THE SIMPSONS - TREEHOUSE OF HORROR
The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror
Director: David Silverman, Klay
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Format: Animated, Colour, Closed-captioned
Includes "Treehouse of Horror V," "Treehouse of Horror VI," "Treehouse of
Horror VII," and "Treehouse of Horror XII",
Special featurette with Kang and Kodos,
you're a Simpsons-phile like me
who tapes all the episodes as well as collect the current DVD
box sets being released (I know: it's rather pathetic and sad) then there
wouldn't be much sense in buying this collection of four Simpsons
so-called Halloween Specials.
Chances are you'd probably own one or a few of them
Also, if you're buying the DVD box sets as they're being released each
year then you'll end up with duplicate episodes on DVD as well. That is,
if you're the patient type: with only one season being released per year
on DVD it means that, well, the episodes currently being aired on TV would
only hit the DVD
shelves in a
decade or so!
Yup, so this collection is for
impatient folks who can't wait that long or
anyone who isn't that seriously into the show (implausible as it sounds
such people do indeed exist) and just want a sampler.
The episodes are:
Treehouse of Horror V
"The Shinning," a tribute to the horror classic. "Time and Punishment,"
where Homer time travels via a toaster. "Nightmare Cafeteria," where
school staff perfects the art of serving the student body.
Treehouse of Horror VI
"Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores," where advertisements have their revenge.
"Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace" finds Groundskeeper Willie as a
Freddie-type. "Homer3" has Homer visiting the mysterious third dimension.
Treehouse of Horror VII
"The Thing and I" introduces us to Bart's long lost evil twin. "The
Genesis Tub" casts Lisa as a creator of a tiny little world. "Mr. Kang
Goes to Washington" has aliens taking on the form of Bob Dole and Bill
Clinton, just in time for elections!
Treehouse of Horror XII
"Hex and the City" has a gypsy cursing Homer and everyone he loves. "House
of Whacks" puts the Simpsons in a computerized home. "Wiz Kids" is a
tribute to the first Harry Potter movie.
These aren't quite
the best Simpsons episodes there are, but some of them are hilariously funny. Also, some episodes
contain some rather classic SF elements (such as Homer travelling back in
time and killing all the dinosaurs when he infest them with the flu
? it is a spoof of a Ray Bradbury short story titled
A Sound of Thunder which has recently
been made into a movie by the director of
Timecop and 2010, slated for an early 2005
THE DISC: I'm sure they could have fitted in another episode.
get a special featurette with Kang and Kodos which is a
senseless segment consisting of segments from other episodes. Without the
context of the episodes
in which they aired, the bits are just meaningless
WORTH IT? Buy it if you don't already own these episodes.
Your money would be better spent on the box sets