDATES
There will be another Smurfs DVD for the United States, but unfortunately, it's back to the first season again! (according to one review)

Smurftastic Journey DVD
THE SMURFS: SMURFTASTIC JOURNEY

(October 15th, 2013)

BUY --- Smurftastic Journey

EPISODES:
1. The Astrosmurf
2. Painter and Poet
3. Paradise Smurfed / Supersmurf
4. Dreamy's Nightmare / All That Glitters Isn't Smurf

In a meantime, The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow will be out on DVD for both the United States and United Kingdom from September and October!

THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW (US DVD) (September 10th, 2013)
     BUY --- The Legend of Smurfy Hollow US DVD

THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW (UK DVD) (October 7th, 2013)
     BUY --- The Legend of Smurfy Hollow UK DVD

Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-10-2013 03:37 PM:
 
I'm really losing faith in Warner Home Video doing anything for Smurf fans in America besides these cheap DVD releases containing only a few episodes. They seem to be of the mindset "Americans don't really care about the Smurfs". Doesn't help that the only season sets I'm seeing are downloadable streams for iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.

Interesting that "The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow" is getting a single-DVD release instead of possibly being bundled with The Smurfs 2 when it comes out on video, although it makes sense for it to come out before The Smurfs 2 on video because it's a Halloween holiday feature.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-10-2013 05:18 PM:
 
I honestly feel bad for you Americans regarding the DVD releases. There was a momentary period where the series was in the hands of Warner Archive, who would've done a vastly superior job with it. They would've given us season sets on DVD, and possibly even on Blu-ray too, as they do distribute some titles on Blu-ray and recently announced a Season 1 set for "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" was coming out on the format, meaning that cartoons wouldn't be out of the question. Sadly, WHV then decided to take back the home video rights to The Smurfs, and so the cheap, single disc releases continue.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-11-2013 11:25 AM:
 
Dammit,WB you never play generous aren't you?
Released DVD with only few episodes and i'm pretty sure there are tons of free space left on the disc.
4 Episodes only used less than 900 MB of space I knew that because I ripped one of their "Less-than-half-a-dozen" episodes DVD before and with the same quality,this is just greedy as ****.
I'll go with Aussies season sets instead.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-12-2013 01:17 AM:
 
For those fans of the Smurfs in America: If you thought this was bad enough, just wait until you see this.

As usual, the studio is targeting this release toward young children rather than adult collectors

Warner Home Video will release The Smurfs - A Magical Smurf Adventure 2, a "sequel" title to the similarly-named 2011 DVD. This new single-disc item will be out November 5th for $14.97 SRP. Package art isn't available yet, but stay tuned. Here's a list of the included installments:

THE SMURFS: A MAGICAL SMURF ADVENTURE 2
1. The Baby Smurf (Season 1)
2. Bewitched, Bothered and Besmurfed (Season 1)
3. The Fake Smurf (Season 1)
4. Fuzzle Trouble (Season 1)
5. The Smurfette (Season 1)
6. The Magical Meanie (Season 1)

(I'm afraid this was no joke, although I'd wish it would be)

Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 12:34 PM:
 
Here's the cover art for the second Magical Smurf Adventure DVD.

A Magical Smurf Adventure 2 DVD
THE SMURFS: A MAGICAL SMURF ADVENTURE 2

(Release Date: November 5, 2013)

BUY --- Magical Smurf Adventure 2
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 12:38 PM:
 
And here are the covers for the new movie - The Smurfs 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray!

The Smurfs 2 DVD
THE SMURFS 2 DVD


[Happy Smurf]

BUY --- The Smurfs 2 DVD
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 12:39 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Blu-Ray
The Smurfs 2 Blu-ray Disc


[Big Grin]

BUY --- The Smurfs 2 on Blu-ray
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2013 06:14 AM:
 
Gosh this is exciting! I knew everybody's making Blu-Ray / DVD pre-orders just before the movie's in theaters!

Here's a scene from "Spaceballs" just to prove it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drjr9PmTMA

Wait till you see what happens when they watch the movie they're in: It'll kill you!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-14-2013 01:33 PM:
 
Here's the cover for The Legend of Smurf Hollow. You can see more screenshots, pictures and info...

MORE ABOUT The Legend of Smurfy Hollow - HERE!

The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW


[Happy Smurf]


September 10th, 2013
BUY --- The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (US DVD)

October 7th, 2013
BUY --- The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (UK DVD)
 
Posted by Smurfing Smurf (Member # 5033) on 10-03-2013 05:59 AM:
 
The Uk season sets from fabulous films are great! But the discs themselves are a mess! scratched dirty and with scuff marks right out of the shrink wrap! I've even bought 2 season 1 and 2 sets and they have all been a mess! Only one player in the house will read all the discs. Am I the only one with this problem?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-03-2013 01:45 PM:
 
Smurfing Smurf, first of all, welcome to Bluebuddies! And second, no, you're not the only one. I went through three copies of Season 1 and two copies of Season 2 and all of them had some damage to them. They all came with discs loose inside the shrink-wrapped package so at least one was scratched, and in two of my Season 1 sets, Discs 1 and 4 eventually picked up "DVD rot", a partly cloudy, partly sticky residue substance that I feared could damage my player if I dared to put them inside. Finally I gave up on them and imported the two Ultimate Collection sets from Australia. Despite their hefty price tags, it was money well spent for both of them.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-27-2014 12:45 PM:
 
The Smurfs World Cup Carnival
The Smurfs World Cup Carnival

(Release Date: June 23, 2014)

The Smurfs: World Cup Carnival includes 5 footy/jungle themed episodes.

