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South Park was first released on DVD in the United States by Rhino in late 1998,[1] but these DVD releases soon went out of print. They were then released in Europe starting in the year 2000. They were later re-released in the United States, starting in 2002. Paramount Home Entertainment began releasing the seasons in Australia in October 2007. This article contains information on the season sets. Each of the box sets have three discs.

Contents

Seasons

DVD Release Episodes Originally aired Release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season 1 13 1997 - 1998 November 12, 2002 May 7, 2001 & October 22, 2007 October 4, 2007
Season 2 18 1998 - 1999 June 3, 2003 April 16, 2001 & October 22, 2007 October 4, 2007
Season 3 17 1999 - 2000 December 16, 2003 June 18, 2001 & March 17, 2008 March 20, 2008
Season 4 17 2000 June 29, 2004 April 16, 2001 & March 17, 2008 March 20, 2008
Season 5 14 2001 February 22, 2005 October 22, 2007 March 5, 2009
Season 6 17 2002 October 11, 2005 March 17, 2008 May 7, 2009
Season 7 15 2003 March 21, 2006 June 16, 2008 March 4, 2010
Season 8 14 2004 August 29, 2006 September 15, 2008 April 1, 2010
Season 9 14 2005 March 6, 2007 February 2, 2009 May 6, 2010
Season 10 14 2006 August 21, 2007 April 6, 2009 October 4, 2007
Season 11 14 2007 August 12, 2008 June 22, 2009 October 8, 2008
Season 12 14 2008 March 10, 2009 May 25, 2009 (Blu Ray) / October 19, 2009 May 14, 2009 (Blu Ray) / October 1, 2009
Season 13 14 2009 March 16, 2010 March 29, 2010 (Blu Ray) April 1, 2010 (Blu Ray) / 2010

Season 1

Season 1 was initially released in the United States by Rhino DVD in 1999. The 1st box set released in Europe was on 7 May 2001. Rated 14A in Canada, where it was released on November 12, 2002. Later re-released on Paramount Home Entertainment on June 29, 2004. The European release contained no extra features other than the introductions by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in which they called nearly all the episodes "one of their [all-time] favorite episodes." The first season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on October 22, 2007. The first season (along with the second and the tenth) was released in Australia on October 4, 2007. Special features on the US release include Cartman's "O Holy Night" music video, Ned's "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" music video, original television promos, the "South Park Thanksgiving" sketch and the footage of the guys presenting the CableACE awards.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Full-length commentaries were recorded by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but they felt that they were of poor quality. However, they were available on five CDs for a limited offer, by sending in an order form that was found on the official website, the proofs of purchases found within the DVD set and $3.50. Currently, the commentaries are available for download on Trey Parker's official website.[2] Also, the DVD box lists the episodes by production order, while the actual episodes are arranged on the DVDs in a different order: the box labels "Volcano" before "Weight Gain 4000"; The box labels "Starvin' Marvin" on Disc 3, listing "Damien" in its place on Disc 2. This has later been fixed on later manufacturing runs of the set.

Season 2

Season 2 was released on DVD in Europe on April 16, 2001 on Warner Vision International with no extra features. Trey and Matt state on the Season 3 commentary, that while they felt there were good episodes in Season 2, they found most to be poor in retrospect. It was released in the United States on June 3, 2003 on Warner Bros. and was re-released with the 1st season on June 29, 2004. The second season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on 22 October 2007 And is rated 15 by the BBFC (disc 3 is rated 12).[3]. This season (along with seasons 1 and 10) was released in Australia on October 4, 2007. Language/subtitle options are the same as Season 1, as well as the ratings. This is the only Season of South Park where no commentaries by the creators are known to be recorded. Every season hereafter included Mini-Commentaries. Bonus features include 'Goin' Down To South Park', the award-winning Channel 4 documentary, and the music video for Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls. For a limited time, a bonus disc containing the original version of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" was available by pre-ordering the Season 2 DVD set through Best Buy's website.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:12/15

