Sound — 6
The product has generally been no less artistic or intriguing. An admitted Bikini Bandits fanatic, Maynard James Keenan somehow convinced theirest of theibandito commission underground filmmaker Steven Grasseito makeia new Bikini Bandits episodeias theimusic videoifor their hit song "The Outsider." Grasse then collaborated with music video veteran Mark Kohrito make sure it didn't completely suck. However, theioriginal, long form, uncensored version remainsia masterpiece of retardation.
Content — 8
DVD features never before seen footage from the Bakini Bandits and A Perfect Circle. It's the companion visual to A Perfect Circle's hit "The Outsider" plus bonus previews for the upcoming Bikini Bandits feature films "The Golden Rod" and "Bikini Bandits Save Christmas." Also included on the DVD are two trailers, one for "The Golden Rod," and one for the forthcoming animated full-length "The Bikini Bandits Save Christmas," in which Keenan will provide the voice for Father Christmas. These are less interesting, being merely trailers for full-lengths (one of which is on the same disc), but they're in the same vein as all of the other DVD content.
Overall Impression — 6
Some will doubtless find the disc crass, offensive for its own sake with little outside redeeming value. Others will probably think it hilarious, enjoying the offense because it's comprised of breasts, innuendoes and profanities. In truth, it's partly just a question of how much stomach you have for these sorts of things, but the DVD is neither terrible nor terribly impressive. It's an entertaining look at an independent, off-color series, and it takes some sharp social commentary as well, but it's a bit off the mark as far as APC's creative and artistic reputation.