MTV - Viva La Bam - The Complete First Season
MTV - Viva La Bam - The Complete First Season
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Based on the premise of reality television, VIVA LA BAM centers on the fanatical and often extreme life of pro-skater Bam Margera and his fascination with amusement at the expense of his family and friends. With an almost contagious energetic persona, Bam is able to instigate his friends into lavishly planned tricks plotted against his loved ones. From turning his parents' house into a skate park to putting an alligator in his mother's kitchen, catastrophe and emotional abuse has never been so funny.
|Actors:||Bam Margera, Phil Margera, April Margera, Vincent Margera, Ryan Dunn|
|Number of Discs:||2|
|Run Time:||154 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||October 26, 2004|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 70 reviews|
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53 of 61 found the following review helpful:
You think your parents had it rough? Oct 25, 2004
No matter how bad your parents thought you were as a kid, they should thank their lucky stars that they aren't Phil and April Margera. Professional skateboarder and all-around pain in the ass, Bam Margera is the Dennis the Menace for the new millennium. After the Jackass show ended it splintered off into two strains, one of which, Viva La Bam, stars Bam and his crew (other Jackass survivors, Ryan Dunn, Raab Himself, Rake Yorn, Brandon DiCamillo) as they find new ways to torment his long-suffering parents. Bam and his gang pull all sorts of pranks and stunts to make his parents' lives a living hell. Throw in the nearly incomprehensible Don Vito (Phil's rather large brother) and you've got the makings for one of the more entertaining reality shows.
Fans will be pleased to know that all the episodes are featured gloriously uncut with all the cuss words intact! Breathe easy, parents. The uncut nastiness is limited to the language. The shameless nudity is still blurred.
There are audio commentaries for every episode by Bam, Phil, April, Ryan, Brandon, Rake, Tim and Raab. As you can imagine, these are pretty funny, chaotic tracks as Bam and co. dish on all sorts of behind-the-scenes stories. Bam, obviously, dominates these tracks, but his mom does comment quite a bit as well. Although, the glaring omission of Don Vito is unacceptable!
There are nine deleted scenes, including more footage of Bam building a skate park in his parent's house and Raab under the thrall of a hypnotist while the boys were in Las Vegas.
"Scavenger Hunt List" is the entire list of tasks that had to be accomplished from the season's climatic final episode.
"Q&A**Holes" is a bunch of text screens with the cast answering several questions not so seriously.
There is a small collection of behind-the-scenes photos.
There is also music video's for Bam's brother's band, CKY, Clutch, Turbonegro and the DiCamillo Sisters (basically Brandon, Bam and the lead singer from the Bloodhound Gang).
For such a nonsensical show there is a surprisingly amount of extras that are all done in the same flavour as the show. Even the menus capture the vibe of the show, which is a nice touch. Fans will no doubt dig this collection while all others are advised to stay far away! You may not derive any deep meaning from this show but there are worse ways to kill a Friday night.
34 of 38 found the following review helpful:
AWESOME SHOW Oct 15, 2004
Well im glad its coming out but I wish it would have included season 2 also. Giving us season 1 is just going to make us want the other seasons more. This is an awesome show though. Don Vito is hilarious. Bam's cool. It's neat to see someone who can get away with anything they want to do. What you'll get in this set s 8 episodes(Listed below). It's 150 minutes long. A little bit of extras. What you'll see in these episodes is Phil starving because he can't eat anything for one day, Bam and his friends stuck on an island for a day, Don Vito getting kicked out of a casino, Don Vito racing another guy on a motorized cart, a lot of cars being totally smashed, an entire skatepark/ice rink built in and outside Bam's house, AND LOT'S MORE. That's just a little of season 1. The only thing I don't get is that Wildboyz Season 1 is 25 minutes longer then this season of Viva La Bam and this set is almost 10 dollars more. Still this is a good set to own.(Below episodes listed for Season 1)
Phil's Hell Day
Bam Hosts A Concert (don't feed Phil)
The Family Reunion
We're Going to Vegas!
The Christmas Episode
April Gets Revenge
The Scavenger Hunt
16 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Dennis the Menace Meets Omen Jan 19, 2006
By Antonio D. Paolucci
"Collector of Entertainment"
Viva La Bam is constantly and unfairly being compared to Jackass. They are similar, but in very small ways, and the one that stands out the most is the fact that Bam Margera is in this as well. They don't do the same masochistic stunts you'd find in Jackass. There's rarely ever any forced vomiting or cruelty to animals (like in Wild Boys). What Bam does is torment his surprisingly tolerant parents. This, the first volume, contains the first eight episodes of the show (an entire season) plus a disc of special features:
Episode 1: Phil's Hell Day/Bam's Skate Park: they couldn't have picked a better episode to start the season.
Episode 2: Don't Feed Phil: Bam does everything in his power to deny Phil food for a day.
Episode 3: Family Reunion: Bam's attention turns to his extended family, and you begin to realize that Bam isn't as crazy as his family.
Episode 4: Viva Las Vegas: Rabb gets a mail order bride, and April and Phil celebrate their anniversary. Vito snaps.
Episode 5: Paint Phil Blue & Other Stories: Bam paints Phil, steals April's car, and dig a tunnel into Vito's house.
Episode 6: Very Merry Margera Christmas: Bam celebrates Christmas with friends in the only way he knows how.
Episode 7: April's Revenge: Bam's gets what's coming to him yet April, the person responsible, doesn't realize what she's got herself into.
Episode 8: Scavenger Hunt: Bam and friends tore all of West Chester in order to score points in a crazy scavenger hunt.
The bonus in this collection, though, comes in the special features disc. This includes a heap of deleted scenes which are funnier than anything you can find in the series, if a little more gross at times. It has other things as well, but the deleted scenes are where to be when you pop this into your DVD player.
Though still headed by a bunch of jerks, Viva La Bam isn't nearly as controversial as Jackass or even the CKY Trilogy, though it's equally as funny as both. These DVDs contain some simple laughs that are, at the very least, guaranteed, something that's needed in our world today. Pick this up if you liked Jackass or Wildboys, or are a fan of skateboarding.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Hidden Stuff Mar 22, 2005
By Robin B.
First of all I wanna say I love this show, and the DVD is great.
Hidden Stuff: To access Bam's grossest moments, on Bonus DVD enter Music Videos and press right on your remote control, this will highlight a previously invisable viva la bam logo, press enter and you get some of the gross moments of the season.
For bloopers of the into to the DVD ('Welcome to the DVD for season 1...' etc.) on Bonus DVD, enter Deleted Scenes, press right, this will show the same viva la bam logo, press enter.
And incase you didn't know, the Seasons 2 & 3 DVD comes out April 12th, you can pre-order it now.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
The Ultimate Reality Show ........... Sep 17, 2004
By Michael R. Delfin
Listen I am in my 50s and I just wish I could have gotten away with one tenth of the tricks Bam plays on his parents when I was young. His parents are sweethearts to allow this to happen to them, though his mom (April) seems to be on the borderline of having a heart attack or two. This is the ultimate reality show, Bam does it his way and nobody else is going to tell him differently. Go Bam ! Head On !
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