Squidbillies Volume 5 DVD reviewPosted 8:20 am on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 by Mike Villarreal
We recently got our hands on a Volume 5 DVD of the Adult Swim TV series, the Squidbillies. Early, Rusty, Granny and the whole gang are back in for more twisted backwoods fun in Season 5.
Squidbillies comes from the same perverse minds that brought you Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show. Oddly enough, this was the first time I have viewed an entire season of the Squidbillies. I did see bits and pieces of the show’s early trial run in 2005. Even then, I did not know what to make of the bizarre cartoon and its odd hillbilly squid family. What makes it even more odd is that I find it weird, having been a long time fan of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Tom Goes to The Mayor, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Planet and Sealab 2021. Upon viewing this full season, I am glad to say that I am now a fan of the show and will make an effort to keep up with future episodes.
In this season, the Culver Boys get a visit from everyone’s favorite auto-tuned R&B superstar, T-Pain. Rusty finally gets a girlfriend, but he might have a problem keeping Early’s hands off of her. Also, Early’s daddy returns to make peace with his family before he passes away. All this and more in Volume 5 DVD of the Squidbillies.
List of Episodes:
- Asbestos I Can
- Class of ’86
- The Big E
- Keeping It in the Family Way
- Snow Daddy
- The Pharaoh’s Wad
- Return of Gaga Pee Pap
- Trucked Up!
The Squidbillies Volume 5 comes in 1.78.1 anamorphic widescreen. While this is not a Blu-ray disc, the quality of the picture is actually pretty good. The colors are full and vibrate, and there seems to be no distortion from MPEG compression. While the video quality is not in HD, it works with the cartoon’s odd style. To be honest, were you really expecting Avatar picture quality from the Squidbillies DVD?
The sound for the DVD comes in a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The dialogue sounds super clean and fills out the front channel. Music from the show and the other sound effects fill the rest of the channels quite nicely. I’m not what you would call a fan of country music, but much of the shows soundtrack sound incredibly well on this DVD, enough so that I’ve plan to download it after I finish my review.
You can download the Squidbillies Soundtrack for free from the official Adult Swim website:
As far as subtitles and audio tracks go. Unfortunately for our foreign friends, Squidbillies only comes in with English audio and English subtitles.
As always, this Adult Swim DVD comes chalk full of extras. The DVD includes early concept art from many of the episodes in the DVD. Also, the concept art slide show is accompanied by the show’s soundtrack. In the DVD there is a behind-the-scenes featurette, showing many of the guest stars and guest musicians from Season 6. There’s also a bonus DVD episode, showing more of Glenn’s story in the episode “Trucked Up!.”
- Concept art and Soundtrack
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Bonus episode: Trucked Up 2: Glenn’s Revenge
- Trucked Up 3: The Scrambler Revealed
If you watch the show and if you bought the Volume 4 DVD, I can’t fathom why you won’t pick up this DVD. This DVD is sure to make a great addition to your collection of Adult Swim DVDs.
Mike Villarreal is the Community Manager for Nerd Reactor. He loves movies, video games and comics. #OMGWTFBBQ