Jimeoin-All Over the Shop (2003)
Main Menu Audio & Animation
|Year Of Production||2003|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes, a couple of written jokes.|
††††I think that, having seen Jimeoin live many times, I was at a slight disadvantage when attempting to enjoy this show. Jimeoin: All Over The Shop is quite the opposite of the recent release of Robin Williams: Live On Broadway. On that disc, we are treated to a brilliant performance of a manic and obviously dirty-minded Robin Williams, totally unlike the majority of that comedianís exposure, which has been through his somewhat tempered films. Jimeoin: All Over The Shop is a live performance of Jimeoin doing largely what Jimeoin always does, only not so good.
††† I really like the work of Jimeoin. I think heís a very subtle and very clever comedian. He works by setting up jokes by planting inadvertent and totally silly phrases here and there, which seemingly mean nothing, and then cashing in on them in long elaborate workings. The last time I saw him live, I was in stitches. Unfortunately, this is just not his best performance. Of course, like a lot of things, comedy is very subjective, so donít take what Iím about to say as gospel. Furthermore, Iím going to refrain from making any more comparisons. Itís not fair to compare Robin Williams and Jimeoin as their styles are so radically different, just as it would be unfair to class his work against the classic live shows of Eddie Murphy ó Delirious and Raw (although, while Iím on the subject, where are those fine comedic performances on DVD?). What I am writing here is merely my impression. Quite honestly, the work of Jimeoin is unlike anything else.
††††Jimeoin works into this routine with the classic gag of finding the funniest spot on the stage, and then, much like the title of the show suggests, proceeds to bounce all over the place. For someone who claims that he doesnít rehearse his shows, I still found him using a lot of material I have seen him perform before. The best part was his final song, which was very well done, but still not worth the price of admission as far as I was concerned. There were just not enough of the clever little nuance jokes or the bizarre insight jokes. I still got a giggle or two, but he is generally better than this, so I was disappointed. But who knows, if youíve never seen him live, you might love this. Unless youíre a huge fan, though, I recommend renting this rather than purchasing.
††††Presented in 1.33:1, non-16x9 enhanced, this is the original aspect ratio.
††††The quality of the picture is generally good from what is obviously a low budget production. Although I wonít say definitively, I would suggest that this was filmed on video rather than film. This is because the colours were slightly muted, and shadow detail was not very good.
††††On the plus side, there was very little grain and almost no MPEG artefacts apart from some very mild aliasing. There was little low-level noise and no flecks of grain or dirt.
†††† The English subtitles are yellow, which is good, because Jimeoin is wearing a white t-shirt on a dark stage. They are clearly visible and capture just about everything said with the exception of his accent -- but who wants to read phonetics anyway?
†††† This is a single-sided, single-layered disc.
†††† There is only one soundtrack here, an English 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo track.
†††† Thereís very little to be said about this track. The most important things to note are that dialogue was always clear, there were no sync problems. Otherwise, the track is unimpressive. There were no real directional cues I could detect, and the only time there was any ambient sound worthy of discussion was during his musical track. This was also generally clear, with no distortion that was not a result of Jimeoinís intentional method of playing.
†††† There was, obviously, no subwoofer use.
|Surround Channel Use|
†††† The main menu is presented in a 1.33:1 ratio, non-16x9 enhanced. It has a 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo track. The other menus are likewise in 1.33:1, static, but with no sound.
†††† Four stills outlining Jimeoinís comedic history.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
†††† There is, as yet, no R1 release.
†††† Jimeoin: All Over The Shop is probably not good for anyone who has seen him live multiple times, but if you are fresh to his brand of silliness, and like a good giggle, you should check him out.
†††† Video is reasonable, and kind of suits the low budget nature of this production.
†††† The sound is what can be expected of this kind of show ó who on earth wants their stand up comedy remixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound? What would be the point?
†††† The extra is pretty rudimentary.
|DVD||Panasonic DVD-RV31A-S, using S-Video output|
|Display||Beko 28" (16x9). This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver.|
|Speakers||Energy - Front, Rear, Centre & Subwoofer|