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Futurama - Season 4 [DVD]

Billy West , John DiMaggio    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Phil LaMarr
  • Writers: Matt Groening
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 414 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C24NV
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,726 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



No more good news everybody--this fourth series of Futurama is the show's last. By turns frenetic and far-sighted, Matt Groening's futuristic comedy provided belly-laughs for self-confessed SF nerds, but somehow failed to connect with a broader audience, even though it was often funnier and sharper than stablemate The Simpsons. So now bid farewell to the Planet Express team--Fry, Leela, Zoidberg, Bender, Amy, Hermes, Prof Farnsworth--as well as to kindly Kif, cloned Cubert, megalomaniac Mom, mutants in the sewer, the cast of robo-sitcom All My Circuits, swashbuckling space lothario and William Shatner wannabe Zapp Brannigan, Elzar the four-armed chef, and all the other characters that made Futurama such a unique experience.

This fourth and final year has all the elements that fans enjoyed so much--but also those elements that partially explain its cancellation. Recurring characters are great if you've watched the show before, as are the in-jokes; and the many parodies of classic science fiction are fine for the initiated, but risk leaving other viewers out in the cold. The show's strengths and perceived weaknesses are exemplified in the episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", in which the original cast of Star Trek play themselves: hilarious for Trekkers, but not really for anyone else. Elsewhere we find Leela discovering her real parents aren't aliens at all but in fact live in the sewers; Kif getting pregnant; Fry discovering the fossilised remains of his faithful pet dog; and Bender being converted to steam power. Despite some ups and downs, it's still the funniest animated show on TV. Those responsible for cancelling it can bite my shiny metal …

On the DVD: Futurama, Series 4 DVD box set includes a "Play All" function on each disc. Multifarious extras include cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes, animatics, galleries and Easter eggs. --Mark Walker

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Futurama 31 Oct 2003
Criminally, this is the last ever Series of Futurama. Someone at Fox in the USA decided to cancel it. It seems bizarre that such an original, consistanly funny program is cancelled whereas the Simpsons, which lets be honest is not as good as it used to be, continues.
But anyway, this is the best series of Futurama featuring some utterly classic episodes, such as "Where no fan has gone before" which features almost the entire cast of Star Trek the Oringinal Series. Other episodes include Fry & Leela getting Superpowers, Kif getting pregnant by Leela(!) and Bender being converted to a wooden Steam powered model by a group of outdated Robots.
Buy it. Love it. Write to Fox & tell them off for cancelling the best thing on TV.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama is the best thing that happened to TV 20 Oct 2003
Words alone cannot describe my liking of Futurama. But I'll try. Well, it's the best cartoon and in fact the best TV show I've ever seen, both the jokes and Matt Groening's drawing style and 3D animations are great. Simply great. I already have the first three seasons on DVD, and I will certainly complete my collection with this set. I hate that Futurama got canceled with all my spirit.
I'm afraid I've only seen a few episodes from season 4, because here they only air in german. I hate the german translations, they're lame. But I'm sure they're up to Futurama's standards, and those are high, oh my yes. I read some graphic guides, and the jokes listed there were awesome. Every single episode I've seen so far had me laughing on the floor. It's only too bad that this will be the last we see of Futurama on DVD...
Caution: product might and will cause histerical laughing fits. Watch over an extended period of time, not like I did (all in one night).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hope Season 5 (in 2008!) lives up to this. 27 Aug 2006
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They stopped at the fourth series just as it was beginning to get interesting. Like a lot of people I came to Futurama properly via DVD having only ever seen a few episodes and regarding it as the Simpsons'lesser siblings. That's my loss and I deserve all the raspberries from Futurama fans I get for ever thinking that. Nothing else to say but everything about this show is great.

