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Reno 911 – The Complete Fifth Season (Comedy Central DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: C



Reno 911 continues to be popular, though the feature film only did so well.  Maybe taking a show that relies on sending up the frivolous nature of shaky video and sloppy editing ala “reality TV” should stay on TV.  You can read more about the film at this link:





This Complete Fifth Season set is three DVDs, has all the shows and comes in slender cases.  The show’s comedy is the kind that you can say is an acquired taste.  Either you get it or you do not.  Spoofing the likes of Cops, the show could be only a one-joke comedy, but I admit it is a little more than that.  The only problem is that once you get it, it either remains funny or not and I am of the group who falls into the latter category.  At least fans will like this set.


The 1.33 X 1 image is good, new and clean NTSC professional analog video and one of the last such shows we will ever see produced as such.  Color is consistent under the circumstance.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 is stereo enough, though the series is always trying to make their audio sound like a location recording.  Extras include audio commentary from the cast, over 40 minutes of extended scenes and featurette Cop Psychology: Inside The Minds Of Reno’s Deputies.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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