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Mythbusters: Big Blasts Collection

4.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Prepare yourself for the kind of fun that requires safety goggles as the MythBusters team takes on tales of exploding pants, steam-powered machine guns and jailbreak methods and blasts a host of hoaxes to smithereens. Then it's time for martinis and tuxedos as Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage put 007's most outrageous gadgets, getaways and guns to the test in action that will leave you shaken and stirred!

Salsa Escape: Jamie and Adam attempt to bust out of a Mexican jail using only salsa - will spicy or mild be the best choice? Then in the biggest blast test yet, the MythBusters see if a massive amount of explosives can break up a cement truck filled to the brim with hardened cement.

Exploding Port-a-Potty: Could you wind up with third-degree burns from a port-a-potty by lighting a cigarette inside it? The build team will use Adam's "special sample" and find out if human waste can really create enough methane to produce this explosive result.

Exploding Pants: Jamie and Adam probe a farm fashion disaster as they solve the mystery of a farmer's exploding pants. Then Adam and Jamie tackle "the Great Gas Conspiracy" and investigate whether the fuel and car companies deliberately make gas-guzzling cars to increase their profits.

Air-Cylinder Rocket: Can a cracked valve on a compressed-air cylinder actually blast the tank through a cinder-block wall? The MythBusters team builds the launch pad?then runs for cover. Then Jamie and Adam explore whether it's possible to get an engine running with black powder.

Exploding Lighter: Find out if leaving a small butane cigarette lighter in your car on a sunny day can cause your vehicle to explode into flames. Next, the MythBusters try and shoot down some popular "Gunslinger" myths, such as, "is it possible to shoot a hole clean through a tossed coin"?

Grenades and Guns: Jame and Adam tackle Tinseltown action-hero cliches: Will a heroic dive onto a live grenade actually save your buddies? Will dunking the ticking time bomb in water dampen the explosion? And finally, will putting a grenade in the fridge chill things out?

Exploding Water Heater: Join the MythBusters as they see if an ordinary water heater can build up so much pressure that it rockets through the roof of a house! Meanwhile, the team tries on some all-American legends about blue jeans' flammability.

Confederate Steam Gun: The team creates a mythic Civil War-era weapon: a steam-powered machine gun rumored to have fired 400 rounds a minute at a 300-yard range. But could it shoot to kill? And find out if you really can trip up the results in a polygraph test.

James Bond Special - Part 1: See the MythBusters create a watch that can deflect a bullet like Bond's could in Live and Let Die, and find out if it's possible to blow up a propane tank by shooting it with a handgun. Then the team recreates 007's most spectacular speed-boat getaways and more killer spy-movie magic.

James Bond Special - Part 2: In Part 2, Jamie and Adam pack high explosives into an ordinary ballpoint pen, create a deadly bowler hat to see if it could really slice the head off a statue and build giant steel jaws to see if a metal-mouthed super villain could really chomp through steel cables.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci
  • Writers: Mark Barlin, Peter Rees, Steve Matthews
  • Producers: Richard Dowlearn
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Discovery - Gaiam
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Run Time: 441 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FRNBBM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,517 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mythbusters: Big Blasts Collection" on IMDb

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By K. Gray on December 21, 2008
Format: DVD
I have nothing but good things to say about Mythbusters as a show. There are some people out there who pick apart Adam and Jamie's techniques or their conclusions, but to those people I say I dare you to find another show on TV that is so compelling, interesting, fun to watch, or that works so well at making you more interested and curious about the world we live in.

However, I have an issue with the way Discovery is compiling these DVD series. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. In the first two collections they brought out, the episodes included were completely arbitrary. At least this series has a "theme:" Big Blasts, but still, why can't they just bring these episodes out as a SEASON like most other TV productions? The damage is done now, so I guess from here on out we'll end up with collection after collection of Mythbusters where we'll have NO IDEA what we'll get until we open the box.
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I received this as a gift for Christmas. While I haven't watched the whole thing yet, I've watched most of it. Plus I've seen all these episodes before. Always loved the episodes with explosions. This collection is a lot of fun to watch.
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I haven't watched this one yet, but I love Mythbusters. Its something the whole family enjoys and will make an excellent gift. The prices and shipping were great and no hassle. Can't wait to give this gift.
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My husband and I are Mythbuster fans so I got this for him as a gift and he loved it. We enjoy watching them crash it, shoot at it or blow it up, they are fun to watch and very funny.
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Thought it would be nothing but myths including explosions...but its not. Simply some regular episodes that do have at-least one explosion...but also have non-explosive myths.
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A great collection of big blasts from the Mythbusters episodes. My sons and I enjoyed watching these again and I will show them to my chemistry class too!
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I enjoy watching the Mythbusters on TV but now I do not have cable TV and it is very nice to be able to still keep up with the series through DVD.
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any fan of Mythbusters will recognize this phrase. in this DVD you get Jamie's big boom and many other explosions, a must have for any fan!
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