Season 3

The 3rd South Park box set was released on June 18, 2001 in Europe on Warner Vision International with no special features and December 16, 2003 in the US on Paramount Home Entertainment only (no Warner Bros. release, to date all US South Park DVD box sets from Season 3 onwards have been released on Paramount Home Entertainment only). The third season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on 17 March 2008.[4] The 3rd season was expected to be rated 18 by the BBFC due to the episode World Wide Recorder Concert but it was re-rated 15 for the Season 3 Re-Release by Paramount [5]. There are no subtitles but English Dolby Stereo, Spanish Mono and French Dolby Stereo audio tracks are available along with an optional commentary from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone on every episode. The commentaries are unique in that they are "mini commentaries", which last about four or five minutes. This box set is Unrated in the United States but is an 18A in Canada because of the finale, World Wide Recorder Concert. The third season DVD was released on March 20 along with Season 4 in Australia.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Bonus features

With the exception of the audio commentaries previously mentioned, there are no bonus features on Season 3 (or any set thereafter) South Park DVDs although there are Comedy Central "Quickies" on the third disc which are previews of South Park and other Comedy Central Shows including Reno 911! and Chapelle's Show.

Season 4

The 4th season of South Park DVD box set was released on June 29, 2004, the same day the first and second seasons were re-released on Paramount Home Entertainment Unrated in the United States, it has gone back to a 14A in Canada (all seasons 1,2 and 4+ are 14A in Canada as of the Season 7 DVD). The commentaries continue, though the Spanish and French audio tracks are lost, with only an English Dolby Stereo track (same applies to Season 5+). Season 4 will be released in the UK on March 17, 2008. Season 4 was released in Australia on March 2, 2008.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 5

The 5th box set of South Park was released on February 22, 2005, same ratings/audio options as Season 4. The DVD Previews and Comedy Central "Quickies" are now both on the first disc. It was released in the UK on October 22, 2007 and it was released in Australia on March 5, 2009[6].

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 6

The sixth season of South Park was released on October 11, 2005, the ratings, audio options and position of the Comedy Central "Quickies" and DVD previews are carried over from the previous season. Season 6 was released in the UK on March 17, 2008. It will be released in Australia on May 7, 2009. Disc 2 was rated 18 because of racial stereotypes.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 7

Released on March 21, 2006 and on June 16, 2008 in the UK and on March 4, 2010 in Australia. Two basic designs have been changed in this boxset, the front cover and the disc character (see below). The region 2 release is also the first out of the "new" Paramount releases (and so far last) to be rated 18 by the BBFC due to the commentaries on disc 3 having stronger language than the episodes.[7]

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:18/15

Box

Unlike Seasons 1 through 6, the Season 7 box has a hole in it so when the digipack is out of the slipcase, you only see a hole in the front of the box. When inserted, you see Stan, Kyle and Kenny through the hole. (Pictures, right, from top to bottom: Front, back, front without the digipack, digipack outside the slipcase) The box is also the first cover not to feature Cartman. The digipack also features Jimmy and Timmy dressed like the Crips.

Disc designs

Also different in the Season 7 of South Park boxset is the disc character. Previous boxes had a specific character on all of the discs:

  • Season 1- Kenny
  • Season 2- Cartman
  • Season 3- Stan
  • Season 4- Timmy
  • Season 5- Kyle
  • Season 6- Butters

On Season 7 however, Cartman is on Disc 1, Kenny on Disc 2 and Stan is on Disc 3.

Season 8

The complete eighth season was released on August 29, 2006 and on September 15, 2008 in the UK.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Box

Season 8's box is again different from any other season's box. The slipcase has the 4 main boys dressed up like ninjas from Good Times With Weapons. The digipack has a picture of the boys in their Japanese anime format. There is no hole in the slipcase so the digipack shows through, as there was in the Season 7 disc set.

Disc designs

The design for the discs are different like Season 7. This season, each disc design highlights different episodes on those discs. AWESOM-O and Butters are on Disc 1, the Douche and the Turd mascots are on Disc 2 and Stan and the Woodland Critters from Woodland Critter Christmas are on Disc 3.

