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MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, Volume 4 & 5 (2009)

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Magnolia
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Run Time: 526 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001ER4CR0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,955 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

MXC - MOST EXTREME ELIMINATION CHALLENGE is a Japanese television show in which contestants are eliminated through a series of outrageous stunts that usually take place above water mud or other liquids. The producers have removed the original audio tracks, replacing them with comic commentary in the spirit of Woody Allen's "What's Up Tiger Lily." Collected here is the complete fourth and fifth seasons bringing together numerous instances of pratfalls daring and hilarity.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set! November 11, 2008
By Chris
This set contains 26 episodes on 4 DVDs-all of the remaining season 3 episodes (including the CSI and Master Debaters shows that were not on Volume 3) and all of season 4. (A fifth season of 13 episodes was produced after these, which will hopefully end up on a future volume 6). I checked the running times of the episodes and all of them are uncut.
This set also includes two full-length episodes of the original "takeshi's castle" with english subtitles-one of which is the infamous "Snow Special" which MXC fans will remember from season 2. (there's a LOT of hilarious stuff in the takeshi's castle version).
This is a great deal, and I highly recommend it for MXC fans. (oh, and if you liked "wipeout!" on abc...this is where they got most of their ideas from.)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Volumes in One Set! August 26, 2008
By MMAfan
Great set for MXC fans!!! 2 Volumes in One!!

26 Full Uncut Episodes Include:
Season 3, Episode 11: CSI/Forensics vs. Children's Entertainment
Season 3, Episode 12: The Master Debaters
Season 3, Episode 17: Waste Management vs. Advertising
Season 3, Episode 18: Malcontents vs. Baked Goods
Season 3, Episode 19: Mall Workers vs. Telephone Company
Season 3, Episode 20: Art World vs. Insurance Industry
Season 3, Episode 21: Seafood Industry vs. High Society
Season 3, Episode 22: Lumber Industry vs. Broadcast News
Season 3, Episode 23: Postal Industry vs. Motor Sports
Season 3, Episode 24: Rodeo Industry vs. The Courtroom
Season 3, Episode 25: Business Women vs. Sports Women
Season 3, Episode 26: Career Day
Season 3, Episode 27: Personal Hygiene vs. Comic Book Industry
Season 4, Episode 1: Desperate Housewives vs. Ultimate Fighters
Season 4, Episode 2: Real Mafia vs. Video Game Industry
Season 4, Episode 5: James Bond vs. Country Music
Season 4, Episode 6: Jilted Wives vs. Cheating Husbands
Season 4, Episode 7: Las Vegas vs. Sesame Street
Season 4, Episode 8: MXC Wrestling Extravaganza: TNA vs. WWE
Season 4, Episode 9: The Wack Pack vs. Hollywood Rehabbers
Season 4, Episode 10: Supermodels vs. Steroid Users
Season 4, Episode 11: Celebrity Justice vs. TV Motor Shows
Season 4, Episode 12: Chick Flicks vs. Tough Guys
Season 4, Episode 13: Hip Hop vs. Horror Movies
Season 4, Episode 14: Mega-Millionaires vs. Where Are They Nows?
Season 4, Episode 15: Box Office Bombs vs. NASCAR
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "What Do We Always Say? Don't Get Eliminated!" August 8, 2010
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"MXC" Volume Four and Five is 526 minutes of some of the most politically incorrect humor ever to air on cable television in the US. "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" is taken from a truly bizarre Japanese game show called "Takeshi's Castle," dubbed with completely ludicrous dialogue, reformatted and made into a true delight complete with the most unusual color commentary imaginable. Every episode pits two oddball teams (e.g. "Las Vegas vs. Sesame Street" or "Malcontents vs. Baked Goods") against each other in four challenging games with names like "Sinkers and Floaters," "Irritable Bowl Syndrome," "Rotating Surfboard of Death" (one of my personal favorites,) and "Dope on a Rope." These games range from modestly difficult to seemingly impossible. Many of them involve falling off of things, getting extraordinarily dirty, or general humiliation. In other words: it's a perfect recipe for comedy.

