Tuesday, August 29, 2006

DVD Review ( Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1 )

This is the first of 3 volumes of Beavis and Butthead (BaB) DVDs. This one is good, but there are some problems. First off, I was dissapointed that in the opening sheet of paper you get says that Mike Judge would not be releasing the older episodes on DVD because he was ashamed of them. That's a slap in the face at fans. I also noticed that there was no commentary; a bummer. And the most dissapointing thing was probably the fact that most of the episodes are "Director Cuts" that don't actually add anything; just take away. Here is my review on the overall boxset and some of the good and bad episodes featured in this boxset. ( There are 40 episodes total on the boxset ).


[*] Indicates a "DVD Great"

Madame Blavatsky: 2/5 A really bad episode. Doesn't go much of anywhere. In this episode, BaB go to a fortune teller and find out their future. A boring episode.

[*]Pool Toys: 5/5 Mr. Anderson leave BaB to finish his pool while he goes out to find Spanish tiles. Little does he know that BaB are too stupid to figure out what to do.

[*]Figure Drawing: 5/5 BaB discover that figure drawing is cool because you can draw naked chicks. But what they don't know is that they also have to draw naked guys.

[*]Mr. Anderson's Balls: 5/5 Mr. Anderson goes golfing and keeps losing his golf balls. BaB take them and sell them back to people; including Mr. Anderson.

The Pipe Of Doom: 2.5/5 BaB find a pipe at a construction site and try to climb in. They get stuck and a news crew comes. They eventually come out, but then try to fit back in.

[*]Safe Driving: 4.5/5 BaB attempt to take a driving test, as well as watch a drivers training video.

[*]Vending Machine: 5/5 BaB try to get food from a vending machine but it won't come out. Beavis waits for Butthead to get money, but Butthead forgets all about it.

[*]Held Back: 5/5 BaB are sent back each grade until they goto kindergarten. Fed up with them, the principal at the elementary school sends them back to highschool.

[*]Choke: 5/5 BaB are eating chips; Butthead starts choking and it's up to Beavis to help him. By the end of the episode, Beavis chokes on the same thing.

Killing Time: 1.5/5 This is a terrible episode. BaB try to kill time by doing stuff waiting for a TV show they want to watch to come on. This is a really boring episode; NOTHING happens.

[*]Tainted Meat: 5/5 Beavis has what seems to be "crabs" and taints the meat at Burger World from scratching himself and touching the hamburger meat.

[*]Beaverly Buttbillies: 5/5 BaB think they struck oil. They attempt to sell it to people around the neighborhood. They soon find out it's not oil they struck; it's a sewer line.


Special Features: There are quite a few special features in this volume; as do volumes 2 and 3. There are 11 music videos with commentary by Beavis and Butthead. There is a Taint of Greatness documentary, Part 1, giving you a look inside to see what Beavis and Butthead is like around the world. It features Mike Judge as well as others that worked on the show. There are also Beavis and Butthead special appearances, promos, and montages.

This ( even though it has several problems ) is overall a great DVD. I was happy to see Beavis and Butthead finally on DVD. Sure the episodes are censored and it sucks, but it's all we'll get. Even with the episodes edited, if you're a true Beavis and Butthead fan, you will still find this DVD set great and fun to watch. I highly recommend this to fans of the show. It's a really good boxset well worth the money.


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