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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]

Billy West , Katey Sagal , Peter Avanzino    Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche
  • Directors: Peter Avanzino
  • Writers: David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler, Matt Groening
  • Producers: Claudia Katz, David X. Cohen, Elise Belknap, Eric Horsted
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001MT7ZII
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,504 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number 9 shirt guy speaks! 25 Feb 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Cracking off full power jokes at a higher rate than any of the other films, and serious quality of animation and direction, this probably is the best film of the four. Its plot is fabulously constructed (if you think it is too 'jumpy', it's probably because you haven't got the small amount of brains required to follow) with interweaving stories from all the main characters.
It's a great entry into the sci-fi genre; the themes of evolution running beneath it providing a wonderful insight into the realms of possibility, and a basis for a huge amount of fantastically original funny moments.
Crazy, surreal and blindingly hilarious you can call this, but never dull.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The last of Futurama...? 22 Mar 2009
Having been a big fan of Futurama the series, it was great news that there were to be feature-length episodes. For what it's worth, I thought that Bender's Big Score was a really good start, Beast With A Billion Backs held its own as essentially an extra-long episode, and Bender's Game could rival the others once it got into its pace.

Unfortunately, I'd say that Into The Wild Green Yonder is the weakest of the DVDs. Whereas Bender's Game was a well structured story that picked up once it reached a certain point, this is more all over the place and inconsistent in its humour and quality. It brings some minor characters more into the frame but these aren't developed much so don't work as well as the old favourites.

The humour is still in the vein of the Futurama feature-length episodes (slightly different to the series) but focuses less on the big laughs and more on progressing an impressively multi-stranded storyline and on satirising capitalism and environmentalism.

All that said, there are a lot of little laughs in the episode, some good visual silliness and a typical Bender side story which I felt absolutely steals the show from the Fry-focused storyline.

If you're a Futurama fan and have seen the other feature-length episodes, it's worth getting this. If you haven't bothered with the feature-length episodes or you're coming to Futurama for the first time, this isn't where to start.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end? 19 Feb 2009
If you already own the boxsets of Futurama, and have enjoyed the movies, its probably a safe bet to say you can stop reading here and buy this. You wont be disappointed. The last of the 4 straight-to-DVD movies is undoubtedly the best, with the team back on form for the last (?) outing for the crew.

The plot, in standard futurama fashion, manages to evolve and take its time, rather than jumping in and rushing. For fans of the series, there are a number of clever in-jokes, and several long running plot lines are wrapped up. As well as being one of the funniest pieces of film I've seen in a while, with the Robot Don's appearance being particularly good, there are some genuinely touching moments, with a conclusion that is both heartwarming and emotional, and will leave many fans with a lump in their throat.

So is it the end? The conclusion is suitably satisfying, while being left open enough to be continued. So here's hoping....
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a word.... EPIC! 24 Feb 2009
Could this be the end of Futurama? Let's hope not!
From 2003 - 2007 we have had to not only put up with no Futurama but awful Simpsons episodes, despite the fact it isn't funny anymore!
With the successful sales of the first 3 DVDs and a satisfying and EPIC conclusion to this 'season', all we can do is keep our fingers crossed for more of the Planet Express crew!
Buy this DVD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great end to an amazing series 28 Feb 2009
Where do you start when writing a review to what could possibly be the last episode in a truly classic series. Expectations were high for series 5 when the films were announced and these expectations weren't met (in my opinion).

A good place to start would be by my views on the series and the films. I've been a huge Futurama fan since 'Space Pilot 3000' in 1999 right up to the final episode 'The Devils Hands are Idle Playthings'. Every episode was a gem exploring complex themes, honouring established sci-fi while poking fun at it and delving into new realms of alternate reality. At the center of the show were the characters which gave the show heart and an emotional attachment to these 2D animated characters. More than most TV programmes (animated or not) you felt a connection to the characters.

I recieved the news of series 5 been released in the form of straight to DVD films with some trepidation but more Futurama is better than nothing. And so, my thoughts on the three previous films.

Benders Big Score: The first film was cleverly written and, due to the time travelling nature, required multiple viewings to get all the jokes. It wasn't until you know how it ends that you can appreciate some of the scenes and jokes throughout the film. The film had the usual madcap sci-fi themes and the characterisation was brilliant. Further exploring Fry's feelings for Leela (feelings that span 1000 years) almost brought a tear to my eye. There are so many in-jokes that only a futurama fan would get it's unbeliebable, but a futurama newbie would appreciate the film as a whole. Overall 8/10

The Beast with a Billion Backs: On first viewing I was dissapointed with this episode. My main concern was the lack of emotional pull that the series was renowned for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama Into the Wild Green Yonder DVD
This was bought as a present and is a great episode of Futurama it is great to have it on DVD
Published 8 months ago by Sandra Merseyside
4.0 out of 5 stars Futurama
This is not as good as the main series, but still worth a watch for any futurama fan. Not bad for the price!
Published 12 months ago by Kelsey
5.0 out of 5 stars godd quality gift
good quality product, arrived well packaged and in the timescale specified. haven't played it yet as it will be a birthday gift, to deliver in September - I'm sure he'll love t
Published 13 months ago by Mrs R McGarry
5.0 out of 5 stars Futrurama
Regularly I am asked to review my Futurama purchases. I am a fan. I love it. What more can I say than: if you are a fan, just buy it.
Published 14 months ago by JHvW
5.0 out of 5 stars Film away!
A great film in its own right where Fry gets super powers and Leela goes on a eco saving rampage. A must buy!
Published 15 months ago by Max
5.0 out of 5 stars For Futurama Fans
If you don't like the cartoon series Futurama I advise you not to buy this DVD because it's nothing but Futurama.
Published 19 months ago by Clitty Rubquick
4.0 out of 5 stars As described
I haven't actualy oppened it as I realised I already had it, but fast arrival, and item as described :)
Published 21 months ago by Melanie Chabin
4.0 out of 5 stars Back on Form
After "Bender's Game", this one goes back to the more classic Futurama formula to great effect. It does have a great, interesting plot and it makes more of an effort with... Read more
Published 23 months ago by T. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
Perfect image quality
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it's just perfect... compared to the upscaled dvd version of futurama... Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2011 by Ricky
4.0 out of 5 stars I would give it 4.5 stars
It was a good film all in all but I did find the plot a bit strange at times. This film had to be amazing as it's basically the last ever Futurama but for me it could have been... Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by Rebecca
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