South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

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Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

     
 

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The South Park animated television show has cultivated an enormous following, and this crudely funny and supremely foul-mouthed spin-off movie has been given competent if less than extravagant DVD treatment. The minimalist animation that is the trademark of South Park does not exemplify the wonders of DVD as well as the likes of Fantasia 2000, butSee more details below

Overview

The South Park animated television show has cultivated an enormous following, and this crudely funny and supremely foul-mouthed spin-off movie has been given competent if less than extravagant DVD treatment. The minimalist animation that is the trademark of South Park does not exemplify the wonders of DVD as well as the likes of Fantasia 2000, but South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut blends in some impressive CGI that really comes into its own in the smooth, anamorphic widescreen transfer. Sound-wise, there is a choice of Dolby 5.1 or Surround Sound, which ensures that the marvelous musical numbers (not to mention the expletives) can be heard in crystal clarity. Unfortunately there are few additional features of any note. The menu screen is amusing, and scene access is deftly handled, plus those of a hardy disposition may enjoy watching the film with the subtitles on (watch those obscenities roll by!). However, the trailers are of limited appeal, the teaser in particular suffering without the surprise element that made it funny in cinemas. Though a commentary would perhaps not have worked, a little background to the film would have been welcome, particularly given the involvement of George Clooney, Minnie Driver, and the rest. This DVD will probably be essential for most South Park fans, but it is still something of a missed opportunity.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Easily the most outrageous animated feature film spawned by a TV series, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut flogs innumerable victims with its satirical lash, and does so with cheerful, unapologetic subversiveness. Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny sneak into a Canadian-made (R-rated!) film starring the irrepressible Terrence and Philip. When the boys emulate their foul-mouthed faves, the entire town rises in protest and eventually instigates a war with Canada -- much to the delight of hell-bound lovers Sadam Hussein and Satan, who would love to use the conflict to conquer earth. Mayhem ensues. To top it all off, the movie's also a musical...of sorts. The hilarious songs, penned by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (with help from Hollywood vet Marc Shaiman), come complete with sprawling dance sequences and include comic takes on everything from the mythic adventures of figure skater Brian Boitano to patriotic anthems, like the Oscar-nominated "Blame Canada." Bigger, Longer, and Uncut might be tasteless, as its detractors have contended, but it's also easily the most audacious animated film recently produced in this country.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There are two distinct reasons that South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut should be appreciated. First, it is one of the few major Hollywood releases that directly addresses the way the entertainment industry and parents both shape youth culture. The satire on this point is sharp and uncompromising. The adults recognize the Terrence and Phillip movie for what it is -- stupid and vulgar. Instead of discussing it with their kids, the parents choose a scapegoat. Secondly, this is one of the best movie musicals of the '90s. Trey Parker, working closely with soundtrack guru Marc Shaiman, created a dozen original songs that spoofed popular music, and, more impressively, beloved Broadway musicals like Les Miserables and The Sound of Music. Their Oscar nomination for Best Song was a (probably grudging) acknowledgement that they had crafted songs that added characterization and advanced the plot, while also working as both parody and entertainment even when removed from the context of the film. Not for the faint of heart or the easily offended, South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut is a hybrid of styles rarely seen in movies. It is both an uncompromising satire, and a brilliant musical.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
UPC:
0097363368243
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Comedy Central
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:21:00

Special Features

Three theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trey Parker Eric Cartman,Mr. Garrison,Mr. Hat,Officer Barb,Stan Marsh
Matt Stone Kyle Broflovski/Kenny McCormick
Mary Kay Bergman Mrs. Cartman,Mrs. McCormick,Sharon Manson,Sheila Broflovski
Isaac Hayes Chef
Jesse Howell Voice Only
Anthony Cross-Thomas Voice Only
Francesca Clifford Voice Only
Bruce Howell Voice Only
Deborah Adair Voice Only
Jennifer Howell Voice Only
George Clooney Voice Only
Brent Spiner Voice Only
Minnie Driver Voice Only
Dave Foley Voice Only
Eric Idle Voice Only
Nick Rhodes Voice Only
Toddy Walters Voice Only
Stewart Copeland Voice Only
Stanley G. Sawicki Voice Only
Mike Judge Voice Only

Technical Credits
Trey Parker Director,Songwriter,Producer,Screenwriter
Frank C. Agnone Co-producer
Pam Brady Screenwriter
Martin Cendreda Animator
Anne Garefino Co-producer
Bruce Howell Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Liebling Co-producer
Tony Nugnes Animator
Mark Roybal Associate Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer,Songwriter
Matt Stone Producer,Screenwriter
John H. Venzon Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selection
1. "mountain Town" [:03]
2. Asses Of Fire/"uncle Fucka" [:36]
3. "wendy's Song" [3:36]
4. Fragile Little Minds [2:36]
5. World News [:07]
6. "it's Easy, Mmmkay" [:21]
7. "oh, My God, They Killed Kenny!" [1:34]
8. Heaven And Hell [4:01]
9. "blame Canada" [1:51]
10. Partners In Evil [2:28]
11. "kyle's Mom's A Bitch" [2:47]
12. The V-chip [1:35]
13. The March Of War [:22]
14. "what Would Brain Biotano Do?" [6:48]
15. The Seventh Sign [1:10]
16. "up There" [2:41]
17. "la Resistance" [1:24]
18. Saddam Is From Mars, Satan Is From Venus [2:04]
19. The Mole [1:51]
20. "i Can Change" [2:00]
21. The Uso Show [1:57]
22. "i'm Super" [2:45]
23. Throw The Switch [3:12]
24. Blood Of The Innocent [3:21]
25. Kenny's Wish/"mountain Town" (reprise) [1:05]
26. Credit [1:45]

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