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Before Turning The Gun On Himself... [DVD] [2012]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: ROADRUNNER UK
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar. 2012
  • Run Time: 139 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079043NY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,112 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Live stand up performance from American comedian Doug Stanhope recorded at The Complex in Salt Lake City on July 19th 2011. Stanhope, known for his misanthropic delivery and willingness to engage with taboo subjects that, for some, render him offensive, offers another undiluted interpretation of the world around him.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Baxter on 4 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
Happy hour? Yeah, you'd think it was all doom and gloom but when I listened to the audio version of this I really needed a sane voice to give me a bit of cheer. Doug is that sane voice and did he cheer me up? Hell yes. I laughed and smiled and cheered right up. So it is comedy, not just politics in case you were wondering. In fact, this is Doug on a laugh, not trying to change the world. But with elegant paradox - he achieves both.

Is it for everyone? Not really. If you look at speeches by recent US Republican candidates and feel a warm glow, this isn't for you. If you like to get all fired up and offended by other people's different viewpoints, this might just make your blood literally boil in your veins. And that's something I'd pay a dollar to watch. Like the Scanners finale I'd imagine. If you don't like the sound of one man intelligently thinking for himself, somewhat outside the increasingly narrowing mainstream, and inspiring you to think for yourself and challenge your own lazy views? Again, probably not for you.

In summary, lots of fun for some, and hilarious if you like getting elegantly munted to survive your day in this sometimes joyful world who's mainstream can be occasionally a hell dimension of abject horror. And you have the jaded listless sexual appetite of a 60-year-old colonel.

Five stars then.
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By The Gadget Blokey TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of Doug Stanhope for a while and have all of his DVD's back to 'Word of Mouth' which you can only get from his website or that of 'Sacred Cow.' I've also seen him live a couple of times over the years which have always been great nights out.

It's safe to say that Doug Stanhope is not for everyone. He's very, very edgy and those who are quite easily offended would be best to steer clear of his performances, in the way that I'd tend to avoid Peter Kay as I find him too bland. It's just not my kind of comedy. If you're unsure as to whether he's likely to be for you, he regularly features on Charlie Brookers 'Wipes' and you can find a lot of his skits on YouTube.

Whilst half of the fun of a Stanhope performance is watching him go off on his rants, lately he seems to be getting less 'funny' with it and more 'bitter' which is getting harder and harder to watch. I noticed this trend on the 'Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere' DVD and also the 'From Across The Street' CD. As such I frequently return to his earlier material when I want a laugh and his later stuff less so.

There's still some great guffaw material to be had here, as there is on the two titles mentioned above. There are also some deleted skits on the disc one of which (The Mel Gibson one) is priceless and should have been left in the main concert, in my opinion.

The package is a good deal, as along with the DVD you also get a separate CD included so you can rip it to 'enjoy' this concert on the go.

All in all I'd give this a cautious thumbs up, with the caveat that people new to Stanhope would be better off starting with 'Deadbeat Hero' or 'No Refunds' which are readily available in the U.K., cheaper and show Stanhope nearer his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tonyh on 7 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I think this is his ninth (official) release and there is still no sign of him running out ideas or rehashing old material. Stanhope's ability to come at topics from unexpected angle never ceases to amaze. If you are brave you will find yourself repeating some of this as if it were your own. If the world wasn't so sensitive this guy would be incredibly famous.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By DaysFromSuicide on 15 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This Stanhope album answers questions ive asked myself for 25 years with trust and clarity that will make Ibogaine tap out. At first i was just mildly depressed now im convinced that i must stop delaying the inevitable and the only way to any relief is i must kill myself. Thank you stanhope for making the answer so clear. This will be my last purchase on Amazon. Thank you ... Boooooom !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin G Murphy on 14 Aug. 2012
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A great show from Doug Stanhope. Be it talking about Mitch Hedberg's drug use or mocking the "addiction" specialist Dr Drew this show clicks on lots of levels. Well worth checking this out!
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