Squidbillies – Volume 3 (Warner/Adult Swim DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B
you what! Dang ol’ Squidbillies has
really grown on me. The redneck squids
that oddly live out of water in the Appalachian region of North
Georgia have developed into one of the best series Adult Swim has to offer. In previous reviews I had mild praise for the
series, but I have since been immensely impressed with the satirical humor and
creative stylings the series has to offer.
that the early seasons of the series had a rough start, not quite knowing where
they wanted to take the characters, but had a loose general premise. The animation was crude and the characters demeanors
were even cruder, but 5 seasons later the rowdy crew of squids have managed to
blend original humor with innovative satire unlike many series on the air
today. With Aqua Teen Hunger Force consistently delivering reruns and Venture Bros being MIA (seriously, what
happened?) Squidbillies has taken
over as one of the most innovative series the network has to offer.
diehard American squids constantly get themselves into trouble, mostly
initiated by papa squid Early. Early has
his own way of thinking, which in its own crude way highlights the ignorance
that many people have and pokes fun at it.
Dragged along for the ride are Granny and Early’s dimwitted son Rusty.
Volume 3 is the best yet and I expect even
better in the future.
episodes included on this set are as follows:
The Liar, The Bitch and the
The Fine Ol’ Solution
Confessions of a Gangrenous Mind
The Big Gay Throwdown
Reunited and it Feels No Good
Not without My Cash Cow!
picture is presented in a 1.33 X 1 full screen image that once again highlights
the innovative animation techniques also used in the previous volume, giving
off a gritty, dilapidated backdrop that in engaging rather than detracting from
the picture quality. This season, however, I think has made drastic
improvements in the image quality.
Whereas in previous releases I thought even the characters were gritty,
the creators have stepped it up to make their creations colorful, bold and
clear….in a Squidbillies type
way. The picture is clean with colors
that are bright and consistent throughout, even with the intended stained
appearance of the scenery. The sound is again presented in a Dolby
Digital 2.0 Stereo mix with no surrounds, a feature many recent adult swim
releases continue to lack.
extras once again do not disappoint, as the creators obviously greatly care for
what the fans want and provide a hoedown of features to dance around. Special features include Art+Music: Ain’t this a Hat, It’s a Ragtop for Sexy Convertible
which showcases all 4 seasons of Early’s chosen hat attire. Also included are Funny Pete Stuff- Bumps
(essentially Squidbillies advertisements)
and Dragon Con 2009.
recommend this dang ol’ set.
- Michael P. Dougherty II