South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season (2007)

Genre(s): Animation / Comedy
Paramount || NR - 308 minutes - $49.99 || August 12, 2008
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2008-08-16


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

A U D I O &
.:: V I D E O ::.

Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): Matt Stone & Trey Parker (created by)
Cast: Matt Stone, Trey Parker


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Commentary Mini’s


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital Stereo)
  • Subtitles: NA

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.::THE FILM::.

Unlike my esteemed colleague, Brian the Movieman, who reviewed season 10 I have been an fan of “South Park” since the very beginning. The very first episode aired on August 13, 1997. The next day was my first day of high school and I remember being very nervous and anxious that day. I, like many other kids at the time, used my white out pen to write "South Park" on my trapper keeper. A girl sitting next to me named Heather noticed it and said, "Hey, you like South Park? I like South Park? Did you see it? Wow!" It was an important icebreaker and moment in my life and although me and the girl never really did TOO much (we were good friends that year and I ran into her one time in college and that's about it) it's an fond memory, one of many associated with the show.

For 12 seasons now, “South Park” has been entertaining me and many others with its satirical, sometimes very crude behavior and with season 11 that tradition continues. Like every south park season, it's an hodgepodge of spoof (‘The Snuke’ which is an take on “24”), outright silliness (‘More Crap’ which features Stan's dad, Randy trying to take the biggest well... you know, in the world), commentary on pop culture (‘With Apologies to Jessie Jackson’, Michael Richards saying the N word), Kids being kids (‘The List’ in which the girls make an list of the cutest guys and Kyle is voted ugliest), and, one that's come of age in more recent seasons, the multi-part episode (‘Imaginationland Parts 1-3’).

For the most part, the episodes are a riot. ‘The Snuke’ is probably my favorite followed closely by’ The List’, 'Fantastic Easter Special', ‘With Apologies to Jesse Jackson’, and the multi part ‘Imaginationland’ rounding things out. There are no real duds here -- though ‘Cartman Sucks’ is such a... strange episode that I found an bit disturbing, but still funny -- which is good but there aren't any "top 10's of all time" here either. Season 11 is not the brilliance that season 5-8 were (with 8 being my favorite) but it's still great.

Season 11 Episode List:
1. The List
2. Guitar Queer-o
3. Imaginationland Episode III
4. Imaginationland Episode II
5. Imaginationland
6. More Crap
7. Le Petit Tourette
8. Night of the Living Hom
eless 9. D-Yikes!
10. Fantastic Easter Special
11. The Snuke
12. Lice Capades
13. Cartman Sucks
14. With Apologies to Jesse Jackson



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Commentary Mini’s - Matt and Trey give 5 minutes commentaries on each episode. I laugh all the time at these but they're just too damn short. I always want them to keep going. I hear they have a full length one on the separate ‘Imaginationland’ DVD. I might have to rent that just to hear it.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

“South Park” always looks and sounds good. Not Blu-ray quality or anything but the colors are bright and there's never any artifacts or anything like that. The audio available, a Dolby Digital Stereo, doesn't give speakers a workout but it's not meant to.



.::OVERALL::.

At this point in the show's history, most people know if they'd like it or not. But then again, maybe not. If you're someone who thinks it's just fart jokes (because you remember the first season or two), I strongly urge you to check it out and look again. The show is much different than that now. If you're a fan already, pick it up. You've got to have this. To any who don't like crude humor, well, you've already made up your mind.