Bill Maher - New Rules
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Collected from one of the most popular segments of the acclaimed HBO Original Series Real Time with Bill Maher, New Rules takes steady aim at well, just about everything in sight, bringing in the hosts incisive wit and hilarious asides. Bill Maher: New Rules brings these cleverly conceived barbs to DVD for the first time, along with some brilliant bonus feature editorials that you're unlikely to find in the pages of your local newspaper.]]>
- Bonus "editorials"
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I agree with other reviewers who have criticized the relatively high list price and/or the incomplete presentation of what was originally broadcasted in the "new rules" segment of the first three seasons of his HBO show. Yet when I get to the bottom line -- is this DVD funny? -- in my opinion the answer is consistently yes. The edits from gag to gag are as smooth as can be, and there's several bits of other material from his show to offer comic relief -- so to speak -- from the "new rules" segments. Even if you know the "punch line" of the rules, the inspired rapport that Bill has with his studio audience carries over to the DVD, making it an entertaining option for those of us who enjoy Bill's not-PC humor (which is not surprisingly rated TV-MA). Although I'd recommend his live performance DVDs first, NEW RULES is a welcome addition to what is available by Bill Maher on video.
It's true that the actual DVD is only 45 minutes, though there is bonus material that pretty much doubles the length. But they are all edited-down less-funny versions, they are interrupted by the occasional non-new rule sketch, and they are completely overshadowed by frequent cut-aways to a fake audience laughing (these are clips from different seasons, but it's the same audience with some way over-acting extras) which was completely unnecessary.
When I picked it up I was super excited, and less than half way into it, I felt sick. What a waste. Get the book instead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a Bill Maher fan, and did not like this DVD. It is a collection of outdated blurbs from his HBO show. I saw Bill in person and laughed the whole time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by GMB
To me New Rules is the best part of Bill Maher. I was hoping for a best of and it is here. Can't wait to buy the next batch of New Rules.Published 22 months ago by Bob Lasky
As I said Bill Maher is a tell it like it is guy. This is the best. Amazon always is good at the sellers they pick and the dvd are always goo. ThanksPublished on October 9, 2013 by Carolyn