FUTURAMA: VOLUME 8

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Attention, easily brainwashed citizens of Earth! You are now under the control of FUTURAMA Volume 8: the highly animated sci-fi comedy from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Packed with mind-altering, brain-exploding extras not shown on TV, this outrageous collection includes 13 mesmerizing episodes featuring maniac street racers, robot grave robbers, and nerve-wracking nose transplants. You’ll watch, you’ll laugh, you’ll obey. The Hypnotoad commands it!

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Futurama” has come to an end…again. While I didn’t love this second batch as much as the first run, it did have its moments. I can’t name many off the top of my head, but Sergio Aragones was in the Comic-Con episode. You know! The one where Starbuck cosplays as an alien and gets Lrr to fall in love with her. Those were some good times with the Planet Express crew. I just wish I could say the other seasons weren’t so incredibly hit and miss. They couldn’t even stick the trilogy episodes anymore.

There is still something about the series finale that bugs me. Much was made about Fry and Leela getting married and the subsequent stories to be told. Then, Comedy Central cancelled the series like a bunch of punks. Honestly, while watching the constantly recycling and time loops of the series finale…I don’t believe this was a bad thing. The show had hit a point where the expiration date had passed and they were just spinning their wheels. Sometimes, early series bows are a blessing.

The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a crisp 1080p transfer across the 13 episodes. Plus, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track works for what it is. It’s comparable to past Blu-Ray releases. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.

RELEASE DATE: 12/10/2013

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