South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season
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Mini-Audio Commentary by Trey Parker and Matt Stone on all episodes
Bonus Episode: #1302 The Coon (airdate: 03/18/2009)
All fourteen episodes from South Park's notorious 14th Season are packed into this exclusive three-disc set. Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as they dive into social networking, defend against annoying Jersey “muff cabbage” and finally reveal the secret identity of Mysterion in an epic three-part saga. Top that with some never-before-seen deleted scenes and a little crème fraiche, and you’ve got a collection that will leave you drooling. Shablagoo!!
|Actors:||Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall, April Stewart|
|Format:||Animated, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Number of Discs:||3|
|Run Time:||22 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||April 26, 2011|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 97 reviews|
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224 of 244 found the following review helpful:
4.5 stars for South Park. 0 stars for Comedy Central censoring episode 201. The terrorists win, for real! Apr 21, 2011
The big moment is here... and brace for disappointment. Not in the brilliant writing of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this season is HILARIOUS.
What's not hilarious however, is that this DVD IN FACT has the CENSORED VERSION ONLY of Episode "201", the infamous (I'd better be careful here...) M******* episode. If you didn't know, episode "201" was censored heavily on its original broadcast on Comedy Central due to receiving terrorist threats from wannabe terrorists WHO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES (remember, the land of free speech?). These guys are complete fugazi terrorists, no danger at all, just wannabes. In fact, all that this "terrorist" group does is make racist and bigoted cartoons and skits of their own (MUCH more offensive than South Park, check it out on the net... I won't provide the link, b/c the cartoons and skits are AWFUL, and I don't think Amazon lets you print links anyhow.) The DVD version of the episode is proceeded by a message that says, "This episode appears exactly as it did on Comedy Central's original broadcast." Oh, how my heart sank. Not only is it censored, but you can't even get any insight into the censored closing statements, because if you listen to the commentary from Trey and Matt, they have been SCARED by Comedy Central into not even talking about the controversy (Trey admits it on the commentary), due to the fact that they would "probably just take it off anyways," Trey says. That's really what the commentary track consists of: Trey and Matt talking about how they can't talk about the censorship. The only good part of the commentary is the great joke the guys pull at the end of it... I don't want to spoil it for anyone though, because I thought it was a great satiric jab at the situation.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are absolute geniuses and deserved to be hailed as comedic heroes for tackling tough and important issues, all the while making them funny as heck. I love every episode, and OH how I wanted to see what is said in those censored closing statements in episode "201". But, there is no insight provided whatsoever, other than the original statement that was posted by the guys on their website the day after the show aired, censored. It is clear from this statement that Matt and Trey had absolutely nothing to do with the censorship, but I think we're all smart enough to figure that out. If the DVD was going to be censored, not only would some advance warning have been nice (before I spent $35 on this), but I wanted MORE of an explanation, AT LEAST, if I can't EVER find out what is being said in this highly controversial episode due to Comedy Central's lack of guts. In short, nothing about the DVD release of "201" is satisfying on any level.
Also, I feel it should be noted that the special features are not that great. The commentary tracks are cool (ya know, for the most part), but other than that you get 6 minutes of deleted scenes, and half of those are not fully animated. They are still in still-frame sketch form with the voices overlapping. They did include a bonus episode from Season 13, "The Coon", on the same disc as the new "Coon" trilogy, but that's all you get.
I abhor myself for rating a South Park product this poorly, and if you haven't seen the season, by all means, check it out because it's absolutely hilarious; one of the best seasons in a while. If you are on the fence about buying it due to the censorship, I would actually suggest that you not buy it. All the episodes are available to watch for free on South Park's home page (except for "200" and "201", which are only available on the DVD, with "201" censored [no changes from the original broadcast.]). Don't give Comedy Central a bunch of money for being scared rabbits and treating the audience like children. MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS COMEDY CENTRAL'S FAULT. While Matt and Trey can keep their heads up due to doing nothing wrong, COMEDY CENTRAL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES! For shame!
Very disappointed. I will still support South Park, but no other programs on Comedy Central. This is unacceptable. 4.5 stars for the season, 0 stars for the release = 2.25 stars, round down to 2. Terrible man, just terribly disappointing.
82 of 90 found the following review helpful:
The End of Free Speech? May 03, 2011
By Daniel Gutman
VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS. DO NOT SUPPORT COMEDY CENTRAL'S CENSORING OF THIS DVD.
As one of the many, many South Park fans here on Earth, I appreciate not only the clever humor, but most especially the social commentary. Usually this valuable and timely satire was sandwiched between enough laughter that it was at least "Tolerated" by viewers seeking only mere entertainment.
The fact that South Park is a prime-time animated show on a cable network helped to keep it "Under the radar" of all but the most extreme of those who consider themselves to be our "Moral Police". The phenomenon that many of the most vocal opponants of the show had not actually SEEN the show helped to dismiss the critics and place their criticisms on the fringe. To most of the "General Public" that has never seen an episode of South Park, the show was considered to be nothing more than a string of flatulence jokes.
