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Fans of Fox’s primetime animated sitcom King of the Hill can now pick up Season 2 on DVD. The 4-disc release includes all 22 installments from Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge and former The Simpsons writer/producer Greg Daniels.
King of the Hill really hit its stride in the second season with hilarious episodes like "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying," in which Hank temporarily goes blind after seeing his mother making out with her new boyfriend, and "Hank’s Dirty Laundry," which plunges the upstanding citizen into the seedy world of adult entertainment after Arlen Video mistakenly charges him for a late porno video.
Bonus materials include the featurettes Animation Evolution, The Arlen School of Drawing and Music Inspired by the Hills. There are also deleted scenes, director commentary on select episodes, a stills gallery, animated music videos, international clips, an interactive game and excerpts from the book The Boy Ain’t Right.
The Twentieth Century Fox Home Video release carries a suggested retail price of $49.98.
Also making it’s DVD debut today is the 1992 live-action/animation mix Cool World. Directed by Ralph Bakshi (the animated The Lord of the Rings, American Pop, Fritz the Cat), the film stars Gabriel Byrne as an ex-con cartoonist who is pulled into his own comic book world and seduced by his ink and paint vixen Holli Would (Kim Basinger). Brad Pitt plays a dirty police detective who prefers to live in the cartoon world and comes between the two and their forbidden love.
Unfairly compared to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Cool World is much darker and more adult in tone. Some love it, some hate it but it’s a must-see cult offering for animation fans. The Paramount Home Video release retails for $19.99.