Season 9

South Park's 9th Season DVD, was released March 6, 2007 in the US. In Europe, it was released on January 28, 2009. It was the First South Park Season in the UK to ever have Violence Included in the BBFC Contents Box as the Season was Rated 15 by the BBFC.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 10

South Park's 10th season DVD was released in the U.S. on August 21, 2007, in Australia it was released on October 4, 2002 and in the UK on April 6, 2009. Once opened, in addition to the 3 DVDs containing season 10's episodes, the DVD set also includes a 14-day free trial for World of Warcraft.[4] Target has released a special version of the DVD set with a lenticular cover.The UK version of season 10 does not come with a World Of Warcraft 14 free day trial.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 2BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 11

The South Park Season 11 DVD was released on August 12, 2008. The Australian release date was October 9, 2008. However, season 11 was released in the UK on June 22, 2009, and every episode is uncensored for the first time ever on DVD.[8] TVShowsonDVD.com erroneously reported the set would include a three song download pack for the video game Rock Band, however this was later corrected. In addition to mini commentary by Matt and Trey, special features consist of Comedy Central "quickies". Target has released a special version of the DVD set with a lenticular cover. The DVD cover is the first to feature Stan and Kyle exclusively, the second to exclude Cartman (along with Season 7), and also the second to exclude Kenny (the other being Season 6.)

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 12

The South Park Season 12 DVD was released on March 10, 2009 in Region 1 and was the first to be available in Blu Ray[9]. It was also released on May 25, 2009 in the UK on Blu Ray only, a standard DVD followed on October 19, 2009 in the UK. It was released along with a code to get a digital copy of the dvd set and for a limited time came with a 32 page mini book titled "Exerpts From: South Park - Guide To Life".The UK version of season 12 does not have a digital copy of the season or a booklet on south park guide to life.

Disc 1: BBFC RATING:15/15

Disc 2:BBFC RATING:15/15

Disc 3:BBFC RATING:15/15

Season 13

South Park Season 13 was released on DVD and Blu Ray on March 16th, 2010 in Region 1 and March 29th, 2010 in Region 2.[citation needed]

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut also came out on DVD and Blu Ray.

Bonus features

The Extras Included:

  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Trailer 1 ITS 18
  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Trailer 2
  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Teaser Trailer
  • "What would Brian Boitano Do? (Part 2)" Music Video by Matt and Trey

Languages & Disc Design

The Region 1 release of the DVD contains both English and French (Dubbed in Quebec) audio tracks with English subtitles. The Region 2 and Australian Region 4 releases contain only the English language track with Arabic, Bulgarian and Romanian subtitles. The disc design is alternate silver (clear) and white rings with the heads of the four boys pointing out the outer edge of the disc.

South Park: The Hits

Comedy Central Home Entertainment Celebrates 10 Years of "South Park" with the DVD release of "South Park the Hits: Volume 1" featuring Matt and Trey's 10 favorite episodes, four fan favorite episodes and, for the first time ever, "The Spirit of Christmas" (Jesus vs. Santa) animated short.

Episodes

Includes Emmy Award-Winning "Best Friends Forever," Emmy-Nominated "Trapped in the Closet," four bonus episodes and new audio commentary from Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

  • "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" - Stone: "Most of the time when people ask us about, you know, ripping on celebrities and featuring celebrities in the show, I always say, 'Well, you know, it's not personal. It's just ripping on the idea of celebrity itself. You know, it's just kind of this absurdist thing that we do.' But then you look at this episode and it really isn't that... We have to stop little girls from looking up to Paris Hilton."
  • "The Return of the Lord of the Rings to the Two Towers" - Parker: "This episode is just a perfect example, to us, about how much fun the show can be when it's just kids being kids."
  • "Best Friends Forever" - Parker: "We went out to the animation staff and we're like, 'Okay, good news. We've come up with a show idea for this week. It's going to be a final battle between heaven and hell.' And they were just like, 'Oh, shit.'"
  • "Good Times with Weapons" - Parker: "The thing I'm most proud of in this episode is the song. I think we hit the song perfectly. I think we got the anime pretty good, but that song..."
  • "Casa Bonita"
  • "AWESOM-O" - Stone: "This episode has one of my favorite scenes of any 'South Park' ever...which is when Cartman gets off the plane. He gets to Los Angeles and he has to eat the toothpaste 'cause he's so fucking hungry. That just totally makes sense that you'd be that hungry where you'd just eat toothpaste."
  • "Trapped in the Closet" - Parker: "We're pretty sure it's going be one of our most infamous ever, I think, just because of all the hubbub it caused. I don't think we've ever had a single episode that has stirred up this much unwanted and wanted attention."
  • "Towelie" - Parker: "We rented a houseboat on Lake Mead with a bunch of our friends who are also writers on South Park and we were getting into a boat, and everyone was like, 'Yeah, did you bring a towel?' And then people just started going, 'Don't forget to bring a towel?' And that, for some reason that caught on and then it became, 'Towelie says, don't forget to bring a towel.' And then that became 'Towelie.'"
  • "Red Hot Catholic Love" - Parker: "For some reason we thought the imagery of someone crapping out their mouth would work ultimately in a show. And then luckily a bunch of priests got caught molesting kids. And we're like, 'Bingo.'"
  • "Scott Tenorman Must Die" - Parker: "This is a very important episode in the 'South Park' library because it did definitely change Cartman. I mean, it took him from kind of a little shit head to probably the most evil kid in the world."