Unfortunately, the days of hiding "Under the Radar" have ended. The world turned their attention to South Park, Colorado, and Comedy Central proved themselves to be spineless and short-sighted.
South Park's initial inspiration was Archie Bunker from "All in the Family", a character who Matt & Trey absolutely adored but agreed could never appear on today's P.C. television programs. Their idea was to create that same freedom of humor in a format that could escape comparisons to traditional television comedies. They settled on animation for this format, and so was born Eric Cartmsn, one of the most despicable characters to ever appear on television (and deliberately so). Matt and Trey felt that the animated format would allow them to be ignored by the critics and dismissed as frivolous (and thus harmless). This plan worked right up until Season 14.
As you probably know, in response to some supposedly Islam-based criticisms, Comedy Central chose to CENSOR Episode 201 when it was broadcast on television. Comedy Central then decided to never broadcast the episode again.
Censorship on TV is not new, and South Park has had to endure censorship before. Almost every episode of the show contains at least one utterance of some profanity or other. When uttered, we TV viewers instead hears a "BEEP". This was tolerated because we, the fans, knew that these (few and specific) words were forbidden on ALL regular TV broadcasts. We also knew that when the episodes were collected for purchase, they would appear in their original unrated format. Up until Season 14, we were correct.
Perhaps you are one of those who think you know better than other people, and that censorship is no big deal. If so, I can only hope that one day YOU experience the loss of your freedoms in a manner that will open your eyes. If you feel that the fight against censorship is not important, you are part of the problem. One day you will find your rights infringed upon as well.
Free speech is a right, not a privilage, and it is a right that many people of other countries DO NOT enjoy. How shameful that Comedy Central is so willing to deny that right to the creators of the biggest Cash-Cow thier network ever had.
Currently, Matt and Trey are making STUPIDLY HUGE MOUNTAINS OF CASH with thier Broadway Hit "The Book of Mormon", which coincidently is what Trey ALWAYS WANTED TO BE DOING. South Park has started their 15th Season, which is the final season of Matt & Trey's contract. They were already wealthy enough to retire BEFORE "The Book of Mormon", and now they are doing so well that could donate the Comedy Central money to charity and never miss it! Personally, as much as I would miss South Park, I hope Matt & Trey punish Comedy Central for this by pulling the plug after season 15 and telling them exactly why they destroyed their most profitable show.
So, Comedy Central, when you lose Matt & Trey after this season and are left with nothing but South Park Re-Runs, how do you think it will affect your Ad Revenues? As I said before, what a spineless, cowardly and SHORT-SIGHTED decision on Comedy Central's part.
COMEDEY CENTRAL - MAKE THE RESTORED VERSION AVAILABLE TO THE FANS VIA PURCHASE.
80 of 89 found the following review helpful:
Censorship May 01, 2011
I was so looking forward to this set. In all other season DVD sets, the episodes have been totally uncut and uncensored, until now. Episode 201 is all censored up like it was during the original broadcast on Comedy central. It really sucks that I cannot get my money back since I opened the box (which said nothing about 201 being censored)
This is not Matt and Trey's fault. They have the guts rip on anyone and anything. Comedy Central needs to grow a set of balls. South Park has ripped on just about every major religion in the world and Comedy Central allowed the broadcasting of those episodes. But along comes Islam and Comedy Central censors everything about it.
COMEDY CENTRAL! QUIT BEING THE COWARDS YOUR ARE AND RELEASE THE UNCUT UNCENSORED VERSION OF EPISODE 201!!!!
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Great Season, Horrible Censorship Jun 12, 2011
The censorship of two episodes dealing with islam shows just how hypocritical comedy central / viacom is. They have no issues making fun of catholics and christians in general or making fun of jews. But when it comes to muslims? Viacom / Comedy Central will not get a further dime from me until these episodes are released UNCENSORED. I truly hope Matt and Trey end south park after season 15 - the damage that Viacom / Comedy Central could do to it is unimaginable.
21 of 24 found the following review helpful:
I'm not buying this until it's done right. May 07, 2011
By TL Movie Buff
To think that in the world of DVD, you have the ability to show the version that is best shown. FCC does not look over the DVDs nor does the MPAA, so you can pretty much show it uncut the way it is supposed to be shown. But to not show the uncut versions of 200 and 201 just flips me off. These censored versions were not approved by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, yet they can't release the uncut versions on DVD/Blu-ray where CENSORSHIP IS NOT A CONCERN. Why? If the episodes were censored on purpose, then I wouldn't complain about this, but nope: this is not the case. I refuse to pay for this and boycott this release until Comedy Central allows the episodes to be presented unedited. This is really upsetting as my high expectations went down the drain. Till then, no deal.
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