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George Carlin - Complaints & Grievances [DVD] [2003]
George Carlin - Complaints & Grievances [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ George Carlin
Offered by ajdiscs
Price: £14.98

2 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I have to redress the balance, 26 July 2005
George Carlin is not as clever or shocking as he thinks he is. His spiel on the number of the Commandments overlooks the fact that ten is a catchy number because it's the number of fingers we have, and his opening "joke" was done much more outrageously and amusingly by Richard Pryor on his excellent 1975 album, "Is It Something I Said?". Carlin gets more than one star for being technically accomplished, but really he's just a badly-aged hippie out to please self-congratulatory, insular, white middle class families. Furthermore, for all his moralizing he's clearly homophobic and sees women merely as sex objects. If you want genuinely intelligent comedy try Chris Rock's earlier concert films, and if you want explicit comedy try Bill Hick's later albums. More to the point, they are both - along with Pryor - much, much funnier.

Holiday Inn (Special Edition) [1942] [DVD]
Holiday Inn (Special Edition) [1942] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bing Crosby
Offered by qualityfilmsfromuk
Price: £10.29

65 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puttin' On The Ritz, 7 Jan 2005
Just thought I ought to point out that one of the extras - the documentary "A Couple of Song and Dance Men" - features Astaire's otherwise unavailable "Puttin' On The Ritz" from Blue Skies, COMPLETE and UNEDITED. Seeing as it is, in my opinion, the greatest dance number he ever did - which is saying a LOT - it makes the DVD worth buying for that alone. Watch it and weep.
...oh, and Holiday Inn is fantastic too.

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