Starring Matt Stone, Trey Parker
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“IMAGINATION….IMAGINATION….” South Park: Imaginationland is so good it could have been shown in theaters and people would have gone to go see it. It’s probably my favorite South Park episodes to have come out in the last 5 years. Seeing the episodes put together into a standalone DVD and seeing it uncut & uncensored makes this DVD a worthwhile purchase for any South Park fan!
It’s just a normal day in South Park, the kids are playing outside and causing trouble like usual. Cartman is on a quest to find a leprechaun, and Kyle bets him that he’ll suck Cartman’s balls if he can find one. Sadly for Kyle, Cartman ACTUALLY finds one and it’s time for Kyle to suck his balls. But of course he’s not gonna go down without a fight. But while this is all going down, they meet a weird guy who brings them to a magical land called Imaginationland. The magical place has every fictional and imaginative character & creature you can think of, and they all live in peace & harmony. But just as the boys get there, terrorists have arrived and wreck havoc on the land. Butters gets stuck in the land, as the rest escape. The US Government steps in and plans on destroying Imaginationland before the terrorists strike again. It’s up to Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Al Gore to come to the rescue and save our imaginations before it’s too late! Dum dum dum dum….
When I first saw the Imaginationland trilogy on TV, I thought it was hilarious & fantastic and still think that! Just picture seeing every character from a book, cartoon, movie, tv show and you’ll see them in this 3 part episode series. Just seeing all those characters alone make this hysterical to watch for people up on their pop culture. You’ll want to pause the DVD just to see who you can spot. The writing for these episodes by Matt & Trey was awesome and their writing has been awesome since Day 1. I’m still amazed they can churn out all these great episodes after all these years. It’s something The Simpsons hasn’t been able to do, make this many SOLID seasons.
I thought the premise of these episodes were great, having it all centered around Kyle who had to suck Cartman’s balls. Seeing Cartman go to such lengths just to get this task done was also funny. I also loved the return of cape crusader Al Gore and his quest to kill the Manbearpig. The spoofs and cameos were brilliantly done, and you might notice spoofs of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Stargate, Narnia and every movie that you can think of. The Stargate spoof with Kurt Russell will particularly make you bust a nut with laughter.
One of the things that might be appealing for fans is this DVD is uncut and uncensored. I wish all the South Park seasons were uncensored because many shows are starting to do that now. Some people might like the beeps but I hate it, so I’m glad that this is uncensored. The features for this DVD include 2 bonus episodes of the Woodland Critter Christmas and Manbearpig episodes, which are related to the Imaginationland trilogy. The other feature is audio commentary, which thankfully goes longer than their usual 5 minutes. Matt and Trey always have something interesting to say in their commentaries so make sure you listen to the audio track. I’m sure some people can’t see themselves paying for 3 episodes for one DVD, but I can. I loved these episodes and think it’s worth owning.
– Episode 814: Woodland Critter Christmas
– Episode 1006: Manbearpig
– Commentary by Matt and Trey
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: Loved the entire DVD! Hilarious stuff!
Running Time: 65 minutes