I live in Detroit so I've always received the CBC and they seem to love Red Green. So I would occasionally watch this low budget (not a bad thing) television show. One day I'm surfing the web and what turns up but the Red Green Stuffed & Mounted DVD 6pack. With a whopping 20hours of content! I immediately grabbed my credit card and bought it.
Now if your not familiar with the comedy of Red Green don't buy this DVD, simply put it's so much of it that by the time you finish watching it you yourself will be "Stuffed & Mounted" The shows follow a pretty similar format of 1. Intro with a commentary 2. three-to-five skits 3. a main story plot is brought in like the boat house burned down etc.. 4. resolution of the plot 5. closing commentary with more "man" humor. Even though it's very predictable it, with some force I've never before experienced, pulls me back in for more.
The beginning of every episode starts with a short commentary by Steve Smith. He shares a funny story about the production of the episode, or a part that really happened to him. This little bit of content makes or breaks the rest of the episode for me, and you must understand with 48 episodes it's peaty easy to just skip over and episode where Red says "this was just a normal episode for us" because your not sharing in that feeling of "Oh yeah, he said that he really drove a nail through his foot." Did I watch every episode, sadly, yes I've over a 3 month period watched every single of the 48 episodes, some i watched while i did work, others brought me in and wouldn't let me go.
If your a fan of this show I recommend this DVD if you've never watched the show or heard of Red Green keep an eye on PBS or for my Canadian friends the CBC. Watch a couple episodes, maybe buy one or two of these DVDs but the full DVD set may be much if your not a die hard fan.
With a 1.33:1 aspect ratio this looks preaty good. This originally aired in the 90s so the picture is occasionally not always but on occasion a bit VHS like. The colors are true, and the menus systems are in true DVD color quality. Again this show aired a while back so don't expect true DVD quality for every episode.
The audio is nothing special, 2.0 Dolby Digital English (no other language options). This being a low budget show I didn't expect it to have a drastic channel change or huge "blow me away" sound quality. But really, the sound isn't the supposed to be the best (keeps that low budget feel)
Besides a few short commentaries by Steve Smith, there are no other extras on these DVDs it's purely the episode nothing more nothing less.
Don't expect pee your pants funny. But do expect a wholesome good time, clean jokes, fun to watch DVD set. With 6DVDs to watch expect to never run out of content, as I said it took 3 months to completely watch this one. If your not a die hard buy one of the seasons on DVD see if you like it THEN and only THEN do you consider buying this 20hours of content package. You do however learn to know the characters and begin to feel like one of the boys, hanging out with them. This makes relating to them easier and easier with every episode you indulge in.