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Rocko's Modern Life: Season One
review by Zach B.
Running Time: 300 Minutes
Starring: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler
Studio: Shout Factory
Retail Price: $38.95
Features: Interview with Christine Taylor
Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Stereo, Chapters (4 chapters per episode), Two-Disc Set
Released: July 19th,
Modern Life" is presented in 1.33:1 full screen — just as you (likely)
remember. The show's first 13 episodes look very nice on DVD, as it
showcases the show's unique animation: detail is good, and color
saturation is remarkably bright. The episodes look really sharp too,
and definitely stand out. Alas, the only downside is that the prints
used for these transfers aren't totally clean: blemishes and other
little annoyances pop up. Still, they're not overly distracting. Good
first season of "Rocko's Modern Life" features English stereo tracks.
Yes, the tracks have their limitations compared to today's standards,
but it's a pleasant surprise just how effective they are. The series'
various sound effects make good use of its limited channel: crashes,
splats and assorted other noises are very audiable, and pack a punch.
Dialogue is always clear and easy to hear, and the show's beloved theme
music also makes an impression. Rocko fans, you'll be quite pleased.
sure plenty of millenials have been anticipating this release, as
"Rocko's Modern Life" is a popular staple among that set. It's great
that Shout Factory gave this a wide release, but it's disappointing
there are no supplements. Hopefully season two will have some
featurettes of some kind, but those who love the series will at least
get good presentations of the first 13 episodes.