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4.0 out of 5 stars "Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues With This 'USA-ONLY' Title...
Most of the reviews are for the 'DVD'. But if you want to buy this on BLU RAY and you live in the UK or Europe - there's a problem...

This American Only IFC Films BLU RAY is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Another title denied us by the crap of Region Coding. Joan would be...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Driven
This film is simple in concept. The makers followed Joan Rivers for a year, filming her every move as they went and these edited highlights give us a window into her life. It's far from being the most interesting doumentary I have ever seen but it left me with two strong memories. Firstly how driven Ms Rivers is and secondly finding out that this woman who works...
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues With This 'USA-ONLY' Title..., 18 Mar 2014
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Mark Barry "Mark Barry" - See all my reviews
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Most of the reviews are for the 'DVD'. But if you want to buy this on BLU RAY and you live in the UK or Europe - there's a problem...

This American Only IFC Films BLU RAY is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Another title denied us by the crap of Region Coding. Joan would be rightly outraged...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Woman To Admire, 4 Sep 2014
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prisrob "pris," (New England USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work [DVD] (DVD)
On this day of Joan River's death, take an hour to watch her documentary. It is a record of one year in her life . She shows us warts and all.

Much of what people say about Joan is the calibre of her jokes. She often said what we wanted to but didn't dare. I liked her. Her staff loved her. In this documentary we see her staff. Her manager is no longer with her. Truthfully he looked a little sleazy. However, what mattered the most to Joan was her daughter, Melissa and her grandson, Cooper. They will miss her immeasurably. She was beloved by many of her peers, and her work stands for itself. This documentary will be an eye opener for many who did not know her. She is a woman not to be taken lightly.

This year in her life is a wonderful sight. What struck me was her work schedule. She hated an empty page, to her it meant no one loved her. She came from a loving home, but as we all know her husband committed suicide, and this was an issue for her and her daughter, Melissa. However, her success meant a lot to many. She put many of her staff's children through private school. Who does that?

A friend said that he can see Joan a Rivers and Robin Williams wherever they are, laughing uproariously over each other's dirty jokes. A wonderful memory.

Recommended. prisrob 09-04-14
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, Emotional and Brutally Honest, 16 Dec 2010
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Joan Rivers is a living comedy legend! I'm 16 and I think she's 10x funnier than half of the 'modern day' comediennes, and whilst we see her bravado on tv, her humour and jokes made of herself as well as her brutal opinions and public roastings from others we never see whats behind the curtain..this is without a doubt one of the best documentaries I have ever seen! Joan has seen some real trauma in life and still struggles to go on in life with her career, the camera is almost non stop rolling sometimes you forget you're watching it on dvd and feel more like you're watching it first person. It offers in sight into how Joan feels about things, how she deals with them and how she goes on in life despite everything thats happened. This dvd allows you to see a true celebrity in her true form, and we see just how talented she is, in every aspect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Driven, 11 Jun 2012
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This film is simple in concept. The makers followed Joan Rivers for a year, filming her every move as they went and these edited highlights give us a window into her life. It's far from being the most interesting doumentary I have ever seen but it left me with two strong memories. Firstly how driven Ms Rivers is and secondly finding out that this woman who works ceaselessly, who craves popularity and success, who to my eyes looks pretty good if a little like a "real doll" is 75 years old. If I have half her energy when I am that old I will be a happy man! It's absolutely astonishing to see a woman of that age depressed unless her diary is anything less than packed out (we are talking multiple appointments every day) at a time of her life when she should be taking it easy. Part of me admires her spirit, the other half of me feels that she should get some perspective. But ultimately if she gives people pleasure and enjoys what she is doing, who am I to comment.

Worth a watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and a must-see documentary, 31 Dec 2010
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Love or hate Joan Rivers, this is a totally must-see film. It shows her vulnerability, her difficult life but, above that, her surprisingly true work ethic and truly great spirit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raw. Honest. Funny, 11 Jan 2014
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I love Joan Rivers' comedy. Super humour. This documentary, however, showed a completely different side to Joan. It is so raw and honest that you get to see a little bit more of Joan herself. Definitely a must watch for anyone who enjoys great comedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking and hilarious, 3 Dec 2012
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a year in the life of Joan Rivers - what a trooper - and is that house for REAL ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inside The Life Of An Icon, 7 Nov 2012
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A delightful and honest peek into the current life of one of the planet's funniest people.

An absolute must for all Joan Rivers fans.

I recently met her in real life and can honestly say she is what she is. Funny, clever, gracious and incredibly hard working. She treats her fans like gold, which is good. Because we think she is a diamond !

The DVD also has lots of extra scenes which is a real bonus.

Super.
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5.0 out of 5 stars joan rivers a piece of work, 29 Nov 2011
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Brill documentary everyone sIhould watch this !!! Gives u a great inside to her as a person too enjoy and see her on tour while u can this Oct as it could be the last
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true living legend!, 23 Oct 2011
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I was lucky enough to catch this fascinating documentary late one night on television, and afterwards I was so compelled to buy the DVD. The story is of survival, but with just the right amount of wit and grace. A wonderful incite into what it takes to survive, and triumph, in the cruel world of show business.

Joan Rivers is a true Piece of Work...

DRN - Ireland
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