Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet |
Actors: Richard Pryor, Jon Stewart
Genres: Comedy, Television, African American Cinema
Hosted by Pryor, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the 80?s, the hour-long tribute includes appearances from a few special friends, including Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Chri... more »
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Don't Get It.
Chris | Open Minded, CA | 04/06/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so Richard Pryor is the greatest stand-up comic in the whole freaking world and he still is because nobody's been able to surpass his comic genius. Anybody who doesn't think R.P is the greatest should go f**k themselves. So, why did I give this dvd a 3 star rating? Because it is just a bio with some commentary and some clips of his material. Now, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against a biography, but if you ask me, I think they they could make a lot more money if they make this: A three dvd set. Two of those dvd's hold all of R.P's material, and the other dvd holds the biography and commentary of other stand up comics. I think that would be the ultimate dvd set ever! Anybody who is with me on that idea, please answer yes when it says, "was this review helpful to you?".
professeur horreur | france | 11/25/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i m a huge fan of richard pryor, and i m very disapointed by this dvd, i was waiting for unreleased stand up, and all i had was a "not too bad documentary" hbo level, with extract of already realeased show...live on the sunset, new orleans stand up and the late 70's one with the monkey's joke... i m very very very very dispointed, and pissed off, not for the money but for the joy i made myself about wieving something new about pryor, no just exploitation of the goldmine...hope more dvd will be released with old treasure that i don t know about...plus on the dvd it is nowhere written that its a documentary..."
Worth a look for fans, little else here
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 09/13/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As you have gethered by now, this is not a complete Richard Pryor stand-up show. I Ain't Dead Yet, originally aired on Comedy Central, is a tribute/biography/documentary of the legendary comedian, showcasing clips of his various acts shuffled in with interviews and opinions from Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Denis Leary, Whoppi Goldberg, and Robin Williams among others. The program itself, which is less than 45 minutes long and is here in all in uncensored glory, is worth a look for fans of Pryor who didn't see it when it originally aired, but the DVD features are scant, and considering the price of the DVD, this is a rip-off. All in all, worth a look for fans of Pryor, but for all others, this is worth avoiding."
What a rip off.
Katharine Shepherd | Burnaby, British Columbia Canada | 08/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I just finished watching this and to say we were disappointed would be an understatement. We were under the impression that we would be watching Richard Pryor doing his amazing standup and what we got were small clips of him interspersed with comedians putting their two bits in, copying him, and all this other garbage. I don't even understand how this was supposed to be entertaining in any way - it was quite simply totally annoying and pointless. We fast forwarded through most of it that didn't involve Richard. Don't buy this."