Robot Chicken-Season 6 (Blu-ray) (2007)
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Lots of them
|Year Of Production||2007|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
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.
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.
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.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu features some of the music and is still.
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 featuring behind scenes footage, interviews with the writers and voice cast recording sessions.
The writers and voice cast provide video commentary for three episodes. Not bad.
Behind the scenes of the scenes involving Wilson the volleyball.
Voice cast featurette featuring interviews and behind the scenes footage.
Featurette about the show getting its first female writers in Season 6.
Featurette about the creator of The Walking Dead and his involvement in the show.
Voice recording stuff ups and ad-libs.
Interviews with first time voice cast members.
The voice cast talk about Seth Green & Matt Senrich.
Behind the sketch about one of the writers.
Do the crew use Robot Chicken to get girls?
Others talk about writer Zeb Wells.
Behind the Mad Max inspired sketch.
Very short promo sketches.
5 scenes which are not overly funny with intros.
Lots of ideas which were taken to animatic stage but not animated.
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..
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are extravagantly plentiful.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp 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 Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|