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Robin Williams: Inside Actors Studio
Robin Williams Inside Actors Studio
Actors: Robin Williams, James Lipton
Director: Jeff Wurtz
Genres: Comedy, Television
PG     2008     1hr 39min

Now, the most requested episode of Inside the Actors Studio ever, the featuring Robin Williams, makes its DVD debut, its running time doubled with deleted scenes showing Williams at his most outrageous and insightful. — Bon...  more »


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Actors: Robin Williams, James Lipton
Director: Jeff Wurtz
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Television
Studio: Shout! Factory
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 27
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

99 Minutes? MUCH Better Than 50! Funnier, Too!
Doc Farmer | Fort Wayne, IN USA | 07/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had originally given this product a single star because the technical data showed a run time of only 50 minutes. However, it looks like Amazon goofed (thankfully, not me!), and it now shows double that time (well, almost!) which look like it gives the full two-hour interview showed on Bravo. Also, there are two hidden bonus tracks - "James Lipton: Flashbacks" and "Great Moments That Didn't Make The Cut". I'm hoping the latter shows the poor shmoe who laughed himself right into an ambulance (hernia, don'tchaknow). And no, it's not the fat lady in the front row - the hernia victim was male.

When you watch, feel deep pity for poor James Lipton. I mean, he's a serious guy, and he's pitted against the Fastest Comedy Brain in the West. He shows his frustration only once, to the delight of both Mr. Williams and the audience. Williams DOES occasionally give a straight answer (and not a straight line), otherwise you'd think he needs a straight jacket. When he's serious, you can still see the twinkle in his eye. When he's NOT serious (which is most of the time), you'll swear you can see smoke curling out of his ears as the gears in his head grind at warp speed.

The only way this could have five stars is if they showed all four hours of his antics, completely uncut. That said, I'm still pre-ordering it!"
Amazing footage, needs to be 3 hours longer
Suzanne Holczer | 01/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was an amazing interview, and the small amount of extras they showed were fantastic. However, they admit that they took 5 hours of Robin Williams, and condensed it into 2.5 hours for this dvd. I want my other 2.5-3 hours of Robin. Amazingly, they also cut out the part I remember seeing on tv, where Robin talks about his friendship with Christopher Reeve. This was very strange.

Overall, it was excellent, hence 4 out of 5 stars. If they come out with an extended version, buy that one instead."
I've been waiting for this
Jerry Sprague | San Diego, CA | 09/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I love the entire series but I think that this may be one of the crowning moments. There are a lot of great interviews but Robin Williams steals the show and really lets us know why he's one of the greatest comedic performers today. If you don't like to laugh don't watch this. I was laughing out loud the entire time since Robin Williams took the stage. If you don't like this episode it's a simple fact that you don't like Robin Williams' comedy. This is a must see for anyone that loves hilarious improv. I'm definitely getting this."
Fascinating interview; Robin is always interesting and fun!
Dennis N. Russell | Lovingston, Virginia | 09/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One part of the interview which stands out for me, is when Robin took a scarf from a female audience member, and used it as a prop to make many hilarious examples of his amazingly quick improvisational talent. Known for his lightning fast wit, he still surprised my family with how many different examples he could come up with, for how the scarf could be used to make so many jokes. Robin's talent *was* the interview, not answering many questions; although he did answer as many as he could before he had to give in to the lure of having an audience ready & willing to enjoy his humor!

James Lipton knew going in that he was going to have a challenge keeping Robin answering questions, lol! But Robin did show the process of how he used & utilized his talent, and it was a highly entertaining and interesting interview which I will never forget."