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Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger [DVD] [2009]

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  • Directors: Marty Callner
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov. 2009
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JF3FT2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,447 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Comedy superstar Chris Rock returns with his live stand-up comedy includes killer performances from South Africa, London and New York.
In Kill The Messenger, three time Emmy® Award-winner Chris Rock --comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and one of TIME magazine’s “100 most influential people in the World” --is at his wisecracking, groundbreaking best. This all new HBO exclusive follows Rock as he takes his unique, adults only comedic assault to three international venues: The Carling Apollo, Hammersmith in London, Harlem’s world famous Apollo theatre in New York and South Africa’s Carnival City Casino. Race, sex, politics, celebrity, no topic is off-limits in this uncompromising tour de force

Synopsis

Comic superstar and three-time Emmy® Award-winner Chris Rock stars in his fifth solo HBO stand-up performance. Kill The Messenger features Chris Rock from three international performances - at South Africa's Carnival City Casino, Londons Carling Apollo Hammersmith and New York 's legendary Apollo Theater - where he delivers his unique, adults-only take on dozens of social, political and celebrity issues.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Derek Mensah - Kane on 1 Dec. 2009
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Its true, there are many things that are not very good about this DVD. The editing quite frankly leaves allot to be desired. It seems rushed and as the previous reviewer says it can be distracting.

However the show itself is on point! Not as good as Bigger and Blacker but better than Never Scared. I saw the show in London and it was the best show I have ever been to. The atmosphere was electric, it was like being at a Wembley gig. Absolutely quality. Unfortunately, solely because of the editing the shine is somewhat dulled....but only slightly.

Chris Rock is an immensely funny man. His presence, his swagger, his self deprecating stories and other jokes are fresh and or come from angles that make you think and laugh out loud (which isn't easy).

I say buy this DVD if you are a fan, saw the show or just like a few laughs. You won't have seen a performance like this. Chris Rock we salute you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Chohan on 29 Jan. 2010
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For those of you who are put off by the way the HBO special edits between the three shows, there is a 3-disc special edition out there for around £20 (not on amazon at the moment) where disc one is the HBO edit, but discs two and three show each of the shows in their entirety.

While admittedly the material is largely similar across the gigs, it is still a decent investment to overcome the issues of the HBO edit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack Cleland on 4 Jan. 2010
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compared to his other dvds sure its not better than some, but its much better than other stand up dvds i got this xmas, a whole fresh new routine made this for me non of that milking of old material like other comedians.
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Not as good as his previous stand up dvds. Editing is very bad, I actually thought there was a fault with the dvd but after seeing my friends copy, it realy has less than mediocre editing, also there are a few gags I have heard before in his previous dvds.
Never the less I was cracking up watching this
I love Chris almost as good as the early Eddie Murphy
P's. When you think it's the end don't turn off your dvd! There is still more footage to watch (again very bad editing. When I watched this dvd I thought it ended around 5 times. Only to realise the dvd had not ended )
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By Shardon on 31 July 2013
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Chris Rock is one of the funniest comedians I have ever watched!!

His comedy is on point and relevant and his comedy reaches out across all classes, races and genders!

Taken from his tour in the UK, New York and South Africa Chris Rock discusses the Presidential Elections of the USA, behaviours in the bedroom, racism and children all in a light hearted side splitting way whilst giving you food for thought at the same time.

Next time I would love to be able see him in person!
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By Mr. J. Joseph on 21 Nov. 2013
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Chris Rock is in my top 5 comedians and Kill the messenger is one of my favourite stand ups, he went in hard on this and I have alot of respect for him for doing this when he didn't need to do another stand up.

Highly recommend.
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Another brilliant dvd from Chris Rock, the only down sides I found were the way it cut between the different shows during the same jokes/rants and that some of the jokes/rants he had done before in previous dvds.
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As usual Chris touches on subjects that everyone can relate to. Some of the topics are controversal but that is to be expected with Chris overall this is a very good DVD.
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