May 30, 2006, 3:13 a.m. CST
by Curtis Spicoli
The testicle-torsion episode is destined to become a classic.
May 30, 2006, 3:42 a.m. CST
Any way whats the deal with Galactica sets in the US ATM? In the UK we've only got the original - no pilot no extras - season 1 set. Should I hold my breath and wait for something better? Cheers in advance...
May 30, 2006, 3:51 a.m. CST
Is it just me, or do kid's cartoons have the suckiest titles these days??
May 30, 2006, 6 a.m. CST
May 30, 2006, 6 a.m. CST
Herc, you mentioned everyone in Venture Bros. except one of the best/funniest characters in the whole series, Dr. Venture's most arch of nemeses (nemesi?): The Monarch... next to Brock, he is my favorite character. Taxi Driver: "What the hell is this supposed to be?" The Monarch: "An I.O.U.... FOR YOUR LIFE!"
May 30, 2006, 6:01 a.m. CST
Thanks for the Nip Tuck info Herc.
May 30, 2006, 6:08 a.m. CST
you seem to have missed the part where Herc mentions that the 10th Anniversary Edition is NOT pictured above. That's just a pic of one of the already released DVDs that only have like 2 or 3 episodes.
May 30, 2006, 7:09 a.m. CST
May 30, 2006, 8:25 a.m. CST
It's just a typical American mishmash of stolen Japanese ideas, packaged and sold to the US kids as something original. American (non-comedy) TV animation has never truly recovered from the Japanese invasion, and as long as the original US shows suck as much as they do (with Timm/Dini as the shining exception), I really don't care. Anime works just fine for me... just don't confuse the real deal with these weak copies.
May 30, 2006, 8:43 a.m. CST
by Mr Brownstone
4 disc 25th Anniversary edition in 2007. The news has been in Variety since Friday. http://tinyurl.com/rvyed
May 30, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST
Hazel ... August 1st, Bitches !
May 30, 2006, 10:10 a.m. CST
Finally here, and it turns out to be a moot point, since starting tomorrow I will begetting HBO Indemand for free.
May 30, 2006, 10:13 a.m. CST
I believe "The Tick" had to be some kind of inspiration for Brad Bird when he made "The Incredibles". I still chuckle to myself when I think about a superhero having to sleep on his sidekicks sofa because he can't afford his own place.
May 30, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST
You know I watched the South Park movies last night, and it is clear this movie enbolden them. Everything before this movie is just Jesus jokes, who cares? After the movie they figure they can get libs and hollywood. And they do so unrelentlessly. Family guy could learn a lesson from south park, but everyone already knows this.
May 30, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST
...as the most frightening image ever captured on these pages. Jesus H. Palomino, no wonder Rock Hudson went gay! What, does she have a grenade wrapped in that hair? Oy vey, anyone who tells you women in the 70s were any more attractive than, say, women in those old B&W photos from the 1920s -- they aren't paying attention...
May 30, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
May 30, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST
by Lain Of The Net
I found the live action Tick a couple of weeks ago for 10 loonies. Best 10 I ever spent. I've been hoping for the animation. The TICK is a righteous dude.
May 30, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST
Come on, gimme those sweet box sets of Joe and Peggy.
May 30, 2006, 11:08 a.m. CST
by future help
forgot to mention that one, eh? sure...they are not great...but all 3 flics for that price? (one being the cartoon) not too bad
May 30, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST
Heart & soul of the Scoobies; the show went completely downhill once she was gone.
May 30, 2006, 12:03 p.m. CST
Herc, you're slipping.
May 30, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST
That and Venture Bros. have made my day.
May 30, 2006, 12:19 p.m. CST
will there be another character head released with season 8 of the simpsons as a collector's case? i remember seeing a picture of 5 seasons' cases each with a different head of a simpsons family member
May 30, 2006, 12:58 p.m. CST
The original prices make an awesome point: ===========$31.99 The Complete First Season $47.99 The Complete Second Season $47.99 The Complete Third Season $47.99 The Complete Fourth Season $47.99 The Complete Fifth Season $47.99 The Complete Sixth Season $38.99 The Complete Seventh Season ================ The first season was just a half season so it should be cheaper. But even they acknowledge that season seven sucked. bwahaha.
