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    Added on: 29/10/2001 15:39
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    Simpsons, The: Season One (UK)

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    Collectors Edition three-disc boxset
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 334 mins
    Retail Price: £39.99
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    Grab the remote and D`oh let go! The world`s funniest and most dysfunctional family are on a collision course with technology in the long-awaited, highly anticipated release of The Simpsons Season One Collector`s Edition DVD Box Set!
    In a special digi-packaged three disc collection, the DVD box-set features all 13 episodes from the very first season plus exclusive bonus features that will make you want to eat your shorts!

    Fox`s multi-award winning hit series debuted in the USA on December 17th, 1989 and follow the classic Simpson`s banter, and experience the wild adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, plus the eclectic citizens of Springfield.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Matt Groening Individual Episode Commentaries
    Original script notes by Matt Groening
    Out-takes from un-aired version of an episode
    Animatic of an episode with commentary by Matt Groening and David Silverman
    The making of the Simpsons `America`s First Family`
    Easter Egg ABC news special on a reported controversy
    The first ever Simpson`s short to air on The Tracy Ullman Show
    Five Foreign Language Clips
    Early Sketches Still Gallery
    Magazine covers

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gregg Vanzo
    Alan Smart
    David Silverman
    Chuck Sheetz
    Swinton O. Scott III
    Jim Reardon
    Michael Polcino
    Dominic Polcino
    Matthew Nastuk
    Steven Dean Moore
    Rich Moore
    Pete Michels
    Michael Marcantel
    Lauren MacMullan
    Jeff Lynch
    Nancy Kruse
    Lance Kramer
    Mark Kirkland
    Klay Hall
    Milton Gray
    Mark Ervin
    Susie Dietter
    Shaun Cashman
    Kent Butterworth
    Brad Bird
    Carlos Baeza
    Wesley Archer
    Mikel B. Anderson
    Bob Anderson
    Neil Affleck

    Written By:

    Russi Taylor
    Marcia Wallace
    Pamela Hayden
    Tress MacNeille
    Harry Shearer
    Hank Azaria
    Yeardley Smith
    Nancy Cartwright
    Julie Kavner
    Dan Castellaneta

    Casting By:
    Bonita Pietila

    Soundtrack By:
    John Swartzwelder
    Arthur B. Rubinstein
    Richard Gibbs
    Danny Elfman
    Alf Clausen

    Brian K. Roberts
    Mark McJimsey
    Ric Eisman
    Don Barrozo

    Wallace Wolodarsky
    Michael Wolf
    Jon Vitti
    Ken Tsumura
    John Swartzwelder
    Denise Sirkot
    David Silverman
    Matt Selman
    Mike Scully
    Brian Scully
    Bill Schultz
    Richard Sakai
    David Sachs
    Phil Roman
    David Richardson
    Richard Raynis
    Max Pross
    Margot Pipkin
    Bonita Pietila
    Don Payne
    Carolyn Omine
    Frank Mula
    J. Michael Mendel
    Tom Martin
    Jeff Martin
    Tim Long
    Colin A.B.V. Lewis
    Jay Kogen
    Harold Kimmel
    Ken Keeler
    Matt Groening
    Paul Germain
    Tom Gammill
    John Frink
    Brent Forrester
    Larry Doyle
    Greg Daniels
    Jonathan Collier
    David X. Cohen
    Joseph A. Boucher
    Lolee Aries
    Sherry Argaman
    Larina Adamson

    Executive Producer:
    Steve Tompkins
    Sam Simon
    Jace Richdale
    Mike Reiss
    Bill Oakley
    David Mirkin
    George Meyer
    Ian Maxtone-Graham
    Weinstein Josh
    Al Jean
    John W. Hyde
    Dan Greaney
    Gabor Csupo
    James L. Brooks
    Richard Appel

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    The Simpsons has been one of the best shows on TV for years. If you don`t know who this lot are or have never of the show at all then where have you been. It started in 1989 and from then on has got better and better. With DVD now beging to catch up to VHS in terms of units sold it was the right time for Fox to release them onto DVD. And they have done it in the right way as well. Season boxsets, none the special select episodes seen on VHS here.The boxset covers all 13 episodes in the first season spread across three discs and adds some special features.
    So what it like? Well very good actually. Season one was not the best, the characters were very rough and still been developed by the people who voiced them. Homer is very true of this. However the jokes and wit are still there and as funny now as they were then. The reason the Simpsons is so good and has lasted as long as it has is because nearly everyone can conect with it in some way. The Story lines in the early episodes and seasons were a lot more real than some of the later ones and they are all the better for it my mind. This is not to say that the newer ones are poor they are not. I just like the early episodes better thats all.
    The special features are also good and show what can be done with a little effort.Matt Groening Individual Episode Commentaries is the main highlight of the package and is very good and covers a lot of information about where ideas came from and that sort of thing. There are also animatics which show rough pencial drawings off what happens are great to look at. Their is also a small piece on the Simpsons taken from the BBC but is the one watch sort of thing. Their also scripts for a few episodes and drawings by Matt. Overall very good but I felt like I wanted more. However the commentry tracks are the best. It will be interesting to see if they can do it for all the episodes on every season. The Audio is also presented in 5.1 and is very nice. The surround speakers are not used that much but the sound is clear and that is the main thing, the title music also seems much better and has better bass. The picture is also very clean considering its source and age. It looks a bit rough is places but that is due to it been the very first season and not the disc.
    Overall the Simpsons Season one boxset is great. All 13 episodes are here along with a great commentry track for each one by Matt Groening. The animation may be fairly pants when you compair them to the newer episodes but this season is still one of the best. The jokes and wit that make the show so great are on display here from the off. I just hope Fox decided to keep releasing the Simpsons in the Season Boxset form because if this is anything to go by we are in for some fun. Another reason to own this is because it is a little piece of TV history. It will be great to look back when Fox has got a few seasons out and see how much things have come on since season one. Top stuff.
    posted by Kevin Luff on 29/11/2001 10:56