C D E
F G H
I J K
L M N
O P Q
R S T
U V W
X Y Z
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Starring and Written by: Dave Attell
Directed by: Beth McCarthy
Retail Price: $19.99
Features: Deleted Scenes, Dave Pollutes a Music Festival, Dave's Middle East Tour, Dave's Booze Cruise
Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Stereo, English Closed Captions, Scene Selection (10 Scenes)
Released: December 11th, 2007
"Captain Miserable" appears in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, just as it aired on TV. Not that stand-up performances are known for their visual splendor, but this transfer is nothing special. There is a lot of noise and edge halos throughout the performance, and the overall image quality is a bit blah and oddly somewhat grainy. Attell's fleshtone looks petty much flawless, and color saturation is fine. Again, nothing amazing, but you're watching this special for the jokes - not how everything looks.
"Captain Miserable" is presented in English Dolby 2.0, sounding pretty much like a stereo track. There's not much to say here: Dave's banter is annunciated, clear and easy to hear, and there's the audience's applause and laughter - which thankfully don't overwhelm the comic. The music that opens the special sounds fine, too. There are no subtitles, but English closed captioning is available through your television.
There are actually a few extras here. First up are 10 Deleted Scenes
from the special (why in non-anamorphic widescreen!?) lasting eight
minutes. There are some amusing moments here that fans of the special
and the comic should enjoy, and I suppose they were cut given that this
special had to be kept to an hour.
"Captain Miserable" is a very amusing showcase that highlights Dave Attell's natural knack for stand-up comedy, let alone some of his un-PC thoughts. Fans of the comic, or of his Comedy Central series "Insomniac," will definitely want to look into this disc - and the extra features are a nice plus, too.