Summary of "The Complete 16th Season - Welcome Back, Old Friends": It's been a few years since I've watched The Simpsons, and sometimes I wonder why I ever stopped. The show is great, and I enjoyed taking a trip back to Springfield for these episodes. I think the last set I watched was season 20, which was pretty poor for bonus material (though Fox has released seasons 13, 14 and 15 since then), and it was great to listen to some of the commentaries again. I think my favorite was "She Used to by My Girl," which featured the producers "interviewing" guest Kim Cattrall for most of the track. The menus for this set are also really great, with each disc containing Professor Frink doing something interesting. Don't forget to look for some easter eggs in the menus.
My only complaint with The Simpsons sets is that they're coming out with 1 a year, and the show is still airing. That means we'll never catch up! (read entire review)
Summary of "The Complete 20th Season - In HD!": I realize there will likely be complaints about the lack of bonus material on this set, and while they're completely valid, there's another way to look at it. The Simpsons is a bit behind on getting their seasons out on DVD, and a lot of that has to do with the people involved in the series also being involved with the DVD/BD releases. Obviously their focus is going to be on the show, since that's what's driving everything, and the home video releases are secondary. I wish they had included the entire "20th Anniversay" Spurlock special though.
I'm not sure how many people were excited that The Simpsons jumped to season 20, but I sure was. For some reason I stopped watching the show last year, so all these episodes are new for me. I thought it would take years for them to appear on DVD, so I feel as though I got pretty lucky with them jumping ahead.
Summary of "Bart Wars - Star Wars?": Silly me, I thought there would be more Star Wars references in the episodes, but the only one to feature anything Star Wars-related is "Mayored to the Mob." Mark Hamill shows up at a Sci-Fi convention and has to be saved by Homer, but that's the only Star Wars reference I noticed. I can't remember watching "Marge Be Not Proud" or "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" before; they must have aired during my spotty Simpsons years.
I don't know what happened to "The Making Of Bart Wars: The Simpsons Strike Back," the featurette which was supposed to be on this set, because it's not here, yet it's still listed on the Fox press site. They don't mention the "Art and Animation" on the site either, so something must have gotten mixed up. Weird!
If you absolutely have to own some of these episodes, and you can't wait for the season sets, then pick this up. If you think these are Star Wars-themed episodes then you won't be happy with this disc. (read entire review)
The Complete 4th Season - America's Favorite Family (6/16/2004)
Summary of "The Complete 4th Season - America's Favorite Family": It's hard not to like this show. The Simpsons has been a part of my TV schedule for so long, I can't imagine a Sunday night without them. It was great that Conan O'Brien was involved in a few commentary tracks on the set. He's definitely gone on to bigger and better things, something the participants rib him about. Years ago I downloaded a small clip of "Whacking Day" in QuickTime format off a BBS (back before all the file-trading apps). That episode holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first times I had seen digital video playing on my computer, plus it's a cool episode. There's also "I Love Lisa," featuring the lovable Ralph. Man, that kid is messed up!
Summary of "Treehouse Of Horror - Fun episodes, decent DVD": This release seems like it was a bit rushed. The menus are extremely plain, there's no "Play All" feature and the bonus features are lacking. Thankfully the episodes are some of the most popular for the series. It's hard not to look at this disc as a money-grab, but if you like The Simpsons and their Halloween specials, this is something to pick up. (read entire review)
Summary of "The Complete 3rd Season - Great set!": This is one of the best DVD sets I've seen. It's a great show, and Fox has loaded this with extras. The commentary tracks are excellent; the pop-up trivia is fun; the storyboards and nice to see, and then there's the other extras; the Macy's parade, sketches, promo, commercials and the jukebox.
Fox started the season set trend and they're doing a mighty fine job with them.
Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Mmm...Simpsons on DVD": I should also mention the packaging is very cool. The 3 disc holder comes with 4 panels, one for each of the discs and another to hold an insert. The insert is nice because it gives you a summary of each show, the air date, writer, director, chapter stops and also notes on the episode including the characters that were introduced.
