Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon DVD review

Jul 10, 2022- Permalink

Reno 911!, the Cops-inspired Comedy Central mockumentary about one disastrous police squad, has now spawned its second feature film, Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon. This time around the squad, led by co-creator Thomas Lennon as Lieutenant Jim Dangle, have been tasked with serving papers on ‘Q’, the leader of the far-right nutjobs known as QAnon. After discovering the conspiracy-loving group is having a convention at sea, the officers buy tickets and set sail. Joining Lennon on this excursion are Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, and Ian Roberts. As always, the show skewers politics and society and crosses the line on an equal opportunity basis, so if you’re easily offended and own a fainting couch, this DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment is not for you.

Shot in HD at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the video presentation downsizes cleanly to the DVD resolution. It’s a bright clean image, with good detail and a nice bright colour palette. The black levels are quite good with no evident crushing. You might actually forget you’re not watching a Blu-ray.

On the audio side, the disc comes with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack and English SDH subtitles. The effects in the surrounds are playful and dialogue is clear, centred and well prioritized in the mix.

The DVD disc does not come with a digital code but in terms of extras we do get some hilarious deleted scenes.

If you want to watch a great troupe of comic actors skewer the current world for 85 minutes and you’re not easily offended, then Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon is a fun diversion. Recommended.