Of Pirates & Pigs Collection: Muppet Treasure Island/The Great Muppet Caper [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

  • SKU: 2658141
  • Release Date: 12/10/2013
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along:
  • Sing, howl and croak along with Kermit and the gang.
  • -Muppet Treasure Island - "Cabin Fever"
  • -The Great Muppet Caper - "Steppin' Out With A Star" & "Happiness Hotel"
  • "The Tale Of The Story Beyond The Tail":
  • Set sail with the Muppets - and try not to get seasick - as cast, crew and creatures take a look back at the making of the movie.
  • "Let The Good Shine Out" music video
  • Audio commentary

Synopsis


Muppet Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. Young Jim Hawkins remains human, as does Long John Silver, played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry. However, Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog; Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat serve as roving narrators; and numerous other Muppets assume smaller roles. The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets' good-natured, winking sense of humor, and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show. Long-time followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Henson's original creations, but the combination of old-fashioned storytelling, intriguing design, and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, The Muppet Movie, which was essentially just a road movie. As the film begins, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are reporters who have failed to bag a story of a London jewel heist, which happened under their watch. The real criminals managed to escape and frame Miss Piggy as the thief. Kermit, Fozzie and the Great Gonzo set out on a mission to solve the mystery and track down the criminals who stole the Baseball Diamond. There are fewer star cameos and songs in The Great Muppet Caper than in The Muppet Movie, although appearances from John Cleese and Charles Grodin are particularly memorable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tim Curry
    Tim Curry - Long John Silver
  • Jennifer Saunders
    Jennifer Saunders - Mrs. Bluveridge
  • Kevin Bishop
    Kevin Bishop - Jim Hawkins
  • Billy Connolly
    Billy Connolly - Billy Bones
  • Frank Oz
    Frank Oz - Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy)



Overall customer rating

4.4
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Twice the Muppets for One Great Price

    Posted
    jaredn12
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    I bought this one primarily for Muppet Treasure Island. I have loved this movie since seeing it in theaters as a kid. It is a very funny adaptation of R. L. Stevens' classic novel; so it actually has some educational value underneath all the muppets' insanity. I had never seen The Great Muppet Caper but hey, it's the muppets during Jim Henson's lifetime so it couldn't be bad. The price and convenience of getting both films made all the difference in choosing between this set or only Muppet Treasure Island. I am certainly not disappointed in either film. Time has not diminished them at all and I am so happy to share them with my own son.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2 Muppet Classics in HD!!!

    Posted
    Travman
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    Finally, The Great Muppet Caper & Muppet Treasure Island are on Blu-ray! My only real nitpick, is that they are packaged together, and out of sequence from the franchse. But that's not worth a fuss (Just a problem I have as a collector). These are classics, so I'll leave out a review of the films, and give scores for the Disc: Video 4/5, Audio 4/5, Special Features 3.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Muppet Bundle

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    Jdvo31
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    This a great collection for any Muppet fan. The original classic second Muppet Movie, the Great Muppet Caper and the first Disney Muppet outing Muppet Treasure Island. How can you go wrong? DVD and Bluray.... The only disappointment was no Digital Copy... Boo! But, Awesome all the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's the Muppets

    Posted
    MattW124
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    Having grown up I never real watched The Muppets, now with their revival thanks to the recent films I have been catching up on all the old movies. I love the humor especially the jokes that I would never quite get as a child, that I now get as an adult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the kids!

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    cascathegreat
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    This is a great addition to anyone's Disney / Muppets collection. The price is great also for two blu-rays for the price of one. I love Muppets Treasure Island best, but the kids love both movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2 Muppet classics in an inexpensive bundle

    Posted
    9thDoctor
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    This is a nice bundle set with two of the classic-era Muppet movies together. The look and sound on them is great. Only real down-side for me was that there are very few bonus features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad price for two good Muppet movies!

    Posted
    MRTsmash
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    I've seen both of these movies quite a few times in years past, and I still enjoy them. It's a good price since you get both movies on Blu-Ray and DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great muppet movies

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    skipfreely
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    Large improvement over dvd version. Only thing missing is digital copies.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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