Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The George Carlin Collection|
Actors: George Carlin, Brenda Carlin, Shayna Alexander
Directors: Marty Callner, Steven J. Santos
Genres: Comedy, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Mpi Home Video Release Date: 08/28/2001 Rating: Nr
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Bill Y. from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 9/15/2010...
There is a misprint on the cover of this DVD set; The UPC listed is the UPC for the same series in VHS. This is a set of 4 DVDs, in excellent condition, NOT VHS. The VHS UPC is 030306747934 and the UPC for the DVD set should be 030306747927.
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Classic Carlin - but overdoses of repetition
green thumbs | 11/02/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited by the promise of this set - hell who would not at the prospect of 4 -5 hours of Carlin?Carlin has wonderful timing and a wicked and wacky grin that precedes anyone of his reflections on the absurdity of the human condition that he delivers with a complete mastery of American idiom.This is a collection that is hard to ignore for a die-hard fan like me - but suffers from repetition of many of his classic pieces - like "Words they won"t let you say on TV" to "Stuff" especially since his delivery of his masterworks does not vary greatly from one performance to the other. The editors must have been sleeping.But if you have the cash, splurge."
Absolutely essential set for Carlin fans
green thumbs | 11/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My family first got cable, and HBO, in 1982 when I was still in school. New Years Eve of '82/'83, I watched George Carlin as part of an HBO stand-up comedy marathon. It was the funniest show I had ever seen in my life. I actually had my little audio tape recorder next to the TV, taping the audio!
When HBO did a George Carlin tribute week a couple of years back, I was overjoyed that I would finally get to videotape the show I had seen in '82. Sure enough, it was NOT part of the week-long marathon. And it seems to be the only one of his shows they never re-ran again.
Now, finally, disc 2 of this box set contains "George Carlin Again!". It is still just as funny to me as it was nearly 20 years ago.And this is not to slight the other shows on this box, they are all essential viewing to George's faithful.
I just read an interview with George where he said he owns all the rights to these shows. So, to George, THANK YOU for finally releasing "Again" on dvd ."
Sean Logsdon | Lansing, Michigan United States | 02/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Comedy will never see another George Carlin. Today's comics seem to be focused on tired old Jerry Seinfeld themes(what's up with vcr's?, what's up with count chocula?). George can take everything from political issues to bodily functions and make it all hillarious. This boxed set has a whole bunch of stand ups, and none are the same. You can laugh at things he said in the 70's and then laugh again at things he said in the 90's. This DVD is 5 star because nothing is similar. All the stand ups are different and they are all great. Buy this if you want a great comedian with a style that will never become tired or boring. He's great."