Four Featured Fan Episodes:

On the set, "Best Friends Forever", and "Trapped in the Closet" were released for the first time on DVD.

Disc design

This is the first time that Comedy Central decided to go with a plain disc design. The discs simply read "South Park: The Hits Volume 1" and are similar for both discs. However behind the discs is a picture of one of the South Park Characters. This is also the first time that Comedy Central decided to have a chrome-finish on the DVD, instead of their matte with glossy characters.

South Park - "Good Times With Weapons" High Definition

Started on the March 6, 2007 (the day before South Park Season 11 began in the USA), a Comedy Central promotion offered Xbox 360 Live users a free download of the 2004 episode "Good Times With Weapons" in High Definition. This was the first HD South Park episode and was released in Widescreen. The promotion lasted 2 weeks and was restricted to the United States, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand (though later was made available in all European regions).[10]

Limited Edition HD DVD

Best Buy also held a promotion through March 20 to April 3, offering free HD DVDs of the "Good Times With Weapons" episode with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console or HD DVD drive. The HD DVD was a doublesided HD DVD Combo Disk: One side a single layer Hd DVD, the other a DVD-9. The disc itself is adorned only with a thin label on the clear inner ring of the disc (similar to the South Park: The Movie DVD). The HD DVD side of the disc features a Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 (192kbit/s) soundtrack, and a VC-1 encoded picture.

Christmas Time in South Park

Christmas time in South Park is a Christmas themed South Park DVD set which was released on November 13, 2007. It is a single disc digi with a gold spine that resembles a Golden Book. It was released in the UK on November 16, 2009.

Episodes

Episode Airdate
Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo
December 17, 1997
Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!
December 9, 1998
Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
December 1, 1999
A Very Crappy Christmas
December 20, 2000
Red Sleigh Down
December 11, 2002
It's Christmas in Canada
December 17, 2003
Woodland Critter Christmas
December 15, 2004

Imaginationland: The Movie

The Imaginationland: The Movie is a single disc DVD that was released March 11, 2008. The set is uncensored (a first for the South Park franchise on DVD) and present all 3 episodes of Imaginationland edited together as a movie. It also includes two bonus episodes: Manbearpig and Woodland Critter Christmas as well as storyboards and full-length audio commentary from Matt and Trey. It is also available in a Region 4 Release, which was released on 18 June 2008[11]. It was released in the UK on 25 May 2009.

South Park: The Cult of Cartman

South Park - The Cult of Cartman is a 2-disc "best-of" set. It was released in the U.S on October 7, 2008 and was released in the UK on August 17, 2009. It features 12 mildly censored episodes of Cartman at his very worst and contained the following special features:

The DVD set included the following episodes.

Disc 1:

Disc 2:

On the set, "Tonsil Trouble", "Eek, A Penis!" and "Super Fun Time" were released for the first time on DVD.

