Conan O’Brien’s 10th anniversary show is pretty much what you’d expect: lots of highlightclips from the past, old friends and guests showing up on-stage (Will Ferrell, Mr. T, AndyRichter, etc.), and so on. Though the format is hardly revolutionary, the fact remains that a lot ofthese routines are extremely funny, and the parade of characters highlights just how one-of-a-kind the Conan show is, not to mention how much network TV has relaxed over the decades (justtry to imagi…e Ed Sullivan introducing the Masturbating Bear). The hysterically live audiencedoes get annoying at times, but I hurt myself laughing enough times to make up for that.
The soundtrack is 2.0, and it seems rather pointless discussing sound quality on a release ofthis kind. Nonetheless, the surround works, giving one the impression of being seated in themiddle of the audience. Occasionally the voices slip into surround mode, and there is sometimessome distortion on the older clips.
The fullscreen picture starts off very soft and grainy during the outdoor prologue, butimproves noticeably once the show proper gets going. The colours are very bright, and thecontrasts and blacks are excellent. The image is decently sharp, certainly by TV standards,anyway.
The extras consist of more highlight clips. There are eight “Comedy Shorts” (some classicmoments here). The six “Favourite Guest Moments” are just that: mere moments. There are four“Conan on Location” routines, and there’s a behind-the-scenes gallery for the special. Themenu’s main screen and intro are animated and scored.
Beyond being a 10th anniversary special, this is a pretty solid collection of many of thehighlights from the show’s 10 years.
Special Features List
- Comedy Shorts
- Favourite Guest Moments
- Conan On Location
- Still Gallery