Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Jim Rose Circus Show|
Actors: Bébé the Circus Queen, Matt 'The Tube' Crowley, Jim Rose, The Amazing Mr. Lifto, The Enigma
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
mark poolos | chicago, il United States | 11/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must have video! It is disturbing, sick, gross and [....]! Put the video in and be amazed. I have watched it many times and I am never bored. It's great for parties. Everyone will love you for it. The show has changed over the years but this video is classic Jim Rose at his best."
A Freak By Any Other Name
John Gallone | Seattle, Washington USA | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It seems the bottom has fallen out of the freak market. If you discount Liza Menelli and Courtney Love, most human oddities are now hidden away in cozy asylums or at least given their own nationally sponsored telethons. In modern America when people want to explore some prurient desire to be scandalized, stunned, titillated or appalled, they turn to either talk radio or pornography. Porn is the new freak show...(and we thought it was shocking to see the geek put a snake in his mouth!?).
One guy who does attempt to hold his `Freak Flag High `is Jim Rose and the Jim Rose Circus. It's a modern day freak/burlesque show with Jim as the big mouth hawker. The Circus has a cast of characters ranging from the totally tattooed Puzzle Man to The Amazing Lift-O, a guy who manages to dead-lift incredible weights with an entirely different muscle system (!). They perform allot of the standard Mid-way gimmicks but with a new flare or twist. GrinderGirl is one of my favorite artisans... she appears in a steal corset and then attacks herself with an industrial grinder. Needless to say, sparks fly everywhere!!! Sophisticated adult fun! Not for anyone with low tolerence for the extreme."
A True Freak
mark poolos | 09/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nothing can compare to seeing the show live. The tape is about 1/4 of the live performance ... but still a MUST HAVE. This tape will open your eyes, as well as leave you a bit disturbed."