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South Park goes Ninja!
on 22 August 2011
A new dvd edition of season eight of the cult tv cartoon South Park. This is just the same as the previous version, just in slightly slimmer packaging with a different box cover.
All fourteen episodes of the season are here, spread over three discs.
Languages and subtitles are as follows:
Languages: English, German, Spanish.
Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish.
The only extras are a commentary on each episode from the two creators of the show. These can contain uncensored strong language but they're short - never more than five minutes in length - interesting, and often very funny, so they're well worth a listen.
Episodes are as follows:
'Good times with weapons.' Sees the boys buy ninja weapons and get into a lot of trouble as a result. This changes the animation to make them look like anime characters at certain points, which is something you may love or hate. But if you love it then you'll throughly enjoy it. The ending does reference something that was big in the news at the time the episode was made but probably won't be remembered by many now though.
'Up the down steroid,' has Cartman enter the special olympics in a bid to win gold. And Jimmy trying to do the same via taking steroids. There are some great moments of comedy here in a fun episode with a very satisfying pay off.
'The Passion of the Jew' has the boys sees the Mel Gibson movie and experience differing reactions. And find that the director is not a man to be messed with. Not an episode the creators of the show seem too keen on, but it is pretty clever and funny.
'You got F'd in the A' is a parody of modern dance movies as Stan is forced to get involved in a dance contest and Butters has to confront his past. Another one with some great moments and a memorable pay off.
'AWESOM-O' Has Cartman try and convince Butters he is a robot. But the joke goes badly wrong for Eric. The two are always a fertile paring for good comedy and a lot results in this because of that.
'The Jeffersons' has a man who acts a lot like Michael Jackson come to the town. Possibly another that is a product of it's time, but it dates very well.
'Goobacks' takes on the issue of immigration as people from the future come to the past looking for work and 'took orr jobs!'. A clever satire with a great ending.
'Douche and Turd' is bang on political satire as Stan finds the consequences of not voting in an election.
'Something Wall Mart this way comes' makes great points about how those who oopose megastores can't practice what they preach.
'Pre school' is a fun look at what the boys were like in their very early years. With some in jokes that will make Star Trek fans smile.
'Quest for ratings' has the boys running a news show and getting desperate for stories. An episode the commentary makes clear that had a bit of a tricky genesis, but it's pretty funny. And has film of cute animals in it as well.
'Stupid spoiled wh*re video playset' is a no holds barred and brilliant satire on Paris Hilton and her lifestyle.
'Cartman's incredible gift' sees him convinced he's clairvoyant and get roped into the hunt for a serial killer. Another with a slightly tricky origin, but still enough fun moments.
And 'woodland critter christmas' is the most incredibly twisted and brilliantly insane cute christmas animal show you will ever see.
A great end to a strong season.