Suggested retail price: $26.90 – Target Price: $19.99
Format: Animated, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English Region: US and Canada only
Number of Discs: 2
Studio: Comedy Central
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 264 minutes
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
Written and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and features the voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider, Gracie Lazar, and Mona Marshall.
Reviewed by: Mary Anne O’Connell
You know Him. You love Him. Now follow Him.
Enclosed are a dozen of Eric Cartman's most important teachings. They are designed to help you, His disciples, navigate your way through today's difficult world. Only an adoption of and strict adherence to these lessons will allow you to live your life the way Eric Cartman would want you to.
“The Cult of Cartman” is a two-disc set featuring 12 episodes (9 have already been released and only 3 haven’t aired yet). The episodes are:
• Scott Tenorman Must Die
• The Death of Eric Cartman
• Cartoon Wars Part I
• Cartoon Wars Part II
• La Petit Tourette
• Tonsil Trouble (from Season 12)
• Eek, a Penis! (from Season 12)
• Up the Down Steroid
• Super Fun Time (from Season 12)
• Ginger Kids
The Cult of Cartman displays the best/worst of little and fat, Eric Cartman, the profanity-slinging bigot we all love to hate. Throughout his 4th grade life, Eric had done some very bad things in South Park, Colorado. For example, faking Tourette’s Syndrome so he can swear whenever he wants, or buying a theme park just so he doesn’t have to wait in long lines, or when Cartman is in the hospital for a tonsillectomy, contracts HIV and tries to give it to Kyle!
One nice aspect to this DVD (especially if you are a newbie to Cartman), is the fact that he hosts a little segment (like 10 seconds long) in between episodes that introduces one of his evil themes! He stresses that you, the viewer, should apply these themes in your everyday life.
There are no special features to this DVD. But you do get a Cartman sticker and a membership card!? And please remember these South Park DVD’s are uncensored, so they are really, really, really for mature audiences only. If you are an avid South Park fan, this is a definite rental. I would, however, hold off buying this set and just wait for Season 12 to come out and DVR it!
Binkies: 8 out of 10