Episode Smurfopsis:

The Dark-ness Monster – The Smurfs hold their annual smurfball playoffs. Brainy is not happy about forming a team with Clumsy because of his clumsiness. But when Brainy loses his glasses, Clumsy has to come to his rescue. Will this experience change Brainy for good?

The Gargoyle of Quarrel Castle – In Quarrel Castle you almost never hear a kind word. Selwyn the warlock and his witch-mate Tallulah’s quarrelling causes their pet gargoyle Tharp to take refuge in the village of Smurfs. He wants to play smurfball with his newfound friends, but the smurfball he brings with him is a very dangerous one.

Love Those Smurfs – The Smurfs’ smurfball game is suddenly interrupted when a wicked sorceress casts a spell on the Smurfs, forcing them to love themselves and not each other. Vanity, who’s always like that anyway needs to break the spell.

Small Minded Smurfs – In the depth of the rainforest, the Smurfs meet with a headhunter who shrinks their cranium and changes them into pinhead idiots. Clumsy is able to escape and matters come to a head.

Jungle Jitterbug – The rainforest of South America is not a place where Vanity Smurf would like to spend his life, yet he starts dancing madly when he gets jungle fever. His dance has strange results.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-03-2014 11:31 AM:
 
The Smurfs Family Multi-Feature DVD
Family Multi-Feature The Smurfs


(Region 1: US & Canada)

The Smurfs Family Multi-Feature DVD

--- CLICK PICTURE TO BUY ---
 
Posted by Linkin Smurf (Member # 4917) on 08-03-2014 02:02 PM:
 
I seriously hope I can get that Multi-feature, since I only have Volume 2 of this show [Frown]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-03-2014 03:10 PM:
 
Why does the WB continue to waste their efforts peddling the wrong stuff for Smurf fans? We already had Season 1 on disc sets years ago, yet they still won't do the whole show any justice. This is just pathetic. Two words: SEASON SETS!!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-03-2014 05:36 PM:
 
I'm with Vic. I also prefer the Season Sets.

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(Original game design by Studio Peyo & IMPS.)
 
Posted by Linkin Smurf (Member # 4917) on 08-03-2014 05:42 PM:
 
Every country that ever had the Smurfs on TV should all get Season Sets, Original English and Dubbed, as well as no Syndicate edits done.

I agree with all of you that Warner need to release the Season Sets... So that US and Canada can get the same treatment as UK and Australia
 
Posted by Shaney Smurf (Member # 1345) on 08-03-2014 07:48 PM:
 
I'm sick of this crap. I want the FULL SEASON SETS!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-11-2014 11:47 AM:
 
You and Linkin took the words right out of my mouth, Shaney! [Frown]
 
Posted by Linkin Smurf (Member # 4917) on 08-11-2014 01:03 PM:
 
Btw, I have a question.

According to the English Wikipedia on the Smurfs TV series, I saw a list of DVDs that were released in Germany, mostly, the dubbed version in Season sets, is this true?
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-06-2014 05:45 PM:
 
Absolutely. Season Sets should come out. But right WB is so messed up at the moment.
 
Posted by retro smurf (Member # 6674) on 03-26-2018 01:54 PM:
 
so why is smurfs dvd season all released everywhere but usa?
 
Posted by SmurfyDove (Member # 5345) on 03-27-2018 06:41 AM:
 
Because president Trump is Gargamel in disguise lol just kidding
 
Posted by retro smurf (Member # 6674) on 03-27-2018 03:35 PM:
 
just bought the au complete season dvds set of the smurfs . glad I have a region free player
 
Posted by retro smurf (Member # 6674) on 03-27-2018 03:52 PM:
 
Maybe we should all write the owner to release the season all on dvd or blueray haha that would be awesome in the usa . so if anyone has the main main email or something post here where we can hit them hard with floods of emailed to not put out vols but actually full seasons in the usa
 
Posted by SmurfyDove (Member # 5345) on 03-28-2018 05:19 AM:
 
Right... Let's get some smurfs into America!

Legalize Smurf immigration! Green-- Uh, blue cards for everysmurf! Lol [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyDash (Member # 6416) on 03-28-2018 03:56 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by retro smurf:
so why is smurfs dvd season all released everywhere but usa?

Well, season 1 did get re-released last year on a 3 disc set as part of the Hanna-Barberra Diamond Collection. I really hope they do the same with other seasons.
 
Posted by retro smurf (Member # 6674) on 03-31-2018 11:22 AM:
 
is there anywhere of full scans of the smurfs region 4 dvd covers of front to back of all season . ?
 
Posted by Zorra Reed (Member # 7016) on 03-14-2019 12:00 AM:
 
Hello, first time user here. I have the US release of season 1 vol 1 and season 1 vol 2 of smurfs. Now the Diamond Collection first season has come into my possession. As one who has gone through the mess of Turtles and Jem I have no wish to waste my money on something that is only going to copy what I already have. So before I open it, I've been hunting around to see if anyone can tell me the differences between the two sets?

Is it remastered? Does it have the same extras? Are any of the episodes missing or cut? The diamond set comes with a Vudu digital download option so I guess that's a plus. Any info would be great. Thanks.
 


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