Compilations

Released by Rhino Home Video

Released by Comedy Central

References

External links

  1. ^ Wild Westwood's Rarities Site - Features unused Season 1 full length commentaries and all the DVD mini commentaries
  2. Season 11 box set information

South Park was first released on DVD in the United States by Rhino in late 1998,[1] but these DVD releases soon went out of print. They were then released in Europe starting in the year 2000. They were later re-released in the United States, starting in 2002. Paramount Home Entertainment began releasing the seasons in Australia in October 2007. This article contains information on the season sets. Each of the box sets have three discs.

Contents

Seasons

DVD Release Episodes Originally aired Release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season 1 13 1997 - 1998 Nov 12 2002 May 07 2001 & Oct 22 2007 Oct 04 2007
Season 2 18 1998 - 1999 Jun 03 2003 Apr 16 2001 & Oct 22 2007 Oct 04 2007
Season 3 17 1999 - 2000 Dec 16 2003 Jun 18 2001 & Mar 17 2008 Mar 20 2008
Season 4 17 2000 Jun 29 2004 Apr 16 2001 & Mar 17 2008 Mar 20 2008
Season 5 14 2001 Feb 22 2005 Oct 22 2007 March 5 2009
Season 6 17 2002 Oct 11 2005 Mar 17 2008 May 07 2009
Season 7 15 2003 Mar 21 2006 Jun 16 2008 2010
Season 8 14 2004 Aug 29 2006 Sep 15 2008 2010
Season 9 14 2005 Mar 06 2007 Feb 02 2009 2010
Season 10 14 2006 Aug 21 2007 Apr 06 2009 Oct 04 2007
Season 11 14 2007 Aug 12 2008 Jun 22 2009 Oct 08 2008
Season 12 14 2008 Mar 10 2009 May 25 2009 (blu-ray)[2] May 14 2009 (blu-ray) / 2009[3]

Season 1

South Park was initially released in the United States by Rhino DVD in 1999. They released six single-DVD packages, which were also packaged together as Season One (three DVDs) and Season Two (three DVDs). The 1st South Park box set released in Europe was on 7 May 2001. Unrated in the United States and 14A in Canada, where it was released on November 12, 2002 on Warner Bros., and later re-released on Paramount Home Entertainment on June 29, 2004, in English Dolby Stereo with the option of English, Spanish or French subtitles and contains all 13 episodes from South Park's first season. The European release contained no extra features other than the introductions by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in which they called nearly all the episodes "one of their [all-time] favorite episodes." The first season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on October 22 2007. The first season (along with the second and the tenth) was released in Australia on October 4, 2007.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Bonus features

  • Cartman "O Holy Night" video
  • Ned "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" video
  • Original Television Promos
  • "A South Park Thanksgiving" featured exclusively on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • The Boys present at the 1997 CableACE Awards

Audio commentary

Full-length commentaries were recorded by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but they felt that they were of poor quality [5]. However, they were available on five CDs for a limited offer, by sending in an order form that was found on the official website, the proofs of purchases found within the DVD set and $3.50.Template:Fact

  • Review of Season 1 DVD and Audio Commentaries: [4]

Mislabeling

The DVD box lists the episodes by production order, while the actual episodes are arranged on the DVDs in a different order: The box labels "Volcano" before "Weight Gain 4000"; The box labels "Starvin' Marvin" on Disc 3, listing "Damien" in its place on Disc 2. This has later been fixed on later manufacturing runs of this DVD boxed set.

Season 2

Season 2 was released on DVD in Europe on April 16, 2001 on Warner Vision International with no extra features. Trey and Matt state on the Season 3 commentary, that while they felt there were good episodes in Season 2, they found most to be poor in retrospect. It was released in the United States on June 3, 2003 on Warner Bros. and was re-released with the 1st season on June 29, 2004. The second season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on 22 October 2007 And is rated 15 by the BBFC (disc 3 is rated 12).[5]. This season (along with seasons 1 and 10) was released in Australia on October 4, 2007. Language/subtitle options are the same as Season 1, as well as the ratings. This is the only Season of South Park where no commentaries by the creators are known to be recorded. Every season hereafter included Mini-Commentaries.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:12/15

Bonus features

Bonus disc

For a limited time, a bonus disc containing the original version of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" was available by pre-ordering the Season 2 DVD set through Best Buy's website.Template:Fact

