Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Weapons of Self Destruction|
Actor: Robin Williams
Director: Marty Callner
Robin Williams - comedian, writer and Academy Award-winning actor - returned to HBO for his first solo TV concert since 2002. The show was filmed at Washington D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall on his sold-out "Weapons Of Self... more »
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Sherrye F. from HOUSTON, TX
Reviewed on 3/1/2012...
Kind of "Blue" - we turned it off before the end - it was a bit too raunchy for us. If you are easily offended by language beware...plus the content toward the end just kept getting nastier.
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robin Williams is back.
Adam Santos | 04/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A small side note to start this off: the CD/DVD combo includes the actual DVD of this product, not just highlights... so if you like comedy CDs, shell out the extra couple bucks and buy the CD/DVD.
The performance on this DVD is very good; this is Robin Williams doing what he does best, which is stand up comedy. I have seen many reviews about his post surgery shows all saying that he is toned down: wouldn't you be after having open heart surgery? Now that we have the no brainer out of the way, let's continue.
There is plenty of profanity as there ALWAYS is in a Robin Williams stand-up special, this is not a special you watch with your young children. The material is mostly fresh, besides a few jokes re used from his 2002 special, but he changed them a bit to where it wasn't simply old hat. He is still quick thinking and very energetic and any nay sayers need only look up the video of Robin on the Craig Ferguson show to quickly silence themselves.
Some 'special' camera effects are used during a part where he is discussing LSD... but how else is someone supposed to convey this, short of telling everyone in the audience to drop some acid. Robin may have had surgery but it does not take over his show, he has not become preachy or self righteous but instead he has molded his life experience to fit into his act, and he does a pretty good job of it, i.e. viagra jokes.
In terms of politics, Robin does not mince words about his political views... Bush, Cheney, Arnold, Palin, Clinton(s), etc. if you are a conservative of any kind then you should probably not watch or listen to this unless you have a valium handy, but then again if you're conservative you probably don't have a sense of humor unless it's Glenn Beck parading around the stage.
If you love Robin Williams then you will love this DVD... he is not weak, he is not mellow, there's plenty of sex, drugs, politics, and medical talk to make this a very hilarious one and a half hour show. Enjoy."
Mr. Williams never disappoints!
M. Shields | Bloomington, IL United States | 04/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this show live with my dad in November and couldn't wait to get the discs to watch and listen to it again. I ordered two to give one to my dad for his birthday last week also (perfect timing!). Robin's raw wit and energy are as fast and furious as they've always been, and he covers a broad range of current topics. The language and subject matter are a little cruder than his HBO-sponsored tour 7-8 years ago, but as long as you are not offended by his brand of humor you will not have any issues.
I can't believe he's pushing 60 and still going this strong on stage, especially after coming off of open hear surgery. I hope he's still going strong for several more tours!"
Not worth it
Sean O'driscoll | 04/23/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We loved his live on broadway performance and couldn't wait to get this one. Well, we were very disappointed. I fell asleep during the video and wasn't near as funny and hilarious as the first one. Don't buy it, rent it first. It'll cost you less."