South Park - The Complete Fourth Season

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Overview

Paramount Home Entertainment has released its fourth box set of episodes from Comedy Central's gleefully tasteless animated series South Park, and while this set will doubtless please fans, it doesn't offer much in the way of bonus goodies. South Park: The Complete Fourth Season features 17 episodes from the show's fourth cycle, all formatted in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1; the transfers are sharp and clean, and it's nice to see the material without the all-too-familiar Comedy Central ...
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Overview

Paramount Home Entertainment has released its fourth box set of episodes from Comedy Central's gleefully tasteless animated series South Park, and while this set will doubtless please fans, it doesn't offer much in the way of bonus goodies. South Park: The Complete Fourth Season features 17 episodes from the show's fourth cycle, all formatted in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1; the transfers are sharp and clean, and it's nice to see the material without the all-too-familiar Comedy Central "watermark" in the lower right corner. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the sound offers more punch than in its broadcast version. The episodes are in English, but feature no subtitles or alternate language options. The only notable bonus material on this collection are commentary tracks for each episode from series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but for this set Parker and Stone have opted to offer what they call "fun-size commentaries," which last no more than five minutes at the opening of each episode. While they do offer some interesting and often funny anecdotes along the way (particularly in dealing with the network's concerns about handicapped character Timmy, who made his debut in season four, and their unusual down-to-the-wire working methods), generally they stop talking just as they've started to hit their stride, making the commentaries more than a bit frustrating. The only other bonus items are three short bits culled from Comedy Central shows, though this set does include the rare episode "Pip, an oddball adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations that rarely pops up in reruns and will be unfamiliar to many fans. South Park: The Complete Fourth Season certainly offers up this material in well-polished form, but unfortunately doesn't offer much else for fans looking for something more.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Commentary by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone; Dolby Digital: English stereo
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Editorial Reviews

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At first content to merely shock, South Park quickly evolved into clever, often hilarious, social satire where no subject was taboo. It would be interesting to see what ideas didn't make it past the censors. With Season 4, South Park also went high-tech, dropping the labor-intensive cardboard cutouts in favor of computer-aided animation. This allowed creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to be nearly as up-to-the-minute as the evening news. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the episode "Trapper Keeper." Airing only one week after the 2000 presidential election, a subplot involving a kindergarten class election skewered the "hanging chad" scandal in Florida. Elsewhere in Season 4 things were less topical, though just as funny: Kyle needs a kidney transplant and Cartman is the only donor match in "Cherokee Hair Tampons," which also includes guest stars Cheech and Chong; in "Something You Can Do with Your Finger," the boys form a teen pop group, Fingerbang, after Cartman sees the group in a dream and decides it's a message from God; Chef declares South Park's flag racist in "Chef Goes Nanners," but Stan and Kyle want to keep the design as it is; and Cartman turns to the Internet to find a more mature group of friends and discovers what NAMBLA actually stands for. Kenny, of course, dies in each and every episode. Add to this another classic Christmas show, the return of Saddam Hussein, and the first appearance of Timmy in the season premiere, and you've got the best fourth season of South Park ever! -- Bill Pearis
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • UPC: 097368798946
  • Rating:

  • Source: Comedy Central
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 6:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,802

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Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000
      Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000
      Timmy 2000
      Quintuplets 2000
      Cartman Joins Nambla
      Cherokee Hair Tampons
   Commentaries
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: On
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: On
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Chef Goes Nanners
      Something You Can Do With You Finger
      Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?
      Probably
      Fourth Grade
      Trapper Keeper
   Commentaries
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: On
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: Off
Side #3 -- Disc 3
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   Episode Selection
      Helen Keller! The Musical
      Pip
      Fat Camp
      The Wacky Molestation Adventure
      A Very Crappy Christmas
   Commentaries
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: On
      Commentaries: Commentary With Trey and Matt: Off
   Comedy Central Quickies
      Chappelle's Show: Love Contract
      Reno 911: Mime
      South Park: Cripple Fight
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb

    This is probably the funniest show ever created. its so clever in that since it insults everyone you really cant get upset about it. You have to get this because it is probably the best season

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