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Richard Pryor - Live And Smokin' [DVD]


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  • Directors: Michael Blum
  • Format: PAL
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2005
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Y2AI4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,394 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Live and Smokin’ is possibly the greatest example of Richard Pryor’s savage, pioneering comedy. Young, fierce and funny as hell – this is genuinely astonishing material.

Years before the cocaine abuse and movie roles tampered with his mettle, this is the full fire of the greatest stand-up comedian of all time. Filmed in a small, hip New York stand-up club in 1971 before a shocked crowd, this is one of modern comedy’s true defining moments.

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"Pryor delivered comedy like a musician delivers jazz" -- The Guardian

"The greatest stand-up comedian that ever lived – fact" -- Total DVD

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Jones on 14 July 2006
Format: DVD
Have a coke and a smile :) this DVD is showing us Pryor at his early stages with his new raw humour! its like Pryor doing a live sketch pad show in a pub! the people there are his test drive audience, didn't anyone pay attention to the dvd contents?? this was filmed but it wasn't a big stand up show! or planned for a release at the time! its for Richard Pryor fans who want a glimpse into his delevopment/new direction from his 60's era! its hit and miss but great to see this guy have the guts to push/explore what he could do with comedy, he had to go through this to become the greatest comic of all time :) and what a job he did :) eventhough its not his best dvd, you will respect this release after seeing live in concert (later stuff)

Man, the guy who gave this 1 star! you should have bought Richard Pryor Live in Concert, this is pryor at his best
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I did like this dvd, it's very interesting.
I have the Revolver UK edition which I presume is R2 and has a cheapo documentary called Pryor Knowledge.
The first part of Pryor's set is good. For 1971 he is doing material which may have shocked many then. It's stuff that Andrew Dice Clay was doing 20 years later. It's crude, rude, profane and sometimes surrealist. That part I liked.
The second half is poor when he immitates the hobo and the junkie. The audience don't laugh but in a crazy way it's a kind of interesting routine. Somebody in the documentary says that Pryor was out of it at this gig - probably so and there is another comment that he was very nervous because he was being filmed.
But you can see here the seeds of his later work.

The extras are a little insert that has a small bit from his autobiography Pryor Convictions that has him writing about being diagnosed with MS. It's not a must have.
The documentary has comedians and talking heads telling us about their love of the great man. It's ok, most interesting is a dude who wrote a book about black comedy in America.
At least it doesn't have constant background music, the camera zooming in and out and reinactments of Pryor's life (current tv take note).
Richard Blackwood is in it....whatever happened to him?

Overall I thought this dvd wasn't bad, certainly one for the fans.
Richard Pryor was such a loveable rogue!
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Richard Pryor in a tiny New York club chatting about blowjobs and the like. Historically interesting just to hear the gasps and moans of an early 70s crowd stunned by what they are hearing. And Pryor is funny too- maybe more shocking than funny like in his prime.

Blu ray viewers and the like may find the quality of footage the only shock and should ignore unless they really loved the guy.
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I love Richard Prior being a hard of hearing woman I was very disappointed there was no subtitles. So it was no use to me . Amazon should give more information about products.I've passed it across to my son so maybe he'll give a review sometime.......CW.....
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By conor on 5 May 2012
Format: DVD
Hilarious in parts but falls flat in others but this is when he was finding himself as a comic and just testing the waters and for anyone who is a Pryor fan you should buy this because the parts that are funny are really funny
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