Season 3

The 3rd South Park box set was released on June 18 2001 in Europe on Warner Vision International with no special features and December 16, 2003 in the US on Paramount Home Entertainment only (no Warner Bros. release, to date all US South Park DVD box sets from Season 3 onwards have been released on Paramount Home Entertainment only). The third season was re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment on Region 2 DVD on 17 March 2008.Template:Fact The 3rd season was expected to be rated 18 by the BBFC due to the episode World Wide Recorder Concert but it was re-rated 15 for the Season 3 Re-Release by Paramount [6]. There are no subtitles but English Dolby Stereo, Spanish Mono and French Dolby Stereo audio tracks are available along with an optional commentary from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone on every episode. The commentaries are unique in that they are "mini commentaries", which last about four or five minutes. This box set is Unrated in the United States but is an 18A in Canada because of the finale, World Wide Recorder Concert. The third season DVD was released on March 20 along with Season 4 in Australia.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Bonus features

With the exception of the audio commentaries previously mentioned, there are no bonus features on Season 3+ South Park DVDs although there are Comedy Central "Quickies" on the third disc which are previews of South Park and other Comedy Central Shows including Reno 911! and Chapelle's Show.

Season 4

The 4th season of South Park DVD box set was released on June 29, 2004, the same day the first and second seasons were re-released on Paramount Home Entertainment Unrated in the United States, it has gone back to a 14A in Canada (all seasons 1,2 and 4+ are 14A in Canada as of the Season 7 DVD). The commentaries continue, though the Spanish and French audio tracks are lost, with only an English Dolby Stereo track (same applies to Season 5+). Season 4 will be released in the UK on March 17, 2008. Season 4 was released in Australia on March 2, 2008.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Bonus features

Same as Season 3 except some DVD previews have been included onto the first disc.

Season 5

The 5th box set of South Park was released on February 22, 2005, same ratings/audio options as Season 4. The DVD Previews and Comedy Central "Quickies" are now both on the first disc. It was released in the UK on October 22 2007 and it will be released in Australia on March 5, 2009[7].

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 6

The sixth season of South Park was released on October 11, 2005, the ratings, audio options and position of the Comedy Central "Quickies" and DVD previews are carried over from the previous season. Season 6 was released in the UK on March 17 2008. It will be released in Australia on May 7 2009.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 7

Released on March 21, 2006 and on June 16 2008 in the UK. Two basic designs have been changed in this boxset, the front cover and the disc character (see below). The region 2 release is also the first out of the "new" Paramount releases (and so far last) to be rated 18 by the BBFC due to the commentaries on disc 3 having stronger language than the episodes.Template:Fact

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:18/15

Box

Unlike Seasons 1 through 6, the Season 7 box has a hole in it so when the digipack is out of the slipcase, you only see a hole in the front of the box. When inserted, you see Stan, Kyle and Kenny through the hole. (Pictures, right, from top to bottom: Front, back, front without the digipack, digipack outside the slipcase) The box is also the first cover not to feature Cartman. The digipack also features Jimmy and Timmy dressed like the Crips.

Disc designs

Also different in the Season 7 of South Park boxset is the disc character. Previous boxes had a specific character on all of the discs:

  • Season 1- Kenny
  • Season 2- Cartman
  • Season 3- Stan
  • Season 4- Timmy
  • Season 5- Kyle
  • Season 6- Butters

On Season 7 however, Cartman is on Disc 1, Kenny on Disc 2 and Stan is on Disc 3.

Season 8

The complete eighth season was released on August 29, 2006 and on September 15, 2008 in the UK.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Box

Season 8's box is again different from any other season's box. The slipcase has the 4 main boys dressed up like ninjas from Good Times With Weapons. The digipack has a picture of the boys in their Japanese anime format. There is no hole in the slipcase so the digipack shows through, as there was in the Season 7 disc set.

Disc designs

The design for the discs are different like Season 7. This season, each disc design highlights different episodes on those discs. AWESOM-O and Butters are on Disc 1, the Douche and the Turd mascots are on Disc 2 and Stan and the Woodland Critters from Woodland Critter Christmas are on Disc 3.

