Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Duckman - Seasons One Two|
Actors: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Michael Horse, Russell Means, Steven Weber
Directors: Anthony Bell, Bob Hathcock, Donovan Cook, Igor Kovalyov, Jaime Diaz
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Animation
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Duckman and Cornfed, it's about time too.
Armchair Pundit | Durham City, England. | 07/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last, one of my favourite modern cartoon characters is coming to a DVD player near me soon. I purchased Ren and Stimpy season one and two and enjoyed them, but this character is the one I've been waiting for. Trying to follow the adventures of this excitable private dick was an adventure in itself, as the TV station over here put it on at anytime, but always very late at night.
It always seemed to me that the TV station didn't know how to handle this show.
My VHS tapes are on the way out now, so this release has come at the right time.
Most of the subject matter will go over a childs head, but this is definitely not a cartoon for kids anyway.
The eponymous character comes across as a mixture of a wise cracking, un-pc, Inspector Clouseau type, it's his side kick Cornfed who's the real brains behind this outfit, and he's obviously based on; "Dragnets" Joe Friday.
If your easily offended you may find some episodes a bit indecorous, so you've been warned.
Though personally I can't wait, as I've pre-ordered it.
My favourite character after Duckman himself was his eldest son Ajax, "most excellently" voiced by Frank Zappa's son Dweezil.
Hopefully the remaining two seasons won't be too far behind in getting released.
This set should consist of twenty two episodes.
Original run dates, march 5 1994-september 6 1997.
(Overall there were four seasons, seventy episodes in total.)
This one will be played the moment it's delivered.
Thanks to mattd, I have been reliably informed that the Complete series will be released on the 6th of january 2009, it would perhaps be more financially astute to hold on till then."
Occasional edits bring it down to four stars
hmfynn | LA, USA | 10/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I won't echo the sentiments of all the previous reviews: clearly, if you remember Duckman enough to be searching for this DVD, you, like me, were a big fan when it was on USA. It's great to finally have this DVD after many years of no Duckman available to the public, and for many of you who didn't have the good fortune to tape the show when it was on the air, this will be your first chance in over a decade to relive the show AT ALL. The one thing that brings down the quality of this set is the occasional cut material. Granted, most episodes are untouched, and the ones that were only lost about 10 seconds of material, almost always for copyright purposes. For example, in one episode, Duckman has a seventies-style hallucination orchestrated by a Frank Zappa instrumental and culminates in a few bars of "Let the Sun Shine In." On the DVD, the hallucination ends before the song starts. It's literally just a few seconds of material, and of course this type of cut doesn't really kill any of the humor, but for purists like myself, it's annoying. If you're not annoyed with these very minor cuts, and are just plain thrilled to finally have whatever Duckman you can get, period, this set will not disappoint."
WHUT THE HELL ARE YOU STARIN' AT??
Cavin Mower | Kirkland | 06/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bought some crappy, foreign DVD copy of this most excellent show - the other reviewers are correct: excellent voice acting, writing, and amusing if not minimalist in its style of execution (Duckman has no eyes when his glasses fall off for example).
Duckman is a "Private Dick (for hire)", but doesn't even know what clues, evidence or even detective work all mean. He is emotional, judgemental, politically incorrect, abusive, controlling and yet he is also stupidly optimistic.
Highly recommended for laughing so hard, your abs might hurt! This review is for the show, as I await the DVD's with eager anticipation (or stupid optimism - see, it works!). Show is based on comic books of same name or vice versa."
Betty P. Thomas | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 06/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never, ever missed an episode of "Duckman" no matter how hard the USA Network tried to hide it from me. It was a brilliantly written show: subversive and funny and even (in its own way) sweet. Can't wait for the DVDs, and I HOPE HOPE HOPE it has extras!"