- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 23, 2004
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Richard Pryor Monologue (27 minutes)
- Roast Segement (42 minutes)
- Scripts for Unfilmed Scenes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 04/09/2004
"[I]t's still fascinating to watch."
Uncut - 10/01/2005
"Pryor's material has aged well."
After hosting a highly successful special on NBC in 1977, Richard Pryor was offered a ten-week contract by the network to present his own show. However, bizarre scheduling problems and Pryor's paranoia concerning his abilities meant that it only ran to four shows. Although the ratings didn't manage to live up to expectations, the shows have subsequently undergone something of a critical rehabilitation, and are now regarded to be amongst Pryor's best work. Combining a mixture of political satire and his inimitable rapier wit, Pryor worked with a variety of special guests on the shows to produce some classic comedic subject matter which still resonates to this day. Guests include John Belushi, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, and many others.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Richard's 1977 NBC special and 4 series episodes and one of the most talked-about comedy shows ever, this hilarious collection of classic laughs became a legend during its showings on NBC and now returns on DVD for a new generation! Guests include John Belushi and Maya Angelou, Cast Members include Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society), Sandra Bernhard (Without You I'm Nothing), Shirley Hemphill (What's Happening!!), Paul Mooney (Hollywood Shuffle), LaWanda Page (Sanford and Son), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Marsha Warfield (Night Court) and Peter Cullen (The Tigger Movie).
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