South Park

Volume 7


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Details At A Glance

General
Extras
Category Comedy Theatrical Trailer(s) None
Rating Other Trailer(s) None
Year Released 1998 - 1999 Commentary Tracks None
Running Time 109:37 minutes Other Extras None
RSDL/Flipper No/No
Cast & Crew
Start Up Language Selection then Menu
Region 2,3,4,5,6 Director Matt Stone
Trey Parker
Studio
Distributor

Warner Vision
Starring Cartman
Kyle
Stan
Kenny
Chef
Mr Garrison & Mr Hat
et al
Case Super Jewel
RRP $39.95 Music Adam Berry

 
Video
Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame MPEG None
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Dolby Digital 2.0
16x9 Enhancement No Soundtrack Languages English (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192Kb/s)
French (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192Kb/s)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Miscellaneous
Macrovision Yes Smoking Yes
Subtitles French
Dutch
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

Plot Synopsis

    This particular compilation of South Park episodes differs from previous compilations, as the last three episodes in this compilation are of considerably higher technical quality than the first two. All of our favourite characters are here in full force at their comedic best.

    The episodes contained on this compilation DVD are;

    It is worth pointing out that each episode except for the last one abruptly ends after the Executive Producer credit. The last episode continues on and displays the Braniff Airlines and the Comedy Central logos.

    The last three episodes have brief black-outs spread through the episodes, presumably for the insertion of commercial breaks.

Transfer Quality

Video

    The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. It is not 16x9 enhanced.

    The quality of the transfer is acceptable for the first two episodes and quite good for the last three episodes. The latter three episodes are quite sharp and well-defined compared to previous episodes of South Park.

    The colours were well presented throughout, with just the slightest hint of chroma noise at times. There was no colour bleeding. Once again, the latter three episodes were of higher quality in this area than the first two episodes.

    No MPEG artefacts were seen. There was some minor aliasing seen in the last 3 episodes, particularly Prehistoric Ice Man, in which Larry's shirt shimmered quite noticeably at times. This aliasing is clearly a result of the increased resolution of these episodes.

Audio

    There are two audio tracks on this DVD; an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack, and a French Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. I listened to the default English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack.

    Dialogue was a little difficult to make out at times, but this was more a fault of the diction of the characters rather than any fault of the mix.

    There were no audio sync problems with this disc.

    The music was all in stereo, excepting for the title song which was in mono, and was unremarkable.

    The surround channel was not used.

    The .1 channel was not used other than for a solitary thump towards the end of Prehistoric Ice Man.

Extras

    There are no extras on this disc.

Menu

R4 vs R1

    These episodes are not yet available in Region 1.

Summary

    South Park is crude but it is very very funny.

    The video quality is acceptable, with the last 3 episodes significantly better looking than the first two.

    The audio quality is acceptable.

    There are no extras.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Michael Demtschyna (read my bio)
23rd May 2000

Review Equipment
DVD Loewe Xemix 5006DD, using S-Video output
Display Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 4:3 mode, via the S-Video input. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.
Audio Decoder Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital AddOn Decoder, used as a standalone processor. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.
Amplification 2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer
Speakers Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Hsu Research TN-1220HO Subwoofer