Hey! Mr.Mailman! What is that you're jamming in my mailbox with such brute force? Is it in fact the package containing Sam & Max Freelance Police, the complete animated series DVD I've been eagerly awaiting? Yes it is! Happy day!
That's right folks, I finally got this little gem and there you have it, some quick snaps of the thing. It coms in two slim cases stuffed in a neat jacket. Three discs containing all of the episodes plus some extras.
Except for the DVDs you even get a Sam & Max sticker, which is supposed to be "limited" in some way, but I find it hard to believe, since when buying the DVDs you can't choose an edition without the sticker so it's apparently jammed into each and every one of the boxes. How limited is that?
The bonus disc contains a few neat features, with strong emphasis on few. This is the part where the producers should have tried harder. You get three Fox Kids shorts, one cool short by Mr.Purcell himself that looks alot like it was done in Flash, interview with Mr.Purcell and that's pretty much it video wise. You get a cool concept gallery in a 100 meg *.pdf file, aswell as Series' Bible, also in *.pdf.
One last bonus is the "Ice Station Santa" demo. For those who don't know, Ice Station Santa is the first episode of the second season of Sam & Max series of games done by Telltale Games. This didn't impress me at all, since I got the season two ages ago. Also, Sam & Max animated series was released for the fans, so I find it hard to believe that people who purchased the DVDs didn't get the game or the demo already, especially since they can be downloaded directly from the website, for free.
All in all, Sam & Max animated series is the five hour long brainwash the fans have been waiting for. Packed with tons of Steve Purcell peculiar brand of humor it will entertain, scare and challange you mentally. If you read the comic and played the game, get the DVDs. The $25 in your wallet says you can afford it.
Oh, I almost forgot. The DVDs are, of course, region free. This means you can go ahead and import this neat set of laughs and horrors no matter where you live. Well, if you're from the far corners of eastern Europe or some god forsaken country in Africa you may not be able to afford it. Other than that, import away.
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