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Best cartoons in over a decade bowdlerised by UK Censorship board
, 17 Sept. 2006
This review is from: The Ren and Stimpy Show - The First and Second Seasons [DVD] (DVD)
First of all, let me say that these first and second season episodes of Ren & Stimpy are the finest TV animated cartoons ever made.
Sadly, when the American DVD was made, the mastering team used versions of the episodes that had had material removed to free up time on commercial-heavy American TV. However, the DVD restored other cuts that had been made for children's TV.
This British DVD has been taken from the same source as the US version, but now adds cuts of its own. The British Board of Film Classification have decided to remove the end of one of the cartoons to make it suitable for children and idiots. This DVD is not aimed at children. If it was, it would have been released under the Nickelodeon brand. Also, the episode that children's TV executives "banned" (that is, decided to confine to the vaults for over a decade) - "Man's Best Friend" - which was on the American DVD, is missing here, probably because of its violent content.
This makes the tagline at the top of this being a "Collector's Edition" utterly laughable. Save yourself the bother and buy the American Region 1 version - it's still incomplete, but at least it's incomplete because of an accident instead of nanny-state government censorship.
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