Robot Chicken-Season 6 (Blu-ray) (2007)

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Released 20-Nov-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Claymation Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Lots of them
Deleted Scenes
Storyboards
Audio-Visual Commentary
Audio Commentary
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2007
Running Time 220
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Chris McKay
Matthew Senreich
Seth Green
Tom Root
Studio
Distributor
Adult Swim
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Standard Blu-ray
RPI ? Music Adam Sanborne
Michael Suby


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Robot Chicken is a stop-motion animation satirical television series created by actor Seth Green and Matthew Senrich. It has been running since 2006 and has so far produced 6 seasons of satirical silliness. Over the same period they have now produced three Star Wars themed specials plus a DC Comics themed special. This review covers the Season 6 full season release on Blu-ray.

    The comedy here is a mixture of juvenile, gross and clever satire.Those who have entered Robot Chicken via the Star Wars or other specials may be surprised by the extent of the bodily function and sexual humour here which is certainly amped up in this season based on the comments from the writers and producers. I suppose the best comedy always pushes the boundaries of accepted good taste, however, sometimes this doesn't so much push the boundaries as stamp all over them, rip them apart and feed them their entrails.

    Regardless, fans will know exactly what they are getting themselves into across the 20 episodes contained on this single Blu-ray set including a Christmas special. Each episode is approximately 11 minutes and is named after a different way to die e.g. 'Eaten by Cats', 'Poisoned by Relatives', 'Hemlock, Gin & Juice'.

    Funny but gross.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good with no issues to report.

    The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 1080p.

    The picture was very clear and sharp throughout.

    The colour is excellent, with no issues to report.

    There was some minor shimmer/aliasing at times.

    There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired which are easy to read.

    


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Audio

    The audio quality is very good.

    This disc contains an English TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack and commentaries in Dolby Digital 2.0.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to hear.

    The score and music used are minor in the grand scheme of things.

    The surround speakers were used for a little atmosphere at times.

    The subwoofer was used occasionally.

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Extras

    Squillions of extras are included.

Menu

    The menu features some of the music and is still.

Audio Commentaries 

    The writers and voice cast commentate on every episode usually featuring Seth Green & Matt Senrich plus a rotating cast of others. They are generally silly but do give some background into choices made and the ideas behind the jokes..

Making of - Season 6 (10:08) 

    Making of featuring behind scenes footage, interviews with the writers and voice cast recording sessions.

Chicken Nuggets - Video Commentary

    The writers and voice cast provide video commentary for three episodes. Not bad.

The Wilson Identity: From People to Puppets (1:32)

    Behind the scenes of the scenes involving Wilson the volleyball.

They Came to Play (5:40)

    Voice cast featurette featuring interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Our First Ladies (6:15)

    Featurette about the show getting its first female writers in Season 6.

Kirkman on Kirkman (2:26)

    Featurette about the creator of The Walking Dead and his involvement in the show.

Outtakes (3:53)

    Voice recording stuff ups and ad-libs.

My First Time (1:43)

    Interviews with first time voice cast members.

The Dirt on Seth & Matt (2:24)

    The voice cast talk about Seth Green & Matt Senrich.

The Inside Joke (2:00)

    Behind the sketch about one of the writers.

The Benefits of Robot Chicken (3:31)

    Do the crew use Robot Chicken to get girls?

Who the F* is Zeb? (6:14)

    Others talk about writer Zeb Wells.

Post Apocalyptic Future of Holidays (4:54)

    Behind the Mad Max inspired sketch.

Deleted Channel Flips (13:07)

    Very short promo sketches.

Deleted Scenes (2:40)

    5 scenes which are not overly funny with intros.

Deleted Animatics (55:13)

    Lots of ideas which were taken to animatic stage but not animated.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    Our local release is coded for all regions and content wise seems to be the same as the US release. Draw.

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Summary

    A funny but gross collection of skits, made with stop-motion animation.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    The extras are extravagantly plentiful.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, February 24, 2014
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DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
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SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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