Go and pick this baby up. I know it's a little scary when you figure how many seasons have been made and the commitment you're making by starting the collection, but it's "The Simpsons" and it's been done right. There have been some reports of the extras not working properly on some players. The third disc appears to have "bubbles" on it and the content will pixelate and then lock up. (read entire review)
High-Res 3D Packaging for DVD, Blu-ray 'Complete 16th Season'
Last Friday we broke the news that December 3rd is the North American street date for The Simpsons - The Complete 16th Season on Blu-ray Disc and in two different packages for DVD format. We also had... (read entire news item)
Breaking News! '16th Season' Date, Cost, Art and Extras
This just in! Our home video retail industry contacts have informed us that an early alert from Fox Home Entertainment shows them that The Simpsons - The Complete 16th Season is coming to DVD and high-def... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 15th Season': U.S.A. Pricing, Finalized Box Art for Blu-ray, DVD, 'Otto Head' DVD Box
A week ago we reported that The Simpsons - The Complete 15th Season had been formally announced by Fox to be available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc this coming December 4th. At the time we had specs, Blu-ray... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 15th Season': Date, Specs, Extras, Blu-ray Box ('Otto'), and More!
Back in June we had the heads-up to expect this on December 4th, and now it's official: Fox Home Entertainment has announced that The Simpsons - The Complete 15th Season is indeed going to be in stores... (read entire news item)
Possible Release Date Found for 'The Complete 15th Season' DVDs, Blu-rays
Fox Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced the title yet, nor is the U.S.A. branch of Amazon showing a release date for this item. But Amazon.ca, the Canadian branch, has now begun accepting pre-orders... (read entire news item)
Fox Home Entertainment's Press Release for 'The Complete 14th Season' on DVD and Blu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2011 - Humans! You are cordially invited to a feast for the senses with the Dec. 6th release of "THE SIMPSONS" SEASON 14 Blu-ray and DVD from the foolish earthlings... (read entire news item)
Finalized Box Art, Details and Extras for 'The Complete 14th Season' DVDs, Blu-rays
Kang and Kodos invite you to add this Emmy Award winning season to your collection filled with your favorite guest stars (Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, Tony Hawk, Blink 182, and more) and exclusive features... (read entire news item)
Release Date Found for 'The Complete 14th Season' DVDs, Blu-rays
At the beginning of June we showed off the official studio-provided package art (seen again below) for The Simpsons - The Complete 14th Season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and also for a DVD version of The... (read entire news item)
OFFICIAL Pre-Announce Box Art for Season 14, DVD and Blu, Standard and Limited
Late in March we posted what (little) info we had about Fox's upcoming release of The Simpsons - The Complete 14th Season. Fans of the show have been e-mailing us for a few weeks now, telling us about... (read entire news item)
Fans have been asking us - no big shock here! - when we'll see the next DVD release of The Simpsons. Of course we won't know that for sure until Fox Home Entertainment announces The Complete 14th Season... (read entire news item)
Season 13 Press Release & Early Release News
AMERICA'S FAVORITE ANIMATED FAMILY ARRIVES
WITH ALL-NEW BLU-RAY AND DVD AUGUST 24
THE COMPLETE THIRTEENTH SEASON
Available on DVD In A Collectible Molded Head Packaging Featuring... (read entire news item)
Is Ralphie a Head Case? Yep! Limited Edition Package Revealed for The 13th Season DVDs
Earlier this month we reported about Fox's August 24th release of The Simpsons - The 13th Season on 4-disc DVD and also on high-def 3-disc Blu-ray. In our story at the time, we mentioned that the DVD... (read entire news item)
Ralph Says, 'I'm Lucky!': Fox Announces The 13th Season for DVD and Blu-ray
Talk about lucky! Season 13 of The Simpsons arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with 22 hilarious episodes and tons of fun-filled extras. So grab a donut and pull up a couch to see Lisa becoming a Buddhist, Bart... (read entire news item)
Fox's Official Press Release for The Complete 20th Season on DVD and Blu-ray
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CELEBRATING ITS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
THE SIMPSONS DELIVER A FRANCHISE FIRST: BLU-RAY!