Season 9

South Park's 9th Season DVD, was released March 6, 2007 in the US. In Europe, it was released on January 28, 2009. It was the First South Park Season in the UK to ever have Violence Included in the BBFC Contents Box as the Season was Rated 15 by the BBFC.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 10

South Park's 10th season DVD was released in the U.S. on August 21, 2007, in Australia it was released on October 4, 2007 and in the UK on April 6, 2009. Once opened, in addition to the 3 DVDs containing season 10's episodes, the DVD set also includes a 14-day free trial for World of Warcraft.Template:Fact

Target has released a special version of the DVD set with a lenticular cover.

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/18

Disc 2BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 11

The South Park Season 11 DVD was released on August 12, 2008. The Australian release date was October 9, 2008. However, season 11 was released in the UK on June 22, 2009, and every episode is uncensored for the first time ever on DVD.Template:Fact TVShowsonDVD.com erroneously reported the set would include a three song download pack for the video game Rock Band, however this was later corrected. In addition to mini commentary by Matt and Trey, special features consist of 4 Comedy Central "quickies":

Target has released a special version of the DVD set with a lenticular cover.

The DVD cover is the first to feature Stan and Kyle exclusively, the second to exclude Cartman (along with Season 7), and also the second to exclude Kenny (the other being Season 6.)

Disc 1 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 2 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Disc 3 BBFC/IFCO RATING:15/15

Season 12

The South Park Season 12 DVD was released on March 10, 2009 in Region 1 and was the first to be available in Blu Ray[8]. It was also released on May 25, 2009 in the UK in Blu Ray only, a standard copy has yet to be released. It was released along with a code to get a digital copy of the dvd set and for a limited time came with a 32 page mini book titled "Exerpts From: South Park - Guide To Life".

Disc 1: BBFC RATING:15/18

Disc 2:BBFC RATING:15/18

Disc 3:BBFC RATING:15/15

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Template:Seealso South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut also came out on DVD.

Bonus features

The Extras Included:

  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Trailer 1
  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Trailer 2
  • South Park Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Teaser Trailer
  • On some versions it includes a "What would Brian Boitano Do? (Part 2)" promo video made by Matt and Trey

Languages

You could listen to the movie in either French or English, both versions with subtitles. Region 2 also has the additional languages- Bulgarian, Arabic, Romanian

Disc design

The disc was a clear silver disc with white rings. All four boys come in from the outside of the disc.

South Park The Hits: Volume 1

Comedy Central Home Entertainment Celebrates 10 Years of "South Park" with the DVD release of "South Park the Hits: Volume 1" featuring Matt and Trey's 10 favorite episodes, four fan favorite episodes and, for the first time ever, "The Spirit of Christmas" (Jesus vs. Santa) animated short.

Episodes

Includes Emmy Award-Winning "Best Friends Forever," Emmy-Nominated "Trapped in the Closet," four bonus episodes and new audio commentary from Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

  • "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" - Stone: "Most of the time when people ask us about, you know, ripping on celebrities and featuring celebrities in the show, I always say, 'Well, you know, it's not personal. It's just ripping on the idea of celebrity itself. You know, it's just kind of this absurdist thing that we do.' But then you look at this episode and it really isn't that. We have to stop little girls from looking up to Paris Hilton."
  • "The Return of the Lord of the Rings to the Two Towers" - Parker: "This episode is just a perfect example, to us, about how much fun the show can be when it's just kids being kids."
  • "Best Friends Forever" - Parker: "We went out to the animation staff and we're like, 'Okay, good news. We've come up with a show idea for this week. It's going to be a final battle between heaven and hell.' And they were just like, 'Oh, shit.'"
  • "Good Times with Weapons" - Parker: "The thing I'm most proud of in this episode is the song. I think we hit the song perfectly. I think we got the anime pretty good, but that song..."
  • "AWESOM-O" - Stone: "This episode has one of my favorite scenes of any 'South Park' ever...which is when Cartman gets off the plane. He gets to Los Angeles and he has to eat the toothpaste 'cause he's so fucking hungry. That just totally makes sense that you'd be that hungry where you'd just eat toothpaste."
  • "Trapped in the Closet" - Parker: "We're pretty sure it's going be one of our most infamous ever, I think, just because of all the hubbub it caused. I don't think we've ever had a single episode that has stirred up this much unwanted and wanted attention."
  • "Towelie" - Parker: "We rented a houseboat on Lake Mead with a bunch of our friends who are also writers on South Park and we were getting into a boat, and everyone was like, 'Yeah, did you bring a towel?' And then people just started going, 'Don't forget to bring a towel?' And that, for some reason that caught on and then it became, 'Towelie says, don't forget to bring a towel.' And then that became 'Towelie.'"
  • "Red Hot Catholic Love" - Parker: "For some reason we thought the imagery of someone crapping out their mouth would work ultimately in a show. And then luckily a bunch of priests got caught molesting kids. And we're like, 'Bingo.'"
  • "Scott Tenorman Must Die" - Parker: "This is a very important episode in the 'South Park' library because it did definitely change Cartman. I mean, it took him from kind of a little shit head to probably the most evil kid in the world."

