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Eddie Izzard: Glorious [DVD]

Eddie Izzard , Mac McDonald , Peter Richardson    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra
  • Directors: Peter Richardson
  • Writers: Eddie Izzard
  • Producers: Eddie Izzard, Ben Swaffer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Oct 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002W1AEQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,688 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

From Amazon.co.uk

In Glorious, Eddie Izzard's stand-up routine takes a little bit of Robin Williams, a little bit of Jerry Seinfeld, even a little bit of Bob Newhart, but the final mix is absolutely his own and dizzily funny. It's not so much the subjects of his humour--though not many comics make jokes about classical mythology or evil giraffes--as it is the way he fluidly skips from thing to thing in a madcap free-associative whirl. He lulls you by seeming casual and almost sloppy, but when he needs to be precise his gestures and mimicry are razor sharp. There have been a million tired jokes made about trying to get a shower to stay at the right temperature, but Izzard manages to make even that funny. He's even funnier when he's imitating Sean Connery as Noah, trying to convince God that a speedboat would make a much better photo opportunity than an ark, or playing a beekeeper flirting with someone passing on the street. Much of the giddiness comes from his astounding sense of spontaneity. Half the show seems to have been made up on the spot, and if it wasn't, your mind boggles wondering how he could have possibly written something so ridiculous and yet appropriate. Though he uses a number of four-letter words, his humour is surprisingly clean, and even the most frank vulgarities seems like a bit of impish innocence coming out his mouth. Glorious indeed. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

Product Description

British comedian Eddie Izzard wears makeup, platform heels, and a shimmering magenta suit in Glorious, a video of his standup act filmed in England. Izzard takes a little bit of Robin Williams, a little bit of Jerry Seinfeld, even a little bit of Bob Newhart, but the final mix is absolutely his own and dizzily funny. Its not so much the subjects of his humor--though not many comics make jokes about classical mythology or evil giraffes--as it is the way he fluidly skips from thing to thing in a madcap free-associative whirl. He lulls you by seeming casual and almost sloppy, but when he needs to be precise his gestures and mimicry are razor sharp. There have been a million tired jokes made about trying to get a shower to stay at the right temperature, but Izzard manages to make even that funny. Hes even funnier when hes imitating Sean Connery as Noah, trying to convince God that a speedboat would make a much better photo opportunity than an ark, or playing a beekeeper flirting with someone passing on the street. Much of the giddiness comes from his astounding sense of spontaneity. Half the show seems to have been made up on the spot, and if it wasnt, you boggle wondering how he could have possibly written something so ridiculous and yet appropriate. Though he uses a number of four-letter words, his humor is surprisingly clean, and even the most frank vulgarities seems like a bit of impish innocence coming out his mouth. Glorious indeed. --Bret Fetzer


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very very very very very funny 9 Nov 2004
Format:DVD
This was the first Eddie Izzard stand-up routine that I had the fortune to see live, and from start to finish for 2 hours I did not stop laughing (at one point it actually became painful). Like most of his DVD's the comedy is very surreal, but it is this daft-surrealism that makes him so unique and of course the funniest comic out there.
Highlights for me include Achilles and his Achilles heel (the irony!), the tyranny of ducks (what exactly is an evil duck?) and of course "I'm covered in bees". It should also be pointed out that this performance does also contain the worlds greatest chat-up line..."You fancy a coffee? Because I like my coffee like I like my women...in a plastic cup"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Comedy 4 May 2006
By H. Pierce VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Eddie is a comic genius. In this dvd he takes you through from the beginning of time, through the Book of Revelations, right back to present day. Highlights have to include the Evil Giraffe, The Grim Reaper trying to get more up-to-date, James Mason as God, Sean Connery as Noah, and my personal favourite with the beekeeper, "And he said, Aaaagh I'm covered in bees!"

This dvd can be watched many times over, and really it just gets better with each viewing. It is Eddie's over the top observational routine that set him apart from the rest...well, that and watching him tottering around in high heels and a shiny Jean Paul Gaultier suit! Simple stuff, yet highly effective and universally accessible.

However, there is an extra bonus with the dvd. 'Lust For Glorious', a spoof promotional piece supposed to be helping him 'break' the American market. This is where Eddie is told he has been born in France, or that is what his audience in America must believe. Following this announcement, the viewer gets taken on a tour of a small French village with Eddie making up stories of his childhood, which seem to include an awful lot of getting his head stuck in things! And then there is the sex, and rock and roll behaviour to follow....