BLU-RAY DISC AND DVD
America Toasts The Animated Family's... (read entire news item)
Official Announcement with Details for The Complete 20th Season on DVD and Blu-ray
We alerted you early this month that The Simpsons - The Complete 20th Season was available as a pre-announcement pre-order at Amazon.com, in both DVD format and - for the first time ever for The Simpsons... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray Disc and DVD Package Art for The Complete 20th Season
This past Monday we reported that Amazon.com had begun taking pre-order listings for The Simpsons - The Complete 20th Season on DVD ($49.98 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray Disc ($59.99 SRP) formats. Fox hasn't... (read entire news item)
Amazon Adds Advance Order Links, on Blu-ray and DVD, for the Most Recent (20th) Season
This past August, Fox came out with The Simpsons - The Complete 12th Season. It was the latest in-order release of the show's season sets, available only in DVD format. And - as all seasons have been... (read entire news item)
Some Preview Clips for Tomorrow's DVD Release of The Complete 12th Season
Tomorrow, August 18th sees the DVD release of The Simpsons - The Complete 12th Season, which will be available in both the standard package and the Limited Edition Comic Book Guy Head Packaging. The details... (read entire news item)
Official Studio Press Release for The Complete 12th Season DVDs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BEST. DVD COLLECTION. EVER.
THE COMPLETE TWELFTH SEASON
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents The Four-Disc
DVD Collection Featuring All 21... (read entire news item)
Season 12 Street Date, Detailed Contents & 'Comic Book Guy Head' Box
This morning, Fox Home Entertainment has officially provided retailers with details, including a release date and disc-by-disc contents, for The Simpsons - The Complete 12th Season. The information includes... (read entire news item)
The 12th Season: Limited Ed. Comic Book Guy Head Set Also Up for Pre-Order
Yesterday we posted a story about The Simpsons - The Complete 12th Season on DVD, passing along that the folks at Fox Home Entertainment haven't announced the title yet, but that it is available to pre-order... (read entire news item)
Comic Book Guy to the Rescue? Amazon Pre-Order Listing for The Complete 12th Season on DVD
As you probably know, Amazon has been posting a series of new listings lately, taking pre-orders for upcoming titles which haven't actually been announced by the studio yet. One of the latest to be found... (read entire news item)
Editorial: Season 11: Worst...Packaging...EVER!
Yes, we realize that the headline might sound familiar. But the phrase "worst (insert item here) ever!", uttered regularly by Comic Book Guy, is a well-known quote among fans of The Simpsons...and utterly... (read entire news item)
Get a Look at the Regular 'Non-Head' Packaging for Tuesday's 11th Season!
As you know, this coming Tuesday, October 7th see the DVD release of The Simpsons - The Complete 11th Season. The package art shown off so far for this release has exclusively been the "Limited Edition... (read entire news item)
Press Release Posted for The Complete 11th Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE COMPLETE ELEVENTH SEASON DVD COLLECTION
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents
The Four-Disc DVD Collection Featuring All... (read entire news item)
Disc-by-Disc Contents of Episodes and Detailed Extras the 11th Season DVDs
This morning we brought you the package art for The Simpsons - The Complete 11th Season, in the form of the "Limited Edition Collector's Box" design, shaped to look like the head of Krusty the Klown.... (read entire news item)
11th Season Limited Edition Package Art Revealed for North America
Good morning! Some of you noticed that my byline hadn't appeared on posts here in the past week; I've been on vacation with my family, and Gord was covering the news for me (thanks, Gordo!). My last... (read entire news item)
Release Date Finally Revealed for the Long-Awaited 11th Season DVDs!
