The Man Show

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Steve K.H., Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Steve K.H.

    Steve K.H. Supporting Actor

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    *If you are offended by this shows obvious parody and poking fun at both men and women, please do not comment here... there are lots of other places for you to vent.*

    Watching a repeat (obviously) last night, and after my wife and I laughing for 30 minutes straight, I thought now this would be an excellent series to own.

    Eagle Vista released Season One in two offerings, and Season Two in a complete set.

    Surpisingly, I have seen no reviews on HTF of the boxsets (or opinions even) in spite of numerous searches.

    Understandably this is in simple 4:3 with 2.0 audio, although it could probably be enhanced. Other than that, does anyone have any first hand comments of the value and rewatchability on these boxsets...?

    The one review I read online for Season Two was 5 / 5.
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    When the first season came out there was a lot of discussion. The shows are shown with the Comedy Central censorship. While this matches how the show was seen on tv, it violates the spirit of the Man Show which many people wanted. We wanted to see what the audience got to see, nudity and all, and for many of us, we passed on it because of that.
     
  3. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    Well, not everything was blurred out. There was one sketch where Fox get a picture of a porn star for Christmas it was uncensored and you could see here breasts. None of the language was bleeped out either. There has also been some debate on where nudity was intended to be blurred, even for the audience in the non live sketches. So the censorship question in many scenes is not cut and dry. There were some instances where you could have uncensored nudity, such as a sketch, where some crazy woman gets naked in broad daylight with people around. They could have unblurred the nudity and blurred out the face. But it's not enough to keep me from buying. There are better materials available if nudity is what you are interested it.
     
  4. Gord Lacey

    Gord Lacey Cinematographer

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    It could also be a legal issue depending on what was in the contract. It's a bit different to be naked in front of a few hundred people compared to broadcast or home video. I'm sure their contract specifically states how the material will be used.

    Gord
     
  5. Rick P

    Rick P Supporting Actor

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    It also (and most likely) a matter if the UNBLURRED footage exists. Quite simply, once the masters were made (and it appears that 95% of the show was shot on tape) that they simply discarded the unblurred footage. I have noticed that there are more 'unblurred' moments in the second series that the 1st, a crack here, a photo there (as pointed out above) that may have been COMEDY CENTRAL mandated blurs after the episode was delivered (I'm reminded of an infamous South Park episode where Mr Mackey was fired and on his downward sprial where on the FIRST airing some of his more colorful language was unbleeped.. yet on ever airing since then it was... and yes, I have that unbleeped version on on tape somewhere.. so it's not an apocryphal story of urban legend).

    Maybe by the third series they decided to save all the unblurred footage.

    Then again they would have to recut all the blurred footage back into the show... (and brother, could that be a lot of editing).
     
  6. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    I can vouch for that South Park episode as well. I always wondered why they bleeped "Shit" after the first airing. Especially since they later had an episode where they used the word hundreds of time.
     

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