Overall, this dvd is extremely watchable, on your own, or with friends. It will make you laugh a lot, so prepare for a good belly workout from this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie Izzard - Glorius 16 Mar 2003
Format:VHS Tape
The first thing you have to say about Eddie Izzard is he is the one of the funniest stand-ups around. This example of his work is one of the best and i would rate the writing and delivery of his performance as 'superb'. In this show the plot is very simple...The Old Testement, The New Testement and the Book of Revelations. Eddie's version of the Bible is very comical and historical events are included in the show as well.
He is a comical genius and if you are a stand-up fan this is a must have video. I can't wait until he is touring again because I am there!
BUY IT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! Magic! Brilliant! 16 Mar 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Eddie looks great and everything clicks on this one. He has you hooked from his opening faux stentorian greeting "Hammersmith Apollo!". "Glorious" is not in the least ironic, it is totally apt. The material is strong, his miming is marvelously fluid, he's in total sync with his audience. His joy and exuberance radiates like the sweetest golden flowing honey. Missed him in Boston last week. Didn't know he was coming until it was too late, and he was sold out. I'm totally gutted, of course. Oh well, these videos will have to do. This one and "Unrepeatable" are the ones to get.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius strikes again 24 July 2006
Format:DVD
Well it does call itself Glorious which pretty nicely sums it up.

The fact that I can go up to students of mine and say 'evil ducks' or 'I'm the Queen, I'll live forever...' thus causing them to crack up goes to show this man's influence.

Too many funny moments to catalogue, but it is, in my opinion, one of the best of his shows. (Two please - one and one OAP)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stroke of Genius...It's that good 21 Feb 2005
Format:DVD
This is without a doubt Eddie Izzard's funniest stand up show on the market. Eddie brings his usual brand of intellectual humour commenting on subjects such as the Old Testament, and God creating the world and the Siege of Troy and his experiences with marital arts, all of it comic gold. I particularly enjoyed his comments on archaeology on TV and if you don't think that can be funny you are wrong. A testament to how go a comic Eddie is, is that he requires no props, where other stand up comics require the use musical instruments or magic tricks to get through a show, Eddie just starts talking and you don't stop laughing. A true Masterpiece, 5 out of 5.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative comedy from an alternative source 1 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
High heels and mind blowing make up don't stop Eddie Izzard from capturing his whole audience. Possibly one of the funniest people alive, he uses the collapsed dome of St Peters Cathedral in Rome as a backdrop and the old and new testaments and revelations (admittedly the shortest version of those stories you will ever hear!)as a guideline, in pulling of an intensive stand up comedy routine.
Not to be missed, especially if you like an educated mind and an eye for detail when it comes to your funny senses!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie Izzard is simply a genius 16 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Definately the funniest video I've ever watched.
From Dogs with deep voices and beards to being covered in bees!, Eddie Izzard covers all the day to day situations we can relate to and more!
If you like to laugh yourself till it hurts this is the video for you.
The mind boggles at how he can simply come up with the material he uses. But one thing's for sure you'll love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny.
The ramblings of this executive transvestite are so funny, he takes you on a journey you don't want to end. Some of Eddie's best work is on this DVD.
Published 15 months ago by Manda
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute genius
I am such a huge fan of eddie, I bought this to replace a copy I had of it on video! This has me crying witn laughter every time. Read more
Published 16 months ago by jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious.
Eddie Izzard's "Glorious"...and that's just what it is, Glorious. He's an energetic, light hearted, creative individual who is quick witted and jeese does he know it. Read more
Published on 21 April 2012 by PutTheKettleOn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I absolutely love Eddie Izzard, and this show is one of his best. The way it carries on from Definite Article is great, and it's even better than that. Well worth a watch :D
Published on 22 Nov 2010 by morpheus
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious is Glorious
I wouldn't expect this stand up to be every ones cup of tea, just look past the camp fasade because he's hard. Absolutley fantastic, 1 for the family. Trust
Published on 15 Oct 2010 by freestyleam.com/miller
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Glorious!
This is the greatest stand-up show ever - Eddie Izzard is hysterical as he takes us on a journey using his super powerful comedy brain through biblical times and everything else! Read more
Published on 2 July 2010 by Mr. D. Boocock
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy
I fisrt saw this when I was in uni, and at the time I couldn't stop laugghing. I still quote Eddie to this day, but generally only from this set. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2009 by M. Ruehorn
4.0 out of 5 stars I am an eeeeevil giraffe
Brilliant comedy! I first watched Definite article and loved it!

A laugh-packed dvd with glorious moments that you'll remember afterwards and then think of randomly. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2007 by Vee
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the hype about this DVD!
This show is amazing! Unlike many other shows its funny as hell from the begin to the end. A true masterpiece. Highly recommend. Ho-De-De-De-De!

New to Eddie? Read more
Published on 24 April 2006 by Kerrunch
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hype about this DVD!
What a let down!! After seeing Eddie Izzard on several chat shows over the years and finding him very amusing, I decided that I must start buying his DVDs. Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2006
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