Back in April we reported that sources had told us to expect an August release for The Simpsons - The Complete 11th Season on DVD. This timeframe didn't pan out, for a number of reasons, but now we've... (read entire news item)
Rumored Release Month for The Simpsons - Season 11 DVD Set!
We've heard, from a reliable source, that we can expect The Simpsons - Season 11 sometime in August. This timeframe makes sense since Season 2 (2002), Season 3 (2003), Season 6 (2005), Season 8 (2006)... (read entire news item)
Briefly Turning to the Box Office: Simpsons: The Movie DVD Date, Extras
Here at TVShowsOnDVD, we rarely turn our attention to anything in the box office, even when it's related to a TV show, no matter how popular. Still, every once in a while we DO bend the rules about that,... (read entire news item)
Save on The Simpsons at Amazon
The Simpsons season 10 comes out today, but some of you may be a bit behind with buying the sets. Good news for you then because Amazon.com has a sale on past Simpsons sets; they're all 55% off, and season... (read entire news item)
Season 10 Press Release
THE FIRST FAMILY OF PRIMETIME ANIMATION RETURNS!
THE COMPLETE TENTH SEASON DVD COLLECTION
Available On August 7, The Four-Disc DVD Collection Includes All 23 Episodes
And Is Loaded... (read entire news item)
Bart's At The Wheel of the 10th Season 'Headless' (Standard) Box Art
Bart's head is yesterday's news...literally. A day ago we posted a story showing you the limited edition "Bart head" packaging for The Simpsons - The Complete 10th Season on DVD. This morning we have... (read entire news item)
Large 'Bart Art' Found For 10th Season Set!
Many of our readers have written in, expressing interest about package art for The Simpsons - The Complete 10th Season. Now the folks at Amazon.com have their official pre-order listing for the "Bart... (read entire news item)
Season 10 Date, Specs and Extras!
Here's the news that Simpsons fans have been waiting for - season 10. The 4-disc set, which contains all 23 episodes from the 10th season, will be released on August 7. The set will be loaded with extras... (read entire news item)
A look at Lisa's head - Season 9 Artwork
Yesterday we posted the regular Simpsons season 9 artwork, and today we have the collector's edition artwork - Lisa's head! (read entire news item)
Regular Season 9 Artwork
Fox has released the "regular" packaging artwork for The Simpsons season 9; the "Lisa Head" packaging isn't available yet. Want to know all the bonus material for season 9? Just check out our previous... (read entire news item)
Season 9 - List of Extras include Sneak Peak at the Movie!
A few weeks ago we broke the news that The Simpsons Season 9 would be released on December 19, and now we have tons of info for fans of the show. The set, which will come in either a Lisa head, or a regular... (read entire news item)
Early News on Season 9
We've had a few retail sources let us know that The Simpsons season 9 will be released on December 19, and Fox has confirmed the date with us. The 4 disc set will include all 25 episodes from season 9,... (read entire news item)
Regular Packaging for Season 8
Last week we posted news that the eighth season of The Simpsons was coming out on August 15, and we showed you the Maggie head box art, but now we have the "regular" box artwork. The Maggie head can be... (read entire news item)
Looking for this? Season 8 Date, Specs, Extras and Box Art
"Where's season 8?!" That's been the question we've gotten over and over again, and we haven't had an answer, until now. Season 8, which will be in a Maggie head case, will be released on August 15. The... (read entire news item)
Season 7 Art - Head & Box
You'll recall that the announcement of season 7 made mention of two types of packaging, and Fox has made artwork available for both of them. Each version, available on December 13th, can be pre-ordered... (read entire news item)
Kiss And Tell with The Simpsons!!
The Simpsons are back with another holiday-themed DVD! On February 7th, just a week before Valentine's Day, Fox is releasing The Simpsons - Kiss and Tell. This single-disc release comes with 4 episodes:
Natural... (read entire news item)
Packaging and tons of info on Extras
Here's some hot news for you; The Simpsons: Season 7 will be available with the Marge head, as well as the standard packaging used for seasons 1-5. Now you get to pick which package you want; if you're... (read entire news item)
Season 7 Date and Extras!
