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Eddie Izzard Box Set [DVD]

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000J3EG4E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,881 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A collection of stand-up routines by cross-dressing stand-up comic Eddie Izzard. Hairnets, dog food, Einstein, Pavlov, Mother Nature, dexterous cats, jam, squirrel, supermarket queues and people called Jeff - nothing is safe from the surreal and sharp-tongued wit of the high-heeled glamour puss. 'Definite Article' was recorded during his sell-out epic run at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. His stream of consciousness style of monologue takes in the world of fresh food shopping, Hannibal and his elephants, Pavlov's Cat, St Paul and the Corinthians and Azerbaijan. 'Unrepeatable' was recorded at the Albery Theatre in March 1994, during a limited seven-week sold-out run of Izzard's celebrated show. In 'Dress To Kill', Izzard takes his unique brand of absurdist, semi-improvised humour to San Francisco, as part of a sell-out US tour. The film features material not seen in the UK. 'Glorious' features a live show taken from his sell-out 1997 tour, and delves deeper into the wibbly-wobbly little world of Eddie. 'Circle' sees the comedian captured in live performance in New York on 26 June 2000, while 'Sexie' is a live performance of his 2003 world tour, performed in front of an entusiastic Eastbourne audience.

Synopsis

Features six standup titles by the acclaimed surreal comedian Eddie Izzard. Includes Unrepeatable, Definitive Article, Glorious, Dressed to Kill, Circle, and Sexie. In UNREPEATABLE, comedian Eddie Izzard entertains an appreciative audience at the Albery Theatre in London, March, 1994. In Definitive Article, the popular comedian is recorded live on stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. GLORIOUS sees Izzard perform live at the Hammersmith Apollo in October 1997. Recorded in San Francisco in 1998, Dressed to Kill continues Eddie Izzard's comedic observations on everything from the history of Western culture to sex, filtered through his razor-sharp wit and lightning-quick chain of associations. Circle features Eddie Izzard recorded live in New York in June 2000. Eddie discusses such topics as the Crusades, mad European cows, sharks, the Deathstar canteen and much much more. Sexie features stand-up comedy with Eddie Izzard.


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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential For Your Stand-Up Comedy Collection 8 Jan 2007
If you are a fan of stand-up (and I presume you are if you are looking at this collection) then you will not be disappointed. This is an almost-definitive collection of Eddie's shows (his first recorded show, Live At The Ambassadors, has not been included but you may be able to get it separately on VHS). His subject matter is wide-ranging to say the least, commenting on everything from queuing up at late-night petrol stations, to Greek Gods, to cats drilling behind the sofa.

The shows get more glitzy and polished in terms production values and delivery with each release (Amazon has listed the shows in order, starting with Unrepeatable and ending with Sexie), however general opinion suggests the comedy peaks with Glorious and Dressed To Kill. Circle and Sexie are not bad (I went to the see Sexie live, just thought I'd drop that in for no tangible reason) but do not have your sides splitting as much as his previous shows.

In conclusion Ladies and Jellyspoons, this is a must for Izzard fans and lovers of stand-up and at 22 for 6 shows you just can't go wrong (price correct at time of review). Just a shame that Ambassadors was not included.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't get much better stand-up 31 July 2007
Eddie Izzard is, at least in my opinion, the best comedian on the planet. He is very funny (which helps), but also comes off as a 'nice person'. He seems a lot more down-to-earth than other comedians. Anyone who is put-off by the whole transvestite thing is really missing the point - if anything, it just gives him more material. He never repeats any material (well if I've forgotten then only a slight repeat). There are so many amazing routines and jokes in this box set it is hard to pick out the best show, let alone the best routine. Eddie (or Mr. Izzard) is great with his miming and impressions - especially his dentist routine in 'Sexie'. Sometimes if he messes up or gets carried away he can bomb a little bit (sounds a bit contradictory), which is probably most apparant in 'Glorious'. However, if you stick with the show you will love him by the end. He is clever, nice, insightful, down-to-earth and very very very funny. All the shows are very re-watchable if you just wait till you've forgotten a couple of the jokes. In fact, I think I'm going to go and watch Circle again right now.
Oh yeah - this is pretty good value for 6 shows (it was even better value this time last year so just wait a bit!)
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comic delight 7 Jan 2007
By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER
This amazing set of six Eddie Izzard DVD's (all his releases to date) is well worth getting. It includes:

Unrepeatable (1994)

Definite Article (1996)

Glorious (1997)

Dress To Kill (1998)

Circle (2000)

Sexie (2003

As far as I can tell the DVD's have all the extras you would get if you purchased them individually. So on Dressed To Kill you get the Dress to Circle show from Paris, which Eddie does in French (but you can watch the English subtitles!). There are commentary tracks on all the discs.

