NEW YORK, August 15, 2006-In the eighth season of “South Park,” Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny find themselves in the middle of hot button political issues and celebrity shenanigans. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “South Park: The Complete Eighth Season” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, August 29 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
“South Park: The Complete Eighth Season” DVD is a three-disc box set comprised of all 14 legendary episodes. The bonus material contains five-to-seven minute mini–commentaries on all 14 episodes by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Some of the episodes featured on the DVD include “The Passion of the Jew” (original air date: March 31, 2004). After finally seeing “The Passion of the Christ,” Kyle has to admit that Cartman has been right all along about the role of Jews in history. Inspired by Kyle’s change of heart and a powerful love for Mel Gibson, Cartman incites many of the film’s hardcore fans to band together and carry out its message. Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny also see the movie and embark upon a quest to find Mel Gibson.
All the fourth grade girls idolize a rich, famous and spoiled socialite in “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset.” They even have her brand new toy set that comes complete with video camera, night vision filter, play money and losable cell phone. In an effort to impress their idol, the girls pursue the boys to make their own videos.
Other memorable episodes include “Good Times with Weapons” in which South Park takes on the look of Japanese Anime. In “AWESOM–O,” Cartman dresses up like a robot, calls himself AWESOM-O, and moves in with Butters. His plan is to learn all of Butter’s innermost secrets and then use them against him. While Butters is thrilled to have found a new best friend, the Army believes AWESOM–O is some new secret weapon and Hollywood is after the phony robot to develop their next big blockbuster. In “Something Wall–Mart This Way Comes,” the streets of South Park are like a ghost-town when a giant Wall–Mart lures all the townspeople to the new store with incredible bargains. Cartman becomes a boy possessed by the power of Wall–Mart and its low, low prices. In order to save their town, Stan and Kyle have to find a way to destroy the ever–expanding superstore while keeping Cartman from stabbing them in the back.
Launched in 1997, “South Park” remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. The animated series was honored earlier this year with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in the 65th Annual Peabody Awards competition and has been nominated for six Emmy Awards (including this year’s nod), winning the Emmy last year for Outstanding Animated Program (less than an hour). Trey Parker and Matt Stone are co–creators and executive producers of “South Park,” with Anne Garefino also serving as executive producer.
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