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Russell Kane - Smokescreens & Castles Live [DVD]

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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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 (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004N6NVOY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,276 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The new DVD from Russell Kane's live tour.
Russell Kane Live Smokescreens & Castles
Winner of the 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award

Don’t miss this opportunity to see star of Comedy Rocks and co-host of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW! in his debut Live Stand-Up DVD. The 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show Smokescreens & Castles explores self, family and the consequences of Russell’s dad buying his own council house. Sociological silliness and high energy contortions guaranteed on this brand new live stand-up DVD.

★★★★★ A seriously good comedian. The Times

★★★★★ A thought-provoking filial tour de force. Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

“Russell Kane's new show is the finest of his career. Extremely funny, poignant and fuelled by real intelligence and passion.” Tim Arthur, Time Out Live


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hes one on his own, so freshing 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokescreens & Castles 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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Fantastic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must see 23 May 2014
By Weenett
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 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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3.0 out of 5 stars The Potential Is There 9 Jun 2012
By The Neon Weasel TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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
4.0 out of 5 stars A good comedian with great timing 9 Nov 2011
By CJ
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not very funny
Published 8 days ago by SammiLou
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift idea
Brought this as a present for my brother he loved it.
Published 19 days ago by auntie04
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very enjovable
Published 1 month ago by Michael Williams
2.0 out of 5 stars Only a few funny moments
A few funny moments, but not nearly enough to fill a DVD. The humor was a little too childish for me.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Kibbles
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
This DVD is as good as any of his previous DVDs I've seen. I would recommend this to anyone with a sense of humour.
Published 5 months ago by D J Griffiths
4.0 out of 5 stars clever guy
Kane is foul mouthed and he is camp and a smidge up himself, just a smidge mind but this was a great show with an inner intelligence that you dont always find. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sean paul mccann
5.0 out of 5 stars So hilarious
Whether you're obsessed with stand up comedy or not, this is such a hilarious DVD - seen it before myself so decided to buy it for my friend and she loved it! A good pick me up!
Published 6 months ago by Charlotte Springham
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny guy
Jason Mansford live dvd...What can you say its a laugh a minute dvd. Get one and laugh with friends or on your own...its probably better with friends, assuming you have some.
Published 6 months ago by Mark Edmonds
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
An entertaining watch. I like Jason Manford. I had heard some of this before but I hadnt realised it was from 2011 so that is probably my own fault.
Published 6 months ago by Wex1
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