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South Park: Volume 6

review by Zach B.

 

Studio: Warner/Rhino

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Retail Price: $19.99

Features: Comedy Central Trailer, Trey Parker and Matt Stone Intros

Specs: 1:33:1 Standard, English Dolby Digial Surround Stereo

No one could account what kind of phenom "South Park" would be when it debuted during August 1997. I must admit, I was one of the watchers who tuned into the first broadcast, and after it ended, I was hooked to the show. I thought it was hilarious, really original too. I taped the episode, and from episodes then and on, and have seen them tons and tons of times. Of course, the show spawned a hit movie and a ton of catchphrases "They killed Kenny!", "Respect my authori-tah!" etc.) I consider myself a fan from the start, and was happy that Warner and Rhino were releasing episodes every year on DVD. Now I could finally replace my worn out tapes. (This is probably the final time you'll see this darn intro which I've used for the other five volumes).

The sixth volume of South Park has more mountain town fun. The first episode is a big fan favorite, and spawned a hit single in England, entitled "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls". This episode has a Sundance like film festival in South Park, where evil Hollywood executives plan to ruin the town. As so much garbage gets in the sewer system, we meet our old friend, Mr. Hanky, who's dying from all the junk people are dumping. It's up to Kyle and friends to save the day.

"Chickenpox" deals with Cartman's mom and Stan and Kyle's parents trying to expose them to Chickenpox by going over to Kenny's house. Feeling used by their parents, the kids decide to give their folks a pretty bad sickness to get back at then. Meanwhile, Kenny and Kyle's dad, who used to be best friends, try to get together once again.

"Roger Ebert Should Lay Off The Fatty Foods" has the town planetarium in an evil scheme to control the minds of everyone in South Park. Also, Cartman tries out to be in the Cheesy Poofs commercial.

Finally, "Clubhouses" has Stan and Kyle against Cartman and Kenny as they build clubhouses to impress the girls. Meanwhile, Stan's parents go ahead with a divorce, putting Stan in a state of confusion and awkwardness.

 

It looks just the same as the other volumes. The transfer for each episode is in full frame of 1.33:1. Detail is very good, and colors stand out. A step above as watching it on TV.

The episodes are in 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround. It sounds just like it does on TV. Dialogue is crisp and easy to understand, and the music sounds fine.

The usual, stupid sketches of Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the show creators) introducing each episode is included, as well as a Comedy Central trailer highlighting their other fine/crappy programming.

Once again, for a good price and a decent presentation, you can own four more episodes of the beloved animated series.

(4/5 (average of all four episodes), NOT included in final score)

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