May 30, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/az4b7 SWAK motha fucka
May 30, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST
yeah that's the pic i've seen, just wondering why that version isn't on amazon.com....
May 30, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST
...that the ALF cover is a little bit tasteless? (Hey, it's my cat's birthday today!). I hope that Kids In The Hall will come out one day in Germany. It never aired here, but I was able to watch it two months ago on a trip to Canada. I laughed my ass off!!
May 30, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST
Jeers for the poor animated The Tick offering. I smell double-dipping. There ought to be a complete series set released. I find it hard to believe there are any serious rights issues clinging to a cartoon that went off the air almost ten years ago.
May 30, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST
I threw up in my mouth a little when i saw the Williams Street dvds slip packed with this. I'm so glad I can watch this show whenever i want without having to wade through the crap that is the rest of [as]'s original programming
May 30, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST
by Gay Jesus Christ
It's like one big family guy pop culture skit. totally lame. Let me take johnny quest and put pop culture jokes inside of it. Really smart. It's been done and been done many many times before. SEALAB 2021 was CN's funniest show and it was smart too.
May 30, 2006, 6:52 p.m. CST
and the art is killer. If there was a foldout poster, I'd be the geek with it on my wall.
May 30, 2006, 7 p.m. CST
WTF? Where are they?
May 30, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
I'm actually surprised that the Venture Brothers are as popular as they are considering you had to be around in the '60s when Jonny Quest was on thursday Nights in Prime Time and back when the Marvel Comics Group characters the show parodies like the Fantastic Four and Dr. Strange were actually good. I suppose a hip enough youngster who saw JQ in reruns or had access to the reprints of the '60s comics might "get" the jokes, but that's not entirely the same as truly appreciating them. Yes, the Quest and Ventures casts are similar - except that the Venture Brothers have no occult ethnic pal (unless you count Dr, orpheus as the Hadji of the group) and no annoying pet dog mascot (unless you count Triana) and the Quests had no robot. But if you think there's a direct correlation, you're missing the point that Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture _IS_ Jonny Quest, grown up and badly messed up from his youthful adventures. *** And if you think Jonny is spelled "Johnny" take your "H", stick it in your arm and OD.
May 30, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Why are "Threshold" and "Surface" labeled "complete series" but "Invasion" labeled "first season"? Were they really that optimistic about being picked up when the package was designed? *** Also, I'm not clear on one point: how much are they offering to pay people to take "Joey"? *** Oh, and not that anyone here would, but you can go to ABC.com and watch every episode of Commander In Chief for free as streaming video - and only 45 minutes, with minimal ads, since no one wants to sponsor a bombed show. So why buy it when you can see it for free?
May 30, 2006, 8:36 p.m. CST
surface and threshold were booted back when; invasion was cancelled just two weeks ago. the package could change before the series hits shelving.
May 30, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST
by Hell's Cigarette
I assume this will probably be late September or early October for Region 1. I wonder whether the whole season will be released as one set, or if they will just release a second volume (or both)?
May 31, 2006, 12:44 a.m. CST
How can you give Hammer the shaft? He wrote a good portion of the episodes (including the great "Look under 'm' for 'Monarch.'" "Nope." "Then look under 't' for "THE Monarch." "No."). Not to mention he's an amazing painter and a stunning musician. You can see his art on DA, and his band is called Mors Syphilitca. I've met him twice. He kicks ass.
May 31, 2006, 1:23 a.m. CST
"Oooohhh...tiger BOMB." "Despite his racial handicap, Kano is a crackerjack pilot! Why, he could land her on a puffin!" "Chupacabra. They're everywhere down here." "Mecha-Shiva! Mecha-Shiva! Mecha-Shiva!" "It's just oregano! You've been smoking a LIE, you tiny fool!" You coulda told me he was a...dude." "Hank...if there was ever a time in your life I needed you not to be Hank, it's now." "Tell...Jonny...I love...ehhhhhhhkk..." "Yeah, they never show that part on TV." GLORIOUS!!!!
