Prepare yourselves, you slime-licking schmork-krabs!
Nov 7, 2008
Invader Zim has been sent from the planet Irken to take over the world ... he believes. In reality, the Tall Ones, leaders of Irken, sent him away to get rid of him. Together with his patched-together robot Gir, Zim takes his job very seriously. He disguises himself as an earth child with a skin condition (green) and attends the local school. Only Dib, the crazy kid at school, suspects him of being an alien.
The humor in Invader Zim is advanced for Nickelodeon, where the cartoon originated. Body functions and toilet humor abound, along with some great one-liners. Pure cartoon entertainment, especially for fans of Jhonen Vasquez's humor. Here is a quick rundown of the episodes:
DISC ONE: 1) Plague Of Babies - Zim's secret identity is threatened by a race of aliens that look like human babies. Gir plays with the 'stupid ray'. 2) Bloaty's Pizza Hog - Gaz wants to go to Bloaty's Pizza Hog for dinner with Dad, but has to rescue Dib from Zim first. 3) Door To Door - The school uses Poop-Dog to entice the kids to sell Poop-bars door-to-door. Zim resorts to Irken techniques to sell the most. 4) FBI Warning Of Doom - Gir rents the movie "Intestines Of War", and Zim has to face the psycho mall security guy to return it after hours. 5) Bolognuis Maximus - Dib finds out bologna burns Zim. Zim retaliates by injecting, via a tack on his chair, bologna DNA into Dib that makes him delicious, stinky, and irresistible to dogs. 6) Game Slave 2 - Gaz needs the new Game Slave 2 to play her Vampire Piggy Hunter game, but has to chase Iggums to get it. 7) Battle Of The Planets - The Tall Ones plan Operation Doom II on the planet Blorch. Zim finds out that Mars is a giant spaceship, but Dib finds out Mercury is one too. 8) Halloween Spectacular Of Spooky Doom - Dib is taken to an asylum on Halloween because he keeps fading in and out of a monster dimension. The monster dimension is pretty cool.
DISC TWO: 1) Mysterious Mysteries. Desperate for a new show, the producer of Mysterious Mysteries uses one of Dib's tapes to prove there are aliens; mainly Zim and Gir. 2) Future Dib - Dib's dad, Professor Membrane, invents the Perpetual Energy Generator (PEG). Zim creates a remote-controlled Dib robot to destroy PEG. 3) Hobo 13 - The Tall Ones send Zim to the planet Hobo 13 to evaluate him as a warrior. He makes himself team leader and sacrifices them one by one to win. 4) Walk For You Lives - Its Probing Day on Irken, but in order for Zim to pass inspection he must get rid of a slowly exploding piece of matter. 5) Megadoomer - A disgruntled packager on Irken sends the Megadoomer to Invader Zim instead of the load of malfunctioning SIR units. But the Megadoomer didn't come with batteries. 6) Lice - There is lice outbreak at Zim's school. Zim is the only student who doesn't get lice. The Delousers quarentine the school looking for the lice queen. 7) Abducted - Insect-like aliens abduct Zim and Gir to add to their collection, but they're not very bright and haven't succeeded in collecting any specimens yet. 8) The Sad Sad Tale Of Chickenfoot - Dib sets after the news crews of Mysterious Mysteries to prove that Chickenfoot is just a guy in a suit named Chewy Rodriguez.
Extras: Most episodes have commentaries available, some have animatics, there are a few interviews, and you can turn on Irken subtitles.
Make sure you pick up Volume One: Doom Doom Doom before diving into this volume. I thought the first season was a little grosser and a little funnier, this second season seems like Nickelodeon toned the humor down a bit.
There are still no English subtitles. The only subtitles are Irken, which are just scribbles. Also, the discs are labeled three and four, rather than one and two, continuing from Volume One, which has discs one and two. Get ready to continue laughing, Zim hasn't lost his touch yet! Enjoy!
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Product Description Invader Zim's mighty need to destroy all of humanity knows no bounds. Fortunately for Earth, he's a cosmically inept fool! But this Invader has more to deal with than that self-proclaimed protector of our planet, Dib. The path to conquest is paved with hazardous challenges, which include all of the prickly, meat-flavored horrors that Earth has to offer. Zim must outwit Mall Security, endure the terror of Bloaty's Pizza Hog, and defeat the evil space babies.
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Anime Works
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
Run Time: 225 minutes
DISC ONE: 1) Plague Of Babies - Zim's secret identity is threatened by a race of aliens that look like human babies. Gir plays with the 'stupid ray'. 2) Bloaty's Pizza Hog - Gaz wants to go to Bloaty's Pizza Hog for dinner with Dad, but has to rescue Dib from Zim first. 3) Door To Door - The school uses Poop-Dog to entice the kids to sell Poop-bars door-to-door. Zim resorts to Irken techniques to sell the most. 4) FBI Warning Of Doom - Gir rents the movie "Intestines Of War", and Zim has to face the psycho mall security guy to return it after hours. 5) Bolognuis Maximus - Dib finds out bologna burns Zim. Zim retaliates by injecting, via a tack...