South park was an instant hit during it's first season because we'd never seen the like before. But with anything like that the novelty value will soon wear off, and the second season, whilst managing to be funny at times, just wasn't quite as good.
But come the end of that and the release of the movie version, the show started to steadily regain ground as the writers really figured out what they could do with their scripts and what they wanted to do with them also.
The resulting third season, where they steadily start to get it right, is here on dvd in one box spread across three discs. There are seventeen episodes in total.
language options: english german spanish
subtitles: english danish dutch finnish german norwegian spanish swedish
the only extras are commentaries from the shows creators trey parker and matt stone on each episode. these only run for roughly four minutes each, but they're hugely entertaining listens as these two are very articulate and smart and outspoken individuals and great to listen to.
some episodes, such as 'spontaneous combustion' 'the red badge of gayness' and 'the succubus' take ideas and whilst funny dont perhaps make as much of them as they could. but the sheer inventiveness of the writers best work can be seen in 'tweek vs craig', with it's bizarre use of live action flashbacks, the trilogy of episodes 'cat orgy' 'two guys naked in a hot tub' 'jewbilee' which all take place on the same night and are linked, and the dramatised christmas album 'mr hankeys christmas classics' all show the sheer potential of the show when it really lets rip. as it would manage to do more often than not from then on.
This is not the best season, but it's a show on the way to getting there....
This is a 15 certificate dvd because of the situations in the episodes and a couple of bits of unbleeped strong language in the commentaries, but I doubt fans of the show will mindRead more ›
South Park is hilarious and very relevant to whatever's happening in the world. I disagree with anything negative said about this season, the picture might not be fantastic but they make fun of themselves in the movie about the animation being crappy and it just adds to the show! Rainforest schmainforest is so good! and I have lost count of how many times Ive watched The Succubus! Although an older season its a must have!!
This season has many South Park classic episodes such as Chinpokomon or (one of my personal favorites) Sexual harassment Panda. But unfortunately that's all there is together with mini commentaries from the writers which last from 4 to 7 minutes. Even though the complete lack of extras let me down nonetheless it's a must have for every fan.
I just love these cartoons. They're as funny now as when I first watched them 15 years ago. Funny, vulgar, irreverent and downright wicked, Matt & Trey are not averse to bucking the trend and sometimes exposing the hypocracy in our society.
South Park is a great show so I won't go into too much detail.
This season 3 repack is a slimmer version to the boxset that was previously available and for the price its great. Only fault would be that the older boxed sets looked more appealing but who can complain after all you're getting the same show.
There are 17 episodes on 3 discs in this set. There is no option for episode selection there's just a 'play all' option. However by pressing the next chapter button on your remote you can fast forward to episode 2, 3 etc.
Disc 1 - 7 episodes
Disc 2 - 5 episodes
Disc 3 - 5 episodes
The DVD is presented in 4:3 full frame and the quality of the print is decent enough for a show that was made over 10 years ago, just like earlier seasons of other animated shows such as Family Guy the animation would improve as the series progressed.