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South Park - The Passion of the Jew
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- Contains two bonus episodes: "Christian Rock Hard" and "Red Hot Catholic Love"
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The episode showcased is accompanied by two other episodes, both of which are hilarious as well: "Christian Rock Hard" and "Red Hot Catholic Love". One touches on the topic of illegal downloads, its enforcement and the somewhat questionable stance some of its early opposing musicians had about it, contrasting it against the fact that high record sales don't necessarily imply that the music in those records may be any good or honest (written for artistic reasons). Last, the "Red Hot Catholic Love" episode tackles the serious issue that took on huge proportions a couple of years ago, as several sex abuses by priests took on the front page of many of our media.
Overall, these three episodes of "South Park" continue to be innapropriate for kids and those who become offended easily. However, all three of them converge in the middle-of-the-road, after presenting opposite views about the three issues at hand. This is done in a brilliant and fun way. While I am not precisely a fan of the show, I must admit I found this DVD extremely funny and highly recommendable.
As long as they're releasing random episodes on DVD, Jared Has Aides would make a great candidate. I think the episode has only been shown once since its premiere, and I believe that was during this weekend's 25 most notorious episodes countdown. On top of all this, South Park DVDs are always lacking in special features. (How did the original pilot episode and the two versions of The Spirit of Christmas never end up on a DVD? Not to mention cut scenes.) Sometimes a full-length commentary would be nice because there are all kinds of jokes and references in the episodes that I'm sure a bunch of people just don't get.
So, in summation, I wouldn't buy this DVD because not only do I have these episodes recorded to VHS for my personal viewing pleasure, but I'm willing to wait for the release of the season box sets:
Red Hot Catholic Love - Season 6 - June 2005
Christian Rock Hard - Season 7 - December 2005
The Passion of the Jew - Season 8 - June 2006
For me the classic episode is 2002's "Red Hot Catholic Love" (07/03/2002), where Father Maxi is apparently the only member of the Catholic clergy on the face of the earth who is not interested in sexually abusing altar boys (e.g., "The Catholic Boat"). Meanwhile, a counselor's question about Father Maxi's relationship with the boys has them totally befuddled until Cartman stumbles on the secret of interorectogestion. The result is a vivid visual metaphor for hypocrisy and a manifestation of the show's toilet talk humor.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well for the short 3 episodes that you get they are all good ones. Red Hot Catholic Love is funny where Priest Maxi has to go to the vatican to reverse the code of vatican lae. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Andrew Lynch
The creators of south park have not disjointed with this production, hilarious as usual :-) Worth every penny spent on it.Published on December 31, 2013 by Mr. K. P. Burke
My friends bought me this dvd for my 50th bd.
Im not all that familiar w South Park,
But it left me in stitches
It is a funny dvd i rented this back in day just recently got it. Only 3 episodes though. great for southpark collectionsPublished on February 1, 2013 by jenifer
as always south park very entertaining feeling for Passion of the Christ get carried away but very nicely done bravoPublished on December 25, 2012 by obamasucks4ver
'The Passion of the Jew' actually picks on Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of Christ' more than the Jewish faith. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Loyd Eskildson