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Feature 8.2
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special features 8.5
Total 8.4
Distributor: Fox
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Jeff Bloom

8.4


Futurama the Beast with a Billion Backs

This second straight to DVD release of Futurama is somewhat like three episodes all mingled into one but is still quite entertaining, especially from the plethora of extras that makes this a worthy purchase. It also contains some insights into the "future" of Futurama, however back to the review.

Futurama the Beast with a Billion Backs once again reunites all your favourite Futurama characters from Fry to Bender and Leela to Zoidberg and this installment features Brittany Murphy as Fry's new girlfriend, David Cross as the planet-sized Yivo and Professor Stephen Hawking as himself. That's right and quite unbelievable, given the scene with Stephen Hawking having cybersex with his partner... it's politically incorrect but quite humour.

The tale begins with Fry who begins dating a woman named Colleen whom we later learn has her own harem. Fry finds himself unable to share the love and breaks up with Colleen as a result and decides to send himself to another universe where the beast with a billion backs live called Yivo.

Fry becomes Yivo's representative on Earth (in the form of a Space-Pope) and preaches the surrender of free will and acceptance of Yivo's tentacular glory. The only beings immune to Yivo's influence are the robots which of course includes our friend Bender.

The Beast with a Billion Backs is an entertaining Futurama movie that contains all the gags and enjoyment from the TV series and is definitely recommended to all lovers of the series. However where the DVD does excel is in the special features that features quite a large list of bonuses that are quite enjoyable.

Another winner from Fox!

Special Features:

* Easter Egg - Old Wikipedia
* Audio Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz, Peter Avanzino, and Lee Supercinski
* Futurama: The Lost Adventure
* Storyboard Animatic - The Beast With a Billion Backs Part One
* Six Deleted Scen es
* Meet Yivo! - David Cross Featurette
* Blooperama: The Futurama Cast at 'Work'
* 3D Models with Animator Discussion
* A Brief History of Deathball
* Bender's Game Trailer - a sneak peek at the next Futurama epic!






 
 



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