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Jay & Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O’ The Green (Industrial DVD set)/Tom Green Live (Image DVD/both 2012)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: B-/C     Concerts: B-/C



Now for more stand-up style comedy releases on DVD…



Jay & Silent Bob Get Irish is a follow-up to the new series of sit-down routines in which the duo talks to and jokes with the audience for an evening and will say just about anything they can think of that started with Jay & Silent Bob Get Old which we reviewed a while ago at this link:




This is somewhat more of the same with some new jokes, happy accidents and new news items to comment about non available for the other shows from the previous release.  Jason Mewes seems to be doing better and Kevin Smith is a little more energetic here as compared to the previous shows.  The two main shows are just fine and as quality as those from the previous set, plus we get a bonus performance taping from Las Vegas and 10 minutes of a new simulated sex routine with Mewes as the extras here.  Great for fans and not bad for anyone looking for raw humor, it has been issued just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.



On the other hand, we have Tom Green Live which is most shocking in showing that the unfunny would-be comic (he is just a guy who does tremendously outrageous things, but they are not really funny) is still alive and a little fatter.  He is also doing as much introspecting and talking as telling any jokes, including dealing with politics in his 54 minutes show here from Canada.  He comes across as sad and though he is together (one could make the case he was in as bad a shape as Mr. Mewes was and likely worse) he has little new to offer and when all is said and done, this is for fans only if that.


You could do worse, but not by much, making this more an odd curio than anything else.  A featurette about how his cable access TV show was picked up by MTV with plenty of archive footage is the only extra here.



The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on both DVDs are softer than I had expected with motion blur and a generally lackluster presentation.  Jay may have some more blue than Tom, but Tom is softer overall.  The lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo presentations in both cases fare better with audience audio in the background rightly, but nothing sonically shocking or problematic, which means they do the job.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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