Fox has been talking about a December release of the seventh season of The Simpsons since early August, but now we have an exact date, and a whole lot more, thanks to one of our retail friends. The four... (read entire news item)
Alternate Box for 6th Season Is Mailed Out; We've Got Pictures!
At the time The Simpsons - The Complete 6th Season shipped out, Fox announced a "box change" program that allowed folks who didn't like the new-style "Homer's Head" box to upgrade (or is that "downgrade")... (read entire news item)
Hey, We've Already Posted This News!
Since yesterday morning, we've gotten a TON of e-mails like these examples:
"today in the family guy stewie dvd, fox had one of their little booklets for tv on dvd and it said simpsons season 7 comes... (read entire news item)
D'oh! 800 # works jjust fine after all! Updated info on S6 'old-style box'
Last Friday we filled you in about the offer that went live today for The Simpsons - The Complete 6th Season, which started selling at midnight. The new season set comes in a "Homer's Head" box that... (read entire news item)
Don't like the new Homer-shaped case? Fox will take care of you! Er, if they get the phone # right... (D'oh!)
Don't like it? Most Simpsons fans we've heard from have LIKED the "Homer's Head" packaging for The Simpsons - The Complete 6th Season, and are looking forward to upcoming cases featuring the rest of... (read entire news item)
Head Cases for The Simpsons! Aussie Site Shows Boxes For S6-S10!
Okay, we're big enough here to admit when we've been upstaged! An Australian DVD News Site, DVDBits.com (which posts news about both Region 4/Australia and Region 1/North America DVD releases), has somehow... (read entire news item)
Inside Homer's Head - Package Shots
We've received countless emails asking us what is inside the plastic head packaging. Here are some shots so you know what the inside looks like. Please feel free to link to this news item, but we ask... (read entire news item)
Simpsons Season 7 in Dec
Big thanks to Theresa Bell for sending us scans of Fox's latest TV-DVD catalog, which includes lots of new release information. Here are the unannounced titles, building up to the big announcements for... (read entire news item)
Details on Season 6
Fox has released some more details on the sixth season of The Simpsons. The video will be Full Frame (1.33:1), while the audio will include an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, and a French/Spanish Dolby... (read entire news item)
HOMER HAS YOUR DVDs!!
Fox has just sent us the box art for The Simpsons: Season 6, and it's very cool. The DVDs will come inside Homer's head, but don't worry, we've been assured it'll fit on your bookself.
There are plans... (read entire news item)
Season 6 - Early Details
Fox has released some early details on the sixth season of The Simpsons. The set, which will be released on August 16, will sell for $49.98 US ($69.98 CAN). The specs are similar to other releases; Full... (read entire news item)
Bart Wars Box Art Revealed!
In early February we were excited to bring you the announcement that The Simpsons - Bart Wars would arrive on May 17th, just two days before the theatrical debut of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of... (read entire news item)
In time for Episode III: Bart Wars
Fox has announced plans to release Bart Wars, a Star Wars themed release timed for the opening of Episode III (in theaters 5/19).
Big laughs come in one small package when four uproariously hilarious... (read entire news item)
News Item Incorrect
We've been contacted by Fox and told that the 6th season street date has not yet been announced, and that the information posted to the FoxTVDVD.com website was incorrect. We decided to pull this news... (read entire news item)
Season 5 Press Release w/DVD-by-DVD breakdown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD'S FAVORITE ANIMATED FAMILY
RETURNS FOR THEIR 5th SEASON IN
"THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH
SEASON DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION
Debuting December 21, 2004 From... (read entire news item)
Cover Art For 5th Season!!
