This release comes from the popular concluding act of every The Man Show episode. At the end of each episode, we get to see a few lovely girls jumping on trampolines in skimpy clothing. So what's not to love about that? Well, I suppose if you don't really like the idea of ogling certain regions of the female form, the appeal will be lost upon you. Well, if you ask me, it's a great idea. Unfortunately, I can't say as much for The Man Show Presents Girls On Trampolines. It's fun for the first few minutes, but after that, it's less than exciting.
The basic premise is getting to watch a collection of ten girls jump up and down. What makes this different than the conclusion of each The Man Show episode is that these girls also do it topless. In the midst of their jumping, their tops "fall off". The outfits that these girls wear are all conveniently removable. Yes, we get to see boobs and a few ass cheeks. These outfits also follow some sort of holiday theme, in terms of either color or style. There's plenty of red lingerie, skimpy Santa-like numbers, and other assorted wear. In addition there's music that is just as annoying as elevator music. Hell, it even sounds like elevator music. The holiday songs include "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Jingle Bells", "The Hanukkah Song", "12 Days of Christmas", "Little Drummer Boy", "Joy To The World", "O' Christmas Tree", "Deck the Halls", and "Silent Night". To make matters worse, we get a montage of random "wee", "ahhs", "hehe" from the girls that come off very sharp and painful.
The DVD claims a runtime of ninety minutes. Of course, there's almost forty-four minutes of footage. Even with extras we don't even get close to that claimed ninety minutes. I didn't necessarily consider it a bad thing, because I don't know if I could have sat through an additional forty-six minutes of this crap. The bottom line is that this title can be a hoot for the first few minutes, but it gets old and annoying far too quickly. At a MSRP of $9.98, I think this could be a great gag gift for a friend, but I wouldn't rush out to pick it up for yourself. While the appeal of girls jumping on trampolines is addressed and presented fairly well, there are just too many other things about this release that leave it feeling awful.
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One very positive aspect about this release is the video quality. It's presented in 1.33:1 ratio full frame color. The quality is quite nice, with a very sharp and clean picture. The only noticeable problems are that sometimes the video appears choppy. This is simply because the footage actually does run at slower, which provides you, the viewer, more opportunities to watch the girls jumping up and down. Also at times the picture gets a little too bright, which causes color to look distorted, but I doubt that will ruin your experience.
The audio in this release is not very impressive. It's in 2.0 Dolby digital stereo sound, but it's very plain. There absolutely no separation between audio channels, the annoying elevator-like music will drive you crazy, and the random high-pitched vocals of the girls gets irritating fast.
The extras are fairly minimal, but surprisingly they're more entertaining than the actual feature itself. "Getting To Know You" is behind the scenes footage, where the girls get interviewed. "Picture Montage" is a montage of various still images taken of the girls. Many of which, we do not see in the actual feature. Finally, "Guess the Bra Size" is just what it says. We get a bunch of short clips that show each girl topless and three onscreen options. So guess their bust and wait a few seconds to see the wrong answers disappear.
I was sorely disappointed with this release. I was expecting a mix of comical intros and outros, as well as girls jumping on trampolines. Fortunately, the latter was present. However, the annoying audio (music and vocals) really made it difficult to sit through. Sure you can turn off the sound and enjoy it, but really how long can you sit through topless girls jumping on trampolines? Surprisingly, it gets really boring fast. Finally, promising twice as much content and not producing it makes me feel cheated. The bottom line is that this release isn't as exciting as I hoped it would be. With such a low MSRP if $9.98 you can't go wrong if you pick it up. However, I urge caution. It's a good gag gift, but not something I'd expect to watch over and over again.