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"Breaking the Rules" (1987/49 mins.) at Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas
"Family Entertainment Hour" (1991/49 mins.) at the Wiltern Theatre
"Outlaws of Comedy" (1990/47 mins.) in San Francisco
"Live in Vegas" (1991/72 mins) 1st half, comedy. 2nd half, rock music.
"Brother Sam: A Tribute" (1993) features interviews with Kinison's brother Bill and close friend Rodney Dangerfield, plus some classic routines.
BONUS stand-up performance (75 mins.)
BONUS stand-up performance at Bally's Hotel (71 mins.)
BONUS stand-up performance (42 mins.)
A photo slideshow, mostly featuring images you've seen throughout the set.
WHAT'S MISSING: Although I'm a big fan, I'm not a completist, so to be honest, I'm not sure. Most notably, I think his HBO special "Banned" is missing, and I'm not sure whether this set has all the extras from the other dvds or not. I'll leave that to the other hardcore fans to fill in.
I do know that at $7.87 plus shipping, it's far and away the best Kinison value currently on Amazon.
rather than content. Number 1 disc is older and more of what we expected of Sam Kinison.
If you are familiar with him, then this will likely be a favorite of yours, as it has come to be for me. If you are new to him, you should know that this guy was known for nasty, put it in your face humor about sex: having sex, giving sex, sex in marriage, sex, sex, sex. This would probably be rated X for language. He does not beat around the bush! If you are easily offended, this would not be for you. But, if you like this type of humor, you will always be laughing. I saw him in person, in Atlanta, at the Fox Theatre, before he was killed in a vehicle wreck, while on his way to a gig. Sam's timing is impecable and his words are carefully chosen to deliver a great laugh. This man rolled with traveling preachers in his humble beginning which gave him a great start getting and keeping the attention of his audiences. At the end of his life, he also rolled with heavy metal bands. And, in this performance, Sam shows that he can also play guitar with them. He is also known for making fun of marriage and the women who gave him heartache. He tells about life as we know it...at any age...at any decade of time, his remarks are relavent. Since he is gone, this is the best way to remember him. Rock on.
The most glaring omission from this 2-DVD set is "Banned", which was recorded in 1990 as Sam's second HBO special, but was not aired on HBO. "Banned" is difficult to find on DVD and contains all three of Sam's music videos--cover versions of the Trogg's "Wild Thing" with Jessica Hahn and various 1980s heavy metal stars; the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb" with Ozzy Osbourne and David Faustino #aka Bud Bundy#; and Mountain's "Mississippi Queen". I suppose a completely comprehensive DVD set of Sam's comedy career would also require video from his appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Late Nite with David Letterman, his two appearances on Saturday Night Live, his cameo role as the history professor in Rodney Dangerfield's film "Back To School", and his role as Al Bundy's guardian angel in the two-part "Married...With Children" Christmas episodes.
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You get to see Sam at some of his best as well as some of his not so great shows. You can watch as the fame gradually consumes him to where he's just another spectacle or almost... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jerry R Bruce
If you want to see ALL of the very best of Sam Kinison. This is the one for you. Includes:
- Breaking All The Rules
- Family Entertainment Hour
- Bonus Footage... Read more