South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season Blu-ray review

Aug 07, 2022- Permalink

With Covidiots and QAnoners making the last few years an absolute freak show, the skewering satire of South Park has been sorely needed. Paramount has just released South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season on Blu-ray and I had a chance to check it out. Cut short by Covid production restrictions, the disc consists of two extended length episodes: The Pandemic Special and South ParQ Vaccination Special. As usual, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and the gang pull no punches as we see the pandemic through the eyes of Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Butters.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The 2D animation style is served well by the video presentation with great clarity and sharpness for the animations line art. As expected, the colour palette is full of bold primaries.

On the audio side, there’s a single English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 with subtitles available for English SDH. While a pretty front-heavy mix, effects in the surround channels do their job well. The dialogue is clear and centred.

The disc has zero special features, which is a shame as it would have been nice to have a commentary from Parker and Stone about the challenges they faced for this season.

With all of the heaviness and nuttiness of the last few years, shows like South Park can be a well-timed release valve for the absurdity of this world. If you need that, then the South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season Blu-ray is a good addition to your collection.