Wowsers! We've gotten ahold of a shot of the packaging for The Simpsons - The Complete 5th Season. We posted the DVD announcement earlier this week for the December 21st release, and now we have the... (read entire news item)
Aye Carumba! 5th Season In Time For Christmas!
The word is out, and we're helping to spread it! We've gotten e-mail from many of you that The Simpsons - The Complete 5th Season has been announced by Fox Home Entertainment, and we're here to tell... (read entire news item)
Cover art for Christmas 2
It's been a month-and-a-half since we told you that The Simpsons would have a new, title-to-be-decided Christmas-themed DVD release. The title was simply settled on The Simpsons - Christmas 2 (as Lisa... (read entire news item)
New Holiday DVD for The Simpsons
Fox has announced a new single-disc Christmas-themed volume of The Simpsons on DVD. Although they haven't given the title a proper name yet, they have made it known that this will be available to buy... (read entire news item)
Wild Cover Art Change!
Remember about three weeks ago, when we brought you all the details for The Simpsons - Gone Wild?
Remember how we showed you the cover art, but said it "may not be final"? Well, it wasn't!
Today... (read entire news item)
They've Gone Wild on DVD! Date, Specs, Episodes
This past weekend we brought you the early cover art for The Simpsons - Gone Wild. Now Fox has provided us with the complete details about this new single-disc release, scheduled to hit stores on September... (read entire news item)
Cover Art for next Simpsons DVD Release
A couple of months ago we posted this news roundup of misc. items, including a report from a pre-order catalog targeted at comic book retailers that The Simpsons - Gone Wild would be a DVD release in... (read entire news item)
Cover Art for Season 4
Two weeks ago we posted the Fox press release for The Simpsons - The Complete 4th Season, coming to DVD on June 15. Now we have the cover art for you, which seems to slowly be making its way around the... (read entire news item)
'Don't have a cow man' - Season 4 press release!
Hotter than a cool 'Duff' in a warm Springfield summer, the fourth installment of TV's best selling DVD property arrives from Fox Home Entertainment
"THE SIMPSONS" SEASON FOUR DVD COLLECTION
Break... (read entire news item)
A Little Something About Extras for the 4th Season
Want the inside scoop on guest commentary tracks for The Simpsons - Season 4 DVD set? Well, Fox hasn't announced it yet, but a website called DVDFanatic.com seems to have found out about a couple of... (read entire news item)
Cover art and title change for The Christmas Special
Last week we posted a news item about The Simpsons Christmas Special. This October 14th release (SRP: $14.98 US, $16.98 CAN) has now undergone a slight name change, to Christmas With The Simpsons:
There... (read entire news item)
Information is scanty so far, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertaiment is announcing an October 14th release of The Simpsons Christmas Special. It looks to be in the same style as the recently announced... (read entire news item)
Treehouse of Horror DVD
While we wait ever-so-patiently for the Season sets to slowly come to us, Fox has decided to trick us with a Halloween treat. Treehouse of Horror comes to us on September 2nd, a compilation of various... (read entire news item)
Season 3 - Amazon is WRONG
Fans of "The Simpsons" got excited recently when Amazon.com changed the release date of the set to July 30th (a Wednesday) and then to July 29th. All other etailers still listed August 26th as the release... (read entire news item)
New date for Simpsons S3
ComingSoon.net has started off the morning with this news item which states the following:
Fox Home Entertainment has set an August 26 street date for the release of the third season of The Simpsons... (read entire news item)
Season 3 Box
Even though it's still not available for pre-order (despite the fact that July is fast approaching), Amazon.com has now posted the artwork for The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season. Our thanks to James... (read entire news item)
Season 3 in July?
We've heard that the third season of "The Simpsons" will be released in early July. Yes, it's been a long wait, but we know the set will be a quality release. (read entire news item)
Season One Artwork
The artwork for the Simpsons Season One box set has found it's way to the 'net. You can view the R1 artwork at Michael D's Region 4 DVD Info Page.
The Season One set will be release by FOX on September... (read entire news item)