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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror [DVD] [1990]


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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer
  • Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch, Swedish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Oct 2002
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006JY43
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,709 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A collection of four of The Simpsons' Halloween specials. 'Treehouse of Horror V' (1994) includes a parody of 'The Shining' and shows what happens when Homer's ill-fated DIY attempts alter the fabric of the time-space continuum. 'Treehouse of Horror VI' (1995) sees Groundskeeper Willie reborn as Freddie Krueger and finds Homer stuck in a computer-generated 3D world. 'Treehouse of Horror VII' (1996) introduces Bart's evil twin and has Bill Clinton and Bob Dole secretly replaced by alien replicas. Finally, in 'Treehouse of Horror XII' (2001), Bart and Liza attend a school for wizards and a computer takes over the Simpson household.

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror collection proves that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, 2001, Harry Potter, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Tron get the inimitable Simpsons skewering in this shockingly funny collection of four mostly classic episodes. Best is "V" in which no TV and no beer make Homer go crazy in "The Shinning" ("You mean The Shining", Bart corrects. "Shh, you want to get sued?" Homer reprimands him). "VI" contains the ambitious, computer-animated "Homer3". "VII" features aliens Kang and Hados's finest quarter half-hour as they assume the identities of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. "XII" boasts the star power of Pierce Brosnan as the voice of a mechanised house that falls in love with Marge and lures Homer to his apparent death with "unexplained bacon". For Halloween and beyond, this crypt-kicking collection is full of screamingly funny treats. --Donald Liebenson

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By N. Philpott on 3 Nov 2002
Format: DVD
I was really excited to see that fox had brought out a halloween special compilation, I am a really big fan of the Simpsons and always look forward to the halloween specials.
However I think it could have been better thought out, instead of slapping a half hearted DVD together for the holidays. The episodes are a randon pick from about 13 specials to date. The episodes chosen aren't the best halloween ones either. Apart from the episodes there is a montage of Kang and Kodos, the cycloptic aliens who always make an apperance in the halloween episodes. This montage is pointless and the jokes make no sense out of context. A waste of 3 minutes.
On the plus side, the episodes(5, 6, 9, 12) do contain a few scenes that were edited out of the original TV release episodes due to bad taste and time restrictions. As for the episodes themselves, they're pretty good, but they could have chosen better episodes for this collection. For simpsons fans only.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 17 Nov 2003
Format: DVD
When it comes to Halloween episodes the big three are "Roseanne," "The Simpsons" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (although "BtVS" was always an every other year deal). You would think that the producers of these shows would have figured out that offering an alternative to splatter flicks as what to watch on October 31st that video/DVD packages of classic Halloween episodes would be an obvious choice. But you have to pick up seasons 2 and 4 (and wait for 6) of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," catch "Roseanne" in syndication, and deal with this limited offering from "The Simpsons." It is not often that you come across a DVD that could have increased its average rating by a star if it just had "Volume 1" as part of the title.
Actually, this really should be "Volume 2" of "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror," because it offers "Treehouse of Horror" V, VI, VII and XII. Whatever the joke is here, I am clearly missing out on it. Why not V, VI, VII and VIII? For that matter why not I, II, III and IV? Is it because the first three seasons of the Simpsons are out on DVD? It is because Roman numerals confused the people making the decisions? To add insult to injury, these are bare boned discs. No commentaries, no features, no animated menus, just a some clips of Kang and Kodos (e.g., Kang on Jerry Springer). The episodes are great, but the bad faith effort here loses a star.
"Treehouse of Horror V" offers a take off on "The Shining," Homer traveling through time with the aid of a toaster in "Time and Punishment," and the school staff doing the Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett bit with the students in "Nightmare Cafeteria.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
I am a great fan of The Simpsons 'Treehouse of Horror' specials, and picked up this DVD at a relatively cheap cost. I guess that this collection was intended to appeal to the causal fan, with four episodes available at a budget price. Indeed, I have recently seen this collection on sale in supermarkets and bargain shops leading up to Halloween. For the bigger Simpsons enthusiast though, this DVD will disappoint.

More episodes could have included on the disc, or it could at least have been kept sequential. I was disappointed that the first 'Treehouse' wasn't included, but the ones that were, despite being perhaps slightly random choices, are very good: 'Treehouse of Horror V' (1994), Treehouse of Horror VI' (1995), 'Treehouse of Horror VII' (1996), and 'Treehouse of Horror XII' (2001).

For anyone who hasn't seen any 'Treehouse of Horror' episodes, they contain three mini-stories in one, and are very entertaining takes of famous horror films. In fact, a lot of those stories could have billed as 'A Simpsons' Tribute To Stephen King'. The first episode parodies 'The Shining', with Homer, away from home with no television or beer, attempting to murder his family. In V1', Homer finds himself trapped in a three dimensional world and becomes 3D computer-generated character, the animation is brilliant and must have been something at the time, it's certainly unique to the show.

In all, I really enjoy these Simpsons Halloween classics, they are very funny and it's always good to see the characters in different situations and scenarios that we are used to seeing them in. The film, television and cultural references come at you fast, and these four episodes are a solid reminder of how clever and entertaining the show really is. I have to say though, we are still waiting for a definitive set of 'Treehouse of Horror', and whilst this is a good introduction, it is far from perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James McDougall on 2 Dec 2013
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Old DVD that I lost , was replaced promptly and very very cheaply from the ever reliable Zoverstocks as always
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By natalieb on 29 Jun 2014
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some funny episodes
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By MICHELLE PALMER on 8 Feb 2013
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I really thought this was good value for money and my kids love it I have recommended you to my friends thanks.
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When I started to watch The Simpsons, I loved watching the Treehouse Of Horror the most. The episodes on the dvd are really funny, they take the mickey out of The Shining, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Harry Potter. I have watched them over and over so many times.
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The Simpson family turn inside-out...

Homer becomes 3-Dimensional...

Bart discovers something scary his parents are keeping in the attic and feeding on fishheads...

Experience the horror and terror of...THE SIMPSONS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! Muahahahaha!!!
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