In that post I wished that the genies at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment would continue to release these compilations.
Well, who knows when that wish was granted--- because I just discovered it TODAY--- but low and behold a SECOND Treehouse of Horror collection has been released!
I think this is really great. Not only do I not have to buy the multiple The Simpsons seasons on DVDs to enjoy the one part that I really really want (not that the DVD sets aren't exceptional... they are), but by downloading on Amazon or iTunes, I can take these with me on my iPhone or portable media player to be enjoyed on-the-go. That last line sounds like something I would hear in an infomercial, so let me tell you what I'm talking about...
Just imagine those times in October when you're eating lunch at your desk, or standing in line at the bank or waiting in a super-long line for a Halloween scare-maze... these are the moments to be filling your limited October-time with these delicious little morsels of Halloween. The great thing about the Treehouse of Horror episodes is that they're made up of mini-stories. You don't need a whole half hour. You can watch "The Shinning" while the woman with the funny hat at the post office counter debates which stamps she wants to purchase (always a decision... the flowers... or the obscure dead guy who invented paste or something...).
What's contained in Treehouse of Horror Collection 2? Here's what you get per the listings:
Treehouse of Horror II
In the second annual terror-themed trilogy, a monkey’s paw that grants wishes leads humanity to fall prey to sadistic space aliens. Also, Bart assumes incredible powers for mischief, turning Homer into a giant Jack-in-the-Box; and Mr. Burns puts Homer’s brain into a robot’s body — only to discover the robot is now as lazy as Homer was.
Treehouse of Horror V
Act 1: The Simpsons are employed on Mr. Burns’ country estate — and Homer goes insane. Act 2: Homer’s attempts to repair a toaster lead him repeatedly back into the past — and he inadvertently changes the future. Act 3: The school cafeteria turns to an unusual source of food — and schoolchildren start mysteriously disappearing.
Treehouse of Horror VIII
In “The Homega Man,” Homer must confront a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Bart becomes half-boy, half-fly in “Fly vs. Fly.” And we learn a shocking secret about Marge and her sisters in “Easy-Bake Coven.”
Treehouse of Horror XIV
In this annual Halloween horror-fest, Homer is excited to inherit the powers of the grim reaper, until he discovers he has to kill Marge, Professor Frink reanimates the body of his father (voiced by Jerry Lewis) but then discovers his father has become a Monster, and Bart and Milhouse find a stopwatch that allows them to stop time but soon find it boring.
Treehouse of Horror XI
In this annual three-part horror-themed trilogy, a dead Homer attempts to enter Heaven by doing one good deed, intelligent dolphins wage war on mankind, and Bart and Lisa become a Hansel and Gretel, avoiding a terrible fate with the aid of a book of fairy tale.
Treehouse of Horror XVIIAND!!! It should be noted that if you buy the collection through iTunes, you get an extra 9 minute animatic with illustrated commentary by Simpsons Creator Matt Groening, uberdirectors David Silverman (Monsters, Inc, The Simpsons Movie) and Jim Reardon (Wall-E).
In this lucky 17th annual Treehouse of Horror, Homer becomes an insatiable blob, and when Dr. Phil tries to cure him he is eaten as well; Bart discovers a Golem from Jewish mythology and uses it to do his bidding; and aliens invade the earth during a scare caused by Orson Welles' classic Halloween radio broadcast.
Pretty great. The only thing stopping me from dumping my DVDs forever is that very rarely are there "extras" on digital downloads. Dear iTunes and Amazon, you WILL get my money if you add more extras like this to your "Album Only" purchases.
So go! Download! Watch! iTunes link is HERE! Amazon links are below!