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Sam Kinison: Unleashed!
Sam Kinison Unleashed
Actor: Sam Kinison
Director: Various
Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2009     2hr 0min

Fans... both old and new... have cause for celebration with the DVD release of Sam Kinison: Unleashed! This pack includes two HBO Specials: Sam Kinison Breaking the Rules and Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour. Also inc...  more »


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Actor: Sam Kinison
Director: Various
Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Stand-Up, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/27/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Finally Unleashed
Ben Sumner | Beltsville, Md. United States | 01/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sam Kinison: Unleashed, features three acts from different parts of Sam's career. "Breaking the Rules" was filmed in 1987 and shows Sam on the stage with his beret, microphone and gargantuous scream. He tears through classic bits such as being married twice and the life of Jesus Christ. "Family Entertainment Hour," filmed in 1991, shows a 'clean' Sam (off cocaine, according to him) with a rock band, walking wife Malika and her sister Sabrina around on leashes. Here he tackles subjects such as rap music sucking (right before introducing rapper Ice T in the crowd) and Richard Simmons.

Die hard fans of Sam Kinison will buy this DVD but won't find much new here, but casual fans will enjoy some vintage Sam. Anyone who has heard any of Sam's four cds - Louder Than Hell (1986), Have You Seen Me Lately? (1988), Leader of the Banned (1990) and Live from Hell (1993) - will certainly hear some of the same jokes on this DVD.

The bonus material is a poorly filmed set (sometimes with inaudible audio) of Sam lazily doing some of the very same jokes from the two other features.

Overall, though, for a man who has been dead for 17 years, Kinison's voice was loud enough to echo into 2009."
Louder than Hell
Christopher M. Fulton | Streator, IL United States | 07/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had seen "Breaking the Rules" way back when I was in High School. I thought it was great then. The other on here, well, when he's out there with a band I was worried, but then the comedy kicked in and all was good. I've never laughed this hard. Sam on CD is WAAAAAY different than Sam live. Sam on CD is good, but this is even better. With Sam, it's better when you have the visual. Sit back and laugh."
1/2 is good, other 1/2 bad
L. J. Rippel | Kansas City | 05/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It arrived fine, but the content is not that good - the Breaking the Rules is the same as that video, but the other is Sam Kinison playing in a rock band - pretty weak."
Sam kinison unleashed
keith johnson | eatonville,wa | 03/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is classic sam, some of the material is old, and the quality is not very good,(sound fades slightly) but it is a inside look at the genius of a legend that is still missed today. Sam was a professional at his craft and even when he was a little trashed, he could get his feet under him and end up giving a good performance. the timeline of this material in conjuction with other work he has done helps you figure out this comedic icon. Great DVD for your sam kinison collection."