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Russell Kane - Smokescreens & Castles Live [DVD]


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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • 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.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004N6NVOY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,195 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. L. Price on 15 April 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Having read this mixed reviews on this DVD I thought I'd add my own as I've watched it a few times now.
I am a Russell Kane fan but not seen him live or indeed much of his work before this DVD but I wasn't dissapointed.
I watch alot of comedy much of it live and am quite harsh with most comedians as I dislike those that follow a tried and tested format and wanted to see something a bit different and he does't dissapoint.
Yes he uses bad language (but they are only words;they can't actually harm us!) and he does move around an awful lot but the tale he weaves in this DVD is wonderful and at times very moving, for anyone that enjoys comedy (not the tried and tested boring old one liners) then give it a try, he is refreshing, brutally honest and a very sweet guy. I for one will definitely go see his next tour and will watch this DVD again and recommend it to others.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By InYOurHonour on 10 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
I'm going to start this review by saying that this was the comedy dvd I was most looking forward to this year, so I'm probably biased. I'm delighted to say tht it didn't disappoint at all.

The show itself is fantastic. Having seen it live, I knew it would be a great spectacle on dvd, but seeing it in front of a hometown audience was a treat. Watching a comedian perform, holding the audience in the palm of his hand and having them clinging onto every word he says, is a brilliant sight. Russell performs with such high energy that it keeps you enthralled all the way through.

The dvd also comes with a couple of extras. There's an interview with Russell's mom, which is both interesting and informative, and the clip of his first ever televised performance (with optional commentary by Russell), which is very funny. It was also quite nice on a personal note, because it made me realise that I saw that show on its first broadcast, and have followed Russell ever since.

Overall, it's a brilliant dvd, showing off one of the best (and hardest working) stand up's in the country. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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By LYNDA KIRK on 13 July 2014
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Fantastic!
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By Weenett on 23 May 2014
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a must see for any stand up comedy fan he is hilarious you wont be disappointed I promise..... so funny
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By Encouraging Sign on 16 April 2014
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Jason Manford strikes again. A must buy for anyone who likes stand-up DVD's. Not many offensive jokes in it, but still a winner!
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By Mattbacs on 10 April 2014
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It was funny but not what I had expected at all. He defiantly someone to watch out for but this wasn't his best work. 5/10
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By The Neon Weasel TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Jun 2012
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Im a big fan of stand up,but I could never make my mind up about Russell Kane,sometimes he would have me crying with laughter,other times he wouldnt make me smile.Which is why Ive only just decided to buy this DVD,been watching his latest series on BBC 3,and been laughing quite a lot at it,so I thought it was time I checked out what he is like live.

It kicked off really well,hes really sharp and knows how to interact with his audience,but soon it became clear that the whole show was based on storys about his relationship with his father.A brave move to open up your life in such a way,but I soon found all a bit repetative,I dont mean this in an insulting way,but when everything your talking about is based on the same source,its all going to have a familiar feel and sound to it.With 20 minutes to go I was starting to do other things,and only half listening to what was being said,the show had lost my interest.

I can only give the show 3 stars,but I dont regret buying it,because I now know that Russell Kane has the potential to be a great stand up act.As I said hes sharp and can communicate well with his audience,he also has a keen observational eye,and hes not afraid to take a risk or two.I just feel he needs more variation in his act,becasue he can ad lib and is very fast,as his tv show has proved.Hes in a different class to the smug and overrated McIntyre for instance,whos appeal continues to elude me.This could be the DVD we look back on in years to come,as the launch pad for a truly great comedian.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CJ on 9 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
I was shocked that this comedian has repeated some of his jokes, so I have burnt his house down and also knocked a star off.

Seriously, he's a good comedian and his shows always make me laugh. He's not in the same class as some of the comedians putting videos out at the moment, but he is funny and this is well worth seeing.
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