I have yet to see Circle and Sexie and from what I have read they are not quite as good as his earlier material. However the first four are so brilliant that anything less than 5 stars would be a travesty!

This set will keep you laughing for days and days....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie at his best 28 July 2009
At first I was not sure whether I should be so crazy to buy all these DVDs in one go, as I knew Eddie Izzard only from short clips on the Internet. To cut a long story short: it was definitely worth it! Not only do you get six shows, including hilarious pieces such as "Death Star Canteen", "Starship Enterprise" ("There should be more thank just two phaser settings"), "Dentist", "Supermarkets", "Vegetables", "Noah on speed" and various musings on religions - to name only a few, every DVD also comes with Audio Commentary, a Trivia Track and a bleeped Audio Track. Documentaries, e.g. a gig in Paris (in French!), round up the whole picture.
This DVD Box Set provides you with hours and hours of witty, intelligent, spontaneous fun, many thoughts that are worth thinking about, and a glimpse on the life and work of an intelligent, brave and versatile comedian.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am Jeff Vader ... 3 Dec 2009
I have no idea what Eddie or Lego think about the lego-animated sketches of Eddie you can find on the internet,
but I think I was searching for a video of people building some of the huge Lego Star Wars models, when I stumbled
upon the lego-animated death star canteen sketch. Hilarious.
After watching lots of related videos (with and w/o lego) it wasn't a difficult decision to order this DVD set.
And I loved it!
I'm admiring his skills of story-telling and creating wonderful dialogs between his characters.

This is one of the most important british DVD sets I own - if not the most important one.
(Another one being the Shameless tv series. Something they will never ever broadcast here ...)

After watching the whole DVD set I started to look for other english-speaking comedians on the web
that I might have missed as a non-native speaker and I can recommend to have a look at (the stuff of)
the american comedian George Carlin, who unfortunately passed away last year ...
(Check out his "stuff" sketch on the internet ...)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
So funny!
Published 14 days ago by a
5.0 out of 5 stars sufficient packaging, reasonably fast delivery
what else can I say? In SanFran is the fog faster than any one of the five cabs, they have there and..

"it's not guns that kill people, it's maneuvers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Frank Heilmann
3.0 out of 5 stars funny
funny and easy to watch , makes a nice gift for someone who is into this artist , would recommend it
Published 2 months ago by pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars eddie izzard - lovely brilliant awesome
I love eddie izzard, this is eddie izzrd - nice box set ticks all the boxes and funny bones. Buy it enjoy it
Published 5 months ago by bart
5.0 out of 5 stars EDDIE IZZARD DVD,S
GREAT BOXED SE T, BOUGHT THESE FOR MYSELF , .HAVE,NT WATCHED THEM ALL YET , GREAT PRICE FOR SUCH A GOOD SET .
Published 7 months ago by S. J. Haley
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed so much!
I have not laughed this much in ages. It nearly killed me. This man is brilliant. I will have to see him live.
Published 7 months ago by Peter Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Seen a few of his gigs before, but they still hold up for repeat viewing. Six discs contained in a quite thin package so, not too bulky in your cabinet!
Published 7 months ago by LGC
3.0 out of 5 stars Izzard dvd set
Not opened as it is for Xmas.Delivered in good time. Seems to be in good condition.As I said, not opened set yet!
Published 8 months ago by music maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Too funny
Tis is one of the best purchases I have ever made. Hour upon hour of laughter. Just my sort of humour, where the jokes go on and on and all tie in together
Published 10 months ago by D Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is a really good compilation of Eddie Izzard's work and very reasonably priced. If you already know loads of Eddie Izzard it is great as it is really good quality and captures... Read more
Published 11 months ago by EddiLily
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