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JERRY SPRINGER- TOO HOT FOR TV 2000:
WELCOME TO THE HELLENIUM

To paraphrase comedian Jeff Foxworthy "You know you're trailer trash if your favorite DVD is JERRY SPRINGER- TOO HOT FOR TV 2000: WELCOME TO THE HELLENIUM." This $19.99 opus takes a hilarious look at those truly pathetic individuals that feel obligated to air their dirty laundry on national television. No, I never watch THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW, but the DVD piqued my curiosity the same way that most folks are transfixed by an automobile accident- you know you shouldn't really look, but you just cant help yourself.

JERRY SPRINGER- TOO HOT FOR TV 2000: WELCOME TO THE HELLENIUM is comprised of all the choice bits that have to be edited out of Jerry's regular show because the are too crude, too vulgar, too violent and too sexual to be broadcast over the airwaves. So in essence, the DVD delivers all of the "best" outtakes- with the harsh language, excessive violence and nudity left completely in tact. By the way, the security people on THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW deserve hazard pay for breaking up the fistfights that seem to break out on the set on a regular basis. The 65-minute program is broken up into 25 segments that are individually accessible, however it is best to just let the program play. Highlights of the disc include Stripper Wars! I'm Pregnant By A Transsexual! Guess What... I'm A Man! I'm Pregnant By Your Man! Klanfrontation! I'm Having A Bisexual Affair! The DVD also includes EXTRA HOT BONUS FOOTAGE.

So how does JERRY SPRINGER- TOO HOT FOR TV 2000: WELCOME TO THE HELLENIUM look on DVD? Well, to be honest, the disc looks better than an average broadcast of the television show. The videotape source is nice and clean; the image is sharp and the colors look as natural as anyone is likely to find on a tacky TV exploitainment talk show. Digital compression artifacts never seemed to rear their ugly heads; but then again, this program reared enough ugly heads of its own.

The Dolby Digital soundtrack was so clean that one could hear every vulgar word uttered by Jerry's "guests." The interactive menus contained full motion video and supplied access to individual segments on the disc. On my sample, the interactive menus sometimes caused the disc to lock up, but a stop and a start remedied the problem.

JERRY SPRINGER- TOO HOT FOR TV 2000: WELCOME TO THE HELLENIUM is not a DVD for everyone, but it certainly has its audience. For them, the permanence of the DVD format makes this disc a worthwhile purchase.

 
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THE CINEMA LASER is written, edited and published by Derek M. Germano.


 

 

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