“Robot Chicken”: Season 7 is another solid season with plenty of great skits mixed in with those that didn’t quite land. What is disappointing was that Warner, after releasing the last few season sets were released on Blu-ray, including a couple specials, only to be relegated back to DVD. Still, there’s a good amount of bonus material to peruse making for an OK release.
“Robot Chicken”: Season 7
Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
Warner Bros. | TVMA – 220 min. – $24.98 | July 21, 2015
THE MOVIE – 4.0/5
From Back Cover: Here it comes. Another season’s worth of award-winning frenetic fried fowl from deep in the heart of Adult Swim’s late-night animation plantation!
Contained within: Every lovingly crafted episode from your favorite psychotic purveyors of stop-motion animated sketch comedy! Scads of extras produced on a budget consisting of not three shoestrings, not two shoestrings, but one amazing shoestring! And guess what? This isn’t your grandma’s VHS tape… it’s all on cutting-edge DVD!
It’s “Robot Chicken” Season 7! And 7 is a VERY LUCKY NUMBER!
SPECIAL FEATURES – 4.0/5
The 2-disc set is housed in a standard DVD case.
Episode Commentaries – All 20 episodes include a variety of participants including Seth Green (on just about every one), Breckin Meyer, Rachel Bloom, Tom Root, Billy Dee Williams, J.K. Simmons amongst many others. The majority of these are like a bunch of friends talking about different items often not about what’s going on the screen and even making fun at the fact nobody listens to them…
The Ones That Got Away (6:08) are writers talking about skits that didn’t make it to air.
Beneath Harv’s Beard (6:54) – This unusual featurette finds one of the executive producers getting his beard shaved over a bet…
Favorites from the Room (4:02) – Writers talk about their favorites from the season.
The Gummy Bear Challenge (5:01) involves the writers of “RC” taking the challenge to eat the sugar free gummy bears which have garnered awful reviews on Amazon.
Born Again Virgin Christmas Special (11:10) is a bonus holiday episode and includes an optional commentary track.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Takes San Diego Comic Con (4:02) is footage from the convention.
Cut Sketches (18:04) allows you to see the gems that didn’t make it…
The Making of the Bitch Pudding Special (4:28) takes viewers behind-the-scenes on the creation of the special episode and includes on-set interviews with the creators.
VIDEO – 4.0/5 | AUDIO – 3.5/5
“Robot Chicken”: Season 7 arrives on DVD presented in its original televised anamorphic 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and offers bright colors and no major instances of aliasing or other flaws. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is fine providing for good dialogue levels and decent enough depth.
OVERALL – 4.0/5
Overall, “Robot Chicken”: Season 7 is another solid season with plenty of great skits mixed in with those that didn’t quite land. What is disappointing was that Warner, after releasing the last few season sets were released on Blu-ray, including a couple specials, only to be relegated back to DVD. Still, there’s a good amount of bonus material to peruse making for an OK release.