Oh, and a hint: The last few minutes of Jurassic Bark are up there with the greatest ever committed to film or video. But have several tissues ready and prepare to weep buckets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's such a shame Futurama was the shelved (shame on you, Fox!), but gratifying to see the cult status this under-rated show has achieved since it was first aired.
If you're in any doubt as to why it attracts legions of loyal fans, just watch season 4. This show, more even than The Simpsons, knows how to pack an emotional punch without resorting to soppiness, and whilst keeping the comedy sharp. My 35yr old boyfriend was actually quite distressed to find himself in tears at the end of 'Jurassic Bark' - along with everyone else I know who has ever watched this particular episode! It's worth buying the whole boxset just for this half-hour of wonderful writing.
Anyway, let's hope the rumours of a full-length movie are true. But in the meantime enjoy this - it's 30-odd quid well spent, as you'll watch it again and again. It just gets funnier everytime.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama - Unbeatable 27 Nov 2003
If you like cartoons and are old enough to watch this buy it! if you like the simpsons or anything in a similar vein buy it! this is quite frankly one of the funniest shows of the past few years and in some ways is even more funny than the simpsons.
Poking fun at Sci-Fi is easy but futurama both pokes fun and appreciates it at the same time, i havnt even got to disc 3 and i already think this is the best series so far, and sadly it is since they decided to stop making it, quite frankly one of the funniest american shows with a cast of characters who are just as good as his royal higness Homer Simpson.
quite simply Brilliant and funny sit back turn your brain to 'off' and enjoy the comedy action and romance
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The fourth, last, and best season of Futurama 3 Jan 2004
Yet another example of a TV show ahead of its time, alongside Family Guy and Farscape this is a show cancelled before it fully reached its potential.
This, the fourth and last season of Futurama, contains some of the funniest and, yes, moving episodes of its run. Highlights are "The Sting", in which Leela feels responsible for the death of Fry by a mutant bee - but is everything is as it seems?, "Jurassic Bark" - a jolly tale about Fry's beloved dog from before he was frozen in time, which has a surprisingly moving and upsetting ending, and, of course, the finale, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings". This episode contains everything that made this show great: laugh-out-loud humour, superb ideas, loving homages, great animation, a wonderful mix of characters we've all grown to love, and surprising heart-felt emotion without the overt sentimentality.
Futurama - we'll miss you. Here's hoping for a possible revival? After all, Farscape now has a planned mini-series ahead and Family Guy is heading for a brand new season on a new network by next year. If not, so long, it's been a blast...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars give it a try you will love it. 15 July 2010
By Rebecca
Why this got stopped I have no idea. The best of the Matt Groening cartoons, the storylines and the charcters make you laugh and and many times thoughout the four seasons it will have you close to tears, a good example is the episode 'Jurrasic Bark' well written. Not only a great cartoon but well worth the money, give it a try you will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The final 'Good' season
This is the final series before futurama moved to comedy central! It is very good and has great episodes

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Published 9 days ago by David Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Futurama innit?
I've always felt sorry for futurama, it's always been compared to the Simpsons when it's nothing like the Simpsons and it's not meant to be. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mavis
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Futurama has to be one of my favourite TV shows, it's so funny. If you watch it in the correct mind set you can understand the philosophical and political jokes that are what... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joadz
5.0 out of 5 stars Cartoon capers
One of the best cartoon series aimed at adults. this future based comedy has an array of dysfunctional misfits who deliver the mail.
Published 4 months ago by Graham K Field
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great content and no problems to report, it was delivered on time and to satisfactory expectations- would definitely use same system again.
Published 6 months ago by Robert Joseph Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Great humour and can watch over and over again so good value. Easy to fit in with each episode under 25 mins.
Published 7 months ago by G Brownridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This season is great, lots of jokes and really entertaining, would recommend to anyone with a sense of humour. Brilliant
Published 8 months ago by CL
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
If you are a fan of Futurama or like SciFi humour and the Simpsons, this is for you. For some reason Futurama never gets old in my opinion. Nice boxset as well.
Published 10 months ago by JHvW
5.0 out of 5 stars what can i say? AMAZING!
Another great series with perhaps one of my faviroute episodes (the last one (not because its the last just because its epic! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Max
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious
hilarious, i still watch the 3 previous series and newer stuff which all make me laugh, clever writing and artwork
Published 10 months ago by GM
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