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Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: the Complete First Season
     

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: the Complete First Season

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Prepare to laugh through the bitter truth about everything from alternative medicine to the end of the world with the DVD release of Penn & Teller: Bullshit. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the image sports well-balanced colors and even skin tones. Audio is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo, and Spanish Mono with optional English

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Prepare to laugh through the bitter truth about everything from alternative medicine to the end of the world with the DVD release of Penn & Teller: Bullshit. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the image sports well-balanced colors and even skin tones. Audio is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo, and Spanish Mono with optional English subtitles. In addition to including every episode from the first season of the myth-debunking Showtime series, Showtime Entertainment has also included some fun extras. While a bonus episode entitled "The Ghost Segment" is an entertaining exposé of supernatural scams, its tone doesn't match that of most episodes and it's fairly easy to see why it was left on the cutting-room floor. An interview with frequent Penn and Teller collaborator and vocal skeptic James Randi exposes the more damaging effects of so-called psychics and spiritual mediums, with deleted scenes and outtakes giving the viewer a real sense of how fun it must be to be involved in the production of the show. A brief behind-the-scenes segment provides alternate, shot-on-camcorder takes of Penn and Teller in action on the set, and the "wraparounds," while fairly useless, give a quick look at how the segments are connected before the show hits the air. For the uninitiated, there are also biographies for both Penn and Teller, but then again, if you've already shelled out the hard-earned cash to pick up this entertaining release, you're probably well-aware of what you're getting yourself into.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
UPC:
0758445204520
Rating:
NC-17
Source:
Showtime Ent.
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:04:00
Sales rank:
58,320

Special Features

Closed Caption; Naked promo; Bonus episode: "The Ghost Segment"; James Randi interview with Penn & Teller; More Bullshit! -- Deleted scenes; Bullshitting Around -- Outtakes; Behind-the-scenes; Wraparounds; Penn & Teller bios

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intimate Connections [6:35]
2. Shotgun Psychics [5:54]
3. Parlor Tricks [10:39]
4. Pushing the Buttons [2:54]
1. Power of Suggestion [6:10]
2. Stress Relief [10:10]
3. Back Crack [3:47]
4. Manipulating Wellness [9:25]
1. Abducted by Idiocy [7:28]
2. Probing for Memories [7:11]
3. Pay for Play [6:56]
4. Real Fake Proof [8:03]
1. Tom of the Hill People [6:00]
2. Prophets for Profit [6:38]
3. Apocalypse How? [9:07]
4. Sole Survivor [6:05]
1. Legislating Behavior [5:01]
2. Born with Vision [10:42]
3. Make My Kid Smarter [9:44]
4. Terrified Suckers [4:15]
Side #2 --
1. Selling Size [8:31]
2. Getting Bigger [8:44]
3. Arousing Appetites [2:47]
4. Of Scents and Sizes [9:48]
1. The Super Science [8:29]
2. Feng Shui Haircut [7:38]
3. Finer Points of H2O [12:07]
4. Somebody Buy a Bullshit! Bottle [1:20]
1. Pesky Creationists [8:06]
2. Guessing Theory [4:27]
3. Evidence of Evolution [11:24]
4. Science vs. Non-Science [2:10]
1. The American Dream [9:52]
2. Happiness Through Juggling [6:31]
3. Conquering Fear [6:55]
4. Luckily He Died? [6:17]
1. Mind Over Matter [9:13]
2. Sucker Subculture [11:42]
3. Dirty Dogs [3:34]
4. One Million Dollars [1:38]
Side #3 --
1. Bold Promises [5:31]
2. Diets Just Don't Work [8:24]
3. Judging Greatness [10:33]
4. Spread the Technology [1:47]
1. Hoax Kit [9:06]
2. Idio-Motor Response [5:19]
3. New Age Paint [10:05]
4. Your Brain on Dreams [1:51]
1. Confusing Catasrophe [5:23]
2. Say What You Mean [11:24]
3. Tree Hugging [10:35]
4. Revolutions [1:46]

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Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: the Complete First Season 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who would have thought that it was going to be Penn & Teller who took on so much of the craziness so many people beleive? BS is what Frontline would be like if it had a (twisted) sense of humor and produced by a bunch of wise-guys. BS is great. BTW, the water episode is famous and should be seen by all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago