Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eric Stough
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart
If Cartman is your favorite student at South Park Elementary School, this set is for you. Comedy Central recently released South Park: The Cult of Cartman: Revelations on DVD.
Collected in this release are 12 episodes that all feature Cartman in the center of each story. Cartman, not known for his subtle tongue or forgiving nature, is shown in all of his outrageous glory.
Included in this release Scott Tenorman Must Die, A.W.E.S.O.M.O, The Death of Eric Cartman, Cartoon Wars, Part I, Cartoon Wars, Part II, Le Petite Tourette, Tonsil Trouble, Eek, A Penis!, Cartmanland, Up the Down Steroid, Super Fun Time and Ginger Kids.
While I loved all of the episodes, I have a few favorites from among those offered.
Le Petite Tourette finds Cartman discovering the joys of having Tourette’s syndrome. Drunk with the power of saying whatever he wants without getting in trouble for it, he lines up National TV Coverage to take advantage of his new life with no filters.
Tonsil Trouble follows Cartman as he searches his soul after a routine tonsillectomy goes horribly wrong, Cartman comes face to face with his own mortality.
Ginger Kids features Cartman suffering from a mysterious and sudden on-set of the disease, Gingervitus. Sick and tired of being ripped-on because he now has red hair, light skin and freckles, he rallies all ginger kids everywhere to fight against discrimination.
Scott Tenorman Must Die has Cartman planning the ultimate revenge. After the other boys explain to Cartman that pubes don’t count unless you grow your own, Cartman realizes he’s been tricked by the school bully, Scott Tenorman.
Super Fun Time finds Cartman and Butters on an adventure. While the kids are on an educational field trip to a living museum, Cartman makes Butters sneak away from the class to go to the amusement center located next door.
Either you love South Park and relish every politically incorrect moment and look forward to those moments when you say out loud “How did they ever get that past the censors?” or you just don’t get it.
I get this show and love this collection. Even if you are working on a collection of the season boxsets, if you love Cartman, this is a nice set to have to pop in when you want a good laugh for you and your friends or you have some easily offended friends you are ready to chase off. I do have one final thought. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a Butters collection?
South Park: The Cult of Cartman: Revelations is presented in the original full frame aspect ratio. The colors are vibrant and these episodes look a bit crisper than they did when originally broadcast.
South Park: The Cult of Cartman: Revelations is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is crystal clear and easily understood. Closed captioning is also available on each episode.
The Packaging and Bonus Features
South Park: The Cult of Cartman: Revelations is presented in a cool case that is made to look like a bible with gold tinged pages. A nifty way to present these two discs.
Not much is offered in the way of bonus features. There are new animated sequences at the beginning of each episode and in the menu. And, that is all.
Overall (Not An Average) 7/10
The Episodes 8/10
The Video 7/10
The Audio 7/10
The Packaging and Bonus Features 3/10
Overall (Not an Average) 7/10