Blu-ray Review: Legendary Characters Return in ‘Beavis and Butthead: Volume 4’

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CHICAGO – Thank God Beavis and Butthead are back. I’ve been lucky enough to speak to Mike Judge a few times in my career and I always got the impression that he not only wanted to bring back his legendary characters but felt, as I did, that the world needs Beavis and Butthead…now more than ever. What would Beavis think of Twilight? What would Butthead say about social media? And how would they react to “Jersey Shore”? Now we know. Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

The fourth volume of collected episodes of “Beavis and Butthead” has been released and it fetaures over four hours of greatness from the MTV show. In one of my recent WGN radio appearances discussing the best TV of 2011, I called the show “brilliant,” much to the host’s surprise. This Blu-ray release only confirms my statement. There’s arguably no better social satire on TV right now (with the exception of maybe another animated show, “South Park”) and it’s a perfect judge of character. Anyone who completely writes off “B & B” isn’t trying hard enough. If you think this is just dumb TV, you’re not paying attention what Judge is doing — presenting clearly stupid characters as a way to expose the stupidity of our entire society. Damn brilliant. And damn funny.

The Blu-ray release is surprisingly light on special features. Ah well. Maybe next time. Just having the boys back where they belong is special enough for now.

Beavis and Butthead: Volume 4 was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 14, 2012
Beavis and Butthead: Volume 4 was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 14, 2012
Photo credit: Paramount/MTV

All new episodes. Beavis and Butt-Head, America’s favorite culture critics, are back. They now have more than just music videos to make fun of: Reality TV, the Internet, and Ultimate Fighting will all be crossing their TV screen! Brought back by creator Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head are dumber than ever.

Special Features:
o 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Panel
o Beavis & Butt-Head Interruptions

“Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection — Volume 4” was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 14th, 2012. content director Brian Tallerico

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