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Comedy Central - Roast Of William Shatner [DVD] [2006]

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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Mar 2010
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002XT38CS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,601 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Whether its his overacting or his singing career thats in their sites, this assembled throng of stars from the worlds of TV and Film dont let up on William Shatner for over an hour in this no-holds-barred roasting of one of Americas best-known television actors. Even Mr Sulu the newly outed George Takei (star of 2008s Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) gives as good as he gets in this shockingly profane special that boldly goes where no-one has gone before.

So sit back, set your phasers to Zing, and join William Shatner and his crew as they set sail for the Planet Vulgar

You wont believe your ears pointy or not.

1 hour 37 minutes including DVD extras.

DVD Extras:

  • RED CARPET INTERVIEWS
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES-FOOTAGE
  • MAKING. OF FEATURETTE.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little bit like Marmite........... 7 Aug 2012
By IOWBOY TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I can totally accept that this DVD is very much an aquired taste!

On one level it depends on how you feel about William Shatner; I personally love the man. I have been a huge fan of Star Trek since childhood, and as I have gotten older this has led to me exploring other work by him. I have enjoyed his books, other televison appearances, and even his music (well some of it!); I genuinely feel that William Shatner is an immensely talented man, he has a razor sharp wit and is far more intelligent and talented than I feel many people appreciate. I know he can sometimes be a tad 'corny', his acting has been decribed as a bit 'wooden' (on ocassion rightly so, but clearly these critics haven't seen his work in Boston Legal) and yes, the aforementioned 'music' career has at times been just so bad it was actually embarassing!

On another level it depends on how you feel about crass, rude and even vulgar humour; for do not be mistaken, this DVD most certainly offers all of this to quite an extreme level, the 18 rating being very much justified!

I personally have no problem with any of the above, so the combination of William Shatner and vulgar humour fills me with joy!

The show itself, and I am offering this description for those unfamiliar with the concept of 'Roasts', consists of William Shatner sitting on a stage in front of a large live audience partially made up of other celebrities , a succession of friends, colleagues and comedians then proceed to provide increasingly insulting personal and rude comments, all the while the 'Guest of Honour' (on this ocassion William Shatner) has to sit there and shut up!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 26 Feb 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw the unedited, uncut version of this some time ago as it was released first in the US. It actually made me cry with laughter. Poor old William Shatner gets a verbal seeing too by all and sundry.

As a self confessed Trekkie I had to get this, as lots of the jokes revolve around his time as the legendary Captain Kirk. George Takaei is especially cruel but Bill takes it in good humour.

Its nice to see that pure unadulterated humour is still alive and kicking. If you are easily offended though and dont like swearing in the extreme and vulgarity at its best dont watch it, buy it or go near it, its not for the faint hearted. It makes Bernard Manning look like a quoir boy!

Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swanky 17 Nov 2013
Format:DVD
The most elegant of roasts with a cozy atmosphere. With upmarket guests:

Jason Alexander
Greg Giraldo
Betty White
Jeff Ross
Kevin Pollak
Patton Oswald
Nichelle Nichols
Fred Willard
George Takei
Lisa Lampanelli
Farrah Fawcett
Sandra Bullock
Ben Stiller
Jimmy Kimmell
Sarah Silverman
Clint Howard

Plus the id-driven Artie Lange and Andy Dick to add a roughhewn edge. Let's face it: You need these guys -- it's not a party until something gets broken.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd best roast after Pamela Anderson 13 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
I watched this when it first aired on tv in Canada, laughed hysterically , pokes fun at his acting career, yes there is bad language in it, but so what. You go anywhere now you will hear bad language .
For people who dont know William was born in Montreal, Canada not in the USA.
The only roast I have seen that's better than this is the Pamela Anderson one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love Bill 19 Feb 2011
By Vee
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Watch this with a friend. You will cringe and laugh together. Hilarious. Sick. Fun.
Bill fans- you won't be disappointed.
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