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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003AM7JYU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,200 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The hilarious fourth live stand up show from Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais Live IV – Science, filmed live from the London Hammersmith HMV Apollo 2010.

“Ricky Gervais is the height of modern entertainment.” John Cleese

“Ricky Gervais absolutely kills me every time I see him.” Jerry Seinfeld

“One of the funniest comedians I’ve ever seen.” Chris Rock

“A total original…some kind of genius in human observation” Billy Connolly

“Tasteless and unfunny” The Daily Mail

Subtitles: English SDH

Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars

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97 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 25 Nov. 2010
Format: DVD
Like most of the unfavourable reviews I've read here, I'm also speaking as a genuine Gervais/Merchant/Pilkington fan. However I'm not such a fanatic that I'll just laugh at anything because it's Ricky saying it.
This was woeful stuff. While large parts of 'Animals' and 'Politics' had me in stitches and left me with watery eyes and snot running out of my nose, the best I could say for this is that I smiled a few times.
It was already going badly downhill with 'Fame', but now I'm actually embarrassed on Ricky's behalf. He's turned into David Brent welcoming the Swindon lot by trying to be funny, and just making a complete prat of himself in the process. He now comes across as a multi, multi, multi, multi millionaire who simply doesn't care enough any more since he doesn't need the money and he knows people will come to his gigs anyway because he's been on the telly and in movies a lot.
Where before his routines were always un-PC and a bit shocking - but also very clever and funny, now he seems to be simply going for pure shock value. I'm sure you'll think of the line about drink driving and the granny (a gag lifted almost verbatim from one of the Derek and Clive albums BTW) He's now trying to be a cross between a shock comedian and a clever one who analyses his own show, but rather than taking the best from both genres he's taking the worse of both, and you end with with poorly constructed sick jokes done for their own sake, and then a little knowing nod and wink as if that's somehow supposed to make it hilarious. All the cleverness is gone, and with it the humour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By brendanoco on 30 Nov. 2010
Format: DVD
let me start of by saying that i am a massive fan of rickys i have gotten every dvd that he has put out but i wish i did not get this one because it was the same material just worded differently you know god and fat people its sort of a lazy attempt by ricky because he knows he will sell well so i dont think he cares really and he stole a joke from karl which i was kind off annoyed about so i would save your money on this one
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By zed on 1 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
A really weak show, no real mention of science (printing off a definition of the term from wikipedia is exemplary of the laziness on display here). Early in the show, on a number of occasions, Karl Pilkington's jokes are recycled (no credit given). The audiences laughter is so often muted, the man's smugness (not believing in God and the Bible is fine- it doesn't make you superior and it shouldn't induce this much self satisfaction)and contempt for the weak (overweight people in particular) has become deeply unattractive- irony is a thin veil and it's wearing thinner. A lot of money, poor material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
This is the last in a quartet of Ricky Gervais live shows, and it's not quite as strong as the other three. The show is still blessed with Ricky's trademark scathing observational humour, and cutting delivery, but it's far less imaginative and funny than his other shows, such as Animals or Fame.
In order of hilarity, I'd rank Animals first, Fame a very close second, Politics a distant third, and this one wins the wooden spoon. He starts with a routine about the recession, which is perhaps a bit dated now. He then does a very lengthy and acerbic discourse about obesity (which he's done in other live shows), and has quite a harsh go at Susan Boyle (which I found somewhat distasteful). He subsequently moves onto a lengthy diatribe about the Bible and God, with a heavy focus on Noah's Ark, a routine which, sadly, I found both contrived and simply unfunny.
Other reviewers have lambasted this show as flogging a dead horse, and I can understand their point of view. The segments on weight issues and religion are re-booted from his earlier live shows, and bring nothing new to the table. He also relies far more heavily on very crude sexual gags, and profanity, than he normally does, which is a tactic some comics resort to when their material is old and tired.
Having laughed out loud a lot, whilst watching Ricky's Animals and Fame shows, this performance came as quite a disappointment. I'd award the show 2.5 stars if I could - 2 stars seems a little harsh, whilst 3 stars is being kindly.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Unfunny 2 say the least on 29 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
I don't know Ricki but I gather that he's intelligent. I have never written a review of a product before but feel this ought to be said. I received this DVD as a gift for Christmas 2010 and didn't laugh throughout - I merely smiled in that embarrassed way when someone is trying to be funny and it's just not working. As a scientist with a BSc (Hons), PhD and an MBA - I was unimpressed by this DVD and the basic scientific method applied.

In short - there is a fine line between arrogance and elegance and Mr Gervais is the polar opposite of elegance - he has always been arrogant (in a nice way) but now it may be perceived as greedy (RRP £19.99) and superhuman by joking about the recession not affecting him - has he finally lost touch by believing his own marketing, hype and propaganda? In a recession, invention and innovation are key - this DVD had none.

If he watched it back - would he laugh or be embarrassed? Who reviewed this material before it went to the DVD production plant?

Crikey. I won't be buying any more material - sorry - but this is not zeitgeist.
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