Safety Geeks: SVI 3D (Blu-ray 3D)
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(Jan 01, 2012)
Safety Geeks: SVI 3D is the comic adventures of a semi-elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team. Obsessed with making the world and some bits of Canada safer, the team investigates inane accidents to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. Ironically, their involvement causes far more damage than they prevent, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in their wake. Fans of Monty Python humor and Adult Swim programs will thoroughly enjoy this deftly acted, cleverly animated, 3D comedy.
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if they took 3D off the cover then i wouldnt be so pissed about about my purchase.
out of 250 3D movies i own now, this is in the bottom 10 for 3D effect.
BUYER BEWARE, dont buy this hoping you will see 3D, its not that way at all.
SVI 3D is about comic adventures of a semi-elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team. Obsessed with making the world and some bits of Canada safer, the team investigates inane accidents to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. Ironically, their involvement causes far more damage than they prevent, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in their wake. Fans of Monty Python humor and Adult Swim programs will thoroughly enjoy this deftly acted, cleverly animated, 3D comedy. - Stereoscopy News
Safety Geeks: SVI from the creators and stars of Invention with Brian Forbes, David Beeler (Reginald Syngen-Smithe) & Tom Konkle (Budwin W. Yaker). Also starring Brittney Powell (Dr. Randi Minky), Benton Jennings (Manservant Hopkins) and Mary Cseh (Sparky Van Der Graaf). The first episode introduces the main characters, as well as starts the story arc that continues through the following episodes. The comedic style of this web series is well written and brilliantly acted out. This series is also a most ingenious one, with its use of special effects. - Jeff Elwell
Bottom Line: Raunchy, wacky and filled up to the brim with one-liners, Safety Geeks SVI is an object lesson in High Camp and a real must-watch for anyone who likes their comedy with a great, big dollop of outrageousness. Steve Spaulding
The creators have described the show as "a nice mix of surreal Adult Swim humor with a Monty Python take on CSI, Missing, Without a Trace, NCIS etc.." While I hesitate to compare anyone to Monty Python, because they are legends, that description is well stated. The show is very funny, full of one-liners, and often flying off the rails into the completely absurd. If you're an Adult Swim or Monty Python person, it should be right in your wheelhouse.
SVI follows the exploits of the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team, which is made up of Reginald Syngen-Smythe (David Beeler), Budwin Yacker (Tom Konkle), Dr. Randy Minki (Brittney Powell), Sparky Van Der Graff (Mary Cseh), and Dr. Randy's amazing boobs (seriously, they get so many closeups, they deserve their own credit, their own IMDb page, and a spot as the wallpaper on my phone). EDIT: And Hopkins (Benton Jennings)! How did I forget Hopkins? He is, after all, the brains of the operation. P.O.S.H. investigates accidents and safety violations. Fortunately for us, if not the people they are investigating, along the way they cause more problems than they solve.
The first season is now complete, and follows one case of a tragic forklift accident at a warehouse store. The actions of the team range from odd, to stupid, all with huge helpings of cheese. And I mean that in the best possible way. It's all great fun to watch.
That cheesiness also extends to the look of the show. Clearly a lot of time and effort has gone into the effects used, and they take on a quality that I would call fantastically bad. That's not bad in the sense of not being good. It's bad in the sense that many of the effects are so cheesy that they are almost as absurd as the story we're watching. To that end, they fit perfectly, and just add to the experience. - Brett Love
Placevine said Safety Geeks is yet another winsome, winning comedy series from the talented twosome of David Beeler and Tom Konkle, this one an ensemble effort chronicling the exasperating exploits of the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team, in both 2 and 3D! The fact that they're basically a bunch of well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent misfits is the basis for their bumbling series of moronic mishaps, which all prove quite counterproductive to their professional mission statement. The troupe's over-the-circus-top antics, which include ribald riffs and goofy gore in the spirit of Monty Python, either rub your funny the bone the right or the wrong way, but there's no denying their seemingly endless supply of inspired inventiveness.
The P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) Team as they investigate a forklift accident that took place at a "Giant Provisions," a Costco or Sam's Club type warehouse store. For safety professionals they sure cause a lot of destruction ranging from death by private plane landing (on you) to electrocution by crime scene tape. But (spoiler alert) they do solve the "case" but at what cost? I'm sure Budwin Yaker would know the penny. Speaking of...
The P.O.S.H on site Team is made up of eccentric British billionaire, Reginald Syngen-Smithe (David Beeler), the inscrutable number cruncher Budwin W. Yaker (Tom Konkle) and ex-stripper turned psychologist Randi Minky (Brittney Powell), who not only adds laughs but is the show's sex appeal. She looks like Sophia Bush's sexier older sister. Then there is the requisite support team at headquarters, crippled techie, Sparky Van Der Graaf (Mary Cseh) and Reginald's butler, the aptly named Manservant Hopkins (Benton Jennings). All the actors do a really good job. Their performances are quirky and consistent. So much delicious awkwardness.
The whole show was shot on Green Screen, which really created a unique environment. It lent its self to humor you normally only see in animated shows these days. The special effects varied from realistic to silly, which I preferred in the instances of blood spurting. I was really impressed with the whole aesthetic.
For me, most laughs came from non-sequiturs and witty one-liners, of which there are many. I occasionally cringed at the crudeness and there were some jokes that just fell flat. But I know that if I took a time machine back to 1998 and spied on myself at 16 watching this show, she would be laughing at completely different moments. There is a variety of humor in SAFETY GEEKS: SVI, something for everyone. And it definitely exemplifies Dave & Tom's credo: "silly comedy for smart people."
Verdict: In the spirit of the show, it gave me a comedic erection. One that lasted over 8 hours. So, someone tell Sparky to clear the grid and let the emergency vehicles through, please. If you didn't get the reference, you haven't watched the show. Have you seriously not watched this show yet?
- Tai Fauci