Site created 12/15/97.
review added: 7/29/99
Too Hot for TV 2000
1999 (1999) - Studios USA
Television Distribution (E Realbiz)
review by Todd Doogan,
special to The Digital Bits
Ratings: A/F (see review)
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): B-/B/B
Specs and Features
65 mins, NR, full screen (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered,
Amaray keep case packaging, bonus interview with Jerry Springer,
additional "extra hot" bonus footage, film-themed menu
screens with animated transitions, scene access (26 chapters),
languages: English (DD 2.0), subtitles: none
Oh, boy.... I feel
like I'm slumming here, so I'm going to try and devote as little
time and space to this disc in a review as possible. As a service to
our more liberal-thinking audience out there (those who may like
The Jerry Springer Show), I'd
at least like to let them know this disc is out there. Okay, so here
goes: Hey! Everybody - there's a DVD version of Too
Hot For TV 2000!
I don't believe in the concept of "guilty pleasures", but
for those who do, this show would fall into that genre. Despite my
feelings that I shouldn't, I like the Jerry
Springer Show... and I have to admit, I liked it better
with all the fights. As the show is now, it's too watered down for
its own good. The Too Hot For TV
series brings back the fight factor, dispenses with all the "bleeps",
and throws in some T&A for good measure. Nowhere else will you
see as much hair pulling, bouncing plastic breasts, or tacky
clothing choices packed into one source. When it's all over, you'll
wish there were much more - and for those who buy this title on DVD,
you'll get more. A whole reel of nudity-based clips. It's loads of
white trash fun. In the ratings summary section above, you'll see
two film ratings, an "A" and "F". The "A"
is for fans -- they'll love this. The "F" is for anyone
who turns their nose up at Jerry's show -- they'll most likely hate
this with an even greater passion. As the saying goes, buyer beware.
The DVD is okay. The video quality is fine. There's not too much
digital noise on the disc, and the sound is pretty good. It's like
watching a finely tuned-in TV broadcast. The transition between the
DVD menu screen is a poorly-animated Jerry Springer, shrugging as
chairs are being tossed, and getting tackled by his security guard
Steve. Funny, but it could have used some sound - maybe the "Jerry!"
chant over and over. How fun would that have been? An extra, on top
of the other added footage, is an interview with Springer and his
cigar, which is huge (the cigar I mean). Me thinks there's some
Freudian issues we could tap into here, but I'm not even gonna go
there. Jerry talks about the origins of the show, and how he feels
about it in general -- nothing more than we've heard before anywhere
else, but a nice add-on anyway.
If you're a die-hard fan, you can't pass this disc up. If you're
curious, stick to the show. But if you have fond memories of the
good ol' days when Klan members hit each other with chairs, lesbians
stole wives away from husbands, and women called each other bitch
while pulling hair - this is a must-purchase DVD. Jerry! Jerry!
Jerry! Jeez, what am I saying?
THIS DISC IS CURRENTLY
OUT OF PRINT.