The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island Coming to Blu-ray!

This news is almost two weeks old, but we’re playing catch up and realized we never posted about it on the site. For those of you who haven’t heard, get excited, because The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island are being released on Disney Blu-ray on December 10th! This release will mean that every single theatrical Muppet movie will be released in Blu-ray high-definition! That’s the good news. The semi-bad news is that the two movies are being released together (a practice that Disney has been doing recently with its animated classics and their not-so-classic sequels), in what is being called the Of Pirates & Pigs 2-Movie Collection. The really bad news is that the cover art is pretty terrible:

While I admire the idea of combining the two movies into one cover, the execution is pretty lame. Plus the usage of flat-head Kermit is never okay. But still, I appreciate that Disney tried. Although, come on, would it have been all that hard to use a photo of Piggy, Fozzie, and Animal that’s actually from The Great Muppet Caper? Blah.

Anyway! The current price for the 2-Movie collection is only $24.99, which is a pretty stellar deal for two Muppet classics. It looks like this will be another must-have! Cross your fingers for some bonus features… but don’t hold your breath. I’ll just be happy to have my favorite movie of all time (The Great Muppet Caper) in high definition. Pre-order now on Amazon!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier,

6 thoughts on “The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island Coming to Blu-ray!

  1. I couldn't agree more about the cover being awful. Blech! These movies aren't sequels (like Disney's other 2 for 1 packs) and they aren't even sequential in release date, so why they're being released together is a real mystery.

    Like you say though, at least they are being released in HD. I'd just prefer a more respectful, prestige release (especially for Caper).

  2. My guess is that DVD and Blu-Ray sales are at an all time low and Disney thought it will be cheaper if they put the two movies together.

  3. Ah, Disney once again erasing Jim's name from the face of Muppetdom, and pretending that he never existed and that they've created the Muppets all this time. Boy, am I glad JHC sold them to Disney. Woop-ee.

  4. I'm happy that they are coming out on blu-ray… but not happy they're being bundled together. As already mentioned they're not sequels, nor are they in sequential order… or even alphabetical order. The OCD part of me won't have any clue where to put it on the shelf..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s