New Release: The Muppets Take Manhattan Blu-ray

The Muppets Take Manhattan
Release Date:
Aug. 16, 2011
Price: Blu-ray/DVD combo $19.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Muppets From Space
Release Date:
Aug. 16, 2011
Price: Blu-ray/DVD combo $19.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Muppets Take Manhattan movie scene

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway for Kermit and the gang when The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie and all their felt-covered, fuzzy friends (including Zoot, that cool sax player) take the high-definition Blu-ray route for the very first time with my favorite Muppet movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan.

In the 1984 family musical, the gang hits New York in search of Broadway stardom. You’d think that with all the film’s guest stars — including Joan Rivers, Liza Minelli, Gregory Hines, Brooke Shields and Mayor Ed Koch — the nutty Muppets would be able to find a producer for their show (that’s the movie’s general plot), but it take a long, long time before their musical opens on the Great White Way. Along the way, though, there are enough laughs, songs and Muppet-styled silly happenings to go around for everyone.

Helmed by Frank Oz (The Score) in his solo directorial debut, The Muppets Take Manhattan Blu-ray includes the following bonus features, all of which were first seen on earlier DVD editions of the film:

  • Jim Henson interviews
    • Directing vs. Acting
    • Kermit & Jim
    • Magic
    • Expanding the Character’s Role
    • Kermit Comes Alive
    • Experimenting
    • Filming in New York City
    • The Art of Puppetry
    • The Kitchen Scene
    • Director Frank Oz
    • Singing in Character
    • Kermit’s Voice
    • A Team Effort
    • Cameo Roles
  • Muppetism featurettes
    • Fozzie Bear
    • Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog
    • Pepe

Not nearly as fun as The Muppets Take Manhattan, the 1999 feature Muppets From Space contains deleted scenes and a music video as bonus features on its Blu-ray.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.