May 31, 2006, 3:30 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Specifically, Testicular Torsion. http://www.scrotalsafetycommission.com/ [Herc - thanx for responding to my question. That makes sense. It would just be sad if a fan - and the show did have some - misinterpeted that "first season" label and had false hope about the show being picked up on the "we don't want no stinking profits" network. Still, a movie to tie up the what happens to Larkin's baby cliffhanger would be nice, but I'm not holding my breasts.]
May 31, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST
It's AWESOME that Frank Grimes is on the DVD spine of Simpsons Season 8.
May 31, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST
It's fantastic, that at the funeral scene, Lovejoy says, "Frank Grimes, or Grimey, as he liked to be called," because it is clear that Homer just gave Lovejoy all of the information on him. And then the fact that Homer is sleeping, and everyone laughs at his "joke" as the body is just casually lowered into the ground. Fantastic stuff. Frank Grimes should have been involved with the Simpsons movie.
May 31, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST
by Bob of the Shire
Doris Day's diet consisted mainly of wild berries and human flesh. It is rumored that most of her "meals" came from nursing homes and adult day care facilities.
May 31, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST
by biscuit turner
Venture Brothers inlay art is by comic book genius Bill Sienkiewicz and it's awesome. Also, Phoney Bone, don't count on HBO On Demand running "The Wire" anytime soon - they will leave the Sopranos & Big Love on for a while, plus they have all of the new Deadwood/Entourage/Tourgasm/Lucky Louie eps to air. The DVDs are worth it anyway.
May 31, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST
it's unforgivable, it would be like not having duckman on DVD. oh wait, they don't. way to go USA. both shows were later syndicated on comedy central, so maybe it's their fault? now i can catch the TICK at 10:30 on Toon Disney. Is Disney sitting on the TICK rights? regardless of what people say about the simpsons or south park, these two series were the best animated shows ever on television IMO, to not have either of them available on DVD is almost criminal. The friggin ALF cartoon is on coming out for cryin out loud.
May 31, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST
by Toxic Frog
The TICK!!!!! ANIMATED!!!! DVD!!!!! FINALLY!!!! YEEEEHAW AND SPOON!!!! The cartoon is far superior to the still-pretty-cool live-action show.
May 31, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST
And are you serious biscuit turner? Bill Sienkiewicz does the inside art? I am on my way to pick this thing up right now.
May 31, 2006, 5:11 p.m. CST
... to be "alarmingly entertaining"?
May 31, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST
Actually the Venture Bros. DVD has been ready since at least Nov. of last year. Hammer had it in his computer.
May 31, 2006, 6:22 p.m. CST
by biscuit turner
Yup, he did the Venture Bros. art. See a sample here - http://jacksonpublick.livejournal.com/12413.html It's incredible.
June 1, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST
by humans." ................ And Herc might be right... Still love Buffy after all these years. Brilliant writing!
June 1, 2006, 3:36 p.m. CST
So many new TV shows that got cancelled a few episodes in on DVD and still no Wonder Years? Cruel fate, why must you mock me!!
June 1, 2006, 5:23 p.m. CST
Im a big fan of american tv shows, stuff like buffy, angel, 24, lost stuff like that. I have to admit Im not up un 'night stalker' or 'veronica mars' are these shows any good ? If you had to name some must see tv for someone in the uk what would it be ?
June 1, 2006, 8:17 p.m. CST
No HAWAII FIVE-O... dang.
June 1, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST
has a lot to do with securing the rights to all of the music. Most shows didn't think to ask for the home video rights back then.
June 2, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
...what's ANAMORPHIC mean?
June 2, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
set or two or five.
June 4, 2006, 1:19 a.m. CST
by Voice O. Reason
There's a version of the video encoded into the disk that is specifically shaped to fit a 16:9 screen, instead of a standard 4:3 screen.