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

Apr 03, 2023- Permalink

I received a review copy of the South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season Blu-ray the other day and it took a minute to sink in. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s satirical juggernaut is twenty-five years old. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have been going at it for twenty-five years. And they’re still only in the fourth grade. The six episodes of this short season deal with crypto ads, Russian invasions, Airsoft and other issues.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The bold colours of South Park’s signature animation style look great and the image is crisp and clean. No sign of compression artifacts or digital noise.

On the audio side of things, you have the choice of an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack and an English Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Subtitles are available for English SDH. Though not the most immersive track, with only occasional surround usage, the all-important dialogue is clear, centred and well-prioritized in the mix.

South Park arrives on one Blu-ray disc with no digital code included. Sadly, this 25th anniversary of the show does not merit any special features.

If you’re a South Park completist, you’ll want to add this release to your collection.