WATCH AS POP CULTURE'S MOST BAFFLING URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS ARE DEBUNKED, DECODED AND DEMYSTIFIED BY MYTHBUSTERS JAMIE HYNEMAN AND ADAM SAVAGE, WHO BLOW THE LID OFF THAT STUFF YOU'VE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT, LIKE: CAN THE F... more »ILLINGS IN YOUR TEETH REALLY PICK UP RADIO SIGNALS? ARE TANNING BED PATRONS GETTING BAKED FROM INSIDE OUT, AND COULD SILICONE IMPLANTS ACTUALLY EXPLODE AT A HIGH ALTITUDE? LEARN THESE ANSWERS AND MORE IN TESTS THAT SEPARATE THE REAL FROM THE REALLY OUT THERE! THIS FASCINATING COLLECTION OF 12 EPISODES FROM SEASONS 2 AND 3, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE FOUR-DVD BOX SET, INCLUDES A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS FEATURE: "MYTHBUSTERS: REVEALED" -- A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK THAT REVEALS ALL THE GAFFES, GOOFS AND EXPERIMENTS GONE AWRY THAT MAKE UP A TYPICAL EPISODE OF MYTHBUSTERS. FIND THESE EXCITING EPISODES IN THIS SPECIAL COLLECTION: EXPLODING TOILET BARREL OF BRICKS CELL PHONE DESTROYS GAS STATION PENNY DROP BURIED ALIVE LIGHTNING STRIKES/TONGUE PIERCING KILLER BRACE POSITION COOLING A SIX-PACK IS YAWNING CONTAGIOUS? HOLLYWOOD ON TRIAL SON OF A GUN SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP« less
"Ahh, the Mythbusters: if you haven't stumbled upon this show on the Discovery Channel yet, what are you waiting for? Over the years, Adam and Jamie (and Tory, Grant, and Kari) have thoroughly tackled some of our greatest urban myths, legends, and simply bizarre ideas, using their vast areas of knowlege in the sciences. Watching an episode is like watching the scientific method at work, and the personalities of Adam and Jamie make the show extremely entertaining. The projects they do are great for kids to see (although sometimes their language might not be appropriate for young people, depending on how uptight you are about that sort of thing) because they show how working through a problem can lead to very interesting results. I've learned a lot by watching this show.
This DVD set is very bare-bones. Only one behind-the-scenes feature, no commentaries, just full-length episodes (I think there may be some extra footage thrown in here and there; there are a couple small experiments that I don't remember seeing from the TV version). Plus, the episodes they chose for the set seem kind of arbitrary, just random ones from seasons 2 and 3. However, the new low price is MUCH better than the $60 or so you used to have to pay at the Discovery Channel website. I recommend this set to anyone who has ever been curious about their world. You will not be disappointed."
Great stuff, especially from season 1
Iljitsch van Beijnum | 01/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found it strange that there is no list of episodes, but decided to order the set anyway. I wasn't disappointed: there is some great classic stuff in this set. The episodes are 1 - 6, 34, 36, 37, 40 and 43 and the shop till you drop and MythBusters revealed specials. [...] There doesn't seem to be any region coding on the DVDs.
The episodes look very good, but sometimes I got the impression that the material wasn't filmed with widescreen viewing in mind, the framing can be on the claustrophobic side. (I.e., zoomed in a bit too far.) The earlier episodes have the myths one after the other, and you can select which one you want to watch. This is great. Unfortunately, in the later episodes we get the more familiar interweaving of the myths so you only get to select the beginning of the myth you want to watch but when the program switches to another myth you have to fast forward manually, there are no additional chapter stops."
Patrick | Long Island, NY | 05/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a 14 year-old, so-called pyromaniac, this show hits the spot for me, just not this season. If you are like me, and watch the discovery channel, hoping that some ship will sink on The Deadliest Catch, or that Bear Grylles will finally fall to his well-deserved doom on Man vs. Wild, this show is just the same. I personally watch this show hoping to see some amazing explosion that will break some Guinness-World-Record for the largest explosion held by some Russian guy whose name is harder to pronounce than an island in Indonesia. The truth about this season of Mythbusters is that things aren't as dramatic. Although the show gets much better as it matures, the first couple of episodes help the cast members find their comfort zone, and this makes the show MUCH more enjoyable. On the debate on weather-or-not to buy the box set, I say buy it."
Does Not Dissapoint
George Johnston | Anchorage, Alaska United States | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've waited a long time for some of these favorite episodes to come out in a collection, to make my mind up if I wanted to buy everything year by year or on iTunes. This Collection has many of my favorite episodes, but is not inclusive, so I'll buy the years as they become available. Go Mythbusters!"
Natalie Doman | KS | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mythbusters is a great show for everyone! The hosts, along with their team, crack myths and urban legends using science. This DVD Set is a great value for the money. 4 Discs for $20. I also found it was much cheaper than the Boxed versions sold on the discovery channel site which retailed for $50 each. The show is funny and you will learn from it whether you realize at the time or not. Great for kids, teenagers and adults. I feel like it is a parallel to the fun science shows of my youth like "Bill Nye the Science Guy"."