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South Park
Volumes 4, 5 & 6
1998 (1999) - Comedy Central (Warner Bros.)

review by Todd Doogan of The Digital Bits

South Park, Volume 4South Park, Volume 5South Park, Volume 6


Film Rating: A
Well the next set of DVD volumes is upon us and we at The Bits couldn't be happier. It's no secret that we're fans of these dirty little smut-mouthed kids, and they've really grown comedically over the last year. Scoop these up, because they're super sweet.

Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): B+/B+/B
The audio and video are very good. Gone are the reported "pops" that so many people complained about in the first wave. The video does have a little bit of NTSC shimmer, but this is so much better than watching them on regular TV. The intros by Parker and Stone are a bit funnier this time around. They're both in a retirement community playing Slayer, throwing ninja stars at their guests, making bacon-laced food products and feeding pork to a cannibalistic pig named Macon. It's very funny. There's also a new commercial for Comedy Central's The Daily Show, hosted by Jon Stewart.

Overall Rating: B+
You can't go wrong with South Park on DVD. The problems collector's had with the first volumes are fixed (including the addition of closed captioning). The quality is wonderful on DVD and the disc's will look great in any collection right next to South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. If you're a fan, you probably already own them. If not, what are you waiting for?

Specs and Features

Volume 4: 125 mins, TV MA, full frame (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered, Snapper case packaging, commercial for Comedy Central, introductions for each episode by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, program-themed menu screens, episode access (5 episodes: Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut, Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut, Terrance and Phillip: Not Without My Anus (not listed on packaging), Chicken Lover and Ike's Wee-Wee), languages: English (DD 2.0), subtitles: none, Closed Captioned

Volume 5: 100 mins, TV MA, full frame (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered, Snapper case packaging, commercial for Comedy Central, introductions for each episode by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, program-themed menu screens, episode access (4 episodes: Conjoined Fetus Lady, Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, Flashbacks and Summer Sucks), languages: English (DD 2.0), subtitles: none, Closed Captioned

Volume 6: 100 mins, TV MA, full frame (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered, Snapper case packaging, commercial for Comedy Central, introductions for each episode by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, program-themed menu screens, episode access (4 episodes: Chef's Salty Balls, Chickenpox, Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods and Clubhouses), languages: English (DD 2.0), subtitles: none, Closed Captioned

Todd Doogan
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