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Eddie Izzard - Unrepeatable

Eddie Izzard , John Gordillo  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eddie Izzard
  • Directors: John Gordillo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: EPITAPH/WEA
  • DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00065HKFM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,429 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"Unrepeatable" was recorded at the Albery Theatre in March of 1994 for a limited sold-out engagement of seven weeks, where he played to 34,000 fans. He won rave reviews all around. According to the UK national daily The Independent: "If all the awards and nominations have gone to his head, Izzard's performance does not show it. When he pulls up in mid-flow there is the same sense you get with Robin Williams sometimes, of the audience racing to catch up with a mind that moves too quickly for them." Subjects comprised in this one-man show include: "New Improved Dyslexia," "Bizarre Wash," "Secret Magicians," "Dopey Politicians," "Jumpy Spiders," "Men In Dresses," "God's Creatures," "Aqua Zimmer Frame," "Horror Movies," "Star Trek" and "Do Earwigs Make Chutney?" EXTRAS: Audio commentary/Trivia track/Subtitled in French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Danish/Photo gallery/Bleeped audio track.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars decent Izzard November 24, 2004
Personally, i don't think Eddie Izzard is better than he is in Dressed to Kill. However, for fans of Eddie, this is a very solid performance. It was done in 1994, but none of the material is dated as he focuses more on universal things (like Star Trek) than on topical things.

The audio sounds a bit tinny, as if they were recording from the speakers (the audio on later performances is much better).

That aside, being that its an older show, you might not have heard some of these jokes. You also get to have a look at how Mr. Izzard's shtick has developed, though it was very funny even then.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! January 4, 2005
This is right up there with "Dressed to Kill". It is a great addition to any Eddie Izzard library. Yes, the sound is not that great, but well worth the purchase. I have watched this one over and over again, it is that funny. The man is so quick with his wit and so intelligent that together he would be hard to go up against in a conversation of any subject. He has an amazing mind. He is definitely one of the best!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Earwhigs Make Chutney"- Solid, Vintage Izzard June 2, 2006
Those familiar with Eddie Izzard's relaxed, stream-of-consciousness style will find this performance enjoyable. Newcomers will take a few moments to adjust to it though, as Izzard's English material (a line about Devon gets a big laugh) and transvestitism may throw them a bit.

This is a 1994 show, and even then, Izzard's "Star Trek" material must have been dated. But the man is so affable, by the time he's talking about different settings for phasers, you're chuckling in spite of yourself. Other bits are even more far-fetched: If bees make honey, why don't earwhigs make chutney? Good stuff.

HOT TIP: Izzard has a tendency to mumble, and some of his best lines are barely audible asides, so turn the subtitles "on."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie is just all right with me . . . August 8, 2006
I've tried to explain Eddie Izzard to people who haven't seen him, and there's just no way you can capture that particular mix of smarts, physical humor, and witty junctures, while mixing in his image as an out transvestite. What an original. It's no wonder he is huge with his fans.

I've seen later shows and probably laughed louder, but this West End performance from earlier in his career, 1994, does not disappoint. Made from a single performance (rather than assembled from the best parts of several), there are moments that don't quite work, but given Izzard's style of delivery, these are even comic and you wouldn't want to miss them.

Often compared to the brilliance of Robin Williams, Izzard is all himself and nobody else. This particular DVD actually has a commentary of Izzard talking about his own performance (recorded about 10 years later) and a silly "trivia commentary" with odd facts about the subject matter he is discussing, e.g., that in Holland it is illegal to shop in a grocery store without a cart? (That can't be true. . .)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Izzard out there November 6, 2006
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I admit, the audio on this DvD is of low quality, but if all you are doing is watching it there shoulden't be a problem hearing what Izzard is saying. Before I saw this I would have said that Dressed to Kill or Glorious was the mans best show but this one takes that cake. The dog fetching the stick part had me laughing so hard my step-father came in my room to ask if I was ok, and I have never had him do that before over anything. If possible I would have given this a 10/5!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funniest man on the planet June 27, 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this show and I give Eddie and the content five stars, but whoever was responsible for the audio recording should be drawn and quartered. It is very difficult to hear a good bit of what is being said and I found myself constantly raising the TV volume, and even "rewound" the DVD to try and catch a couple of parts on a second go-round. Lousy soundtrack aside, I will be adding this DVD to my collection. The great comedy outshines the problem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Eddie! June 2, 2008
I had bought DTK & Glorious previously and became an Eddie fanatic and bought this one too. As previous reviews have stated though not to the high standards of DTK & Glorious still well worth the purchase. If you are feeling down put on Eddie and I guarrantee you'll feel better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very funny August 30, 2006
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If doesn't come close to Dressed to Kill, but since I hadn't watched that one for at least a year, Unrepeatable was very funny. We enjoyed Eddie's wonderful sense of humor as always.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Eddie Izzard and really enjoyed Unrepeatable but this was ...
LOVE Eddie Izzard and really enjoyed Unrepeatable but this was filmed before Eddie slowed down a bit and found his legendary timing for asides and extemporaneous flights of fancy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by EC Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars come on.... its eddie
disclaimer... i love eddie ... fangirl all the way... he is smart... he is funny ... and he has good taste in clothes for his body type... eddie is always a good time
Published 3 months ago by dawn
2.0 out of 5 stars Only fair E. IZZARD
This DVD is of a very early Eddie Izzard show done in Great Britain. If you're a huge fan of Izzard it's worth seeing once, just to see the roots of all his best stuff. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Woody Woodyard
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Material Knocked Me Silly
Maybe Eddie Izzard is an acquired taste. Slo what if he's wearing mascara, lipstick and nail polish? Read more
Published 20 months ago by This am us
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie Izzard FANtastic...
I am a huge Eddie Izzard fan! I have watched this DVD over and over and especially had fun with the commentary on, which he does himself. Read more
Published on September 16, 2011 by Sylvan Forest
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Show
Another great live show by Eddie Izzard. Not as funny as Dressed to Kill, and the production value isn't as good, but he is always a pleasure to watch, and always brings a tear to... Read more
Published on July 11, 2011 by RogueDom
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE EDDIE!!!
GREAT comedian!!! Love all of his stand up shows, own almost all his DVD's seen him live in Miami!! GREAT SHOW!!! This DVD is a must have!
Published on June 16, 2010 by Jillian I. Christian
5.0 out of 5 stars love love love this man.
eddie izzard, transvestite or not.. is the funniest man i have ever heard. if you want a little preview, check him out at [...]you will not be dissapointed, i can promise you!
Published on November 12, 2009 by carrie davis
5.0 out of 5 stars As usual, a masterpiece of comedy
Eddie Izzard can do no wrong in my estimation. He is the funniest man alive!
Published on September 14, 2009 by Judy H. Woodfill
5.0 out of 5 stars eddie rocks
Not the best audio DVD of Eddie, but that photo on the front is just adorable. Newbies should stick with Dress To Kill. Fans need this for their collection.
Published on February 19, 2009 by Jane Holland
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