(2015/Cartoon Network/Warner Archive DVD Set)
B- Sound: B Extras: D Episodes: B+
This DVD set is now only available from Warner Bros. through their
Warner Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.
those foul mouthed, poor mannered, and downright idiotic hillbilly
squids are back for Volume
DVD. The cast of Early,
his son Rusty, sister Lil, Grandma, the Sheriff, and evil corporate
genius Dan Halen all return to cause chaos. And as mentioned in in
previous reviews, the creators have truly honed in on the best parts
of the series; emphasizing the character flaws that make the show so
strange and wonderful.
series remains AMAZINGLY well done and interesting after all of these
years. The stories are mostly non-PC, not family friendly, and
(quite frankly) offensive; all reasons why it is so great. There is
no real continuity to the series as the characters are often mangled,
disfigured, or have other catastrophic events happen to them; things
that are ignored episode to episode. There are elements like Rusty's
son that are reoccurring; but overall continuity doesn't matter.
is a fun series that longtime fans will continue to enjoy and new
comers need not be afraid... just offended.
technical features are similar to previous seasons, but the release
overall can be described as barebones. This is a 'print to order'
DVD that may not play on all DVD players. It comes in a light weight
DVD case that showcases wonderful packaging art; but a far cry from
the cardboard slipcases of earlier seasons. No extras exist and the
picture and sound slide by as average or mediocre. The picture is a
widescreen anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 letterbox presentation
that gets the job done, but lacks the crisp clarity of other Adult
Swim series on Blu-ray; even being somewhat of a downgrade from other
DVD releases. There are intended 'flaws' to make the animation
appear worn and gritty; but even beyond that the image isn't the best
and colors could have been better. The sound is a lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 surround that comes mostly from the front though ambient
noises and music does utilize other speakers. Again no extras
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