Four Featured Fan Episodes:

Disc design

This is the first time that Comedy Central decided to go with a plain disc design. The discs simply read "South Park: The Hits Volume 1" and are similar for both discs. However behind the discs is a picture of one of the South Park Characters. This is also the first time that Comedy Central decided to have a chrome-finish on the DVD, instead of their matte with glossy characters.

South Park - "Good Times With Weapons" High Definition

Started on the March 6, 2007 (the day before South Park Season 11 began in the USA), a Comedy Central promotion offered Xbox 360 Live users a free download of the 2004 episode "Good Times With Weapons" in High Definition. This was the first HD South Park episode and was released in Widescreen. The promotion lasted 2 weeks and was restricted to the United States, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand (though later was made available in all European regions).[9]

Limited Edition HD DVD

Best Buy also held a promotion through March 20th to April 3rd, offering free HD DVDs of the "Good Times With Weapons" episode with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console or HD DVD drive. The HD DVD was a doublesided HD DVD Combo Disk: One side a single layer Hd DVD, the other a DVD-9. The disc itself is adorned only with a thin label on the clear inner ring of the disc (similar to the South Park: The Movie DVD). The HD DVD side of the disc features a Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 (192kbit/s) soundtrack, and a VC-1 encoded picture.

Christmas Time in South Park

Christmas time in South Park is a Christmas themed South Park DVD set which was released on November 13, 2007. It is a single disc digi with a gold spine that resembles a Golden Book. It is set to be released in Europe at some point in 2009.

Episodes

Episode Airdate
Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo
Dec 17 1997
Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!
Dec 09 1998
Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
Dec 01 1999
A Very Crappy Christmas
Dec 20 2000
Red Sleigh Down
Dec 11 2002
It's Christmas in Canada
Dec 17 2003
Woodland Critter Christmas
Dec 15 2004

Imaginationland: The Movie

The Imaginationland: The Movie is a single disc DVD that was released March 11 2008. The set is uncensored (a first for the South Park franchise on DVD) and present all 3 episodes of Imaginationland edited together as a movie. It also includes two bonus episodes: Manbearpig and Woodland Critter Christmas as well as storyboards and full-length audio commentary from Matt and Trey. It is also available in a Region 4 Release, which was released on 18 June 2008[10]. It was released in the UK on 25th May 2009.

Also, for a limited time, the Comedy Central Website is offering the DVD along with a Magnet Set based around the Imaginationland episodes.

South Park: The Cult of Cartman

South Park - The Cult of Cartman is a 2-disc "best-of" set. It was released in the U.S on October 7, 2008 and is set to be released in the UK on August 17, 2009. It features 12 uncensored episodes of Cartman at his very worst and contained the following special features:

The DVD set included the following episodes.

Disc 1:

Disc 2:

On the set, "Tonsil Trouble", "Eek, A Penis!" and "Super Fun Time" were released for the first time on DVD. The DVD box is made to look like a Bible or cult handbook with Cartman's face on the front, and also a "Eric Theodore Cartman Society" sticker and membership card.

Compilations

Released by Rhino Home Video

Released by Comedy Central

References

External links

  1. ^ Wild Westwood's Rarities Site - Features unused Season 1 full length commentaries and all the DVD mini commentaries
  2. Season 11 box set information







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