The delirious animated series Ren and Stimpy makes its DVD debut in a three-disc set that features seasons 1 and 2, as well as a handful of extras to please its devoted fan base. The surreal adventures of short-tempered Chihuahua Ren and good-natured but simple cat Stimpson J. Cat caught on like a house afire with teen and college audiences during its 1991-96 run on Nickelodeon, despite regular battles between the network and creator John Kricfalusi (who also voiced Ren and several other characters) over allegedly objectionable content in certain episodes. The conflict eventually led to several episodes suffering edits, much to the chagrin of the show's creators and audience alike; the unedited versions of these episodes have become much sought-after and traded items among collectors. And while this set attempts to rectify that situation by presenting the show in its uncut form, die-hard fans should know that several episodes retain minor cuts; however, many others, most notably the pilot, "Big House Blues," and "Powdered Toastman" are presented in their original, uncut versions.
John Kricfalusi broke new ground in television comedy with his 1990s cartoon series REN & STIMPY. Centered around the misadventures of a highstrung chihuahua and his dimwitted feline companion, REN & STIMPY rendered fourth-grade-level gross-out jokes about mucus, flatulence, tooth decay, and other bodily functions in an uncomfortably graphic style of animation that invited both laughter and squirms of revulsion. Kricfalusi's edgy humour quickly vaulted the series into the highest echelons of cult fandom; and although he left the show after only two seasons, his legacy can still be felt in cartoons ranging from SOUTH PARK to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. This collection features every episode from REN & STIMPY's influential first two seasons
Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, PAL
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 2 Oct 2006
Run Time: 418 minutes