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Futurama: Bender's Game [Blu-ray]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Tress macNeille. Micheal Rowe, Claudia Katz and Dwayne Carey-Hill
    • Video commentary picture-in-picture (available on Bonusview-enabled players)
    • Storyboard animatic
    • Futurama Genetics Lab - crossbreed you favorite characters!
    • D & D & F (Dungeons & Dragons & Futurerama) featurette
    • How to draw Futurerama in 83 Easy Steps featurette
    • 3-D models animator discussion
    • Deleted scene
    • Blooperama 2: Outtakes from Bender's game
    • Bender's Anti-piracy warning
    • Into the Wild Green Yonder - a sneak peek at the Next Futurama Epic!
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The price of spaceship fuel is skyrocketing, leaving the Planet Express crew with the treacherous task of infiltrating the world's only dark matter mine to acquire the precious fuel that keeps their world running smoothly. But deep beneath the mine, far under the surface, is a medieval land of fantasy where dragons roam free, sorcerers cast powerful spells, and drunken knights who bear an uncanny resemblance to Bender stumble about aimlessly. Featuring the voices of former Star Trek star George Takei and famed comic impressionist Rich Little. ~ Jason Buchanan

    Cast & Crew


    • Billy West - Fry/Prof. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg
    • Katey Sagal - Leela
    • John DiMaggio - Bender
    • Lauren Tom - Amy
    • Phil LaMarr - Hermes



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Huzzah more Futurama!

      Posted
      OrGaNiX

      I'll focus mainly on the quality of this particular Blu-Ray disc, and save my comments about the film for later. This way you can get a quick, accurate idea of what you're getting here. The Disc - Bender's game on Blu-Ray looks fantastic. Image quality is clean and crisp, colors pop, contrast is amazing, and everything looks nearly flawless. There are a few instances of minor color banding, but if you've seen other animation on BD you're probably accustomed to it. I've watched both the DVD version, bought at first because the BD was unavailable, and the BD version. The BD version is hands down superior to the DVD. It costs a little extra, but those dollars are certainly worth it. Aside from the movie you get the usual extras; commentary track, some bonus vignettes, and a few extraneous offerings. The only difference between the bonus features found here and those on the DVD is that the BD version offers a picture in picture video of the commentators on the commentary track. I'm a fan of the Futurama cast and crew, and seeing them thoroughly enjoying themselves cracking wise and waxing technical was a real treat for me. The audio track here is also superior to that on the DVD, but if you don't have a high end surround sound system this added bonus doesn't really apply. The Film Itself - While not as good as the best Futurama episodes, this movie is still fun for fans. The plot is far too convoluted and you'll probably find yourself wishing the movie was shorter, but if you're a Futurama fan you won't be disappointed to add this to your collection. If you are not a Futurama fan, fair warning, this is not the best place to start. The third act is easily the most fun segment of the movie, and you'll likely find yourself skipping to this section upon future viewings. Bottom Line - The presentation here is, for all purposes, flawless. The movie itself is okay, probably above average. If you're a diehard Futurama fan, then there's no reason to pass this up. If not, well you'd probably be better sticking to the cheaper DVD version, save that extra cash for some Futurama seasons ... can't go wrong there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The coolest game of D&D you'll ever see.

      Posted
      Morganical
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      Bender's Game marks the first entry of the series in HiDef, and it does so with gusto. The series continues the trend with Wild Green Yonder, and volumes 5-8, but Bender's Game gets the ball rolling, or should I say the dodecahedronal dice rolling. 1080p video, 5.1 audio, and Futurama's trademark palette and cel-shading CGI. The show looks and sounds better than ever. The menu in this entry is extremely easy and convenient to use, probably the best menu system the series picked up. On top of this, the disc is LOADED with extras. Voice actor outtakes, PiP voice actor commentary, how to draw Futurama, more CGI snippets, the list goes on. As for the story, Bender's Game is one of the weaker ones, but I prefer it to Beast with a Billion Backs. It has two acts, the first is another plot against the nefarious Momcorp over it's corporate charades, the second act coming out of left field and comprising the TRUE plot of the movie. Essentially, all the main staff gets transported into a fantasy/RPG land, a homage to Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons. Parodies of the movies and games ensue. Bender's Game starts off great, gets quirky in the middle, and ends with a murmur. Even series creator David X Cohen mentions in the audio commentary that by the end of the movie, they were really just trying to wrap it up as quickly as possible. I recommend this Blu-ray movie to anyone who is a longtime fan of the series, or loves LotR parodies. I also recommend it to anyone who has only watched Futurama on DVD, the time to convert is now!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great addition to the futurama collection

      Posted
      JoshUT

      A great improvement from "The Beast with a Billion Backs." Billion Backs was good, but not great. Bender's Game brings back the clever plot twists and typical overall persona of futurama. I gave the plot a 4 out of 5 because it didn't have the complexity that "Bender's Big Score" had, but overall it kept me interested. While Big Score felt like a movie and Billion Backs felt like an over-extended episode; "Bender's Game also felt like a movie, but it seems like more of the intention was given the antics, not the plot. Undoubtedly the funniest of the three movies, it's by large a good buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome

      Posted
      morales102

      a great little twist in the end for all futurama fans. if you are not a fan and are new to futurama i do not recommend this blu-ray. first watch a few of the seasons of the show. if you are a new futurama fan get Into the Wild Green Yonder. the twist in this adventure is more for fans of the show that know all the side characters and things like that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny Movie, Great Copy

      Posted
      Virginia
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      This Futurama movie is the perfect one for your friend who is super into Dungeons and Dragons and The Lord of the Rings. And if you aren't, you will still have a good laugh

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good season

      Posted
      greatstuff
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      Love show. Good episodes. Price was good. Will shop again for next seasons.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      happygamer
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      Another great DVD in the Futurama series. Well written and interesting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Christmas gift

      Posted
      Missmyquicken2007
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      I bought this for my son for Christmas and he loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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