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Rating
Video:   8/10
Audio:   8/10
Extras:   3/10

Sin City!
by Gord Lacey (All reviews)
1/28/2003

Before Big Brother there was another reality series where people went and lived in a house while cameras filmed them. Unlike Big Brother, the cast of Real World can leave the house, have people over and lead "regular" lives. Now in it's twelfth season, Real World heads to sin city; Las Vegas! Oh how I wish I had seen this on TV. If this footage is anything to go by, this was the best, and dirtiest, season of Real World ever! Join Trishelle, Alton, Brynn, Arissa, Steven, Frank and Irula as they drink and sleep their way through "The Real World You Never Saw: Las Vegas."

Video

Shot on video, this release is free from any problems like dust or scratches you'd expect from a show shot on film. The colors are nice and clean, and the video suffers only from a bit of noise. There are 22 chapters, and the names are provided so you can get an idea of what's covered on the disc: "Confessional Sins," "Sleeping Around," "Beware Of The Boys' Room," "Putting the Fun in Bodily Functions," "Alton's Woo," "Let's Be Frank," "Altonisms," "Send In The Marines," "Dancing Machines," "It's Getting Crowded In Here," "Lily Does Las Vegas," "Alton's Not Home!" "Frank's Hang Ups," "I'm Sleeping With You For Television Purposes," "The Frank & Steven Show," "The In Flight 'Movie'," "The Real World Down Under," "Man Versus Machine," "Please God don't Air This," "Frank Loses His Innocence," "Love Hurts" and "Leaving Las Vegas." With the "New Orleans" disc I complained that the nudity was blurred, but this time I'm happy. I don't want to see Alton's Woo!

Audio

The audio for "The Real World You Never Saw: Las Vegas" is nice and clean. Every fart, burp and joke are picked up by the mics the cast wears, and the boom mics that follow them around with the cameraman. This is a Dolby Surround 2.0 track which is mainly driven by the center speaker (dialog). The rears are occasionally used for music, but that's all. As with the "New Orleans" disc, there are no BEEPs to be heard on this disc. Way to go!

Extras - How we rate extras

Cast Profiles
Interviews and auditions for: Trishelle (1:30), Alton (1:05), Brynn (1:08), Arissa (1:13), Steven (1:22), Frank (1:12) and Irula (1:08).

House Tour (6:06)
Brynn and Frank lead us on a tour of the suite the cast had in the Palms hotel. Very nice place. I love the house tours included on the Real World discs.

Wrap Around Bloopers (1:17)
Bloopers from taping pieces for the DVD.

Summary

I really need to pay for MTV so I can watch the full seasons of this series. Every time one of these "Real World You Never Saw" discs are released I get sad because the season looked so good. I've only seen ONE season, but I loved it. These discs just tease me into wanting more. Boy, this cast looked naughty!

Easter Eggs
On the main screen highlight "Special Features" and then press right for a 2:18 clip of Brynn's date, and where she slept. On the "Cast Profiles" screen, select Steven and then press left for a 2:03 clip of the Suzuki Swift.


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