Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
No show on television takes its sweet time quite like The Venture Bros., which frequently makes its fans wait years between seasons. Thankfully, the waits tend to be worth it, as Adult Swim‘s smartest, funniest, and most consistently clever show has only gotten better and stranger with age. The series never wanted to appeal to appeal to a mainstream audience, but the years have seen showrunners Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer burrow so deep into their geeky niche that they are pretty much exclusively catering the faithful at this point. Which means that the rewards of keeping up with the show have only grown.
And now, we are happy to report that the new season of The Venture Bros. actually exists. Really! There’s a trailer and everything. And just in time to keep us from mourning the temporary loss of Rick and Morty, a truly great series that owes a great deal to this one. Seriously, if you watch Rick and Morty but not The Venture Bros., what are you doing?
Watch the Venture Bros season 6 trailer after the jump!
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Winter’s Bone is a tense, dreary affair, consisting almost exclusively of characters devoid of vitality or a sense of humor. It’s a thriller, but not in the traditional sense; the thrill stems more from the grim, desperate atmosphere that pervades every frame than it does any acts of violence or terror. Thrust in the middle of this ordeal is the poor but resilient Ree Dolly, who at only 16, is already tasked with taking care of her two younger siblings and near vegetative mother. Her life gets considerably more complicated when she discovers that her criminal father, who’s nowhere to be found, put up their house as collateral for his bail. So off she goes, facing down the stoic yet threatening glares of her drug-addled rural community in hopes of finding her father and keeping her destitute family intact. Were it not for the film’s penchant for cultural authenticity, the story might not be as engaging as it is, but the neorealist approach allows the film to operate at a slow-burn pace without ever becoming boring. Unlike what you might expect from a more mainstream Hollywood effort, the conflict here isn’t simply solving the mystery of where the father is and why; it’s about hoping you can make it another day without going to bed hungry, if there’s even a bed left to go to at all.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Director’s commentary, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.
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