I have seen a lot of actual Japanese game shows on television (mostly in Hawaii; my favorite is "Electric Rod Challenge",) and they are true marvels of ingenuity. Add amusing editing, great writing, a lot of lowbrow humor, and commentary from hosts Vic Romano and Kenny Blankenship with unique field reporting by Guy LeDouche and genteel hosting from Captain Tenneal ("Well you're wrong!") and MXC makes for great comedy, far better than even actual Japanese game shows. The set also contains two episodes of "Takeshi's Castle" for those of you who want to get the gist of the source material in its original form, which I highly recommend. It's particularly fun to watch the hosts and compare them to the personalities they acquire when they're dubbed in the US (I've often wonder what the actors think of MXC.)

These are some of the best episodes in the series, and if you're after politically incorrectness and cheap laughs, this show is hard to beat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Show is Awesome! January 8, 2012
Great writing, funny situations, what more do you need to know? I wouldn't watch it with the kids unless you're into explaining a lot of adult humor, but for the grown ups it's fun and funny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freaken Awesome! November 2, 2011
By Joey
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First, I want to state that the first disc has a slow start when it comes to the usual crazy S$%t in MXC. But once you get into the 3rd episode, things get better and better. I was laughing so much at times that I had to pause the disc just so I can savor the moment and not avert my attention and miss out on the next scene. Hands down, this is a must for MXC fans. Oh yeah, and Wipeout Sucks!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MXC is Hilarious May 12, 2010
By BC
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If you used to watch MXC on Spike, I highly recommend these DVD's. If you have never seen MXC, I highly recommend these DVD. Some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have learned to always look to Amazon first. They are always able to deliver what I'm looking for, at a reasonable price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Great Fun January 10, 2012
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Another great season of MXC. If you've seen the other seasons, then you know what to expect. A bit more polished from the first season and not as much pain as the second, but overall a good season and a good value.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Waz up New York.....................
Haven't watched it since it's for my daughter for Christmas. Loved Season 1 and 2 so I'm sure the later episodes will be just as good.
Published 8 months ago by flintstone
5.0 out of 5 stars I really love this show
I remember when this show first came out on Spike TV and I would watch it everytime it comes on. This is a really funny show.
Published 9 months ago by Jason Risoldi
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious show
The show is so funny. A precursor to the now famous Wipeout, this show is all around the best game show I've watched. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, funny, MXC
I was going to buy this one after I bought Volume 3, but I'm glad I didn't. Volume 3 can wait! This was less than double the cost of what Vol. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars MXC is awesome!
This is a great show, I bought all 5 seasons at once and was not disappointed. If you like crude overdubbed humor mixed with a crazy Japanese game show, this is for you!
Published 17 months ago by Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest shows out there.
Great show, I love the voiceover actors on this show. The show is hilarious and I believe it was the basis for wipeout. I would definitely check this out.
Published 18 months ago by Bigblue
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
These volumes are okay, not as good as the earlier volumes but still great MXC fun. Volume 4 is better than Volume 5 because they change the format of the show, I recommend Volumes... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sphinx90
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
It is funny and that is why we watch things like this, so if you liked the show you will like this
Published 18 months ago by jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Show Ever
Crude, vulgar, not even close to being politically correct. And absolutely laugh-out-loud funny. The crass humor luckily goes over our kids' heads and they laugh until they cry at... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rabid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed until I cried
Great service great quality If you are in need of a good laugh this is it. You will watch again and again
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Published 19 months ago by Dozer
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Season 5 episodes - not on ITunes - where to get?
Why would it be on ebay? season 5 was never released on dvd. Only volume 4 and 5 was released on dvd which consists of second half of season 3 and full season 4. Please check here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MXC_episodes
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