Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Venture Bros Season Three|
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
"Dig deeper into the world of Venture with Season 3, a rich tapestry of past and present, cause and effect, unitards and bodystockings. Witness the genesis of villainous personae, the clash of sporadically opposing forces,... more »
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The hippest show on TV
Michael Vanier | Pasadena, CA | 04/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Venture Bros. is without a doubt my favorite TV show, and has been for a while. There is so much to enjoy about this show it's hard to know where to start. The writers (Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, also the voices of many of the characters) have taken the Jonny Quest concept and warped it beyond recognition into a tremendously enjoyable viewing experience. One thing I love about this show is Doc and Jackson's absolute refusal to dumb down the material in any way, shape or form. If you don't get a joke or a reference, you just have to rewind the DVD and watch again, or go online, or watch earlier shows (shows often refer back to tiny details in past shows, which you're expected to just know). Sometimes the jokes come from so far out of left field I end up shaking my head in amazement, as with an episode where two Men In Black-style government agents identify themselves as lepidopterists (as opposed to philatelists -- it'll make sense in context). Season 3 offers the same great writing as the first two seasons, but the look of the show has been dramatically improved with the 16x9 aspect ratio. The DVDs are also completely uncensored (I was amazed at how many swear words were in the episodes). This show can be enjoyed on many levels: the crazy comedy, the characters (who are endearing despite, or perhaps because of, their many foibles), the terrific over-the-top action sequences, the satire, the references, the amazingly convoluted backstory, and just the utter out-and-out insanity of every episode. The one negative thing is that the story has gotten sufficiently involved that it would be hard for a new viewer to really get what was going on by watching these episodes; you really need to buy the first two box sets (you can thank me later). Actually, there's another negative thing: after watching The Venture Bros., other TV shows seem depressingly stupid and boring by comparison."
Go Team Venture
Ishban | Kingston, RI USA | 05/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third season of The Venture Brothers is a big departure from the earlier seasons, and so too, this DVD set. It is pared down, including just the episodes (with/without commentary) and a few deleted scene storyboards. I was a little disappointed that there are no behind the scenes or interview bonus features as there are on the season one and two DVDs.
But that is not to say that I don't enjoy the set: as always, the packaging is hilarious in all its retro details and artwork (this season features an Atari theme).
All in all, I would welcome more bonuses, but the show is so good by itself, I hardly need more than that."
More than Expected
tesg | Iowa | 03/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While you might expect a lot of laughs and a great time while watching Season 3, you might NOT expect the level of F-bombs, S-bombs, and full-frontal nudity included in the home version. This is as uncensored as it gets.
Having said that, this is a must-own set. The show truly hit its stride in Season 3, and the Blu-ray release does not disappoint. No stretched images, everything is crystal clear, and there's a Dolby True-HD soundtrack (curiously not mentioned on the box art specs). The entire season of the Blu-ray version is on a single disc, so you can sit back and watch the whole thing without changing discs.
The bonus CD soundtrack is excellent too."
Brilliant, hilarious, wish there was more
Yuri | Canberra, Australia | 05/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All the characters we've met before are back in Volume 3 to build a very complete and very strange world. It develops the characters' various back stories and references previous volumes to provide long time fans a satisfying new chapter.
It's difficult to know where to start with a series like this, but I can tell you that my GF and I were still quoting lines from it for almost two hours after we finished watching the entire set.
The only downside is that there are only 13 episodes and deleted scenes as extras. Even so, it was well worth the wait for this latest installment.