The Springfield Times: Season 4 DVD SetThis document lists archived official news, as well as some unconfirmed rumors, regarding The Complete Fourth Season and other Simpsons DVD titles released at the time.
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The BBFC has approved two Simpsons-related features:
"The Simpsons Christmas 2" includes these four episodes:
Five new "Simpsons Classics" discs (parts 6-10) are now available in the UK:
The Complete Fourth Season will be released in Germany on October 2.
Also, a triple-pack DVD featuring "Too Hot For TV," "Dark Secrets" and "Bart Wars" will be released in the UK on September 6.
A new Christmas-themed DVD will be released in the USA and Canada on November 2. Even if the final title is not yet available, it's already available to pre-order at Amazon.com.
According to TV Shows on DVD, the disc contains these four episodes:
Kenneth White of Simpsons-L reports that in New Zealand he came across copies of The Complete Third Season that were in two dual disc jewel cases rather than the usual fold-out method usually associated with the sets. The third season was released last year in New Zealand in the standard fold-out style, but it seems these new issues are like this instead.
In Finland, the release of The Complete Fourth Season has been pushed to July 23.
Star Tribune reports that The Simpsons DVD boxed sets 1-3 have sold 5.3 million copies in the USA alone, coming #1, #3 and #6 in the all-time TV on DVD chart.
Here is the full list of top-selling television DVDs of all time in the USA (in millions of units):
"The Simpsons Gone Wild" will be released in the USA on September 14. It includes four episodes ("Homer's Night Out," "Sunday Cruddy Sunday", "The Mansion Family" and "Homer The Moe") and a Krusty the Clown clip featurette on one disc. Note that the cover art in the recent European edition is different.
The Complete Fourth Season will be released in Australia on August 25. However, "The Simpsons Gone Wild" becomes available on July 7.
Final note: Apparently many fans haven't come across the second commentary track for Marge vs. the Monorail that features Conan O'Brien, as only the main one appears on the on-screen menu. To turn the Easter egg track on, press the "audio" button your DVD player's remote control while playing until you find the second commentary, right after the first one.
Here are some of the first reviews of The Complete Fourth Season:
Zap2it.com is also giving away season 4 sets. Entries accepted through June 25.
Unfortunately both giveaways are for residents of the United States only.
First update in a long while! A member of DVD File has received the season 4 set already, and has posted various images of the boxart and several menus shots. Click the link to see more, but note that registration is required. The set is due on June 15, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com and other major DVD stores.
"The Simpsons Gone Wild", the latest R2 compilation disc, is now due out in the UK next Monday, the 7th.
Volumes 6 to 10 in the "Classics" series of re-issues have been confirmed by Amazon and Play as being released on August 16th in the UK. The five are:
All five have different cover art to their VHS counterparts.
Also, the Season 4 boxset now has a listed UK release date of August 2nd. Pre-order it here.
And finally, the release date for Finland has been set to July 16. Fans in France will have to wait until September 29.
The next five discs (Vols 6-10) in "The Simpsons Classics" series will be released in the UK on June 15, reports DVD Review magazine. Previously announced "The Simpsons Gone Wild" is the sixth Simpsons DVD title to hit the stores on the same day.
According to DVD Times,
The Complete Fourth
Season will finally include deleted scenes, taken from
"Homer's Triple Bypass" (x4) and
"The Front (x6). Here's the full rundown
of special features (R1 language selection):
Fox Home Entertainment has released the cover art of The Complete Fourth Season. (Click the image above to enlarge)
In other news, the release of the next European single-disc title, "The Simpsons Gone Wild," has been pushed to June 15.
The next single-disc title,
Gone Wild," will
be released in the UK on May 3. As usual, it contains four episodes from both classic and
more recent seasons. Included on this disc are "Homer's Night Out," "Sunday Cruddy Sunday", "The Mansion Family" and "Homer The Moe," and possibly a short collection of character clips.
According to an unconfirmed
after his show in Canada, Conan O'Brien had said he'll be doing season 4 commentaries.
"Yeah, we recorded it last week."
Mike Reiss talked to DVDFanatic.com
about the Simpsons (and "The Critic") DVDs:
You know, I own these DVDs, I comment on them but I never watch any of them! I don't know what bonus material they have but they always seem to deliver. They take these DVDs very seriously so there is certainly a lot of commentary. There is commentary on every episode and we're getting the cast in more to do commentary so that's something.
The old news regarding The Complete Third Season and other titles released at the time have now been archived. This page is all set for news on The Complete Fourth Season, and other new Simpsons DVD titles.
Unfortunately, as Fox Home has neither revealed nor hinted practically anything about their plans for the 4th season, there's nothing solid to report about it yet.
In the meantime, Fox TV DVD in the UK
has announced that in addition to the season 4 boxed set, a single-disc DVD called
"The Simpsons Go Wild" and an unspecified number of new titles in
"The Simpsons Classics" series will be released later this year
in the UK (and possibly elsewhere in Europe and in Australia). The "Classics"
series currently consists of 5 discs available in the UK, each carrying 4 episodes from
various seasons (more info).
Last updated on September 9, 2004 by Jouni Paakkinen (email@example.com)