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Sam Kinison: Unleashed!

4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Fans... both old and new... have cause for celebration with the DVD release of Sam Kinison: Unleashed! This pack includes two HBO Specials: Sam Kinison Breaking the Rules and Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour. Also included is never-beforeseen footage which will be released for the first time on DVD. Along with being voted on the top 20 all-time Comedy Central s Stand- Up Comedian list and VH-1 Top Comedians list, Sam was in a class by himself. These releases will blow-away the Kinison fan...and will be a musthave collectible for Sam s established fan base!

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Product Details

  • Actors: Sam Kinison
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LJMAH0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,988 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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By Ben Sumner on January 28, 2009
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Sam Kinison: Unleashed, features three acts from different parts of Sam's career. "Breaking the Rules" was filmed in 1987 and shows Sam on the stage with his beret, microphone and gargantuous scream. He tears through classic bits such as being married twice and the life of Jesus Christ. "Family Entertainment Hour," filmed in 1991, shows a 'clean' Sam (off cocaine, according to him) with a rock band, walking wife Malika and her sister Sabrina around on leashes. Here he tackles subjects such as rap music sucking (right before introducing rapper Ice T in the crowd) and Richard Simmons.

Die hard fans of Sam Kinison will buy this DVD but won't find much new here, but casual fans will enjoy some vintage Sam. Anyone who has heard any of Sam's four cds - Louder Than Hell (1986), Have You Seen Me Lately? (1988), Leader of the Banned (1990) and Live from Hell (1993) - will certainly hear some of the same jokes on this DVD.

The bonus material is a poorly filmed set (sometimes with inaudible audio) of Sam lazily doing some of the very same jokes from the two other features.

Overall, though, for a man who has been dead for 17 years, Kinison's voice was loud enough to echo into 2009.
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I had seen "Breaking the Rules" way back when I was in High School. I thought it was great then. The other on here, well, when he's out there with a band I was worried, but then the comedy kicked in and all was good. I've never laughed this hard. Sam on CD is WAAAAAY different than Sam live. Sam on CD is good, but this is even better. With Sam, it's better when you have the visual. Sit back and laugh.
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I picked this up yesterday and took it home putting it into the player as soon as I walked in the door. I ended up watching it 3 times in one day. I laughed so hard. I am 38 and remember his performances from late-night tv and seeing these 2 performances on DVD was so cathartic. I laughed until I cried sometimes. There are outtakes that people have said the sound faded but that's why they were outtakes. If you listen, you will still get the jokes even though they sound fades in and out. Mic's in those days were not as good as today. You can't blame Sam for the equipment.
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Very entertaining although some viewers would be alarmed if they don't have thick skin. Sam was surely the KING of SCREAMERS.
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It arrived fine, but the content is not that good - the Breaking the Rules is the same as that video, but the other is Sam Kinison playing in a rock band - pretty weak.
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sam kinison was a wild man. always enjoyed his sense of humor. this video is a very good example.
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this is classic sam, some of the material is old, and the quality is not very good,(sound fades slightly) but it is a inside look at the genius of a legend that is still missed today. Sam was a professional at his craft and even when he was a little trashed, he could get his feet under him and end up giving a good performance. the timeline of this material in conjuction with other work he has done helps you figure out this comedic icon. Great DVD for your sam kinison collection.
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