Written by: Michael Den Boer on December 27th, 2010
Release Date: USA, 2009
Director: Jimmyo Burril
Writer: Jimmyo Burril
Cast: April Monique Burril, Azman Toy, Lilly Burril, Jordan Wyandt, Debbie Rochon, Nicolette le Faye, Bill Price, Sam Wiitala, Brad Smoley, Aaron Martinek, Stacie Beard, Nicola Fiore
DVD Released: January 11th, 2011
Approximate Running Time: 275 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Troma Team Video
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
At the heart of this series is a psychotic young woman named Sally and her equally demented younger brother Ruby. By day Sally works as a librarian and after work she lets loose on those who oppose her morally. Her younger brother Ruby is essentially the stay at home domestic character of the series. When he is not making their meals. He also finds time to make human pinatas and various tortures devices which Sally uses on her victims. Rounding out their most unusual family is a young woman named Poe, who works with her mentor Sally at the library. Other recurring characters include a pair of bumbling police officers, a door to door saleswoman that moonlights as a sleuth and the private detective named Cowboy.
The Chainsaw Sally Show is a sitcom format follow up to the 2004 horror film Chainsaw Sally. Each episode of The Chainsaw Sally Show has a theme that is resolved by its end. A few themes include the Dewey decimal system, bullies and eating healthy. Content wise this latest incarnation of Chainsaw Sally stays true to its predecessor. Every episode serves up a heaping amount of blood and guts and subversive humor.
All eleven episodes are present in a 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The image looks clean, details generally look crisp and colors and flesh tones look accurate.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio sounds clear and consistent throughout.
Extras for this release are spread over two discs. Extras on disc one include a introduction from Lloyd Kaufman, a music video for the theme song, a sexy slide show, a bonus adventure with Chainsaw Sally titled ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ (4 minutes 50 seconds – anamorphic widescreen) , two behind the scenes segments ’21 Weekends in Potterville’ and ‘Anatomy of a Kill’, audio commentaries for the first four episodes and all episodes come with optional laugh tracks.
Extras on disc two include audio commentaries for episodes 6 and 9 and laugh tracks for episodes 6 – 10. Other extras include a bonus Chainsaw Sally adventure titled ‘Groundhog Day’ (52 minutes 47 seconds – anamorphic widescreen) and this episode also comes with a audio commentary. Rounding out the extras are trailers for other Troma titles also available on DVD and a brief unrelated clip titled ‘Troma T & A’. Both discs also come with a promo clip which celebrates Troma’s 35th anniversary. Overall The Chainsaw Sally Show Season 1 gets a fully loaded DVD release from Troma.