Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 01/04/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is so much cool stuff that was on Liquid TV that is not on this DVD that one struggles to consider it 'The Best of'. Where are the 'Dear Mum' sketches, or the Oingo Boingo song 'Don't go in the Basement', or the 'Istanbul was Constantinople' song, or 'The Art School Girl's of doom, or 'Dog Boy'? None of it is here. Sure we have some cool stuff like couple of 'Stick Figure Theatre' sketches and some 'Bobby and Billy' and, the way past cool, Aeon Flux. But I reckon there won't be any other DVDs of Liquid TV so go right out and buy this. It's still worth it."
Its cool, but where are the greats?
Skye Knighton | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"They have the Aeon Flux, they have the Psychadelic Detective ("You'll never take me alive!" "I never said I would."). But there is definitely some of the greatest stuff missing. Another reviewer mentioned the "Der Mum" shorts, I also think they should have included "Running Man," and the rest of the Aeon Flux shorts. What about the short with the workers getting replaced by robots? They missed out on a lot of Cut-Up Cameras, too. This isn't a fans' choice, this just seems to be a random collection, which is sad, because Liquid Television was a truly great show."
Best of Liquid Television. Don't think so...
email@example.com | Central Iowa U.S.A. | 04/09/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"These are far from the strange and bizarre shorts that I remember. Other than a few "Aeon Flux" shorts and a "Bobby & Billy" or two, you probably won't even recognize this DVD as "Liquid Television". Remember the crap that had to be waded through to get to the good stuff? Well here is a 90min. showcase of it. Typical Mtv... All fluff... NO SUBSTANCE!"
Rottenberg's rotten book review | nyc | 07/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Is MTV for real? LqTV, for a few years, was the finest showcase for original and imaginative animation on MTV. But that was before the onslaught of reality-TV, a genre we can blame on shows that MTV pioneered, like "Real World" and "Road Rules". While MTV reality shows have gotten the season-box-set treatment, the best they can apparently do with this fine show is to merely excerpt it. While I'm happy to see almost any reminder of this great show from the days when MTV was actually worth watching, the monumental gap in the way this show has been treated is infuriating.
First off, we get some "Beavis & Butthead" and "Aeon Flux" really don't belong here. Not that they're not great - they are, but each got their own show anyway. If we're gonna be picky, we should have more of the stuff from animators who didn't get their own shows, or even much time on LqTV. This disc is even more annoying because of what was left out - much of Brad Dharma, psychotic postcards ("Dear Mum, met up with `Operative...X'".) and "Stick-Figure Theater". The disc seems to concentrate on the mini-franchises" - ongoing work recurring throughout the series, like "Winter Steele", and ofcourse "Aeon Flux" - likely because they think just one "episode" is sufficient reminder of all of them. (Though I guess that there's an argument to be made for this given "Art School Girls, of Doom".) The work that collectively became LqTV was funny, poignant, biting savage but also tender. And much of it was apparently tossed, just so we could concentrate on whole seasons of "Pimp My Ride" and "Cribs". Unless you somehow recorded and kept this show when it appeared in the early `90's, or got a bootleg copy of it, or a video disk "ripped" from a bootlegged VHS, it's sad to say that this will be your only reminder of what MTV once was, and your only respite from what MTV has become."
Good, but missing some key material.
Stephen Rejniak | Rocky Hill, CT | 01/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD has some memorable stuff, but where is some of the more bizarre stuff. Remember that bit with the postcards and that agent who narated it, starting off by saying, "Dear, Mum....", and how about that "Istanbul" video? That's why I bought it... because of those things!"