Aqua Teen Hunger Force – Volume 7 (Warner/Adult Swim DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an amazingly creative animated
series that has never failed to impress.
The humor ranges from intellectually stimulating too down right crude,
but either way it is astounding.
gripe I have with Aqua Teen Hunger Force
is not the set itself, but rather the inconsistency in which episodes are
aired on television. The series does not
maintain a weekly airing and constantly is showing reruns. Seasons have been seeming split and spread
throughout a year’s time, rather than delivering what fans want and
deserve. I love Aqua Teen and will continue to watch, but like any relationship I
want consistency, rather than always having to wait for a box set to see all
episodes included in this set are as follows:
From the Plaque Lagoon
Star Wars Out of 5
Last One Forever and Ever (Live Action)
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2-An-A-Half Star Wars Out of 5 is a creative episode that will
keep you guessing until the final reveal when it makes all too much (hilarious)
sense. The live action episode I did not
find so impressive as others have spoken about, but it was still humorous. But in the end there is not a bad episode in
the mix and Aqua Teen Hunger Force is
as entertaining, creative and awesome as ever.
dancing is forbidden…
technical features on this set are quite nice and appear to even be approved
over the Volume 6 release. The
picture on ATHF is presented in a bright, colorful, and incredibly crisp
1.33 X 1 full frame image that all in all impresses this reviewer.
Granted most of the animation is done exclusively on computers, but
nevertheless it looks amazing. As always,
the image transfers on the Adult Swim sets standout as incredibly well
done with precise detail attention. The sound this time around ahs been
upgraded to a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround that is nice. Whereas much of the series remains dialogue
driven, there is also a fair bit of action.
The directionality is nice and ambient noises are used at appropriate
times to heighten the already chaotic atmosphere. It was nice to finally see the series get the
treatment it deserved.
extras include Live Action Behind the Scenes: The Making of 12 minutes of
Television that Changed Television for 12 minutes; Rubberman Behind the Scenes:
Your Mom and Uncle Sing about Condoms; Dumb Down your Smart Phone; Terror Phone
II: The Legend of Rakenstein; Live Action Carl: The Dave Long Story: Shave your
Head, Grow a Mustache and Gain 80lbs for a Shot at Fame. The best feature is the Rubberman Behind the Scenes as it really nicely showcases the making
of a musical number on ATHF and the
time/talent that goes into every moment.
The other nice feature was the Live
Action Carl just because it was fun to see how ridiculous people can get
for a shot at fame.
and series are highly recommended…as always.
- Michael P. Dougherty II